15 Things to Do in Paris with Kids: 2020 (Updated List)

Things to Do in Paris with Kids

Picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower, Spend a day in Disneyland, Explore the Palace of Versailles, Adventure at the Jardin D'acclimatation, Visit the Musee d'Orsay, Stroll the Père Lachaise Cemetery, trip to the Paris Zoological Park, Tour of the Rodin Museum and many more. 

Paris as a vacation destination, over the years has become an epitome of love. However, there is a whole other side to this city that can be enjoyed by families, especially children. With its range of fun things to do in Paris with kids like picnicking in front of the majestic Eiffel Tower, or taking a leisurely stroll through the Père Lachaise Cemetery, or even trying out the delicacies at Latin Quarters- there is never a dull moment when in Paris.

Moreover, you should also plan a visit to Jardin D'acclimatation, the longest running Parisian amusement park, to have a day full of adventure with your kids and the Aquarium de Paris to learn about marine life. Besides, with the city’s plethora of historic monuments, gardens and architectural wonders, there is no shortage of places to visit in Paris with kids. Whether it is a historical visit to the Louvre and the Musee d'Orsay. Or a day-out at Paris Zoological Park, there is still so much to do here with your little ones.

Here is the list of things to do in Paris with kids:

01

Picnic in Front of the Eiffel Tower

Picnic in Front of the Eiffel Tower
Few other things in the world are more amazing than sprawling across the lawn in front of the Eiffel Tower, with your family, under the beautiful morning sky. A picnic in front of  the Eiffel tower is one of the best things to do in Paris with kids.

The Parc du Champ de Mars, a beautiful open space located just beside the Tower, provides an ideal spot with its lush, landscaped gardens, to enjoy a family outing.  There are four different playgrounds scattered across the magnanimous park, along with a basketball court, a puppet theatre, and several other fun attractions. The tranquility of the Champ de Mars, with it's fantastic scenery, offers a perfect setting for a fun-filled day-out.

Location:
2 Allée Adrienne Lecouvreur, 75007 Paris, France
02

Spend a Day in Disneyland

Spend a Day in Disneyland
Located a short drive away from the main city, Disneyland Paris is the most popular theme park in Paris. With its plethora of enchanting attractions, the Park caters to children and adults alike. Interact with princesses or take a ride on a magic wagon- there are enchantments galore in Disneyland.

From Alice's labyrinth to Peter Pan's house, the place is an absolute fun house for children of all ages.The fun theme park also has rides with enormous thrill value for it's more brave-hearted guests, such as the enormous Orbitron, or the Indiana Jones' coaster ride. A visit to Disneyland would definitely be one of the most interesting things to do in Paris with kids of all ages.

Location:
Boulevard de Parc, 77700 Coupvray, France

Price:
Starting from $70 per person

Timings:
Check the event calendar on the official website
03

Explore the Palace of Versailles

Explore the Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles offers the ideal fun and educational visit for children. Sprawling over an area of over 60,000 square metres, this monumental structure houses the best of Parisian history. The vast collection includes original paintings, royal furniture and elaborately crafted sculptures dating back to the 16th century.

The Chateau de Versailles also hosts art exhibitions from time to time, showcasing original artworks of some of France's best artists. With its items of priceless historical value, the Palace of Versailles is one of the most significant places to visit in Paris with kids. 

Location: Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France

Entry fee: Entry to the Museum is free for visitors below the age of 18, as long as proof of age is provided. Entry is free for all on the first Sunday of every month between November to March. On all other days, entry tickets to the Palace cost £15 per adult person.

Timings: The Palace of Versailles remains closed on Mondays. It operates between 09.00AM and 05.30PM on all other days of the week.
04

Visit the Musee d'Orsay

Visit the Musee d'Orsay
Housed on the left bank of the scenic Seine, the Musee d'Orsay is home to a fantastic exhibition of historical arts. Built in what was formerly a train station, the Museum boasts of an exquisite collection by French painters, such as van Gogh, Renoir, Nadar, Monet, Courbet and Millet among many others. The museum also houses a number of exquisite sculptures, and offers an educational insight on the history of French art. 

Location :
1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris, France

Price:
Tickets starting from €19.

