" All that shines is not gold"....

Musée de la Monnaie - discover Paris with kids - L'Île aux FÉES

To discover the magic of coins with fresh new eyes, we recommend a family visit to the museum of la Monnaie de Paris, the eldest entreprise in the world!

Created in 864 and still standing, the Parisian establishment has held the precious knowledge and craftsmanship of manufacturing coins for hundreds of years  and still strikes euros to this day.


Through an interactive and recreational visit with playful sensory experiences and behind the scenes views, you and your little ones will learn all about the fascinating secrets of metalworking arts and crafts. The highly modern setting will guide you the manufacturing process of coins, the impressive heritage collection of metal objects and treasures and allow you to view engraving demonstrations.

Extremely kid friendly, the museum offers numerous family workshops such as the medal activity during which you be able to design, stamp and engrave your own coins.

Located on the Right bank, along the Seine, we suggest a stroll along the river quays after your visit.

Paris with Kids - discover the Musée de La Monnaie
Handmade smocked dress - bronze - raw silk - l'Île aux Fées - kids boutique

Dress tip

To blend in with the mettalic coins we suggest a Bronze Jardin dress

Made of raw silk, this limited edition handmade smocked dress is highly precious and will make your little one shine brighter than all the museum’s coins!


Useful information

Address: 11, quai de Conti, 75006 PARIS or 2, rue Guénégaud 75006 PARIS ( Access available on both streets

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11 am - 7 pm. Late Wednesday opening until 9 pm.