As the poster says, this is “an entertaining museum off the beaten path in Paris!” The Musée des Arts Forains (Museum of Fairground Art and carnival rides) is a large collection of entertainment and fairground art objects. English tours are planned for Monday and Thursday: July 11, 14, 18, 21, 25 and 28; August 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22 and 25 (reservations required). Tours at other times are in French.
The visit is a real family fun moment. I highly recommend seeing this completely different museum in another beautiful neighborhood in our Ville Lumière.
Click on the poster to read more details. You can follow along on the French tour with a handout in English. Read more information about the tours and who to contact on their Visit the Musée des Arts Forains page.
The Musée des Arts Forains is a private museum located in one of the original nineteenth century wine warehouses among the Bercy pavilions. The Arts Forains collection began with Jean-Paul Favand’s curiosity for antique “curiosities” in the 1970s. The Bercy pavilions website, has more about the “fun fair” background and the history of Bercy from 7,000 years ago to the wine cellar industry and today’s gardens.
Enjoy a part of history, enjoy the rides and enjoy the shows!
More posts on my past visits to the Musée des Arts Forains