Brochure drawing of the Chimère Orchestra and l'homme-oiseau parade ©ArtsForainsMuseum/demainonchangetout
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Balade de l’homme-oiseau at Musée des Arts Forains-Spectacular event!

Brochure drawing of the Chimère Orchestra and l'homme-oiseau parade ©ArtsForainsMuseum/demainonchangetout
Drawing of the Chimère Orchestra at Musée des Arts Forains
©ArtsForainsMuseum/demainonchangetout

You have to see the «Balade de l’homme-oiseau», a radio and woman-powered marionette/puppet at the Musée des Arts Forains! If you are in Paris during the Christmas holidays, there is still time to visit this fairground art museum. Another opportunity is at the circus parade along the Champs-Elysées January 1 between 11:30 and 15:00 you will also see the “Man-bird”. If you cannot make it to Paris, watch the YouTube video (set the YouTube settings wheel to 720p HD).

For the up close and personal view, otherwise, the paper chimera and the musicians appear four times a day at the Bercy Village museum. The first promenade is around 11:00, the next times to watch for the parade are: 14:00, 16:00 and 17:45. They set up in the courtyard of the Salons des Vénitiens. Read about the 2013 event “Le Festival des Merveilleux” on Colleen’s Paris.

The bird man is made of paper and was “born” in 2012. Every year it will grow a little bit more, according to the museum spokeswoman.

The man bird (l’homme oiseau) is a personification of an imaginative creature. The museum’s fantasy “L’homme oiseau” is a chimera (the parts are of different beings, in this case the head and hands of a human with the body of a bird) who brings crazy ideas to you, is drunk with liberty, and eager to make discoveries. He has chosen a lively, toe-tapping melody to capture and take you away. Benoit Hamelin

Cast: Sarah Letouzey, Maxime Gillet, Bastien Lacoste, Florent Maton, Arnaud Roman, Gino Dominique Bilheur, Jean-Paul Favand, Samuel Herault, Pierre Henry, Anaïs Besse, François Orange, Eric De Sarria, Patricio Luango, Patrick Cuvelier. Contact : demainonchangetout@gmail.com / 06 84 69 82 39

This Web site and and its blog articles are for travelers to Paris who are looking for advice from someone who lives in Paris. These tips are "for Parisians at heart". Many people would like to visit, some can and some cannot - so I will help you enjoy a glimpse of the city and its surroundings. This project has been ongoing since 2002. Prior to living in Paris (since 1992) my European history began in the early 70s with three years in Wiesbaden, Germany. My next foray onto the Continent was in the mid-80s after graduation from the University of Florida (where I met Erik): traveling around Europe and UK with my friend, Margie, hitchhiking around and working in Ireland. After living and working as a journalist in Sweden for four years, traveling on boats, the Trans-Siberian Railway, local trains and planes took Erik and I around the world. I began working as a flight attendant in 1990 for American Airlines, based in Chicago. We moved to Paris, France in 1992 where I commuted between Paris and Chicago for my flight attendant/stewardess job. Finally my inner voice said "Stop!" and I left American Airlines six weeks shy of 20 years January 1, 2010. Now that is over and I am back working as a journalist and photographer full time on Colleensparis.com - My videos are posted on YouTube on the colleensparis youtube channel. and I am active in Toastmasters 75. Enjoy!