A tourist circuit for 7/12 year olds ... and their parents!

What to see, what to do in Paris for 3 days with 7-12 year olds? The purpose of this route is to enjoy Paris with your family for three days.  The idea is to see the unavoidablewhile mixing cultural outingsrecreational activities and unusual walks in Paris so that the whole family is happy. For those of you who have been there and are looking for more ideas, check out our " Paris with 7/12 years old  "or pick up more ideas from the "Circuit for 5 days and more with 7/12 years.

  • Day 1 Eiffel Tower, Trocadero, Aquarium, Cruise on the Seine, Champs-Elysées, Museum (Orsay or Orangery), Montmartre
  • Day 2 : Ile de la Cité, Centre Pompidou, Jardin des Plantes, night bus tour
  • Day 3 Louvre and Tuileries, la Villette and the Cité des Sciences, Canal Saint-Martin
  • Practical information
3 days in Paris with children

DAY 1: Eiffel Tower, Trocadero, Aquarium, Cruise on the Seine, Champs-Elysées, Museum (Orsay or Orangerie), Montmartre

Day 1Eiffel Tower > Aquarium > Cruise on the Seine > Champs-Elysées > Museum > Montmartre

The Eiffel Tower: a must!

  • Go up to the 2nd floor or at the top (accessible by elevator): reserve as soon as possible
  • Playful : in summer, a carousel and small games are installed on the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower
  • Free : for children under 4 years old
  • Champ de Mars Games, carousel, horn and snack break
  • Trocadero After visiting the Eiffel Tower, go for a walk on the Trocadero esplanade (the view on the Champs-de-Mars is splendid)

Day 1 : Eiffel Tower > Aquarium > Cruise on the Seine > Champs-Elysées > Museum > Montmartre

Aqua Ciné Aquarium

aquarium of paris
  • It is the most beautiful aquarium of Paris : 43 pools, a giant aquarium full of sharks, a shark tunnel, 3 nursery aquariums, a fascinating medusaarium and a pool for caressing carp and goldfish
  • Convenient: located near the Trocadero (between the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Elysées)
  • Good plan Discounted rates all year round
  • Free : for children under 3 years old
  • Good to know : there is a restaurant for those who want to have a lunch break

Day 1 : Eiffel Tower > Aquarium > Cruise on the Seine > Champs-Elysées > Museum > Montmartre

A cruise on the Seine

Notre Dame Bridge

A magical outing to admire Paris and its monuments

  • Cruise with the open-excursion boat (departure from the Alma bridge - Paris 8e - right bank) - Reduced price from 2 tickets purchased
  • Cruise with the Bateaux Parisiens and optional booklet "les incollables for children (departure at the foot of the Eiffel Tower - Paris 7e - left bank)
  • Special family cruise of the Vedettes de Paris (departure at the foot of the Eiffel Tower - Paris 7e - left bank)

  • And also, with a higher budget:
  • Lunch cruise (or dinner) with the Bateaux Parisiens
  • Private cruise (up to 12 people) : so chic and so nice
  • All cruises (except the private cruise) are free for children under 4 years old

Day 1 : Eiffel Tower > Aquarium > Cruise on the Seine > Champs Elysees > Museum > Montmartre

Stroll on the Champs-Elysées

  • Stroll : go down quietly the Champs-Elysées from the Arc de Triomphe to the Concorde
  • Shopping : luxury boutiques, big retailers like Zara, the Disney Store buot, Abercrombie, Nike, Addidas ... And for the big and small football fan, the PSG Official Store !
  • Exciting for childrens: the Palace of Discoveryan extraordinary science museum (currently closed for renovation)
  • Tourist and very nice : the view from the Arc de Triomphe (free for children under 18)
  • greed : the Ladurée tea room, for lunch, to taste or to buy a macaroon
  • Lunch buy a sandwich and have a picnic in the Tuileries garden if the weather is good
  • Take a 1h30 Tuk-tuk tour (departure place de la Concorde): children (and you too!) will love it

2 cool ideas with kids at the Concorde

1- THE TOUR OF PARIS BY TUK-TUK : A Tuk-tuk ride (departure place de la Concorde): children (and you too!) will love it. Duration 1h30

2- THE GUIDED TOUR AROUND RAMSES II IN PARIS (from 10 years old), to discover the traces of ancient Egypt from the Place de la Concorde to the Tuileries garden. Duration 1h30

the place of concord

Day 1 : Eiffel Tower > Aquarium Cruise on the Seine > Champs-Elysées > Museum > Montmartre

Want a museum near the Concorde?

