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Looking for ideas for family outings? Paris and its region are full of places and leisure activities for all ages. Check out our selection!


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Guide Family Paris

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How to get around

How to get around

Whether it is on a Batobus, in a Citroën 2CV, on a tourist train or shuttle, there are many ways to discover Paris and its region. So why not use these fun and unusual means of transport? Your little ones will be delighted!

Ready to cast off? It is possible if you choose to explore Paris from the Seine! Several options are available to you. Batobus is a shuttle service, which includes eight stops in the tourist areas of the capital: the Eiffel Tower, the Musée d’Orsay, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Notre-Dame de Paris, the Jardin des Plantes, the Hôtel de Ville, the Louvre and the Champs-Elysées. Ideal for exploring the city in a different way! The boats of Vedettes de Paris, moored in Port de Suffren at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, offer one-hour cruises on the Seine. For the little ones, a cruise on the ‘Mysteries of Paris’ is organised with a guide specialized in entertaining children. Comprising of a fleet of twelve beautiful panoramic boats (moored nearby, at Port de la Bourdonnais), Bateaux Parisiens also offer entertainment for younger visitors, notably an ‘Enchanted cruise’ with two elves as guides or games on the history of the Seine. Before or after your river trip, you can also take a walk on the banks of the Seine (on the left bank, from the Musée d’Orsay to the Pont de l’Alma) which have recently been redesigned. Several playgrounds (notably a playing area with skill-testing games under the Pont des Invalides) are available for children.

If you prefer to stay on dry land, Big Bus Paris will allow you to discover the main attractions of Paris. You can also explore the capital on board the Paris Open Tour, which also has the advantage of offering an audio guide dedicated to children with stories and legends about Paris (Quasimodo, D’Artagnan, the Phantom of the Opera).

Even more original is the Another Paris tourist train (starting at Notre-Dame or the Louvre), which offers four themed tours in four areas of the city: ‘Royal’ (Saint-Paul, Le Marais), ‘Savant’ (Latin Quarter, Luxembourg, Observatoire), ‘Artiste’ (from Saint-Germain-des-Prés to the Louvre) and ‘Elegant’ (from Palais Royal to the Opera). Your children will love it!

More unusual still, 4 roues sous 1 parapluie  4 roues sous 1 parapluie invites you to discover Paris aboard a legendary car: the Citroën 2CV!

For excursions further afield, why not take the PARISCityVISION shuttle? It will take you away from Paris for the day to the most beautiful places in Seine-et-Marne: the medieval town of Provins and the Châteaux of Fontainebleau and Vaux-le-Vicomte. The Château and zoo of Thoiry in Yvelines, renowned for its African reserve, is also accessible by the shuttle.

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