What to do in Paris on a public holiday: May 8

Almost everything is open on May 8 in Paris and its surroundings
May 8 is a public holiday, but especially on that dayThe holiday does not mean no work!
Discover our family outing suggestions for May 8th. The program is very rich, one day will not be enough.

 1 - OUR BULK IDEAS OF FUN ACTIVITIES FOR MAY 8

night view from the Montparnasse tower

One of the most beautiful views of Paris, especially on the Eiffel Tower
From 8,50? - Free for children under 4 years old
Open from 9:30 am to 10:30 pm (or 11:30 pm) and all holidays

2 - AN OUTDOOR ESCAPE GAME ON MAY 8

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The Escape Game "Les Mystères de Montmartre? (children's course)

  • In the open air, in the 18th
  • Difficulty: ++.
  • Duration 1h30 ? Route 2 km


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Street Art Escape Game at the Butte-aux-Cailles?

  • In the open air, in a part of the 13th
  • Difficulty: ++.
  • Duration 1h30 ? Route 2 km
  • FAMILIN OFFER : -10% DISCOUNT


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The Escape Game "The secrets of the covered passages? (teenager/adult)

  • Partly sheltered, in the 9th
  • Difficulty: ++.
  • Duration 1h30 ? Route 2 km


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The escape game "Secrets of the Marais?

  • Outdoor Escape game in the Marais (4th)
  • Difficulty: +.
  • Duration 1h30 ? Route 2 km


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The Escape Game "The secrets of the covered passages? (children's course)

  • Partly sheltered, in the 9th
  • Difficulty: ++.
  • Duration 1h30 ? Route 2 km


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The Escape Game "Investigation in the Halles district?

  • In the open air, at Les Halles and around the Montorgueil market
  • Difficulty: ++.
  • Duration 1h30 ? Route 2 km


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The Escape Game "Les Mystères de Montmartre? (pre-teens and teens)

  • In the open air, in the 18th
  • Difficulty: ++.
  • Duration 1h30 ? Route 2 km


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The Mysteries of the Latin Quarter Escape Game?

  • Outdoor Escape game in the Latin Quarter (5th)
  • Difficulty: +++.
  • Duration 1h30 ? Route 2 km
  • FAMILIN OFFER : -10% DISCOUNT


3 - AN UNUSUAL FAMILY VISIT ON MAY 8

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The visit of the Parc des Princes

  • For football and PSG fans
  • In the 16th
  • Free for children under 5 years old


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Guided tour in an electric Quad

  • Top with teens!
  • 1h30 ride in Paris on a quad bike
  • Reduced rate


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Paris by night in electric scooter

  • So nice with teenagers!
  • A guided tour of about 2 hours in Paris
  • Reduced rate


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Backstage tour of the Stade de France

  • For football fans (and all others)
  • In Saint-Denis (93)
  • Free for children under 5 years old


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Walk in Paris in Hoverboard

  • Initiation + stroll on the quays of the Seine
  • Ideal from 8 years old
  • Reduced rate


4 - A CRUISE ON THE SEINE

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The cruise on the Seine in Bateaux-Mouches

  • The Bateaux Mouches circulate every day
  • Reduced rates from 2 tickets purchased
  • Departure from the Alma bridge (Paris 8ème)


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The 1 hour cruise with Bateaux Parisiens

  • 1 hour walk on the Seine
  • With the Incollables® for children
  • Departure from the foot of the Eiffel Tower
  • Reduced rates, up to -17%


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Special Family Cruise (Vedettes de Paris)

  • The ideal cruise from 8 years old
  • Departure from the foot of the Eiffel Tower
  • Reduced rate


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The guided cruise on the Seine of the Vedettes de Paris

  • 1 hour walk on the Seine
  • Guided tour with a guide
  • Departure from the foot of the Eiffel Tower
  • FLASH SALE : -25%


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Lunch and dinner cruise on the Seine with Bateaux-Parisiens

  • Lunch or dinner cruise
  • Departure at the foot of the Eiffel Tower (Paris 7e)


