New location

Family area

Until May 26th, 2024
Espace familles
© Musée de l'Orangerie

On February 10, 2024, opening of the Family Area at Musée de l'Orangerie!
It will be accessible year-round during museum opening hours, weekends, public holidays, and school vacations for zone C in France.


For children aged 0-12 and accompanying adults, the Family Area offers a chance to take a break and enjoy a sensory-based and creative experience of the artworks in the Musée de l’Orangerie collection.
Designed to introduce our youngest visitors to art and critical observation, this free-access area offers a unique approach through a variety of activity centers focused on experimentation, touch and play, providing an educational and entertaining experience for all visitors.

Family Area
Family area
© Musée de l'Orangerie
A dive into the watery ambiance of the Water Lilies

The Family Area was designed to meet the various needs of families, with play, relaxation, drawing, reading and listening to stories, for various age groups, from infants to adolescents. The setting is directly inspired by Claude Monet’s Water Lilies and his garden in Giverny.
Beyond the colors, there are numerous references to the painter’s environment, and to the use of aquatic motifs. tables in the shape of water lilies; a textured floor that reproduces the reflection of circles in the water; benches with cushions forming ripples.

Various activity centers, for ages 2 and up and ages 5 and up

Touch-based activities are offered throughout the area.
Experiment as a family on the subject of Claude Monet’s Water Lilies and a selection of artworks from the Orangerie collection on the theme of figures.
Use your senses: observe, touch and listen.

A reading corner

Together you can discover the various play and educational resources revolving around the Orangerie’s collection.

Sound nooks

Immerse yourself through sound in the museum’s artworks by listening to the podcasts Promenades imaginaires and other audio creations.


Continue to immerse yourself in the Musée de l’Orangerie’s works by following the perspective of Anne Brugni. Using materials designed by the artist, these workshops invite you to work as a family to create variations of the Water Lilies.

© Musée de l'Orangerie / Anne Brugni



Open during museum opening hours:

  • Weekends
  • Public holidays
  • During school vacations for zone C in France

Freely accessible, on presentation of a museum entry ticket. Limited to available space.


Upcoming dates

  • Saturday 27 April 9.00am
  • Sunday 28 April 9.00am
  • Saturday 04 May 9.00am
  • Sunday 05 May 9.00am
  • Wednesday 08 May 9.00am
  • Thursday 09 May 9.00am
  • Saturday 11 May 9.00am
  • Sunday 12 May 9.00am
  • Saturday 18 May 9.00am
  • Sunday 19 May 9.00am
  • Monday 20 May 9.00am
  • Saturday 25 May 9.00am
  • Sunday 26 May 9.00am
Next visit
Saturday 27 April at 9.00am
Duration : 9h
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- de 18 ans, - de 26 ans résidents EEU


Ouvert aux horaires d’ouverture du musée les week-ends, les jours fériés, pendant les vacances scolaires de la zone C.


En libre accès, sur présentation d’un billet d’entrée au musée. Dans la limite des places disponibles.