The Ultimate Guide To Visiting Paris With Kids

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Paris is known to be one of the world’s most romantic cities, but it also offers a wide range of activities for children. From visiting theme parks and museums to exploring all the city landmarks, Paris has something for every age group. Whether you’re looking for an educational experience or just want some family fun, check out our guide for things to do when visiting Paris with kids.

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Parc Asterix

Parc Asterix Paris

Visiting Parc Asterix is one of the many popular attractions in Paris for children. Full of adventure, it transports you to the world of Gauls, Romans, and the legendary comic characters created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo. Located near Paris and perfect for a day trip, this theme park offers a fun filled day out for all the family with thrilling rides, live shows, and immersive attractions. Every corner of Parc Asterix is filled with excitement and entertainment.

As you explore the park, you’ll encounter iconic characters like Asterix, Obelix, and their mischievous friends. Older children will enjoy riding adrenaline-pumping roller coasters like Pegase Express and Oziris. There’s plenty for young children too with a mini log flume and train ride. 

Visit Famous Paris Landmarks

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Paris offers numerous iconic landmarks that are equally enjoyable for both adults and children. One must-visit landmark is the Eiffel Tower, with its awe-inspiring views of the city. Kids will love climbing the tower or riding the glass elevator. The Louvre Museum is another must-see, home to famous masterpieces like the Mona Lisa. Children can engage in interactive exhibits and treasure hunts specially designed for them. 

For a fun and educational experience, head to the Natural History Museum, where kids can marvel at dinosaur skeletons and explore the interactive Galerie de l’Évolution. Then, don’t forget to head up to the observation area of the Arc De Triomphe for great city views and a gift shop for those all important souvenirs! Lastly, the Jardin du Luxembourg offers beautiful gardens, playgrounds, and a puppet theatre for endless outdoor fun. Plus it’s the perfect place for a treat ice cream!

Parc Zoologique De Paris

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One of the major attractions for kids when visiting Paris, this zoo is a popular day trip for families with kids. Visiting Parc Zoologique De Paris with kids is a delightful and educational experience. As you step into the park, a world of wonders awaits. Children’s eyes light up with excitement as they encounter a diverse range of animal species from around the globe. They can witness majestic lions, playful monkeys, and graceful giraffes up close.

 The park offers interactive exhibits, feeding sessions, and informative talks, ensuring a captivating learning journey. Kids can explore the amazing tropical rainforest and botanical gardens. Parc Zoologique De Paris provides a perfect blend of entertainment and knowledge, leaving the whole family with unforgettable memories.

L'Atelier des Lumières

L’Atelier des Lumières is a mesmerising art experience that children will absolutely adore. This innovative digital art centre in Paris takes kids on a captivating journey through vibrant and immersive exhibitions. With its floor-to-ceiling projections and synchronised music, the artworks come to life, creating a magical atmosphere that sparks their imagination.

Kids can explore famous paintings by renowned artists like Van Gogh, Monet, and Klimt in a unique and interactive way. They can dance amidst swirling colours or sit back and marvel at the stunning visuals. L’Atelier des Lumières provides an enchanting and educational experience that will leave children inspired and in awe of the power of art.

Disneyland® Paris

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An iconic attraction and child-friendly wonderland. Disneyland® Paris is a dream come true for kids and a great place for a family trip. Visiting Disneyland Park is a magical experience that creates cherished memories. From the moment you enter the park, children’s eyes will light up with wonder and excitement. The enchanting fairy tales and favourite family movies all come to life as beloved Disney Characters roam the streets, ready for hugs and photos.

The attractions cater to all ages, with thrilling rides and gentle adventures that guarantee smiles and laughter for both children and their parents. The parades and shows are awe-inspiring and well-known for being some of the best in the world. They will captivate young hearts, filling the air with music and joy. Then there’s the food, from Mickey-shaped treats to character-themed dining. Nothing can beat Disney snacks and meals that really add something extra special to your visit.

Parc des Buttes Chaumont

Parc des Buttes Chaumont

One of the biggest and original green spaces in Paris, this is the perfect place for little ones to run around. Best of all, parents can relax and admire the scenic park views as their children play. With a large lake, flowers and exotic trees there’s plenty to see. It offers an escape from the city’s bustling streets. 

Grab your picnic hamper and settle down for a family feast or visit one of the three restaurants for some french treats. Kids will love walking across the stunning red suspension bridge which hangs over the lake and climbing to see Temple de la Sybille. A majestic looking building based on the Italian Temple of Vesta.

So, as you can see there’s plenty to explore in Paris for kids. We hope you have a wonderful time in Paris with your family and your children enjoy discovering all that the city has to offer them. Which place will you visit first?

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