Easy to be Parisian

MUSÉE DES ARTS FORAINS

Category: Paris Museum

Address: 53 Avenue des terroirs de France 75012 Paris

Access: Cour St-Émilion station on line 14

Visiting time: 1 hour and 30 minutes (11, 14, 30 minutes each in the summer peak season)

Price: Adults 16 €, children 4-11 years 8 €

 

Jill, the actor in the movie Midnight Paris, rides a Peugeot automobile on a time travel trip to Paris in the 1920s. In the city of Paris, it called the golden age of the romance.Scott Fitzgerald, Matisse, Hemingway, Picasso, Dali, Toulouse set the way back in that era. We were tempted to time travel to that era in Paris.

 

We headed to Bercy, located in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. Bercy is rich in cultural spaces such as Cinema Tech and the Mitterrand Library, usually, unknown to tourists. The exhibition hall of the fair is where the 19th-century wine cellar was converted into a playground museum.

 

Dreamland in Paris

We walked into the dark building following the tour guide's instructions. What caught our eye was the flying elephant. It seemed like we were living the great adventure in the fantasy world like the movie "Baron's great adventure" and "80 days around the world". It was said that it was exhibited at the Indian Pavilion during the 1931 World Expo in Paris. Perhaps Europeans dreamed of a trip to India, a world of fantasy and mystery at the time.

 

Walls full of objects, and jewelry . The museum has been around for over 40 years, created by Jean Paul Favand, an actor and antiques dealer, from his private collection. It opened to the public in 1996, and now contains a variety of objects dating between 1850-1950 including 14 amusement rides, 16 fair stalls and restored attractions, 18 sets of historical works, and 1522 independent works.

 

You will find bike carousel (bicycle carousel)  which was created in the late 19th century. Belgium musical instruments, Italian coats, British bikes , French painting. It seemed like a merger of Europe culture and art.

 

Collector Paul Paband, like a stage director, lets us travel to Moulin Rouge in Venice, China and Paris in the late 19th and early 20th century with his collection.

 

We saw board games and also enjoyed rides such as a merry-go-round rides, bike rides and can also saw performances and Italian opera singing.

 

We take a look around and at first, it seemed that the children were happy, but it was impressive that the grandparents were enjoying more. One grandfather was delighted to be a child again as he ran a carousel to get pictures in museums. It does not matter how old you, after-all age is just a number.

 

If you are traveling with your child in Paris or want to see the Europe of the 20's, you must add this museum to your travel list.

 

O'BON PARIS 'NOTE

Online bookings are essential before you go to the museum and you should arrive at your scheduled time.

Reservation is made at the following site. Http://www.arts-forains.co/index_anglais.php?pages_anglais=visites_guidees_VA

 

Take a look at the Map- O'Bon Paris Map





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