Family entertainment in Paris

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

Cinéaqua aquarium enfant | 630x405 | © OTCP - Marc Bertrand I 159-27

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.

Musical Fountains Show at the Palace of Versailles

Celebration | Show - miscellaneous
from 01 April 2017 to 29 October 2017
Château de Versailles Spectacles - Grille du Dragon - Pavillon des Roulettes, Versailles

A majestic walk in the gardens of the Sun King

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.

Christmas lights, avenue des Champs Elysées

Celebration
from 21 November 2016 to 08 January 2017
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - ., Paris

The avenue des Champs-Elysées is decorated with lights and stunning decorations for Christmas and the New Year

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

Livre Paris

Room
from 24 March 2017 to 27 March 2017
Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

Le rendez-vous des lecteurs

Christmas village on La Défense esplanade

Celebration | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 17 November 2016 to 27 December 2016
La Défense et son esplanade - Parvis de la Défense, Paris La Défense

Village over 10,000m ² with more than 300 chalets with traditional arts and crafts, 400 m ² of festive decorations

Fête du cinéma

Festival
from 25 June 2017 to 28 June 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

Paris, a cinematic joy.

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

Cirque Arlette Gruss

Show - circus
from 18 November 2016 to 11 December 2016
Pelouse de Reuilly - Bois de Vincennes, Paris

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the famous Arlette Gruss circus offers us an amazing show

Salon du cheval de Paris, Horse Expo

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 26 November 2016 to 04 December 2016
Paris Nord Villepinte - VIPARIS - 82 avenue des nations - Zac Paris Nord 2, Villepinte

The Salon du Cheval has been putting the spotlight on the world of horses for the last 45 years.

July 14th fireworks display

Celebration
from 14 July 2017 to 14 July 2017
Jardins du Trocadéro - Place du Trocadéro, Paris

Each year Bastille Day, or just le quatorze juillet (14th of July) is celebrated with gusto in Paris.

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