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Bois de Vincennes is a wooded park located at the east of Paris in the 12th arrondissement. With its 995 ha or 9.95 km², it is the largest green space in the capital. It is one of the largest municipal parks in the world's largest urban centers. It should be remembered that it is twice as spacious as Central Park in New York and more than 40 square meters larger than Richmond Park in London. The park has four lakes littered with a few islands. There is Gravelle Lake, Minimes Lake and Daumesnil Lake, all of which are artificial. Lake Saint-Mandé is however a refitted natural hydraulic network.
Presentation and history
Formerly royal hunting grounds, Bois de Vincennes is today a magnificent place of unmissable walk. It was King Hugues Capet who made it his hunting ground when he established his residence on the Ile de la Cité. Subsequently, the place was intended for the exclusive use of the kings of France. During the French Revolution, Bois de Vincennes was assigned to a military training area where the army cleared 166 hectares to build various buildings. It was Napoleon III who wanted to transform Le Bois de Vincennes into a vast park for the Parisian population. He made sure to hire the engineer Jean-Charles Alphand and the architect Jean-Pierre Barillet-Deschamps for the works. It was the Emperor himself who bequeathed the Park to the city of Paris 1860.
What to see in Bois de Vincennes area
Bois de Vincennes is a vast walkable place accessible on foot, by bike or even by boat. It offers various activities for the whole family. It should be noted that the themes relate to nature (flower parks, discovery, exploration, culture, etc.). There are also various games and outdoor entertainments. The hikes in group of friends and the strolls in love are also essential in this place where there are also trade, places to eat, mini-navigations in boat and so many other amusements.
There are some anecdotes and important facts about the park. The majority of the events of the 1900 Summer Olympics were held on the Bois de Vincennes. The Colonial Exhibition of 1931 was installed in part and motivated the construction of the Palace of the Golden Gate and Vincennes Zoo. A limousine will wait at your door if you want to discover the place while enjoying the French luxury.
Porte Dorée and Daumesnil district
The neighbourhood of Daumesnil and Porte Dorée is a chic and attractive district of the 12th district of Paris. Close to the magnificent Bois de Vincennes and one of its lakes, it is both a trendy place to watch concerts and carnivals. It is also a place with a rural landscape ideal to relax or to discover monuments and galleries of this part of the capital.
The neighbourhood La Porte Dorée is inseparable from the Daumesnil Avenue which crosses all Paris XII and which is the longest way of the city of light.
Porte Doré area was built for the 1931 exhibition. Its name is due to the fact that it has one of the important gates of Paris among the 17 breakthroughs in the 1840s to protect the city of Paris during the development and fortification of the city under the aegis of Adolphe Thiers. Recall that the latter was the president of the Council of Ministers at the time. Avenue Daumesnil, meanwhile, is attributed to the main street in tribute to Pierre Daumesnil, General of the Empire who defended the castle of Vincennes.
What to see in Porte Dorée and Daumesnil area
In Daumesnil and Porte Dorée neighbourhood, there are plenty of places to visit. From the Holy Spirit Church to the Golden Pore Palace, visitors will have a lot to discover. The 12th is certainly less trendy than the 11th but this district is more conducive to the stroll and the discovery.
The Golden Gate Palace Aquarium is worth the trip on its own. It is a tropical aquarium that hosts many specimens of aquatic fauna from the tropics as well as primitive fish such as dipneustes. The aquarium houses no less than 5,000 animals from 350 different species. There is also the fountain of 70 m long which is also a site to visit. Set amidst lush greenery, it features waterfall pools and water jets. Visitors will surely be captivated by the large statue of Athena with his Gallic helmet. Providing a day rental service is our job, you can use our service to enjoy it.
Bercy is a popular district of Paris located along the Seine. In the administrative jargon, Bercy refers to the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry that suits it, as is the case of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs designated by the metonymy of Quai d'Orsay. It is a modern and trendy district of the capital.
Idleness, shopping or cultural visit, there is something for everyone. Restaurants rub shoulders with art galleries, while architectural monuments are adjacent to luxury boutiques. The area was famous for its wine markets in the cellars where Burgundy wines passed through. Currently, it gives way to the cozy atmosphere of Bercy Village and the ultra modern touch of other locations. Bercy is a huge playground for young and old: walks along the Seine, simulation of flying, boat rides, swimming pools, playground basketball, etc.
What to see in Bercy district
Who does not dream to watch even a match of the BNP-Parisbas Masters of the ATP circuit taking place in Bercy? But when it's not the season, there are plenty of other activities to do. Why not dine at one of the upscale restaurants in the area, take a walk in the National Library of France, walk in the park of Bercy or go to the French cinematheque? The Musée des Arts Forains is absolutely to do with the family to find the collections of rides, fairgrounds, automatons, mechanical organs and so many other wonders that have been the joy of the children of yore.
Bercy Village is another must in the neighborhood. The place is distinguished by a peaceful paved street which invites to walk around. Terraces, recreational areas, cinemas abound in this part of the capital. Opposite is Paris Rive Gauche, which can be reached by taking the Simone de Beauvoir aerial bridge. Fans of fashion and artistic creations can make a detour to the Docks, Cities of fashion and design. Ask a driver to drive you.
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Charenton-le-Pont is one of the municipalities that make up the Île-de-France region. It is 24 km from Champ de Mars and just 8.8 km from the Georges Pompidou National Center for Art and Culture. If Orly Airport is 16.9 km from the town, however, it will take 28.8 km to reach CDG Airport.