European Heritage Days in Paris

« Today, the smiles I see on the children and adult’s faces alike justify the passion that has carried my team and I for 20 years. » Jean Paul Favand

Celebrate a Parisian Heritage

European Heritage Days provide access to thousands of rarely opened sites. For one weekend, the Pavillons de Bercy – Musée des Arts Forains organise a great Heritage celebration, with many performances. The museum itself is housed in an historical monument, ancient wine warehouses, listed among the french Inventaire Supplémentaire des Monuments Historiques. The place turns into a giant stage welcoming a rich program of live shows and mechanised performances during these two festive days.

Opening without reservations for European Heritage Days in Paris

We open to the general public since 1997 for the European Heritage Days. Make the most out of it since it is one of the rare occasions you get to explore our different rooms and discover the collection on your own. Every year, we tend to be in line with the national theme by presenting a special exhibition or presenting particular objects of the collection.

The Preservation of a unique Heritage

During these days, you will also discover how we preserve and restore the thousands of objects we present. You will be able to meet our restorers in front of our workshop, where they will explain the specifications of they work. On fairgrounds, the merry-go-rounds had to be very attractive and were painted again and again. Our restorers will show you for example how they remove the different layers of paint on these pieces.

No reservation needed


+33 (0) 1 43 40 16 22 Online tickets

Practical information


Every 3rd weekend of September


Open every day from 10am to 6pm
Last entrance at 5:30pm

No guided tours

Impromptu performances every 30 minutes
A selection of vintage games and ride is accessible (with attraction tickets)


8€ – Adults
5€ – Reduced rate (Children 3 to 18, Students, disabled)
Free for children under 3

An attraction ticket is offered with each admission


53 av des Terroirs de France
75012 Paris


Accessible to disabled visitors (please note that a cobbled street connects our different rooms)

The vintage rides are not accessible to wheelchairs

Getting here

See also

Health pass now mandatory


Mandatory sanitary pass at Pavillons de Bercy :

Please note a sanitary pass is now mandatory to access the Pavillons de Bercy – Musée des Arts Forains.

Metro information :

Please note the line 14 will be closed from July 25th to August 22nd between Gare de Lyon and Olympiades. Please make sure to chose another itinerary to be there on time for your tour departure.