This name is certainly very old; when Saint-Louis had a hunting lodge and a chapel dedicated to Saint Fiacre built in 1138 in the forest of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, the buildings were already known at the time as the Hotel of Lodges.
In 1652, Pope Innocent X decides to revive the cult of Saint Fiacre. A brotherhood in the name of this saint was created and indulgences were granted to anyone who visited the chapel dedicated to the patron saint of gardeners and market gardeners on his feast day (August 30).
It was the origin of a pilgrimage, favored by the situation in the forest and by the attraction of summer days when a large number of curious, Parisian walkers in love with the great outdoors found themselves in a friendly atmosphere. This is the origin and the departure of a kind of picturesque fair which transformed over time into an annual celebration.
Today, La Fête des Loges is the biggest fair in France during the summer on an area of 8 hectares ...
The gastronomic side of the Festival always grabs the attention of visitors; he evokes a bit of the Rabelaisian feasts and the medieval festivities granted to the good people. These country meals in the famous "Alley of Kitchens" have retained a pleasant bonton atmosphere which is now inseparable from the renowned, universal, Fête des Loges.
For nearly four centuries, the Fête des Loges has been returning to the heart of the forest of Saint-Germain-en-Laye and invites the public from July 2nd to August 15th, 2021!
This 368th edition will be placed under the sign of conviviality, reunion and thrills! It is also a great opportunity to share festive moments, with family or friends, combining emotion & happiness.
Visitors will be able to fill up on good humor and price while having fun on the many attractions for young and old in complete safety or just strolling.
To enjoy the first rays of sunshine, the unmissable Allée des Cuisines offers the lucky ones to sit on one of the terraces to taste its famous suckling pig or traditional menu!
The Fairground Industrialists, the Fête des Loges committee and I are particularly happy to meet the visitors who we missed in 2020!
We should also remember that a health protocol will be put in place throughout the Fête des Loges in order to take all the necessary precautions.
President of La Fête des Loges Committee
Saint-Germain-en-Laye is a city of history but also a city that knows how to renew itself while respecting its past and its identity. La Fête des Loges is the perfect illustration of our attachment to tradition, since it has been held since 1652, and of our aspiration to modernity. The fairground world uses its imagination every year to offer visitors surprising attractions in what is the biggest summer funfair in France. It is a great source of pride for our city to welcome it and be by the fairgrounds throughout these seven weeks of celebration and entertainment. Everyone will find again this year what makes the essence and the fame of La Fête des Loges with its usual inauguration, the eagerly awaited election of the Queen of the Lodges, the traditional Saint-Fiacre and the gourmet alley of the kitchens. As always, the Fairground Committee and the City worked side by side to perpetuate the festive spirit and its family character in the heart of our beautiful forest in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Let the festivities begin !
Mayor of Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Here is the list of upcoming events. Do not hesitate to participate!
It is known, all children love the funfair!
The Fête des Loges offers a multitude of rides for the youngest: the Super Minos, the Magic Baby, the Speedy Gonzales, the Roller Cars, the Pouss-Pouss, the Little Mermaid, the Slalom, the Simba, the Baby Yacht Club, Happy Circus, the Accro Folies or the Blue Lagoon, all of these attractions that will arouse the enthusiasm of toddlers. Without forgetting the traditional trampoline, Angling, Chamboule-tout which will allow children to leave with a gift.
Lovers of slot machines, rifle shooting or lottery will find a multitude of stands where they can play and try to win the jackpot!
Thrills, laughter and fun guaranteed!
Spread over 8 hectares , many attractions will delight fans of thrills! Visitors will be able to experience the Roller Coaster, the Toxic, the Top Spin, Virtual Reality and the Tagada which requires very good agility without forgetting the Katapult which defies the laws of weightlessness, as well as the stunning Power Maxxx with its swing system. The Niagara will amuse young and old for a while... very refreshing!
The eternal Ghost Train, the timeless bumper cars are always in the game, the Tornado are ready for thrills...
With Satan Salsa it turns in all directions as for the Banzaï fear and fun are guaranteed!
The famous Allée des Cuisines is a must at the Fête des Loges! It offers a daily capacity of more than 6,000 seats in many restaurants and refreshments whose reputation goes well beyond the framework of the Festival. Visitors will be able to indulge themselves every day from noon in some restaurants and in the evening for others, around dishes of French, Italian and Brazilian origin...
Impossible to miss the famous old-fashioned roast suckling pig... A specialty of the Fête des Loges since the 17th century, visitors will be able to taste it in a few restaurants of the Allée des Cuisines!
This Parisian-style brasserie has grown and completely renovated its decoration to satisfy lovers of exclusively French products with a friendly concept: the customer prepares his own meat using volcanic stone cooking. The grilled piglet is also part of the specialty of this restaurant which will immerse you in all the richness of the flavors of the soil!
TEL: 06 89 51 44 48
In a traditional Western atmosphere, the Saloon will make you travel with dishes of French, Italian or American origin... Taste the traditional mussels and fries or the timeless ribs over a wood fire... Everything is possible at the Saloon!
TEL: 06 12 34 28 35
The establishment invites you on a temporal and gustatory journey around American culinary specialties! Come and enjoy homemade hamburgers, hot dogs or other dishes made in the USA.
TEL: 06 89 51 44 48
La Paillotte offers simple cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. On the menu: delicious burgers, a multitude of sandwiches to choose from or tasty kebabs...
Brasserie offering paellas and couscous.
Want a change of scenery? Visitors to the Fête des Loges will be able to experience the festive atmosphere of Brazil. On the program, musical entertainment for a total immersion in Brazilian culture!
Without forgetting Rêve de Fête, the Butcher, Casa Di Nonna (pizzeria) and Chez Jeff.