Our itinerary to visit Paris in five days with young children (0 / 6 years)

What to see, what to do during a 5-day stay in Paris with children ? We offer you a five-day itinerary - to adapt of course according to the desires of each - which takes into account activities for young children (the Grand Gallery of Evolution, the City of Science, Disneyland ...) with more touristy walks to discover Paris and its essentialsAn itinerary that should please the whole family.
For those who have already come to Paris and are looking for other ideas, take a look at our " Paris with 0/6 years " . Follow the guide and enjoy your stay in Paris!

  • Day 1 : Eiffel Tower, Aquarium, Champs-Elysées, Tuileries, a museum maybe, Cruise on the Seine
  • Day 2 : Ile de la Cité, Pompidou center, Marais, Luxembourg garden or Paris bus tour
  • Day 3 Louvre, Jardin des Plantes, Latin Quarter
  • Day 4 Montmartre, la Villette, Canal Saint-Martin
  • Day 5 : Disneyland
  • Practical information
paris in 5 days with small

DAY 1: Eiffel Tower - Aquarium - Champs-Elysées - Tuileries (and museum ?) - Cruise on the Seine

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

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 > Champs-Elysées > Tuileries > Cruise on the Seine

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 Champs Elysees > Tuileries > Cruise on the Seine

The Champs-Elysées, its stores, its atmosphere ...tuk

  • Stroll : go down quietly the Champs-Elysées from the Arc de Triomphe to the Concorde
  • Shopping : luxury boutiques, big retailers and also Disney Store for the little ones, Abercrombie, Nike, Addidas ...
  • Touristic : the view from the Arc de Triomphe (free for under 18s): it's really spectacular
  • greed : the Ladurée tea room
  • Guignol : guignol theater in the small garden of the Champs-Elysées roundabout
  • Take a 1h30 Tuk-tuk tour (departure place de la Concorde): children (and you too!) will love it
  • Lunch buy a sandwich and have a picnic in the Tuileries garden if the weather is good
paris by Tuktuk

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

The Tuileries gardens and perhaps a museum

  • Do not miss a visit to the 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 to discover the Louvre-Tuileries district with 4-7 years old : Milirue, the fun and intelligent exploration notebooks

If you feel like a museum...

  • The budding museum ♡the first museum dedicated to art for children (from 3 years old)
  • The Orangery Museum (small museum - really ideal with children) : a superb collection of impressionists and also 2 rooms dedicated to Monet's Waterlilies
  • The Orsay museum, our favorite museum in Paris (Rive-Droite side)

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

Paris by night, from the Seine

  • A cruise on the Seine with the Bateaux Mouches (departure from the Alma bridge - Paris 8th - right bank) or with the Bateaux Parisiens (departure from the foot of the Eiffel tower - Paris 7th - left bank)
  • Discounted tickets for families with the Bateaux-Mouches company,
  • All cruises are free for children under 4 years old

the Ile de la Cité and Notre-dame de Paris
discover Paris with your family during 5 days

DAY 2: Ile Saint-Louis, Pompidou centre, Marais, Luxembourg garden or bus tour of Paris panoramic

Day 2Saint-Louis Island > Centre Pompidou > Marais > Jardin du Luxembourg or 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 4-7 years old : Milirue, the fun and intelligent exploration notebooks

Day 2 : Ile Saint-Louis > Centre Pompidou > Marais > Luxembourg garden or Panoramic bus

The Centre Pompidou

the Pompidou Center in Paris
  • 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

Day 2 : Ile Saint-Louis > Centre Pompidou Swamp > Luxembourg garden or panoramic bus

The Marais district

  • ride : stroll in the Marais district
  • Stop games : place des Vosges, playground for children
  • Shopping : rue des Rosiers, rue Rambuteau and all around
  • greed : the Carette tea room , Place des Vosges
  • Museum: Picasso Museuma marvel! (but not really for the little ones)
  • Museum : the Museum of Hunting and Nature (children will love the stuffed animals and the curiosity cabinets)

Day 2 : Ile Saint-Louis > Centre Pompidou > Marais > Luxembourg garden or Panoramic bus

The Luxembourg garden, then a trip to Saint-Germain des Prés

  • Luxembourg Garden : kids will love ponies, ponds and huge playground
  • Parents will appreciate the playground reserved for children under 7 years old. Fenced playground.
  • The Luxembourg garden is open until 7pm in summer and until nightfall in winter
  • Dinner : in Saint-Germain des Prés, in one of the nicest area of Paris

Day 2 Ile Saint-Louis > Centre Pompidou > Marais > jardin du Luxembourg or 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
  • A very pleasant and relaxing way to discover Paris
discover Paris with your family during 5 days

DAY 3: The Louvre Museum, the Jardin des Plantes, the Latin Quarter

Day 3Louvre Museum > Jardin des Plantes > Latin Quarter

The Louvre museum

  • The ideal is to go to the Louvre Museum in the morning, when everyone is in shape!
  • 1h max of visit to the Louvre (a bit short for adults but very good for kids)
  • Don't miss the Egyptology department, kids love it!
  • Gourmet break: a hot chocolate at Angelina

Day 3 : Louvre Museum > Garden of plants > Latin Quarter

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
the great gallery of evolution at the jardin des plantes

Day 3 Musée du Louvre > Jardin des Plantes Latin Quarter

The Latin Quarter and the Pantheon 

  • ride : in the district of Saint-Michel, in the Latin Quarter
  • Browse : in the oldest streets of Paris,
  • Culture : If you have time, make a detour to the pantheon, a place steeped in history, a superb view of all Paris from the dome (depending on the season).
  • Having dinner in the Contrescarpe district
the pantheon in Paris
paris in five days, itinerary with children

DAY 4: Montmartre, the Villette, Canal Saint-Martin

Day 4Montmartre > la Villette > Canal Saint-Martin

A morning 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
the district of Montmartre

Day 4 : Montmartre > la Villette > Canal Saint-Martin

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

  • It can be easily spent a whole afternoon. It's a very nice place with children
  • There is something to do in La Villette: science in all its forms within the reach of very young children. A fascinating universe adapted to the youngest ...
  • Children's City for 2-7 years at the Cité des sciences: games, activities and exciting discoveries specially designed for toddlers. Remember to make a reservation.
  • Exhibitions especially for the little ones at the Cité des Sciences. Until February 2023, the exhibition Fragile! is great with little ones.
  • Little Villette, the cultural space dedicated to toddlers
  • The park of Villette : 26 follies (playful constructions that dotted the parks and royal gardens) contemporary
la cité des enfants la Villette

Day 4 : Montmartre > 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
paris in five days, itinerary with children

DAY 5: a day at DisneyLand

Day 5Disneyland

A day at Disneyland

Disneyland Paris
  • It is the amusement park for young and old
  • Difficult to spend 5 days in Paris with children without going to Disneyland Park
  • It is open every day of the year without exception
  • This day will give the whole family the smile and the fishing!


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:

And of course :

tourism in paris

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