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A private cruise on the Seine

  • Private navigation on the Seine or the Marne
  • Ideal for family or friends


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The Batobus, the river shuttle to get around on the Seine

  • The river shuttle on the Seine
  • 9 stops close to tourist sites
  • Unlimited number of trips. You can get on and off whenever you want


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Rent an electric boat in Paris


  • Ideal with family or friends
  • On the bassin de la Villette (19th)


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Boating in Paris


  • 3 lakes in Paris for boating
  • Rentals for less than 15? for 1 hour


5 - SEE ANIMALS: ZOOS AND AQUARIUM 

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The educational farm of Mantes-la-Jolie


  • Very nice in family
  • Ideal with young children
  • In the Yvelines (78)
  • Free admission


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The Menagerie, the zoo of the jardin des plantes


  • 146 species and 600 animals
  • Every day of the year
  • In the Jardin des Plantes (5th)
  • Free for children under 3 years


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The Zoological Park of Paris

  • A very nice family outing
  • Barefoot course, feeding, workshops...


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The Gally farm - Sartrouville


  • Very nice in family
  • Top with kids
  • In the Yvelines (78)
  • Less than 5? per person


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The national sheepfold in Rambouillet


  • A nice family outing
  • Every day (during school holidays)
  • In Rambouillet in the Yvelines (78)
  • A low-cost outing


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Rainbow Urban Farm


  • A very family friendly place
  • Top with kids
  • In the Val-de-Marne (94)
  • Max. 5? per person


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Educational farms around Paris


  • A great outdoor activity
  • With the family, ideal with children
  • Less than 50km from Paris


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The Gally farm (Saint-Cyr-l'école)


  • One of the favorite outings for kids
  • Top with kids
  • In the Yvelines (78)
  • Less than 5? per person


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The Aquarium of Paris Cinéaqua

  • More than 13,000 specimens, in 70 tanks
  • For all, ideal also with toddlers
  • Reduced rates all year round


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The nocturnes of the Zoological Park


  • See the animals at nightfall
  • For everyone


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SEA LIFE PARIS aquarium in Val d'Europe (Serris - 77)

  • A great aquarium very educational
  • Next to La Vallée Village (Val d'Europe)
  • Free for children under 3 years old


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The Tropical Aquarium of the Porte Dorée


  • An inexpensive and very suitable aquarium for toddlers
  • For everyone
  • Tickets from 5 to 8 euros


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Visit of a donkey farm (Asinerie Franciliane)


  • One of our favorites
  • Small budget : 3,50? (child) and 5? (adult) for a guided tour
  • In Chennevières-sur-Marne (94)
  • Free non-commented visit for all


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Thoiry Safari Zoo

  • An exceptional outing in a unique place
  • In the 78, 1 hour drive from the center of Paris


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The farm of Paris


  • An educational farm
  • In the Bois de Vincennes
  • Free for all


6 - AMUSEMENT PARKS OPEN ON MAY 8

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The acclimatization garden


  • A great mini amusement park for children
  • In the 16th
  • Free for children under 80cm


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The Asterix park

  • A must-see with its 40 attractions
  • Plailly (60128)
  • Free for children under 3 years old


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A day at Disneyland Paris

  • The largest amusement park in France
  • Boulevard de Parc, 77700 Coupvray


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France Miniature

  • The largest miniature park in Europe to discover the French heritage
  • In Elancourt (78)
  • Free for children under 4


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The Manoir de Paris


  • The horribly scary haunted house!
  • For 15 - 25 years old. Not recommended for children under 12 years old
  • Paris 10th district


Museums open on May 8

 

May 8 falls on a Wednesday this year. Therefore, all museums are open on May 8, without exception. Indeed, the closing day of the Parisian museums is either Monday or Tuesday

 

 

The exhibitions opened on May 8

 

It's the same for exhibitions. All Parisian exhibitions are open on May 8, 2019without exception. You can even take advantage of some nocturnal exhibitions.