11 days of shows and enchantment for the end of the year celebrations in a magical and unique place

museum of fairground arts : the festival of the marvelous 2019

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A must at Christmas!
When:  December 26 to January 5
Location:  at the Museum of Fairground Arts in Cour St Emilion (Paris 12e)
Free of charge:  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 are entering a world of dreams. Open your eyes, enjoy the magic of every moment to make a year-long supply of wonder."
  • Like every winter since 2009, the Museum of Fairground Arts proposes for the Christmas holidays a moment of magic and wonder.
  • 11 days of non-stop Christmas magic and entertainmenton 8000 m² and four pavilions located behind Bercy.
  • The Festival du Merveilleux welcomes century-old rides, a 40 or so small shows a day, of the magical illuminationsand also a travelling ballroom dating from 1924. And of course hundreds of old fairground objects.
  • The show is everywhere during these magical days: storytellers, magicians, jugglers, aerial dancers, balancing acts, acrobats, musicians, puppeteers, mechanical music, ballet of automatons and optical illusions.
  • And always, the rides on century-old rides.

Opening hours: every day from December 26th to January 5th, from 10 am to 6 pm


the festival of the marvellous at the Musée des Arts Forains

Practical information

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

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