La Mer de Sable

La Mer de Sable
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Entrance to the park
LocationErmenonville Forest, Oise, France
Coordinates49°08′43″N 2°40′35″E / 49.14538889°N 2.67635°E / 49.14538889; 2.67635Coordinates: 49°08′43″N 2°40′35″E / 49.14538889°N 2.67635°E / 49.14538889; 2.67635
Opened1963
Operated byLooping Group
Attendance358,538[1] (2018)
Area55 ha (140 acres)
WebsiteOfficial Website

La Mer de Sable is an amusement park founded 1963 and is located in Ermenonville Forest. The park is close to the commune of Ermenonville in the Oise department of northern France.[2] The park is owned and operated by the Looping Group.[1]

History

The park was founded by the French actor Jean Richard in 1963 on lands leased by from the Institut de France.[3] The park was bought by Compagnie des Alpes in July 2005, who at the time owned Parc Astérix, another amusement park only 5 km away.[4] The park was then sold to its current owner, the Looping Group in 2015.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b "La Mer de Sable bat son record de fréquentation" [La Mer de Sable sets a new visitor record]. lechotouristique.com (in French). 21 November 2018. Retrieved 29 March 2019..
  2. ^ "La Mer de Sable 2019 - Sortiraparis.com". www.sortiraparis.com.
  3. ^ Bautier, Robert-Henri (1995–1997). "Nouveaux documents sur l'état du parc d'Ermenonville au début du XIXth et sur l'origine de la mer de sable" [New documents on the state of Ermenonville Park in the early XIXth century and the origin of La Mer de Sable]. Comptes rendus et mémoires de la Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie de Senlis: 365–370. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ Persidat, Marie (9 August 2005). "Astérix se paie la Mer-de-Sable" [Astérix buys the Mer-de-Sable]. Le Parisien.
  5. ^ Visseyrias, Mathilde (22 May 2015). "La Compagnie des Alpes se polarise sur ses meilleurs sites" [Compagnie des Alpes is focusing on its best sites]. Le Figaro.


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