Family entertainment in Paris

Paris and its surroundings offer numerous events and recreational activities, designed with children in mind.

Cinéaqua, Paris © OTCP - Marc Bertrand

In Paris, many places specialize in activities for children. Puppet shows, circuses, magicians, storytellers, and singers … So many quality performances for great family outings! Once again this year, there is a huge choice for little ones.

And cultural surprises are in store for kids too with big exhibitions, as well as trade shows. Like the famous and much-loved ‘Pestacles’ children’s festival at the Parc Floral, the majority of shows outdoors (Paris Plages, Festival Paris Quartier d’Eté, etc.) are open to children and are the opportunity to get together for a family picnic.

Finally, the Art workshops at some museums such as the Louvre, Orsay, the Musée en Herbe, the Palais de Tokyo and the Centre Pompidou, may make your kids into famous artists.Paris has so much choice to keep children occupied, familiarize them with art, and offer them many wonderful surprises!

Throughout the year 2016, you’ll find a selection of top events for all the family.

Baby Animals, Tiny Heroes

Exhibition
from 19 April 2016 to 20 August 2017
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 30 avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris

The exhbition that traces the evolution of the life of animals so that children can follow their own

The Big Wheel at Place de la Concorde

Celebration
from 11 November 2016 to 15 May 2017
Place de la Concorde - ., Paris

Each year, as Christmas approaches, the Big Wheel is set up on the Place de la Concorde.

Foire du Trône

Celebration
from 31 March 2017 to 28 May 2017
Pelouse de Reuilly - Bois de Vincennes, Paris

Some 350 attractions on more than 10 hectares of land at the Pelouse de Reuilly.

Internationational Aeronautical and Space Fair

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 19 June 2017 to 25 June 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

Taking place every two years, the International Aeronautical and Space Fair is to be hosted in Paris-Le Bourget.

Cirque Bormann Moreno

Show - circus
from 01 January 2015 to 31 December 2016
Cirque Bormann Moreno - 1 place Skanderbeg, Paris

Every year this traditional and family circus, the Cirque Bormann Moreno, is popular with the public

Le grand feu de Saint-Cloud

Show - miscellaneous
from 12 September 2015 to 12 September 2015
Domaine de Saint-Cloud - Domaine national de Saint-Cloud, Saint-Cloud

The biggest fireworks display in Europe.

Windows displays at Bon Marché Rive Gauche

Celebration
From November 2016
Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche - 24 rue de Sèvres, Paris

Christmas decorations, enchanting, poetic and utterly magical scenes in the windows of the Bon Marché Rive Gauche

Champs-Elysées Christmas Market

Celebration | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
End of November 2015 - January 2016
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - ., Paris

Authentic chalets line the Champs-Elysées between the Rond-point and Place de la Concorde

Italie 2 Christmas Market

Celebration | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
November - December 2015
Italie 2 - 30 avenue d'Italie, Paris

The Italie 2 shopping centre is encircled by 20 or so chalets for Christmas.

Saint Germain des Prés Village of Father Christmas

Celebration | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
December 2015
Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés - 3 place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris

Autour de l'église Saint-Germain-des-Prés, une trentaine de cabanes décorées accueillent le village du Père Noël

Christmas market at Notre Dame Cathedral

Celebration | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 12 December 2015 to 23 December 2015
Square René Viviani - 2 rue du Fouarre, Paris

A Christmas market with more than forty craftsmen, makers of clothes and accessories, sculptors...

Christmas at the Château de Breteuil

Celebration
from 19 December 2015 to 03 January 2016
Château de Breteuil - Allée du Château, Choisel

The Château de Breteuil has just been trimmed up with festive decorations, lights and lots of Christmas activities