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Bois de Vincennes

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What a great spot

I visited this park twice during my morning runs, while visiting Paris. What a special place this... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2018
Luis M
Carcavelos, Lisboa, Portugal
Chateau and a zoo

This large park has a zoo in it, wow. Also in the park is the beautiful chateau de Vincennes, that... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2018
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This large park on Paris's eastern side includes the Château de Vincennes and a popular zoo among its many attractions.
293 avenue Dausmenil, 75012 Paris, France
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

I visited this park twice during my morning runs, while visiting Paris. What a special place this is!! It has a quite large pond and, in the mornings, it's quite a calm and relaxing spot. Lot's of fellow runners too.

Thank Luis M
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

A large park in the 12th with adjacent zoo, we did not visit the zoo, which we visited on a very warm weekend when it appeared half the people in Paris had the same idea. Not as much shade as I expected and what shade...More

3  Thank jsthouston
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

This large park has a zoo in it, wow. Also in the park is the beautiful chateau de Vincennes, that is a great place to come and view. This is a good park with great attractions.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed March 6, 2018

Was here during the half marathon in march. The parc and area is big and really nice. Would love to come back for later springtime when it's all green and the weather is a bit warmer.

Thank Simen S
Reviewed November 7, 2017

I am so lucky to be living next to this park. I really enjoy taking my dog for long walks. The Bois can be a bit intimidating and it's easy to get turned around or lost. It's a good idea to have your cell phone...More

4  Thank Dave C
Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

At 995 hectares the park is enormous and offers something for everyone,,,zoo, flowers, boats and bikes for rent, walking trails, Bhuddist temple, and island restaurant. Lovely place to relax.

Thank Sweetwater
Reviewed September 2, 2017

This park is so relaxing and beautiful. We had a picnic here with the view of the lake and the Temple of Love. We then rented a boat and rowed around for an hour. Would definitely recommend to spend the day or half. Also a...More

Thank Klutch41
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Very good choice if you want some peace. Huge area with many activities, but here you can be just alone too. There are many paths to walk, run, cycle and so on. Easy to go by metro.

Thank Jondeli
Reviewed August 9, 2017

After visiting the Parc Floral de Paris, I walked a bit in the Bois de Vincennes, since that is where the Parc Floral is located. This is simply an enormous parc. I don't know if I could cover the entire thing on foot in several...More

Thank A M
Reviewed April 21, 2017

Bois de Vincennes at the Île de Reuilly is a great place to spend the day. You can bring your bicycle, a picnic basket, and a pair of binoculars and spend a relaxed day exercising and watching the birds that nest by the lake. The...More

1  Thank Marrakesh2012
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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
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Sue P
October 6, 2015|
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Fairly certain there is no bike rental at the Bois, however, there may be a bike rental at or near the Vincennes metro station. If not, it really is walkable - just will take a long, leisurely time.
Karina L
April 9, 2015|
Response from Chris B | Reviewed this property |
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