Roue de Paris

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Roue de Paris on the Place de la Concorde, Paris, France
Roue de Paris in Geleen, the Netherlands

The Roue de Paris is a 60-metre (200 ft) tall[1][2] transportable Ferris wheel, originally installed on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France, for the 2000 millennium celebrations. It left Paris in 2002 and has since then seen service at numerous other locations around the world.

It is a Ronald Bussink series R60 wheel and needs no permanent foundations, instead 40,000 litres (8,800 imp gal; 11,000 US gal) (40 tonnes) of water ballast provide a stable base.[2] It weighs 365 tonnes.[1]

Due to its transportable design, it can be erected in 72 hours and dismantled in 60 hours by a specialist team. Transport requires seven 20-foot (6.1 m) container lorries, ten open trailer lorries, and one closed trailer lorry.

The forty-two gondolas can be loaded either three or six at a time, and each can accommodate eight passengers.[1]



  1. ^ a b c "RdP Technical Information". Roue de Paris.
  2. ^ a b BBC - Birmingham Features - Birmingham Wheel
  3. ^ "The history of La grande Roue de Paris". Roue de Paris.

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