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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 Both 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.

Map Of Tuileries Gardens   

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  -  Photos of Musee du Louvre
  -  Visiting Musee du Louvre

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  -  Joan of Arc statue
  -  Pont Royal
  -  Maxim’s Musee
  -  Luxor Obelisk
  -  Photos of Place de la Concorde
  -  Musee National de la Legion d’Honneur
  -  Place Vendome

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