In Paris Art Is No Longer Abstract For Kids
aris has been described as museum organized a card game
anything but a place for called Jeu de l’oie or the Goose
kids: a city for lovers, a game. Kids are divided into
cultural Mecca. Yet you may be teams. Each team is given several
surprised to find out how cards, which correspond to a work
prepared the French capital is to of art. Cards in hand, the
entertain children. Even in what children search the museum for
is considered to be an adult the masterpieces.
activity, touring museums.
When the Cartier Foundation for
At the Louvre Museum, the largest Contemporary Art inaugurated the
museum in the world and a exhibition entitled J’en rêve or
must-see in Paris, kids aged 4 I dream, which included the work
and up can take part in one of of 48 young artists from around
the many children's workshops. the world, it also organized
several activities for kids. At
The Musée d’Orsay (Orsay Museum), one event, Camille Henrot, one of
which has one of Europe’s best the artists, reworked her film by
collections of impressionist art, drawing and scratching on the
is another example. Each Sunday negative. Children participating
throughout the summer, the museum in this workshop created their
organizes games, mimes and own works of art.
storytelling for children 12
years old and under. The program While many of the activities are
is designed to teach children conducted in French, language is
about the masters, such as Monet, unlikely to prove a barrier to
Renoir, Degas, Van Gogh and participation. For example,
Toulouse-Lautrec. instruction is only a small part
of Learning to Create Glasswork,
At one such event, the Orsay a children’s activity offered at
the Musée National du Moyen Age days, and visit more than 70
(Middle Age Museum). museums and monuments in and
But there are other ways to
making learning fun at museums in Pick up a copy of Objectif Musée,
Paris. Rent audio guides designed available at Paris museums, or
specifically for kids and Paris-Île-de-France avec des Yeux
available in several languages. d'Enfants published by the
Take a family tour, often times tourist office. Both are in
conducted in a language other French only. Objectif Musée lists
than French. Or organize a all scheduled activities for
private guided tour for your children organized by the state
family. museums while Paris-Île-de-France
avec des Yeux d'Enfants lists fun
Many museums in Paris, such as things to do with kids in Paris.
the Louvre, are free for kids
under 18 years of age. Avoid long Copyright © more2explore S.r.l.
lines, buy a Museum Pass valid All rights reserved.
for up to 1, 3 or 5 consecutive
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Ann LoCicero is the founder of www.kidscantravel.com an emergent website for families intent on making the most of their leisure time together.
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