Bois de Vincennes: Le lac des Minimes
The lac des Minimes's name comes from the religious order owner of the area until the 1789 French Revolution. This very pleasant site (dubbed the "Jewel of the Bois de Vincennes" for a reason) shelters many bird species, from the Canada goose to the swans, including grey herons.
On Wednesday and Saturday, from 1:30pm onward, and on Sunday from 11am onward.
Every day during school holidays
Boat rental: €10 per hour for 1 to 2 participants / €12 per hour for 3 to 4 participants.
Bois de Vincennes
Metro: Château de Vincennes (line 1).
Bois de Vincennes: le lac Daumesnil
5 minutes away from the Porte Dorée, the Lac Daumesnil contains two suspended bridges, a waterfall, a cave and an island overlooked by the rotunda. Athletes, families and strollers frequent it assiduously. It is definitely a highly romantic spot, perfect for a boat ride with your crush or other half.
Evert day, from 10am to an hour before dark.
Boat rental: €12.20 per hour for 1 to 2 participants / €13.20 per hour for 3 to 4 participants. A 20-euro bail is requested.
Route de Ceinture du Lac Daumesnil
Metro: Porte Dorée (line 8).
Bois de Boulogne: le Chalet des Îles
You will need around an hour to perform the grand tour of the lake and its main island, with, south, the famous Kiosk of the Emperor, formerly only accessible by boat.
Every day from February 15th to October 30th 2015, from 10am to 7pm.
Boat rental: €10 per hour / €6 for thirty minutes. A 50-euro bail is requested.
Porte de La Muette
Metro: La Muette (ligne 9).