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Lac des Minimes, Paris

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Relax during a leisurely stroll at Lac des Minimes, an artificial lake in Bois de Vincennes. The crescent-shaped body of water covers 6 hectares (15 acres) and features three scenic islands. Set in a large green park with many old trees, the area offers scenic views and shelters families of ducks, squirrels, and even herons. Built upon the former 12th-century convent area of the Roman Catholic Order of Minims, the area was filled by water from Marne River in 1866. Get out on the lake with a paddleboat rental. With our online itinerary creator, Paris attractions like Lac des Minimes can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • While having long walk in Paris, it was beautiful stretch since the weather was a bit cold in March there  more »
  • Located in front of the INSEP, Minimes Lake is the 2nd spot of rental boats in the bois de Vincennes. These are flat and plastic, they are much lighter and faster than their equivalents of the Lake Daumesnil, but also less expensive. The course includes 3 impassable Islands, and is more varied: cascades, scopes larger and quieter, trunks of trees at the top of the water. Wildlife is as rich and varied as the Daumesnil. A moment of freshness when summer is untenable. Closed from late November to early March. School period: Wednesday, Saturday and holidays: 13:30-7:30 pm, Sunday: 11: 00 - 19:30 school holidays: open every day from 13:30 to 19:30, Sunday from 11 h to 19 h 30 rates for 1 h: €10 for 1 or 2 persons - € 12 for 3, 4 or 5 persons - bail: €10. Pets allowed.
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  • We live nearby so we often go around the Lake, walk or bike. It is better to avoid peak hours. There are full of birds
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