- The ancient wine warehouses of Paris
- An atmosphere of an enchanting world
- You will be able to go to the amusement park and enjoy certain rides.
Located in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, the excursion to the fairground arts museum takes place in the heart of Bercy. This museum makes together a collection of entertaining industry objects, dating from the 19th and 20th century. Here we find the true soul of the funfair, across the history of the golden times, the rides of yesteryear, and the exhibitions and shows. Surprises and wonders are waiting for you …
Jean-Paul Favond, producer of this unusual museum was at the time, both an actor in a troupe and an antique dealer. Being a passionate collector, he opened an antique shop: The Tribunal, in the 1970s. At 30 years old, he founded the Louvre of the Antique Dealers where he gathered, one more time, many objects arousing curiosity, linked to the entertainment industry and the fairground arts in general. In the 1980s, he converted the Tribulum into a themed bistro, where the entrance ticket was paid for with drinks.
Finally, over the years, his growing collection and all of his experiences put together made the famous Fairground Arts Museum, which eventually moved to the Bercy district in 1996.
A true heritage of the show and entertainment realm, the Fairground Arts Museum, named at this time Pavillons of Bercy, was the place for events, the open day and other celebrations around the holiday tradition.
Located in the former warehouses of Bercy, this surprising museum gathers henceforth, collections of rides, fairground attractions and many festive objects. The goal of Jean-Paul Favond was to offer the visitors a museum alive and an amazing place that sends you back into your childhood. It is across his innovative set design that Jean-Paul give life to the objects and thus, share them with the general public.
Famous for its parties and its continual ambience, the Bercy district was at one time a vine-growing faubourg, filled with open-air cafes or dance halls and warehouses of wine traders. At this time, these history-packed surroundings constitute a privileged place for tax-free wine.
Indeed, it is across a cobbled street lined with white stone cellars, strewn along the famous Cour Saint-Emilion, that one can guess that the Bercy district was once a veritable wine market.
Built around ancient wine covered markets, the district has a unique architecture, where stone, wood and glass blend harmoniously. Today, the Cour Saint-Emilion and its 42 wine cellars are counted among the historical monuments of France.
Since the end of the 20th century, the district has been renovated and reorganised. It is modernizing and takes the new name of “Bercy Village”. Covering more than 26,000 m2, this village is made up of numerous shops, restaurants and quiet terraces.
It is also an entertainment place, open 7 days out of 7, year-round gives.
Bercy Village offers animations and shows for all ages. It is a place where fun and relaxation rhyme, where we can find exhibitions, concerts and free group activities, accessible for all.
Come to discover this beautiful flowery, familial and historical place with your family and friends. Year-round, Bercy Village offers you a friendly ambience with its magical and enchanting atmosphere.
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