On the hunt to find the best things to do with kids in Paris? Paris is usually seen as a romantic city for a couple’s getaway. But, did you know there are plenty of amazing things to do with your kids in Paris.

If you are visiting Paris with a baby or a toddler, you will find below several activities that are suitable for younger children too. There is so much sightseeing, activities and museums for the whole family to enjoy in Paris. It offers up a diversity of delights that will intrigue the little ones and keep everyone happy.

a guide on the best things to do in Paris with kids
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With the recent Netflix TV Series Emily in Paris, lots of fans are re-discovering Paris with a fresh pair of eyes trying to find all the places shot in the French capital. 

If you feel going outdoor, have a look at my selection of the best parks to visit with you kids in Paris.

In this guide, I will highlight things that we have done with our children on several holiday trips in Paris.

At the end of the article, I have shortlisted my favourite movies that best represent Paris so you can watch them with children or teens. There is also a map of all the child friendly activities listed in this guide so you can plan your Paris trip with your family accordingly.

Let’s waste no more time. Here are below the best things to do with kids in Paris. On y va?

1. Walk up the Eiffel Tower

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Sounds obvious, but if you are visiting Paris with your children for the first time, there is a good chance that you want go up the Eiffel Tower. Bear in mind that site has two queuing lines so be patient.

The first one is through security check just like at an airport. During our last Christmas holiday, it took us around 30 minutes.

Then you have a second queuing ticketing line. You have one which is for elevators and a separate one for those brave enough to walk the Eiffel Tower.

We didn’t bother queuing for 1 hour for the lift so we opted for the walking one which was very quick. If you have children able to do a mini 30 min trail in the forest or in the mountain, I believe they will find it exciting to walk up the stairs up to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower.

Of course, if you have baby or young children, I would advise to pre-book lift ticket entries. The choice is yours!


Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Av. Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France


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2. Aquaboulevard Water Park

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Not sure how many European cities can claim to have a water park for their inhabitants and tourists. Paris is one of the first capitals to have an exciting indoor and outdoor large pool open all year round. I remember visiting it on the weekend when I was living in Paris and it was so much fun. Lots of families and teens are still going there, especially in the Summer. 


Address: 4 Rue Louis Armand, 75015 Paris, France

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3. Explore Montmartre at your own pace

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Nobody gets tired of visiting Montmartre and every time we go to Paris on holiday visiting relatives, we always find a way to spend some time wandering around Montmartre and the famous Sacré Coeur. If your children can’t stand walking up the stairs, there is always the funicular option that take you up the hill in less than 2 minutes. The cost is the same as the Metro ticket of 1.90€ and you can use the Navigo metro pass as well.

Once you are at the Butte Montmartre, just explore the cobbled streets at your own leisure and maybe have a break at one of the cafés on the place du Tertre. 

a view of Paris from Montmartre - a great place to visit with children
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4. Street Art at the Butte aux Cailles

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If your children are found of urban street art, make sure to spend a couple of hours in the 13th district at the Butte Aux Cailles. This area is located in the South of Paris and feels like a little village in a busy town.

If you look carefully, there are lots of street art in different streets such as Rue de la Butte aux Cailles or rue Barrault. You might even spot several street art pieces from the same artist such as Miss.Tic or Jef Aerosol.

Last time we visited this area, we found it even more beautiful and we let our kids take lots of a photos with our smartphone for memories. Who knows how long these art works last on the walls of Paris.

discovering street art in Paris with kids
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5. Chocolate Museum – ChocoStory Paris

Who doesn’t like chocolate? Choco Story happens to be a great little museum about the history of chocolate and all the different shapes and forms you can imagine. So whether your favourite chocolate is dark, milk or white, take the time to explore the ChocoStory museum and be guided by the treasure hunt organised for your children. And yes, you will be able to taste different chocolates and test your palate. Beware with the spicy choc!


Address: 28 Bd de Bonne Nouvelle, 75010 Paris, France


a chocolate museum to visit in Paris with children
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If you happen to visit Paris for a few days and want to see as many attractions as possible and save money, don’t hesitate to purchase in advance this All-Inclusive Pass which includes lots of museums and activities listed on this article.

6. Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

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Located in the North East of Paris, the City of Sciences will please every member of your family for the whole day as it offers many exhibitions, activities all year round. The Cité is open from 10am until 6pm. If you are visiting Paris with kids on a budget, I will definitely recommend to make this activity on your to do list for sure. 

Cité des Enfants has 2 areas for 2 distinct age groups from 2 years old until 7 and another area from 5 years old until 12.

Price: €€

Address: Avenue Corentin Cariou, 75019 Paris, France


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7. Cinéma Pathé La Villette – Salle “Mômes”

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Open in 2017, this theatre called Salle Mômes (understand Kids in French slang language) has been designed for kids to enjoy the movie and for parents not to be worried about their whereabouts. This concept is very innovative with great play areas full of Lego. This is quite unique in Europe and hopefully more cinemas will copy the concept. Bear in mind that most films are shown in French but they also show some in English too.


Address: 30 Avenue Corentin Cariou, 75019 Paris, France

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8. Musée en Herbe

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Le Musée en Herbe is a private museum located in the centre of Paris is a gem that not many tourists know about.It displays original pieces of art with an ambition to allow children from the age of 2 having fun whilst discovering the gallery. It’s a good way to let your littles ones discover artists like Picasso, Giacometti or Basquiat. The museum has different workshops at different hours with 2 different age groups: from 2 to 4 years old and from 5 to 12 years old.

You need to book the session in advance here in order to avoid disappointment of a sold out event:


Phone: +44 (0) 1 40 67 97 66 or send an email to resa.meh@gmail.com

Address: 23 Rue de l’Arbre Sec, 75001 Paris, France

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9. L’Aquarium de Paris

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L’Aquarium de Paris will please the eyes of all generations and appreciate the renaissance of this aquarium located close to the Eiffel Tower. The venue also offers workshops for kids from 3 years old and different shows around the year. A great venue among our things to do with kids in Paris for sure.

Price: €€€

Address: 5 Avenue Albert de Mun, 75016 Paris, France


10. Musée Grévin – Wax Museum

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The Musée Grévin is a wax museum with over 200 celebrities and a magical sound and light show called Hall of Mirrors. The museum currently have a section dedicated to the TV show The Voice where you perform or seat in The Voice chair. Definitely a great museum to visit among our best things to do with kids in Paris if you are bored with the conventional attractions of the city.

Click here to book your tickets at Musée Grévin

Price: €€€

Address: 10 Boulevard Montmartre, 75009 Paris, France


11. Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione

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Taking your children to the Circus can be a mixed feeling experience as some children (or parents) can be scared of clowns or you might not be comfortable to see animals being taught to entertain humans. However, going to Cirque d’Hiver will make you feel very different. This is one of the best circus we have been able to see and the place itself is just magical. The Bouglione family also rent their circus theatre for great concert experiences as well. No wonder why their circus is one of the few in Europe with a real full orchestra playing along the different acts.

Price: €€€

Address: 110 Rue Amelot, 75011 Paris, France

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Going to the Circus is a great thing to do with children in Paris
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12. Musée des Arts Forains

The Musée des Arts Forains is a fabulous private museum dedicated to old funfair objects. If you would like to be a child again and also get your kids involved in what a funfair looks like in the old days, this great attraction is perfect for families. Bear in mind that you need to book in advance to be allowed entries to the museum.

Price: €€

Address: 53 Avenue des Terroirs de France, 75012 Paris, France

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Musee des Arts Forains Things to Do in Paris with Kids
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13. Palais de la Découverte

This museum is temporarily closed for a major renovation

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Located in a historic Paris monument, the Palais de la Découverte is a fascinating place to bring your kids. It’s a multipurpose science centre with a host of excellent exhibits that kids of all ages can enjoy. This includes presentations dedicated to different areas of science, along with a full-blown planetarium. Your kids get a chance to learn new things and marvel at the crazy scientific displays, and you just might be surprised at how much you will learn too! It’s perfect for a rainy day in Paris, and tickets can be bought via the website.

