Paris is a fantastic city to visit with kids and offers much to an adventurous and curious family. An abundance of parks and green spaces to play in. Great neighborhoods to explore. Narrow alleyways and cobblestoned streets to wander down. And a fantastic metro system to whisk every one around to the city's highlights.  Hotels for families in Paris  can be a challenge to discover, and the city certainly will offer a few trials to visitors with young children, but with the right attitude and a spunky spirit Paris will inspire both young and old.

Here are 5 great ideas for things to do with kids in Paris:

  • Climb the Eiffel Tower.
  • Visit one among the three big art museums – the Louvre, Musee d’Orsay or Pompidou – unless your kids are wild about art then do all 3.
  • Take a ride on a bateau mouche.
  • Discover and enjoy the city’s parks and gardens: most of them have playgrounds
  • Join an organized walk around the Notre Dame, combining history and sights with fun.
  • Visit the Arc de Triomphe.
  • Go the "The jardin des plantes" : it is a beautiful garden where you have many animals, tropical greenhouses and an evolution gallery with a huge whale, an elephant, dinosaurs
  • Jardin d'acclimatation : amusement parc on line 1 (5 minutes from Arc de Triomphe) : it's small and adorable, there is a zoo inside
  • Go to the Cite des Enfants ("Kids City" in English) - a great, highly-interactive kids museum