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Trip Report The Foire du Trône in Paris

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You might wonder what a lot of Parisian parents do with their children on the weekend. Many of them cannot afford Disneyland, and sailing little boats in the Luxembourg gardens is really only for a select few children, not to mention relatively boring beyond the age of 5.

Luckily there is the Foire du Trône every April and May in the Bois de Vincennes, and it has existed for a thousand years. This year it runs until June 9th, because the last day is always Pentecost Monday. It obviously isn't just for children because a lot of the thrill rides are reserved for fully grown people only, so it is also one of the prime cruising spots for teenagers.

I drop by perhaps once every 5 or 6 years to see what has changed -- usually not much, except for the fact that the rides are more and more extreme. Certain things go out of fashion -- for example, there used to be bungee jumping, but that is no longer there. Anyway, I made a photo report (including video) about my visit last Sunday, and I'm sure that a lot of you will also find it to be a treasure trove regarding "casual" Parisian fashion. ;-)

Here is the report: http://tinyurl.com/pw9z4fr

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