A few minutes by Metro from the Hotel Les Deux Girafes, you can find one of the great green lungs of Paris; the Bois de Vincennes. Part of an ancient forest, the largest public park in the capital covers nearly 1,000 hectares and offers a wealth of activities and entertainment. Hiking, discovery, relaxation, culture... discover the wonders of the Bois de Vincennes!


The Bois de Vincennes; a place of life

On the eastern edge of Paris, bordering the 12th arrondissement, the Bois de Vincennes is a place of life where Parisians love to be. In addition to natural areas that are an irresistible invitation to walk or bike, the Bois boasts the delightful Parc Floral and its large children’s playground, the lakes and their boats for hire, the racecourse and its world-class facilities, the recently renovated zoo and the majestic Châteaux de Vincennes, a magnificent example of late medieval architecture.


Entertainment and activities

There are a thousand things to do in the Bois. Discover the biodiversity of the area at the Ecole du Breuil and its arboretum, the Jardin d'Agronomie Tropicale and the Ferme de Paris, a working farm. You and your family can have fun on the ping-pong tables, the 18-hole mini-golf course or go for a pony ride. Set off on the GR14 hiking route, which crosses the Bois, and you can discover its major sites in 3 hours. Finally, check out the Parc Floral festival program. With the Pestacles kids’ festival, the Paris Jazz Festival and the Classique au Vert Festival, you can enjoy the finest in entertainment.

See a different side to Paris at the Bois de Vincennes! Tired of the city vibe? Take a few hours to discover the many facets of this magical place. It’s as perfect for a romantic stroll as it is for a family outing.


Hotel Les Deux Girafes, a 4-star boutique hotel in the heart of Bastille-République district