Learn and have fun with the family in Paris!

Paris is packed with family outings where parents and children can learn together

Children’s games are not just for children! Paris is packed with family outings where parents and children can learn together. Here’s an overview.

Rediscover nature

Aquarium de Paris - Cinéaqua © OTCP - DR

It’s possible for young Parisians to learn about nature, and not just from books! Head to the Ecole du Breuil, in the bois de Vincennes. One of the main features of this remarkable garden is a 12-hectare arboretum with 1,300 trees. By the end of your visit, your children will know everything about the 800 species of trees, deciduous and conifers … and so will you!

From plant life to marine life; Paris has one of the most spectacular aquariums in Europel, Aquarium de Paris with its 43 tanks dedicated to the French coast. The perfect opportunity to see some of France’s aquatic wildlife, from the Seine to the West Indies, Tahiti and New Caledonia.


Delve into Parisian heritage

Vedettes de Paris - Paris Montparnasse

Still Paris, but this time from the Seine: Vedettes de Paris takes you on a cruise to explore the mysteries of Paris. A guide who specializes in working with children will tell the story of the city and its monuments. An hour-long trip full of surprises and new discoveries for adults as well as children.

Explore culture as a family

Institut du Monde Arabe - Salle hypostyle, Paris © OTCP

Write your own comic strip, learn the basics of sculpture, photograph an artwork … The Louvre Museum offers workshops specially designed for parents and children wanting to learn about art as a family.

If you want to get acquainted with contemporary Moroccan art, the Arab World Institute (IMA) is the place for you. The workshop created for the the exhibition on contemporary Morocco "Le Maroc contemporain", gives children and parents the chance to create an artwork based on elements of everyday life.

As for the Palais de Tokyo, you can have fun together with its interactive family tours.

Parents and children share their impressions of the contemporary art around weird and wonderful themes proposed by a museum educator. Great family moments guaranteed!



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