Fairground arts museum in Paris to delight the entire family
Published on 27 December 2013, dans What to do in Paris
Fairground arts museum in Paris - discover the magic of childhood all over again
The Musée des Arts Forains, or the Museum of Fairground Arts, is the creation of owner Jean-Paul Favand, an antiques dealer and actor, who donated many of the objects from his own personal collection, built up with an extensive range of memorabilia dating from 1850 to 1950. The Musée des Arts Forains opened in 1996 to the general public and contains a thrilling range of pieces including 14 rides, 16 funfair stalls and many restored pieces. German swings, carousels, Japanese billiards and merry-go-rounds are just some of the magical pieces you can enjoy.
The museum will feature the fabulous 'Wonderful Festival' an 11 days event that will allow you to share the magic of childhood visits to the fair with your own children. Experience some of these delightful rides as well as shows and extravaganzas which will take place every half hour throughout the day, with special events for children. Mime artists, acrobats, storytellers and of course Jean-Paul Favand, will take their place among the unicorns, mermaids and other magical pieces which are on show to entertain and thrill you and your children.
Hotel Marais Bastille is a wonderful complement to your fairground arts museum in Paris trip
With easy access to the Musée des Arts Forains, the elegant and appealing Hotel Marais is the perfect choice for your stay. Rooms are bright and airy, and decorated in soothing shades of anise, coral, cream and green to enhance your comfort and relaxation, while our pleasant and amicable staff are always on hand to ensure you a fabulous festive break at Hotel Marais Bastille.