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.
Installed for more than four centuries in the forest of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, the traditional Fête des Loges returns from June 24 to August 15, 2022 for 7 weeks of festivities!
The opportunity for visitors to let go for a day, to fully enjoy the attractions and rediscover with family or friends the joys of the biggest summer funfair in Ile de France.
For this 369th edition, young and old, curious connoisseurs or novices will have the opportunity to eat in its famous Allée des Cuisines, have fun on the many attractions on offer or simply stroll and enjoy the sun in this rural setting.
Surprising new attractions will be on display this year to the delight of visitors. A lot of good humor guaranteed for all!
The fairground industrialists, the Fête des Loges committee and I are looking forward to meeting the public for this new edition which is already shaping up to be a return to the Fête.
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
Friday, June 24th, will take place the great annual charity operation of La Fête des Loges, in favor of the association Les Chemins de l'Eveil.
Wristbands will be on sale at La Fête des Loges between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. for €20 for 15 carousel rides on 15 different attractions in support of "Les Chemins de l'Eveil". These wristbands will only be valid that day on participating rides. All of the gains from this charity day will be donated to "Chemins de L'Eveil", an association based in SaintGermain-en-Laye (78), which operates in favor of disabled people. Its main mission is to finance reception structures for children and adults.
See you Friday, June 24th at La Fête des Loges in Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
Here is the list of upcoming events. Do not hesitate to participate!
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 PoussPouss, the Little Mermaid, the Surf Party, the Slalom, the Simba, the Baby Yacht Club, the Happy Circus, the Accro Folies, the Boite à Rire or the Blue Lagoon, so many attractions that will arouse the enthusiasm of toddlers. Not forgetting the traditional trampoline, angling, the Chamboule-tout which allow the 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!
Visitors will also be able to experience among the novelties this year: the Pirate Ship, the Mega King Tower, The Octopus, The Ferris Wheel and the Memphis Coaster.
Many attractions will also delight thrill seekers such as the King Loop, the Booster, the Extreme, the Rotor, the Taïga Jet, Virtual Reality and the Tagada which requires very good agility without forgetting the Katapult which defies the laws of weightlessness, just like the overturning Power Maxxx with its swing system. The Niagara will entertain young and old for a very... refreshing moment!
The eternal Ghost Train, the timeless bumper cars the Tornado, the Pouss-Pouss for adults are always there.
The Mega King Tower, the highest mobile carousel in Europe will guarantee maximum thrills 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 covered in many restaurants and bars whose reputation goes well beyond the framework of the Festival. Visitors will be able to enjoy every day from 12 p.m. in some restaurants and in the evening for others, around original dishes French, Italian and Brazilian... Impossible to miss the famous old-fashioned roast suckling pig... Specialty of the Fête des Loges since the 17th century, visitors can taste it in a few restaurants on the Allée des Cuisines! This year too, the Fête des Loges offers a culinary journey to the four corners of the world with its novelty, the restaurant West Indian Banm' Bokit!
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 24 28 59 40
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
La Paillotte offers simple cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. On the menu: delicious burgers, a multitude of sandwiches to choose from or tasty kebabs...
Le Banm' Bokit
Fancy a change of scenery? Banm' Bokit is the Bokit specialist as you have never eaten it. The authentic Guadeloupean sandwich recipe will seduce the palate of Creole cuisine lovers.
Without forgetting the Butcher, the Black Bear, Casa Di Nonna (pizzeria), Rêve de Fête and strong>Jeff's Bar.