Jours de Fete 2011: Carnival at the Grand Palais with Video

By Francis Beddok

Jours de fête.  Photo: ©Francis Beddok AKA Paris-émoi 2011

Jours de fête.  Photo: ©Francis Beddok AKA Paris-émoi 2011

Here's a fun deal! Le Grand Palais is hosting a huge indoor carnival for all ages called Jours de fête! It's a hit with the locals and visitors alike.

Adult and kiddy rides, carnival games, strolling costumed characters plus enough cotton candy and toffee apples to feed the 250,000 who attend annually. And even Bar à Bulles, a Champagne bar . . only in Paris, right?

Jours de fête.  Photo: ©Francis Beddok AKA Paris-émoi 2011

Rather amazingly, unlimited rides cost only €10 for children and €15 for adults.

Isn't the ride sweeter when it doesn't feel like your wallet is being taken for a ride?

Jours de fête ends January 2 and is presented in partnership with le Musée des Arts Forains, the Paris Carnival Museum, which also ends its limited public open dates on January 2. (See Francis' photo and info about this wonderful museum here.)

Should you miss this, the Ferris wheel at Place de la Concorde is up until early February.

Here's video from the Mairie de Paris . . . enjoy!



 

Francis Beddok AKA Paris-émoi is a Paris-based photographer who captures sacred sites and profane sights in Paris. Please click on his name to view his photographs published by BonjourParis every other week.

 

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