Price: €€

Address: Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 75008 Paris, France

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A museum in Paris dedicated to Science for children
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14. Musée de l’Homme

The Musée de l’Homme is located just over the river from the iconic Tour Eiffel. It’s a marvellous museum with almost too much to offer. There are five floors in total, with each one offering something a little bit different. The ground floor is where the entrance is located, and you will go up an elevator to the first floor – where you will find a series of special galleries. These galleries showcase wonderful works of art that your kids will be amazed at. Head on up to the next floor and you have the Balcon Des Sciences, which showcases a few scientific discoveries and exhibitions. The higher up you go, the more you’ll be amazed by all the awesome exhibits this museum boasts. Again, it’s a fun educational place to take your children. Still, adults will also be very intrigued by what’s on show.

Price: €€

Address: 17 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75116 Paris, France

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15. Centre Pompidou (Modern Art)

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Kids love artwork, and the Centre Pompidou is one of the best art galleries and museums for children in Paris. You can show them some genuinely impressive exhibitions, many of which feature artwork from young children! Speaking of which, the main lure of the Centre Pompidou is the workshops they put on. If your child is above four years of age, then they can be booked in for a workshop to teach them how to create wonderful modern art. It’s a great way to pass the time and an excellent idea for creative children.


Address: Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France


A modern and contemporary art museum for families in Paris
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16. Fly Over Paris – VR Experience

This activity is not suitable for children with height below 1.20m / 3 ft 9 in

Another way to explore Paris is to take this VR experience organised by FlyView Paris. You will be able to see the top of Paris with all the monuments that are important to the city. 

As a bonus, this 35 minutes activity allows you  to visit 7 other destinations of your choice. 


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17. Bois de Boulogne

Considered the green lung of the Parisians, the Bois de Boulogne was built in the 19th district under the leadership of the famous Baron Haussmann. More than 200,000 trees were planted with rivers and lakes that make this wood so special.

As soon as Spring is out, Parisians love walking, running or cycling in the Bois de Boulogne. You can see how busy it can be on the weekend, especially with the amusement park Jardin d’Acclimatation (check out below activity #34) and the recent addition of the contemporary art gallery Fondation Louis Vuitton.

18. Bois de Vincennes

In the exact opposite direction of the Bois de Boulogne, you can find the beautiful Bois de Vincennes, which can be reached close by the Metro station Porte de Charenton or Porte Dorée. This green area is situated on the East side of Paris not too far from Bercy Village.

These woods are famous to host the Paris Zoo called Parc Zoologique de Paris (check out  below activity #32) but also a beautiful park where you can spot over 3,000 plant species and flowers. Last but not least, there is a hidden place that reopens its door in April: the Great Pagoda, one of the few Buddhist temples in Paris.

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19. Père Lachaise Cemetery

Whilst visiting a cemetery with children might sound a bit odd, the Père Lachaise Cemetery is such a unique place that it needs to be explored on a nice sunny day in Paris. Visitors from all the around the world have this cemetery on their bucket list due to its endless list of celebrities buried there.

For instance, you can see the tomb of Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde and so many more famous people. Probably the most enigmatic grave to stop by is Allan Kardec. the founder of the spiritualist philosophy (try explaining this topic to your children…). His tomb is always full of flowers no matter which time of the year you visit the cemetery.

A good way to make your visit to the Père Lachaise interesting with the kids is to hand them over a map of the celebrities graves with the goal to look for them. It will be a fun exploratory walk for sure.

Address: 16 Rue du Repos, 75020 Paris, France


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20. Louvre Museum

This place needs no introduction whatsoever. The Louvre Museum if famously known to exhibit the most popular art works in the world including the Mona Lisa or the Venus de Milo of the Coronation of Napoleon.

If you are visiting Paris for the first time with your kids, I wouldn’t try to see everything at the Louvre Museum. You could easily get lost and bore your children with so many galleries. I would make a wish list of things to see and maybe stick to one or two galleries. For instance, young children love the Egyptian section where you can see over 50,000 artefacts such as The Seated Scribe.

I strongly recommend pre-booking your Louvre tickets online and reserving the slot where you want to visit the museum. Usually the morning session is a good one so you can spend the afternoon in a park.

Finally, don’t miss the family friendly tour of Louvre Museum that is happening every Saturday and Sunday at 11am. The average duration of the tour is about 90 minutes and is totally worth it.

Address: Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France


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21. Stade de France – Stadium Tour

The Stade de France is home to big sports events in International Rugby or Football and also a place to see gigantic concerts where Coldplay, Metallica or Ed Sheeran have been performing in the past years or so.

