Top 10 Things to do in Paris with Kids
Paris is one of the most lively and picturesque places to visit, so whether it’s visiting the Eiffel Tower, Disneyland Paris or Notre Dame, here’s our top 10 Paris attractions to see with the kids that all have a certain je ne sais quoi to them.
Discover Paris by Bus
Price: Adult tickets from £29.70 & child (aged 5+) ticket from £15.30
Address: Open Tour Shop: 13 Rue Auber, 75009 Paris, France
First things first, when you arrive in a city you want to see the sights. So, why not explore the city from the comfort of a sightseeing bus? Our French counterpart, L’Open Tour Paris, runs 4 major routes within the city. As the largest network of hop-on-hop-off sightseeing buses, it’s the perfect way to see all the major attractions. Admire the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre and the medieval Notre-Dame Cathedral. Get your camera at the ready as you pass the Sacré-Cœur Basilica and drive down the famous Parisian boulevard Avenue des Champs-Élysées which meets the spectacular Arc de Triomphe. Purchase a 24hr ticket and travel Paris the smart way.
Price from: Adults €10.20, Young People (12-24 years) €5.10 Reduced Rates (Includes children aged 4-11, those with disabilities & job seekers) €4.10
Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France
Is a trip to Paris really complete if you don’t explore the Eiffel Tower? It’s an iconic landmark that’s recognisable across the world, standing at 324 metres tall. You might presume that the Eiffel Tower isn’t particularly family friendly, however, there are certain little touches that make the attraction completely accessible to small visitors. You can take the lift right to the top to avoid any stress that the stairs may cause! The Eiffel Tower even provides children with a dedicated booklet game, which is full of fun facts, challenges and riddles. You can download this educational tool before you go, or pick one up from the Ferrie pavilion on the first level of the tower. There are restaurants located within the Eiffel Tower that cater for children too, such as The Buffet, which offers light snacks and sweet treats to keep even the fussiest of visitors fed. Book your Eiffel Tower tickets today to avoid the queues!
Champ de Mars
Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France
If you’re paying a visit to the Eiffel Tower, make some time in your day to take a walk around the Champs de Mars. A large green space right next to the famous landmark, it’s a lovely area to capture a perfect family photo.
Price from: Adult £38 & Child £32 based on a day pass (ticket prices will vary according to dates)
Address: 77777 Marne-la-Vallée, France
If you’re looking for fun places to take the kids in Paris, it doesn’t get more exciting than Disneyland Paris. Take a day trip with the family to one of the world’s much-loved amusement parks. There’s so much to do, you’ll probably struggle to fit it all in! Spend the day in Magic Kingdom and give your children the opportunity to meet their favourite Disney characters in person! Enjoy the park’s array of enchanting rides; explore Never Never Land in a flying boat, or join Pinocchio on his adventure as he turns from a wooden puppet into a real boy. It’s a trip that will give you memories to last a lifetime! For more details on ticket prices, visit the website.
Address: 6 Parvis Notre-Dame - Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France
Entertaining the kids doesn’t have to cost you money. Entry to Notre Dame is completely free of charge and comes with an audio tour guide which is available at the reception desk. Explore the cathedral in all its glory; admire the stunning architecture and study the intricacies of the stain glass windows. As a place of worship, minimal noise is requested so it’s worth bearing that in mind before you enter. With entry to Notre Dame free of charge, you can stay as long as you like. It’s certainly worth a visit.
The Cite des Science
Price: Adult €12 and child €9
Address: 30 Avenue Corentin Cariou, 75019 Paris, France
There’s so much to keep the family entertained at the Europe’s largest science museum. There are lots of hands-on exhibitions, suitable for children aged two and up. The exhibits are based around 11 different themes: Maths, image, sound, light, space exploration, genetics, ocean, energy, transportation, rocks and volcanoes and also stars and galaxies. It’s definitely a child-friendly place to visit, and perfect for a rainy day! You can purchase a skip the line entrance ticket if you don’t fancy queuing with little ones. There are also dedicated educative play sessions for children between 2-12 years of age, but you will need to book your place on these in advance and they’re very popular. Click here for more information!
Musee des Arts Forains
Price: Adult €16 and child €8
Address: 53 Avenue des Terroirs de France, 75012 Paris, France
A place of true wonder, the Musee des Arts Forains is a collection of objects dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries. Old carousels, toys and games all encourage visitors to release their inner-child. Ride the merry-go-round, go head-to-head and test your skills at the old-fashioned games that time forgot. This is a place that is best described as a Parisian carnival that creates curiosity. If you’re interested in visiting, it is a private museum - so you’ll have to make a reservation in advance.
Enjoy a macaron at Ladurée
Price: Gift boxes from €14.50
Address: 75 Avenue des Champs- Elysées, 75008.
There is no doubt that the macaron is a delicious sweet treat that we must thank the French culinary world for. These perfectly round, colourful pastries are an absolute must if you’re visiting Paris. As you walk around the city there’s no shortage of places you can sample these little bites of deliciousness. However, if you want a truly mouthwatering moment, head to Ladurée, the place where the macaron started its humble beginnings. Ladurée was a family-run bakery founded in 1862 by Louis Ernest Ladurée. Today, it is the world’s biggest seller of macaroons! You’ll find the flagship store at 75 Avenue des Champs- Elysées, 75008.
Grevin Wax Museum
Price: Adult €20 and child €16.20
Address: 10 Boulevard Montmartre, 75009 Paris, France
Rub shoulders with the stars when you take a trip to Grevin Wax Museum! Filled with over 300 wax figures, this attraction is awash with familiar faces. Take the kids to meet their sporting heroes, from football legends to rugby champions. They’ll also be able to meet the Hollywood greats such as George Clooney and Brad Pitt, along with many more famous faces. Check out their website and book your tickets in advance if you’re looking to add a bit of celebrity glamour to your Parisian adventure.
Paris is an amazing city to visit whatever your age may be. It’s full of landmarks, museums and restaurants just waiting to be discovered! Book your sightseeing bus trip with L’Open Tour today, for an easy way to explore and travel across the city.