Pavillons de Bercy - Musée des Arts Forains

53 avenue des Terroirs de France - 75012 Paris

Gare de Lyon - Bercy - 12e Arrondissement


This unusual place invites you off the beaten track in Paris for a total change of scenery. It house a collection of objects from fairgrounds and shows of the 19th century in a surprising setting, former wine warehouses with their private garden-street. Freed from the usual information panels and display cases, this living museum is accessible only through guided tours. It is possible to register as an individual visitor. Dive into 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..
At Christmas time, the museum organizes a colourful and magical festival, the Festival du Merveilleux. During the festival, bookings are not necessary and a large programme of shows is offered.
The Ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment has awarded the label of Living Heritage Company to the Museum of Fairground Arts for its know-how in the preservation, restoration and presentation of fairground heritage objects and shows.

Architectural style

  • Industriel
  • XIXè siècle


  • Arts forains
  • Curiosités
  • Manèges
  • Metiers d'art
  • Personnages de cire
  • Salles de réception
  • Spectacle vivant


Parc de Bercy.

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Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Car park/Parking

Languages spoken

  • English

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Japanese

Entrance fees and modalities

Group tour

The visiting public needs to be guided in this living show-museum where it is permitted to use the rides and because the objects, without subtitles, are not in showcases. It is possible for individuals to join an already constituted group upon reservation. Bookings: +33 (0) 1 43 40 16 15 or Duration: 1hr30. Payment by cheque, cash and credit card. Groups from 25 people.

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa

Other methods of payment: Chèques, espèces..

Closing times

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Opening times

Open all year round by registration only. Open without reservation for the European Heritage Days (3rd weekend of September) and for the Festival du Merveilleux (each year from 26 December until the end of the school holidays).

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Pavillons de Bercy - Musée des Arts Forains

53 avenue des Terroirs de France
75012 Paris

  • Subway - Cour Saint-Émilion
  • Bus - 24, 64

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Physical Physical

Access facilities

  • Reduced rates for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Priority admission

Accessibility information

Motor Disability :
- Entrance on the same level or with inclined plane.
- Adapted sanitary unit equipped with a transfer bar and a washbasin with hollowed-out lower part.
Hearing Impairment :
- Booking and/or payment possible on the website

More details on accessibility

Museum in the same district: Gare de Lyon - Bercy

Museum in the same arrondissement: 12th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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