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 mechanism.

In winter 2006–2007, the numerous decorations and horses were rejuvenated by a host of workers dedicated to restoring 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.

Here is a photograph of
Le Galopant taken before
its restoration.

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