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

Including temporary exhibitions
(free for -18 and -26 years old EU residents)

the Musée d'Orsay in Paris

Current and upcoming exhibitions

  • Aristide Maillol (1861-1944), the quest for harmony (from April 12 to August 21, 2022)
  • Edvard Munch, a poem of life, love and death (September 20, 2022 - January 22, 2023)
  • Manet / Degas (March 28 to July 23, 2023)

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

  • The Musée d'Orsay, located in the old Orsay train station, is a very beautiful space. Just the architecture and the scenography of the museum justify its visit!
  • It presents painting and sculpture from the mid-19th century to the First World War.
  • The collection of impressionist paintings is especially extraordinary..
  • Impossible to list all the artists who are exhibited there Bonnard, Cézanne, Courbet, van Gogh, le Douanier Rousseau, Manet, Monet, Morisot? to name but a few.

Our family guided tours in Orsay

The Musée d'Orsay for families

Workshops for children without parents

  • Workshops (without parents) for 6 to 8 year olds and for 9 to 12 year olds. 
  • The visit in the rooms, in front of the works, precedes the practical session in the workshop. 
  • Visit of 45 minutes in front of the works of the museum, then a 1h15 workshop.
  • Purchase in advance and on the website of the museum only

Family visits

  • It is about discovering the works in families, with children between 6 and 12 years old
  • Several formats: conference visits, family workshops or game trails.
  • Tickets can only be purchased and reserved in advance and on the museum's website.

Our advice for the visit

  • The Musée d'Orsay is a victim of its own success. There are always people at the entrance. This is not a problem once you are in the museum because it is very large. However, we strongly advise you to buy your tickets online before your visit.
  • The Musée d'Orsay is a vast museum, and its visit can be tiring. We advise you to plan to do a lunch or snack break. Plan to go there at staggered times to avoid the crowds.
  • The museum's website suggests an online "first visit" tour of 1h30.

Past exhibitions

  • Gaudí April 12 to July 17, 2022Cinema at last! Arts, images and shows in France until January 16, 2022
  • Signac collector until February 13, 2022
  • Masterpieces of the Frick Collection Whistler's portraits and landscapes: February 8 to May 8, 2022

Other family ideas in the 7th district

Practical information


Timetable:
See schedule details
  • Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 am to 6 pm
  • Nocturne on thursday until 21h45

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