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Free Carousels in Paris

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Christmas can be a busy, frantic time. But during the festive season, from mid December to early January each year, Paris puts a little bit of magic in almost every arrondisement .. to help busy Parisians take a moment to reflect on their childhood, or to allow the children to create their own precious memories.  

Twenty carousels spring up around Paris - and they are free for the young (and the young at heart).  With their distinctive cheerful music, decorative wooden horses and wonderfully elaborate styling, carousels are a cherished part of childhood for many French people.
Here is where you will find the carousels for 2015 / 2106.  Be aware that this list is subject to change.
Square du Temple (3e)
Place de l’Hôtel de Ville côté Rivoli / Place du Bourg Tibourg (4e)
Bordure du square St Médard (5e)
Place Sainte Sulpice (6e)
Place Joffre, M° Ecole Militaire (7e)
Place de la Concorde (8e)
Place Lino Ventura, M° Pigalle ou Anvers (9e)
Place Bonsergent (10e)
Place du Père Chaillet, M° Voltaire (11e)
Rue Antoine-Julien Henard, at the corner of Avenue Daumesnil (12e)
Place d’Italie (at the corner of Avenue d’Italie) (13e)
Angle rue Didot et rue d’Alésia, M° Plaisance ou Alésia (14e)
Esplanade Gare Montparnasse. Place Raoul Dautry (15e)
Place du Trocadéro (16e)
Place du Docteur Félix Lobligeois, M° Brochant ou La Fourche (17e)
Square Louise Michel, 6 place Saint-Pierre, M° Anvers (18e)
Place Armand Carrel, M° Laumière ou Bolivar (19e)
Rue Belgrand, M° Gambetta ou Porte de Bagnolet (20e)


There are no free carousels in the 1st and 2nd arrondissements.