Ok, so here’s one of the most awesome things to date: La Musée des Arts Forains, aka the Carnival Museum.
Crystal had found out about this place, which was only tourable by appointment and in French, and it was on her “must-do” list. I am not sorry she scouted it out, because it was bonafide awe-inspiring. I must have had a look on my face like a kid in a candy store the entire time. There were old carnival rides, tons of carvings, antique (PLAYABLE!!) games, a carousel that you had to pedal because it was made of bikes, animatronic singers and instruments, statues of fish-women, the leader of Turkey as a ride-able centaur… it had everything! We may not have understood our oddball guide, but I think we made up for it in enthusiasm.