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Minivan transfer from Val-de-Marne district to Charles de Gaulle Airport
Places of interest in the Val-of-Marne (zip 94) department
From hunting lodge to headquarters at the royal residence
The castle of Vincennes is a very important and unavoidable site of the Val-of-Marne department. It is a veritable fortified city that used to serve as a royal residence. In the past, game was abundant in the forest of Vincennes. The Capetian kings had a hunting lodge that King Louis VII developed from 1150. Under the reign of Philip Augustus (King of France from 8th of September 1180 to 14th of July 1223), the building was transformed into a manor house for crowned heads. In the 14th century, Charles V began a new development and the royal family began to take a keen interest in the castle. Philip III married at the time of his second wedding, while the kings Louis X (1316) and Charles IV (1328) died there. It is Philippe IV of Valois who begins the fortification of the site and engages the construction of Donjon. Charles V had brought about the greatest changes in the castle. He was born there and transformed it into a residence and a seat of his government. The enclosure, the gates and the towers were erected successively. The Sainte-Chapelle of Vincennes begins to be built at the same time.
From prison to the Historical Defense Service
The castle of Vincennes gradually becomes a residence of passage for the kings. It became the third royal residence. Louis XIV preferred the castle of Versailles. In the first half of the year 1600, the dungeon was transformed into a prison to imprison prisoners of high birth. The Duke of Beaufort, Nicolas Fouquet, the Marquis de Sade and Diderot are among the important guests of this state prison. In the eighteenth century, the castle became the seat of the Manufacture de Vincennes before this porcelain production was transferred to Sèvres. In 1796, the castle was converted into an arsenal. This site has been classified as a historical monument since 1993. It currently houses the Department of Architecture and Heritage and the Historical Defense Service.
What to see around the castle of Vincennes
The size and location of the castle alone arouse curiosity and admiration. It is the largest French fortified castle. It is the tallest in Europe with 52 meters of its dungeon. The castle of Vincennes is located on a plain and it is not near a river. It is the only castle that is near Paris. There are many collections from several eras. Visitors will be entitled to several visit formats such as free visit with document, audio-guided tour, guided tour, visit-conference, visit privilege and visit on request.
The Vincennes Zoo
The Vincennes Zoo, now called the Zoological Park of Paris, is an area of 14.5 hectares housing more than 1000 animals from 180 different species. It records 900,000 visitors per year. He is one of the top 5 zoos in France. In 1860, Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, director of the National Museum of Natural History wanted a space to study the behaviour of animals. 16 hectares of the Wood of Vincennes were ceded to the city of Paris and converted by the Muséum as a vegetable and animal reserve. The real zoo did not happen due to lack of financial resources. In 1931, the colonial exhibition required the creation of a temporary zoo to expose exotic animals from the colonies. At the closing of the exhibition, a definitive zoo was installed. Paul Lemoine, geologist and director of the Museum from 1932 to 1936, is in charge of the design of the Zoological Park of the Wood of Vincennes. The zoo was closed between November 30, 2008 and April 12, 2014 due to age. The renovation works began on December 7, 2011. When it reopened, it took the name Zoological Park of Paris.
The Animal Collection
It is a favourite place of the Francilians. In 1968, it recorded a peak of attendance never reached with 1,500,000 visitors in 1 year. After its restoration, the new park is divided into 5 bio-zones including: Savane-Sahel with 44 species on 45215 m², Guyana with 67 species out of 12 530 m² and Madagascar with 30 species on 9 655 m². Other bio-zones are under construction and will be developed later. The zoo also includes greenhouses and aviaries. It hosts boarders such as amphibians, reptiles, primates and mammals. They include pumas, white rhinoceros, fossas from Madagascar, wolves and giraffes.
