Paris is a world reference that must be visited and that, with the family, can be a very fun city. In addition to the extremely important cultural content that the city offers, in Paris, you can also spend playful days with children. Do not forget that it offers family entertainment that is one of the largest in the old continent.
If you want to enjoy the history, culture and gastronomy of Paris then Julius Homes advice to relax for a few days with your family here.
1. Disneyland Paris
Of course, if we think of travelling to Paris with children, the first appointment will have to be Disneyland Paris. We cannot go through the French capital without saying hello to Mickey Mouse, the Disney princesses and all the characters from this mythical fiction factory.
During your stay, you can stay in the hotels in the park itself, which is reached from Paris via rail connections leaving from the Charles de Gaulle, Aubert, Châtelet Les Halles, Gare de Lyon and Nation stations. There are also buses that run from the airport to the park.
2. Asterix Park
Without a doubt, going to Astérix Park in Paris is like going back in time and entering a small Gallic village. The park is divided into different themes where you can visit the area of Egypt, Gaul, ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, the Vikings and the history of France.
The park brings together 40 attractions and lives shows with which the Gauls had fun as long as they were not attacked by the Romans. Among them stands out as one of the largest wooden roller coasters in Europe. Like Disneyland Paris, the park is located on the outskirts of the city, so travel must be done by public transport or car.
3. Playmobil Fun Park
Now, a calmer option in a smaller environment is the Playmobil Fun Park in Paris. This is a 2,000 square meter space where children can have fun, for example, in the pirate zone or the space for fairies and princesses, among others. It will be great fun for children to be able to play with all the little Playmobil dolls during the time they are there, moving from one space to another.
4. The City of Children
This is a space in which the little ones can experiment and explore through educational activities. The objective is to provoke in children an interest in knowledge of science, technology and research. In addition, you can see interactive shows and practical demonstrations on Earth.
Other possibilities are to go through the Cinaxe simulator, visit a 400-ton submarine, or visit the space dedicated to the latest advances in science and technology.
5. Bird’s eye view
One of the most beautiful ways to see Paris is from above. Located in André Citroën Park, the Ballon de Paris is the largest hot air balloon in the world. Fly over the city at an altitude of 150 meters, discovering landscapes you never imagined.
In addition, the balloon has become an indicator of the city’s air quality, since it changes colour depending on the number of particles registered in the air. In any case, keep in mind that, being a hot air balloon, the flight depends on the weather conditions.
6. An essential, the Eiffel Tower
If there is an architectural element in Paris that seduces both adults and children, it is the Eiffel Tower. To see the city from the great iron tower is to be able to admire it from its 300 height. You can go up in the elevator, with which you will have a dizzying ascent, or by walking up the 1,665 stairs.
On the first floors of the tower, you can make a stop at the 58 Tour Eiffel or Le Jules Verne restaurants. And on the third floor, you will have a 360-degree view of the French capital.
If you feel like contemplating the spectacular views of Paris from the Eiffel Tower and enjoying the iconic monument while avoiding the endless queues, you should surely put this place on your bucket list.
7. A stop at the Louvre Museum
The Louvre Museum is a must-see attraction in Paris if we’re talking about art. It is impossible to visit the museum in a single day due to its size and the more than 35,000 pieces that are on display there. However, the museum provides engaging classes, workshops, and programs for kids and families.
On Sundays, the Louvre has four family points where various entertainers give guidelines for visiting the Museum. In addition, on the museum’s page, in the art and education section, you will find a nice character named Dominique-Vivant Denon with whom children will be able to access the mysteries and secrets of the works in the museum through five stories and forty-nine anecdotes that you can read before visiting the Louvre.
8. Notre Dame Cathedral
A fantastic itinerary is to visit this magnificent building from the perspective of the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Do not miss its imposing architecture, the stained glass windows and, of course, the gargoyles that children will surely love.
9. Boat tour on the Seine River
The Seine River presents a fantastic setting for visiting Paris. Multiple cruise companies offer exhibitions, shows, cabarets and gastronomy. In addition, it is a different way of discovering the monuments of this city, also with the family.
Both day and night, the Seine presents a unique experience to discover the beauty of Paris.
10. Paris parks
One of the most popular is the Jardin du Luxembourg, one of the green lungs of Paris. In its bars, you can see photographic exhibitions and, inside, contemplate its architecture and botany.
In the northeast of Paris is the Buttes Chaumont, one of the largest and steepest parks in the capital. It offers beautiful views of Paris, making it ideal for a picnic. Do not miss its caves, the waterfalls and the hanging bridge.
However, an essential green area in Paris is the Jardin des Tuileries. It is a space for tourists and locals to walk where they can appreciate statues, rest in the ponds or visit the Musée de l’Orangerie.
Other cities that we encourage you to visit with children are London and Lisbon. You should plan a trip that lasts at least 5-7 days if you want to relax for a few days with your family while experiencing the history, culture, and cuisine of Paris.