Created in 1953 by Pierre Belvès, one of the most famous illustrators of the Albums du Père Castor, and François Mathey, curator of the museums, “the workshop for children under thirteen” was the first experiment of this kind in a cultural institution. It was such a success that the workshops were extended to adolescents and adults and took the name of Ateliers du Carrousel in 1989/90.

True to their original aim of “stimulating individual creativity through contact with materials, objects and works”, the Ateliers du Carrousel, thanks to the quality and commitment of the team of professional artists who teach there, take over 1,700 pupils each year: children from four up, adolescents and adults.

The Ateliers du Carrousel propose (click on the category which interests you - available in French only):

- year-long workshops
- holiday workshops
- workshops preparing students for art schools

The Ateliers du Carrousel operate on three sites in Paris:

Site Rivoli

107-111 rue de Rivoli - 75001 Paris

Site Monceau

63 rue de Monceau - 75008 Paris

Site Raspail

266 bd Raspail - 75014 Paris


Ateliers du Carrousel - office
107-111, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris - France


Phone: +33 (0)1 44 55 59 02

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