If you have been to Paris in the winter you know that most, if not all, of the carousels are closed. How about un manège enclosed with glass doors so that it can entertain les enfants during all seasons and weather. It even provides seating for les parents ou les grand-parents.

En juin, I went to Nogent-sur-Marne just to the east of Bois de Vincennes to have an apéritif with friends and discovered this beautiful (and new) carousel sur l'esplanade de l'Hôtel de Ville. The decoration arount the top was inspired by scenes of the town. If you want to see more of Paris than city-life and to venture out a bit, Nogent can be easily reached by RER or Métro and bus and is included in your Zones 1-3 Paris Visite Pass.

I'm off on an adventure with Nanette to find some castanets -- I will still be posting daily but with fewer comments until I return.