The Fondation Louis Vuitton in the Jardin D’Acclimatation makes for a seemingly odd juxtaposition. Like everything else in France, even the amusement parks have an air of elegance. This retro-chic attraction in the midst of the wonderful Bois de Boulogne is, without a doubt, my child’s favorite part of our stay. Fresh churro coated in sugar and dipped in nutella in hand, she excitedly darted from ride to ride, played games long since retired at any other stateside parks, rode everything from a lazy river boat to a camel, finally collapsing in the grass to watch a play called (I kid you not) Circus Vegetables.
Don’t get me wrong, this can be a day trip enjoyed by all ages. Instead of the typical fair food, you can opt for a lunch at the Terrace or one of the Angelina café branches or grab an incredible snack, treat or just a luscious ristretto lungo at one of the too-cute food trucks.
Exhausted from all the child’s play? Too bad, Gehry’s architectural gem, the Fondation Louis Vuitton should not be missed. Marvel at the house of LVMH, and cap off your day with dinner at Le Frank.