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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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Let’s go green

Let’s go green

Nothing is nicer than strolling in the gardens of Paris and relaxing on park benches while watching the children safely at play. This section focuses on the best parks and gardens in Paris and its region to explore with the family.

The centre of Paris is full of green spaces. On the right bank, the Jardin des Tuileries is the most popular with tourists. Located at the end of the Louvre, it welcomes the many museum visitors who want to take a break or have a picnic. Children appreciate its large oval pond in which they can sail their boats. In summer, they love the funfair. The Jardin des Tuileries is the largest and oldest park in Paris.

the Jardin des TuileriesIn the centre of Paris, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Jardin du Luxembourg is a real haven. This green space has a unique charm. Children love it for its playgrounds, swings, tennis courts, puppet theatre and ponies. In the same spirit, but much smaller, the Parc Monceau is also a haven of peace and greenery in the heart of Paris. The kids will love its old carousel, its playground and its roller skating ramp.

North of Paris, the Parc de la Villette is situated between the Cité de la musique, the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie and the Géode. In summer, it’s ideal to have a picnic with the family.

Southeast of the capital, in the Bois de Vincennes, is the new Parc zoologique de Paris. Reopened in April 2014 after several years of closure, it hosts more than a thousand animals gathered in five life zones. For children, observing jaguars, lions, lynxes, monkeys or penguins, to name but a few of the 180 species living in the zoo, is a unique experience.

Outside the capital, the Domaine de Chamarande, which was given the award of ‘Jardin remarquable,’ is a beautiful space in which to relax on weekends. All summer, it offers an exciting artistic and cultural programme (dance, circus, street theatre), which is ideal to enjoy with the family.

 Domaine de Chamarande

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