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Bois de Vincennes

293 avenue Dausmenil, Paris, France
+33 1 43 28 41 59
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“large park” (5 reviews)
“floral park” (3 reviews)
293 avenue Dausmenil, Paris, France
Bercy / Nation
293 avenue Dausmenil, Paris, France
+33 1 43 28 41 59
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Reviewed 7 November 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

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Reviewed 25 September 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 3 September 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 10 August 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 9 August 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 21 April 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

Thank Marrakesh2012
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I ran through this park during the Paris Marathon and was very impressed. It is a huge park with lots of greenery. It feels a very far away from the hustle and bustle of Paris and a lovely escape from the city.

Thank KeenanL
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Bois de Vincennes covers a vast area to the West of Paris, sprawling across 995ha (almost 4 square miles). Although it has some specific attractions, such as the zoo, it's mainly best for just walking or cycling around, free from the traffic and pollution...More

Thank MKMapman
Reviewed 27 March 2017

There is a castle, a lake where you can go rowing, a zoo and lots of flower gardens. Extensive hiking and biking areas. Lots to see and do. Oh and don't miss the Foire de Trone if you are in town in the spring. It's...More

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Beautiful park. Great people watching - so many interesting folks enjoying the place. We rented a boat and paddled around - had an absolutely great time. Parisians are serious about their parks - if you spend any time there, they're really near the top of...More

Thank yoda2009
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
7 October 2015|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
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