This heritage carousel was
built in 1885 by Belgian craftsmen, making it the oldest “galloping” carousel
in the world. It was named Le Galopant because of the galloping
motion of the horses and gondolas, which are controlled by an ingenious
In winter 2006–2007, the numerous decorations
and horses were rejuvenated by a host of workers dedicated to
Le Galopant to its former splendor and glory.
Enter the world
of Le Galopant to learn more about this marvelous carousel and
how it was restored.