Photo Fave: Montmartre Carousel, Paris

Two-story carousel at Montmartre in Paris

What’s even better than a really cool old carousel in Paris? A TWO-STORY really cool old carousel in Paris!

Last December, we had a Travels with Baby Traditions guest post from Parisian mom Camille Spanjaard, who revealed her children’s three favorite carousels in Paris. She also shared tips about the many free carousels around the Paris during the month of December (read all about it here). So it was a great pleasure to be back in the city myself, discovering just how many carousels there ARE in Paris–all year!

ticket prices While many of the old beauties enchanted my children, all three were momentarily speechless when we happened upon our first TWO-STORY carousel in Paris, located at the bottom of the steps leading down from Basilica Sacre-Coeur. A good thing, too, as the playground they’d been promised there had been removed in favor of open space for kids riding scooters (alas, we had no scooters).

Update 6/7/2013 – Good news! See reader Collette’s comment below about the newly installed playground!

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Safe journeys,

Shelly Rivoli

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5 Comments

  1. Steve Clapton

    Wow what a gorgeous place!!! This is a wonderful area to have or vacation. I can’t wait to visit here, it sounds like so much fun!

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  2. colette w

    You should know that the play area near the carousel is back! We were just there two weeks ago *sigh* and they had a newly installed play area. I would say that kids over 8 would be bored with it, but it was perfect for 2-5 year olds. Small but after her three carousel rides, my daughter went straight for it and did not want to leave it when it was time to go.

    1. Shelly Rivoli (Post author)

      Thanks so much for the update, Colette! Glad you daughter was able to enjoy it (and save you from carousel ride #4). 😉

  3. Katy

    Great picture Shelly! I love cool carousels – there is a great one on Martha’s Vinyard if you ever go there with your kids. It’s a great one where you get to try for the brass ring! My son loves it!

    1. Shelly Rivoli (Post author)

      I would LOVE to visit Martha’s Vineyard! You just reminded me of the brass rings at the carousel in Tilden Park, Berkeley (CA) that is so festive this time of year, too.

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