Like a summer hit, sunny days in Paris grow great places quickly taken over by Parisians and tourists. But over the years, each summer, a neighborhood in Paris becomes the season’s hot spot. This time, it is likely that the epicenter of festivities is set by the Bois de Vincennes.
To attract crowds from all over Paris, three iconic terraces are coming to the Bois de Vincennes, each with a very uncommon concept. First, there is La Bamba – former Jardin Suspendu – coming to the Parc Floral again. By the Porte Dorée, it is the guinguette-like terrace of the famous Rosa Bonheur that comes in! Last but not least, Le Chalet du Lac – iconic location in the Bois de Vincennes – creates a surprise and comes with a giant beach.
The Jardin Suspendu becomes La Bamba: a huge festive terrace opening soon at Paris Parc Floral
A new chapter opens for the Jardin Suspendu. Still managed by Passage Enchanté - renamed Enchanté - the huge bucolic and temporary rerrace set at the Parc Floral enjoys a new name and becomes La Bamba. Meet from June 18, 2021 in Eastern Paris to make the most of this new festive and convivial place likely to improve this new and highly expected summer season.
Beyond these three festive addresses, the Bois de Vincennes is also a spot making everyone agree. For great moments with your friends, a romantic break with your loved one, or a family outing, you will find something to do. You can discover the Parc Floral, enjoy a bicycle ride among peacocks and the youngest ones can enjoy the fantastic playground. The Ferme de Paris is also a spot you do not want to miss to meet animals.
On the Lac Daumesnil, or by the Lac des Minimes, rent a boat for a charming boat ride. Do not forget to pop in the Palais de l’Immigration where stands the Aquarium Tropical, or by the Château de Vincennes.
Enjoy a bark ride at Paris Bois de Vincennes or Bois de Boulogne
Looking for an original outing? How about going on a bark ride in Paris? In the Bois de Vincennes and in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne, it is possible to rent a boat to enjoy a very nice moment in a beautiful green setting.
Paris Aquarium Tropical underwent a makeover and reopens
Paris Aquarium Tropical, the one within Palais de la Porte Dorée, reopens from June 1, 2021, after a year of renovations. Created in 1931 for the Colonial Fair to present the aquatic fauna from the French colonies, the aquarium has been thought over since then. It currently houses 750 species of small fishes and welcomes new lodgers, more fitted to space.
The Château de Vincennes reopens
With the Louvre, the Château de Vincennes is one of the most important castles in the History of France. It is also one of the widest and best-preserved fortified castles in Europe… Come and visit it again starting from May 19, 2021.
Parc Floral, a magnificent green setting in Paris
Did you know? By the Bois de Vincennes, the Parc Floral is a super great place for children and grown-ups. On the menu, strolls surrounded by peacocks and beautiful plants, open-air games for children, miniature gold, four-wheeled bicycle rides, botanical wonders and more!
The Bois de Vincennes is filled with more secret or surprising places. For instance, you can visit a pagoda housing a Tibetan Buddhist temple, historic Buddha relics given by Thailand, as well as the highest Buddha in Europe. The Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale is also a strange place where are found remnants of pavilions from the 1907 Colonial Fair. The place has been left untouched and has been partially renovated. It now provides an uncommon place. Last but not least, since 2017, the Bois de Vincennes has been housing a naturist area for some part of the year!
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The naturist area at Paris Bois de Vincennes is back for the summer
No, no, you have read the title correctly! The naturist area at Paris Bois de Vincennes reopens until October 17, 2021. A good deal you do not want to miss when it is very hot in Paris.
Dates and Opening Time
From 19 May 2021 to 30 September 2021
Bois de Vincennes
Plaine de la Belle Etoile
75012 Paris 12