Paris with children - interesting places and attractions for the youngest
Paris with your children scares you? You are afraid that your kids will get bored in the big city? There's no such risk! The French capital has such a wide range of attractions for the little ones that not only will you find something for everyone, but you'll definitely want to come back for more!
Musée du quai Branly - discovering unknown world history
Paris is the former capital of the world and the centre of cultural life. Musée du quai Branly is a remnant of this glorious past, but also of French scientific achievements. This institution is dedicated to presenting the art of non-European cultures. It’s one of the newest museums in the city, located in a beautiful, modern building. Once inside, you will embark on an extraordinary journey through time and space - you will visit many unknown corners of the globe and, with the help of more than 3,500 exhibits, learn about the amazing peoples who inhabit our planet. Local artefacts such as, for example, masks, plumes and children’s toys, were collected over decades by French ethnographers and ethnologists, who several years later made them available to a wider audience. In addition to the material heritage, you’ll also be able to learn about the rarest or already extinct exotic languages, and watch films documenting tribal customs and rituals.
Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie - science don’t have to be boring!
If you're looking for other scientific attractions for kids in Paris that gives a closer look at how the world around you works, then be sure to visit the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie. “The City of Science and Industry” is the largest attraction of its kind in Europe! You can find here literally everything that could interest a young explorer - from a submarine and an explanation of how it works to a planetarium with special shows. What’s more, after the great excitement and a powerful dose of knowledge you can have a moment of relax in the surrounding park. Don’t miss this opportunity!
Asterix Park - like in a fairy tale
Paris with kids can also be a time of carefree fun, especially if you like the characters of Asterix and Obelix. The characters from the world of the most popular French comic series invite you to a magical theme park in the village of the Gauls. Here you will take a trip to ancient Rome and Egypt with carousels, roller coasters and other attractions filling your time with joy and euphoria. Not only the children will be delighted. You, the parents, will certainly be delighted to return to the carefree times of childhood full of fairy tale adventures.
Spinning round and round
Children are often most fascinated not by the modern and elaborate amusement parks but simple, ordinary pleasures such as a ride on the carousel. You can find them all over Europe, but the French-type ones are truly unbeatable! Their class, style, aesthetic... you can’t take your eyes off it! Be sure to look for a belle époque original and the ride will become an unforgettable experience. You can find one of them in the Luxembourg Garden, known as the most beautiful park in Paris, where you can also take a break from all the overwhelming excitement linked with holidays.
Meet the world’s nature
Quite a few attractions for children in Paris are related to nature. If your kid is a future botanist, interested also in geography, you can easily find places that will be fascinating for him or her. One of them is certainly the beautiful and stylish zoo built in 1934. Its rather vast area has been divided into five biospheres, with probably every creature living on Earth represented. Although Paris is not a city by the sea, it has its own oceanarium! Interestingly, its history is several decades longer than that of the zoo, dating back as far as the 1870s! More than 40 reservoirs await little (and big) naturalists, who can admire in them the various inhabitants of the deep sea. If you’re not yet satisfied, you can still visit the excellent Natural History Museum, and if you like fairy-tale gardens filled with colourful flowers and exotic plants, take a walk through the Paris Botanical Garden. You’ll certainly be delighted!