Timings:
The Museum remains closed on Mondays. It operates between 09.30AM- 09.45 on Thursdays only. On all other days of the week, the Museum remains open between 09.30AM and 06.00PM.
05

Tour of the Rodin Museum

Tour of the Rodin Museum
Dedicated to the renowned French sculptor, Auguste Rodin, the Musee Rodin in Paris is home to some of the artist's most famous works. Sprawling across a massive mansion and a carefully landscaped garden behind it, the Museum premises is dotted with some of the  most exquisitely sculpted pieces, such as the Thinker, the Kiss or the Gates. Take your kids here for a day and immerse in the world of French art.

Location: 77 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France

Price: €9-€12

Timings:
The Museum remains closed on Mondays. It remains open between 10am-06.30pm on all other days of the week.
06

Stroll through the Père Lachaise Cemetery

Stroll through the Père Lachaise Cemetery
Being Paris' oldest and largest cemetery, the Cimetiere du Père Lachaise offers a beautiful spot to enjoy a leisurely stroll in. The cemetery, stretching across nearly 44 hectares, houses the graves of some of the best known personalities in the history of France.

As you take a walk through the paths shrouded in green, you will explore an array of Gothic graves and elaborately crafted mausoleums showcasing the several French art styles such as Baroque, Haussmannien, and even Academic Realism. With its picturesque promenades, the cemetery is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Paris with kids.

Location:75020 Paris, France

Price:
 No entry fee required.

Timings: November to mid-March:
               Monday to Friday: from 8am to 5.30p
               Saturday: from 8.30am to 5.30pm
               Sunday and other public holidays:from 9am to 5.30pm 

               Mid-March to October: 
               Monday to Friday: from 8am to 6pm 
               Saturday: From 8.30am to 6pm
               Sunday and other public holidays: From 9am to 6pm.
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07

Taste the Delicacies at Latin Quarter

Taste the Delicacies at Latin Quarter
The delectable cuisine of Paris, famed across the world, finds a special home at Latin Quarters. A landmark destination of the city, Latin Quarters is home to some of the best restaurants here.

The eateries at Latin Quarters are a delight to all ages right from the delicious gourmet chocolate at Jacques Genin, to Berthillon's ice cream, to a classic picnic-style lunch at Ladurée Picnic- this place offers it all. A decadent meal at the Latin Quarter eateries is one of the most fun things to do in Paris with kids.

Location: 
75005 Paris, France
08

Enjoy at Louvre Museum

Enjoy at Louvre Museum
A central landmark in all of France, Paris' Louvre is the biggest art museum in the world. Housed within the Louvre Palace, the Museum showcases over 38,000 different exhibits dating from the prehistoric era to the 21st century.

It's range collection includes Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Islamic antiquities, decorative arts, paintings and sculptures. Additionally, It's most well known exhibits include the works by Raphael, Michelangelo and da Vinci, including the much-revered painting of the Mona Lisa.

Location:Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

Price: 
Entry is free for all students below the age of 18. Every Friday, entry is free for all guests below the age of 26. On the first Saturday of each month between 06.00PM and 09.45PM, and on Bastille day, entry is free for everyone. An entry ticket to the Louvre costs €15 if bought in a queue, and €17 if bought online.

Timings: The Museum remains closed on Tuesdays
                Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 09.00AM- 06.00PM
                Wednesday and Friday: 09.00AM-09.45,PM
09

Visit the Grevin Museum

Visit the Grevin Museum
Modelled after London's Madame Tussauds, Paris' Grevin is a renowned wax museum established in the late 19th century. The Museum contains around 450 wax figures, and offers a colourful insight into the history of France with elaborately crafted scenes detailing moments from the French revolution.

The museum also contains a number of sculptures of celebrities, film stars and sports personalities, and is a popular visit among children. A visit to the Grevin Museum would definitely be one of the most fun things to do in Paris with kids.

Location: 10 Boulevard Montmartre, 75009 Paris, France

Price:
Starting from €17

Timings: 
Weekdays: 10.00AM-05.00PM
                Weekends: 09.30AM-06.00PM

10

Explore Jardin Des Plantes

Explore Jardin Des Plantes
Sprawling across a vast 28 hectares, the Jardin des Plantes is the official Botanical Museum of Paris. The Museum houses four different exhibition galleries: the Gallery of Evolution, the Gallery of Mineralogy and Geology, the Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy, and the Gallery of Botany.

