Christmas outing in Paris, Le Festival du Merveilleux

« You are entering a dream-like world. Open your eyes and enjoy the magic of every second to collect enough marvels for the coming year. » Jean Paul Favand

A must-do outing during the Holiday season

The Festival du Merveilleux is the opportunity to (re)discover the Pavillons de Bercy – Musée des Arts Forains in a different way. Every end of the year since 2009, the museum opens all day long without appointments. 10 days of performances and wonders to celebrate the festive season.

Christmas activities for everyone

The place becomes the theatre of a wonderful array of festive shows and performances that carries the spectator in another dimension. All kind of artistic disciplines join together during this magical period. Storytellers, magicians, aerial silk dancers, funambulists, musicians, puppeteers, tap dancers and other artists discovered by Jean Paul Favand will create dreamlike stories. The performances also rely on imagery, sound and the latest in digital technology. 3D wonders, mechanised music performances, automatons shows and optical illusions succeed one another all day long.

The show is everywhere: in the street turned into a poetic garden, in the Musée des Arts Forains, in the Théâtre du Merveilleux, in the Salons Vénitiens and inside the Magic Mirror.

Magical Lights

The private street with its Christmas lights create the perfect setting to enjoy the festive spirit. Visitors are immersed in the world of an enchanting village preserved from the frenzy of daily life.

No reservation required


+33 (0) 1 43 40 16 22

Practical information


From December 26th to January 2th 2022


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)


18€ – Adults
14€ – Reduced rate (Students, disabled)
12€ – Children (3 to 11)
Free for children under 3

2 attraction tickets are offered with each purchased entrance


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

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