This 80,000 seats sporting arena was built in time to host the 1998 FIFA World Cup where France won for the first time against Brazil with 3 goals.

If you don’t plan to see a game at the stadium during your visit in Paris with the kids, you can still book a tour of the Stade de France and see what’s behind this huge sporting venue. The tour last around 90 minutes and you will have plenty to opportunities to take pictures of the inside stadium and see private suites and walk through the players tunnel.

Don’t expect anything related to the PSG football club as they are playing at the other Parc des Princes stadium located on the West side of Paris.

Address: La Plaine St Denis, Place du Cornillon, 93200 Saint-Denis, France

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22. Sainte Chapelle & Conciergerie

The city of Paris is full of religious buildings that are worth to see from the inside or the outside. If there is one place to visit that is usually a feast for your eyes, it is the Sainte-Chapelle on the Ile de la Cité in the heart of Paris.

The main reason travellers from around the world are keen to queue outside to see the Sainte Chapelle is due to the incredible stained glass windows that depicts the Bible stories.

I would advise to buy a ticket bundled with the entry to the Conciergerie, which is located nearby. The Conciergerie was a former jail in Paris that was famous to have detained a lot of prisoners during the French Revolution including Marie Antoinette before she was executed in 1793. Your children will enjoy the visit of the Conciergerie with the immersive Histopad (you borrow an iPad from the venue) to go back in time and see how these rooms used to look in the old days.

Address: 10 Bd du Palais, 75001 Paris, France


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23. Le Grand Rex – Studio Tour

Arguably one of the oldest and most popular large cinema theatres still existing in Paris, Le Grand Rex is a perfect testament to Art Deco and incredible architecture when you enter the cinema.

During my childhood in Paris, I have always enjoyed queuing in December to see the last Walt Disney animation movie on the big screen at this cinema. Before the screening, you would have a short spectacle called Féerie des Eaux that mix water features, lights and music.

Today, you can visit behind the scenes this incredible cinema with a small museum dedicated the venue and all the big movies they have shown at this theatre.

Address: 1 Bd Poissonnière, 75002 Paris, France


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24. Opéra Garnier

If you have seen the latest season 3 of Emily in Paris, you can see the Grateau couple going to see an opéra at the Opéra Garnier. This temple dedicated to music is considered one of the most beautiful classic opera buildings in the world alongside Teatro alla Scala in Milan or Royal Opera House in London.

The venue is open to the public from 10am until 5pm with last entry at 4.15pm so plenty of time to explore every corner of the Opéra Garnier.

Also, do check during your visit in Paris if they have scheduled an event for families. For instance, during Easter school holidays, there is a dance production that lasts 45 min called And If You Dance suitable for a young audience.

Address: Place de l’Opéra, 75009 Paris, France


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25. Arc de Triomphe Rooftop

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Here is another tick in your bucket list of the best things to do see in Paris with kids: the Arc de Triomphe located at the top end of the Champs Elysées avenue. Originally commissioned by Napoléon after winning the Austerlitz battle, the Arc de Triomphe was finally completed in 1836.

If you want to take advantage of incredible views of Paris day or night, you must buy ticket entries to access the rooftop of the Arc de Triomphe. Beware that you would need to climb about 300 steps to reach the top of the building. Once you are there, you are rewarded with a 360 degrees view of the capital.

Address: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France


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26. Amphibious Bus Tour of Paris

As you could imagine, there are lots of guided tours and bus tours available in Paris. But if you are looking for a fun and innovative way to explore Paris with the kids in less than 2 hours, have a look at this Paris and Seine River Tour on a bus that goes into the river as well.

The organiser is called Les Canards de Paris and delivers a perfect tour of Paris with live commentary in English and in French of course.

The bus boat will take you through the most emblematic places in Paris such as Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysées with a unique 20 minutes ride in the waters.

This tour would probably be one of the highlights of Paris for your children who will certainly share their experience with their friends once they are back home!


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27. Musée National d’Histoire Naturelle

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This translates to the National History Museum of Paris, and it’s a paradise for families. There are over 7,000 incredibly lifelike animals in this place. Your children will stare open-mouthed at all the different galleries and exhibits while you walk around. They can learn about different animals, get a history lesson about mankind, and enjoy a very good gift shop! There are land animals, underwater ones, and things that fly in the sky – it’s brilliant.

