Fun Fair of the Tuileries in Paris


Set-up in the Tuileries garden for two months in July and August, the annual fun fair is one of the major summer events in Paris.

The old-style traditional fun fair is made up of sixty attractions and is a great place to bring the kids. Along with shooting games and even an hook-a-duck game, the amusement rides include a Ferris Wheel from which most of Paris can be admired, a scary fun-house, bumper cars, a merry-go-round with authentic wooden horses, the little train, a twisty slide…

Kids and grown-ups will enjoy candy flosses (barbes à papa), crêpes, waffles (gaufres), churros, beignets and caramel apples (pomme d’amour).

English-French Vocabulary

(f) for féminin, (m) for masculin, (adj) for adjective and (v) for verbs

  • bumper cars = autos-tamponneuses (f)
  • candy floss = barbe à papa (f)
  • caramel apple = pomme d’amour (f)
  • event = événement (m)
  • Ferris Wheel = grande roue (f)
  • fun fair = fête foraine (f)
  • garden = jardin (m)
  • merry-go-round = carrousel (m)
  • ride = attraction (f)
  • scary house = maison hantée (f)
  • summer = été (m)
  • waffle = gaufre (f)

Find out more about the Tuileries garden in Paris.


About Author

Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. In 2014 he moved back to Europe from Sydney with his wife and daughter to be closer to their families and to France. He has a background teaching French and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations and a degree of Economics and Management.

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