Family weekends

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 February, 2019, from 1.30pm to 6pm

New price, dedicated website, podcasts, visit booklet, special weekends: the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie are offering families a variety of fun ways to discover the works in their collections. Take advantage of this weekend devoted entirely to families!


Non-stop creation workshopstop
From 1.30pm to 5.30pm (last entrance 5.15pm)
Venue: workshop, level -2
To pay tribute to Claude Monet and his monumental paintings, the Orangerie workshop is transforming into a design studio for the Water Lilies. Parents and children can create paper flowers and design a collective fresco.

Kamishibaï performance
2.30pm and 4.30pm
Venue: auditorium
Duration: 50 min
By Hiromi Asai, storyteller, and Aya Roppongi-Vecile, illustrator
In Kamishibaï, a form of Japanese street theatre, a narrator tells a story using illustrated boards. Here the story is of the Water Lilies. Claude Monet’s water garden in Giverny is perhaps his most stunning painting, a true ‘living nature’. Was it inspired by ukiyo-e (‘picture of the Floating World’)? Through the windows of his studio, he could observe the flowers that floated silently on the ripples of the pond, while his daydreams often took him to the Land of the Rising Sun

Magic tricks
2pm, 15.15pm and 4pm
Venue: permanent collections
Magic is coming to the Musée de l’Orangerie! Drawing on the universe of the collection’s great artists, a magician will create a world of wonder before your very eyes combining humour and fantasy.

Mimed visits
3pm and 4.45pm
Venue: permanent collections
Duration: 1h
The guide uses gestures and words to take you on a discovery of the museum and its works from a unique angle.
Visit leaves from the information desk. Registration 30 minutes prior to the start of the activity subject to availability (15 places per session)

Discover the Family weekends programme at the Musée d'Orsay!

Activities from 6 years old
Free admission for under 18s
Concession rate for adults accompanying young people aged under 18, residing in the European Union, within the limit of 2 accompanying persons per child
Free activities