Family Itinerary for Paris

Family Itinerary for Paris

**Day 1: Introduction to Paris** -

**Morning: Eiffel Tower** -

Start your day early at one of the most iconic landmarks in the world.

Visit the Eiffel Tower, and consider booking tickets in advance to skip the lines.

There’s also a carousel nearby that children might enjoy.

Have breakfast at a nearby café. - **Afternoon: Seine River Cruise** - Walk over to the banks of the Seine for a relaxing river cruise. Many companies offer cruises that start near the Eiffel Tower. This is a great way to see many of Paris's most famous sights from a unique perspective without tiring little legs. - **Evening: Trocadéro Gardens** - Enjoy dinner at one of the family-friendly restaurants in the area. Afterward, visit the Trocadéro Gardens for beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower and spacious areas for kids to play. **Day 2: Art and Culture** - **Morning: Louvre
Image of Louvre in Paris Museum** - Head to the Louvre
Image of Louvre in Paris early to beat the crowds. Focus on child-friendly exhibits, like the Egyptian antiquities or the Greek mythology sculptures. Don't miss the Mona Lisa and the armless beauty, the Venus de Milo. - **Afternoon: Tuileries Garden** - Have lunch in the museum or at a nearby café and then take a short walk to the Tuileries Garden. Here, the kids can ride the famous old carousel and rent sailboats to push around the fountain. - **Evening: Montmartre
Image of Montmartre in Paris** - Head to Montmartre
Image of Montmartre in Paris and grab dinner at a cozy bistro. After dinner, explore this charming neighborhood with a visit to the Sacré-Cœur Basilica and enjoy magnificent views of the city. **Day 3: Science and Nature** - **Morning: Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie** - Visit Europe's largest science museum, located in Parc de la Villette. This museum is highly interactive and perfect for children, featuring exhibits on space, technology, and sound. Don’t miss the planetarium and submarine! - **Afternoon: Parc de la Villette** - Have lunch at the park, and then let the kids play in one of the many thematic playgrounds. Consider a visit to the Cité des Enfants within the park, specifically designed for kids with hands-on activities. - **Evening: Optional Cultural Show** - Depending on the availability and interest, you could book tickets for a child-friendly show or performance. **Day 4: Historic Paris** - **Morning: Notre Dame Cathedral and Île de la Cité** - Explore the historic heart of Paris starting with the Notre Dame Cathedral. While the interior may still be under restoration, the exterior remains impressive. Also, visit the nearby Sainte-Chapelle
Image of Sainte-Chapelle in Paris with its stunning stained-glass windows. - **Afternoon: Luxembourg Gardens** - Head to the Luxembourg Gardens for lunch and let the kids enjoy the large playground, vintage carousel, and puppet shows. Don’t miss the chance to see the model sailboats on the grand basin. - **Evening: Latin Quarter** - Stroll through the Latin Quarter, grab dinner, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere. Consider a treat like gelato from one of the local spots. **Day 5: Adventure and Relaxation** - **Morning: Disneyland Paris** - Spend your day at Disneyland Paris, which is about an hour away by train. This is a fantastic treat for kids and a good change of pace with familiar and exotic rides and attractions. - **Evenale: Relax in Paris** - After returning from Disneyland, depending on your energy levels, have a relaxed dinner near your hotel and maybe a leisurely walk to recap your adventures in Paris. **Additional Tips:** - **Transportation**: Consider purchasing a Paris Visite travel pass for easy access to the Metro, buses, and some trains. - **Accommodation**: Stay in a central location to minimize travel time and maximize rest periods, especially important for young children. - **Cultural Norms**: Remember, dining out in Paris is often later than in many other cultures, so plan accordingly or seek out eateries that cater to tourists and children for earlier meals. This itinerary blends significant cultural icons with playful, interactive experiences, ensuring that both kids and adults have an enriching and memorable visit to Paris.