Musee des Arts Forains contains a colorful collection of antique fairground equipment from 1850 to 1950. The collection has 14 amusement rides, 16 fair stalls and restored attractions, 18 sets of historical works, and 1,522 independent works. The collections include merry-go-rounds and carousels, German swings, hundred-year-old bicycles, Japanese billiards, a Parisian Waiter Race, a Hooghuys Organ, and the grand vizier Ali Pasha. This private fairground museum inside the Pavillons de Bercy is open by reservation only, so be sure to call in advance. Plan my trip to Paris with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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This place is truly magical and like nowhere I have ever been before. We were a family of four English speakers (children 9 and 15) and we knew we would be on a French speaking tour but decided to...
This place is truly magical and like nowhere I have ever been before. We were a family of four English speakers (children 9 and 15) and we knew we would be on a French speaking tour but decided to... more »
A truly amazing experience. Was organised by work. We had use of all the old amusements and this really takes you back to the innocence of your childhood. The drinks and food were alps top notch and..... more
A truly amazing experience. Was organised by work. We had use of all the old amusements and this really takes you back to the innocence of your childhood. The drinks and food were alps top notch and..... more »
This place is amazing! I was expecting kind of a museum with interesting facts and items from Fairground but not at all! The museum is filled with games, shows and interactivity. We spent so much time with my friends trying all activities. Those activities are really affordable, fun, and even when it seems like to have a long queue, it goes pretty fast! Finally, the space is beautiful and it is incredible to find it in the middle of Paris. Shout out to all staff members who do an amazing job at entertaining visitors! I loved it! May be try to go there during morning to have a less crowded place!
Stunning collection! Highly recommend a visit. Tours offered only in French, call when booking to confirm an English speaking tour guide (there is only one apparently). Still well worth the visit, and nice restaurants at Bercy Village next door for lunch before or after
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