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Bois de Vincennes

293 avenue Dausmenil, Paris, France
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Ranked #155 of 788 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Parks
Activities: Running, Biking
Description: This large park on Paris's eastern side includes the Château de Vincennes and a popular zoo among its many attractions.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We loved being able to rent cycles right outside. We went through the park and covered most of it because of the bike. There are a few places you cannot cycle in there. It's one of the most beautiful parks I've been to - outside Paris. You can row, you can have picnics, the flowers are so lovely. Try to... More

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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I don't recommend you to in the wood of Vincennes because you have a lot of pick pocket and homeless and young people, that's scare tourist, I prefer the wood of Boulogne !

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San Francisco, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Bios de Vincennes has a Botonical Gardens which is wonderful relaxing park to walk and enjoy the day. Birding here has been good also. We have I.D. over 40 bird species here in just four days. Today there was a no charge Jazz concert the performer was Didert Lockwood a violinist.

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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I have never been to Bois de Vincennes, and have fallen in love with it on the first visit. If you do not have your own bike, there is a bike rental possibility near Lac Dore. We took bikes out for 2 hour cycling and loved every second of it. Around the lake there is quite a few people (you... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

One of many Paris parks that Haussmann revamped in the 1850s. The park is the largest in Paris and very beautiful (but not my favorite). You can stroll around Lac Daumesnil or Lac des Minimes and feed the ducks or relax and read a book. There is a restaurant in the park if you want to sit and have food... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Went there to spend the day, lovely place, lots of people in swimwear. Great place to pack a blanquet, cheese, some wine and just sit back and relax under any shadow next to the lovely gate. TOPTIP: hold your ground if a pack of ducks come at you!!!!

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Englewood, Florida
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169 reviews 169 reviews
99 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The trails are nice to walk on and full of trees and birds! We walked around a small lake and saw 2 beautiful swans with 2 signets. Next we saw a line of Canada Geese slowly floating along. You may sit on the many park benches in the shade or the sun and just "freeble" , which is to do... More

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Conway, Arkansas, United States
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133 reviews 133 reviews
58 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This place is huge and is a great place to run. The park features a nice combination of soft surface and hard surface trails. This urban park is so big that I actually got lost while running in the park. Possibly the best place in Paris to do a long run.

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Niagara Falls
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252 reviews 252 reviews
153 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Chateau de Vincennes is often overlooked by tourists. It is a marvelous day trip just at the end of the line 1 metro. The chateau is made up of a church, the donjon of St. Louis and the main donjon built by Charles V. The main fort has numerous levels and all of them are available to be visited. There... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Take advantage of Paris's excellent bike system - Velib, and ride along rue Daumesnil all the way to Bois de Vincennes where you will find kilometres of woodland, lakes, soccer grounds, cafés, horse riding, foxes, playgrounds, sporting clubs and of course the famous Parc Floral ( botanical gardens) and Chateau de Vincennes. Pack a raincoat if travelling in spring as... More

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