One of the most beautiful impressionist collections in the world. A wonder !
One of our favorite museums in Paris

* Entrée gratuite pour les moins de 26 ans si résidents de l’UE,
pour les enseignants avec pass, les personnes handicapées + accompagnateur
et les demandeurs d’emploi français, avec une carte d’identité valide.


le Musée d'Orsay : le plus beau musée à Paris

Did you know ? The polar bear presented to the public in 1922 is the work of François Pompon!

WE LOVE :  the place, the extraordinary collections ... it's one of our favorite museums in Paris
for children under 18
FREE  for everyone, every first Sunday of the month.

The Musée d'Orsay: a must-see museum in Paris

  • The Musée d'Orsay, located in the former Orsay train station, is a very beautiful space. Just the architecture and scenography of the museum justifies his visit!
  • He presents painting and sculpture from the mid-nineteenth century to the First World War.
  • It is especially the collection of Impressionist paintings that is absolutely extraordinary.
  • It is impossible to list all the artists on display here: Bonnard, Cezanne, Courbet, van Gogh, the Douanier Rousseau, Manet, Monet, Morisot ... to name but a few.



  • The Musée d'Orsay is a victim of its success. There are always people at the entrance. This is not a problem once in the museum because it is very big. On the other hand, we strongly advise you to buy your tickets online before your visit.
  • The Musée d'Orsay is a vast museum, its visit may be tiring. We advise you to plan to do it a lunch break or snack. There are 2 rather good cafes. Plan to go there at odd hours to avoid crowds.
  • The museum site suggests a first visit course online 1:30.


statue de marbre au musée d'Orsay


Children's workshops

Le musée d’Orsay propose des ateliers pour les enfants. Ils ne sont pas accompagnés des parents.

  • Ateliers pour les 6 – 8 ans et pour les 9 – 12 years. 
  • The visit in the rooms, in front of the works, precedes the practical workshop session. 
  • Visite de  45 minutes devant les oeuvres du musée,
  • puis atelier d’1h15.
  • Achat à l’avance et sur le site internet du musée uniquement.

Family visits

  • Il s’agit de découvrir les oeuvres en familles
  • Plusieurs formats : visites conférences, ateliers en famille ou des parcours jeux..
  • Pour les 6-12 ans. 
  • Achat et réservation des billets à l’avance et sur le site internet du musée uniquement.

The little M'O

The Musée d'Orsay and the Orangerie Museum have created a website for 6-10 years: the little M'O. The Pompon bear (the mascot of the Musée d'Orsay, in reference to François Pompon), and Lily the frog for the Orangery accompany the children on this site. On the site, selection of works with small commentary, biographical notes on artists and thematic routes. There is also a gazette, a diary ...

le joueur de fifre de Manet au musée d'Orsay



  • Just cross the Seine to get to the Tuileries Garden. It is one of the most beautiful gardens in Paris: the ponds and small boats, playgrounds to the right of the central aisle, scattered statues everywhere and candy kiosks. If you are there in summer, you will be entitled to the funfair that settles in the garden.
  • When the weather is nice, want a vfun and unusual in the Tuileries Garden: the marvelous legend of the Tuileries, family treasure hunt in the Tuileries gardens. Ideal from 6 years. Duration 2h.
  • Envie de voir les impressionnistes et les célèbres Nymphéas de Monet dans un musée plus petit : le Orangerie Museum is a great alternative.


Practical information

View schedule details Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 to 18h. Nocturne on Thursday until 21:45.
Closed on Mondays, January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.

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