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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.
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293 avenue Dausmenil, 75012 Paris, France
Bercy / Nation
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+33 1 43 28 41 59
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Reviewed 11 January 2019

One of the two forets in Paris. The foret is quite big and much less crowded than Bois de Boulogne. Good place for a walk and a jogging.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Zhengfsrm
Reviewed 6 January 2019

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank jamesbregman
Reviewed 4 January 2019

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 24 November 2018

There are green spaces, paths for running/walking/biking, playgrounds, a picturesque temple and a lot of geese.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nmh632
Reviewed 13 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sydney221
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

The enormous park on the east side of Paris, most noted for the zoo and row boats on the lake. Also the site of the Foire du Trone each spring. You can get lost here.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Very nice park to spend a few hours in. We also rented a boat to go around the lake. All in all it's clean, quiet, and great to spend some time outdoors.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ZedDubai
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sydneyloner
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Nice environment! Lots of people but everyone is very respectful. I suggest to take the boats is a nice experience.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Adrian F
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Sue P
6 October 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.
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Karina L
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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
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