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Last Updated on 17th July 2017 by Sophie Nadeau

When the warm months of July and August descend on the city of love (well the term ‘warm’ is pretty debatable/ subjective when it comes to describing Parisian weather), Paris buzzes full of summer activities. From free food and music festivals to outdoor activities, there’s something for everyone to partake in.

Despite the fact that many Parisians close up shop and leave (or flee) Paris come August, many people inevitably remain, intermingling with the droves of tourists that flock to the city annually.

Paris Plages (an artificial beach near Notre Dame and at other locations around the city) is in full swing, parks like Parc Monceau are full of families and couples enjoying days out, free festivals are organised by the Mayor of Paris and of course, there’s a fairground in Jardin des Tuileries.

The fairground in held in a small corner of Jardin des Tuileries near the Tuileries metro stop. Popular with locals and tourists alike, it’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon or evening in the city of lights. You can purchase sweet treats like candy floss as big as your face (known as la Barbe à Papa in French- literally ‘Papa’s Beard’), try your luck at winning giant plush toys or test your stomach tenacity on some of the scarier rides.

I first stumbled upon the fairground while scrolling through Instagram one day shortly after moving to the city of lights last August. The next day, I was on the chair swing with my sister being treated to unparalleled views of the Eiffel Tower and the gardens from high in the sky.

Fairground in Jardin des Tuileries Photos:

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And if this post hasn’t yet convinced you to visit, I definitely think that this Churros stand is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen…

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Visit the Jardin des Tuileries Fairground

Nearest metro: Concorde (line 1, 8 & 12), Tuileries (line 1)

Prices: Fairground rides are payable on a per-ride basis. Entry to the fair itself is free.

There's a funfair in Jardin des Tuileries: Public Garden near the Louvre holds a fairground annually in the Summer months, Paris, France.

About Author

Sophie Nadeau loves dogs, books, Paris, pizza, and history, though not necessarily in that order. A fan of all things France related, she runs when she's not chasing after the next sunset shot or consuming her weight in sweet food. Currently based in Paris after studies in London, she's spent most of her life living in the beautiful Devonian countryside in South West England!


  • Sherry Fairground
    16th June 2017 at 3:39 am

    Wow, great fairground with so many attractions to enjoy. Must be interesting ! Thank you for your sharing.

  • Cavaforlunch
    11th August 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Fairs are the best! And those photos made me miss Paris – even though it’s only been two months since my last visit. Can you ever get tired of Paris? I doubt it. xx

  • Meghan
    10th August 2016 at 4:24 pm

    I absolutely LOVE fairs. It’s a sure way to put a smile to my face. Gorgeous photos!

    Meghan |


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