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Most fun I had on my Paris trip

We went here based on recommendation from AtlasObscura. So grateful to that website, or we never... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Misty W
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Smyrna, Georgia
Carousel Rides

This is a super fun museum to visit. You get to play a game that is very similar to skeeball and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Anna N
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Paris, France
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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
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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53 avenue des Terroirs de France, 75012 Paris, France
Bercy / Nation
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here based on recommendation from AtlasObscura. So grateful to that website, or we never would've heard about this wonderful place! This was the most fun thing we did during a very busy week in Paris. Regardless of your age, Arts Forains will make...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Misty W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a super fun museum to visit. You get to play a game that is very similar to skeeball and you get to ride various carousels. I think that they only do English tours during the summer, but I believe that they have a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Anna N
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We've been to Paris several times but until this year never heard of this museum. That was our loss because it is so much fun, making it, by far, the best activity of our week in Paris this week--and we had lots of other good...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank vatravelingbug
Reviewed 25 October 2018

What a great experience at this privately owned museum and I really admire the owner for keeping this history alive. You can even ride on a few of the carousels. That was a surprise. You must book ahead of time for specific date / time....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

We heard about this place shortly before arrived in Paris. I was told it was a great place for the young and old and I had to check it out. During the summer they offer English tours. Most people end up doing the French tours...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

I have wanted to visit this museum for a long time and is truly is cool... it just has a small collection. The art is beautiful, the games are fun/ funny, the carousels are splendid. I wish there had been more to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AmericaninParis692
Reviewed 14 September 2018

I attended an evening dinner here and it was absolutely brilliant. The rides and games are so much fun. We played a few before dinner and dancing - I’d love to come back again. The food was lovely and the staff very attentive. We weren’t...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vickilouable
Reviewed 31 August 2018

A funny experience with many interesting details, decorations, dolls and machines, especially for children. There is a carousel of horses and another of bicycles. You must book before visiting the museum. We found the price a bit high, due to the museum being not so...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Samuelscunha
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

I saw a reportage about this museum on a French TV channel and got immediately hooked! We booked a tour in English and our guide was superb - he was enthusiastic, knew his stuff, and delivered quite a performance of Edith Piaf while we rode...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ZorTso
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Incredible museum, but it doesn't feel like a stuffy museum. Equally fun for adults and kids. Our guide was Marie and she passionate and engaging. She made this fun for everyone. I was so surprised that they let you ride these amazing and beautiful carousels...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank soonergirl1991
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Bercy / Nation
Nestled between the Seine, Bastille, and Père Lachaise
lies a peaceful side of town where wide avenues and
impressive buildings accompany green spaces and small
parks. Landscaped havens are plentiful, from the Bercy
Park to La Coulée Verte and most impressively the Bois
de Vincennes, which even contains a medieval castle on
its doorstep. For an escape from the masses head to
this calming neighbourhood where real Parisians make
...More
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Tikkadog
23 October 2018|
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Response from Museeartsforains | 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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NorthlandPukeko
29 July 2017|
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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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Sherry F
16 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
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