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Bois de Vincennes, Paris

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Bois de Vincennes features many beautiful footpaths and a Buddhist temple. It has a lake where rowboats are available to rent. The lake is home to many different kinds of birds, and is dotted with islands accessible by footbridge. Plan to visit Bois de Vincennes during your Paris vacation using our convenient Paris travel itinerary planner.
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  • 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 bir...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 wal...  more »