Paris Museum for kids : Galerie des enfants in Beaubourg

There is a specific place dedicated to kids in Paris Centre Pompidou entrance hall, just under the design shop :

Here seen behind “Mother” by Louise Bourgeois, it is called “Galerie des enfants”, and as for adults, it shows temporary exhibitions and activities.

Going on now : l’oeil sur l’échelle (the eye on scale) is both a photo exhibition and a playground signed by Edouard Sautai, a young artist who in his photos and videos mixes by optical techniques urban or country landscapes with scale models or small junk materials which seem larger and fit in their surroundings.

Children pick up pieces of toys and junks from boxes to make their own construction in front of an urban “trompe-l’oeil”,  exactly the same way this image was made.

Exhibition “l’oeil sur l’échelle” up to June 30 everyday except Tuesday 11 am to 19, reception for workshop 14.30 to 16.30 (for children from 6 to 12) Centre Pompidou, place Georges Pompidou, metro Hôtel de Ville or Rambuteau. Price 10 euros for one child and one adult. Information :Tel 33 (0)1 44 78 12 33 and on

More about Edouard Sautai on :

And of course, if the weather is fine, go for a walk around on the fountain with mobiles by Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely on place Igor Stravinsky, just nearby.


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