Our itinerary to visit Paris in 3 days with young children (0 / 6 years)

Visit Paris for 3 days with toddlers, it's possible! Our circuit to visit Paris in three days with children under 7 years old, is designed to enjoy Paris with your family. Our itinerary allows you to see the essential of Paris (to please the parents!) while being adapted to the rhythm of the children thanks to our suggestions of pauses planned for them (playgrounds, horn ?). Everyone will be happy. For those who have already been to Paris and are looking for other ideasTake a look at our " Paris with 0/6 years  "or pick up other ideas on "The circuit 5 days with 0/6 years" . Enjoy your stay in Paris!

  • Day 1 Eiffel Tower, Aquarium, Champs-Elysées, Louvre (or Orangerie, or Orsay), Cruise on the Seine
  • Day 2 Ile Saint-Louis, Pompidou center, Marais, Luxembourg garden or Paris bus tour
  • Day 3 Montmartre, Jardin des Plantes
  • Practical information

DAY 1: Eiffel Tower - Aquarium - Champs-Elysées - Louvre - Cruise on the Seine

Day 1Eiffel Tower > Aquarium > Champs-Elysées > Louvre > Cruise on the Seine

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, horn 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 > Cruise on the Seine

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 > Cruise on the Seine

The Champs-Elysées, its stores, its atmosphere ...

Champs Elysees pedestrians
  • Stroll : to go down quietly the Champs-Elysées from the Arc de Triomphe to the Concorde
  • Shopping Luxury stores, big brands and also Disney Store for the little ones, Abercrombie, Nike, Addidas?
  • Touristic : the view from the Arc de Triomphe (free for children under 18) : it's really spectacular
  • greed : the Ladurée tea room
  • Guignol : guignol theater in the small garden of the Champs-Elysées roundabout
  • Take a 1h30 Tuk-tuk tour (departure place de la Concorde): children (and you too!) will love it
  • Lunch buy a sandwich and have a picnic in the Tuileries garden if the weather is good

Day 1 Eiffel Tower > Aquarium > Champs-Elysées > Louvre > Cruise on the Seine

The Louvre and the Tuileries Gardens

  • 1h 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 4-7 years old : Milirue, the playful and intelligent exploration notebooks

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 > Cruise on the Seine

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

DAY 2: Ile Saint-Louis, Pompidou centre, Marais, Luxembourg garden or bus tour of Paris panoramic

Day 2Saint-Louis Island > Centre Pompidou > Marais > Jardin du Luxembourg or Panoramic bus

Sainte Chapelle and Ile-Saint-Louis

the island of the city and Notre-Dame
  • 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 4-7 years old : Milirue, the playful and intelligent exploration notebooks

Day 2 : Ile Saint-Louis > Centre Pompidou > Marais > Luxembourg garden or Panoramic bus

The Centre Pompidou

  • 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 Saint-Louis > Centre Pompidou Swamp > Luxembourg garden or panoramic bus

The Marais district

  • ride Stroll in the Marais district
  • Stop games : place des Vosges, playground for children
  • Shopping : rue des Rosiers, rue Rambuteau and all around
  • greed : the Carette tea room , Place des Vosges
  • Museum: Picasso Museuma marvel! (but not really for the little ones)
  • Museum : the Museum of Hunting and Nature (children will love the stuffed animals and the curiosity cabinets)

Day 2 : Ile Saint-Louis > Centre Pompidou > Marais > Luxembourg garden or Panoramic bus

The Luxembourg garden, then a trip to Saint-Germain des Prés

  • Luxembourg Garden Children will love its ponies, its ponds and its very large playground
  • Parents will appreciate the playground reserved for children under 7 years old. Fenced playground.
  • The Luxembourg garden is open until 7pm in summer and until nightfall in winter
  • Dinner : in Saint-Germain des Prés, in one of the most beautiful area of Paris

Day 2 Ile Saint-Louis > Centre Pompidou > Marais > jardin du Luxembourg or Panoramic bus

A tour of Paris by night bus:
the children will take the opportunity to rest!

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
  • Ideal in winter with children : the bus leaves at 6:15 pm
  • A very pleasant and relaxing way to discover Paris

DAY 3: Montmartre, Garden of Plants

Day 3Montmartre > Jardin des Plantes

A morning 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

Day 3 : Montmartre > 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
the great gallery of evolution at the jardin des plantes


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 :

And of course :

tourism in paris

Our itineraries for 2, 3 or 5 days in Paris with your family:

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