If you’re looking for something unusual to do during your end of the year trip to Paris, then a visit to the Musée des Arts Forains (Museum of Fairground Arts) is essential. The strange and the magnificent come together in this truly original place. You can also enjoy the museum’s Festival du Merveilleux (Festival of Marvels).
The Museum of Fairground Arts; an extraordinary place
Located in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, this charming and colourful museum pays tribute to the wondrous world of the fairground and brings together an extravagant collection of rides and attractions dating from the late 19th to the mid-20th centuries. Discover the vintage worlds of the fairgrounds of the past and try out some of the lovingly preserved attractions.
The Festival of Marvels; fun for all the family
From December 26th, 2018 to January 6th, 2019, discover the Museum of Fairground Arts and its many attractions as it presents a fabulous festival filled with activities and events related to the fairground and the circus. There’s juggling, humour, acrobatics, plenty of whimsy and a touch of the unexpected to please the entire family.
The Hotel Saint-Jacques Paris; a leading establishment
To stay with the vintage vibe of the Museum of Fairground Arts, book a room at the Hotel Saint-Jacques Paris for your end-of-year break. This renowned establishment combines the charm of yesteryear with the comfort of today, with a theme focused on romance and the 19th century. Located in the Latin Quarter, on the Parisian Left Bank, the Hotel Saint-Jacques Paris stands out for its elegance, the quality of its services and its pleasant, spacious and bright rooms.
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Hotel Saint-Jacques Paris, a 3-star hotel at the heart of Quartier Latin