Bookings are open for the period from 1 to 16 January 2022 and for the Charles Ray exhibition from 16 February to 6 June 2022.
The Bourse de Commerce presents a regularly renewed programme of exhibitions available here.
From 19 January to 14 February 2022, the Bourse de Commerce is on the move to prepare the Charles Ray exhibition.
From 16 February to 6 June, the Bourse de Commerce presents Charles Ray, in partnership with the Centre Pompidou.
Activities are conducted in French. If you wish to organize a visit in another language, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow our guides!
Enjoy a guided visit with a specialized tour guide at the Bourse de Commerce. The tour content is adapted to suit the group, the age of the participants and their educational needs. On offer: a range of five themed tours.
A time-travelling machine / Architectural tour
Seen from the outside, the Bourse de Commerce forms a perfect circle. This unique design is a rarity in the Parisian urban landscape. Immediate departure: this architectural tour takes visitors on a remarkable voyage through the five centuries of the building’s history. Discover the “queen’s palace”, the “municipal pantry”, the “world store”, and the “contemporary art museum”, and admire the different architectural elements that make up the Bourse de Commerce.
A collection of art words
Can we collect words as we collect objects? Can we compare the museum and its repertoire of objects to a dictionary? How can we collect words? By learning them by heart, by writing them down, by recording them…? This tour is an opportunity to glean words from the artworks, to put the works into letters and poetry into images.
Today, the images that we record of ourselves, for social networks in particular, are often doomed to be used and forgotten quickly, like reflections in a mirror. Works of art, on the contrary, are anchored in the long term and serve other purposes. This visit explores figuration, self-representation and self-portraiture and encourages a reflection on the nature of images.
This themed visit is not available between 19 January and 14 February.
Where are we?
Where do artworks come from? Who chooses to exhibit them? How do you arrange them in space? Are the artists present on-site? What is a museum label? Who are the professionals that allow exhibitions to see the light of day? On this tour, find the answers to all these questions and get a glimpse into the workings of a contemporary art museum.
What can we say about a work of contemporary art? What meaning can we ascribe it? How do we comment on it? By practising active observation and working on the choice of words to describe artworks, this tour allows participants to invent aesthetic concepts imagined and formulated collectively. Through the expression of individual tastes, learn about art criticism and practice sharing your views with others.
Guided tour prices
Flat rate for school groups of up to 30 visitors (including accompanying adults): €75. Book.
Flat rate for student groups of up to 30 visitors (including accompanying adults): €75. Book.
Flat rate for social action groups of up to 20 visitors: €35. Book.
Flat rate for groups of visitors with disabilities (up to 20 persons): €35. Book.
Imagined alongside the exhibitions and the programmes of the Bourse de Commerce and led by mediator-guides or by guest artists, these workshops invite young visitors to train their eye and sharpen their sensibility for contemporary creativity.
Activities are conducted in French. If you wish to organize a visit-workshop in another language, please contact us at email@example.com.
Workshops last 1.5 hours and are intended for groups of 5- to 12-year-olds.
La visite-atelier décalée (The offbeat visit-workshop), for 5- to 7-year-olds.
Portraits – whether full length or bust – close framing, characters who seem lost in their thoughts, blurred faces or piercing gazes: artists have countless means of capturing spectators’ attention and inviting them to enter a fictional world that nonetheless feels very real. Accompanied by a mediator, children are invited to make their way through the museum and to discover the range of different compositions and framings used by artists. Once they have all these images in mind, they will have the chance to draw their own portrait before framing it in the way that best expresses their emotions.
From 19 January onwards, this offbeat tour-workshop takes a look at artists who reuse everday objects in their work, including recyclable materials and waste items salvaged from the street. Upcycled and put to use in something other than their original function, these materials question the symbolic charge that they contain, as well as history, politics and the ecological issues of our time. Accompanied by a guide, children are invited to let their imagination run wild by working with salvaged materials, assembling them together and giving them a second lease of life.
La visite-atelier Les mille et un visages de la Bourse de Commerce (The many faces of the Bourse de Commerce visit-workshop), for 8- to 12-year-olds.
Long closed off and hidden from public view, the remarkable and unique architecture of the Bourse de Commerce can now be rediscovered. Accompanied by a mediator, children are invited to study the architecture of the museum, with all its curves and its forms, and to learn how to understand space through observation and through emotion. Using the architectural elements discussed during their visit, each child is then invited to imagine a collage that will give form to the face of the Bourse de Commerce.
Flat rate for school groups of up to 25 visitors (including accompanying adults): €100. Book
Flat rate for social action groups of up to 20 visitors: €50. Book
Flat rate for groups of visitors with disabilities (up to 20 persons): €50. Book
You can act as the tour guide for your own group when visiting the Bourse de Commerce and its exhibitions.
Prices independent visits
Flat rate for school groups of up to 30 visitors (including accompanying adults): €30. Book.
Flat rate for student groups of up to 30 visitors (including accompanying adults): €30. Book.
Flat rate for social action groups of up to 20 visitors: €15. Book.
Flat rate for groups of visitors with disabilities (up to 20 persons): €15. Book.