Ideas for family outings west of Paris

Hauts-de-Seine (92) and Yvelines (78)

The west of Paris is rich in proposals offamily activities and outings. Ideas for cultural outings include: the national archaeology museum of Saint Germain en Laye (famous for its department devoted to prehistory), three castles including the unmissable Palace of Versailles.
We love the France Miniature amusement park to discover in a playful way the French heritage.

Our favorites in the departments of 78 and 92:

  1. France Miniature (in the category "Amusement park“)
  2. The Palace of Versailles (in the category 'Top not to be missed“)
  3. Thoiry Safari Zoo (in the category "Animals“)
  4. The guided tour "The Great Hours of the Gardens of Versailles" (in the category "Guided tours“)

Fun family outings in the Hauts-de-Seine

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Puppet and puppet shows


  • A classic for little ones
  • From 2 to 3 years
  • In the 8th, the 17th and in the 92nd
  • Low cost activity


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Outdoor Puppet shows


  • Guignol's outdoor shows
  • Ideally from 2/3 years old
  • In the 8th, the 17th and in the 92nd


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Original visit to La Défense, an open-air museum

  • 19,90€ the treasure hunt (for the group)
  • With family (from 7/8 years old) or friends
  • At La Défense (Hauts-de-Seine)


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The castle of Malmaison and Bois-Préau

  • Empress Josephine's castle
  • In Rueil-Malmaison (in 92)
  • Free for under 18s (under 26s if EU citizen)


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The 360° view from the roof of the Grande Arche de la Défense

  • A magnificent view of the Grand Paris
  • At La Défense (92)
  • Free for children under 3 years


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The olympic ice rink of Boulogne-Billancourt


  • Mornings are dedicated to families
  • Nocturnal Saturday night until midnight
  • In Boulogne Billancourt (92)
  • Less than 5€ the entry


Fun family outings in the Yvelines

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2 hours to save the King (in 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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La ferme de Gally - Sartrouville


  • Covid: it is open to the public
  • Top with kids
  • In the Yvelines (78)
  • Less than 5€ per person


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The national sheepfold in Rambouillet


  • Covid: currently closed
  • Every day (during school holidays)
  • In Rambouillet in the Yvelines (78)
  • An outing at a low price


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Educational farms around Paris


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


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Gally's farm (Saint-Cyr-l'école)


  • Covid: it is open to the public
  • Top with kids
  • In the Yvelines (78)
  • Less than 5€ per person


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Picking farms around Paris


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


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Enigma walk: treasure hunt in Versailles (castle district)

  • 19,90€ the treasure hunt (for the group)
  • With family (from 7/8 years old) or friends
  • In Versailles (in the Yvelines)


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The Arboretum of Versailles-Chevreloup


  • 200 hectares of nature - more than 2500 varieties of trees
  • Free for everyone every 1st Sunday of the month


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The great nocturnal waters

  • 2h30 fairy-tale walk + fireworks
  • Ideal as a family
  • In the gardens of the Palace of Versailles (78)
  • Free for children 6 and under


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