Pavillons de Bercy - Musée des Arts Forains

53 avenue des Terroirs de France - 75012 Paris
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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.


Tariff 16.80€.
Reduced 12.80€ (for people with disabilities)
Child 8.80€ (from 4 to 11 years old)


The visiting public needs to be guided in this living show-museum where it is permitted to use the rides and because the objects, without subtitles, are not in showcases. It is possible for individuals to join an already constituted group upon reservation.
Bookings: +33 (0) 1 43 40 16 15 or [email protected]
Duration: 1hr30.
Payment by cheque, cash and credit card.
Groups from 25 people.


Open all year round by registration only. Open without reservation for the European Heritage Days (3rd weekend of September) and for the Festival du Merveilleux (each year from 26 December until the end of the school holidays).





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Sustainable approach

  • Participate in the Sustainable Development programme


Offer adapted to disabled people

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

Paris for people with disabilities

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53 avenue des Terroirs de France
75012 Paris
Parking lot
Lyon-Diderot, 12 Rue de Bercy - 75012 Paris
Bercy - Relais Mercure, 12 Rue de Bercy - 75012 Paris
Public transportation
14Cour Saint-Emilion
24111Terroirs De France

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