I’ve counted three: One at the Eiffel Tower, one at the Louvre and one at the Hotel de Ville. Any others? I don’t think the French invented them, but they certainly have perfected them — like the amusement park equivalent of the macaron!


31 Comments on Carrousel

  1. beautiful. i really wish we had more of these. they're so pretty and nostalgic. (:

  2. Yes, you are right, Paris is full of carousels… I've got a picture of my daughter riding exactly on this one! Perhaps I can find a reason to post it. Sabine x

  3. Lovely photo! Carousels are the best!
    There's a beautiful old carousel in Griffith Park in L.A. If you haven't been there already, it's very much worth seeing!

  4. oh, there's nothing like a beautiful carousel…except maybe a beautiful carousel in Paris! you're living my dream! enjoy!

  5. "the amusement park equivalent of the macaron…"

    Yes! That's the perfect description! Loving all of your posts, thank you.

  6. Carousels are wonderfully fun. I remember when I took the children when young. I would personally love to owm a wonderful antique carousel horse!

  7. how wonderful! i cant believe your iphone takes such wonderful photos! mine sure doesnt. must be the photographer not the phone!!! cant wait to keep hearing more:) i totally heart your blog ps.

  8. Oh yes, the carousels in Paris are divine and simply out of this world! Don't miss the one in Sacre Coeur:)


  9. What a cool picture! Hope you are having a great time. Have a great week.

  10. Yes the "Manege" is still alive in Paris. But they move about. The one at HDV is on some of the google streetviews of the area, not on others.

  11. Oui, c'est tres magnifique! Mais je prefere le carrousel de Montmartre, dans la basilique du Sacre-Coeur. Et excusez-moi pour ma reponse, mais je ne parle pas anglais tres bien… Bon voyage!
    I hope you travel well home.