Price: €€

Address: 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France

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A family friendly activity to do in Paris around animals and history
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28. L’Atelier des Lumières

In 2018, l’Atelier des Lumières opened as the first digital art museum in Paris. Since then, it’s been rocking residents and tourists with a display of fascinating art. Your kids may be a little aggrieved at the thought of another art gallery, but they’ll soon stop complaining when you step inside. Here, you see art from some of the most iconic painters ever, mixed with digital light shows, projections, and much more. It’s hard to describe, but it’s an immersive experience that almost makes it feel like you’re inside a painting!

Please note that the Atelier is currently closed and will re-open on 9 February 2024 with a brand new exhibition around Ancient Egypt and Pharaohs.

Price: €€

Address: 38 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris, France

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29. Paris Catacombs

The Paris Catacombs are something of a hidden gem in this magnificent city. Take your children underground, and they will enjoy a maze like no other. The catacombs were built centuries ago and lie underneath the city. People used to use them to get around, but they’ve been turned into a family-friendly tourist attraction. Part of the joy revolves around walking through these underground tunnels, but there are also galleries and other fun activities to make it even better. Kids adore things like this as it makes them feel like they’re in a giant secret hideout!

Price: €€€

Address: 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France


Catacombes is an original thing to do in Paris with children
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30. Musée de l’Orangerie

If your kids are into art and want to learn a bit more about the impressionist Monet, you simply can’t go wrong by spending some time at the beautiful Musée de l’Orangerie.

The highlight of the Musée de l’Orangerie is Monet’s immersive Water Lilies series. The museum is designed to showcase these massive, panoramic paintings in two oval rooms, providing an unparalleled and immersive viewing experience.

In addition to Monet’s Water Lilies, the museum features works by other prominent artists of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movements, including works by Cézanne, Renoir, and Picasso.

While the primary focus is on art, the Musée de l’Orangerie offers a cultural experience that can be enjoyable for families, introducing children to the beauty of Impressionist paintings and fostering an appreciation for art in a picturesque setting.

Address: Jardin des Tuileries, 75001 Paris, France

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31. Tootbus Kids Tour

The famous Hop On Hop Off tour company has open top buses in Paris and you certainly need to check the dedicated Kids Tour.

The French live commentary is designed for the young audience and lasts around 90 minutes. Your family will be able to pass by the Opera, Orsay Museum, Champs Elysées, Louvre Museum and so much more.

The tour departs every Saturday at 2.30pm. While the commentary is in French, past visitors say the guide made some extra effort to speak English too.


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32. Hotel de la Marine

Located nearby Place de la Concorde, Hotel de la Marine is an 18th century building that is a true hidden gem in Central Paris.

Your children will be immersed in the history of great French sailors with the help of the headset that offers a unique audio experience. Languages available include English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese.

You will also be spoiled with an incredible view of Place la Concorde from the loggia balcony.

Expect to spend at least one hour with the kids to visit the building and spend sometimes outside take great pictures of the famous Concorde roundabout.

Address: 2 Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris, France


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33. Orsay Museum

Another famous museum not to be missed if your children are keen to discover more artwork is Orsay Museum.

The Musée d’Orsay is renowned for its extensive collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces. Families can enjoy iconic works by artists such as Monet, Degas, Van Gogh, and Renoir.

Housed in a former railway station, the museum itself is an architectural masterpiece. The Beaux-Arts railway station building adds to the charm of the visit, providing a unique backdrop for the artworks.

Don’t miss the large clock on the top floor of the museum, which offers stunning panoramic views of Paris. It’s a great spot for family photos and a unique perspective of the city.

The museum often organises educational programs, workshops, and activities specifically designed for families. Check the museum’s schedule for any family-oriented events during your visit.

Check out below the bundled ticket entry to the museum with a Seine River Cruise.

Address: Esplanade Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, 75007 Paris, France


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34. Rodin Museum

If you are planning to explore the Musée Rodin, you can expect a unique artistic experience focused on the works of the renowned sculptor Auguste Rodin.

The iconic sculpture “The Thinker” is prominently displayed in the museum’s gardens. Families can admire this famous work and appreciate the details of Rodin’s masterful craftsmanship. A good way to finally see this impressive sculpture that has been showed in so many educational books across the world.

