Apr 24, 2010

Preparing the crépes, sandwich poulet crudité, some tea, and hot chocolates. This was my second picnic in France. I remembered my first picnic was in chamonix, when I really wanted to see the Alpens in the sunny day. This time my friends and I went to Bois de Vincennes and had a picnic in the sunny day. It is Paris’s largest park of all, romantic boating lakes rendez vous, a city’s main zoo and restaurants keep families entertained.

Main entrance of the Bois de Vincennes is at Avenue de Paris (just east of Paris 12 th arrondissement). At the he west end, we found a man made Daumesnil lake (Lac Daumesnil). It features two islands and a delightful place for boating and picnic. Just east of Lac Daumesnil, 15hectares Parc Zoologique de Paris, known as the Zoo du Bois de Vincennes.

Parc floral is at the east end of the Bois de Vincennes features hundreds of varieties of flowers and botanical plants. Jazz concerts and plays are performed on the park's central stage in the spring and summer. There a lake, lac des minimes which once housed a convent. Now, a bridge leads to an island on the lake, where a restaurant provides scenic dining. There’s many amusements for kids aged six to 14 include the Bibliothèque-Ludothèque Nature (Nature Library & Puppetry) and a lovely Jardin des Papillons (Butterfly Garden), with 40 species of butterfly.

Lac des minimes

Château de Vincennes
At the north of Bois de Vincennes, there’s a château, known as The Château de Vincennes, is a royal chateau with massive fortifications and a moat. Louis XIV spent his honeymoon at the mid-17th-century Pavillon du Roi, the westernmost of the two royal pavilions flanking the Cour Royale (Royal Courtyard).

Station on Paris metro : Château de Vincennes, Porte Doree, Porte de Charenton