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Sightseeing tips in Paris with children

Traveling with children is something that requires some planning and flexibility.

The script has to adapt to the needs of the children while the parents’ wishes.

Many cities, especially the most famous capital, has a great diversity of attractions for all the children.

And often they end up charming and leaving parents with their mouths open.

Paris is one of those cities.

Below is a list of places that will amuse children and adults.

Cité des Sciences City of Science and Industry (Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie)

The museum of science and technology is housed in a former slaughterhouse in La Villette.

The City of Children (Cité des Enfants), for groups 3-5 years and 5-12 years is on the ground. And the main part (Explora), has several scientific and recreational activities for the whole family such as the discovery of evolution and genetics, concrete applications to understand mathematics in physical phenomena, the origin of the universe and much more.

Tickets cost about € 15 (€ 9 for children under 6 years).

The permanent exhibition is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 18pm and Sunday from 10h to 19h.

30, Avenue Corentin-Cariou.
Nearest metro station: “la Villette Bridge”.

Garden of Acclimation Acclimation Garden (Jardin d ‘Acclimatation)

Adventure park located in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne (Bois de Boulogne) with attractions such as cruising the Riviera Encantada, riding club and ponies, Korean garden, puppet theater, workshops with various activities and etc.

The entrance to the Garden cost € 2.90 and for each attraction you pay a ticket of € 2.70. There are multiple tickets that cheapen the value.

The Garden is open every day from 10h to 19h year (April-September) and from 10am to 18pm (October to March).

Bois de Boulogne, 75016.
Closest subway stations: Les Sablons Porte Maillot and.

Garden Children's Halles Children’s Garden Halles (Jardin des Halles aux Enfants)

An outdoor area set aside for children to play and to practice physical activities. Several games are organized under the supervision of monitors.

Aimed at children 7-11 years.

Free entrance.

The opening hours are:

From October to May: Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 12pm and from 14h to 16h. Wednesday and Saturday from 10h to 16h.

July and August: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am to 12pm and from 14pm to 18pm. Wednesday and Saturday from 10am to 18pm and Sunday from 13h to 18h.

105, rue Rambuteau. Forum Halles.
Subway station nearest Les Halles.

Luxembourg Gardens Luxembourg Gardens (Jardin du Luxembourg)

Beautiful park located near the Pantheon with playgrounds, pony ride and puppet theater on weekends and on Wednesdays.

Free entrance.

Open daily from 8 am to dusk.

Boulevard Saint Michel.
Nearest RER station: Louxembourg.

Grevin Museum Grevin Museum (Musee Grevin)

Wax museum of famous characters.

There are about 500 pieces. Including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Jackson and Henry VIII.

Tickets cost € 21 for adults, € 13 6-14 years and € 10 for children under 6 years.

Is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 18: 30h. And Saturday and Sunday from 10h to 19h.

During school vacation schedules can change.

10, Boulevard Montmartre.
Closest subway stations: Richelieu – Drouot and Grands Boulevards.

Magic of the Museum of Paris Museum of Magic ( Musée de la Magie)

Magic tricks, collections, permanent shows and workshops.

Explore the world of the eighteenth century illusionism today.

Adult tickets cost € 9 and € 7 for children (3-12 years).

It runs from Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 14h to 19h every day of the year.

11, Rue Saint Paul.
Closest subway stations: Saint-Paul, Bastille and Sully- Morland.

Paris Museum of the Navy Navy Museum (Musee de la Marine)

One of the oldest maritime museums in the world located in the Palais de Chaillot.

It has replicas, models and models of ships and other accessories and tools of maritime arsenal.

To the permanent exhibition the ticket value is € 7 and children are free.

The temporary exhibitions have different values. See website.

The museum runs Monday and Thursday from 11h to 18h. Friday from 11 am to 21: 30h. And Saturday and Sunday from 11h to 19h.

Closed on Tuesdays.

Palais de Chaillot, place du Trocadéro.
Subway station nearest: Trocadéro.

Natural History Museum of Paris National Museum Natural History (Musee National d’Histoire Naturelle)

The museum offers an incredible exhibition of paleontology, minerals, gallery talking about evolution, garden plants, microscopic world, marine world, fossils and more.

It also has a children’s gallery (Galerie des enfants) having a relevant scientific and pedagogical vocation, which causes children to make diversity the consciousness of living beings and the role of man in the interim.

Admission to the gallery of children (including Gallery of Evolution) costs 9 € and free for children under 4 years.

The museum runs from Wednesday to Monday from 10am to 18pm.

57, rue Cuvier.
Closest subway stations: Jussieu and Place Monge.

Thoiry Park Thoiry Park (Parc Thoiry)

For catering purposes the Paris zoo will undergo renovations until 2012. So if you want to take your kids to see the animals when in Paris, we recommend Thoiry Park, located in Thoiry Castle, the city of Thoiry 55Km Paris. You can also visit emotional pet support letter services to learn more about animal pets.

Tickets cost € 26.50 for adults and € 20 children.

It opens from 10am to 18pm. Some specific areas have different schedules. See website.

Château de Thoiry, Thoiry.
From May 2 to September 26, to Sunday, a bus leaves Paris at 9: 15h and leads visitors to the park. See more information here

Paris Story Paris-Story –

A multimedia show that makes you travel in 2000 years of history of Paris, including a beautiful model with the city in miniature.

Admission is € 10 for adults and € 6 for children (6-18 years).

Open every day from 10am to 18pm. With shows that start every hour.

11b Rue Scribe.
Subway station nearest: Opéra.

Other activities you can do with your children:

– Cycling (there are guided tours in the city);
– Paddling in Lake Bois de Boulogne (Bois de Boulogne);
– Horseback riding in Société d’Equitation of Paris offering ponies and horses for children and adults also in the Bois de Boulogne;
– Disney park in Paris (;
– Plant Exhibition, mini-golf and ATV tours in Parc Floral de Paris (;
– Having fun on the water slides and wave pools Aquaboulevard Park ( ;
– Balloon ride with Montgolfières Aventures (;
– Montana, cycling, fishing and other activities at the Base de Loisirs Park (St. Quentin-en-Yvelines).

These surveys schedules and values ​​were carried out in August / 2011. For updated information, visit the sites and confer further information or changes.

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