In addition to romantic settings, Paris offers playful and fun attractions perfect for family visits.
Known as the capital of romance, Paris is often seen as a destination for couples only. But what many tourists don't know is that the French capital also has numerous attractions for the little ones.
With so many leisure options, the “City of Light” as it is affectionately called by tourists and Parisians, is undoubtedly one of the most coveted destinations in the world. Paris is a full plate for different tourist profiles: lovers of history will delight in the museums scattered around the city, city lovers will love to get lost in the charming streets and galleries that the city offers, those who love gastronomic experiences will delight in the countless options of renowned and famous restaurants in the destination, but what about the children? Are there entertainment possibilities for families traveling with their children?
The answer is positive and promises to surprise even the oldest. Parks, museums, outdoor activities and shows are some of the unmissable options for families traveling Paris with children.
Are you going to Paris for the first time? So be sure to check out the services offered by the company France among Friends. They are a receptive based on France specialized in receiving Brazilians in the country and offers options for transfers, tours and guides in Portuguese. Do you want to enjoy the best of the destination in an authentic way? Check out our attractions tips and see how to make the most of the Paris with children:
Bike on the River Seine
The bike ride on the banks of the River Seine is a typical Parisian program. This is an unforgettable and different experience to discover the beauties that the city has to offer and enjoy a magical moment with the family. You can start the tour by the River Seine Quay, named UNESCO World Heritage Site, and pass by some of the most important attractions in the city, such as the iconic Pont Notre Dame and the Palais de Chaillot.
Champs-Elysées Puppet Theater
The oldest puppet show in Paris is performed outdoors in the middle of a square next to the Champs-Elysées. The presentation made simply on a wooden stage camouflaged in a beautiful garden has been around since 1818 and is one of the most authentic and traditional programs to do with children in Paris. During the display the children has the opportunity to interact with the dolls making the activity even more fun.
A simple and truly unforgettable option is to carry out the old French tradition of laying out a checkered tablecloth on a lawn and enjoying a family day with a picnic. The city is full of green areas perfect for carrying out this essential little program.
The most magical point is undoubtedly the spaces close to France's main postcard: the Eiffel Tower. There are also other popular areas for this family get-together, including Montsouris Park, Parque de la Villette and André-Citroën Park.
Garden of Acclimatization
The Jardin d'Acclimatation is located in the Bois de Boulogne and is a place full of attractions for the little ones. The incredibly wooded and flowery area houses a playground full of toys for children, a small zoo, a mini farm and options for restaurants and snack bars. On warmer days, a great tip is to enjoy the area with fountains and water toys. A must-see for children of all ages!
In addition to the charming buildings, Paris is also adorned by carousels that make the city even more charming. Tourists' favorite is the carousel at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Another option is the carousel installed in the Jardin des Tuileries.
Palais de la Découvert
The Palais de la Découvert houses an incredible science museum with very interesting exhibits for children and adults alike. The installations are separated by themes of astronomy, physics, chemistry and science. Unlike traditional museums, children can touch objects and interact as much as possible with the exhibits. The museum is located within an extension of the palace and, in addition to the space, visitors can check out the details of this wonderful construction located on Avenue Franklin Roosevelt.
Parc de la Villette
The biggest park Paris is another great tip to enjoy the day in family. In addition to the green spaces and playgrounds installed in the area, the park also houses other must-see attractions in the city. One of them is the Geode, a hall in the shape of a metallic sphere that houses a gigantic movie theater that offers sessions with 3D science films. Another really cool option is the Cité de la Musique, a space entirely dedicated to music with an amphitheater, a concert hall and a museum dedicated to music with an incredible variety of ancient and contemporary instruments.
Is there a more satisfying option for the little ones than having contact with different species of animals? The Paris aquarium is a great tip for the cloudiest days in Paris. The space houses 43 tanks and thousands of colorful fish of different species, a full plate to fascinate children. The most successful tank among the kids is the shark tank.
Jardin des Plantes
The Jardin des Plantes is an option that houses several attractions for children. The Museum of Paleontology is one of them. In the incredible space, skeletons of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles are gathered, but the most popular and favorite attraction for children is the space dedicated to dinosaur bones, a real science lesson for the little ones.
Another option inside the Jardin de Plantes is the Evolution Gallery, which houses the Galerie des Enfants, an interactive space designed exclusively for children. In it, the little ones learn about the different environments of the planet in a playful and fun way.
The complex was entirely inspired by the famous French comic book duo Asterix and Obelix. There are 32 attractions spread across six different areas of the park: Gaul, Roman Empire, Ancient Greece, Vickins, Egypt and Through Time.
The park is suitable for all ages, as in addition to offering toys for younger children such as carousels, trains and lighter toys, the attraction also offers more radical toys for older children and teenagers, including some options for roller coasters with and without loopings and a Viking boat that will take the breath away of anyone who dares to challenge it on every descent.
Euro Disney is located just 40 km from Paris and is the most popular option for families in the destination. The incredible complex is full of attractions that promise to make even the elderly smile. The park is divided into several areas: Walt Disney Studio Park is the space where shows and shows with the most famous characters from the cartoons produced by the studio are concentrated. In addition to housing souvenir shops and restaurants, this space in the park also has a wide range of unique presentations that do not even take place at the park's headquarters in Orlando.
Another unmissable area of the attraction is Disneyland Park, which brings together numerous options of toys, presentations and 3D simulators, an unmissable place for children.
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