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Family Review of Musée d'Orsay

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
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FamilyExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 3 - 5 , 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • If you've been to or are going to the famous Opera Garnier, visit the museum's Architecture gallery. There's a large, very cool cross-section model of the Opera as well as a giant in-the-floor model of the section of Paris around the Opera as it was in 1875. Walking over the streetscape kids can find streets and buildings that are still there today.
  • Although the Mona Lisa at the Louvre can be a disappointment because it is small and hard to see displayed at such a distance from the crowd, Whistler's Mother, the most famous American painting outside of the United States, never fails to astound. It's big, you can stand right in front of it, and kids have probably seen pictures of it or heard about it in school so it has meaning.
  • The museum has a large and wonderful collection of Impressionist paintings that should be on every family's must-see list when exploring the galleries. This period of art is one that seems to engage and fascinate children, even young ones who find museum-going tedious after a short time.

Or 62 rue de Lille
1 rue de Bellechasse, 7e
Parking: Tues-Wed and Fri-Sun 9:30am-6pm; Thurs 9:30am-9:45pm
Price: Admission 7.50€ ($11) adults, 5.50€ ($8) ages 18-24, free ages 17 and younger

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 01-40-49-48-14
Transportation: Métro: Solférino. RER: Musée d'Orsay
Price Information: Admission 7.50€ ($11) adults, 5.50€ ($8) ages 18-24, free ages 17 and younger
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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