The island of Bercy is one of the two islands of the lake Daumesnil in the wood from Vincennes to Paris in France. She is connected in the East by a bridge(deck) with the island of Reuilly.
The island of Bercy was created during the arrangement of this part of the wood of Vincennes and the construction of the lake Daumesnil. She holds her name of that of the district of nearby Bercy.
The island of Bercy is an artificial island of a surface about 2 hectares. Boorishly in the shape of bean, she measures 250 m of length in her biggest length for hundred meters wide. She occupies the West of the lake Daumesnil, in the extremity the West of the wood of Vincennes. The island of Reuilly, of shape and similar size, is immediately situated in the East.
She is accessible only by a unique bridge to suspension of about twenty meters long, situated in the southeast, which connects her with the island of Reuilly. It is the latter which is connected with the bank of the lake Daumesnil. A pedestrian path allows to make the tour of the island, which is not accessible to motor vehicles.Source : Wikipédia – Reproduction d’extraits du texte original.
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