158-year-old amusement park reopens after facelift
The Jardin d’Acclimatation amusement park first opened in 1860
A popular tourist attraction in the Bois de Boulogne in Paris that dates back to the time of Emperor Napoleon III has reopened after an eight-month, €60million revamp.
It is the first time the Jardin d’Acclimatation amusement park, which opened in 1860, has been restored – and it is hoped it will attract 3million visitors a year moving forward.
Many historical attractions at the 158-year-old park have entranced visitors young and old for more than a century such as the 1900 carousel, the enchanted river, the little train, the destorting mirrors and the educational farm and remain operational.
In total the park boasts 40 attractions, 17 of which are new including several roller-coasters. It aims to position itself as the third amusement park in the greater Paris area, behind Parc Astérix and Disneyland Paris.