To begin, read our Top 10 practical tips to make traveling with kids a breeze in Paris, on our blog HERE
1. Secret Garden: Jardin du Palais-Royale
5 mins from the Louvre, away from the street, read favourite kids books and enjoy a drink in peace. There's a lovely fountain, place to stroll under perfectly manicured trees, casual garden cafes, and ‘Daniel Buren’s’ striped columns are perfect for a game of ‘Tag’. 38 rue Montpensier 75001 www.monuments-nationaux.fr
2. Magic Shows @ Musee de la Magique.
Artifacts and equipment used for magical purposes, optical illusions and special effects. 20euro entry includes 20min magic show. 11 rue saint Paul 75004. Open Wed, Sat, Sun 2-7pm www.museedelamagie.com
3. Parks and Picnics
4. Fun Eateries
Café Grenadine. Kids café with reading corner, play area with toys, arts & crafts and gourmet shop, creative workshops, baby massage and baby carrying classes. 161 Ave Maine, 75014
Les 400 Coups. With an indoor play area adjoining the main restaurant, a variety of activities, workshops for kids and a child-sized dining area complete with smaller-scale chairs, tables, meals are scaled-down versions. 12 rue de la Villette, 75019
5. Kids Shops
2. Un Zebra Au Grenier - Charming toy shop. Baby-wear, books and pre-loved toys. 16 rue Villiers de L’Isle Adam 75020. www.unzebraaugrenier.fr
6. Paris Beaches
Musee Poupee – For the girls a private French doll museum. FREE. Open Tues to Sat 10am-6pm. 22 rue Beauborg www.museedelapoupeeparis.com
Cites des Enfants. A museum designed to help children develop/discover the world around them and introduce them to science/technology. 30 av Corentin-Cariou www.cite-sciences
8. See the Eiffel Tower at night
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