Two worlds, two stories and a shared desire to allow everyone to appreciate art: Art Ludique and 'SNCF Gares & Connexions' have got together and decided to bring the museum to Europe's second-largest train station - Saint-Lazare, used by almost 100 million travellers every year.

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Art Ludique: the museum that stimulates creativity.

Art Ludique is the first museum in the world dedicated to the creative industries.

Breaking down the boundaries between videogames, animated films, comics, mangas and design, Art Ludique spotlights work from creators that have impacted our imagination and influenced modern-day culture.

By showing work from productions they love, Art Ludique aims to help the general public be inspired and excited by drawing, painting and sculpture, whether produced digitally or through traditional methods.

The technology used in the entertainment business, and on display at the museum, shows visitors how computers and tablets are the new tools that help artists to express their vision.

For young adults, discovering a museum with characters they are familiar with and admire can help make them more appreciative of art, and realise that their favourite forms of entertainment are also artistic creations.

For younger children, it's also a source of inspiration, and evidence that entering the creative industries can be a fantastic career choice, with numerous artistic and technological jobs on offer every year. France's prowess in this area is recognised around the world.

By both showing and stimulating creativity, the Art Ludique museum is at the crossroads of art, culture, education and work.

The artistic movement known as Art Ludique (art as entertainment) is now part of art history, inspired by the heritage of the great painters, illustrators and caricaturists of the 19th century. In harmony with their era, artists now imagine animated films, create videogames, design characters and scenery for movies and draw graphic novels.

France is one of the most respected countries in the worldwide creative industry. It's essential to support and pay homage to the country's creative minds by recognising the artistic vein in which France excels. 

The museum is managed by the non-profit Art Ludique association, founded by Jean-Jacques and Diane Launier, who in 2003 created the first gallery in the world dedicated to the art of animation, videogames, movies, comics and mangas. They organised the Miyazaki-Moebius exhibition at the Monnaie de Paris in 2005, and founded the Art Ludique museum in 2013. The latter's exhibitions have since toured the world (England, Germany, Japan, Korea, Australia, United Arab Emirates, the USA, etc…)

Saint-Lazare, an exceptional venue for the Art Ludique museum in the heart of Paris.

As the first mainline train station to be built in Paris in 1837, Gare Saint Lazare is now a listed historical monument.

Painter Claude Monet made twelve paintings of it, and these in turn served as inspiration for Emile Zola when writing his novel "La Bête humaine". Monet's most famous painting, "La Gare Saint-Lazare" is now exhibited at the Musée d’Orsay.

 Claude Monet - Gare Saint-Lazare

All the SNCF's 'Gares et Connexions' teams are excited to be able to offer a new artistic and cultural space within the station, and have collectively collaborated to bring this unique project to life.

Collaborating on the planning and execution of the work needed, they have even helped the museum create its own individual entrance from the station forecourt, and another inside the station, both of which lead directly to the entrance for exhibitions.