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

2 - AN OUTDOOR ESCAPE GAME ON MAY 8

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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 "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 "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 "Secrets of the Marais?

  • Outdoor Escape game in the Marais (4th)
  • 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


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Escape Game : " the magic portal " (92)

  • The outdoor escape game at the castle of Nanterre
  • For 6-13 year olds
  • In Nanterre (92)
  • Discover the birthday package


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Escape Game : " Operation GreenFinger " (92)

  • The outdoor escape game in Nanterre
  • For ages 12 and over
  • In Nanterre (92)
  • Discover the birthday package


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2 hours to discover the last secret of Arsène Lupin

  • A historical treasure hunt to discover the history of the Ile Saint-Louis
  • For all, from 9 years old
  • Ile-Saint-Louis (Paris 4th)


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2 hours to save the King (at Versailles)

  • The historical treasure hunt to discover the court of Louis XIV
  • For all, from 9 years old
  • In Versailles (78)
  • Free for children 6 and under


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The Escape Game "In the heart of Saint-Germain?


  • In the embassy and ministry district
  • Difficulty: ++.
  • Duration 1h30 ? Route 2 km


3 - AN UNUSUAL FAMILY VISIT ON MAY 8

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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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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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Paris by night in electric scooter

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


4 - A CRUISE ON THE SEINE

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The cruise in Bateaux-Mouches

  • Every day ? from 11:30 am to 9 pm
  • Departure from the Alma bridge (Paris 8ème)
  • Free for children under 4 years old


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The Vedettes de Paris Family Cruise

  • A cruise adapted to children from 8 years old
  • Departure from the foot of the Eiffel Tower
  • Reduced rate
  • Free for children under 4 years old


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The Bateaux Parisiens cruise

  • Wednesday to Sunday until March 31, 2022
  • With the Incollables® for children
  • Departure from the foot of the Eiffel Tower
  • Reduced rates, up to -17%


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The Batobus on the Seine

  • The river shuttle on the Seine
  • 9 stops close to tourist sites
  • Free for children under 2 years old


5 - SEE ANIMALS: ZOOS AND AQUARIUM 

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The Great Gallery of Evolution ?

  • 7000 specimens of the terrestrial and aquatic worlds
  • In the Jardin des Plantes (5th)
  • Free for children under 18 (under 26 years old, EU residents)


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The Aquarium of Paris Cinéaqua

  • More than 13,000 specimens, in 70 tanks
  • For all, ideal also with toddlers
  • In the Trocadero district


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The farm of Paris


  • An educational farm
  • The ideal place with small
  • In the Bois de Vincennes (Paris 12ème)
  • Free for all (permanent collection)


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Thoiry Safari Zoo

  • An exceptional outing in a unique place
  • Free for children under 3 years old
  • In the 78, 1 hour drive from the center of Paris
  • Reduced rates, up to -17%


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The wild lights of Thoiry ???

  • From 5 to 8 pm
  • In family
  • In the park of the castle of Thoiry
  • Free for children under 3 years old


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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 (except December 25)
  • 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 agriculture show


  • An unmissable annual family event
  • In family
  • At the Porte de Versailles (Paris 15th)
  • Free for children 6 and under


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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


6 - AMUSEMENT PARKS OPEN ON MAY 8

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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 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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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.