gif Poster for Musée des Arts Forains English speaking tours Monday and Thursday Pavillons de Bercy, Paris
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Musée Arts Forains Tours in English

gif Poster for Musée des Arts Forains English speaking tours Monday and Thursday Pavillons de Bercy, ParisAs 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.

Online booking page for Musée des Arts Forains
Online booking page for Musée des Arts Forains

Enjoy a part of history, enjoy the rides and enjoy the shows!
More posts on my past visits to the Musée des Arts Forains

This Web site and and its blog articles are for travelers to Paris who are looking for advice from someone who lives in Paris. These tips are "for Parisians at heart". Many people would like to visit, some can and some cannot - so I will help you enjoy a glimpse of the city and its surroundings. This project has been ongoing since 2002. Prior to living in Paris (since 1992) my European history a few decades ago with three years in Wiesbaden, Germany. My next foray onto the Continent was after graduation from the University of Florida (where I met Erik): traveling around Europe and UK with my friend, Margie, hitchhiking around and working in Ireland. After living and working as a journalist in Sweden for four years, traveling on boats, the Trans-Siberian Railway, local trains and planes took Erik and I around the world. In 1990 for American Airlines I began working as a flight attendant, based in Chicago. We moved to Paris, France in 1992 where I commuted between Paris and Chicago for my flight attendant/stewardess job. Finally my inner voice said "Stop!" and I left American Airlines after 20 years. Now that is over and I am back working as a journalist and photographer full time on Colleensparis.com - My videos are posted on YouTube on the colleensparis youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/colleensparis and I am active in Toastmasters. Enjoy!