Museums that tell the History of France (and elsewhere)
to children and teens

Thehe history museums in Paris Discover or rediscover the History of France and elsewhere in the museums and castles of Paris and the Ile-de-France region: the Middle Ages, the French Revolution, Napoleon, Charles de Gaulle...

  • Most museums offer game booklets for children . Please ask for them at the reception desk.
  • Some museums are free for young people for those under 18 years of age and for those under 26 years of age who are EU nationals).
  • Some museums are free on the first Sunday of the month.
  • And why not schedule a visit to museum by night. There are often fewer people than during the day.
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The house of Victor Hugo

  • Discover the apartment where Victor Hugo lived
  • For families, from 10 years old
  • In the Marais (4th)
  • Free for children under 18


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The Liberation Museum - Jean Moulin Museum - General Leclerc Museum


  • A museum that traces the occupation and liberation of Paris
  • With children from 10/12 years old
  • The permanent collection is free for all


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The Army Museum and the Dome of the Invalides

  • To understand the political and military history of France
  • Ideal from 8 years old
  • Free for children under 18 years old (under 26 years old if EU citizen)


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Museum of the Legion of Honor and the Orders of Chivalry


  • For those who love medals and decorations
  • From 10 years old
  • Free for all


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The Nissim de Camondo Museum

  • Discover the sumptuous life in a private mansion in the 19th century
  • From the age of 8
  • Free for children under 18 years old (under 26 years old if EU citizen)


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The Jean-Sans-Peur Tower


  • A small, child-sized museum on the Middle Ages
  • From 6 years old
  • Free for children under 7 years


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The Catacombs of Paris

  • The largest Parisian ossuary, thrills guaranteed!
  • Recommended for children over 10 years old
  • Reservation highly recommended


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The Archaeological Crypt of the Square of Notre-Dame


  • The urban evolution of the Île de la Cité and Paris since antiquity
  • Next to Notre-Dame
  • Ideal from 8/10 years old