Also known as the Capital of Fashion and the City of Lights, Paris is located in the northern side of France on river Seine. Paris has a great reputation of being one of the most romantic and beautiful city in the world, and it’s very influential in realms of fashion, culture, art, design and food. It’s home to some of the world’s greatest cosmetics and fashion designers including Dior, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Guerlain, Clarins, among others.
Paris has a great heritage and has a lot of attractions and things to do which makes it a desirable destination for a family vacation. Paris can be a very fun city for families with kids and teenagers. The city has many sites which offer an engaging way of helping kids learn more about the city. It’s also real fun and impressive for the younger children with all its’ kings and gargoyles. That being said, you should know that Paris is usually very crowded with people who seem to be always in a hurry, so you need to carefully plan your travel. Let’s now take a look at some of the best things to do as a family in Paris;
- Museums – Paris offers many museums which are ideal for families. However, the most convenient way of enjoying Paris is with a Paris Museum Pass; this is a prepaid entry card which allows you entry into more than 70 museums and monuments all around Paris (along with Palace of Versailles). The Paris museum pass comes in 2 day, 4 day and 6 day denominations. The card will also allow you to jump the long queues, which is a big plus especially when you are traveling with your family. One of must see museums is the Musée Carnavalet which contains lots of cool artifacts which range from royal toys and Neolithic canoes, to model guillotine and Napoléon’s cradle.
- Eiffel Tower – The 1st site on most people’s lists is the Eiffel Tower. Well, if your family can brave the usually long queues, you can take an elevator to the top for an all time ultimate family picture. Otherwise, you can just look up at its’ magnificence rather than going all the way to the top; the best time for checking out the Eiffel tower is after dark when it’s brightly lit for a 5 minute display.
- Jardin du Luxembourg – The south west corner of this majestic renaissance garden is completely devoted to the kids. It includes acres of swings and slides, which your kids will totally enjoy.
- Jardin d’Acclimatation – This is a children’s park which was designed in 19th century. It has been updated with many cool rides and playing equipment, which make it absolutely great for families with young children.
Best Time To Visit Paris
The best time of the year to visit Paris is between June and August, when the climate and weather is almost perfect.