Musee des Arts Forains
Type: Art & Culture, Art Museums, Attractions, Family Friendly, Local Picks, Museums, Romantic, Sightseeing, Theme Parks, Unusual
Ever felt like escaping back to childhood? Where there was magic, model trains, life-sized unicorns, dragons and pretend kings and fairy princesses? This museum offers you exactly that kind of escape.... Read More
Ever felt like escaping back to childhood? Where there was magic, model trains, life-sized unicorns, dragons and pretend kings and fairy princesses? This museum offers you exactly that kind of escape. It's probably one of the least famous museums in Paris, which will make it all the more magical when you discover it. Yes, it's a favorite of families, especially at the holiday times, when the museum puts all its rides into action and the grounds become one big old-style amusement park. But there is also such romance here, full of nostalgia and a time when carousel horses were hand carved out of wood and painted by a master craftsman. Come with your significant other and you will be sharing in these delights with the person who matters most. It will be sort of like watching the sunset together - infinitely better when the moment is shared.
- Romantic Things to Do: "Every year at the end of the year, the ten days or so between Christmas and the start of the new year, this museum puts all its rides in action and has puppet masters, street performers and tap dancers animating the entire grounds. It becomes much more than a museum at this time, it becomes an interactive fair ground come alive from the 19th c."
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: It isn't every day that you get to walk through a 19th century carnival grounds come alive. This one is interactive and authentic.