10 Things to Do with Your Kids When Visiting Paris
Paris has become one of the most sought-after honeymoon destinations in the world. Why not? It has so many romantic views, such as the Eiffel Tower, River Seine, and the cafes at the sidewalks of the busy city. But did you know that Paris is also a great destination if you’re traveling with the kids? The City of Lights offers so many beautiful destinations and activities for children of all ages.
If you’re traveling to Paris soon, here are 10 things that you should do with your kids:
Get up the Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower isn’t only a perfect destination for couples. It’s also offers fun and adventurous activities for children. While you have an option to take the elevator, many families prefer the thrilling hike through the stairs. There aren’t many shops near the Eiffel Tower so make sure to shop for snacks and supplies beforehand. There’s a small playground and carousel nearby where your little kids can play.
Enjoy the green outdoors
The city boasts plenty of lush gardens and open spaces that are perfect for family picnics. Children love running and playing on the grass, under the bright sky. After going down from the Eiffel Tower, head to the Champs de Mars, a beautiful lush garden where plenty of activities, such as concerts, are held. The Jardin des Tuileries, a public garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde features beautifully manicured gardens, children’s play area, and modern sculptures. There are also plenty of outdoor cafes around.
Visit the world’s most popular museum
It would take weeks for you to explore the entire Louvre Museum so the biggest challenge is to plan your trip. Your children will surely learn a lot about arts and history in their visit to Louvre. Before your scheduled visit, discuss what to expect with your children and prepare them for a day full of fun, discovery and learning.
Have fun at the world of Disney
Your kids’ trip to Paris is incomplete without going to the Euro Disneyland! There are so many things to do in Disneyland apart from the fun rides. There are shows, events, shops, restaurants, and so much more. Your Disney trip might be one of the most expensive activities in Paris but the smiles and joy this unforgettable experience brings to your children are priceless.
Go museum hopping
Paris is a home to so many museums. What’s more, most of these museums offer free passes. The massive Natural History Museum features a host of marine life to stuffed wild life which are sure to hook your kids. Here, they also get to appreciate different animals and their role in the ecosystem.
Be thrilled at the Catacombs of Paris
Perfect for thrill-seeking teens, the underground tunnels of Paris are the real deal. It was built in 1975 to solve the hygiene problems of Paris’ overflowing cemeteries by storing the skulls and bones in disused quarry tunnels at the Catacombs.
Enjoy the best of French food
French cuisine appeals to both the young and old. Why not? French food is always filled witch cheese, creams, sauces, whole produce, and of course – wine. Your family trip to Paris is incomplete without tasting authentic French food, including pastries, crepes, macarons, croissants, tarte tatin, and so much more. Burp.
Run and play at the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
This giant playground with mesmerizing natural views like the raging waterfalls, treacherous hikes and suspension bridge over the water are a must-visit place in Paris. After the tiresome running on the grassy knolls, your kids can enjoy the donkey rides and carnival games in the park.
Learn more about ecology at the Parc Zoologique
After five years of renovation, the Parc Zoologique is officially back in business. Aimed at protecting the endangered species and promoting awareness about the wildlife, the zoo features a woodland, an aviary and greenhouse, and biozones. It’s a great destination for a refreshing break from the city tours.
Explore the underwater
At Aquarium de Paris – Cinéaqua, your kids will be confronted with an entertaining array of fish and marine life. If you haven’t seen puffers, sharks, clown fish and stingrays, you and your kids will surely have a blast in this underwater park.
Paris is a wonderland for both the young and old. On your next trip to the City of Lights, don’t miss out on any of these fun activities.
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