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

Telephone

+33 (0) 1 43 40 16 22

Practical information

DATES

From December 26th to January 2th 2022

Hours

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)

Admission

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

Location

53 av des Terroirs de France
75012 Paris

Accessibility

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

VISIT INFORMATION

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.