Until 14 September 2020, only the rooms of Water Lilies are accessible.
All visitors are required to book a time slot. Ticketing
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Family weekends

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

Orsay and the Orangerie - fun for all the family!


D’après Van Gogh, Portrait de l’artiste, 1869 / Patrice Schmidt
© Madame Bovary / Cyrille Lebrun

The Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie are running their second family weekend!
In conjunction with the exhibitions Degas at the Opera at the Musée d’Orsay and Félix Fénéon.The modern times, from Seurat to Matisse at the Musée de l’Orangerie, the teams from the two museums have designed a festive and creative programme on the theme of music and dance for all ages.

Two museum's for two atmospheres:

  • On the Left Bank of the River Seine, the Musée d’Orsay will be paying tribute to Degas, a keen Opera fan. Discover this dream factory through the artist's works on one of our special tours, one of our five new podcasts, or through a dance class where the painter's works come to life. And get a backstage look at how stage costumes are made with our creative workshops.  

  • Jazz hands are a must on the Right Bank! The Musée de l’Orangerie is stepping back in time to the jazz ambiance of the 1920s in Paris, at the time of Félix Fénéon, that colourful character, art critic, collector, and discoverer of Seurat and the Neo-Impressionists. Learn all about this exceptional figure and the many aspects of his personnality.
    On the agenda: lively and merry improvised musical performances, Charleston classes for all, and a creative workshop based on the exhibition.

Charleston classes for children

Come discover the Charleston, the famous 1920s dance made popular in France by Joséphine Baker and the forerunner to hip hop! Children can take their first steps as they learn a short choreography to the sounds of classic jazz tunes.
Presented by the Brotherswing dance studio.

At 2pm, 3pm and 4pm
Ages 4 to 10
Level -2 - Auditorium
Duration: 30 min
No prior registration required, subject to available spaces.

Jazz Interludes

A trio, united by their passion for early swing, improvises and reinvents the first great jazz classics with incredible energy, covering songs from the streets of New Orleans to the American big band hits and the Paris clubs of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the 1920s.  Get ready to swing!

Collectif Paris Swing Trio 
Jean Dousteyssier, clarinet
Romain Vuillemin, guitar
Edouard Pennes, bass

At 2.45pm, 3.454pm and 4.45pm
Water Lilie's room
Duration: 15 min

Non-stop creation workshop

The workshop at the Orangerie is paying tribute to Félix Fénéon, a passionate collector of African and Oceanian art and an ardent defender of Neo-Impressionism. Step into the shoes of this great collector, help him display his most stunning works of art in his gallery and take away the model made by your own hands!

From 1.30pm to 5.30pm - Last admission 5.15pm
Ages 4 and over
Level -1
No prior registration required

In the bookshop 
Discover the Musée de l’Orangerie activity booklet 

At the Orangerie café
A snack menu for children under 12 priced at €3.50

See the full programme on the website petitsmo.fr