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Paris is full of carousels (merry-go-rounds) of all types, giving children opportunities to ride in a variety of locales across the city.








 

 

As we began our work in Paris, we started noticing the occasional children's carousel (merry-go-round), and another, and then another:

Tuileries Carousel, Paris
A merry-go-round in the Tuileries, Paris.

Soon we realized that Paris is full of a wonderful variety of carousels/merry-go-rounds, all different and all wonderfully appealing to children.

Here are a few that we particularly liked:

  Dinosaur, Jardin des Plantes Carousel, Paris
  Ride a triceratops at the Jardin des Plantes carousel!

The carousel in the Jardin des Plantes boasts jungle animals and even includes dinosaurs.

As you might expect, the carousel in the Tuileries is old-fashioned and festooned with cherubs. Its horses have brightly colored saddles.

Near the Eiffel Tower you'll find another traditional carousel, with horses and the occasional elephant. The Jardin du Luxembourg also offers an old-fashioned merry-go-round.

The Jardin d'Acclimatation in the Bois de Boulogne of course has a couple of carousels, one of which has a gladiator theme in its top decor.

The Parc de Bercy's carousel is mostly horses, but there are also lions, pigs, elephants, and...is that a boat?

The Parc des Buttes-Chaumont has a small carousel with swans, goldfish, and even cars.

In the Parc de la Villette, near the Museum of Science and Industry, is the Carousel Jules Verne.

There are lots more; once you start looking for them you'll see them everywhere. There's one just outside the Gare Montparnasse, so if you're meeting a train with the kids you can entertain them. In season, there's even one right next to the St. Paul Metro station in the Marais.

Hop on and enjoy the ride!



Jardin des Plantes

Jardin d'Acclimatation

Jardin du Luxembourg

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Eiffel Tower Carousel, Paris

Above, merry-go-round near
the Eiffel Tower, Paris.

Below, carousel in the Jardin des Plantes.

Jardin des Plantes Carousel, Paris