Traveling with kids can be difficult, especially if you’re visiting a city as big as Paris. Luckily for all those Paris lovers who want to share the magic of the city of light with their kids, there are tons of family-friendly places your kids are guaranteed to love! Here are some top recommendations for traveling to Paris with kids:
#1 Jardin du Luxembourg
One of the most celebrated gardens in the city, it is the perfect place to let your kids run around. During the warmer months, there are several puppet shows, plays, and games for kids set up in Luxembourg, which creates a perfect chance for your children to play and experience the French lifestyle. It is also a French custom to play with toy boats on the garden’s fountains, so make sure you bring one!
#2 Le Centre Pompidou
Though a modern art museum might be a bit too much for some kids, the Pompidou is a perfect way to introduce your children to culture in a fun way. The museum’s children pavilion is interactive, interesting, and engaging. The Pompidou’s building itself will amuse your kids, as its quirky and different, and the moving sculptures on its outside will provide lots of entertainment.
#3 Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
Out of all of Paris’ amazing parks, this is by far the best and most beautiful one. While you enjoy the gorgeous views, your kids can enjoy the adventure of crossing the bridge and climbing to the top of the park’s hill. A picnic full of bread, cheese, fruits, and pastries will be the perfect way to end a day in Buttes-Chaumont.
#4 Bois de Boulogne
Once the woods where kings used to hunt, the Bois de Boulogne is now a family-friendly, beautiful park where you can spend a day. With endless paths, lakes, and hidden spots, the Bois is a Parisian favorite for family Sundays. A great way to explore it is by renting bikes!
#5 Le Musee Gourmet du Chocolat
As soon as you mention the Chocolate Museum to your children, they will jump with joy. This fun, and interesting museum will take you through the history of chocolate, from its origins in the Americas to European adaptation. At the end of your visit, you will get some free samples, and a better understanding of everyone’s favorite snack.
#6 Canal Saint Martin
Often overlooked and underrated, the Canal Saint Martin is one of the most pleasant strolls in Paris. Kids can enjoy the bridges and play in the banks of the canal, while you enjoy the gorgeous views, and the iconic Parisian architecture.
#7 National Museum of Natural History
All kinds of exotic and familiar species can be found in this amazing museum. From dinosaurs to elephants, the museum will take you and your kids on a journey through the planet’s natural history. It was made to be interactive and fun, so your kids will learn a lot without even realizing it.
As you can see, there’s much more to Paris with kids than Disneyland Paris, so don’t fret and enjoy the adventure!