The Bois de Vincennes, located on the edge of the 12th arrondissement, is the largest public park in the city. It was created between 1855 and 1866 by the Emperor Napoleon III. The Chateau de Vincennes is a magnificent example of medieval architecture. There are plenty of chances to relax, have fun or play sport. The Parc Floral has a mini golf course, slides and ping-pong tables. It is the location for many free events during the summer. On one of the lakes visitors can go for a boat ride and there is even a racecourse.
Route de la Pyramide, 75012 Paris
The Bois de Vincennes park is huge – apparantly four times the size of London’s Hydepark. Great day out for all the family! (Katie Aldridge)