A room convenient for your meetings or any other kind of events in Paris

Magic Mirror

Setting

Portrait de Jean Paul Favand

« A warm and shimmering setting » Jean Paul Favand

This circular ballroom from the 1920s, entirely made of mahogany wood, is an authentic testimony of amusement heritage. Its name was inspired by the innumerable bevelled mirrors found inside.

The 12 loges laid around the central part of the Magic Mirror recreate an intimate and muted atmosphere, making it a warm and friendly place

It is an excellent option for small-scale events, as it will fill your guests with wonder by transporting them into a Belle Epoque show hall. It is an ideal choice for product launches, press conferences or meetings. It can also be the setting for an exclusive dinner.

Vue de l'extérieur du Magic Mirror
Intérieur du Magic Mirror à l'occasion d'un repas assis
Vue extérieure du Magic Mirror
Convention au Magic Mirror

Capacity

Seated meal

Up to 150 guests

cocktail reception

Up to 200 guests

Theater

Up to 150 guests

Size 300m2

Capacity 200 guests

Adding a room : you can increase the capacity by adding another room (the Musée des Arts Forains, the Théâtre du Merveilleux or the Salons Vénitiens)

Adding an outdoor area : La Piazza – 500sqm

Rates : Rental fees are quoted upon request, according to the number of guests, the time of the year and the chosen options.

Fairground attractions, shows and artists

Fairground attractions and games

  • Jeu de Billard Japonais

    Japanese billiards

    Despite their name, Japanese billiards do not come from the Far East. They are French games in which points are accumulated by throwing balls into various circles.

  • Jeu de Toupie Hollandaise

    Dutch spinning top game

    This beautifully decorated game of chance was already present in royal courts. It then appeared in clubs and salons. Wishes will come true if you manage to ring the bell.

Japanese billiards

Billard Japonais et Toupie Hollandaise au Magic Mirror

Japanese billiards and spinning top table in the Magic Mirror venue.

Dutch spinning top game

Billard Japonais et Toupie Hollandaise au Magic Mirror

Japanese billiards and spinning top table in the Magic Mirror venue.

Shows

Nickelodeon

Ce magnifique piano mécanique à rouleaux en parfait état de marche donnera une touche années folles à vos soirées. Scott Joplin et bien d’autres sont au répertoire de ce NickelOdeon à disposition dans la salle.


Artists

Liven up your event with our live performers :

Aerial silk dancers, stilt walkers, jugglers, acrobats, mime artists, fire-eaters, magicians, and also musicians and orchestras are available to welcome your guests and liven up your events.

History

This venue that arrived in October 2014 is the most recent within the Pavillons de Bercy. Two and a half days were necessary to assemble this antique travelling ballroom and several weeks to set up its decoration. Using mercury-pearled valances, chandeliers and other curiosities form his collection; Jean Paul Favand beautified this “spiegeltent” (mirror tent) by enhancing the interplay of lights and reflections.

The origins of the Magic Mirrors

This piece is one of the only six of its kind that remain in the whole world. It was built in 1924 and entirely made of mahogany wood. Similarly to Salon Carousels that brought the atmosphere of funfairs from town to town, Magic Mirrors brought dance and amusement to villages where entertainments were rare.

This Magic Mirror is a real puzzle, with its structure made up of thousands of wood pieces and several hundred bevelled mirrors.

Optical effects

Ten different kinds of glass reflect daylight. The lighting, in addition to mercury pearls decorated valances – restored in our workshops by a conservator trained at the Manufacture des Gobelins. The entire place brings magic and wonder through its optical effects and unique flickers of light.

Tech specifications

Total size : 300sqm

Lighting : Customisable scripted lighting / Over 150 sources of light

Sound : Multidiffusion + HF Mic

Included Personnel
: a manager and security agent(s)

Other:
Wi-Fi
Ground floor load-in
Prep area with sink (lift)

Music groups allowed : acoustic groups with mild amplification

Dance nights cannot be hosted in this room.


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Directions

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    By car

    Easy access from the Boulevard Périphérique ( exit at Porte de Bercy ) and from the Voie Georges Pompidou

  • Icone transports en commun

    By metro

    Line 14  Station : Cour St Emilion – 5 minutes away from the Châtelet

  • Icone parking

    Parking Indigo (3000 spaces)

    Saint-Emilion : 12 Place des Vins de France, 75012 Paris
    +33 (0) 1 44 68 89 59
    Lumière : 40 Avenue des Terroirs de France, 75012 Paris
    +33 (0) 1 43 07 80 87

  • Icone parking autocars

    Bercy Coach Parking

    Bercy Cars : 6 rue des Pirogues de Bercy, 75012 Paris
    +33 (0) 1 44 68 89 59
    Bercy Autocars : 210 quai de Bercy, 75012 Paris
    +33 (0) 1 43 47 00 01

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    Accessibility

    Disabled access
    Please note that a cobbled street connects our different rooms