You are going to Paris with your kids and you are wondering where to bring them when you are not sightseeing the major landmarks:
Here are a few suggestions:
Jardin des Plantes:
What to do there: natural history museum, a zoo with monkeys, goats and ostriches, many gardens, playgrounds and a carousel
Where is it : you can get to it from three streets – 57 rue Cuvier, 2 rue Buffon and 36 rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire
Jardin du Luxembourg:
What to do: Lovely old gardens for parents and children. There is lot of benches and banks to sit and relax. In the main fountain, children can play with miniature boats. Also a puppet show will amuse your children twice daily.
Where is it: 5 impasse Royer Collard near the Sorbonne
Jardin des Tuileries:
Beautiful garden very easy to find. You will love the many fountains and statues and the fantastic view from Paris landmarks like the Arc of Triumph.
What to do: children can play around the pond, take pony rides and go to the many playgrounds.
Where is it: Rue de Rivoli next to La Concorde Square and Le Louvre Museum
Parc de Sceaux:
What to do: large park where children will be able to jump and climb in the playgrounds.
Where is it: in the South of Paris in the Haute Seine
Jardin d’ acclimatation:
Where is it: in the Bois de Boulogne
What to do: children will learn and have fun in this multifunctional park. They will be able to take train rides, see animals, watch a puppet show and much more.
Bois de Vincennes:
What to do there: perfect place to bring your pick nick and enjoy the day. There is a zoo, farm, amazing playgrounds, row boats and more fun things to do.
Where is it: Paris 12th arrondissement
Jardin de Bagatelle:
What to do there: large park to run around, vegetable gardens, a pond and playground
Where is it: 71 avenue de l’Hippodrome
Jardin du Palais Royal:
What to do there: nice place to relax, look at one’s reflection in Pol Bury’s fountain in the courtyard, play hide and seek around David Buren’s white and black columns and go on the carousel.
Where is it: 6 rue de Montpensier in the 1st arrondissement
Park of Versailles:
What to do there: visit the park and gardens, take a row boat on the Grand Canal or wander to the domaine de Marie Antoinette with its hamlet and farm.
Where is it: Place d’ armes in Versailles
Jardins du Trocadéro:
What to do there: sandbox, playground and carrousel
Where is it: 11 place du Trocadéro near the Eiffel Tower in the 16th arrondissement
Hope you will enjoy the many beautiful Parisian gardens with your children as much as I did.