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Bois de Vincennes

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Address: 293 avenue Dausmenil, Paris, France
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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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Fresh air for all the family

Everyone's heard of the Bois de Boulogne but there's another large area of green heaven to the east of Paris. The Bois de Vincennes is a vast park with large wooded areas, large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited after walking the Promenade Plantee so we only touched on this huge park. We explored the area around the lake. It was nice to sit after our walk and enjoy the peacocks.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

I walked 11km in the Bois de Vincennes today and besides the lovely scenery I was intrigued by the ability to be amongst people (families; walkers; horse riders; runners) or to find solitude along long quiet pathways or secluded tree shaded spots. A perfect suburban scenic solitude or socializing spot!

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San Francisco, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Back in the day this place was where hookers were found in abundance, not today... This is the big green lung of Paris and has miles of walkways and places to explore. On weekends families throng here and parking is hard. During the week not so busy, and on a sunny day a great place for a stroll.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

This is a very good park in the city.A very big park.A very good place to go for a walk and enjoy fresh air.If you have time go for a walk.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This park is just wonderful! Just relax and chill when the weather is hot! You should definitely try the Parc Floral, the lakes as well as the surrounding zoo and castle ;)

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Both buildings have been cleaned and are beautiful, I loved the keep or castle, really felt like old world. I walked to the park next door and walked another 20 minutes to the Platte raised walk way that is like The High Line in NY, follow it to the Bastille, great day

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Everyone's heard of the Bois de Boulogne but there's another large area of green heaven to the east of Paris. The Bois de Vincennes is a vast park with large wooded areas, large lakes, cycling trails, sports centres, a zoo - the list goes on. A few yards from the Metro (Chateau de Vincennes) just 15 minutes from the centre... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Bois de Vincennes is just that -- bois. It is a large wooded area with wide gravel/dirt paths that are good for jogging, dog-walking (mostly women for some reason with posh dogs), cycling and -- if a hot day -- for a picnic under the trees (no tables though). Since it is so large, I double-checked with one of the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This park is a quiet location away from the crowds. There is also a lot of birdlife. The park is relatively close to other sites of interest, including the Chateau de Vincennes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Only saw a bit of the huge park, but it was a great way to spend a hot afternoon in Paris. Others had mentioned via online reviews some unsavory characters in the park, but I saw mostly families and groups of school children while I was there. I do think it would be easy to get lost here - lots... More 

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Bercy / Nation
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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