The Carousel is based on tales by the French writer Jules Verne (1828-1905) from the nineteenth century who wrote such tales as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea , Around the World in Eighty Days and Journey to the Centre and of the Earth. Jules Verne is often claimed as one of the founders of the science fiction genre.
These incredible works inspired this beautiful carousel.
There are magnificent illustrations covering every inch of the Carousel. Each a work of art on its own.
Instead of the usual horses, the rides are those you might find in one of Vernes books, the hot-air balloon, planes, cars, swans, each one is beautiful and presents a serious dilemma for a child to choose just one!
It made such an impression on our eldest (now 9 and 6) that they remembered every detail of it for an entire year and were with baited breath to see if it was still there this year. And thankfully it was.
If you ever find yourself in Brittany, Quimper is a must see and this Carousel is worthy of a ride!
Happy Carousel dreams!