Paris Zoo and the Vincennes Castle are two major attractions of Bois de Vincennes, a wood on the eastern side of Paris.
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. Vincennes town north of it is well connected to Paris top sights by metro line 1. We therefore recommend Vincennes for a Paris stay.
Top Paris gardens.
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.
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 (picture) 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.
Paris metro for Paris Zoo, Chalet des Iles and Daumesnil Lake : Porte Doree metro station, line 8.
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