Monet's water lilies at the Musée de l'Orangerie
  • The Orangery Museum This small museum exhibits a superb collection of impressionists and Monet's Water Lilies. It is in our opinion ideal with children to make them discover the impressionists
  • The Orsay museumone of the most beautiful collections of impressionist paintings in the world (right bank side)

A fun idea with children at the Musée d'Orsay

1- ORSAY'S MASTERPIECES EXPLAINED TO CHILDREN (from 8 years old): The guided tour for children . Duration 1h30

Day 1 : Eiffel Tower > Aquarium Cruise on the Seine > Champs-Elysées > Museum > Montmartre

An evening in Montmartre

  • It is a very nice neighborhood and very lively
  • Tip: take the Montmartrobus where the funiculare to go up to the Sacred Heart
  • The view of Paris is to die for
  • Nice: to get a portrait Place du Tertre
  • There are a lot of small restaurants and terraces when the weather is nice
  • Sweet break : we recommend " Small mitrons "for its sweet pies to fall and Scaramouche for its artisanal ice creams with original fragrances
  • Fun idea with the little ones: take a little tour with the Petit train de Montmartre

7 fun ideas with kids in Montmartre

1- THE LITTLE TRAIN OF MONTMARTRE : the commented tour of the neighborhood. Duration: 40 minutes

2- THE MONTMARTRE SHOW VISIT WITH ACTORS (from 6 years old)The Eternal Spirit of Montmartre. Duration 1h30 - Free for children under 8 years old

3- A FAMILY ESCAPE GAME (from 6 years old)the escape game for 6-9 year olds and the escape game for children from 10 years old . Duration 1h30

4- THE PLAYFUL VISIT OF MONTMARTRE (from 6 years old): Tell me about Montmartre. Duration 1h30

5- STREET ART TOUR OF MONTMARTRE (from 8 years old)When Street Art tells the story of Montmartre... . Duration 1h30

6- THE MONTMARTRE TREASURE HUNT (from 10 years old) : 2 hours to discover the secret of Montmartre. Duration 2 hours

7- ENIGMA WALK IN MONTMARTRE (from 5 years old) : a puzzle game in complete autonomy (without a guide). The enigma walk for 5-9 year olds and the enigma walk for older children. Duration 1h30 to 2h.

three-day family stay in Paris

DAY 2: Ile de la Cité - Centre Pompidou - Jardin des Plantes - Night tour by panoramic bus

Day 2Island of the City > Centre Pompidou > Jardin des Plantes > Night tour by panoramic bus

Sainte Chapelle and Ile-Saint-Louis

  • Before the fire of Notre-Dame, we told you not to miss the visit of Notre-Dame ...
  • Before you can return, we suggest you start your walk on the island of Saint-Louis by the visit of the Holy Chapel. If you are lucky enough to be there on a sunny day, it is simply magnificent!
  • Stroll on the banks of the Seine and lose on Île-de-la-Cité and on the island-saint-Louis
  • Gluttony: crack for an ice cream at Bertillon, a mythical address in Paris
  • Ideal to discover the Ile de la Cité with 8-13 years old : Milirue, the fun and intelligent exploration notebooks

2 cool ideas with kids on the Ile de la Cité and the Ile Saint-Louis

1- GUIDED TOUR OF THE MYSTERIOUS AND FANTASTIC PARIS (from 8 years old)Paris in the time of the alchemists and the Templars. Duration 1h30

2- TREASURE HUNT ON THE ISLAND OF SAINT-LOUIS (from 10 years old): The last secret of Arsène Lupin. Duration 2 hours

3-CURVE WALK (from 8 years old): "Treasure hunt in the Ile de la Cité, around Notre-Dame".. Duration 2h30 to 3H

Day 2 : Ile de la Cité > Centre Pompidou > Jardin des Plantes > Night tour by panoramic bus

The Centre Pompidou

  • The Centre Pompidou opens at 11am.
  • There is a very nice collection of modern and contemporary art
  • The bookstore for children it's great
  • There is a breathtaking view of the rooftops of Paris from the 5th floor. Do not miss it

5 fun ideas with kids at the Pompidou Center and in the Marais

1- SPECIAL FAMILY GUIDED TOUR OF THE CENTER POMPIDOU'S COLLECTIONS (from 7 years old). This is a private visit. Ask for a quote or information: contact us. Duration 1h30

2- STREET ART VISIT OF THE MARSH (from 8 years old) : When Street Art tells the story of The Marsh.... Duration 1h30

3- VISIT OF THE MARSH WITH COMEDIANS (from 8 years old): The magic of the Marais. Duration 1h30

4- THE OUTDOOR ESCAPE GAME IN THE MARSH (from 10 years old): the secrets of the Marais. Duration 1h15

5- WALK ON THE QUAYS OF THE SEINE IN HOVERBOARD (from 8 years old): the hoverboard ridedeparture and return from Les Halles. Duration 1h30

Day 2 : Ile de la Cité > Centre Pompidou Garden of plants > Night tour by panoramic bus

Garden plants 

  • One can easily spend a whole afternoon at the Garden of plants. It is a place very nice with children
  • The Great Gallery of Evolution, one of our favorite places, a magical place
  • The menagerie of the Jardin des Plantes : a zoo on a human scale that will delight the little ones
  • The large tropical greenhouses (for the parents)
  • At tea time : change of scenery guaranteed, right next to the Jardin des Plantes, cafe of the Great Mosque of Paris to drink a mint tea and eat oriental pastries

Day 2 : Ile de la Cité > Centre Pompidou > jardin des plantes Panoramic bus

A tour of Paris by night bus:
the children will take the opportunity to rest!

