Visiting Paris with family

Paris is one of the most family-friendly cities in the world, with so many cultural venues to visit, neighborhoods to walk and gardens to relax in.

From exploration to learning while having fun or just getting outdoors, Paris has bags of activities for the whole family.

Here are our reasons and recommendations for coming to Paris for your next family vacation. 

The unusual experiences 

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With its share of the wealth of architecture, Paris offers many ways to discover the city’s essence.

Most emblematic places in Paris have storytelling tours, custom walks, and behind-the-scenes tours to guide you through the famous city attractions.

You can also enjoy the virtual reality tour of the city of Paris, made especially for kids and adults.

Set a meeting with more than 200 true-to-life famous people at the waxy Grevin Museum.

Activities for kids and grown-ups

Activities for kids and grown-ups
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Various museums like the Louvre Museum or the Musee d’Orsay allow kids and adults to soak up the city culture museums in a playful way through theatrical and themed tours.

Cite des Sciences et de Industrie and the Palais de la Decouverte reveal the mysteries of science and technology to children.

Immerse in thrilling rides and fun activities at theme parks like Disneyland Paris, Parc Asterix, and the Jardin acclimation.

Summers in Paris is synonymous with funfairs, where pirate boats, duck fishing and rifle shooting.

It also has candy floss, toffee apples, and bumping cars, providing a perfect opportunity to have lots of fun happening around the same time.

Creative workshop for families 

Various creative workshops are present at the capital’s diverse cultural and artistic centers, most of which are accessible or affordable.

The workshops also provide an opportunity to get into the shoes of great artists by learning to paint, sculpt or draw in museums.

Sail by the waterside

Sail by the waterside
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Discovering Paris by boat on the Seine is one of the great experiences that the city has to offer.

All these cruise rides offer one of Paris’s most magical and scenic views. A sail of about 1 hour on the Seine with an open-excursion boat is worth it.

Besides the classical cruise tours, some cruises run especially for children aged 5-10 years.

Visitors have a preference for cruises at nightfall.

Stroll in a natural environment

One can always find a green spot easily in Paris. The French Capital is famous for its family parks and gardens.

Most of them consist of large playgrounds. Parents can take their seats and rest while their children can play on merry-go-rounds and water jets.

The bus rides

Best for families with little kids, a bus tour on a double-decker bus with various service providers is an immersive experience to see the sights.

Sightseeing various monuments in Paris, there are several tours to choose from and rides that provide commentary in a dozen languages.

The guided tours

There’s no better way to soak up the atmosphere of a Parisian neighborhood than to amble around it at your own pace.

Walking is one of the most tempting ways to discover Paris, like in the 14th arrondissement.

Affordable days out for families

Visiting Paris, you should not miss out on culture: admission to the national museums and monuments is free for those under 18s.

The Louvre and Musee d’Orsay are some monuments to visit with your families.

The Centre Pompidou, the Musee Picasso Paris, and Musee Rodin engage the visitors by providing plenty of information and offering free admission for the entire family on the first Sunday of each month.

Money-saving solution for family days out

Purchasing Paris passes could be the best practical way to get the most out of a Paris stay. 

These passes cover sightseeing and transport, making it easier and more economical to organize a family day out.

You can book these passes online to get fast-track entry at popular attractions, making you free to sightsee at your leisure without waiting in long queues.

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