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.
As every year for nearly four centuries, the Fête des Loges takes up residence in the heart of the forest of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, from June 30 to August 20, 2023, for a new and most festive edition!
The Fête des Loges is above all an essential summer tradition for Parisians and visitors who come to enjoy a bit of freshness in this rural place. With more than 200 attractions: thrill rides, children's rides and games of skill, every visitor will find what they are looking for!
For this 370th edition, the Allée des Cuisines will also offer an ancestral taste journey, by offering a variety of French and international specialties that will awaken your taste buds. Tantalizing smells and exquisite flavors will fill the aisles, creating an unforgettable dining experience!
This year, visitors will also be able to enjoy several new state-of-the-art attractions, providing unforgettable entertainment experiences for all.
Considered as one of the most anticipated events each summer in Ile-de-France, fairground industrialists, the Fête des Loges committee and myself are delighted to be able to warmly welcome the public for this new edition, which promises to be more user-friendly and lively than ever.
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, 30th - Charity operation between 7 p.m. and 2 a.m.
La Fête des Loges supports the "Ensemble pour Eux" association.
Wristbands will be on sale between 7 p.m. and midnight for €20 for 15 rides on 15 different attractions and will be valid only that day until 2 a.m. on participating rides*.
This operation will be organized in favor of the non-profit association "Ensemble pour Eux", created in 1999, which finances, designs, organizes and supervises events for the benefit of major pupils of the Sapeurs-Pompiers de France.
This association works in total collaboration with "the work of Orphan Pupils and mutual aid funds of the Sapeurs-Pompiers de France (ODP)", founded on March 27, 1926 by Commander Guesnet, helping the children of deceased firefighters and working all year round with the Pupilles des Sapeurs-Pompiers de France.
*within the limit of the bracelets available as part of this charity operation"
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, the Blue Lagoon, so many 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.
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 as a great novelty this year: the UFO 2000, an attraction which, under the effect of its centrifugal force, simulates impressive accelerations on board.
Many attractions will also delight thrill seekers such as the Mega King Tower, the King Loop, the Booster, the Rotor, the Taïga Jet, the Pirate Ship, the Tornado, the Virtual Reality and the Tagada which requires a very good agility without forgetting the Katapult which defies the laws of weightlessness, just like the stunning 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 and the ice palace are still 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 covers in many restaurants and refreshment 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 dishes of French, Guadeloupe, Reunionese, Oriental origin... Impossible to miss the famous roast suckling pig the old-fashioned way... A specialty of the Fête des Loges since the 17th century, visitors can taste it in a few restaurants on 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!
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 la Boucherie (the Butcher), l'Ours Noir (the Black Bear), Rêve de Fête, strong>Jeff's Bar and La Cabane.