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 June 25 to August 15, 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's well known, all children love the funfair!
La Fête des Loges offers a multitude of rides for the youngest: the Super Minos, the Magic Baby, the Little Mermaid, the Speedy Gonzales, the Roller Cars, the Baby Yacht Club, the Tornado, the Accrofolies, Barca choc, the Happy Circus, the Blue Lagoon, The Simba, Pouss-Pousse and Aéro-Spatial or the all-new Mini Tour , so many attractions that will arouse the enthusiasm of toddlers. Without forgetting the traditional Line fishing and Chamboule-tout which always allow children to leave with a gift.
Fans 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 thrill seekers! Visitors can experience the Roller Coaster, New Dance, Toxic, Jet, Top Spin, Go Kart as well as Taïga Jet, Banzaï, Monster Maxxx, Mirage and Rock 'n'Roll without forgetting the Katapult, which defy the laws of weightlessness, the Maxximum, which infuses a dose of breathtaking sensations without forget the stunning Power Maxxx with its swing system. The Niagara will also entertain children and adults for a very refreshing moment!
The eternal Ghost Train, the timeless bumper cars (Skooter Diego and Skooter Disco) are also always in the game and new attractions make their big premiere at La Fête des Loges: the Flasher (unique in Europe) with an arm of 70 meters high without forgetting the King Loop which will make you turn in all directions at more than 25 meters altitude!
The famous Kitchen aisle is a must at La Fête des Loges! It offers a daily capacity of more than 6000 covers in the 15 restaurants and refreshment bars whose reputation goes far beyond the framework of the Festival. Seated around large tables, visitors will be able to enjoy every day from 12 noon many dishes of French, Spanish, Cuban, Brazilian origin...
Impossible to miss the famous old-fashioned roast suckling pig... A specialty of La Fête des Loges since the 17th century, visitors can taste it in most restaurants in the Kitchen aisle!
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Visitors of La Fête des Loges can discover the whole festive atmosphere of Brazil. On the program, a dinner show for a total immersion in Brazilian culture!
Phone: 07 88 64 61 01
This Parisian-style brasserie has expanded and completely renovated its decoration to satisfy lovers of exclusively French products with a friendly concept: the client prepares his meat himself using volcanic stone cooking. 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!
Phone: 06 89 51 44 48
Spanish restaurant recognizable by the Bull present at the entrance.
Phone: 06 87 71 94 01
La Paillotte offers simple cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. On the menu: delicious burgers, a multitude of sandwiches to choose from or even tasty kebabs...
La Toscane (Pizzeria)
In a traditional Western atmosphere, the Saloon will take you on a journey with dishes of French, Italian or even American origin... Taste the traditional mussels and fries or the timeless wood-fired ribs... everything is possible at the Saloon!
Phone: 06 12 34 28 35
Nicolas offers a fast food system combining, among other things, burgers and Alsatian specialties. This establishment also offers a brasserie service for a moment of relaxation and pleasure!
Installed as a snack, the Milot brand will serve you, among other things, quality burgers, sandwiches for all tastes or even generous paninis!
Brasserie of Norman origin, Tante Francine will make you discover in particular its famous pork shank cooked over a wood fire, its specialty, as well as many other delicious dishes!
Phone: 06 22 74 18 22
Without forgetting Rêve de Fête, Chez Ballet and Snack