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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. Plan to visit Lac des Minimes and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Paris attractions using our Paris online route builder .
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  • In this period of the Indian summer it is really pleasant to walk around the Lake by observing many birds that inhabit this place. A nature reserve, located on an island, allows to preserve the human presence especially for the nested. On this day of full sun, autumn colors, make a particularly impressive festival with variants of the yellow red and green still present. The ELMS, the Fresnes, and other species inhabit the Lake and it is enchanting. In this season, the ducks are enjoying the pleasant temperature day. Also, people walk down the aisles and as the bar of the Lake is open take a break on the terrace.
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  • 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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  • Beautiful Lake for a walk or bike I really like this place because it's really quiet!
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  • Good walks
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  • Lovely place which offers many water activities (except swimming). Also ideal for runners - personal, that's where I calculate my VMA tour of the Lake.
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  • Perfect for a stroll on foot. Very frequent summer.
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  • For walkers, beautiful path around the Lake. For the romantics, weather, boats are available to
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