RTL Today – TravelmatKanner: 13 magical things to do in Paris this summer
Here are some activities you might like in the City of Love. There is always something new to discover in the majestic capital of France.
I have to admit that Paris is one of my favorite cities to visit in Europe. And I think you will agree with me that there is always something new to discover, always something beautiful to experience. And no visit is like the previous one.
If you’ve already visited the kids at least once and seen all the major tourist attractions, now is the time to go further and experience more of the magic that Paris has to offer for families.
Disclaimer: This article does not refer to Disneyland Paris, but believe me, there are plenty of things to do that are just as magical!
So, if you are heading to Paris, check out the following:
1. Shows and magic workshops at the Magic Museum
During the summer, magic workshops are organized for children from 6 to 11 years old (2h30). The magic school adapts the tricks according to the age of the children. There is also a guided tour of the museum and a small gift at the end of the workshop. An activity that all little Harry Potter and Hermione Granger will love! And maybe adults too…
2. Sunday brunch in the Marais
Ahhh the Marais, with its pretty cafes, bars, museums, galleries etc. He holds a special place in my heart. What can be truly magical is taking the kids to a Sunday brunch in a beautiful Parisian café.
My top pick is Café Creme, which offers healthy fare, freshly squeezed juices, croissants and pancakes to delight everyone in the family.
3. Have a bite to eat at the most Instagrammable cafe
EL&N at Galeries Lafayette not only offers pink decor, but also pink drinks and candies. It’s fun, pleasant, and the cakes are delicious. EL&N is a rare thing: it started in London and spread to Paris. Let me know how you find it!
4. A themed cruise on the Seine
The Bateaux Mouches are known all over the world, but what is less known is that you and the children can take a themed cruise with them on the Seine, where children can meet their favorite characters like LadyBug from the Miraculous Cruise . The tour is in English or French and lasts one hour.
5. Shakespeare and Company Bookstore
A must have for all book lovers. Located opposite Notre Dame, this famous bookstore is atmospheric, small, unique, magical, and very popular. There is usually a small queue to get in but it’s worth the wait. Because where there are books, there is magic.
6. Louvre Private Guided Family Tour
Hire an expert guide for a private tour for up to 25 people. You can choose a thematic visit suitable for children of different ages:
- The masterpieces of the Louvre explained to children (from 7 years old)
- Egypt in the time of the Pharaohs (from 6 years old)
- Monsters and Heroes of Mythology (from 6 to 10 years old)
- The masterpieces of the Louvre explained to teenagers (from 13 years old)
7. LEGO Exhibition
From July 6 to September 25, the LEGO Expo celebrates 90 years of these iconic Danish bricks. For LEGO fans, but not only!
8. Pop Air Exhibition
If your kids love balloons, then the artsy Pop Air Expo is definitely the place to visit. Fifteen artists have created stunning installations with balloons and the result is mesmerizing.
9. Fairground Arts Museum
I love what this museum says on its website because it’s true:
”As soon as you enter the Pavillons de Bercy, you forget everything that is part of your daily life. This extraordinary site, also called the Musée des Arts Forains, takes you off the beaten track. Discover a unique collection of performing arts objects from the 19th and 20th centuries. It’s a timeless getaway on the themes of cabinets of curiosities, carnivals, incredible gardens and Belle Epoque fairgrounds.
So add it to your list of things to do in Paris.
10. Dinosaur Exhibit
In our family, we love everything about dinosaurs. And yes, there is an exhibition in Paris this summer for these majestic animals.
11. Eiffel Tower at night
You can appreciate all the majesty of this emblematic monument from the gardens. It’s worth waiting until nightfall to get the full effect, even if the children stay awake a little longer…
12. Science and Industry City
Endless fun with science activities. For example, children aged 5 to 12 can enjoy themed games and activities related to the body, communication, television, water games, a garden and a factory.
13. Paris Beaches
The beach invites itself into town – every summer along the Seine and La Villette from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. every day.
For even more ideas, visit the official website of the Paris Tourist Office.
Have fun, happy exploring and let’z TravelmatKanner!