Pavillons de Bercy - Musée des Arts Forains | Celebration

Festival du Merveilleux

December 2023

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

From 10am to 6pm

€18. Reduced rate: €14. Children (3 to 11 years): €12. Free for children under 3

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa

Pavillons de Bercy - Musée des Arts Forains

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.

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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

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