A tourist circuit adapted to pre-teens and teens

We have thought and imagined a tourist circuit for a weekend or two days for parents who come to Paris with (pre)teenagers.
The objective is to see (and visit) places, monuments, museums, emblematic sites and must-see Paris that appeal to adults and young people alike. For those who have already been there and are looking for more ideas, please check out our " Paris with teenagers  "or pick up other ideas from "The Circuit 3 days with teens "or the "Circuit for 5 days and more with teens "

  • The evening before a cruise on the Seine or a bus tour of Paris
  • Day 1 Eiffel Tower, Trocadero, Champs-Elysées, Louvre, Montmartre
  • Day 2 : Ile de la Cité, Pompidou center, Le Marais, Opera
  • Practical information 
2 days in Paris with teenagers

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 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
a family weekend in Paris with teenagers

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

Day 1Eiffel Tower > Trocadero > 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
  • 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 > Trocadero > Champs-Elysées > Louvre > Montmartre

The Trocadero : between the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Elysées

  • The atmosphere at the Trocadero is nice (musicians, skaters?) and the view of the Eiffel Tower from the Trocadero is superb

  • There are many museums near the Trocadero that may be of interest to your teenagers:
    •  the Museum of Modern Art (permanent collection free for all)
    • the Guimet museum (Asian arts)
    • the Palais de Tokyo (contemporary art with often very funny exhibitions)
    • the Museum of Man (fascinating and very educational for the young public)
    • the Palais Galliera (fashion museum)
  • Good to know: free admission for children under 18 to permanent exhibitions in some museums

Day 1 : Tour-Eiffel > Trocadero > 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, Abercrombie, Nike, Addidas? And for young and old soccer fans, the PSG Official Store !
  • Exciting for childrens: the Palais de la Découvertean 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
view of the Concorde

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

The Louvre and the Tuileries Gardens

the Tuileries Garden
  • 1h30 max of visit to the Louvre (a little short for adults but very sufficient for children)
  • Don't miss: The department of Egyptology, the Mona Lisa, The Victory of Samothrace, The Four Seasons by Archimboldo? In the Denon wing, on the 1st floor and on the 2nd floor, the two masterpieces of Georges de La Tour: The Cheat with the Ace of Diamonds and The Magdalene with the Nightlight ? Sully wing
  • Push the stroll to the garden of the Royal Palace (and his Buren columns)
  • Take a hot chocolate at Angelina's place

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

1- GUIDED TOUR OF THE LOUVRE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE  : group or privatized visits. Around the masterpieces of the Louvre, Greek antiquities or Egyptian antiquities. Duration 1h30

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

3-INVESTIGATION VISIT OR TREASURE HUNT IN THE TUILERIES : 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 : The visit investigation in the company of a comedian. Duration 2 hours


If you are not tempted by the Louvre?

  • 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 > Trocadero > 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

6 fun ideas with kids in Montmartre

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

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

- THE PLAYFUL VISIT OF MONTMARTRE : Tell me about Montmartre. Duration 1h30

- THE STREET ART TOUR OF MONTMARTRE : When Street Art tells the story of Montmartre . Duration 1h30

- THE TRACK GAME IN MONTMARTRE : 2 hours to discover the secret of Montmartre. Duration 2 hours

- ENIGMA WALK IN MONTMARTRE : a puzzle game in complete autonomy (without guide). Duration 1h30 to 2h.


The Sacré Coeur in Montmartre
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DAY 2: Ile de la Cité, Pompidou center, Le Marais, Opera

Day 2Island of the City > Centre Pompidou > Le Marais > Opera

Sainte Chapelle and Ile-Saint-Louis

on a weekend with children in Paris
  • 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

3 fun ideas with teenagers on the Ile de la Cité and the Ile Saint-Louis

1- GUIDED TOUR OF THE MYSTERIOUS AND FANTASTIC PARIS: Paris in the time of the alchemists and the Templars. Duration 1h30

2- GUIDED TOUR OF THE CENTER OF PARIS AROUND VIDEO GAMES : The guided tour of the Paris of video games . Duration 1h30

3- TREASURE HUNT ON THE ISLAND OF SAINT-LOUIS : The last secret of Arsène Lupin. Duration 2 hours


Day 2 : Ile de la Cité > Centre Pompidou > Le Marais > Opera

The Centre Pompidou

see the Centre Pompidou with your family
  • 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 Marsh > Opera

Marsh

the place des Vosges in the Marais
  • Direction the Marais, for its shopping (rue des Francs-Bourgeois, rue des Rosiers, rue Vielle-du-Temple, place des Vosges?
  • In the neighborhood, the beautiful Picasso Museum,  the Museum of Jewish Art and Historythe museum of hunting
  • greed : the Carette tea room, Place des Vosges

4 fun ideas with teenagers in the Marais

1- HOVERBOARD RIDE : walk on the banks of the Seine in Hoverboard. It is hyper fun. Duration 1h30

2- STREET ART VISIT OF THE MARSH :  Street Art visit of the Marais  Duration 1h30

