After being awarded a 25-year concession to operate the Jardin d’Acclimatation amusement park in Paris last year, luxury goods firm LVMH Group and Compagnie des Alpes have unveiled an ambitious renovation and modernisation programme, scheduled to last six months and representing €60m euros of work.

The 45-acre park will undergo its first major transformation since 1860 while retaining its unique spirit.

The vast project will see remodelling of the landscaping, restoration of the architectural heritage, new rides, an updated restaurant offering and a revamped website, all shaped by a focus on service excellence for visitors. 

The result will be a completely rejuvenated park that retains all its distinctive enchantment and charm. The future Jardin d’Acclimatation will be completed on May 1, 2018.

On September 26, 2016, the Paris City Council awarded a public service concession to operate the Jardin d’Acclimatation to a consortium held 80% by LVMH, which has managed the park since 1984, and 20 per cent by Compagnie des Alpes.

The park recently unveiled the details of a major renovation program centred on four key objectives: offer visitors a complete leisure experience; restore the architectural heritage; restructure the landscaping; and rethink, diversify and expand visitor services.

The Jardin aims to attract three million visitors per year, making it one of the top three theme parks in France. 

Seventeen new rides will be added, joining the 25 existing rides, which will also be modernised. The overall theme will be a ‘steampunk’ spirit that revisits the 19th century, fusing science fiction and fantasy.