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Bois de Vincennes

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Address: 293 avenue Dausmenil, Paris, France
Activities: Biking, Running
Description: This large park on Paris's eastern side includes the Château de Vincennes...
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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We had some time in the morning to take a walk through this park and it was a delight. It has a lake in it where you can rent row boats, or plenty of grass that you can just lay... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We had some time in the morning to take a walk through this park and it was a delight. It has a lake in it where you can rent row boats, or plenty of grass that you can just lay on to soak up the sun. Even though there was a lot of activity, you could feel like you could... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We rented bikes and rode round these woods. There are some very picturesque parts, but there seems to be a lot of prostitutes hanging round the south end of the park - even at midday.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Had brunch here one Sunday and spent the whole day in these delightful woods. Great to have such a place in a bit city like Paris. There are crowded parts (with legions of joggers) but also quiet stretches of woodland. Another highlight is the Parc Floral, which is part of the bois de Vincennes.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The park is located on the eastside of Paris and occupies 10% of the total area of Paris (2459 acres or about 10 km2) To put this in perspective Richmond Park in London and Griffith Park in Los Angeles have 2091 and 2891 acres and Central Park in New York only 843 acres. The area was originally a forest and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Today, I spent a couple of hours walking in the Bois de Vincennes, on the eastern edge of Paris. Like the Bois de Boulogne, it was once a hunting reserve for the French nobility that was given over by Napoleon to the people of Paris for a recreation park. For whatever reason, it never had the cachet that the Bois... More 

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Boulder
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We walked into the park from our hotel (Hotel de la Porte Doree). We knew the park was large, but could never find a map inside the park to find the different sections I'd hoped to visit. The zoo is across the street, but we did not visit there. The paths through the woods are lovely. The lakes are very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It was a quick visit. Just enough time for a picnic lunch on banks of the Lac de Vincennes but can certainly see the charm and beauty of this large park. Looking forward to spending more time there in our next trip.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Wonderful and very large park. It's important that you know what you want to do before you go there even if you go by car. You have the chateau, the hippodrome, the zoo, football pitches etc etc. So plenty of space to walk, jog or cycle. We went to the parc floral de Paris, where we found wonderful playgrounds, rope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

One of two large parks in Paris that are on the west and East. The largest military building is on the north side of the park. During the Paris Marathon, the sunny running is made enjoyable by the sights including race tracks, riding competition arenas, and circus.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The Bois de Vincennes borders Paris on the east, and to the North of Charenton. It is easy to go there by subway or bus. Within the forest, one can find a zoo, a castle, a center that host floral and other types of exhibitions, as well as the hippodrome of Vivennes. The Foire du Trone is also taking place... More 

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Address: Address: 293 avenue Dausmenil, Paris, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Bercy / Nation

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Nestled between the Seine, Bastille, and Père Lachaise lies a peaceful side of town where wide avenues and impressive buildings accompany green spaces and small parks. Landscaped havens are plentiful, from the Bercy Park to La Coulée Verte and most impressively the Bois de Vincennes, which even contains a medieval castle on its doorstep. For an escape from the masses head to this calming neighborhood where real Parisians make their homes.
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