Orsay Museum Crash Course – Family Tour



Orsay Museum Crash Course – Family Tour


Orsay Museum Crash Course – Family Tour

Why you shouldn't miss it ?

Benefit from hassle-free access to the Orsay Museum with our skip-the-line tickets

Discover the best of Impressionism with an art expert specially trained to engage young visitors

Get the clues to understand why Impressionists are at the origin of modern art

Have your kids transformed into detectives to solve riddles throughout the visit

In a nutshell

2 hours



Wheelchair Friendly

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What’s Included:

A kid-friendly certified guide for 2 hours / Skip-the-line ticket to the Orsay museum / An activity booklet for each kid

Coming to the Orsay Museum with kids can sometimes be challenging. At Meet the Locals, we like challenges and have decided to help parents. With no queue to test your children’s patience, a visit adapted to their interests and an exciting arty quiz to solve, we guarantee an ideal tour that will without a doubt thrill both kids and parents!

With the help of an art historian specially trained to provide dynamic, child-oriented visits, you will be invited on a fantastic journey through Impressionism. Your kids’ skills of observation will be challenged by the riddles included in their activity booklets. The aim is to help them understand the sources of Impressionism and learn about major painters in a playful manner.

But first, let’s observe the building itself. Formerly a train station, which only ran between 1900 and 1939, the Orsay museum is now home to thousands of works of art. Your kids will have a chance to admire the original architecture of the museum and will have to look for traces of the old train station.

An Orsay Museum tour made for family & kids that includes skip-the-line tickets

Our visit will focus on Impressionism and the influence it had on modern art in the 19th and 20th centuries. We will take in the works of mastersMonet, Degas, Manet, and others. Your expert guide will engage your kids with anecdotes about these famous painters and will encourage them to look closely at their masterpieces. With their activity booklets, your children will have an amazing tool that will show them how to recognize the technique and style of each artist.

But where’s the fun you might say? Well thanks to riddles and games of observation, discovering works of art will have never been so amusing for your children!

Your little art enthusiasts will also learn why Impressionism was so important at the time it appeared and how it broke with existing conventions. History and techniques of the Impressionist movement will no longer bear any secrets from your family.

But our art quest is not over. Impressionism gave birth to other artistic movements such as Pointillism, Synthetism, Nabis, etc. Your children will also get to admire the art of Van Goghand Gauguin, two talented (and highly colorful!) modern painters.

By the end of the tour, your children will have traveled through art without boredom! They will have learned to decrypt art while having fun. Thanks to our kids expert and their sense of observation, they will become true art experts!

And if you want to discover more about Impressionism, have a look at our family experience that will drive you to Giverny, the mecca of Impressionism lovers.

Important Remark: The Orsay Crash Course – Family Tour only runs from Tuesday to Saturday.

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From what age is this Orsay Museum Family tour interesting for children?

Your dear children should be at least 5 years old for the best experience. But your whole family is welcome! 

Is there any interest for teens and parents in this family tour?

Absolutely! This Orsay Museum Family tour fits everyone- kids, teens, and adults- and we guarantee an informative and fun tour for all ages!

We have more than 6 people in the family- how can we go about planning this tour?

No problem at all! All you have to do is contact us and we will be happy to plan the visit for your dear family!

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Starting point
At the foot of the Elephant, in the museum forecourt. Closest metro station: Solferino (line 12)
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    Sarah L.

    I started planning this itinerary with Dominique, the owner, several months before we traveled and she was a pleasure to work with, and incredibly knowledgeable. We spent 4 action packed days with our guide Christelle and had a great time. Our visit started with a van tour which was a great way to get an overview of Paris. Our first day ended with a treasure hunt geared to our 11 year old in the Louvre and it was the perfect way to keep his interest. The next day we did a fabulous walking tour through Montmartre and did a food tour for lunch. WOW! We closed this full day with a visit to the Musee D’Orsay and saw the wonderful impressionist art. The next day, New Years Day, we met Christelle at the Eiffel Tower and went to the summit. Unfortunately, it was foggy day but the experience was still awesome. We finished our 4 days in Paris with a chocolate and sweets tour in the Marais and what a climax it was…the pastry and the chocolate were beyond words… just delicious! Having the support of Dominque and Christelle throughout our visit was so incredibly helpful… we could not have done half of what we did without their help. I highly recommend Meet the Locals in France, especially Christelle who was so very knowledgable and personable. It was an incredible trip!

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    Suzan G.

    The pastry class was FABULOUS! It was undoubtedly the best experience of our trip so far. Our chef was extraordinary with
    our six kids, making it a memorable time for us all!!! If you are looking for a stellar pastry cooking experience, we highly
    recommend contacting Meet the Locals!!

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    Emily M.

    Kate was an absolutely amazing guide for our family tour of the Orsay. We couldn’t have asked for better. Her knowledge of the museum’s history and of the art and artists within was profound and extremely interesting. She made the visit wonderful for us and our two young children. We all feel more informed and inspired after our time with her. We simply loved her and the entire experience.

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