The museum is surrounded by a beautiful sculpture garden featuring many of Rodin’s sculptures, including “The Burghers of Calais” and “The Age of Bronze.” The outdoor setting provides a pleasant environment for families to stroll and enjoy art in the open air.

Take a break at the museum’s café l’Augustine where you can lunch and try different dishes like savoury quiche, salads, pasta and more. The outdoor spaces also provide a relaxing atmosphere for families to unwind.

Address: 77 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France


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35. Paradox Museum

If you would like to entertain your children in Paris with a fun museum, have a look at the Paradox Museum.

Located on the Boulevard des Italiens, this museum is dedicated to unique exhibits that will trick your mind. Expect to see lots of optical illusions and lots of opportunities to take photos within the site.

Past families have complained that you need to wait your turn too many times and that it can be crowded sometimes.

So best to pick and book a slot outside the peak hours and enjoy a smooth visit inside the Paradox Museum.

Address: 38 Bd des Italiens, 75009 Paris, France


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36. The Post Office Museum

Here is a fun museum that children might enjoy during your holiday in Paris.

The Post Office museum showcases the history of postal services in France, covering the evolution of mail delivery, postage, and communication over the years. Exhibits may include old mailboxes, postal uniforms, and historical documents.

Expect to see a collection of historical artefacts related to the postal service, such as old mailbags, postal vehicles, and communication devices used in the past.

The venue organises some workshops (in French though) designed for children so check out the website for more information.

Address: 34 Bd de Vaugirard, 75015 Paris, France

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37. The National Maritime Museum

Located close by the Eiffel Tower right on the Trocadéro, the Musée National de la Marine is a fantastic museum dedicated to the maritime history.

Recently refurbished, the museum features an impressive collection of ship models, showcasing the evolution of naval architecture over the centuries. Families can explore intricate models that depict various types of ships, from warships to merchant vessels.

Learn about France’s naval history, including its naval battles, exploration expeditions, and significant maritime events. The museum often presents exhibits that delve into specific periods or themes related to maritime history.

Usually, families do spend between 1 hour and 2 hours inside the museum depending how your children will be interested to learn about the French military marine history.

Address: 17 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75116 Paris, France

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38. Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale

Situated on the East side of Paris within walking distance of the Bois de Vincennes, this unique tropical garden is full of wild vegetation and beautiful trees.

The entrance of the garden is majestic with the Japanese door but the rest of the garden is rather spooky and abandoned which makes the experience fairly unique. 

You can easily see the whole park in 30 minutes and head to the famous gardens of the Du Breuil school where students learn the art of gardening.

Spring and summer are of course great seasons to see this garden is full swing with flowers and beautiful colours.

I would say this activity is worth checking out if you plan to visit the Bois de Vincennes and the Paris Zoological park. 

Address: 45 Avenue de la Belle Gabrielle, 75012 Paris, France

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39. The Littlies’ House

The Littlies’ House is a unique place that combines modern art with a relaxing setting. You can sit down in a quiet space and take in all the wonders of the art around you. Meanwhile, they have play areas for your children, so they can burn off some energy. It’s a great place to go when you want to get off your feet and take a breather before exploring Paris even further.

Price: FREE

Address: 5 rue Curial, 75019 Paris, France

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Ready to explore more Things to Do with Kids in Paris?

Paris is also famously known for its hundreds of outdoor playgrounds called Squares in French. The city lists about 500 green areas such as parks, gardens and woods. We have selected below the best parks and outdoor activities to do in Paris with your children. So you have no excuses to take your kids out and let them wander about.

40. Parc des Buttes Chaumont

This park has 3 playgrounds, 2 sand pits, pony rides and even 2 Guignol (puppet) theatres. Guignol is a favourite character in French culture, so this is one of the most authentic kids activity to do in Paris, even if you don’t understand French.

Address: 1, rue de Botzaris, 75019, Paris, France

Check opening days/hours  for Guignol de Paris (indoor theatre) or Guignol Anatole (outdoor theatre)

A tiny theatre to see a puppets show in Paris for children
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41. Zoo de Vincennes or “Parc Zoologique de Paris”

The Parc Zoologique de Paris has reopen in April 2014 celebrating its 80th anniversary birthday, after three long years of renovation. Your family will be able to discover more than thousands animals coming from all over the world. One magical moment is to come before the zoo opens and watch the giraffes as they are fed for their first meal of the day in the company of their keepers and park assistants. A great day out activity for children in Paris.

