Traveling with your entire family can create some of the best memories, but it can also come with the stress of pleasing all family members. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list of activities in Paris that are perfect for families, so you know it’ll be a good Parisian time for everybody.
Being just 20 miles outside of Paris and easily accessible by any form of transportation, nothing says “family” more than Disneyland. Not only is this the only Disney theme park in all of Europe, but this park comes with more than enough perks to please the whole family.
Your first reason to breathe a sigh of relief? Since Disney has everything you could want in two adjacent and easily accessible parks, that means you don’t have to struggle to get the whole family to multiple places in one day. Second, FastPasses are a great option to skip the queues so the kids don’t get restless. Finally, it’s guaranteed fun for the whole family, whether you’re five or fifty, you can’t deny that you’re never too old for the magic of Disney.
Aquarium de Paris (CinéAqua)
Another good family option, the Aquarium de Paris is located in the heart of Paris, right across from the Eiffel Tower. Located underground, the aquarium is newly renovated so now there’s more than ever for your family to do.
With 40 tanks filled with thousands of different seawater species, children and adults will both find themselves in awe of the beautiful aqua-life, or even a little scared in the shark tunnel. Learning is always an opportunity, but the kids will actually be eager this time as there are both documentaries and animated cartoons teaching viewers about this completely different world. Of course being interactive is almost a necessity for family fun, and with touch pools, feeding sessions, and lots of live entertainment, the Aquarium de Paris is the perfect way for your family to experience Paris’ more unique version of museums.
Let’s face it, amusement parks are inescapable if you’re looking for good, old fashioned family fun. Kids are running from ride to ride, and parents play the carnival games so their children can win the giant stuffed animal. A huge park with rides, candy, games, and entertainment is the perfect day. If Disneyland Paris is too mainstream for you, try Paris’ very own Asterix Park. Completely unique to Paris, this park offers 5 different ancient worlds to discover, from the Gauls to the Roman Empire, there won’t be a shortage of activities for anybody in the family. If you’re not a huge fan of roller coasters, fear not because there’s also tons of live shows and interactive games for some friendly competition!
If you want a truly Parisian experience with the whole family, Luxembourg Gardens is the perfect place to spend the day. With tons of statues, flower gardens, and fountains, Luxembourg is commonly seen as a romantic place.
Yet there is a vintagecarousel, puppet shows, ponies, and a lake for model sail boats, so kids will be just as entertained as adults will be relaxed. In addition, there’s free musical performances! So if you’re looking for that specifically French experience, what matches it more than Parisian gardens with the family?
Museum of Magic
I guarantee you that this is the type of museum the kids can get on board with. This low-key, underground museum has a quirky vibe and doesn’t need tons of prestigious paintings or sculptures to hold your attention.
Instead, both parents and kids will be intrigued by the 30 minute magic show, optical illusions, and hands-on interactive games that play with your mind. There’s also a dedication to the history of magic and how it has progressed, but don’t think they’re about to give away all their secrets! I should mention that both the show and the rest of the museum are in french, but don’t worry if you aren’t fluent, magic knows no language and the pure enchantment and mysteriousness that lies in this museum is well worth the visit.
So enjoy your next family vacation to the fullest!