The Market of Rungis
The market of Rungis is a Market of national interest, property of the French State but managed by the Joint-stock company of mixed economy of management and management of the market of national interest of Rungis. It is located in the municipality of department 94. This market covers an area of 234 ha of which 72.7 ha are covered and of which 47 ha are commercial buildings. It is a vast market intended for professionals that aims to supply one in five French people. Goods from other French regions, from Europe and the rest of the world arrive by plane via Orly airport, by train or by truck. In 2010, the Rungis Market saw 797,388 tons of fruits and vegetables, 166,312 tons of milk and cereal products, 298,933 tons of meat and 200 million cut flowers, and 15 million potted plants. Although the market is intended for professionals, it is worth a deviation. Individuals can opt for a guided tour from 4:30 am. Please note that each product has its opening hours. It is the seafood pavilions that open and close very early from 2h to 7h, while those dairy products open the longest from 5h to 13h. Inside this huge complex are banks and restaurants.
During your trip to Val-de-Marne, don't miss a visit to PLAYMOBIL FunPark. It is a must if you come with children. There are attractions here suitable for all ages.
What is this ?
PLAYMOBIL FunPark is 2,000 m² of attractions and entertainment of all kinds. There is plenty here to amuse visitors of all ages with rides, aerial obstacle courses, and more. It is a playful place where the little ones can have fun and the adults fall back into childhood. Like all theme parks, it has a few characters in the aisles that you can take your picture with. Here are Playmobil of all kinds. It will take at least a day to appreciate all the attractions and the change of scenery offered by PLAYMOBIL FunPark. Here, you will enter an XXL decor like the world of Playmobil. Something to boost your imagination as well as those of the little ones.
When to come and test PLAYMOBIL FunPark?
You can come and see PLAYMOBIL FunPark from Tuesday to Sunday between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The weekly closing will be on Monday. You can come and have fun with your children even during public holidays except January 1, May 1, October 1, and Christmas Day. You can contact the park before coming to make sure you avoid the trip for nothing. However, it is not mandatory to reserve your place to come and enjoy the various activities of the park.
Stay at the Daumesnil Vincennes Hotel
The Daumesnil Vincennes Hotel is a charming hotel located in the suburbs of Paris. You will find it 20 meters from the Champs-Elysées, 50 meters from the metro, close to the castle and the zoo of Vincennes. Travelers' rest will be assured, as it is located 45 minutes from the nearest airport if you take the metro.
A perfect hotel to stay minutes from Paris airports
You will find at the Daumesnil Vincennes Hotel all the sweetness of Provencal nights. Without forgetting that the rooms decorated with colorful touches and inspired by the art of living of Provence. Your comfort will be in the spotlight, thanks to our modern equipment ensuring your autonomy and well-being: air-conditioned rooms with TV, private bathroom with bath or shower. With this in mind, we would like to point out that the Daumesnil Vincennes Hotel is a completely non-smoking hotel. Add to that - the multilingual concierge service available to you at any time and at any time to meet your requests.
At the Hotel Daumesnil Vincennes, you can benefit from the luggage storage, the laundry service and the closed and paying garage subject to availability. If you have children under 6, know that their stay is offered by the hotel, in other words free. The hotel also has a business corner and seminar room that can accommodate up to 15 people for those who cannot do without their work. In addition to great comfort and 3-star service, you can choose between breakfast on request in your room or buffet. To best support your stay or that of your loved ones, the Daumesnil-Vincennes Hotel can accommodate all people with all types of disabilities thanks to its PRM room and also with the help of any staff who will do everything in their power to help you. best support during your stay.
How to get from Vincennes to CDG Airport by private chauffeured car
The distance by car between the zoological park of Vincennes and Charles de Gaulle airport is 25.6 kilometers. The journey takes an average of 33 minutes. Those who want to go directly to the airport after the visit of the zoo pass through the Rue de Montreuil and change department. Indeed, Vincennes is part of the department of Val-de-Marne while Montreuil is a commune of 93 on Seine-Saint-Denis. It is the second most populous city in the department. Then you have to go through the Avenue de la Résistance to take the direction of Roissy-in-France. Here again, one enters the department of Val-d'Oise (95). The airport is 2.9 kilometers from the city exit.