Bois de Vincennes

Local nameBois de Vincennes
Location12th arrondissement of Paris, France

The Bois de Vincennes, located on the eastern edge of Paris, is the largest public park in the city. It was created between 1855 and 1866 by Emperor Napoleon III.

The park is next to the Château de Vincennes, a former residence of the Kings of France. It contains an English landscape garden with four lakes; a zoo; an arboretum; a botanical garden; a hippodrome or horse-racing track; a velodrome for bicycle races; and the campus of the French national institute of sports and physical education. The park is known for prostitution after dark.

Tags HippodromeStrolling AreaEnglish GardenParkBotanical GardenGardenZooFree
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Opening hours

Open 24/7.
Opening hours of the attractions vary.


Free admission to the park.
The attractions are subject to a charge.

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Address Bois de Vincennes, 75012 Paris, France

Coordinates 48°49'53.049" N 2°26'26.582" E

Tours and activities: Bois de Vincennes

Paris: Château de Vincennes Entry Ticket

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Bois de Vincennes Segway Tour

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Bois de Boulogne Segway Tour

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