The Musée des Arts Forains
The Théâtre du Merveilleux
The Salons Vénitiens
The Théâtre de Verdure
Full of history, these places receive more than 200,000 visitors each year, either through functions or individual and group visits.
Each area has a particular theme: 19th-century fairgrounds at the Musée des Arts Forains, carnival in the Salons Vénitiens, cabinets of curiosity in the Théâtre du Merveilleux and amazing gardens in the Théâtre de Verdure.
The biggest collection in Europe of fairground and show objects are displayed here by Jean Paul Favand, the founder of the museums.
The decor mixes tradition with modernity and the short-lived with the long lasting to bring the items to life.
The unique place, a veritable laboratory of ideas, uses the latest technology in sound and video projection to reveal the soul of heritage objects, to get your imagination going and welcome you into this world of daydreams.
The French Ministry for the Economy, Industry and Employment has awarded the living heritage label (Entreprise du Patrimoine vivant) to the Musée des Arts Forains for its expertise in the preservation and presentation of heritage fairground and show items.
- Arts forains
Services and facilities of the establishment
- Car park/Parking
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Entrance fees and modalities
Children: (4-11yrs): €8
Group tourTours are guided in this lively show museum as the items are not behind glass. The guide takes the visitors on a journey out of time, discovering the multiple venues – Fairground museum, Venetian rooms, Marvelous Theater & Foliage Theater - and giving them the privilege to enjoy the various forms of entertainment available in the rooms. Carousel rides, mechanical organ music and automatons show will contribute to make the visit participative, unique and memorable. To book a visit – reservation by phone +33 (0)1 43 40 16 22 or directly on www.arts-forains.com . Duration: 1h30 Payment by credit card, cash or cheque. Groups from 25 people.
Free for young people and childrenFree for under 4-year-olds.
Methods of payment
Closing timesMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
These tours are guided with fairground rides, games and a show automata.
Tours from Monday to Sunday. Telephone booking: +33 (0)1 43 40 16 22. Online bookings: www.arts-forains.com
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Pavillons de Bercy - Musée des Arts Forains
53 avenue des Terroirs de France
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 43 40 16 22
Subway - Cour Saint-Émilion
Bus - 24, 64