Ferris wheel in Paris?

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Sep 10th, 2005, 05:28 PM
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Ferris wheel in Paris?

Has the Ferris wheel returned to the Place de la Concorde?
Thanks for any info!!
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Sep 10th, 2005, 05:36 PM
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Wasn't there early this year in Feb but I'll be there next month and will check for you!
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Sep 10th, 2005, 06:35 PM
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We were there last month - there's a large ferris wheel - it's situated very near the Louvre.
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Sep 10th, 2005, 07:03 PM
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it was there in December, by the place de concorde and the obelisk
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Sep 10th, 2005, 07:05 PM
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The ferris wheel was there last December/January.
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Sep 10th, 2005, 07:33 PM
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Thanks for the info....we're keeping our fingers crossed that it will be shining brightly at the end of October!!

Jody what dates will you be in Paris?
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Sep 10th, 2005, 07:57 PM
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jody, which hotel this time?
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Sep 10th, 2005, 08:45 PM
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It was alive and circulating on the 17th July. It's in the Tuileries between the Louvre and place de la Concorde.
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Sep 11th, 2005, 03:33 AM
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No ferries wheel at the Place de la Concorde on September 2nd. The place looks much better without it
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Sep 11th, 2005, 05:14 AM
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Scarlett..the same place as always on rue Jacob..got to see my friend!

Bailey..Oct 23 thru Nov 2
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Sep 11th, 2005, 11:52 AM
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There seems to be some confusion here.

There is a small carnival of sorts that operates twice a year on the north side of the Tuileries gardens. It features a midway with rides, games, and food. The ferris wheel you saw recently by the Louvre was part of this twice-yearly event.

There was also a large ferris wheel directly on the place de la Concorde for several years around 2000 to celebrate the millennium. The owner managed to wrangle an extension on the contract several times, allowing the ferris wheel (an enormous cash cow for the owner) to remain in place as a municipal eyesore far longer than intended, greatly overstaying its welcome. The city finally forced the ferris wheel off the place de la Concorde with legal actions and fines. It reappeared again early this year, like a recurring nightmare, but fortunately it is gone again now.

The ferris wheel you saw over the summer, then, was the ferris wheel of the summer carnival, not the monstrosity of the millennium.
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Sep 11th, 2005, 12:10 PM
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"monstrosity of the millennium."

AGREED! It was so totally out of place .

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Sep 11th, 2005, 01:28 PM
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Anthony....many thanks for clearing up all the confusion!!
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Sep 11th, 2005, 01:35 PM
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"monstrosity of the millennium."

agreed. london eye it is not.
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Sep 12th, 2005, 10:36 AM
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Since it's the consensus that the BIG Ferris wheel is gone..why don't you try the Eutelstat Hot Air Balloon ..it's tethered so you won't fly away.. at Parc Andre Citroen. The views of Paris are supposed to be great.
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Sep 12th, 2005, 11:38 AM
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"monstrosity of the millennium" perhaps...however it was quite a ride! My friend and I were told about it by an American we bumped into in the elavator of the Eiffel Tower. It was the last night and free. I fear ferris wheels but had to do it. So glad I did!
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Sep 12th, 2005, 01:03 PM
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FYI, the Millennium ferris wheel, which was situated on Place Concorde, was featured in the movie "Something About Charlie." The movie starred Marky Mark and was a remake of the Audrey Hepburn/Cary Grant hit "Masquerade."

I can remember walking past the ferris wheel back in June of 1999.
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Sep 12th, 2005, 01:07 PM
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One year we were in Paris the week after Christmas and they had rides set up. Since it was right before New Year's it didn't seem too out of place.
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Sep 30th, 2005, 06:48 AM
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Was there 3 weeks ago and much to my disappointment its gone!!
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