With its massive parks, pleasant, wide boulevards, and the ever-stunning Seine River, Paris is the idyllic destination to explore with kids. Merely strolling and ogling the iconic monuments should offer much entertainment, but there are lots of things worth seeing and doing if the weather is favorable.

Here Are Some Things To Do In Paris With Kids:

Climb the Steps of the Eiffel Tower

On the trip to Paris with the kids, the Eiffel Tower is totally a must-visit. This iconic spot monument is so popular and significant that your wards might be looking forward to it. There are over 600 steps to the second level, and that would be enough for them to climb. Even though there is an elevator, climbing the steps will be more fun than standing in the long queues in order to take the elevator.

Picnic Close to the Eiffel Tower

Another thing to do around the Eiffel Tower is to have a picnic right in front of it, The Rue Cler is a market street close to the tower. From there, you can get cheese, bread, fruit, and chocolate, and there are patches of grass in Champs du Mars and picnic bench where you can have a picnic with of the world’s most fascinating views. After that, you can take the kids for a walk on the Rue Cler.

Embark on a Scavenger Hunt in Musee d’Orsay

The Musee d’Orsay is one of the largest in the world. The impressionist artwork is fantastic; however, seeing it in the set of a renovated train depot makes it all the more special. When you visit you will receive a guide of featured artwork on display. Walking through the Musee d’Orsay looking for artwork with the kids is particularly interesting. From the Monets to Van Goghs, there is a lot of things to see. A visit to this place might even spark in the kids a thorough interest in the arts.

See the Rest of Paris from the Notre Dame

The children will surely love to climb the stairs, mountains, rock walls, and boulders in their path. Notre Dame will offer them an amazing time out and splendid views of the city that they will not see anywhere else.

See Aunt Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum 

The museum is the biggest in the world, and it contains artworks from different times in history. As long as the trip with the kids is short, they will enjoy and remember a lot. As such, an hour should be enough to see the place focusing on Mona Lisa and a few other works.

Climb the Stairs and See the Magnificent Views from the Arc de Triomphe

This is another spiral and narrow staircase with interesting views atop the Arc de Triomphe. From there, the kids can see the Champs Elysees to Place du Concorde and beyond and nice views of the Invalides, Eiffel Tower, the Sacre Couer that sits on Montmartre’s hills. In the case that you bought the museum pass, you can climb the Arc many times. At night, the views are simply splendid, like many places in Paris.

Take a Trip to Montmartre and Sacre Couer 

While the kids are still strong and wouldn’t mind some more walk, you all can meander through the hills of Montmartre that end at the impressive and the distinct Sacre Coeur Basilica. It is a nice place to sit on the steps of the Sacre Coeur and people-watch or watch the entertainers on the street.

Visit the Pere Lachaise Cemetery for the Unusual 

It might seem scary to the young ones at first, but for a couple of minutes here, they will have something to tell their friends later on. A little creepy element cannot ruin the entire fun, trust me. The Pere Lachaise is a gorgeous, quiet place perfect for a walk. You will find many hiding places to explore and cobblestone trails that will keep everyone entertained for a long while.

Imitate the Statues at the Rodin Museum 

Regardless of how nice the weather is, it is always fun to stroll among the statues here and pose for photos. At Rodin Museum, the artwork is situated outside, and you can see the statues in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower that is nearby.

See Royalty at the Palace of Versailles 

You can tour the Palace of Versailles throughout the morning but ensure you arrive very early. The spot attracts lots of people. The gardens here are particularly incredible, and it is best to visit in the summer. Surely, exploring the palace will be an unforgettable experience for you and the kids.

Explore the Wonders at Parc des Buttes-Chaumont  

There are many chances to take in a bit of park life in the French capital. From Jardin des Tuileries’ pathways to the Jardin du Luxembourg’s ponds. However, if you are searching for a little less formal stuff, a patch of greenery that deserves a stroll is the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont. Approach the Belleville, which is usually missed by holidaymakers who are bent on not going too far from the tourist side. This 19th-district gem is one of Paris’s most breathtaking spots.

In 1860 when Paris’ boundaries were expanded, Belleville was merged, leading to the creation of Buttes-Chaumont. With its strolling paths, temples, waterfalls, and vertical cliffs, the park was made by Adolphe Alphand for Haussmann.

After interacting with the locals with the kids for some time, you can proceed to Buttes-Chaumont’s incredibly chic hangout, the splendid jolly Pavillon Puebla or Rosa Bonheur. The children will love it here.

Step Into the Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes  

A lot of things happened during the Terror, leaving many collections of exotic animals without a home. In 794, this menagerie was a viable solution to the issue. Today, you will find vultures, orangutans, monkeys, flamingos, ostriches, a century-old turtle, an adorable red panda, and many scary snakes and spiders. The petting zoo with farm animals is for kids, while the older ones can use the microscope to see species in the Microzoo.

