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Kid-friendly attractions in Paris

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Paris has got to be one of the greatest destinations in the world. With its reputation as a city of lights and romance, it has so many tourist attractions that no one can ever miss them at all. With its rich history and awe-inspiring beauty, indeed, there’s so much to explore in Paris.

Families from different parts of the world visit Paris every single day. Of course, the children’s tastes are different from that of an adult’s. Looking for a place where they will enjoy can be a little daunting. To help you with the places for your kids to go to, here are the top 5 destinations for kids in Paris.

1. The Eiffel Tower

Definitely, the Eiffel Tower is a good place to visit. You can have your child see the great expanse and ambiance of Paris way up in elevations, looking over a great view of the city. Truly a marvel of engineering and the most recognizable icon of Paris itself, the Eiffel Tower, standing at around 300 meters high, is an absolute must for any tourist’s checklist.

2. Cité des Sciences de Paris La Villette

Also, a good place to go to is the Cite des Sciences et de l’Industrie of the Parc de la Villette in Paris 19th Arrondissement. This fun hands-on science museum, which is the biggest of its kind in all of Europe, will surely fascinate your child with its many exhibits in the fields of biology, anatomy, chemistry, physics, astronomy, among others. Expect your child’s learning to be further enriched by these massive scientific and astronomical collections.

3. Centre Georges Pompidou

Another great destination would be the Centre Georges Pompidou (or Centre Beaubourg), a museum located in Paris 4th Arrondissement. It has a wonderful collection of modern art within its uniquely designed building. Aside from paintings and sculptures, it also has cinema, concerts, and children’s activities. This is a perfect way of initiating social interaction in your kids.

4. A cruise on the river Seine

Don’t miss out taking a ferry to the Seine River. This UNESCO World Heritage site is known for its majestic beauty and splendor. Taking a leisure stroll on its shorelines will help your kids appreciate the beauty of nature. What’s more, there’s no need for you to pay any fee, unless you’re going to take a boat ride. Thus, fun and economy work hand in hand when you’re in the Seine.

5. Disneyland Paris

Finally, the ultimate children’s destination in the area is Disneyland Resort Paris. Located at Marne-la-Vallée at the eastern suburbs of Paris, it is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Europe today. It is open all year round, features two theme parks, an entertainment district, and seven hotels, and is visited by around 14 million people every year.

Take some time off and visit the sights and sounds of Paris to experience the marvel and the grandeur that can never be experienced anywhere else in the world. Let your child bring back home wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. With these destinations in mind, your child is sure to enjoy Paris to the fullest.

Picture of Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland Paris originally posted by mike (el madrileno)

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Venere Travel Blog writer milafel hope awe

Milafel Hope Awe is a freelance writer, copy editor, and SEO specialist. In her free time, she enjoys going out with friends and her family or simply lounging in a quiet corner with a cup of green tea in hand and a torn but good book in the other.

2 responses to “Kid-friendly attractions in Paris”

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  1. hombrelobo says:
    April 5th, 2008 at 14:43

    I have to dissagree on the River Seine … I tried and it was horrible … too crowded. I took a video (in Spanish, sorry):

  2. Mandy Hussing says:
    August 6th, 2008 at 19:15

    Found this website that has lots of Paris activities for kids:

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