Park, garden, promenade

Bois de Vincennes

Bois de Vincennes - 75012 Paris

Bois de Vincennes - 12e Arrondissement


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!

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Restaurant


The Bois de Vincennes has 2 restaurants: 'Le Chalet des Îles Daumesnil': 'Le Plateau de Gravelle':

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

The wood is free for everyone.
The Ferme de Paris is free for everyone.
Marionnettes de Paris: €4.50 per person.
Boat hire: €13/hour (1 or 2 people) and €14/hour (3 or 4 people). For more information call +33 (0) 1 43 28 19 20.
Parc Floral: €2.50 (reduced rate €1.50) during events.


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

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
  • 1 May
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November
  • 25 December

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Bois de Vincennes

Bois de Vincennes
75012 Paris

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

Park, garden, promenade in the same district: Bois de Vincennes

Park, garden, promenade in the same arrondissement: 12th arrondissement

Park, garden, promenade in Paris and in the Paris Region: Park, garden, promenade

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