Arboretum Du Bois De Vincennes, Paris

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#68 of 142 in Parks in Paris
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 the 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 Bois de Vincennes has a total area of 995 hectares, making it slightly larger than the Bois de Boulogne,, the other great Parisian landscape park located at the western side of the city. It occupies ten percent of the total area of Paris, and is almost as large as the first six arrondissements in the center of the city combined. The Bois de Vincennes is about three times larger than Central Park in New York City, and is slightly larger than Richmond Park in London ; but is smaller than Griffith Park in Los Angeles . Only about half of the Bois de Vincennes is covered with trees.
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  • One of the great parks on the outskirts of Paris. It's huge! Plenty to do here, there is a Buddhist temple complex inside, but also a castle (Chateau Vincennes), and a botanical garden (Parc Floral).
  • It is a wonderful place. It was Sunday and there were lots pf Parisian. We hardly find a place to park the car which took us 8 min walk to get there. But we enjoyed the place. Especialy renting a boat and touring the lake. The boat rent was 14 € for an hour which is reasonable.

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