Paris for children

Have fun in Paris with children

You come to Paris with your children. You will find on this page ideas on how to best spend your time.

This is a well kept secret. Paris can be a lot of fun for children. There are also possibilities to visit Paris in a way suited to children. Let's turn your Paris trip with your children into a memorable family experience.

Paris with children: don't miss Disneyland Paris
Don't miss Disneyland Paris with your children
Paris with children: Parc Asterix
Paris with children: Parc Asterix

Paris amusement parks for children

Paris has two world class amusement parks. The best known is Disneyland Paris. You could stay there a few days and visit Paris from there.

Parc Asterix, the second world class theme park near Paris, has shorter queues and a French touch.

In Paris, you can go to Jardin d'acclimatation, a smalller amusement park for young children.

Museums in Paris for children

In Paris, visit the Grevin Wax Museum. The museum is funny with its magic tricks and deforming mirrors.

Children love the Air and Space Museum near Paris, Paris Technology Museum, with old cars and planes, and the Natural History Museum with its dinosaurs.

Go with your children to the fantastic Louvre Museum and Centre Pompidou. They will be stimulated.

Paris for children: Paris Technology Museum
Paris for children: Paris Technology Museum
Aquaboulevard in Paris
Fun with children at Aquaboulevard in Paris

Sightseeing in Paris with children

Go on a Seine river cruise. Use the funny Open tour double deckers to see Paris and her main sights. Even better, visit Paris on an electric Trikke or on a Segway transporter, a memorable experience.

Walk up the stairs with your children to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. It's quite feasible. Board the Ferris wheel on Place de la Concorde. Your children will love the spectacular experience and Paris view.

Paris with children: Try Paris Segway tour
Paris with children: try a Paris Segway
Tropical glasshouse at Paris Zoo
Tropical glasshouse at Paris Zoo

Fun places in Paris for children

The renovated Paris Zoo is one of the best zoos in the world. Close to Paris, go to Thoiry African Reserve, a safari park combined with a nice French castle.

The puppet shows in Luxembourg Gardens (11am and 3pm everyday) are great with young children. Go to spheric La Geode movie theater in Parc de La Villette.

A day of fun at Aquaboulevard Water Park will complete the programme in Paris for children.

Visit with children a medieval city near Paris

The City of Provins, a Unesco World Heritage Sight, has preserved its medieval appearance (watch video). In Provins, your children will be totally amazed by breathtaking medieval shows and 58 historical sigths.

Provins is not easily reachable by train or by car from Paris. Fortunately, Provins can be visited twice a week on an affordable one day coach tour from Paris. Don't miss this opportunity. Locate Provins on France map


Children will love Provins, a medieval town near Paris
Thoiry Safari Park near Paris
Thoiry Safari Park near Paris

Shopping in Paris with children

Buy toys at lovely Passage des Princes and its many typically french toy stores. Si tu veux, not far away, at Galerie Vivienne, is also a lovely toy store.

With their stores and restaurants, Paris Shopping Malls are good places to shop with children in Paris.

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