Now thinking about the River Seine, why not take a trip down the
river by boat on one of the bateau mouches,
where you can even opt to have lunch or dinner and the evening is a great experience with
the bridges and famous monuments all lit up along the route.
Or you could choose a site seeing tour on an open double decker bus that goes around the
city and one firm called the l'Open Tour buses
has four different routes where you can even get to see places like the Sacre-Coeur Basilica. We can assure you
that these are definitely a lot more fun than negotiating the metro with young children
and they will actually appreciate the travelling. But you cannot forget about
walking along the Champs Elysees with its famous shops and one that will delight all
members of the family is the Häagen-Dazs ice cream
Yet if you feel like taking a day trip to the outskirts of Paris, then there are some
wonderful places that all the family can enjoy from the Safari Park at the Parc Zoologique de Thoiry, which also has a
beautiful chateau and a unique interactive maze. If you are into outdoor activities
the Base Regionale de Loisirs de Saint
Quentin en Yvelines will be great for experiencing things like fishing, golf, sailing, a
wave pool, quad biking, karting and even a tree top adventure centre called the Paris Ouest Aventure.
France Miniature theme park is a map of
France in miniature showing all the famous monuments and landmarks throughout France and
is great for a bit of education and fun, yet you may wish to take a short trip to the
famous Chateau de Versailles, where you can even
experience an equestrian show or
fountain show on specific days during the summer months, or why not visit one of the other
castles and chateaux around Paris.
And yes, you have the theme parks like Disneyland
Paris and Parc Asterix, which we have
all heard about, but there is also the Mer de Sable,
which has a wild west theme where you can see shows, yet if you prefer wildlife rather
than wild rides, you can watch eagles in flight along with tree top walks at the Espace Rambouillet.
But what about in bad weather, we hear you asking. Well, Paris is a city that has it
all, with a wide variety of entertainment and
activities available for all ages. So where do we start! Ok, you could think
about a visit to the Cite de Sciences and
experience the Geode, or different interactive experiments, then venture into the L'Argonaute submarine that sits just
A circus is often a good option for all the family and there are two main circuses in
Paris, called the Cirque Diana Moreno Bormann
and the Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione,
however temporary circuses often set up in the parks and gardens around Paris. Plus
you can even get trapeze lessons and see shows
at the Club Med World, but for the older members
of your family, Club Med World also has a nightclub.
But, perhaps you would prefer to see a magic show at the Double Fond. Maybe a trip to the theatre
is more up your street and there are so many to choose from and some cater for children's
entertainment like the Theatre Equestre Zingaro
or the Lady of Canton Pirate Cabaret.
Perhaps an aquarium would interest you and your family and in the centre of Paris there is
the incredible CineAqua that has the largest
viewing screen in the world also used a stage backdrop or you have the incredible Sea Life Val d'Europe, that is situated near to
For young children PlayMobil is a great place
where they can actually play with different PlayMobil toys set out in different themes, or
for older children and teenagers the large leisure centre, Aquaboulevard in the heart of Paris will
keep everyone entertained with the flumes, wave pool and jacuzzi's.
Paris has so many activities we could never mention them all, but this will have no doubt
given you a bit more of an insight into a city that caters for all ages so you can plan
your holiday in Paris and get the most out of it.