forced to move due to the Olympics, the Tuileries funfair finds itself without a drop-off point

Environmentalists and the right at the Paris Council voted against the proposed move to the Bois de Boulogne, leading to the rejection of the deliberation which provided for the installation of this “Summer Festival” on the Muette lawn.

The Tuileries funfair, which must move this summer due to the Olympic Games, finds itself without a base after the rejection this Friday, May 24 by the Paris Council of its plan to move to the Bois de Boulogne.

Refusal of environmentalists and the right

Environmentalists, rebellious allies of the PS mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, and her right-wing opposition united their voices to derail the deliberation which planned the installation, from June 14 to August 27, of this “Summer Festival” on the Muette lawn, in the Bois de Boulogne.

This installation “would risk harming this already fragile ecosystem”, underlined the LR mayor of the 16th arrondissement Jérémy Redler, highlighting the “heavy equipment” and “the intensive trampling of the lawn”.

“A few weeks later the Festival at Neu-Neu will begin”, another Parisian funfair, “on the same space”, added the ecologist Jérôme Gleizes, who wonders how “we can ensure both the security of the Olympics and of this party” while the sector suffers from a “staff shortage”.

“The district mayor, your environmentalist allies, the local residents (…) are against and you are passing this deliberation to the Paris Council,” criticized Emile Meunier (EELV) in the direction of his socialist and communist allies.

What future for funfairs in Paris?

“It’s never easy to organize a funfair because no one wants one,” replied the commerce deputy Nicolas Bonnet-Oulaldj, asking the district mayors to make any “proposal” to him. for the relocation of this party.

“The State asked the city of Paris to propose another location to provide this funfair”, the Place de la Concorde being an Olympic site, he recalled.

He spoke of a “political or cultural choice to know whether or not, in Paris, we still want funfairs”.

In April, the last Foire du Trône, organized on the lawn of Reuilly, in the Bois de Vincennes (12th century), was marred by group violence.

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