3- VISIT TO THE MA"the magic of the Marais. Duration 1h30 The show visit with comedians


Paris by night, from the Seine

2 days in Paris with teenagers: a cruise on a fly boat
  • Discounted tickets for families with the Bateaux-Mouches companyAlma bridge (right bank).
  • Discounted tickets on the Cruise + Pizza package with the Vedettes de Paris company, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower (left bank). This is a very nice formula that combines a cruise and a pizza meal (to be enjoyed at the dock before or after the boat ride). This formula allows you to eat in a pleasant setting on the banks of the Seine, for a reasonable budget in a rather expensive area. An ideal formula with children.
  • Another nice idea cruise on the Seine: the pizzeria on the Seine on board of a small boat with a panoramic view. The cruise lasts 1h45. It's casual, good and excellent value for money.

BATEAUX-MOUCHES : REDUCED RATE*. *Undated tickets, received immediately on your smartphone,
no need to print them.

Paris by night by scenic bus

  • The show Paris illuminated is great !
  • On board of a panoramic bus, you will cross the most beautiful districts of Paris and discover its emblematic monuments.
  • A 1h30 journey, at 6:15pm or 9pm or 10pm depending on the season
  • Book your E-tickets for the Paris night bus tour (free for children under 4)

NIGHT TOOTBUS : INFO + RESERVATION*Tickets received immediately on your smartphone in 1 click,
no need to print them.

The Eiffel Tower: a must!

  • Tickets for the 2nd floor or for the top (accessible by elevator).
  • Remember to book as soon as possible
  • 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)

+ MORE ABOUT THE EIFFEL TOWERE-TICKET FOR A GUIDED TOUR

A VERY NICE IDEA WITH TEENAGERS?

Rent an electric scooter to visit Paris. The departure is near the Eiffel Tower. Ideal, from 12 years old

The Trocadero : between the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Elysées

  • The atmosphere at the Trocadero is nice (musicians, skaters?) and thehas a view of the Eiffel Tower from the Trocadero is superb
  • There are many museums near the Trocadero that may be of interest to your teenagers:
    •  the Museum of Modern Art (permanent collection free for all)
    • the Guimet museum (Asian arts)
    • the Palais de Tokyo (contemporary art with often very funny exhibitions)
    • the Museum of Man (fascinating and very educational for the young public)
    • the Palais Galliera (fashion museum)
  • Good to know : free of charge for children under 18 for the permanent exhibitions of some museums

The Champs-Elysées

  • Walk down the Champs-Elysées from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde
  • To make shopping Luxury stores, big brands like Zara, Abercrombie, Nike, Adidas? And for young and old soccer fans, the PSG Official Store !
  • Exciting for childrens: the Palais de la Découverte, an extraordinary science museum
  • 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

ARC OF TRIUMPH: E-BILLETS CUTTER-FILE*Tickets received immediately on your smartphone in 1 click,
no need to print them.

The Louvre, the Tuileries Gardens and the Palais Royal

  • Allow at least 1h30 to visit the Louvre
  • Don't miss: The department of Egyptology, the Mona Lisa, The Victory of Samothrace, The Four Seasons by Archimboldo? In the Denon wing, on the 1st floor and on the 2nd floor, the two masterpieces of Georges de La Tour: The Cheat with the Ace of Diamonds and The Magdalene with the Nightlight ? Sully wing
  • Push the stroll to the garden of the Royal Palace (and his Buren columns)
  • Take a hot chocolate at Angelina's place

THE LOUVRE : MORE INFO 

THE LOUVRE: E-PAPER CUT-OFF**Tickets received immediately on your smartphone in 1 click, no need to print them.

FUN IDEAS WITH TEENS?

1- guided tours of the Louvre especially for children and teenagers : 8 privatizable visits. Duration of 1h30, on the themes of Greek antiquities, Egyptian antiquities, or around the masterpieces of the Louvre

2- visit investigation or treasure hunt if the weather is good: the survey visit The wonderful legend of the Tuileries or the treasure hunt Mythology in the Tuileries

3- visit survey if it rains: The Royal Palace survey visit 

In the neighborhood, if you are not tempted by the Louvre?

  • The Orangery Museum (small museum with a superb collection of impressionists and Monet's Water Lilies),
  • The Orsay Museumour favorite museum in Paris (right bank side)
  •  Guided tour of the Musée d'Orsay especially for young people : privatizable visit, of a duration of 1h30. Request for quotation or information: contact us

MUSÉE D'ORSAY : E-TICKETL'ORANGERIE : E-TICKET

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

ALL ON MONTMARTRE

FUN IDEAS WITH TEENS?

1- The visit of Montmartre with comedians: The Eternal Spirit of Montmartre (from 6 years old)

2- A family escape game in Montmartre : the escape game for 10 years and more 

3- Montmartre street art tour: When Street Art tells the story of Montmartre . A 1h30 blade

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 Ile de la Cité 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

+ MORE ABOUT THE HOLY CHAPELHOLY CHAPEL: THREAD-CUTTING E-BILLETS**Tickets received immediately on your smartphone in 1 click,
no need to print them.

