We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Well, actually, this was some years ago. We were renting an apartment in Vicennes and frequently rented bikes. We would ride through the forest and often ride to down town Paris, park the bikes and visit the city. This is the best way to actually...More
One of the green lungs of Paris, a huge park on the East side, with a zoo, the remnants of an international expo, lots of bike and hiking paths, a castle, and best of all, lakes where you can rent boats for rowing.
Bois de Vincennes is perfect for a stroll or a run at anytime of the day. It's larger than it looks with lots of pathways to explore. Great for taking a break away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Yes it was an accident that we got here. Wow, what a great place. Lovely gardens. Didn’t see the zoo, too busy walking but would spend more time next visit .. autumn colours everywhere... saw the little driverless Navette in the park. Strange looking. I...More
Really worth a half day walk or if you're as fit as the locals, a run or bike ride around. Very bushy with main pathways ans many sidewalks into the bushland. If you're into sunbath in natural style there is a designated area for nudists.
Hi - last week in Paris we went to the races at Longchamp (Bois du Boulogne) and it seemed pretty easy to just buy a ticket at the gate (5euros). Not sure if it will be more difficult in the height of summer but as with all... More
Hi - last week in Paris we went to the races at Longchamp (Bois du Boulogne) and it seemed pretty easy to just buy a ticket at the gate (5euros). Not sure if it will be more difficult in the height of summer but as with all things in Paris in tourist season, getting there early would be the key. Try the Paris Info website for contact details and info on times etc - for the Hippodrome de Vincennes, Paris.
Also very easy to get metro to Vincennes but it's a huge place so you might want to check if there's a courtesy bus from the Metro to the race track - there was one at Longchamps but as we were running a bit late we chose to get a taxi instead. Good luck and enjoy the races!
Are you sure you want to delete this answer?
Travel Forum Posts
An interesting stroll, perhaps (6 Replies)
Bon jour / bon soir It turns out that I am not going to Pere LaChaise on Sunday, June 2, after Clignancourt as my cousin, who is just arriving, wants to go later in the week. I'm based at the Hotel Carledez Cambronne 3 Place du Général Beuret 75015. Of course I don't have to stay nearby. I thinking of a visit to the Bois de Vincennes or a stroll down an interesting avenue perhaps. Do you all have any ideas or suggestion, s'il vous plait? Merci
May 04, 2013|
Response fromAnnette C|
If you want someplace closer to your home base, the Grenelle market on Sunday is a good one, too.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Bois de Boulogne or Bois d Vincennes? (10 Replies)
My husband and I have been to Paris more than once and this time we hope hope to spend a day in one of the parks. Would the Bois de Boulogne or the Bois de Vincennes be the best choice for two seniors who love to walk and people watch? Any other specific recommendations for things not to be missed in the woods? Thanks! Maureen
April 10, 2017|
In the day then, as the bois de Boulogne has always had a sulfurous reputation.
Gare de Lyon to Bois de Vincennes (9 Replies)
i want to walk along the Promenade Plantee from my hotel near Gare de Lyon to the Bois de Vincennes. Then, I want to visit the Chateau. Is there clear signage to get to the Chateau when I arrive? I would like to take a bus (rather than the metro; trying to stay above ground on this trip) to return to Gare de Lyon. The Chateau website says only certain buses (like the fairly direct #46) are available on certain days. Has anyone ever done this trip? Words of wisdom appreciated.
July 26, 2010|
If you walk along the Promenade Plantee you will arrive close to the bois de Vincennes western side but, unless you are familiar with maps (my Michelin paris par arrondissements has it on page 41) it is a bit confusing...you need to leave the promenade at boulevard Soult and walk south to Porte Doree where you enter the Vincennes park. Follow the wide path "avenue de Dausmesnil" within the park..it leads to the castle. You are talking about at least 2-2.5 km, AFTER walking along the whole...More