A Parisian oasis to enjoy with the family
Bois de Vincennes
The Bois de Vincennes, or Bois de Vincennes, is the largest green space of the hundred or so parks and gardens in Paris, covering nearly a thousand hectares .
Located to the east of the city, in the XIIe arrondissement, it was originally the private hunting area of the kings, currently it has several buildings of various kinds that allow you to spend a pleasant day.
What to see in the Bois de Vincennes
Originally built as a hunting lodge for Louis VII, this 14th and 16th century French chateau has many stories including births of monarchs, royal weddings, and even the Sainte-Chapelle de Vincennes was built here, where the relics of the Passion of Christ while preparing the space in the Sainte Chapelle in Paris.
Open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Zoo, lakes, temples and much more
Among other buildings that it houses are the Fort de Gravelle, the Paris Zoo, two gardens: one tropical and the other with flowers, a Buddhist temple, a theater, a velodrome and a hippodrome . In addition to the four lakes : Daumesnil, Gravelle, Minimes and Saint-Mandé.
If you are in Paris with children, the place has many activities for families , in addition to the play areas around the park: rink for bicycles and skates, boat rides, puppet theater and even a merry-go-round (carousel).
In this large park, nature, history, French architecture and Buddhist harmony are perfectly combined. A good option to relax and enjoy.
The entrance to the park is free. The castle and the zoo are paid.
75012 Paris, France
24 hours, although the individual attractions operate with specific hours
How To Reach?
To arrive by public transport: train line A and metros 1 and 8. Metro: Porte Dorée, Porte de Charenton, Liberté and Château de Vincennes stations.
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