If you happen to be in Paris this Summer we recommend visiting the Musée en Herbe, a museum entirely dedicated to children. Until August 31, 2015 the Musée en Herbe has a very interesting Tintin exhibition with a workshop and guided tour. Audio guides are also available for 2€ in French, English, Italian and Spanish. With the help of a game booklet each visitor becomes a news reporter (just like Tintin) on the search for the red Rackham treasure!
The visit begins by inviting each visitor to wear the famous Tintin hat. We learned the history about the birth of Tintin and his founder Hergé (a.k.a. Georges Remi and Hergé for his backward initials RG!). We got to meet all of the Tintin characters and several art objects seen in the Tintin books borrowed from Paris museums and galleries including the Musée du quai Branly and the Musée du Louvre.
We recommend a visit to this museum for kids ages 3 and up. We spent a very fun half day at the Musee en Herbe and became even bigger fans of Tintin!
Le Musée en Herbe
21 rue Hérold
Tél : 01 40 67 97 66
Open Monday – Sunday from 10AM – 7PM including summer vacation and holidays. Thursdays the museum is open until 9PM.
Métros : Les Halles (line 4), Palais Royal (line 1 et 7) Sentier (line 3)
Bus : 85, 74, 29, 48, 67
RER : Châtelet – Les Halles
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