Don’t miss the Festival du Merveilleux
Published on 15 December 2019 in Events
This private museum dedicated to the art and culture of funfairs from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries is surprisingly little-known. But each year during the Christmas period, this fascinating place offers a Festival du Merveilleux (Festival of Marvels). The Musée des Arts Forains (Museum of Fairground Arts), situated within the former wine cellars of the Pavillons de Bercy, is a place of wonder, magic and charm that you can enjoy during your festive season break at the Platine Hotel!
The Festival du Merveilleux; celebrating the fairground and circus performance arts
The Festival du Merveilleux takes place in a charming museum full of old rides, games and automata. All kinds of fairground, circus and street performers display their skills and talents for your pleasure, including acrobats, jugglers, fire-eaters, puppeteers, magicians and musicians. Magic and wonder are everywhere, immersing you in an enchanted atmosphere that is entirely in keeping with the festive season.
Your visit to the Festival du Merveilleux
The Festival du Merveilleux will be held from December 26th to January 5th. Departing from your Platine Hotel, it will take you about twenty minutes by RER or Metro to reach the Musée des Arts Forains, where the event is held. You can already book your tickets online to be sure of enjoying the fun that will take place between 10:00 and 17:30 each day. Your visit to the Festival du Merveilleux is also an opportunity to discover a district of Paris that’s well off the beaten tourist track. From the pedestrian walkways of Bercy Village and its shops and cafés to the astonishing Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir steel footbridge and the gardens of the Bibliothèque François Mitterrand, it offers a multitude of opportunities for pleasant walks.
The Festival du Merveilleux is a special moment in the year when the soul of childhood is within easy reach. Ideal for a family outing during the holidays, it invites you to escape from everyday life, forget your troubles and take the time to dream and marvel...
Crédit photo : Tableau Place de la Concorde en automobile en 1900 Festival du merveilleux au Musée des Arts Forains © Nathalie Baetens
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