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Vincennes Woods

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"The Bois de Vincennes is a large public park located on the eastern edge of the city. Covering nearly 995 hectares, it is one of the largest green spaces in the city. Originally a royal hunting ground, it was transformed into a public park in the 19th century by Napoleon III. The park features a diverse landscape with expansive lawns, woodlands, and several lakes, including the scenic Lac Daumesnil. Key attractions within the Bois de Vincennes include the Chรขteau de Vincennes, a historic fortress and former royal residence; the Parc Floral de Paris, a botanical garden with seasonal flower displays and events; and the Paris Zoological Park, home to a variety of animal species. The park also offers numerous recreational opportunities such as boating, cycling, and horseback riding, making it a popular destination for both relaxation and outdoor activities."
"On the opposite side of Paris lies Bois de Vincennes, a park even larger than Bois de Boulogne. There are lakes, a zoo, a botanical garden, a castle, cafes, and you might even see peacocks. The woods are free to enter, but you may need to pay a fee to access certain parts like the castle or the botanical garden. The park is lovely and safe during the day, but is known for scrupulous behavior after dark. Don't hang around. "
"Forget the bois de Boulogne which is frankly boring, if you're looking for a bit of a greenery and want to escape the city come to the Bois de Vincennes. It is huge, beautiful and very calm. "
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