The Marvellous Festival

This Christmas season, the Musée des Arts Forains (Carnival Arts Museum) welcomes illusion and magic with the Festival du Merveilleux (Marvellous Festival). Located in the old wine and spirit stores of the Bercy quarter, which were built by a student of Gustave Eiffel, the museum is home to carousels, art and objects used in shows and carnivals. For 10 days this holiday season, Parisians and tourists will have an opportunity to admire fairy tale decors, take a ride on an old carousel, or enjoy all sorts of wondrous shows: puppets, magicians, story-tellers, tightrope walkers, trapeze artists and more will be presenting their arts throughout the festival. A new and unique attraction is added to the festival this year : in the roaring twenties ballroom, visitors will be dazzled by Magic Mirror, a series of live shows based on optical illusions and effects created by the numerous mirrors adorning the room.

Le Festival du Merveilleux, December 26, 2014 – January 4, 2015, from 10am to 6pm.
Full admission: 12€ / Reduced rate (students): 10€ / Under age 12: 5€.
An Attraction ticket is offered with the purchase of each entry.

Magic Mirror © Sébastien Siraudeau

Festival du Merveilleux (The Marvellous Festival) © Sébastien Siraudeau

Musée des Arts Forains
53, avenue des Terroirs de France
75012 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 43 40 16 22


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