Family outings

To keep children busy and spend an unforgettable holiday with your family in Paris, here is a selection of original and recreational ideas. Zoo, circus, poney ride, rental of small wooden boats, there is something for every age and budget so have fun !

Cirque d'Hiver de Paris

Built in 1852, the Cirque d'Hiver de Paris belongs today to the Bouglione Family, one of the most famous families in the circus world of France. Every weekend in winter (and in the week on school holidays), clowns, tightrope walkers, acrobats, lion-tamers present an incredible show - and renewed every year ! - for children and adults delight. Attention mesdames et messieurs, dans un instant le spectacle va commencer !

Practical informations
Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione
110, rue Amelot
Paris 11th district

Rates
minimum 24.50€

Info and reservation
Schedule and reservations on line on the official website : http://www.cirquedhiver.com

Cirque d'Hiver de Paris

Children's cité

Created with the assistance of la Cité des Sciences de la Villette, la Cité des Enfants is a place for games and discoveries of science and techniques. From 2 till 12 years old, it shows children the animal world, construction (of a big building site), robots or even media with a real TV studio, and loads of recreational activities. During the visit, parents guide, explain and participate to what will be a unforgettable experience for the family !

Practical informations
Address
30, avenue Corentin Cariou
Paris 19th district
Metro: Porte de la Villette (line7)

Opening times
Monday to Saturday from 10am till 6pm (up to 7pm on Sundays).

Length
Each session lasts 1h30 during which time children can freely explore all the different worlds.

Rates
- 6 € per person
Tickets also give access to a movie in 3D at the cinema Louis-Lumière.

Reservations
It is highly recommended to book your tickets in advance on la Cité des Sciences' website, especially during school hoilidays : www.cite-sciences.fr

Children's cité

The Zoo from the Jardin des Plantes

Situated in the heart of Paris in the center of the Jardin des Plantes, its zoo is one of the oldest zoological gardens in the world. In a 5 hectares park you will discover a thousand species ; mammals (monkeys, panthers, horses, rodents), birds (vulture and birds of prey) or even reptiles (giant turtles, crocodiles, serpents). A zoo where you will essentially see small and average sized spices very often threatened to go extinct.

Practical informations
How to get there
Rue Buffon and rue Cuvier
Paris 5th district
Metro : Austerlitz (line 5), Jussieu (line 10) or Censier and Dauberton (line7)

Opening times
Monday to Sunday from 9am till 5pm. Open on bank holidays too !

Rates
- Adults : 8 €
- Children (4 up to 13) : 6 €
- Free for children under 4

Feeding of animals
Big cats are publicly fed on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

The Zoo from the Jardin des Plantes

The Jardin d'Acclimatation

Open every day of the year, the Jardin d'Acclimatation is much more than a garden. There, you will make the most of rides and activities made for children and adults like a little train, an enchanted river, shaping mirrors, a puppet show and radio-controlled boats that will no doubt please fathers... A massive green spot in Paris to spend a day relaxing with your family.

Practical informations
How to get there
Bois de Boulogne
Paris 16th district
Metro : Les Sablons (line 1)

Opening times
April to September : 10am till 7pm
October to March : 10am till 6pm

Rates
- Full price : 2,90€
- Free for children under 3

CAUTION : Most of the rides in the park must be paid for. We advise you to buy tickets (32 € for 15 tickets, 48 € for 25 tickets) which will give you access to practically all the rides.

The Jardin d'Acclimatation

Tuileries garden

Situated between place de la Concorde, rue de rivoli, the Palais du Louvre and the river Seine, the Jardin des tuileries is the oldest and most important French style garden of Paris. With its massive treed alleys, lovely lawns and ponds, it welcomes each day thousands of visitors who enjoy walking around, relaxing on a chair by a pond (freely lent to the public) or admire one of the many contemporary sculptures of the park.
 

Situated between place de la Concorde, rue de rivoli, the Palais du Louvre and the river Seine, the Jardin des tuileries is the oldest and most important French style garden of Paris. With its massive treed alleys, lovely lawns and ponds, it welcomes each day thousands of visitors who enjoy walking around, relaxing on a chair by a pond (freely lent to the public) or admire one of the many contemporary sculptures of the park.
  For children, several (paying) activities are proposed like pony rides, trampolines, a ride, or even radio-controlled boats. You will also find two refreshment stalls and two restaurants to have lunch or coffee in a lovely environment.

Tuileries garden