It’s now the second half of the summer vacation and, whilst some families are enjoying the south, some of us are enjoying a more quiet Paris. The second part of our “must-do”s with children this summer vacation in Paris:
Tokyo Olympics: Fan Zone in Paris Trocadero Gardens
Jardin du Trocadero
We only have a few more days left of the Tokyo Olympics, so in the next couple days you need to rush down to Jardin du Trocadero before the 8th of August 2021! In the lead up to Paris 2024, the City of Paris have set up a fan zone, offering live broadcast of the Olympics, as well as the opportunity to get involved in games and sports including 3x3 basketball, canoeing, cycling, judo, rugby. There's so much for children to enjoy (even for our competitive parents and nannies!).
On the 8th of August, come to watch the closing ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics and the handover for Paris 2024.
Photos from left to right from @mahtieuc, @shuzuiyukinobu, @annehidalgo
Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
It’s needless to say The Louvre is full of endless springboards to immerse children in art and history! With some 35,000 works of art, the Louvre can be a tiresome experience for children (but for adults too!) To ensure you have an enjoyable visit, have a look at their ‘Discover’ section and pick a trial to follow.
Use your visit to inspire your children to engage in making their own art! Be inspired by some of the famous works of art in the world! Take photos, bring a sketchbook, make drawings and imitate sculptures.
Full price (online) € 17
Full price (on-site) € 15 (limited number and off)
Children - free
Reservation required online (no charge) or on site at distributors.
Open Wednesday to Monday. (Closed Tuesdays) from 9h00 to 18h00
Grande Galerie de l'Évolution
36 Rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire, 75005 Paris
The Galérie de l’Evolution is one of the many parts of the enormous Muséum National de l’Histoire Naturelle (Natural History Museum). This place is phenomenal! As you enter, you have the skeleton of a southern right whale hanging above you, leading you into a marine-themed space. The first floor takes you into the African savanna. A huge, life-sized display - try to guess who eats who. Watch too, as the entire museum goes through the different times of the day. The lighting takes you from dawn to sunset.
Full price (online) € 9
Under 26years old - free
Aquarium de Paris - Cinéaqua
Trocadero Gardens, 5 Av. Albert de Mun, 75016 Paris
Cinéaqua is home to an infinite variety of marine species, including clownfish, stingrays and sharks. In fact, it has the largest shark tank in France with 38 sharks! Situated just near Trocadero, in the 16th district, this is the perfect place to emerge yourself and your children in a sea world. It’s perfectly adapted to children and there is even a stroking pond with carp and goldfish!
Adult (over 13 years old) € 24,50
Enfants (3-12years old inclusive) € 17
Photos from left to right from instagram, @colo122, things-to-do.com/paris