The Festival du Merveilleux 2017 of the Musée des Arts Forains

From December 26, 2017 to January 7, 2018, the Musée des Arts Forains invites us to discover the 8th edition of the Festival du Merveilleux. 13 days of animations and wonders expect (big) children in the temple of funfair so that you can make your Holidays even more enjoyable.

The Musée des Arts Forains in Bercy invites us in a world of dream. Here’s the occasion to discover the magic place staged by private collector Jean-Paul Favand who decided to share with us his fantastic universe, the one of merry-go-rounds and fairground arts. For the 8th edition dedicated to “Invisible Musicians”, you’re offered to discover the museum turned into an incredible 8000-sqm music box.

Le Musée des Arts forains pour les vacances de Noël : le Festival du Merveilleux

For the Holidays, come and have a free visit in this enchanting with its hidden street decorated and lightened up as it should be for this period. Discover then centenary merry-go-rounds, automaton shows and mechanical music.

This year, invisible musicians, ancient mechanical music instrument especially restored for the occasion, come to the museum and accompany many living artists and show companies to entertain us.

Take part in a waking dream between jugglers, acrobats, enchanting decors, story-tellers, cotton candy and other actors! You can even try one of the attractions open for the occasion (wooden horse merry-go-round, waiter race, Japanese billiards, velocipede merry-go-round, child merry-go-round, Unicorn astrological fame, gondolas merry-go-round…).

Impromptu shows await you throughout the day.

Here’s what to expect:

Within the museum, discover the 4 incredible areas dedicated to show art:

The Funfair
Covering 1,800 sqm with attractions, merry-go-rounds and games from the 1900’s. Velocipede and wooden horse merry-go-rounds are open every day.

The Theater of Marvels
Also covering 1,800 sqm, discover a palace of illusion and dream with a video show. A mix of real and virtual to make you live a unique experience.

The Salons Vénitiens
Covering 800 sqm, discover merry-go-rounds, fairground attractions and automaton shows with opera music taking you to a baroque universe untouched by time.
And in premier, the new high-end show “Venise la Sérénissime” inviting you to visit an enhanced Venice.

The Théâtre de Verdure
An extraordinary and adjustable great garden.

The Magic Mirror
A former ballroom from the roaring twenties where living shows use reflections and optical illusions.

In this living museum, you’re allowed to touch object from the collection and take part in attractions. All in all, since the museum covers 8000 sqm, your family will have a lot to do!

Practical information:
Official website: The Musée des Arts Forains 
From December 26, 2017 to January 7, 2018
Information by calling +33 (0)1 43 40 16 22
Rates: Adult: €14
Children under 12: €6
Free for children under 2
Without reservation from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Address: 53 avenue des Terroirs de France – 75012 Paris
Metro 14, stop Cour St Emilion

©Les Pavillons de Bercy

Julie M.
Last updated on 9 November 2017

Practical information

Opening Time
From 26 December 2017 to 7 January 2018



    Les Pavillons de Bercy - 53 avenue des Terroirs de France
    75012 Paris 12

    -2 ans: Free
    -12 ans: 6 €
    adulte: 14 €

    Recommended age
    For all

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