11 days of shows and fairy tales to celebrate the end of the year in a magical and unique place.

museum of fairground arts : the festival of the marvelous 2019

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A must-see outing at Christmas!
When:  from December 26th to January 5th
Location:  at the Musée des Arts Forains at Cour St Emilion (Paris 12e)
Free:  for children under 3 years old

a family day at the christmas wonderland festival

The Festival du Merveilleux, the must-see family outing for Christmas

  • "You're entering a dream world. Open your eyes, enjoy the magic of every moment to make a year-round supply of wonder."
  • Like every winter since 2009, the museum of fairground arts offers for Christmas time a moment of magic and wonder.
  • 11 days of uninterrupted shows and Christmas magicon 8000 m² and four pavilions located behind Bercy.
  • The Festival du Merveilleux welcomes hundred-year-old merry-go-rounds, a 40 or so small shows a day, of the fairy lightsand also a travelling ballroom dating back to 1924. And of course hundreds of old carnival items.
  • The show is everywhere during these magical and magical days: storytellers, magicians, jugglers, aerial dancers, acrobats, acrobats, musicians, puppeteers, mechanical music, ballet of automatons and optical illusions.
  • And always, rides on century-old merry-go-rounds.

Hours: daily from December 26th to January 5th, from 10am to 6pm


the festival of the marvellous at the Musée des Arts Forains

Practical information

View schedule details Every day from December 26th to January 5th. From 10am to 6pm

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