Top 10 places to visit with kids in Paris
Paris is nicknamed as the city of love; it always has a way to allure the visitors with its charm and ambiance. This magical city is filled with magnificent monuments such as Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Musée d’Orsay, Notre-Dame, and the Champs- Elysées Boulevard. You can roam the cobblestone streets eating around pastries and tasting teas in tea salons. One will never get bored of the captivating beauty of this city. Each and every building is a work of an enchanted art. Paris is famous for its historic landmarks, museums, cathedrals, French gardens and top class art collections.
There are so many things to do in Paris that one trip won’t be enough. From boutiques to cuisines, Paris casts a magical spell. If it’s your first time than spend few more days to explore the stylish city. It’s very hard to choose from where to begin with, you can make a list of shopping places, museums, sightseeing and cultural heritage and explore the Paris the way you like or simply buy a guidebook. There are so many wow factors and the city is extremely famous for fashion, culture, art, and entertainment. When it comes to fashion it is a hub for famous brands such as Yves Saint-Laurent, Lancôme, L’Oréal and Christian Dior. Paris has one of largest attractions in the world. Without further ado, go through the lists of
top 20 most unforgettable sights and attractions in Paris. The list is given below:
It is located in the 7th arrondissement in Paris which is 1,063 ft. high and the timings are 9:30 a.m to 12:45 a.m. There are three floors and one can use elevators while going up and returning down. It has become an icon globally and one of the most visited monuments of the world. Eiffel Tower is the second tallest structure in France. The Tower had two restaurants such as Le 58 Tour Eiffel and Le Jules Verne. Your kids can have a great time and a memorable experience while visiting Eiffel tower.
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
This museum contains arts and designs which has a collection such as French furniture, tableware, carpets and modern style decorations.
The Louvre museum
It was a royal palace in the 14th century which later became a museum in 1793. The Louvre Pyramid is a huge glass and metal pyramid designed by Chinese-American architects. The Louvre Museum contains the artwork such as Mona Lisa, Code of Hammurabi, Winged Victory of Samothrace, Venus De Milo, The Virgin of The Rocks, Dying Slave, La belle ferronniere, St. John the Baptist, The Lace Maker, Death of the Virgin, Bathsheba at her bath and many more. Let your kids learn about the artworks and the history behind it.
It was a home for the Royal Family and later it was turned into a prison in French Revolution. Built in 1625, it has a huge collection of paintings and sculptures. One can also visit Luxembourg garden located outside the palace.
Notre-Dame de Paris
Notre -Dame De Paris means Our Lady of Paris also known as Notre-Dame Cathedral or just Notre-Dame. It is considered one of the world’s finest examples of French Gothic architecture. It includes various sculptures and stained glasses. You will notice huge bells kept in order and costumes and ornaments of that era. This Church is built after the ruins of two earlier churches which were dedicated to Jupiter. Gargoyles statues are sculpted on the top of the cathedral. It is the top visited monument in France.
Louis Vuitton Foundation
It is an art and cultural museum which runs separately as a non-profit entity in Paris. You will find many collections, 350 seat auditorium, and 11 galleries in a two-story building.
Arc de Triomphe
There are ample of things to explore in Paris such as the famous monuments in Arc De Triomphe. Come and know the rich history of this site during the World War period. Inside there is a tomb of the unknown soldier from world war 1 which is visited by the tourists to respect the legends who died for their country. It is considered as one of the historical monuments in Paris.
Musée Rodin is a park and a museum contains sculpture garden of The Thinker, Centenary of Auguste Rodin and La Porte de L’enfer which means The Gates of Hell.
It is an entertainment resort and theme park which is one of the most visited parks in Europe. Disneyland contains theme parks, resort hotels, shopping centers, dining, entertainment complex, and golf course and entertainment venues. Disneyland Paris contains 2 theme parks, 7 resort hotels, a golf course, and railway station and s huge shopping mall. There are two parks such as Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park opened in 1992 and 2002 respectively. Disney Village is an entertainment spot for kids and you can also visit Val d’Europe shopping center which offers great food courts. Kids can go and enjoy famous rides like Small World, Space Mountain: Mission 2, Big Thunder Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean and Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters.