SYMPASTIC IDEAS WITH 12+ YEARS OLD?

1- A super fun tour by electric scooter

2- The guided tour of Paris in the time of the alchemists and the Templars 1h30 of visit

3- An escape game in the Latin Quarter "The Mysteries of the Latin Quarter A 1h30 walk between Saint-Germain des Prés and the Ile de la Cité. Ideal with 14 years old and more

The Centre Pompidou

  • The Centre Pompidou opens at 11am.
  • It has a beautiful collection of 20th and 21st century art.
  •  For teens: Studio 13/16 (Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 6 pm). Free
  • There is a breathtaking view of the rooftops of Paris from the 5th floor. Don't miss it
  •  Guided tour of the Centre Pompidou especially for children and teenagers visit : private tour, lasting 1h30. Ideal from 8 years old. Ask for an estimate or information: contact us

+ MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE POMPIDOU CENTERE-BILLET COUPE-FILE **Tickets received immediately on your smartphone in 1 click, no need to print them.

If you are not tempted by the Pompidou Center ? go to the Marais district

  • Direction the Marais, for its shopping (rue des Francs-Bourgeois, rue des Rosiers, rue Vielle-du-Temple, place des Vosges?
  • In the neighborhood, the beautiful Picasso Museum,  the Museum of Jewish Art and Historythe museum of hunting
  • greed : the Carette tea room, Place des Vosges

E-TICKET FOR THE PICASSO MUSEUM*.*Tickets received immediately on your smartphone in 1 click,
no need to print them.

SYMPASTIC IDEAS WITH 12+ YEARS OLD?

1- One  walk on the banks of the Seine in Hoverboard. It's a lot of fun.

2- The Street Art tour of the Marais :1h30 of visit

3- The visit show "the magic of the Marais" with actors 1h30 of visit

4- The escape game "Secrets of the Marais duration 1h15

The Opera district

  • Go for it Citadiumthe concept store for teenagers (closes at 8pm)
  • Otherwise for shopping, you will find an Apple store, a Uniqlo department store and all the big franchises on boulevard Haussmann
  • Visit of theGarnier Opera House  Not essential if you are short of time. Rather reserved for lovers of lyric art or Napoleon III

ALL ABOUT THE OPERA DISTRICTOPERA, FREE VISIT : E-TICKET**Tickets received immediately on your smartphone in 1 click,
no need to print them.

FULL OF IDEAS SYMPAS WITH 12 YEARS AND OVER FROM THE OPERA NEIGHBORHOOD TO THE GRANDS BOULEVARDS

1- FlyviewThe virtual flight over Paris (amazing and spectacular)

2- the Grévin museum

3- Idea for a restaurant in the area: Hard Rock Café

4- A Show Tour: " A love of opera "the visit of the Opéra Garnier in the company of an actress

5- the Manoir de ParisThe Haunted House for ages 15 and up

6- Rex Studiosthe interactive backstage tour of Europe's largest cinema

THE ESCAPE GAMES IN OUTDOOR (top sales)

A team game, as a family, to discover a district of Paris while having fun and learning. With pre-teens and teens, we recommend :

Tips and tricks before and during your stay in Paris?

  • When to come to Paris? Which season to choose to come and spend 2 days in Paris
  • Find an accommodation in the area of your choice
  • How to get around Paris?

OUR TIPS AND TRICKS

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)

SHOOTED WALK : ALL THE INFO

Ideas for unusual visits to discover Paris differently

  • What if you offered your teens an unusual outing or activity
  • We have selected a few ideal ideas to do with the family that are a little off the beaten track
  • From a themed guided tour to an outdoor escape game or a scooter ride? you will surprise your children and make them happy.

THE TOP OF THE UNUSUAL VISITS

  • Discounted tickets for families with the Bateaux-Mouches companyAlma bridge (right bank).
  • Discounted tickets on the Cruise + Pizza package with the Vedettes de Paris company, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower (left bank). This is a very nice formula that combines a cruise and a pizza meal (to be enjoyed at the dock before or after the boat ride). This formula allows you to eat in a pleasant setting on the banks of the Seine, for a reasonable budget in a rather expensive area. An ideal formula with children.
  • Another nice idea cruise on the Seine: the pizzeria on the Seine on board of a small boat with a panoramic view. The cruise lasts 1h45. It's casual, good and excellent value for money.

BATEAUX-MOUCHES : REDUCED RATE*. *Undated tickets, received immediately on your smartphone,
no need to print them.

Paris by night by scenic bus

  • The show Paris illuminated is great !
  • On board of a panoramic bus, you will cross the most beautiful districts of Paris and discover its emblematic monuments.
  • A 1h30 journey, at 6:15pm or 9pm or 10pm depending on the season
  • Book your E-tickets for the Paris night bus tour (free for children under 4)

NIGHT TOOTBUS : INFO + RESERVATION*Tickets received immediately on your smartphone in 1 click,
no need to print them.

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