History and visit Lake Daumesnil Paris
In search of a nature corner in Paris, go in the 12th arrondissement for a ride on Lake Daumesnil in the southwest part of the Bois de Vincennes. The banks of the artificial lake are perfect for a walk and it is even possible to walk on boats. This tranquility is ideal for its neighborhood centers, including the Pagoda of Vincennes and the Buddhist temple Kagyu Dzong. The lake is located in the Bois de Vincennes district, the side of the road belt. Coming by subway, you have to go to the Golden Gate. The lake is open to the public each year between April 15 and November 15 from Monday to Sunday between 9 am and 19 pm 30 30, even during the holidays.
The creation of Lake Daumesnil, named Baron Pierre Daumesnil took place in 1864. It was then fed by the Marne and Lake Gravelle until 1974. The creation of the A4 highway that is now the Seine that draws power through the factory of Austrerlitz bridge. At the time when the lake was created, the city of Paris continued its expansion by integrating within its walls the park Charenton. This park just enlarge the area of Bois de Vincennes, which at the time was already a public promenade on the initiative of Napoleon III. This extension has had the effect of attracting even more Parisian walkers along the promenade. It was therefore decided to dig an artificial lake in the territory of what was the park Charenton an area of 12 hectares, measuring 800 m long and 250 m wide. The emblems of the lake consists of two suspension bridges, a grotto and a waterfall come from the inspiration of the artist Hubert Robert.
The first major event in which the lake was associated was probably the Colonial Exhibition of 1931. During this event, specially imported from Madagascar canoes were the main attraction of the lake. Of exhibition pavilions were erected around the lake showing the treasures each colony. Regarding canoes still used to this day for walks, the first boats were held in 1904. They are very practical, first to walk on the lake, but also to join his two small islands: the island of Reuilly which stretches from the center of the lake to the west end and the island of Bercy It is located at the western end of the lake. Reuilly Island is the place to go perfect lovers with its romantic rotunda hand signed by renowned architect Gabriel Davioud. It is much larger than its small neighboring island, which gives birdwatchers a great base to observe different species of birds found there. There are also on the island of Bercy beautiful plants, the oldest is a common plane which dates from 1860.
Among the most popular activities, there is a boat trip to join one of the two islands. The shores of the lake are idéaaux for sports. It is popular with joggers and cyclists on weekends. It is possible to raise children on ponies or organize picnics. Recently, it was proposed to create a space for swimming.
Transfer to Lake Daumesnil Paris
Lake Daumesnil is located 16.5 kilometers from Orly Airport, 26.9 km from Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport and 94.1 km from the airport of Beauvais.