From 7 years old
Wednesdays and Saturdays from 3 to 5 pm
Adults and children alike, step into the shoes of the Monnaie de Paris’ engravers, discover their handiwork and create your own medal.
After donning your apron, follow the education officer for a short tour of the museum to discover the techniques and know-how at the heart of the Monnaie de Paris. Your guide will explain the difference between coins and medals as well as the various stages and tools needed to make them. You will have the chance to get acquainted with direct cutting and you will see that this technique requires concentration and skill.
Back in the workshop, get to grips with the engraver's tools and gouge out a wax disc, giving your imagination free rein. This master die will enable you to stamp a medal in hardening paste that you can take away with you. You are free to finish decorating it at home, by painting or varnishing it. Get ready to reinvent the medal!