Best Parks to Visit in Paris With Kids
Paris is always a good idea. But did you know that the City of Lights is surrounded by kid-friendly zones? Yes, Paris offers everything from haute couture to stunning outdoor places where you can let your kids go wild. A Paris city break will not only be a special time for you (who doesn’t love a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon with views of the Eiffel Tower?) but it can be a memorable holiday for your kids too.
You just need to let your kids release pent-up energy by taking them to these amazing natural parks in Paris. Have a look at these options.
Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
Let your kids feel the thrill of adventure at this park. It’s full of caves and waterfalls, a high viewpoint, and a suspended bridge. Every kid dreams of discovering a hidden treasure on their adventures. At Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, you’ll be able to let your kids explore its natural 25 hectares freely. And if you’re a botanical aficionado, you’ll be pleased with all the exotic trees and plants that adorn the park.
You can spend the whole day at Parc des Buttes-Chaumont as there are two restaurants to choose from, so the entire family can experience the culinary delights of French cuisine.
Parc André Citroën
Are your kids ‘Up’ fans? Well, today’s your lucky day. At this park you can take your kids for a 150m high ride in a tethered air balloon so they can have a view of the peculiar trees and rare plants, and let their imagination do the rest (subject to weather conditions).
The park has an area of 14 hectares divided into three, it features a ball games area, toboggans, and ping-pong tables. Parc André Citroën is the only green space in Paris that opens directly onto the river, making it a must in every Parisian tourist’s itinerary.
The Jardin d’Acclimatation is another child-friendly park in Paris. The whole family can take a ride aboard a little train as well as a boat tour. Your kids will be captivated by the puppet show and pony rides available at this park. It also offers a wide range of restaurants to take a snack or have a meal, making it the best option for picky kids. But let’s be honest, the French cuisine is simply delicious. Any kid will devour a chocolate crêpe, so you don’t have to worry about them liking the food.
Parc du Champ-de-Mars
This park might not have the best child-friendly zone in Paris, but it stretches all the way from the École Militaire to the Eiffel Tower. So, it’s a must. You can enjoy this park on a family picnic day while admiring the glory of the Eiffel Tower. Let your kids run for a while, have a light meal, take a few family selfies with the tower behind (of course), and you wll all be ready for your next stop, with a typical Parisian postcard.
Jardin du Luxembourg
This astonishing park was created in 1612, inspired by the Boboli Gardens in Florence. Apart from being a historical park, the Jardin du Luxembourg has several child-friendly facilities such as slides, rides and puppets. The whole family can have fun playing with the remote control boats.
The park has several kiosks and two restaurants so you don’t have to worry about food or beverages while you’re there, you’ll only have to worry about having a good time.
La Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes
Located in the heart of Paris, La Ménagerie is one of the oldest zoos in the world. It was created in 1794 and at first, it only hosted animals from fairgrounds and from the Royal zoo of Versailles. Nowadays, its collection features reptiles, bears and big cats. It continues to be a place where animals are taken care of, Including some that are in danger of extinction.
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