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Musee des Arts Forains

53 avenue des Terroirs de France, 75012 Paris, France
+33 1 43 40 16 22
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What fun!

I saw a reportage about this museum on a French TV channel and got immediately hooked! We booked a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Zornitsa T
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We rode the Midnight in Paris carousel!

Incredible museum, but it doesn't feel like a stuffy museum. Equally fun for adults and kids. Our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
soonergirl1991
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The Pavillons de Bercy-Musée des Arts Forains house one of the largest collections of entertainment and fairground art's objects. They are located in ancient wine warehouses built by a Gustave Eiffel apprentice in the end of the 19th century. Discover the site and its four venues: Théatre du Merveilleux (Thetre of Marvels), Salons Vénitiens (Venetian Rooms), Théâtre de Verdure (Vegetal outdoor area) and the Musée des Arts Forains (Museum àof Fairground Art), all displayed with themes such as Cabinet of curiosities, Venetian carnival, Extraordinary gardens and funfairs of the Belle Epoque (End of the 19th century). This private museum is opende throughout the year, only by apointement in order to experiment the spirit of the place in a lively and participative tour. The guides takes the visitor on an out of time journey, enables them to ride carousels and listen to an automaton show. The Pavillons de Bercy are opened to visit throughout the year only by appointment. And exceptionnally without booking twice a year during the European Heritage Days and Festival du Merveilleux. All the venues can also be rented for private events.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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53 avenue des Terroirs de France, 75012 Paris, France
Bercy / Nation
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+33 1 43 40 16 22
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I saw a reportage about this museum on a French TV channel and got immediately hooked! We booked a tour in English and our guide was superb - he was enthusiastic, knew his stuff, and delivered quite a performance of Edith Piaf while we rode...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible museum, but it doesn't feel like a stuffy museum. Equally fun for adults and kids. Our guide was Marie and she passionate and engaging. She made this fun for everyone. I was so surprised that they let you ride these amazing and beautiful carousels...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not knowing what to expect I was thrilled to explore this beautiful collection. Our tour guide MAX was a gem: enthusiastic and I felt that he simply loved what he was doing. And I like that fact that there are interactive parts where we all...More

Thank Marion R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic exhibition and interactive fun run by an engaging tour leader. Commentary was in French but it didn't bother us, there was too much to look at and enjoy. Children seemed to love it as much as adults.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Important! This is a privately owned museum and you must make reservations for a tour. You cannot just arrive and go in. That said...it is so worth it to make the effort. We've been twice, and been lucky enough to have English tours both times...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was very interested in seeing Musee des Arts Forains as something a little different. There are some beautiful displays and rides, and getting to ride on these was the best part. Our tour was in French, so I'm guessing we missed out on quite a...More

Thank Veggie81
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

What a day!!! This is such a wonderful surprise. It is in an old wine warehouse area and is a collection of 18th and 19th Carnival and Fair rides, games and memorabilia. You don't have to be a fanatic to love this place. The guided...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

I attended a function here on the shaded terrace. The museum includes some old fairground attractions and is great fun. The location is lovely although it is a bit off the beaten track.

Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Here is a museum that appeals to both young and old. Review the pictures here on TA to see a lovely collection of fairground games, displays and images that are up to 200 years old. You actually get to play these games and ride many...More

2  Thank Harry W
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

I was a little surprised when we got to the museum and found out that tour was in French, but we got an English translation to read in each room and our guide Marie filled us in on extra details as needed. The fact that...More

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parks. Landscaped havens are plentiful, from the Bercy
Park to La Coulée Verte and most impressively the Bois
de Vincennes, which even contains a medieval castle on
its doorstep. For an escape from the masses head to
this calming neighborhood where real Parisians make
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NorthlandPukeko
29 July 2017|
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Response from Molina E | Reviewed this property |
Hello, The are several dates that that museum is closed, on the other hand you must have a reservation other wise you would not have access as they don't have a counter to sell tickets. On the top part to your left hand... More
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17 May 2017|
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Response from ririo | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for my late answer I was out in Italy. Rates are 16 € per adult 8 € children 4 to 11 Little known in Paris but obviously for chocoholics is the "musée du chocolat" they have a web site 28 Boulevard de Bonne... More
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Yes, visitors are alliwed to take photos. No restrictions whatsoever.
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