Can you smell waffles? Must be the return of the annual fête foraine (summer fairground) in the Tuileries – for its 30th anniversary, no less. This year's Fête des Tuileries is shaping up to be the best and biggest one yet: the site will feature around 80 different attractions, including bumper cars, trampolines, climbing walls, giant slides, zip wires and ghost trains. Merry-go-rounds of various stripes are the stars of the show: you'll have the chance to mount a vintage carrousel dating from 1900, as well as a zippy modern 6G – a merry-go-round that merrily goes round at the breakneck speed of 140km/h. And if you're flagging slightly, seek out a sugar rush from one of the many food stalls serving fairground staples – crêpes, beignets, churros, ice cream and that perennial childhood favourite: candyfloss.
La Fête Foraine des Tuileries will be held in the Jardin des Tuileries until August 24. Entry is free; rides, food and refreshments, unsurprisingly, are not. For more information (in French), click here.