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.

Les Pestacles Festival

Festival
from 07 June 2017 to 27 September 2017
Parc Floral de Paris - Jardin botanique de la Ville de Paris - Esplanade du château de Vincennes - Route de la Pyramide, Paris

Every year from June to September, the Parc Floral in Paris plays host to Les Pestacles, a festival for kids and their families.

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

Paris Plages

Celebration | Festival
from 08 July 2017 to 03 September 2017
Tout Paris - ., Paris

Over the summer, Paris becomes a seaside resort with the Paris Plages (Paris Beaches) event.

Les Pestacles Festival

Festival
from 07 June 2017 to 27 September 2017
Parc Floral de Paris - Jardin botanique de la Ville de Paris - Esplanade du château de Vincennes - Route de la Pyramide, Paris

Every year from June to September, the Parc Floral in Paris plays host to Les Pestacles, a festival for kids and their families.

LaPlage de Glazart

Festival | Modern music
from 08 June 2017 to 30 September 2017
Glazart - 7-15 avenue de la Porte de la Villette, Paris

Glazart celebrates summer with music and fine sand.

Opéra Côté Cour festival

Festival | Show - opera
June to September 2017
Bercy Village - Cour Saint-Émilion, Paris

Completely free and outdoors, the event presents opera in the form of short performances.

Et 20 l’été

Festival | Show - miscellaneous | Show - theatre
June 2018
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

The street arts festival returns for its 8th edition in the 20th arrondissement of Paris.

Imagine Van Gogh

Exhibition
from 23 June 2017 to 10 September 2017
Grande Halle de La Villette - Parc de la Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

An immersive digital exhibition of Van Gogh’s masterpieces

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

Festival Musique en l'Ile

Festival | Classical music
from 25 June 2017 to 27 August 2017
Église Saint-Louis-en-l'Île - 19 bis rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Île, Paris

Musique en l'Ile offers a rich and varied programme including Corsican polyphony, Russian popular songs, secular music...

Fête du cinéma

Festival
June 2018
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

Paris, a cinematic joy.

Night at Les Invalides

Show - miscellaneous | Celebration
from 06 July 2017 to 02 September 2017
Hôtel national des Invalides - Esplanade des Invalides, Paris

The monumental sound and light show is back!