The summer funfairs to go to with your family

This summer, let’s dash to have fun with your family, your friends or—why not— as a couple in one of the funfairs in the capital.

La Fête des Loges
Organised in the forest of Saint-Germain-en-Laye (78), La Fête des Loges is one of the oldest funfairs in France. Formerly a religious party then and festive fair, it now attracts tourists and Parisians for its thrill roundabouts like the roller coaster. This year, it celebrates its 364th edition. This is the opportunity to discover rifle shooting, the coconut shy, the fishing, the ice palace or the bumper cars. On the program, these are 200 attractions for all ages. As a bonus, you can eat on site in one of the many restaurants and bars on the spot to enjoy burgers and other Creole, French or Spanish dishes.

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Super Top Dance – La Fête des Loges © Jacques Paray

La Fête des Loges, from June 24th until August 15th, 2016. (in French)
Open Monday to Thursday from 3pm to 1:30am, on Friday from 3pm until 2am, on Saturday from 2pm to until 2am and on Sundays and bank holidays from 2pm to 1:30am.
Free admission/ Paid attractions.
Access: RER A – Saint-Germain station

La Fête des Tuileries
For 2 months, the Tuileries Gardens come alive at the pace of the wooden horses from 1900, of the ghost train or the large slide. This one of a kind funfair is organised at the heart of the capital—in a spot of exceptional beauty—of the most bucolic ones. La Fête des Tuileries is also famous for its chair swing rides—a historic and romantic attraction that reminds you of the old Paris and offers a breathtaking view on the capital. Food lovers will be delighted to find on the spot various sweets like candy apples, churros, doughnuts and crepes on the spot—some safe bets. By the way—for the comfort of residents—this funfair is without sound.

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Tuileries Gardens, Roundabout funfair Ferris wheel © Sophie Robichon

La Fête des Tuileries, from June 25th to August 28th, 2016.
Open every day during the week from 11am until 11:45pm and on Friday, Saturday and bank holiday eves from 11am until 12:45am.
Free admission / Paid attractions.

Jardin des Tuileries
75001 Paris
France
Metro: Tuileries (line 1).

 

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