Visual impairment

Visually impaired visitors

Discover all the practical information before your visit and the programme of adapted visits. 

How to get to the museum

In the urban spaces of the city centre there is an adapted guided itinerary (tactile paving surface and audio posts) which enables visitors to reach the museum entrance from the Corum tram stop. 

Finding your way in the museum

The ticket office is situated in the reception hall, accessible from the entrance at 39 Boulevard Bonne Nouvelle.
•   Reception staff will help visitors in need of information, assistance or accompaniment during their visit. The programme for temporary exhibitions and the auditorium is available from reception staff. 
The cloakrooms and toilet facilities are available on the ground floor. Guide dogs are allowed into the museum 
 • The permanent collections are displayed on different levels in the three main buildings which form the museum: the former Jesuit College, the Hotel de Massilian private town house and the contemporary wing.
The temporary exhibition space has a seasonal exhibition programme and is accessible at ground level from the reception hall. 
The auditorium is a meeting place which hosts a programme of events suitable for visually impaired visitors. It is accessible from the reception hall down a gently sloping ramp.
•  The workshops, documentation centre, bookshop and restaurant are accessible by adapted access points. 

Enjoy different media

Information points

Using Braille signage the information points enable visually impaired visitors to identify the room's number and theme. Some galleries offer folders with texts in Braille or large print which describe the gallery's theme and list the artists. There are also details about interesting architectural features of the museum itself. 

Audio guides

are available to rent from the reception. There are several types of visits on offer:  50 artworks for children, 150 works from the permanent trails for adults and 20 texts from famous visitors about their visit to the collections. 

Guided and themed visits, and workshops. 

The majority of visits are accessible to visually impaired visitors; some events which involve a musical or corporal approach are particularly recommended. Workshops which are based upon manipulation of materials, tactile models and objects yield an understanding of techniques and give a more precise reading of certain works. We recommend that visitors contact the Public Service or the museum reception for more information. The programme of adapted visits can be downloaded from the page 'Find out more'. 

Prepare a group visit

For groups who wish to be accompanied in the exhibition spaces please contact the Public Service before your visit. 

For more information about this subject please contact the Public Service. 

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