Where better to kick off your family holiday to Paris and discover first-hand the magic of the City of Light than the city’s centre? With stunning architecture, monuments, and iconic cultural sites, the arrondissements circling the heart of the French capital are home to a whole host of unmissable spots that will be loved by kids and grownups alike.
And, to help make planning your trip that bit simpler, the Paris Passlib’ includes activities, visits and a transport pass.
Become budding historians and archeologists at the Louvre Museum
Tell them that they are going to start with a visit to the former residence of the kings of France, and that over the last two centuries this palace has become one of the biggest museums in the world. Admire collections from ancient Egypt, and ancient Greece and Roman times, paintings and sculptures dating back from the Middle Ages to the 19th century: 35,000 works in total, including the famous Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci! This exciting world, free for under 18s, offers several special activities for families, from narrated or themed visits to archeology workshops and travel journals, to name just a few.
Discover Paris aboard a double-decker bus
Next on the list, climb aboard a double-decker bus run by Big Bus Paris or Opentour by Cityvision and embark on a journey to discover the riches of the French capital. Pick a circuit suited to what you want to see, enjoy the guided tour available in no fewer than 10 languages and get off at the stops that interest you for a bite to eat or a quick visit – perfect for discovering the city’s must-see spots with your kids without tiring out their little legs!
Experience Paris like never before – from above!
For the more adventurous, why not take a flight over Paris in virtual reality? FlyView is an attraction like no other in the world: a flight simulator that lets you soar over the rooftops and marvel at a 360° view of Paris in stunning VR. Share this sensational and unforgettable experience with your family as you fly over the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées!
Marvel at mirages and meet incredible figures at the Musée Grévin
A marble staircase leads up to the Hall of Mirrors, a unique sound and light show created for the World Fair of 1900. Then, 250 celebrities await you: movie stars, sporting legends, heroes from the past … These larger-than-life figures are sculpted and moulded in wax and resin and are completed with make-up, clothing, and their own meticulously-reconstructed setting. Charlie Chaplin, Lady Gaga, Lionel Messi, Marie-Antoinette, Ryan Gosling, Barack Obama, and many others are present, ready to be snapped with you for a photo souvenir. Discover the secrets behind their creation with the museum’s ‘discovery' tour.
Find these activities and many more in the Paris Passlib’