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Bois de Vincennes

Bois de Vincennes is the largest park in Paris. The Paris Zoo and the Chateau de Vincennes are its two major attractions. The Bois de Vincennes features too a lovely lake with canoes and nice restaurants. Paris gardens.

Bois de Vincennes facts

Bois de Vincennes is a 995 hectares Parisian park on the eastern edge of Paris. Bois de Vincennes is a major Paris recreational area. Its cycle lanes and lawns are flooded with parisians looking for fresh air when the weather is hot.

Bois de Vincennes is open 24/24. The Vincennes town north of it is well connected to Paris top sights by metro line 1. We therefore recommend Vincennes for a stay in the city.

Bois de Vincennes in Paris
Bois de Vincennes in Paris

Bois de Vincennes history

Bois de Vincennes and Bois de Boulogne were created in the second half of the 19th century by Baron Haussman and inspired by Hyde Park and Regent Park in London.

Haussman's legacy includes many famous Paris boulevards and these two exceptional recreational areas.

Bois de Vincennes is the remains of an old royal forest, as testifies the interesting medieval Vincennes Castle.

Paris Zoo is in Bois de Vincennes
Paris Zoo is in Bois de Vincennes

Visit Bois de Vincennes

The Paris Zoo (Parc Zoologique de Vincennes) and Vincennes Castle are the two major attractions of Bois de Vincennes. As a complement, go canoeing on Daumesnil Lake or jogging through the woods. We also warmly recommend the Chalet des Iles restaurant.

Paris metro for Vincennes Castle: Chateau de Vincennes metro station, line 1. For Paris Zoo, Chalet des Iles and Daumesnil Lake : Porte Doree metro station, line 8.

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Chateau de Vincennes in Bois de Vincennes
Chateau de Vincennes in Bois de Vincennes
Paris Zoo is in Bois de Vincennes

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