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Bois de Vincennes

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Yes it was an accident that we got here. Wow, what a great place. Lovely gardens. Didn’t see the... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Sydney, Australia
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The enormous park on the east side of Paris, most noted for the zoo and row boats on the lake... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Thomas V
Oakland, California
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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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+33 1 43 28 41 59
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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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
Reviewed 10 May 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 28 April 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 26 April 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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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 neighbourhood where real Parisians make
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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.
Karina L
9 April 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