Pavillons de Bercy - Musée des Arts Forains | Celebration

Festival du Merveilleux Member

December 2019 - January 2020

53 avenue des Terroirs de France - 75012 Paris

Gare de Lyon - Bercy - 12e Arrondissement


The Musée des Art Forains, a private museum, is opening to the public for ten days at the end of the year to give visitors of all ages an opportunity to enjoy browsing its treasures.

The Festival du Merveilleux is an invitation to tour one of Europe’s largest collections of fairgroundattractions. It makes for an entertaining cultural outing, with a special festive season trail through the museum as well as performances by street artists and magicians.


All public, Children

Prices and times

10am to 6pm: no booking required. Shows every 30 minutes.

Adults: €14. Children (4 to 11 years): €8. Free for children under 2

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

Pavillons de Bercy - Musée des Arts Forains

The Pavillons de Bercy house 4 different areas:

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.

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Pavillons de Bercy - Musée des Arts Forains

53 avenue des Terroirs de France
75012 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 43 40 16 22

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

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