L’Enfance des Lumières, a free family exhibtion at Paris Musée Cognacq-Jay

Published by Julie M. · Published on 11 May 2018 at 19h14
From April 12 to July 29, 2018, the Musée Cognacq-Jay offers to start children’s art development thanks to its exhibition “L’Enfance des Lumières” devoted to kids from 7 to 11 years and it’s free for everyone.

The art world can seem unreachable for kids! The Musée Cognacq-Jay has a mission to start the art development of our toddlers with a free and interactive exhibition for kids from 7 to 11 years old entitled “L’Enfance des Lumières” that you can discover until July 29, 2018.

For a long time now, the Musée Cognacq-Jay is interested in the perception of childhood and its evolution from the 18th century to nowadays. This new exhibition enables it to go even further in the theme by offering a visit that is not only about childhood but also suited to the youngest ones and families so that they can see what a child’s life looked like in the 17th century.

The exhibition evolves around 5 themes related to one another by a giant goose game carpet especially created for the occasion.

The visit takes us to the discovery of a child’s life in the 18th century through varied themes that are as follow:

  • Family
  • Education
  • Game
  • Health

As a complement to the exhibition available for free, the museum has other family activities on some days.

Tales from the 18th century within the exhibit by story-teller Laure Urgin

  • May 30, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.
  • June 12, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.

Animated visit in the footsteps of a child in the 18th century, within the exhibition:

  • May 23, 2018 at 4 p.m.
  • June 2, 2018 at 4 p.m.
  • June 6 at 4 p.m.
  • June 9 at 4 p.m.

In other words, a lovely exhibition to be discovered with your family.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 12 April 2018 to 29 July 2018



    8, rue Elzévir
    75003 Paris 3


    Métro ligne 1 station "Saint-Paul"


    Official website

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    Attention, le musée n’est pas accessible aux personnes à mobilité réduite.

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