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Tovi the Penguin's Tips on Kid-friendly places in Paris

Tovi was born in Paris and he loves showing people around his city!
You will see that Paris with kids can be fun!
Paris has 20 arrondissements (districts) and each of them has its little treasures.
Let him tell you about a few!

Cafés & kid stores

Restaurants

Mobirise

Parks & Gardens

Museums & Culture

Sights of Paris

Before we start, here’s a little overview of the sights of Paris. Visiting the city’s most famous monuments can be great with the whole family.

  1. The Eiffel Tower, located in the 7th arroundissment 
  2. The Arc de Triomphe, located in the 8th arroundissment 
  3. Musée du Louvre et place de la Concorde,  located in the 1st arroundissment 
  4. Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre and the Moulin Rouge,  located in the 18th arroundissment 
  5. Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris,  located in the 4th arroundissment

Cafés & kid stores

A pain au chocolat for breakfast or enjoying goûter in the afternoon (that’s how the French call their tea time). Paris has some cafés which are especially designed for families and which offer activities coveniently combined with a little shopping area for kids items. Here we are:

  1. MOMBINI - store, café & play area - It’s a kids store with a small cafe that also offers events for kids. The owners really have done a great job, the decoration is beautiful, creative and very kid friendly. mombini
  2. Le petit café du monde entier - This little cafe is located in the 11th arroundissment and also combines a kids store and a cafe. They serve soups, salads and sandwiches. The café/store offers a range of creative activities for little ones.  petitcafedumonde
  3. Une Mère une Fille à Paris - You can either enjoy the tea room or book one of the open spaces for private events. The café also has a toy store. Call for reservations. UneMereuneFilleaParis

Parks & Gardens

Paris has many beautiful parks which are perfect for outdoor activities.
Tovi has picked his top 3 for you!

  1. Jardin du Luxembourg - Rue de Médicis - Rue de Vaugirard, 6e Arrondissement. Surrounded by beautiful Hausmann buildings near the Latin Quarter, this park is one of the prettiest in Paris. It has the city’s oldest carousel and a fenced in playground for kids.
  2. Jardin d’Acclimatation - Bois de Boulogne, 16e Arrondissement. A children's amusement park with animals and workshops, located in the west of Paris. There is a small entrance fee but it has lots to offer and kids will really enjoy it. 
  3. Jardin des Tuileries - 113 Rue de Rivoli, 1e Arrondissement . This park is located in the heart of Paris, you can have a nice walk from the Louvre to the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. Kids will enjoy the fountains where they can sail their boats in the water and parents can have a rest on the green chairs.

Restaurants

Finding a highchair or a changing table in parisian restaurants can be a challenge. Here are the right places for you to go to!


  1. Les 400 Coups - 12 bis rue de la Villette, 19e Arrondissement . A restaurant with a play area for kids, which offers a variety of activities and games for children up to 8 years old. Has chairs for children and adapted meals.  les400coupse
  2. Loulou friendly diner - This kid friendly restaurant is located in the 5th Arrondissement. Provides high chairs, changing tables. The kids can have some coloring-in sheets while you are waiting for the delicious food. louloufriendlydiner

Museums & Culture

After playing in the park, having breakfast & lunch it’s now time for some culture. These tips are good for rainy days but of course you can also do them when the sun is shining.

  1. Aquarium de Paris - Cinéaqua 5 Avenue Albert de Mun, 16e Arrondissement . he Aquarium is located just opposite the Eiffel tower, so you can easily combine the two together. It’s always a great experience for kids to dive into the underwater world. So why not also do it in Paris! Aquarium de Paris
  2. Centre Pompidou - Children’s gallery Rue Saint-Martin, 4e Arrondissement Every day except Monday 11.00h to -21.00h The gallery offers activities for young chidren from age 2 upward. It’s never too early to introduce your kids to art and the children’s gallery at the Centre Pompidou is a great place to start.  junior.centrepompidou

Telling stories

Whether you are on a plane or in a beautiful park in Paris, it’s always a good idea to read to your children.
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