Ready to enter a magical place? Here is the Musée des arts forains (the museum of fairground arts) which highlights all the beauty of fairground heritage thanks to breathtaking scenographies.
The world of waking dreams
This unusual place invites you off the beaten track of Paris for a total change of scenery. It houses a collection of objects from the 19th century show and fairground in an unsuspected setting, old wine cellars with their private garden street. Freed from traditional cartels and showcases, this living museum is only accessible through guided tours, but don’t worry, it is possible to register as an individual visitor. Immerse yourself in the world of waking dreams in its scripted universes and your actor-guide will operate certain rides and mechanical musical instruments for you. This visit is for everyone, adults in particular will find their child’s soul there.
A magical festival in december
During the end-of-year celebrations, the museum organizes a magical and colorful festival, the Festival du Merveilleux. During the festival, reservations are not necessary and a large program of shows is offered. The Ministry of the Economy, Industry and Employment has awarded the Living Heritage Company label to the Musée des Arts Forains for its know-how in the preservation, restoration and presentation of fairground heritage objects. and show. Each year, more than 300,000 people push the doors of the sublime Musée des Arts Forains in Paris, a full-fledged museum-show highlighting all the beauty of the fairground heritage thanks to breathtaking scenographies. Hundred-year-old rides, old attractions, curiosities… Here, you have the opportunity to relive the fairground Belle Époque style, by plunging into a phantasmagoric and marvelous universe…
Pavilions of Bercy –Musée des Arts Forains
53 avenue des Terroirs de France – 75012 Paris