Paris is renowned for its tower, its impressive archway, and its image of one, particularly intriguing lady. But did you know it’s also an excellent city for families to visit?
The City of Lights is filled with features suitable for children, from playgrounds in every park and green space to activities and events created with the whole family in mind. If you’re planning a trip with your little ones and wondering where to visit first, here’s a roundup of some of the things on offer.
Explore the Museums
The Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (Natural History Museum) is packed with an array of displays and features, however, it’s the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution that’s sure to wow you as much as the kids. This impressive exhibition depicts a line-up of animals both huge and tiny, from elephants to zebras, rhinos to giraffes, this charts the evolution of life.
The museum is located within a park to the east of the city centre. This park is filled with other attractions, such as the Ménagerie, which dates back to 1793 and is the oldest public zoo in the world.
See the Sights
If you want to get a feel for the layout of the French capital, why not hop aboard a sightseeing bus? Whether you just want a half-day or you’d like to enjoy an open-top experience, Paris tours by bus are an exciting way to discover the city and give you all the opportunity to see some of the main attractions from a prime position.
Alternatively, you could all take to the water on a river cruise. As you float along, you can see the city from a whole new perspective and stop for a bite to eat along the way.
Head to the Gardens
If you’re visiting in the warmer months, a trip to Luxembourg Gardens is a lovely way to while away the day. This park is filled with features that children will adore, from the playground to the pond filled with little wooden boats.
There’s also the carousel, which was built by Charles Garnier, who built the Palais Garnier, the Opéra National de Paris.
Alternatively, you could make your way to the Parc Floral de Paris. There’s plenty on offer here for older kids aged eight and above, from puppet shows and giant slides to a zip line and outdoor events.
Enjoy Some Art
The Pomidou Centre is both striking and fun. With exposed pipes and escalators weaving around the outside of the building, it looks like it has been turned inside-out.
Inside, there’s plenty on offer for the whole family, from art exhibitions and galleries to art exhibitions designed for children aged three to 12.
Wherever you visit in Paris, you’re all sure to find something fun to do during your stay. what will you do first?
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