Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Paris Fair, Foire du trône

The Paris Fair called "La Foire du trône" in French, occurs each year  between April and June.

History and description

It was in 957 that the king Lothaire created the first fairgrounds, in title and date.
In the beginning, it was a marketplace, which was destroyed, and then reborn in 1805 as a small funfair.
With the increasing of the fairground people, the location changed several times and the length of the fair also.

Today, it's one of the largest and most prestigious funfair amusement park in Europe and the largest in France.
The Paris Fair "Foire du trône" presents more than 350 of the oldest and modern attractions, spread on more than 10 hectare (100,000 square meters).
This year will be the 1055th Paris Fair "Foire du trône", and it will be open from Saturday, April 7, 2012 until Sunday, June 3, 2012.

Opening hours of the "Foire du trône de Paris"

The fair is open from noon to midnight daily and noon to 1am on Saturdays and eves of public holidays.

Address of the Paris Fair "Foire du trône"

The Paris Fair "Foire du trône" takes place in the 12th arrondissement of Paris
Pelouse de Reuilly
75012 Paris


It's a free admission entrance, however you need to pay for each activity.

How to get there?

From Gare de Lyon (15 mn) Bus 87
From Châtelet (25 mn) Paris metro line 1 and line 8*
From Nation (20 mn) Paris metro line 1 and line 8*
From Gare d’Austerlitz (20 mn) Paris metro line 5 and line 8*
From Bastille (20 mn) Bus 87 or Paris metro line 8*

*The stations to get to the Paris Fair "Foire du trône" by the Paris metro line 8 are Porte Dorée, Porte de Charenton et Liberté stations.

On the weekend and public holidays, the traffic turnover increases.
And there are also free shuttles from Nation station (trip:10-12 minutes) and Bercy station (trip:8-10 minutes) on those days.
The first departure from Nation and Bercy to the Pelouse of Reuilly is at 12:20pm.
The last departure from the Foire du trône is at 0:40am.
Nation station is served by the RER A and Paris metro lines 1, 2, 6, and some buses.
Bercy station is served by the Paris metro lines 14, 6 and some buses.

And to conclude, this year shuttle bikes with electric assistance, will connect the "Place de la Nation" to the Paris Fair "Foire du trône".

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