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 MunchA 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


La Tour Eiffel

visite en famille dans les jardins du musée Rodin

Visite-jeu de piste “Dans les jardins du musée Rodin”

la visite guidée en famille au musée du Quai Branly

La légende des masques

visite guidée sur Napoleon au musée des Invalides

La visite guidée “Dans les bottes de Napoléon”


La visite guidée “La seconde guerre mondiale” aux Invalides

Practical information

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

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