What to do in Paris with children?

Visites musées paris en famille

Visiting Paris with your family can be a fantastic experience providing that you choose an adapted program. 

Here are some recommendations from the Esprit de France hotels to make a success of your visit with children.

The Louvre Museum is a must-do, but a visit of this massive museum can be tiring for children. This is why it is important to select specific sections that can be enjoyed by a young public. The section featuring Egyptian Art is a very good choice, offering a compromise between art and civilization. The museum organizes 90 minutes guided tours during which the speaker adapts his presentation to his audience. You can also opt for family tours taking place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Guided tours of the Louvre museum

A stone’s throw from the Louvre, the Jeu de Paume Museum, dedicated to photography, organizes “Family rendez-vous” for the 7-to-11 year-old for 8,50€ and free for children. A speaker analyses a selection of pictures in the exhibition space and focuses on reflection and exchanges with the group. On Saturdays, the free workshop “Children first” offers photographic workshops aiming at discovering the current exhibition followed by a digital photo editing initiation on a selected theme.

Children first at the Jeu de Paume Museum

Les rendez-vous en famille at the Jeu de Paume Museum

The Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in la Villette is dedicated to the initiation of children to sciences and techniques through an interactive discovering of exhibition spaces. The program? “The ocean, the climate and us” or “The incredible Gauls” presenting the Gallic civilization. The “Cité” offers a wide range of activities (movies, exhibitions, Explora workshops, library…), which are edutainment and suitable for children from 2 to 12 years old.

La Cité des Sciences de Paris

Situated near the Eiffel Tower, (which is also worth a visit, but it is imperative to pre-book your tour), the Musée du Quai Branly is dedicated to primitive arts and offers several activities specially designed for children and families. 90 minutes narrated visits (6€), workshops (magic objects, African masks, puppets) and itineraries during which children and adults help a guide solve riddles linked to objects from four continents, many activities to learn art in a entertaining way.

Finally, a cruise on the River Seine is a must-do that will leave children and adults with unforgettable memories. It is a unique opportunity to discover the City of Lights from a completely different point of view and is a perfect way to relax and enjoy the scenery after a long day spent exploring the city by foot.

Learn more on the website of our boutique hotels in Paris and discover the Hotel Aiglon’s family rooms in Paris.