Paris for babies and toddlers

Paris is a family-friendly city with lots of activities for babies and toddlers.

Well-being for babies in Paris

Babies, like adults, can have a massage or take part in gyms sessions specially adapted to their age. A made-to-measure programme to help them grow up in an enjoyable way.

The activity centre Gymboree organizes a range of child development workshops (motor skills, music …) for kids aged from 0 to 6. Parents enjoy accompanying their children during the workshops and watching their progress.

And for new-born babies, the Espace Weleda in central Paris organizes massage workshops for babies. Gentle massage techniques to use every day to create a special bond with your child are taught to parents.

Stories for young children in Paris

The imagination is at work from birth. To help young children construct their own world, early-learning reading activities are offered throughout the city.

The magazine for children Tralalire and the Atelier de la Bonne Graine, for example, organize workshops for children aged 2 to 6. Fun and didactic, they take place on the first Saturday of each month. Pre-booking necessary.

Another place for tiny tots is the Poule Mouillette, a Parisian tea room with warm and friendly decor. Kids can enjoy a delicious snack in the play area and parents will find interesting items for baby in the shop. What’s more, on two Wednesdays each month the two owners organize a story time session for children with nursery rhymes, little stories and hand games … Plenty of fun to help youngsters from the age of 3 discover the world.

An introduction to artistic creation for babies in Paris

It is never too early to discover the world of art. Cultural establishments in Paris offer quality artistic programmes for young children.


Koko Cabane © DR

At the Philharmonie de Paris, introduction to music workshops are held on Wednesday and Friday. These workshops aimed at babies aged from 3 months to children aged 3 are a great family experience. Parents accompany their child as they take their first musical steps and take part in memory games based on musical instruments.

Based on Montessori pedagogy, the ‘musical moments’ workshops at Koko Cabane offer an initiation into sound and touch (via musical instruments) for young children accompanied by their parents. The emphasis is on song and dance through simple rhythms.

Philharmonie de Paris Adhérent

Museum
221 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris, 75019
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The Philharmonie de Paris is the new musical heart of the capital. The new building was designed by architect Jean Nouvel. Beside......

Maison de la Radio Adhérent

Concert hall
116 avenue du Président-Kennedy, Paris, 75016
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An iconic place since the 1960's, the Maison de la Radio is a building that strongly represents image and fame. Located on the......

Poule Mouillette

Souvenirs - toys
13 rue des Récollets, Paris, 75010

Poule Mouillette is a pretty, atypical boutique for children, which offers vintage items and creation pieces ideal as birthday......

Théâtre Atelier de la Bonne Graine

Concert hall
16 passage de la Bonne Graine, Paris, 75011

The Atelier de la Bonne Graine has hosted contemporary puppet shows for children since 1999. The programme includes children's......

Espace Weleda

Jeu et détente
10 avenue Franklin Roosevelt, Paris, 75008

This German brand, a pioneer in natural cosmetics, has opened an establishment in a real gem of a setting, dedicated to nature.......

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