A tourist circuit adapted to 7 / 12 years old

We thought and imagined a tourist circuit for a weekend or 2 days for parents and children from 7 to 12 years old. We tried to answer the question "how to visit Paris in 2 days with a child and allow the whole family to enjoy it"!
The objective is to see (and visit) places, monuments, museums, emblematic sites and must-see Paris that appeal to both adults and children.
For those who have already been there and are looking for other ideas to enjoy Paris with their family, take a look at our section " Paris with 7/12 years old  "or pick up other ideas from "The Circuit 3 days with 7/12 years "or the "Circuit for 5 days and more with 7/12 years "

  • The evening before a cruise on the Seine or a Bus Tour
  • Day 1 Eiffel Tower, Aquarium, Champs-Elysées, Louvre, Montmartre
  • Day 2 : Ile de la Cité, Pompidou center, Jardin des Plantes
  • Practical information
Paris in 2 days with 7/12 year olds

EVE TO EVENING: cruise on the Seine or panoramic bus tour

The day before day 1Cruise on the Seine > or Panoramic Bus

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 Bateaux Mouches cruise

The day before day 1 Cruise on the Seine > or Panoramic Bus

A tour of Paris by night bus:

Paris by night : night bus tour in Paris with Tootbus
  • Find out more, on board a panoramic bus, Paris at night and its illuminations.
  • Admire the magic of Paris at night : its illuminated monuments, its 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?
  • Tour duration : 1h 30
  • At 6:15pm or 9pm or 10pm depending on the season
  • A very pleasant and relaxing way to discover Paris
we in Paris with children

DAY 1: Eiffel Tower - Aquarium - Champs-Elysées - Louvre - Montmartre

Day 1Eiffel Tower > Aquarium > Champs-Elysées > Louvre > 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 merry-go-round 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 and snack break
  • Trocadero After visiting the Eiffel Tower, go for a walk on the esplanade of the Trocadero (the view on the Champs-de-Mars is splendid)

Day 1 : Eiffel Tower > Aquarium > Champs-Elysées > Louvre > Montmartre

The Aquarium Ciné Aqua

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

Day 1 : Eiffel Tower > Aquarium Champs-Elysées > Louvre > Montmartre

Stroll on the Champs-Elysées

  • Stroll : to go down quietly the Champs-Elysées from the Arc de Triomphe to the Concorde
  • Shopping Luxury stores, big brands like Zara, the buotic Disney Store, Abercrombie, Nike, Addidas? And for young and old soccer fans, the PSG Official Store !
  • Exciting for childrens: the Palais de la Découverte, an 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 roomto have lunch, have a snack or 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
paris by Tuktuk, the good plan of the summer

Day 1 Eiffel Tower > Aquarium > Champs-Elysées > Louvre > Montmartre

The Louvre and the Tuileries Gardens

the Tuileries Garden
  • 1h15 max of visit to the Louvre (a little short for adults but very sufficient for children)
  • Then take a look at Tuileries garden (funfair in summer) - rides, ponies, food in the garden ...
  • Push the stroll to the garden of the Royal Palace (and his Buren columns)
  • Gourmet break : a hot chocolate at Angelina
  • Ideal to discover the Louvre-Tuileries district with 8-13 years old : Milirue, the playful 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

If you are not tempted by the Louvre?

  • The museum in the making?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 Water Lilies
  • The Orsay Museumour favorite museum in Paris (right bank side)

Day 1 Eiffel Tower > Aquarium > Champs-Elysées > Louvre > Montmartre

An evening in Montmartre

  • It is a very nice and lively area
  • Tip: take the Montmartrobus where the funiculare to go up to the Sacred Heart
  • The view on Paris is amazing
  • 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 COMEDIANS (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.

Montmartre show visit
2 days in Paris with children

DAY 2: Ile de la Cité - Centre Pompidou - Jardin des Plantes

Day 2Island of the City > Centre Pompidou > Jardin des Plantes

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 Saint-Louis by the visit of the Holy Chapel. If you are lucky enough to be there on a sunny day, it is simply beautiful!
  • Stroll on the banks of the Seine and get lost on the Ile-de-la-Cité and on the Saint Louis Island
  • Gluttony: crack for an ice cream at Bertillona mythical address in Paris
  • Ideal to discover the Ile de la Cité with 8-13 years old : Milirue, the playful and intelligent exploration notebooks

3 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- GUIDED TOUR OF THE CENTER OF PARIS AROUND VIDEO GAMES (from 10 years old)The guided tour of the Paris of video games . Duration 1h30

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

Day 2 : Ile de la Cité > Centre Pompidou > Jardin des Plantes

The Centre Pompidou

the Pompidou Center 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. Don't miss it

Day 2 : Ile de la Cité > Centre Pompidou Garden of plants

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 Evolutionone of our favorite places, a magical place
  • The menagerie of the Jardin des Plantes : a zoo on a human scale that will delight the youngest
  • The large tropical greenhouses (for the parents)
  • Tea time : guaranteed change of scenery, just next to the Jardin des Plantes, in the café of the Great Mosque of Paris to drink mint tea and eat oriental pastries


Tips and tricks before and during your stay in Paris?

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

A photo shoot to immortalize your stay in Paris.

  • A great idea for a family
  • Private tour in Paris with a professional photographer
  • A suggested itinerary: the Louvre, Palais Royal, Pont des Arts, the Tuileries garden? (all on foot)
  • Approximately 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 de Paris for those who want to have their lunch break there
  • The restaurants of the World in the Carrousel du Louvre (on the mezzanine). are a convenient solution for eating on the go. It is affordable and there is something for everyone.
  • For a taste, the luxurious Angelina's tea room (under the arcades of the rue de Rivoli), a mythical address in Paris. Its hot chocolate is to die for and the setting is magnificent!

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




2 days in Paris with your family


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