But the truth is, going to Paris with kids is easy, fun, and gives them an excellent initial experience of traveling abroad. And it also gives you a chance to see the City of Light from a whole new perspective!
First, there are the parks throughout the city. So many of the big parks have extensive children's areas and activities, whether it's the toy sailboat rentals for the pond in the Tuileries or the Dragon Garden playground at the Parc de la Villette. And even if there are no organized features, they're still a great place to let them run around and blow off steam before sitting down to dinner.
For those children who like adventure, the Catacombs of Paris offer 1800 miles of creepy, cool ambience and stories they can take back home to their friends. And another underground adventure – at least part of the way – is a boat tour of the Canal Saint-Martin. You have to wear a hardhat with a lamp on it as you pass through the underground canal locks!
And then there's the food. Yes, French fries abound (although they're called frites), and there are crepe sellers on every corner as well as macarons and all manner of sugary goodness. Don't miss Berthillon, the famous ice cream maker, on the Île Saint-Louis.
Tours & Tickets
Put together your perfect day in Paris and see the sights that you want to see on this full-day tour with a private local guide! Customized entirely on your ... Read more
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
Get both skip-the-line and behind-the-scenes access to Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower and learn about its history in an engaging and original way on this ... Read more
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
Girls, are you looking for something that just screams "I got this in Paris"? Make your best friends green with envy when you arrive home from your ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
Travel back to medieval times with this Seine River cruise and dinner combo in Paris. Admire famous waterfront attractions including Notre-Dame Cathedral, the ... Read more