A visit here would be one of the best things to do in Paris with kids. Apart from it's vastly equipped exhibitions, the Jardin Des Plantes is also home to about 23,500 plants of different species, and a specially built Rose Garden containing all varieties of the rose plant. Beside, It also houses a little zoo of its own, which conducts special programmes and workshops for children throughout the year.

Location:
57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France

Price:
Starting from €13

Timings:
Open between. 07.30am-07.00pm on all days of the week.
11

Discover the Aquarium de Paris

Discover the Aquarium de Paris
Located in the very heart of the city, the Paris Aquarium is one of the most magical attractions here. Also known as the Cinequa, the Aquarium contains an aquatic cinema , shark basins, and a touch and feel pool as well.

Watch out for the colourful schools of fish that pass by you as you make your way through the enclosure. A tour of the Aquarium is one of the ideal things to do in Paris with kids, who are sure to make the most out of the mermaid shows and fish-handling expeditions here.

Location:
5 Avenue Albert de Mun, 75016, Paris

Price:
Starting from €20

Timings:
Open between 10.00AM-06.00PM on all days of the week.
12

Fun at the Luxembourg Gardens

Fun at the Luxembourg Gardens
The Jardin du Luxembourg, or the Luxembourg Gardens boasts of 23 hectares of rolling, green landscaped gardens with lush lawns, tree-lined promenades, flowerbeds and beautifully sculpted statues dotting the place.

The Luxembourg Gardens, with its vibrant little playground and puppet theatre, is one of the best places to visit in Paris with kids. At the centre of the garden is a large basin of water, with children's model sailboats in it. In addition to that, musical performances are often held in the gazebo, and can be enjoyed while on a picnic here. Moreover, the Luxembourg Gardens is known for housing the famed Medici Fountain, a historical architectural wonder erected by Queen-Widow Marie de Medici in the 17th century.

Location: 6th Arrondissement, Paris, France

Price:
No entry fee required.

Timings: Opens between 7.30am and 8.15am, and closes between 4.30pm and 9.30pm according to season.
13

Explore the Parc de la Villette

Explore the Parc de la Villette
Covering a massive area of 55 hectares, Paris' Parc de la Villette is one of the country's larger open areas. Apart from its open grounds and playgrounds, the Park is home to a large number of cultural attractions, such as  museums, concert halls, theatres and live performance venues.

The multiple children’s parks available here makes it one of the best places to visit in Paris with kids.  Its major attractions include the City of Science Industry, Europe's largest science museum, the City of Music, a museum of musical instruments, and the Philharmonie de Paris, a symphony hall. The Parc is also home to a number of gardens and ornamental architectural follies. A tour of the park or attending an event here would be quite an exciting experience.

Location:
211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris, France

Price:
No entry fee required.

Timings:
06.00AM-01.00AM on all days of the week.
14

Adventure at the Jardin D'acclimatation

Adventure at the Jardin D'acclimatation
The  Jardin D'acclimatation is the longest running amusement park in Paris. With its array of fantastic rides and attractions, the Jardin is one of the most popular places to visit with kids. From flying cars to mini shooting ranges, this amusement park has it all.

The park also offers fun animal ride options, such as camel, donkey or horseback rides.  Standing true to its name, which means the 'Garden of Acclimitations', the park offers a fun learning opportunity for children among nature, with activities such as rock climbing or fishing. Further, the gardening classes offered here are definitely some of the most unique things to do in Paris with kids, and should not be missed.

Location: Bois de Boulogne, Route de la Porte Dauphine à la Porte des Sablons, 75116 Paris, France

Price:
Admission to the park will cost €5 per person. Access to the rides would require a ticket starting from €30.

Timings:
10.00AM- 06.00PM on all days of the week. Timings may alter during on-school season.
15

Trip to the Zoological Park

Trip to the Zoological Park
Formerly known as the Boi de Vincennes Zoological Park, now the Paris Zoological Park initially started for the conservation and observation of animals by the Museum of Natural History in Paris.

Currently, the Paris Zoo offers the perfect opportunity for children to explore animals in their natural ecological habitats. The park is also an extremely good spot to have a picnic, making it one of the most sought-after places to visit in Paris with kids.

Location:
53 avenue de Saint-Maurice, 75012 Paris, France

Price:
Adult – 20 €
           Above 13 years-old – 17 €
           Children – 15 €

Timings:
The Paris Zoological Park remains closed on Tuesdays. It operates between 10.00AM to 05.00PM on all other days of the week.
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