Canon era roller coasters

(or how I keep getting my mind blown by things that existed in canon era)

This was totally my own ignorance but I really didn’t know that in French roller coasters are called “Russian mountains”. So I never realised that the “Russian mountains” that Fantine &co. visit in 1817 were an actual canon era roller coaster called Promenades Aeriennes in Jardin Beaujon. And that there are pictures of it which I’m now going to share in case I wasn’t the only one who had no idea this was a thing:

I hope Fantine had fun riding this thing. ;;;;_____;;;;

There was also another, simpler one in Belleville that was just called “Montagnes Russes”: (under the cut)

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