Paris is often considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities. This European city is known for its bright lights and its sense of fashion. But Paris also has excellent kid-friendly spots that everyone in the family can enjoy!
Nannies and children visiting Paris will be in for a treat. The city has some of the tastiest food on the European continent. It also offers travellers an interesting view of the continent’s history and culture.
If you and the children are planning on visiting the best sites in Paris, we have you covered. We curated a list of places that can give you and the kids a magical and unforgettable experience in the city of lights! Read on to find out more!
The Eiffel Towel
Climb up the Eiffel Tower with the kids via elevators or stairs and enjoy the view from hundreds of feet aboveground. The Eiffel tower was built more than 100 years ago by French engineer Gustave Eiffel to symbolise the city’s architectural advancements.
Nannies and children planning to visit the site are advised to take the stairs because the price is lower and the lines are shorter. This route also gives you time to appreciate the tower’s structure.
TIP: Skip the line when buying tickets. You can purchase them a month ahead.
Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
Buttes-Chaumont Park is one of Paris’ biggest green spaces. Nannies and children visiting the 25-hectare park will be treated to stunning views of the city. The Buttes-Chaumont has a gigantic playground, surrounded by streams, caves, and waterfalls. It also has a gazebo at the top of the hill and a wide variety of indigenous trees and bird species. It is open until midnight, and the admission here is free!
The Louvre Museum
The Louvre Museum sits along the banks of the Seine River in Paris. It is the world’s largest museum and is filled to the brim with some of the most impressive art collections in history. It can take up to a full week to see all the art collections!
Kids will love the audio guide on Nintendo 3DS, which they can purchase in advance in preparation for visiting the museum.
TIP: The Louvre Museum is not open to the public on Tuesdays. It is recommended that visitors check the Museum’s website for schedules before the trip.
Ménagerie Du Jardin des Plantes
The Ménagerie Du Jardin des Plantes is a zoo attraction with several collections of exotic animals. The zoo is the home of numerous animals, such as the vultures, monkeys, flamingos, century-old turtles, snakes, spiders, ostriches, and orangutans.
The Menagerie allows visitors to pet their farm animals. The kids can also experience the world of the Microzoo, which can be seen through special lenses. The zoo is open every day of the week and may cost €6 to €8. Admission is free for children under four-years-old.
Named after France’s President from 1969 to 1974, the child-friendly Pompidou Centre is a building “turned inside out.” The pipes and escalators are placed outside while the inside is a stunning modern art gallery.
The Pompidou Centre carries illustrations of fables by Jean de la Fontaine, a bookshop, junior’s cinema, and an interactive Galerie des Enfants. Nannies and children who grow tired of walking may also drop by the centre’s kid-friendly cafe, which is adjacent to the enchanting mechanical sculptures in the Stravinsky Fountain.
Five hectares have been transformed into a miniature of France in Versailles. The France Miniature has a complete 116 hyper-realistic models built in the 1/30 scale.
The entry fee costs 15-21 euros and includes extra activities, such as exploring an archaeological dig and admiring the small pastures and valleys up close with the help of a telescope.
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