Musée des Arts Forains
« Become the actor of your own dreams in the land of past festivities » Jean Paul Favand
This millstone building, designed at the end of the 19th century by one of Gustave Eiffel’s apprentices now houses the replica of an ancient funfair with merry-go-rounds and attractions. It was the first room to be created in the Pavillons de Bercy.
This unusual and unique venue in Paris offers many different configurations. Its adjustable structure, enables you to enjoy a pre-dinner drink in one side of the room and have dinner in the other. It can also be dedicated entirely to a cocktail reception. The room is perfect for any kind of event: conventions, gala dinners, corporate events, award ceremonies, anniversaries, weddings and many more.
The opportunity to ride the centenary merry-go-rounds will provide your guests with an unforgettable experience. Several other attractions will test their skills and dexterity. Upon entering the site, they will be transported back to the 1900’s, the golden age of funfairs.
Up to 600 guests
Up to 880 guests
Up to 400 guests
Capacity 880 guests
Adding an outdoor area : The private garden-street – 800 sqm
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
Funfair face boards
Disguise yourself in the blink of an eye by inserting your head into one of our face boards, and take unforgettable pictures
The torpedo boat is launched on the rails aiming at a destroyer. The objective is to push the boat as hard as you can.
Japanese and Dutch billiards
Despite their name, Japanese billiards come from France. Points are accumulated by throwing balls into numbered circles
The objective of the Dutch shuffleboard table is to slide the wooden pucks throught any of the board's four numbered slots.
Throwing game and shooting gallery
This 1935 throwing game represent figures of an old French cartoon. Aim at the head to make them tip over.
This ingenious shooting gallery uses the mechanism of a mouse-trap. Once activated by the target, a candy is launched to the player.
German swing boats
These swings, built for adults, are the oldest attractions in funfairs. They were made in 1920 in Germany and were featured in the Munich fair.
Course de Garçons de Café (waiter's race)
This standout attraction pays tribute to the race that used to take place every year on the Champs Elysées. The waiters had to run 8km as fast as possible with three filled glasses.
This 1897 bicycle roundabout used to be steam powered but is now propelled by the rider's own effort.
The mixed cavalry of French and German horses of this early 1900s carouselwill enable you to become a horseback rider.
Built in 1905 to announce the arrival of funfairs in villages, this instrument will welcome your guests with its powerful flutes.
We can give you a catalogue of artists to choose from for a live performance:
Trapezists, stilt-walkers, jugglers, acrobats, mimes, fire breathers, magiciens, musicians, and orchestras who can greet your guests and animate your event.
Total size : 1800sqm
Lighting : 16-channel DMX console controlling 4 scenic lighting zones. Scripted lighting with over 300 sources of light. Customisable according to the event.
Sound : Multi-zone diffusion Nexo / Line Array and PS 10 + Yamaha MTX 5 Processor that enables conferences and DJ usage with a 92 dB limiter / HF Mic
Our sound system is compulsory for dance nights.
Included personnel : a manager and security agent(s)
Other : room adapted for video projections.
Ground floor load-in
Prep area with sink (lift)
Easy access from the Boulevard Périphérique ( exit at Porte de Bercy ) and from the Voie Georges Pompidou
Line 14 Station : Cour St Emilion – 5 minutes away from the Châtelet
Lines 24, 109 and 111 – Bus stop : Terroirs de France
Parking Indigo (3000 spaces)
Saint-Emilion : 12 Place des Vins de France, 75012 Paris
+33 (0) 1 44 68 89 59
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
Please note that a cobbled street connects our different rooms