Paris by night : night bus tour in Paris with Tootbus
  • Discover, on board a scenic bus, Paris at night and its illuminations.
  • Admire the magic of Paris at night : its illuminated monuments, illuminated bridges ...
  • The course : the Place de l'Opéra, the department stores, the Champs-Elysées, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, the Notre-Dame cathedral, Saint-Germain des-Prés ...
  • Duration of the tour : 1h 30
  • Ideal in winter with children : the bus leaves at 18:15
  • Ideal in winter with children The bus leaves at 6:15.
  • Departure at 9pm in April, September and October 
  • Departure at 10 pm from May to August
  • A very pleasant and relaxing way to discover Paris
3 days in Paris with your family

DAY 3: The Louvre Museum and the Tuileries, the Villette and the Cité des Sciences, the Canal Saint-Martin

Day 3Louvre > La Villette > Canal Saint-Martin

The Louvre and the Tuileries Gardens

the Louvre district
  • 1h15 max of visit to the Louvre (a bit short for adults but very good for kids)
  • Then take a look at Tuileries garden (funfair in summer) - rides, ponies, catering in the garden ...
  • Push the ride until garden of the Royal Palace (and his Buren columns)
  • Gourmet break : a hot chocolate at Angelina
  • Ideal for discovering the Louvre-Tuileries district with 8-13 year olds : Milirue, the fun and intelligent exploration notebooks

4 fun ideas with kids at the Louvre and in the neighborhood

1- GUIDED TOUR OF THE LOUVRE FOR CHILDREN (from 6 years old): group or privatized visits. Around the masterpieces of the Louvre, Greek antiquities or Egyptian antiquities. Duration 1h30

2- ENIGMA WALK IN THE LOUVRE (from 7-8 years old): the playful visit based on riddlesin complete autonomy (without a guide). Duration 1h30 to 2h

3-INVESTIGATIVE VISIT OR TREASURE HUNT IN THE TUILERIES (from 6 years old)the survey visit The wonderful legend of the Tuileries or the treasure hunt Mythology in the Tuileries. Duration 1h30

4- VISIT TO THE ROYAL PALACE (from 9 years old)The visit investigation in the company of a comedian. Duration 2 hours

Day 3 : Louvre > la Villette > Canal Saint-Martin

The Parc de la Villette and the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie

  • There is something to do at La Villette: science in all forms within the reach of children. A fascinating universe adapted to the youngest ...
  • Children's City at the Science City with thespace dedicated to 5-12 years old : games, activities and exciting discoveries in 6 spaces: Body, Communicate, Studio TV, Water games, Garden and Factory. Booking is recommended
  • The Geode(currently closed for renovation) an Imax cinema, or 3D Relief, which offers fascinating films on Space, the marine world, natural phenomena, the Arctic...
  • The park of Villette : 26 follies (playful constructions that dotted the parks and royal gardens) contemporary
  • Exhibitions specially designed for young people at the Cité des Sciences and cool exhibitions also in the Grande Halle de la Villette

Day 3 : Louvre > la Villette Saint-Martin Canal

An end of the day around the canal saint-Martin

  • This district became very trendy
  • Very lively at night to see a drink or eat a piece
  • The ride along the canal is full of charm
  • It's a neighborhood that we like a lot


Tips and tricks before and during your stay in Paris...

  • Find accommodation in the area of your choice
  • Book your activities as soon as possible

A photo shoot to immortalize your stay in Paris...

  • A super fun idea for family
  • Private stroll in Paris with a professional photographer
  • A suggested itinerary: the Louvre, Palais Royal, Pont des Arts, Tuileries garden... (all on foot)
  • About 150 souvenir pictures taken throughout the session (sent within 48 hours by Wetransfer).

Ideas for lunch, dinner, snack, brunch ...

  • There is a restaurant at the Aquarium of Paris for those who want to do their lunch break
  • The restaurants of the World in the Carrousel du Louvre (on the mezzanine). are a practical solution for eating on the run. It's affordable and there is something for everyone
  • To taste, the luxurious Angélina tea room (under the arcades of the rue de Rivoli), mythical address in Paris. Its hot chocolate is to die for and the beautiful setting!

Visit Paris while resting, on board a boat, a bus or a Tuktuk :

And especially for children:

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