Carousel in Jardin du Luxembourg
This charming carousel in Jardin du Luxembourg was constructed in 1879
from the plans of Charles Garnier,
the architect of Palais Garnier (the Paris Opera House).
The animals are suspended from the canopy,
and after selecting a wood horse or elephant,
each child is given a wand.
On each turn of the carousel they try to catch a brass ring.
As you can see from this eager little girl,
some are quite good at catching the ring!
Le manège Garnier
Jardin du Luxembourg