Les Invalides commonly known as Hotel national des Invalides is a famous complex building which contains museums, monuments, hospitals and military history of France.
The Basilica of Sacre Coeur is one of the most visited spots in Paris. This monument is made of milky white marbles and it has a resemblance to Taj Mahal in India. The Montmartre was built by Romans to worship the gods of the planet of Mars and Mercury. The name of the church means sacred heart which is referred to the heart of Jesus. You can watch breathtaking views of the city from the top of the dome. You can rent binoculars and see the views of other monuments like La Defence, Eiffel Tower, and Montparnasse Tower.
It is a former hill located on the hill of Chaillot, which was named as the Battle of Trocadero. The old Palais of Trocadero was demolished and replaced by the Palais de Chaillot. Let your kids learn about the past history of this palace.
This garden is situated between the Louvre Museum and Place de La Corde. It became a public garden and park after the French revolution. Visitors visit this garden, stroll with their loved ones and have a relaxing time with their family. You can click photos of Mercury riding Pegasus, Nymphe statue, Theseus and the Minotaur, The Oath of Spartacus and the sculpture of Le Baiser.
The museum contains French art from the year 1848 to the year 1914 such as furniture, paintings, photography and sculptures of various paintings. It also contains paintings like Cézanne, Monet, Degas, Manet, Renoir, Seurat, Gauguin, Sisley and Van Gogh which was done by famous artists. If your kid is an art lover then make sure to visit this largest art museum in Europe. It contains beautiful sculptures of Alfred Barye, François Rude, Jules Cavelier, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Émile-Coriolan Guillemin, and many more. It was established in 1986 and it ranks 10th globally as one of the main tourist’s attractions in the world.
Place de la Concorde
It is the largest public square in Paris. Place de la Concorde can be seen from Eiffel tower and it is 696 ft. high. To the west side you can see Champs Elysees and to the east, you can watch Tuileries garden. In the center a huge Egyptian Obelisk stands still, a yellow granite column which is 75 ft. high. Kids can enjoy the view of the fountains and admire the views.
Jardin du Luxembourg
It is also known as Luxembourg Garden, located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. It covers 23 hectares of land which mainly include lawns, aligned trees, flowerbeds, a model of boats and Medici fountain. Visitors and local people can be seen relaxing with their family and kids in the garden. Your kids can sail on model boats or enjoy in the large fenced playground with other children.
Le Marais is famous for its glory of prehistoric buildings. It is also referred as “Old Paris” which still has its old charms in the modern days. You can explore beautiful courtyards, galleries, and boulangeries. You will mainly see Jewish crowd and they mainly believe in aesthetic value. So let yourself get lost in the neighborhood of olden charms and visit Cox cafe and enjoy delicious treats which are famous in the neighborhood.
Maine Montparnasse tower is mainly known as Tour Montparnasse which is 689 ft. high, constructed from 1969 to 1973. It is located in the 15th arrondissement in Paris, France and it has 58 floors. You can tour in office reception hall and shopping arcade. Montparnasse and Eiffel Tower can be seen together from a certain distance.
Champs Elysees is mainly known as Grand Palais is the largest museum, exhibition hall and historical site in Paris, France. It is built in Beaux architectural style which is decorated with stone facades, glass vault, unique concrete style and iron and steel framing.
Step into cobblestone streets where you can ride “mini trains” with your kids and make the small moments more pleasurable. Kids can have a great time enjoying the music and delicious crepe sandwiches. You can buy home decor from various fabric and antique stores such as curtain makers which deal in best fabrics the world. Visit basilica garden and ride on the funicular train which will lead you to the top. Montmartre’s beauty increases 10 times more at night and the view is extraordinary.