Many cities and towns have summer fairs, complete with rides for kiddies young and old. Here in Vancouver, we have the PNE, also known as the Pacific National Exhibition, where we have views of the North Shore Mountains and – from certain vantage points – the inlet.
In Paris, between late June and late August, locals and visitors alike flock to Fête des Tuileries, which doesn’t quite have the vantage point of the PNE, but does have the advantage of being on the doorstep of the Louvre. Enroute to, and from within the Louvre, you’ll see and enjoy Jardin des Tuileries, which rests between the Louvre and Place de la Concorde. The garden, which houses the fête, is a place of beauty by day and by night.
If you catch a flight in the next nine days or so, you may be in time to join the crowds enjoying this summer’s fête , and catch a ride on la grande roue, the big ferris wheel just adjacent to the Blue Lagoon ride.