Yes, it’s true, I was impatiently waiting to be able to go to the Musée d’Orsay with the princess. I love this museum for tons of reasons: the building is absolutely beautiful and bathed in light, the way it’s organized is pleasant and among the many paintings and sculptures, there are some of my favorite artists, including Turner and Caillebotte. So obviously, as soon as the three of us were able to go, we booked our tickets.

In my opinion, the most impressive part of the Musée d’Orsay remains the great hall (remember that the museum was a train station in the past), when you arrive. Bathed in light, it strikes parents and children with its grandeur. You can go to the galleries on the side, but with your kids, the best thing to do is to enjoy this beautiful space. And of course, go to the reproduction of Paris under glass tiles, which inevitably appeals to kids and adults alike.

The Musée d’Orsay collections correspond to trends that we particularly like and it would take several visits to see them all: paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, photographs, graphic arts … We like to stroll through the rooms, aimlessly, just to admire what we see. Well, obviously, the section devoted to the impressionists remains essential, in particular for the princess who adores Monet.

Good to know

A must do

The “grande galerie” of the Musée d’Orsay, when you arrive, is still the first thing to see, but don’t miss, of course, the Impressionists.

The princess loved

She prefers museums such as Quai Branly, but still enjoyed seeing les Nymphéas by Claude Monet.

The ups for kids

Your kids are over 8 years old

Let them walk freely in the Musée d’Orsay. Because obviously, they are not going to like everything, and this is normal. You might even hear them grumble! Relax, the whole point is to let them discover things and have fun.

Your kids are less than 8 years old

When planning your visit, check to see if there are any workshops or special tours. Let them be your guide in the museum, talk to them, show them your favorite paintings and above all ask their opinion. Do you like these colors? What is your favorite sculpture in this room? Where do you think they are on this painting?

The Musée d’Orsay is perfect if you are looking for a relaxed and fun visit with the family.




Full price: € 16, reduced price: € 13


Musée d’Orsay
Esplanade Valéry Giscard d’Estaing 75007 Paris


Monday: closed
Tue-Wed: 9.30 AM – 6 PM
Thu: 9.30 AM – 9.45 PM
Fri-Sun: 9.30 AM – 6 PM