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What to do in Paris with children?

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Whether you are tourists or not, this is a question that you must have asked yourself before: what to do in Paris when you are with your children ? We have selected for you the best plans to discover Paris without hearing the length of time “Mom (it works with Dad too) when are we back?”

Flickr source: Michael Dupuy

Museums

In Paris, many museums schedule special sessions for kids on reservation in advance. So while your blond heads grow well supervised by a speaker you can, you too, discover these cultural institutions with them or go stroll on your side if you prefer

Here is our selection:

National Museum of Natural History

It is impossible not to remain stuck in front of the 7000 represented species and the magnificent big gallery of the evolution!

Source: Flickr (by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra)

The + : you can then walk in the Garden of plants right in front.

Address: 36 rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire 75005 Paris

Subway: Censier – Daubenton

Museum in grass

This private museum, very playful, offers your children to discover contemporary art through a course and games. We are sure that your little ones will learn a lot … and you too 🙂

Source: Flickr (by vx_lentz)

The +: Wednesdays a storyteller is here to tell stories to your little ones!

Address: 21 rue Hérold, 75 001 Paris

Metro: trail

The Exploradôme

Well it’s true you get a little out of Paris, but this museum where your children have the right to touch everything should delight!

The +: Go a few more meters and discover the Mac Val, a superb museum of contemporary art with works accessible to all!

Address: 18 Avenue Henri Barbusse, 94400 Vitry-sur-Seine

Metro: RER C: Vitry sur Seine

The restaurants

It may sound crazy said like that but “YES” it is possible to go to the restaurant with your children (and we do not talk about the one with the bad clown). Here are our top addresses for kids friendly restaurants in Paris:

400 shots

This restaurant has been specially designed for families. A beautiful space, menus (and cutlery) especially for children, you will even find a playground where they can play safely while you finish eating.

Source: Flickr (by Yann Le Mounier)

The +: discover the Jourdain district, unknown to tourists you will find very nice deco shops!

12 Bis Rue de la Villette, 75019 Paris Metro: Jourdain

The Birds Pavilion

The perfect place for a family brunch in a green and spacious dream setting!

The + : you can then enjoy with the family of the Garden of acclimatization!

Jardin d’Acclimatation, 75116 Paris

Subway: Sablons

The parks

If there is one place that kids love with all their heart, these are the parks! This is good because those of Paris are simply beautiful.

The park of Villette

This park is at the same time a place of life, culture and entertainment. Museum, games, cinema you can find everything at Parc de la Villette 😉

Source: Flickr (by Carla Block)

The +: Take your toddlers to the city of children, these specially designed spaces welcome your children from 2 to 12 years old.

Address: 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris

Metro : Porte de la villette or puppet door

The Luxembourg Garden

Created in 1612 at the request of Marie de Medici to accompany the Palais du Luxembourg , this garden is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in Paris. Inside you will find a playground for your children but also a place to go horseback riding, a puppet theater and even tennis lessons!

Source: Flickr (by Dana Voss)

The +: rent a small boat on the pond in the middle of the park, for € 2 half an hour you will spend a moment at once an accomplice and nostalgic with your little ones.

Activities

The 104

In this place of life you can do everything with your children: expo, eat at the “big tables”, enjoy workshops, go shopping! In short, it’s the place dreamed!

Source: Flickr (by Sam OULMOU)

The +: One Saturday a month the 104 organizes a popular ball and the good news is that your children are welcome!

Paris beach

If you are in Paris in July and August take your kids to Paris beach. Many aquatic activities but mostly free will be offered

– The Georges Pompidou way

– The basin of Villette

– The forecourt of the Town Hall

Source: Flickr (by philippe leroyer)

Jazz concerts in the floral park

In June and July, enjoy the joys of the floral park where outdoor jazz concerts will be proposed for the modest sum of 5 €.

Source: Flickr (by Sébastien Bertrand)

The + : remember to bring your picnic 😉

Floral Park Route de la Pyramide, 75012 Paris

Underground: Chateau de Vincennes

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Camille L.

Passionate about foreign languages, cooking and writing. I wish to share with you the places, the meetings and the gastronomic discoveries which gave relief to my travels.

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