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 2017, you’ll find a selection of top events for all the family.

Bear species!

Exhibition
from 12 October 2016 to 19 June 2017
Grande Galerie de l'Évolution - Muséum national d 'Histoire naturelle - 36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Paris

Everything you ever wanted to know about bears

The International Paris Air Show

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 19 June 2017 to 25 June 2017
Paris le Bourget - VIPARIS - Parc des Expositions, Le Bourget

Taking place every two years, the International Paris Air Show is held at Paris-Le Bourget.

Fête des Tuileries

Celebration
from 24 June 2017 to 27 August 2017
Jardin des Tuileries - Place de la Concorde, Paris

Children and adults, Parisians and visitors all enjoy the sixty or so attractions at this two-month-long funfair

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

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

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

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

Musique côté jardins

Festival | Classical music | Jazz music | Show - miscellaneous
From May to October 2016
Tout Paris - ., Paris

From May to October, the city of Paris organises numerous festivals in its parks and gardens : theatre, concerts, shows