Paris for kids. Discover the top 6 attractions that will thrill your kids in the City of Lights. Disneyland and Parc Asterix amusement parks, the zoo, a double-decker ride, the Toiry Safari and Aquaboulevard water park are all great attractions your kids will love. The Cite des Sciences, Grevin, the Air and Space Museum are interesting for kids. Sightseeing in Paris.
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Many people come to Disneyland with their kids. This is a great idea. While you are in the city, discover the other top attractions that will thrill you and your kids: Parc Asterix, the other world class amusement park, the amazing Thoiry Safari Park and the zoo. A few museums are great with children. We think in particular of the very rich Air and Space Museum with rockets and old planes and of the Grevin Wax Museum on the model of Madame Tussauld. Let's turn your trip into a memorable family experience.
The city has two world class amusement parks. The best known is Disneyland, the only Disney park in Europe. You could stay there a few days and visit the city from there.
Parc Asterix, the second world class theme park near the city, has shorter queues and a distinctive French touch.
In the city, visit the Grevin Wax Museum, the equivalent of Madame Tussauds in London. A little bit expensive compared to many other museums in the city, Grevin is funny with its magic tricks and deforming mirrors.
The Air and Space Museum, in Le Bourget Airport has an amazing collection of old airplanes with a special focus on French airplanes and pioneer aviators. It is a must for kids.
The Musee des Arts et Metiers has a Foucault's pendulum, Cugnot's steam dray machine, Ader original Avion 3 , Bleriot IX airplane, Stephenson's locomotive and a Ford T.
The Natural History Museum fascinates kids with its dinosaurs, giant crystals and precious stones.
Board a Seine river cruise. Use the funny Hop-on Hop-off double-deckers tours to see the city and her main sights.
Walk up the stairs with your kids to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. A stimulating experience that is quite feasible.
The puppet shows in Luxembourg Gardens (11am and 3pm everyday) are great with young kids, even if they are in French. Go to the exciting funfair in the Tuileries Gardens in July or August. Half a day of fun relaxing at Aquaboulevard Water Park will complete the program in Paris for kids.
France Miniature is an amusement park with a model of 117 monuments of France put on a map of the country drawn on the 5 hectares ground. Discover in one visit the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Mont Saint Michel, and the Loire Castles. The monuments are complemented by 15 interactive experiences: ring the bells in the pastures, play with a lock, and many opportunities to learn while having fun. Halfway through, it's up to you to take control of 8 attractions. Laughs and sensations are guaranteed.
The Cirque d'Hiver, the oldest and most famous circus in the city, came into being in 1852 thanks to the Duke of Morny, the half-brother of Emperor Napoleon III and Jacques Hittorf, the architect. A few years later, in 1859, the circus was brought to life by the flying trapeze, an act invented by Léotard. In 1907, the Bouglione family took over the circus and staged big cats. In 1910, Joseph, known as Sampion Bouglione, was rescued by his son during a big cat routine. The Bouglione family has since then managed the Cirque d'Hiver, one of the top attractions in the city for kids.
The Cirque Gruss is the most amazing circus with horses you can imagine. Fit for kids, the Cirque Gruss is also fantastic for adults. Set in Bois de Boulogne in winter, it stages some of the most spectacular shows you can attend in the city. In 1971, Alexis Gruss created the Cirque Gruss. Actress Silvia Monfort and Alexis Gruss innovated by creating in Paris the first professional Circus School in France. Alexis Gruss is a master rider, acrobat on horseback, white clown, musician, creator. The circus has been in operation ever since with many Gruss family members participating.
The City of Provins, a UNESCO World Heritage Sight, has preserved its medieval appearance (watch video). In Provins, your kids will be totally amazed by breathtaking medieval shows and 58 historical sights.
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
Buy toys at lovely Passage des Princes near Opera Garnier and the Haussman Department Stores. The passage has typically French toy stores, selling things you will not find elsewhere. Paris map. Si tu veux, 68, Galerie Vivienne, and Pain d'Epices, 29, passage Jouffroy, are great toy stores too. Check shopping arcades.
With their stores and restaurants, Paris Shopping Malls are good places to shop with kids in the city. Le Forum des Halles with its huge Lego shop and its location near Le Louvre and Notre Dame is particularly appropriate. Val d'Europe near Disneyland is another option.
La Geode is a spectacular 36 meter wide hemispheric cinema in Parc de la Villette. Its screen has a size of 1000 m2. La Geode uses the Imax technology, synonymous with ultimate movie experience. La Geode shows films on nature, space and other appropriate topics. This is one of the most impressive movie theaters in the city and a great experience for kids.