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Bois de Vincennes

Bois de Vincennes, Paris © OTCP - Catherine Thiebault

The Bois de Vincennes is the capital's second largest 'green lung', after the Bois de Boulogne. It is located in the east...

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Bois de Vincennes

75012 Paris

District : Bois de Vincennes

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Description
The Bois de Vincennes is the capital's second largest 'green lung', after the Bois de Boulogne. It is located in the east of Paris, on the edge of the 12th arrondissement. Many organizations based in the Bois de Vincennes enable visitors to find out more about the wood and get a closer look at its wildlife; the École du Breuil and its arboretum, the Jardin d'agronomie tropicale, the Ferme de Paris, the Maison Paris Nature, ornithological reserves, etc. The Chateau de Vincennes, a magnificent example of medieval architecture, remains the wood's most notable monument, open every day. There are plenty of chances to relax, have fun or play sport. The Parc Floral is a family paradise with its play areas, including 18-hole mini golf, slides and ping-pong tables. The Parc Floral also offers many free events, especially in the summer; Paris Jazz Festival, the 'Pestacles' festival, Festival Classique au Vert ... On one of the lakes, visitors can go for a boat ride, and fans of horse racing can bet at the racecourse. The Bois de Vincennes is an unmissable place to explore on foot, by bike, alone, as a couple, with friends or as a family!
Bois de Vincennes, Paris © OTCP - Catherine Thiebault

Bois de Vincennes

© OTCP - Photographe : Catherine Thiebault

Paris, Bois de Vincennes, balade en barque © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Bois de Vincennes barque

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Paris Jazz Festival, Parc Floral de Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Paris jazz festival Vincennes

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Jeux d'enfants au Bois de Boulogne, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Bois de Boulogne

© OTCP - Photographe : Amélie Dupont

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Statute

Municipal

Services and facilities of the establishment
Services

Photos allowed, Restaurant

Restaurant

The Bois de Vincennes has 2 restaurants: 'Le Chalet des Îles Daumesnil': www.lechaletdesiles.com 'Le Plateau de Gravelle': www.plateaudegravelle.fr

Miscellaneous

Fishing possible. Contact the 'Amicale des pêcheurs du bois de Vincennes': 19 avenue de la porte de Charenton - 75012 - Tel: +33 (0) 1 43 45 26 09, Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm.

Business area
Number of meeting rooms

0

Number of private rooms

0

Room rental

No

Entrance fees and modalities
Independent tour

Marionnettes de Paris: €3.50 per person. Boat hire: €12/hour (1 or 2 people) and €13/hour (3 or 4 people). For more information call +33 (0) 1 43 28 19 20. Parc Floral: €5.50 (reduced rate €2.75) during events.

Free

The wood is free to access. Ferme de Paris: free entry.

Free for young people and children

The wood is free to access. Ferme de Paris: free entry.

Opening times
Opening times

The wood is open 24/7. The 'Ferme de Paris' is open on Saturdays and Sundays. The 'Marionnettes de Paris': Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 3.30pm-4.30pm (every day during school holidays in the Paris region). Boat hire on Lac Daumesnil is open every day from 9.30am-8pm. Parc Floral: 9.30am-6.30pm in winter, 9.30am-8pm in summer.

Exceptional opening

1 January, Easter, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, 8 May, Whitsuntide, Whit Monday, 14 July, 15 August, 1 November, 11 November, 25 December

Address details
Bois de Vincennes

Bois de Vincennes
75012 Paris
GPS : 48.8329459 / 2.434256600000026434256600000026

Telephone : - Fax :

Website : www.paris.fr/pratique/paris-au-vert/bois-de-vincennes/p6566

Access

District : Bois de Vincennes

  • Subway Porte Dorée
  • Bus 46, 87, 111, 112, 180, 281, 325