Visiting Paris with kids

Paris is a vibrant city with plenty to offer visitors of all ages. Even kids get excited about seeing the famous sights of the French capital.

Kids love the scenic streets of Montmartre, iconic monuments like the Eiffel Tower and brilliant museums for children in Paris.

Surviving Paris with the kids solely depends on one thing – careful planning.

Luckily, we have worked hard to make your family trip to Paris relaxing, enjoyable and filled with family experiences.

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Here is a list of the best visiting places in Paris that will surely cater to your kid’s interests:

Paris Aquarium

Built in 1867, Aquarium de Paris is one of the oldest aquariums in the world. 

The aquarium comprises 10,000 sea creatures, along with four species of sharks; there is a petting pool where you are allowed to touch the fish.

The whole aquarium of Paris is to entertain and educate the kids and the family. 

Parents enjoy their seats available for them to sit and relax as their sons and daughters enjoy.

Best suited For – Kids above 2 years of age.

Paris Zoo

Zoo in Paris
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After undergoing a radical upgrade, zoo de Paris has become much more attractive to kids and adults.

It has five different bio-zones, hosting different kinds of animals.

Because of the zoo de Paris’s massive size, as it is spread across 14.5 hectares, one almost feels like being on a safari.

Don’t forget your cameras and refreshments. 

Best suited for – Kids above 2 years of age and adults. 

Disneyland Paris 

Disneyland Paris 
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Kids and adults like Disneyland Paris for its undeniable charm.

One of the most popular destinations in the country, Disneyland Paris, has two parts – Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios.

At this destination, this magical land can take your kids on a dreamy ride to the world of princes, princesses, castles, and kingdoms.

Best suited for – Children of five years and above and adults.

Parc Asterix

Parc Asterix lies just a little outside Paris and is always full of people. 

This place is suitable for kids of all ages and has something for everyone.

Parc Asterix has amazing kid-friendly rides, magic shows, costumed characters and stunt shows.

There is so much that’s always happening at this park.

For some good-quality family fun, these are the three attractions to take your kids – the ghost train, the pegasus express, and the oxygenarium.

Best suited for – Kids three years and above.


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Futuroscope is one of the finest theme parks in the world. It is a multimedia-based theme park featuring 3D,4D and 5D rides.

Showcasing a futuristic way of having fun through the excellent use of technology and science,

Kids of all ages like the adrenalin-pumping rides here at Futuroscope.

After being done with it, put on your seat belt for a sky-high drink at the Aerobar – with your feet dangling below.

Best suited for – kids above five years of age and adults to have more fun.

Note: Futuroscope is 325 km away from Paris and is located in a city called Poitiers.

Grevin Wax Museum

Grevin Wax Museum is one of the oldest museums in Europe and has a lot to offer to young visitors and adults.

The museum is inspired by Madame Tussaud’s wax museum in London and was built by Arthur Meyer with the help of caricaturist Alfred Grevin.

Inside the museum, the scenes created are both historically informative and hilarious. 

If your family members have hidden singing talent, you can also try out ‘The Voice’ experience at this venue. 

Best suited for – Kids above five years of age and adults.

Free things to do in Paris with kids

After reaching Paris, you only need to look around for free things to do for kids.

Regardless of your child’s age, you can find lots of free kid-friendly adventures and activities in and around the city.

Here are some of the free most popular activities for visitors with children –

Visit Parisian Parks

Parisian Parks
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Parisian state parks are flawlessly maintained and attract lots of tourists every day. 

Almost so many activities, museums, and monuments in Paris are free for kids.

This combination of brown branches and green stalks provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy the city of Paris in these parks and gardens. 

While strolling through them, mix with the Parisian locals without the need to spend money.

The fact that makes these parks more popular is that the parents can relax and the kids can run around.

Most city parks are equipped with traditional swings, see-saws, and sandpits.

Some parks have bigger attractions, like the massive slide in the Dragon Garden at the Parc de La Villette and the hot air balloon at Parc André-Citroën.

More free activities for kids in Paris are – the adventure playground at Jardin Nelson-Mandela and the wall climbing in the Parc de Belleville.

Visit Parisian Museums

Parisian Museums
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Most museums in Paris don’t even charge any fee to let children in.

Kids who are fans of stuffed animals are sure to be impressed with the Grande Galerie de l’evolution at the Museum national d’histoire naturalle.

It is free for those aged under 26.

You also don’t want your children to miss the Musee gourmand du Chocolat, free for kids under 6 years of age accompanied by an adult.

Musee des Arts et Metiers (free for under-26s) has marvelous machines and life-size inventions, an excellent feast for your kids and worth a family outing.

If your kids love watching TV stars and are fans of Hollywood actors, then they probably would love posing with their favorite star at Grevin Paris.

The museum consists of many wax statues of various personalities and is free for those under six years of age.

Children who are into science stuff and are looking to become budding scientists in the future are fascinated by all kinds of hands-on experiments conducted at Cite des Sciences et de l’industrie.

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