The 6 most beautiful carousels in Paris

Looking for an original outing with your children? Paris is full of fabulous carousels near the most emblematic places. A nice way to gather touristic visits and fun activities for the whole family!

The 6 most beautiful carousels in Paris ©The 6 most beautiful carousels in Paris

The velocipede carousel at Musée des Arts Forains (Museum of Fairground Arts)

This is the most original one without any doubt! And this museum is worth the trip. This emblematic carousel works thanks to the kids themselves, who make it spin thanks to the pedals and their small calves. 

53 Avenue des Terroirs de France, 75012 Paris

The carousel of Montmartre

Located at the foot of the Sacré Coeur, not far from Maison Mère, this beautiful carousel of the 18th century will directly immerge you in the universe of Amélie Poulain. A nice way to steep in this typical parisian atmosphere! 

Place Saint-Pierre, 75018 Paris

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Maison Mère -Carousel of Trocadéro ©Maison Mère -Carousel of Trocadéro

The carousel of Trocadéro

A typical Parisian carousel with a retro look, lightened up by its gildings and lanterns. Little extra: the unobstructed view on the Eiffel Tower on one side, and the Palais de Chaillot on the other. 

Jardins du Trocadéro - Quai Branly, 75007 Paris

The exotic carousel of the Jardin des Plantes (Garden of Plants)  

The particularity of this carousel is that it is made of extinct or endangered animals… A beautiful way to raise young people’s awareness of the animal cause and climate change!  

57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris

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Maison Mère - Jules Verne Carousel La Villette ©Maison Mère - Jules Verne Carousel La Villette

The Jules Verne carousel at La Villette

With means of transport coming straight out of the novelist’s imagination, this beautiful two-storey carousel overlooks the Canal de l’Ourcq. A perfect relaxing break for the kids, before or after going around the gardens of La Villette. Also bear in mind the Museum of Science and Industry that offers recreational exhibitions for kids!  

Parc de la Villette - 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris​

The carousel of the jardin des Tuileries (Tuileries Garden)

Away from the attractions that invade the garden in the summer, stands this impressive light coloured carousel. While whistling nursing rhymes, it whirls at a quick pace (much more than average)... thrill guaranteed! 

Place de la Concorde, 75001 Paris

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