Address: Parc Zoologique de Paris, Avenue Daumesnil, 75012, Paris, France

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42. Jardin du Luxembourg

One of the most popular parks in Paris, Jardins du Luxembourg is a great place to spot fishes in the lake, run around on the grass or even rent a little boat. You could hear some music from time to time and it also has a little kid’s theatre. Unfortunately the big playground has been removed by the local council and is currently under renovation and will re-open eventually in 2020. But your children can still use swings or have fun while riding a horse on the old carrousel.

Address: Jardin du Luxembourg, Rue de Médicis – Rue de Vaugirard, 75006, Paris, France

43. Le Jardin d’Acclimatation

This unique amusement park has re-opened its door in June 2018 after several years of renovation. Now this park has more than 40 attractions and 18 hectares of walk and infinite joy with children and their parents. One of the highlights is the river boat ride called The Enchanted River. This park will entertain the whole family for a day or half day. A must do activity for sure on a sunny day on your next trip in Paris your children.

Address: Carrefour des Sablons, Bois de Boulogne, 75116 Paris, France

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Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 11am to 6pm and Saturdays, Sundays, French school holidays and public holidays from 10am to 7pm

Beware that the ride’s queues close 30 min before the park closure.

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44. Parc Monceau

Paris has local gardens everywhere but Parc Monceau located in the 8th District is one of the most beautiful parks in the French capital with poney rides, skate-park, 2 playgrounds, 2 sandpits and the Puppet show Guignol. It is also very popular with runners so you can try your new running gear with the pram as well.

Address: 35 Boulevard de Courcelles, 75008 Paris, France

45. Jardin des Plantes

It is only right that we begin with Jardin des Plantes, as this is France’s main botanical garden. This garden covers 28 hectares and is located in Paris’ 5th arrondissement, on the left bank of the river Seine. There is a lot to explore and enjoy here, from a zoo and greenhouses to a beautiful garden and incredible works of art.

Address: 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France

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46. Square des Batignolles

This is the biggest green space in the 17th arrondissement of Paris, covering roughly four acres. It can be found in the district of Batignolles, near the new Parc Clichy-Batignolles and it is designed in the naturalistic English-garden style.

Address: 144bis Rue Cardinet, 75017 Paris, France

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47. Jardin Martin Luther King

Next, we have Jardin Martin Luther King, which is also known as Parc Clichy-Batignolles or Parc Clichy-Batignolles. This can also be found in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. The space represents a project that was begun to re-vitalise 54 hectares of land that used to be inhabited by SNCF freight yards, which is a French railway company. The design of the park is underpinned by sustainable principles. Some of the features include reconstituted materials for rainwater harvesting and walkways, and turbines and solar panels, and low maintenance plants.

Address: 147 Rue Cardinet, 75017 Paris, France

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48. Parc Montsouris

Located in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, this public park first opened in 1869. The park is designed as an English landscape garden, boasting 15.5 hectares. The park contains flowers, shrubs, and trees of notable varieties, as well as wide sloping lawns, a cascade, and a lake. It is also home to a Guignol theatre, cafe, and meteorology station. Expect to see a lot of joggers here on the weekends!

Address: 2 Rue Gazan, 75014 Paris, France

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49. Square Rene le Gall

This park in Paris is also known as Jardin des Gobelins. This is because it has been built on grounds that used to be owned by Gobelins furniture and tapestry works. The park boasts a beautiful neoclassical style.

Address: Square Réné Le Gall, 75013 Paris, France

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50. Ferme de Paris

This is a working Paris farm, which is situated in Bois de Vincennes. The farm is dedicated to organic farming methods. You will find major crops are grown here, as well as all of the traditional farm animals. There are often a number of events that go on at Ferme de Paris throughout the year, and so it is certainly worth taking a look at this before you make plans for your trip.