Check Out The Jardin d’Acclimatation  

This amusement park and garden have animals and it is founded in 1860. Jardin d’Acclimatation also has a Normandy-style aviary and farm, funfair with small rollercoasters, a funfair, and flying chairs. The Enchanted House and the miniature train that courses from Porte Maillot through the Bois de Boulogne to the park’s front will intrigue the kids. The amusement park is located at Bois de Boulogne, Paris.

Take a Fantasy Trip to Disney Paris

Here, there are two parks to visit: Parc Disneyland Parc Walt Disney Studio. The kids can start off at Fantasyland, in the main Parc Disneyland, where the wicked Queen of Hearts waits for Alice’s Curious Labyrinth and the Cheshire Cat. At “It’s a Small World” takes the kids on a musical trip beyond the animals and the toy soldiers. At Disneyland, they will admire helping Buzz Lightyear to save the world.

The whole family can ride in the Pirates of the Caribbean in Parc Disnleyaland’s Adventureland, where they will witness a brutal pirate attack. The Stars Tours is also worth seeing where a Star Wars adventure in Discoveryland and they will have to duck against items and flying at top speeds to crush the Death Star. At the Walt Disney Studios Back Lot meanwhile, the Stunt Show Spectacular and Moteurs Action will leave everyone amazed.

Watch the Aquatics at the Aquarium de Paris- Cinéaqua

This place combines a two-screen cinema, and an aquarium is a great attraction and a significant part of the renaissance of the once dying Trocadéro. The kids will love the shark tunnel, which houses about 24 toothy harks and a pool where one can touch a sturgeon.

There is a section on the Seine that display the fishes that still live in the capital’s river despite the pollution. Often times, people avoid here because of the entry fee, but you and the kids can still spend an afternoon at the Aquarium de Paris to see a movie at the cinema or watch the sea life.

Visit the Parc Zoologique

Visitors, both young and old, will be greeted by fragments of woodland, an aviary, and a greenhouse. Over the years, efforts have been made to give the featured animals more space and protect the endangered species. Children can learn a lot here about animal life. It is located at 53 Avenue de Saint-Maurice.

See the Waxworks at Musée Grévin 

At this museum, kids are often thrilled by a kitsch version of Madame Tussauds’. Take the pictures of the kids beside waxworks of popular persons like Zinedine Zidane, George Clooney, the Queen, Barack Obama, and Brad Pitt. You will also see great historical moments recreated like Neil Armstrong walking on the moon.

Take the Pony Rides at Jardin du Luxembourg 

Jardin du Luxembourg is a25-hectare park is one of the popular family attractions in the city of Paris. Here, the park’s ice-cream stands, pony rides, pedal karts, puppet shows, sandpits, merry-go-round, and metal swingboats will entertain kids. It is located on 2 Rue Auguste Compte, Paris.

Unravel the Mysteries at Les Catacombes 

Les Catacombes is the official entrance to the 1,864 tunnel network that courses under much of Paris. It is a burial pit that tells an interesting tale of the Revolutionary Terror, and it has about the bones of 6 million people.

At the Catacombes are the bones of notable people like Robespierre, Marat, and their cronies. A cramped, damp tunnel leads visitors through galleries before they approach the ossuary, the entrance that bears a sign “Stop! This is the empire of death”.

See Nature’s Finest at Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature

This museum tells the history of man’s relationship with his environment and hunting. You will see strange series of wooden catalogs dedicated to wolf, owl, stag, and boar, each furnished with a bleached skull, small drawers from where you can see footprints casts, droppings, and a binocular. There is a box that bears stuffed hen and fox placed on a Louis XVI chair like it is a pet.

See Something Interesting at Jardin des Tuileries 

Between Place de la Concorde and the Louvre Museum, the graveled pathways of Jardin des Tuileries have been a trendy promenade since its opening in the 1500s, and the famous vibe extends to the rue de Rivoli. Andre Le Notre designed the garden with central views and terraces. When the Tuileries palace was razed by fire in 1871, the garden was expanded, and many additions have been introduced.

Relax at Parc de la Villette

 Marked with red pavilions, this park was designed by Bernard Tschumi, the Swiss architect. The pavilions served as incredible climbing frames, and burger bar, first-aid post, and children’s art center. Children will shoot down a Chinese dragon slide and take a pulsating walk that leads to the Canal de l’Ourcq. The lawns here hosts open-air film in the summer. At the Parc de la Villette, there are 10 themed gardens having evocative names like the Garden of Mirrors of Mists et al.

Things You Can Do In Paris With Kids – Summary

After an eventful weekend exploring Paris, you might find it difficult to get the kids to leave with you. Do not forget to take pictures so that you, along with them, will relive the moment again and again. You can go solo with them or with the help of tour companies if you need help. There are many things to do and see in Paris, but with the kids, it feels really special.

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