Ferris Wheel of Paris

Publish date: 26-02-2019
Ferris Wheel of Paris

The large Ferris wheel of Paris (La Grande Roue de Paris) is located on the Place de la Concorde.

The first Ferris wheel in Paris was built in 1900 for the Universal Exhibition and was located next to the Champ de Mars. In 1921 it was disassembled, and later in 1937 it was dismantled. On the occasion of the 2000-millennium celebrations Marcel Campion creates a new Ferris wheel.  It was installed on December 1, 1999 in the Place de la Concorde.

Wheel's height is approximately 60 meters (it is the world's largest mobile Ferris wheel). There is a beautiful view of the Tuileries Gardens from the top of the wheel.  It contains 42 lorries, one lorry can accommodate maximum 8 persons. 

During its existence, the Ferris wheel managed to travel and visit different countries such as Italy, Netherlands, Great Britain, Belgium, Thailand and others.

By decision of the Paris Council the Wheel was dismantled on May 24, 2018.

How to get

Wheel no longer exists!

Former Wheel address: Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris

  • Metro: Concorde Station
  • RER: Charles de Gaulle - Étoile
  • Buses: 24, 42, 52, 72, 73, 84, 94, Balabus

Ticket prices

No tickets available - the Wheel no longer exists


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