The Throne Fair
Each March, the Foire du Trône, featuring 300 attractions, takes up its spring quarters on the Reuilly lawn in the Bois de Vincennes. There's something for everyone, with fun, excitement, and feasting.
How do I get to the Throne Fair?
AddressPelouse de Reuilly
Three months of fun
Each year in March, April, and May, the Reuilly lawn is home to hundreds of different attractions. A total of three hundred different attractions are offered: a Ferris wheel, roller coasters, a haunted house, and more. Children can have fun on their rides, and the older generation can have some thrills too. Everyone can then gather around a candy apple or other gourmet treat. During the three months that the Foire du Trône is held in the Bois de Vincennes, there are also events such as the Grand Carnival and eco-friendly fireworks.
This is a far cry from the gingerbread fair, which is in fact the precursor to the Foire du Trône. In 957, the Abbey Saint-Antoine organised this event for the first time on the "Place du Trône", which later became known as the "Place de la Nation". In 1965, the Foire du Trône took its current form in a new location on the Reuilly Lawn, but its long history makes it the oldest fair in Europe.