These carousels are a French institution, every small town has one. And by now they are also found in cities outside of France and even found their way to Baku in Azerbaijan.I guess they are an homage towards Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days. They certainly have the charge of that time and I wish I were a kid again to go for a ride.
And this one was obviously custom-made – the pictures on the top, the “crown” of the carousel had all pictures of Vannes. So, probably not Around the World in Eighty Days, but Around Vannes in Two Minutes.
Enjoy the ride!