Bois de Vincennes
Parc Zoologique de Paris
Reopened in 2014 after nearly a decade of renovations, Paris' largest, now state-of-the-art zoo focusses on the conservation of species...
Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale
South of the Château de Vincennes is the Parc Floral de Paris , a vast green floral area with a butterfly garden, nature library and...
Parc Floral de Paris
This magnificent botanical park is one of the highlights of the Bois de Vincennes. Natural landscaping and a magnificent collection of...
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Bois de Vincennes information
In the southeastern corner of Paris, Vincennes Wood encompasses some 995 hectares. It is one of the ‘lungs’ of Paris. On its northern edge, Château de Vincennes is a bona fide royal château with massive fortifications and a moat. The château grounds can be strolled for free, but the 52m-high dungeon (1369), a prison during the 17th and 18th centuries, and the Gothic Chapelle Royale (Royal Chapel) can be visited only by guided tour; call ahead for times.