A day trip all of its own
A short Metro ride to the east of Paris takes you to the small town of Vincennes – now an outer suburb of Paris.
- Visit the incredible Château de Vincennes – the donjon, chapel, castle, museum and superb grounds. Hint: the view from the top of the donjon is just superb! (and no, it doesn’t mean ‘dungeon’; it’s the main keep, or fortified tower)
- Shop and eat in town
- Explore the nearby Bois de Vincennes (there’s walking, cycling, boating, a Zoo and Botanical Gardens…. too many things to list.
Look out for the MiniTripster Guide to Vincennes.
Directions: Take Metro Line 1 to the Château de Vincennes station.
In the area: Check out the Promenade Plantée – an unmissable elevated walk, from Vincennes to Bastille (or vice versa). A trip for another day!