La Fête des Loges 2024, the funfair returns to Saint-Germain en Laye - 78

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Published by My de Sortiraparis, Margot de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis, · Published on June 28th, 2024 at 11:14 a.m.
The Fête des Loges is back from June 28 to August 18, 2024 in the beautiful forest of Saint-Germain-en-Laye in the Yvelines. For over 300 years, thrill rides, merry-go-rounds, shows and water games have been waiting for young and old alike, just 20 minutes from Paris, in a beautiful setting accessible by public transport!

The Fête des Loges, the famous historic funfair in the heart of the Forêt de Saint-Germain, returns for our greatest pleasure from June 28 to August 18, 2024. Once again this year, more than 200 attractions will be set up for us to spend a convivial and relaxed time in the alleys of the Forêt de Saint-Germain en Laye.

What would the Fête des Loges be without its rides and entertainment of all kinds? Like every year, this festival promises its visitors a wide range of fun activities! From traditional attractions to cutting-edge technology, for children and adults alike, there's something for everyone.

For younger children, the Fête des Loges offers a variety of rides such as Pouss-Pouss, Roller Cars, Little Mermaid, Bara Choc, Lac Bleu, MJ Cars, Speedy Gonzales, Magic Baby, Baby Yacht Club, Virtual Trip, Happy Circus, not forgetting the Palais du Rire and Toboggan. Attractions guaranteed to get the kids excited! Classic games such as trampoline, angling and chamboule-tout will give children the chance to go home with gifts.

Thrill-seekers can enjoy attractions such as the King Loop, Jet Star, Taiga Jet, U.F.O, Alaska, Break Dance, Roller Coaster, Corsair, Nasa Rotor, Cancun, Surf Party, Booster Maxx, Tagada, Katapult and Power Maxx.

Finally, for young and old alike, there's the Banzai for a mix of fear and laughter, and the Niagara for a refreshing moment. Classics such as the Ghost Train, bumper cars, Tornado, Pouss-Pouss and the adult caterpillar are also on offer.

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Talking of refreshments, the Fête des Loges features a beautiful Allée des Cuisines where several restaurants and gourmet stalls battle it out to treat you. Ice creams and cold drinks battle it out with cotton candy and doughnuts, to be consumed in moderation. You'll find Brasserie Milot in French cuisine mode, La Paillotte and its hamburgers, Banm' Bokit and its Creole sandwiches, L'Ours Noirs and its famous spit-roasted piglets, not forgetting La Boucherie, Rêve de Fête, Costy, La Cabane...

The Fête des Loges is also punctuated by celebrations combining modernity and ancestral traditions. A few dates to keep in mind:

  • Friday June 28: Opening of the Fête des Loges. A charity evening from 7pm to 11pm at €20 for 15 rides on 15 different attractions. Profits go to the"We are Etendart" association, which helps young people.

  • Saturday June 29: Inauguration of the Fête des Loges and the allée des cuisines at 2.30pm on Saturday June 29, 2024, in the presence of Arnaud Péricard, Mayor of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, the town council, members and sponsors of the "We are Etendart" association and fairground manufacturers.

  • Thursday, July 4: Coronation of the Reine des Loges, at 11 a.m., who represents the Festival all summer long and reigns in the hearts of the 170 fairgoers for a year.

  • Sunday, July 7: Portuguese Day at 3pm (brass band, dancers and musicians in traditional dress).

  • Saturday, July 13: Concert by The Mirrors at 9pm.

  • Thursday, July 18 at 11am: Fête de la Saint-Fiacre, now the patron saint of gardeners and market gardeners. To mark the occasion, the Fête des Loges blooms its alleys on July 20 and hosts a mass at 11am.

  • Sunday, July 21, 3pm: Pat' Patrouille parade.

  • Saturday, July 27 at 3pm: Avengers Parade.

  • Sunday, August 4 at 3pm: Lilo & Stitch and friends parade.

  • Saturday, August 10, 9pm: Moz Drum, street percussion show.

  • Sunday, August 18: Festival closes at midnight

For the record, the Fête des Loges is one of France's oldest funfairs. Its origins date back to 1652, when the popular veneration ofSaint Fiacre, a monk of Irish origin, was celebrated on August 30 .

In 1652, Pope Innocent X established the Confrérie Saint-Fiacre in the Chapelle des Loges, which quickly became a place of pilgrimage and procession. Towards the end of the 18th century, the event was increasingly transformed into a place of entertainment. In 1893, the municipality decided to extend the festival from 3 to 10 days, amalgamating it with the existing Fête de Saint-Louis.

How to get to the Fête des Loges?

Getting there is easy: by car, take the A13 freeway from Paris. To get to the Fête des Loges by public transport, take the RER A towards Saint-Germain-en-Laye and get off at Saint-Germain-en-Laye station. From there, you can take the free shuttle bus provided during the festival, or walk about 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can take bus line 21 and get off at the "Saint-Germain-en-Laye RER" or "Camp des Loges" stops.

Disturbance to be expected for the passage of the flame

On Tuesday July 23, due to the passage of the Olympic Flame through Saint-Germain-en-Laye, there will be disruptions on: Avenue des Loges, rue de Pontoise, Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, rue Thiers and Rampe des Grottes.

Please note that the opening times are changing this year. La Fête des Loges is open Monday to Thursday from 3pm to midnight, Friday, Saturday and the day before from 3pm to 1am, public holidays from 2pm to 1am and Sundays from 2pm to midnight.

A fun, family-friendly funfair in a green setting is the perfect way to have fun during the summer.

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Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From June 28th, 2024 to August 18th, 2024

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.

    Location

    Foret de Saint-Germain
    78100 Saint Germain en Laye

    Route planner

    Prices
    Accès libre, seules les attractions sont payantes, tarif selon les manèges: Free
    Bracelet soirée solidaire 28 juin: €20

    Recommended age
    For all

    Official website
    www.fetedesloges.fr

    More information
    Open Monday to Thursday, 3pm to midnight; Friday, Saturday and holiday eves, 3pm to 1am; public holidays, 2pm to 1am; Sundays, 2pm to midnight.

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