All is fair...

Have you seen Midnight in Paris (written and directed by Woody Allen)? Then you’ll maybe remember the back-in-time scene where the main guy and other characters are at a fun fair of sorts...

All the amusement rides and stalls in that scene are real and part of the Musée des Arts Forains in Pavillons de Bercy in Paris. I only found this out (happily!) when I googled ‘unusual Paris museums’, or something like that, and this place popped up (you can read more about our Paris trip here).

Housed in former wine warehouses, the museum includes various rides, stalls and attractions dating from between 1850 and 1950. At 13.50 euros per person, the entrance fee did make Robin roll his eyes in an impressive way. It was followed by another equally impressive eye roll when I mentioned that the compulsory tour would only be in French. Okay, so we didn’t understand a word...

But getting a chance to go on some of the vintage rides – all lit up in very low light with happy, tinny music playing – and experiencing a bit of the magic of a classic fun fair made it worth it. Yes, even for Mr Eye Roller who made sure I got a photo that makes me laugh every time. Every time! Check way below.

Just a quick note: You can’t just pitch up for a visit but have to make a reservation. Contact details here.

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