Address: 1 Route du Pesage, 75012 Paris, France

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51. Parc de Belleville

This is one of the gardens and parks of the 20th arrondissement of Paris. It is located between the Père Lachaise Cemetery and Parc des Buttes-Chaumont. It is the highest park in Paris, as it is 108 metres high. You can enjoy the most beautiful panoramic views of the city on the terrace, which is at the summit of the park. The park offers 1000 m² of lawn accessible to the public, a 100-metre-long waterfall fountain, which is the longest in Paris, and 1200 shrubs and trees.

Address: 47 Rue des Couronnes, 75020 Paris, France

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52. Parc de l’Ile Saint Germain

You will find this island located in the Seine in Issy-les-Moulineaux. The island was redeveloped in 1980. Prior to this, it used to house a military camp. Today, it is divided into two parts, with one side including the beautiful park.

Address: 170 Quai de la Bataille Stalingrad, 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

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53. Parc Floral

This is an entertaining, relaxing, and unique park, which is in a northern corner of the Bois de Vincennes. From young to old; it has something for everyone, making it a great family spot.

Address: Route de la Pyramide, 75012 Paris, France

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54. Jardin des Tuileries

Not only is this a stunning park but if you are visiting in June, July, or August, you can enjoy Fête des Tuileries, with fun fairground rides and plenty of candy floss.

Address: Place de la Concorde, 75001 Paris, France

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55. Jardin Nelson Mandela

Last but not least, you will find this park in the heart of the new district of les Halles. It provides the most beautiful views, as well as boasting a 2,500 m² adventure playground for children from 7 to 11 years.

Address: 1 Rue Pierre Lescot, 75001 Paris, France

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56. Laser World

I bet your children who love this venue to experience some laser tag shooting. Laser World has been welcoming soldiers for many years and is always a fun activity to do in Paris if you want to push the adrenaline a bit further after a sightseeing tour of Paris. The laser tag centre will take you on the Parisian metro, different corridors and departments store with a mission in mind: survive. A perfect activity to do before dinner or after if you have grown up children.

Address: 168 Bd du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris, France

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57. The Game Escape

So you have seen most of the museums and gardens from your checklist on the best things to do in Paris with kids but you are missing something interactive and fun. Have a look at this Game Escape venue which hosts several escapes rooms from 3 to 5 players. Games can be conducted in English too so no language barrier here. I am sure you and your children will love solving clues whether you pick The Space Mission or The French Robbery.

Address: 51 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris, France

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58. A cruise on the River Seine

It’s sunny and you feel like visiting the centre of Paris on a boat on the River Seine. Have a look at Bateaux Parisiens cruises where your family can enjoy a relaxing tour of Paris for 1 hour or even more. If you are adventurous and have grown up children, you can even plan a dinner on the River Seine too to make your stay even more magical. This River Seine is one of the best tours in Paris to do with Kids.


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59. Musée de la Chasse & de la Nature

If you haven’t guessed it yet, this museum is dedicated to hunting and nature. Located in one of the oldest districts in Paris, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature is a true hidden gem among many museums and exhibitions to discover in Paris. Each room is focused on one animal and I am sure your kids will love discovering every corner of this place. The venue also hosts temporary art exhibitions so check their website before visiting.

Address: 62 Rue des Archives, 75003 Paris, France

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60. A tour of the Paris Saint Germain Parc des Princes Stadium

If your family is familiar with European football, surely you know a thing or two about the Paris Saint German football team. So why not visiting the home stadium of Paris Saint Germain and feels the vibe of this stadium which has also seen Michael Jackson or The Rolling Stones played the venue in the 80s and the 90s.

Address: 24 Rue du Commandant Guilbaud, 75016 Paris, France

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BONUS: 5 movies to watch with family before going to Paris

Why not bookmarking these popular movies that are so representative of Paris in different times. They might even be available on your favourite TV streaming player so you can watch them at the hotel or your holiday apartment in Paris. Which one is your favourite?

  1. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
  2. Amélie (2001)
  3. Ratatouille (2007)
  4. An American in Paris (1951)
  5. Hugo (2011)




We have come to the end of our recommended things to do with your kids in Paris. We hope this list was useful to prepare your trip to the city of lights. Or maybe you’ve found yourself out ideas whilst being already in Paris with the family.

If you’re planning a trip to Paris, then you should start putting together your travel itinerary. These ideas are the best things to do with kids in Paris, so pick a few of them and add them to your list!

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