The Fairground Arts Museum

Fairs come to town and leave. The showmen pitch their games or talk up their sweets and entice you to take a ride. The rides go up; the rides come down. It happens in Paris throughout the year. The Pavillons de Bercy was one of the stops on the traveling fair circuit. This year, I am going to the fairground that stays still; only the rides themselves move. Bright lights, scary and beautiful faces, exotic vehicles, dancing animals that pump up and down …. The Musée des Arts Forains (Fairground Arts Museum) opens its doors to the general public between the day after Christmas and the first Sunday in January (December 26, 2012 and January 6, 2013). Visit the museum without a reservation between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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