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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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One of the Neatest Museums I've Ever Been To!

Important! This is a privately owned museum and you must make reservations for a tour. You cannot... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
FredLikesToTravel
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Springfield, Massachusetts
Interesting

Was very interested in seeing Musee des Arts Forains as something a little different. There are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Veggie81
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Shepparton, Australia
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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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“bercy village” (14 reviews)
“carnival games” (13 reviews)
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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 2 days 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 1 week 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank bstgeorge
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful, magical park/museum in Paris. I found out about it through the internet after I looked up locations that were filmed in Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" (the carousel party put on by the Scott Fitzgerald's). The park is owned by an...More

Thank ZEVIK
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

This was recommended to us by a woman at an Art Gallery in Bercy Village. We had no idea about it and was absolutely fascinated for 2 hours on the tour!! It is an amazing collection that you will not find anywhere else. Our tour...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

the museum is amazing .. I would recommend at least once to visit this place.. I loved this place,,,

Thank Hardik D
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

In the quaint area of Bercy - find this amazing place filled with vintage circus and carnival ephemera. Spend at least 2 hours touring and exploring nostalgic sets, costumes, rides, games etc. ** reserve ahead of time.- specify language preference. (french or english)

Thank ahappydandelion
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Bercy / Nation
Nestled between the Seine, Bastille, and Père Lachaise
lies a peaceful side of town where wide avenues and
impressive buildings accompany green spaces and small
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 neighbourhood where real Parisians make
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NorthlandPukeko
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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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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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