It’s an event with a long and illustrious history. Originally established by King Lothair in 957, the Foire du Trône, formerly known as the Foire Saint Antoine and the Fête du Pain d’Epice (Gingerbread Festival), celebrates its 1059th anniversary this year. Once again, this fun-filled ancient festival welcomes visitors of all ages and from all walks of life to partake of the magic of its 350 attractions and 80 rides. As always, the fair will take place on the Pelouse de Reuilly at the gates of the Bois de Vincennes, and this year will run from March 25th to May 22nd. To make the most of the event, why not stay at the nearby Hotel Interlude, and share unforgettable moments with family or friends?
60 days of fun for young and old
The calm and warming embrace of spring dispels the chilly gloom of winter and, as temperatures rise, it’s time to go out and have some fun in the open air. And the family friendly Foire du Trône is just about the most fun you can have, with something for everyone. For eight weeks the capital dances to the tune of the biggest, and oldest, funfair in France.
This year, the season will be launched with a gala opening night, all proceeds of which will be donated to a charitable association. The evening is scheduled for Friday, March 25th, 2016, so come along and enjoy your favourite rides, while knowing that your money will be going towards a good cause. On the programme for later dates are a fireworks display on May 1st, a grand parade on May 7th and Portuguese Day on May 15th. Meanwhile there’s ghost trains, roller coasters and many more wild and adrenaline pumping rides, plus games, sideshows and stalls ... Not forgetting the candy floss, churros and toffee apples.
New rides, more fun
The Foire du Trône has some amazing new rides. STARLIGHT borrows a concept from astronaut training to take you on a crazy adventure into weightlessness, 20 metres above the ground. Another attraction that promises an unbelievable experience is SPIN BALL, in which you’ll learn what 4Gs of acceleration feels like!
The Foire du Trône will be open daily from noon to midnight and from noon to 1 am on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Admission to the fair is free, but there’s an admission fee for each attraction (2 to 10 euros on average). The Foire du Trône Pass for 29.90 euros entitles holders to 10 free rides and includes 16 discount coupons. The group discount for at least 10 people is 25.90 euros per person.
If you plan to spend a few days in Paris between now and the end of May, the Foire du Trône offers fun for you, your family and friends. And best of all, the Hotel Interlude is only minutes away.