Paris, the city of love, culture and the capital of France is definitely worth a visit. Would you like to go high up on the Eiffel Tower, visit the Louvre or just enjoy the flair of the big city? Whether in love or not, with children or sometimes without, there is something for everyone with the large number of sights and offers. Find out more about what Paris has to offer on a city break, especially with children!
With over 2 million inhabitants, the city can of course also be loud, large and confusing. A first A rough city map with the arrondissements provides orientation, the Seine divides the city and the major sights are not far from the banks of the Seine.
With child to Paris: the journey
In principle you have several options to get to Paris. By own car, by bus, by train or by plane. We recommend that you travel with the kids with the two most convenient options, i.e. by train or plane.
By train to Paris
Of different The TVG or an ICE travels to stations in southern Germany in a few hours to Paris, the Thalys express train starts in Cologne and the surrounding area. So if you want to do without the plane, you will certainly find a suitable and, with a little luck, very cheap connection.
TGV and ICE arrive at Gare de l’Est, Thalys goes to Gare du Nord. From there, the metro continues. Tip: Thalys special tariff for traveling with children
By plane to Paris
Most airlines such as Eurowings, Lufthansa, Air France and GermanWings land at Paris Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG), the other possible airport is Paris Orly. You can get to the city from both airports by public transport, preferably by S-Bahn (RER), in about 30 minutes. A taxi from CDG costs around € 50, from Orly it is a little cheaper. In the morning or at the weekend you have to expect a slightly higher taxi price.
Out and about in Paris
Driving into the city by car makes little sense and the subway network in the city center allows you to walk short distances from the station to your destination. Children under the age of 4 travel for free, otherwise there are 10 tickets (carnet) for children and adults, which you can stamp individually on each trip. Zones 1-3 are central Paris, 1-5 also include airports, Versailles and Disneyland. You can see the map of the subway here.
Paris with children: sights for the whole family
Paris offers countless possibilities, in addition to the well-known sights, you can especially the many with children free offers use. In the parks and on the Seine, the little ones feel at home in the big city and in many museums you do not pay admission for children. On the first Sunday of the month everyone is free to enter the museums and the churches and cathedrals like the basilica Sacré-Coeur de Montmatre and Notre-Dame are also free to marvel at.
Without Eiffel tower you weren’t in Paris, so head to the city’s landmark! With the elevator it goes up and with the bigger K >Tip: It is therefore advisable, if possible, not to go to Paris with children during the main summer vacation periods and to buy the tickets online.
Paris has many Museums and to offer cultural events. There are several interactive exhibitions for the kids, for example the cité des enfants in the cité des sciences et de l’industrie. There is once an exhibition for the little ones from 2-7 years and also one from 5-12 years. The information is unfortunately only in French, but there is a lot to experience and discover.
The His flows through the middle of the city and the view from the water always has something special. Sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and Hotel de Ville can be easily admired from the deck of a ship and the journey takes approximately one hour.
You can find information and tickets online here, for example.
The K >cheapest price option is to book a ticket for a day and a park. On this page you get much more information about all attractions and current offers.
Also great when you are in Paris with children: the popular ones Hop-on hop-off bus tours, with which you can easily and conveniently get an overview of the city. Or you can get out where you like (and continue driving afterwards). Especially with small children, the bus tours are a great way to get from A to B! You can already secure tickets online here.
Playgrounds in Paris
If you need a break from sightseeing and are looking for a green spot in the big city, you are in good hands in the city’s parks. For the children there is usually a playground or other opportunities to play and run around. In the Jardin du Luxembourg we were particularly impressed by the puppet theater. And if you know the story beforehand, you can watch the wonderful puppet show without any language skills.
Not far from the Louvre you can see the Mona Lisa relax wonderfully in the Jardin des Tuileries.
Paris is expensive, whether it’s food or a hotel, but there are also family-friendly restaurants and cafes in Paris. In the Les 400 Coups, the children are in the foreground, an extra play area invites you to run around and try things out and the delicious, fresh dishes taste great for all ages.
Perhaps it is a good idea to choose other forms of accommodation in Paris. If you have not accidentally booked a cheap hotel offer or a trip with a hotel, it is worth taking a look at the private accommodations of AirBnb (you will get 20 EUR from us) or fewo-direkt.de. Then you can use the kitchen at the same time and you don’t have to rely on expensive restaurants all the time.
For a safe feeling on vacation, we have this category for you with all pediatricians, hospitals and pharmacies!
Budget tip: the Paris Pass
With the Paris Pass, you only pay 1x and then have free entry to the most beautiful attractions in Paris (over 60!). It is available for two, four or six days.
Your advantages with the Paris Pass:
- No queues at the best spots in Paris
- Free use of public transport in zones 1 to 3 of Paris (metro and public buses)
- including free city map
- Hop-on hop-off tour ticket for 1 day
- Additionally: special offers and benefits in selected restaurants and shops
See all Paris spots
We have over 200 kid-friendly places for you in Paris. You can also easily view them with our free app!
And if you still have your own great places that you would like to recommend to others, you can quickly enter them here. We already say THANK YOU!!
Paris travel guide
For example, you can find the best travel guides for Paris here.
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