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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 funfair of the Tuileries

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…

Funfair of the Tuileries © French Moments
Funfair of the Tuileries © French Moments
Funfair of the Tuileries © French Moments
Funfair of the Tuileries © French Moments
Funfair of the Tuileries © French Moments
Funfair of the Tuileries © French Moments
Funfair of the Tuileries © French Moments
Funfair of the Tuileries © French Moments

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

Funfair of the Tuileries © French Moments
Funfair of the Tuileries © French Moments

English-French Vocabulary

Funfair of the Tuileries © French Moments
Funfair of the Tuileries © French Moments

(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 the 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. He has a background teaching French, Economics and Current Affairs, 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. Pierre is the author of the Discovery Course on the Secrets of the Eiffel Tower and the Christmas book "Voyage au Pays de Noël".

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