HD photographs of traditional Merry-go-round inside Jardin des Tuileries - Page 48

We took these high definition photos showing a Merry-go-round, known as a Carrousel in French, which is one of the tourist attractions located within the Jardin des Tuileries in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris.

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Merry-go-round in Jardin des Tuileries
This first HD photo shows a traditional carousel within the Tuileries Gardens, which is located in an area known as the Grand Couvert, and when you look at a map of the Jardin des Tuileries, you will see this is located within its own dedicated section called a parterre and is listed as Manege, which is the French word for a merry-go-round, or carousel.
Merry-go-round in Grand Couvert area Tuileries Gardens
The term carousel originated from the Italian garosello and the Spanish carosella, which meant little battle, and brought over to Europe by crusaders, it was originally a jousting game from the Middle east that required great horsemanship skills, and became one used regularly in France, which also became a part of shows and spectacles.
Wooden horses on merry-go-round Jardin des Tuileries
However, average people were fascinated by this game, and it was back in the 1700s that the first ever carousel was constructed and at the time was designed for people to ride around on wooden horses, whilst being moved by people pulling ropes, cranking it, or even by real horses, although over time, different animals or features you could sit were introduced, like you can see in this photograph.
Payment booth Jardin des Tuileries merry-go-round
So, by the 1800s these carved and wooden carousels, were popping up all over the world, and being crafted in winter, they were often designed to be transported to different fairgrounds during the summer months, although some were permanently fixed in place, and in this image you can see the fancy cash desk where you pay to ride on this permanent carousel in the Jardin des Tuileries.
Grand Couvert merry-go-round Jardin des Tuileries
Now this particular merry-go-round is not as old as some, yet is still in a traditional ornate style, and also carries on a tradition within the Tuileries Gardens that has been the same for centuries bar interruptions such as the World Wars, and in fact, this is why a section between the Jardin des Tuileries and the Musee du Louvre is called the Place du Carrousel.

Therefore, if you are on holiday in Paris as a family, there are plenty of tourist attractions and entertainment options for children, even within places such as this historical open air museum of the Tuileries Gardens.

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Address details

Tuileries Gardens, 75001, Paris, Ile de France, France

Gated area opening times
April to May: 7am - 9pm
June to August: 7am - 11pm
September: 7am - 9pm
October to March: 7:30am - 7:30pm

Related information

Tuileries Gardens map
Tuileries Gardens video
Musee du Louvre

Tuileries attractions

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel photos 2016
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Musee du Jeu de Paume photos
Musee du Jeu de Paume
Musee de l'Orangerie photos
Musee de l'Orangerie
Octagonal water feature
Grand Bassin Rond
Fete des Tuileries
Childrens playground
Model sailing boat pond
Vivier sud
Exedre Nord pond
Exedre Sud pond
Vegetable Garden
Judas Tree
Pin de Corse tree
White Mulberry tree

Tuileries monuments

Charles Perrault monument
Waldeck-Rousseau monument
Jules Ferry monument
Vestige du Palais des Tuileries
Le Chene de la Republique monument
Monument aux Morts de Port Vendres
Monument a Cezanne

Tuileries Grand Bassin statues

Le Centaur Nessus Enlevant Dejanire
La Comedie
Le Serment de Spartacus
Medee statue
1836 Alexandre Combattant
Le Bon Samaritain
Pericles Distribuant les Couronnes aux Artistes
L'Homme et sa Misere ou La Misere
Cain statue
Cassandre se met sous la protection de Pallas
Hercules And Minotaur

Tuileries Bassin Octogonal statues

La Loire et le Loiret
The Nile
Agrippine D'Apres l'antique
Female statue
1722 Julius Caesar
1712 L'Hiver
Goddess of Agriculture
1695 Veturie
Le Tibre
La Seine et la Marne

Tuileries Aristide Maillol statues

1943 La Riviere
Ile de France
Pomone Drapee
La Jeune Fille Allongee
La Nuit
Goddess of Spring
Baigneuse Se Coiffant
La Nymphe
Les Trois Graces
La Baigneuse Drapee
La Mediterranee
L'Action Enchainee

Tuileries Exedre Sud statues

Venus Callipyge
Confidence sculpture
Daphne statue
Apollo statue

Tuileries Exedre Nord statues

Manus Ultimus
Faune au Chevreau
Atalante statue
Hippomene statue

Other Tuileries statues

Horses of Saint Mark
La France Victorieuse
Les Fils de Cain
Tigress and Cubs
Tigre Terrassant un Crocodile
Force et Tendresse
Retour de Chasse
Mort de Lais
Hercule Farnese
Julius Caesar
Diane a la Biche
L'Ami de Personne
L'Arbre des Vyelles
Standing Figure
Lion et Lionne se Disputant un Sanglier
Rhinoceros Attaque par un Tigre
Comptine sculptures
Standing Woman
La Foule sculpture
Personnage III
La Grande Musicienne
Lion au Serpent
Reclining Figure
Le Bel Costume
Meditation Avec Bras
Grand Commandement Blanc
The Kiss
South West Lion
La Renommee Montee sur Pegase
Mercure Monte sur Pegase
Andre Le Notre
The Welcoming Hands
North West Lion statue

Tuileries memorial plaques

Raymond Mestracci
Madeleine Brinet
Jean-Claude Touche
Michel Mouchet
Antonio Lopez-Ros
Georges Bailly
Pierre Laigle
Marcel Bizien
Georges Fontaine
Guy Lecomte

Tuileries restaurants

Cafe Reale Italian
Cafe Renard
Kiosque Paul takeaway

Attractions close by

Joan of Arc statue
Angelina Tearoom
Luxor Obelisk
Thomas Jefferson monument
Musee National de la Legion d’Honneur
Musee d’Orsay
Musee de la Publicite
Musee de la Mode et du Textile
Maxim’s Musee Art Nouveau
Jardins des Champs Elysees
Place de la Madeleine
Pont Alexandre III
Musee Petit Palais
Colonne Vendome
Musee des Arts Decoratifs