6 Sights in Fontenay-sous-Bois, France (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Fontenay-sous-Bois, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 6 sights are available in Fontenay-sous-Bois, France.

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1. Château de Vincennes

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The Château de Vincennes is a former fortress and royal residence next to the town of Vincennes, on the eastern edge of Paris, alongside the Bois de Vincennes. It was largely built between 1361 and 1369, and was a preferred residence, after the Palais de la Cité, of French Kings in the 14th to 16th century. It is particularly known for its "donjon" or keep, a fortified central tower, the tallest in Europe, built in the 14th century, and for the chapel, Sainte-Chapelle de Vincennes, begun in 1379 but not completed until 1552, which is an exceptional example of Flamboyant Gothic architecture. Because of its fortifications, the château was often used as a royal sanctuary in times of trouble, and later as a prison and military headquarters. The chapel was listed as an historic monument in 1853, and the keep was listed in 1913. Most of the building is now open to the public.

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2. Parc zoologique de Paris

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The Paris Zoological Park, formerly known as the Bois de Vincennes Zoological Park, and commonly called the Vincennes Zoo, is a facility of the National Museum of Natural History, located in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, which covers an area of 14.5 hectares in the bois de Vincennes. Designed to complement the Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes, this zoo is dedicated to the observation of animal behavior in a more suitable environment. Since its opening in 1934, it is remarkable for its large artificial 65 m (213 ft) high rock, iconic scenery of the park, visible from afar and popularly called the "Big Rock". This zoo include a greenhouse of 4,000 m2 (43,000 sq ft) sheltering a tropical rainforest climate.

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3. Parc Floral de Paris

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The Parc floral de Paris is a public park and botanical garden located within the Bois de Vincennes in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. Created in 1969, the park remains the legacy of the international horticultural exposition, which was organised under the auspices of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and recognised by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE). It is one of four botanical gardens in Paris, and is the site of major annual flower shows. The nearest metro station to the park is Chateau-de-Vincennes.

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4. Sainte-Chapelle de Vincennes

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The Sainte-Chapelle de Vincennes is a Gothic royal chapel within the fortifications of the Château de Vincennes on the east edge of Paris, France. It was inspired by the Sainte-Chapelle, the royal chapel within the Palais de la Cité in Paris. It was begun in 1379 by Charles V of France to house relics of the Passion of Christ. It is no longer used as a church, and is now a French historical monument operated by the Centre des monuments nationaux.

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5. Musée National de l'Histoire de l'Immigration

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Musée National de l'Histoire de l'Immigration Musée de l'Histoire de l'immigration / marque déposée

The Museum of Immigration History is a French museum installed in the Palais de la Porte Dorée east of Paris. It has been open to the public since October 2007 and was officially inaugurated on December 15, 2014 by President François Hollande, seven years after its opening. He is part of the public establishment of the Palais de la Porte Dorée, which replaced the National City of Immigration History (CNHI) in January 2012.

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6. Aquarium Tropical

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Aquarium Tropical Aquarium du palais de la Porte-Dorée / marque déposée

Dore Palace Tropical Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Dore Palace in the 12th district of Paris. Created for the 1931 International Colonial Exhibition, it has long been the only aquarium in the capital, often hosting temporary exhibits.

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