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A true surprise in Paris

This museum of antique carnival rides and games was a wonderful surprise for us. We visited during... read more

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Great collection of medieval art

With probably the most famous one - The Lady and the Unicorn tapestry which is, indeed, well... read more

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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...more
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53 avenue des Terroirs de France, 75012 Paris, France
Bercy / Nation
+33 1 43 40 16 22
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum of antique carnival rides and games was a wonderful surprise for us. We visited during the Christmas holidays and had so much fun playing the games, watching magic shows and even riding a pedal powered carousel. Great place to take kids...they have a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With probably the most famous one - The Lady and the Unicorn tapestry which is, indeed, well preserved and impressing with its composition and hidden meanings, that we can only decipher with our guesses.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our visit. The tour was in french but we enjoyed it none the less. The tour guide made sure that everyone got a turn at the games and we all had great fun! Really a magical place.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BBVisitor1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This unique museum is chock full of antique carnival rides, games and more. Try the carousel that you all pedal to power or enjoy some antique carnival games. A complete surprise and endlessly fun, especially with kids and even more so during the Christmas holidays.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JSPhotography
Reviewed 14 February 2019

It will surprise you as we were surprised at how much you can experience in this museum. Carnivals and carousels, all the games made for these traveling fairgrounds. Our tour guide was wonderful he spoke both in French and in English. Very expressive and wonderfully...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 February 2019

I went there on a whim. Not expecting much. Boy was I surprised! It had several skee ball racing games and carousels.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

This place brings back the child in each of us. It was enchanting and amazing. This is highly recommended

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nadia C
Reviewed 24 January 2019

This private collection of fairground art celebrates the creativity and exuberance of traveling showmen. Take advantage of public open houses if you can, otherwise, tours are by reservation only. Housed in renovated spaces from the former wine market in Bercy, each building has a character...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cedric09
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

Exceptional festival, surprises around every corner of venue. It was fabulous, if a bit overcrowded... A lot of thought and imagination has gone into this and it is spectacular and very well organised. Hurry if you are in Paris before 6th Jan, with or without...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sonia M
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

I think we were the only tourists there and definitely the only adults there who didn’t have children with them. But we had a blast! We went today (Jan 3) during their festival time, so there were no guided tours. Although this would’ve been cool,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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23 October 2018|
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Response from Museedesartsforains | Property representative |
Bonjour, Our guided tours generally last 1-1/2 hours to 1-3/4 hours. Please note that for security reasons, it is not possible to remain in the museum after the guided tour. If you visit during the Festival du... More
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29 July 2017|
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