A two-day stay in Paris: our tips for a successful family trip
16 february 2022
For your next family weekend away, plan a trip to Paris with your children! Hotel, activities, places to visit and discovering all the city has to offer… We’ve got you covered with our bespoke itinerary of the French capital! Enjoy!
Day 1: Must-see places in Paris to visit as a family
On a trip to the capital with your children, start discovering the most iconic sights in the City of Lights from day one and make the most out of your family holiday.
Climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower
When you think of Paris, it’s the first thing that springs to mind. The Eiffel Tower is still the beating heart of the capital and the most emblematic landmark in the whole of France – one you can visit time and time again. Did you know that it has recently increased in height by several metres? A new antenna means it now reaches the dizzy heights of 330 metres tall! The whole family can get stuck in – climb to the first level to discover the glass floor, then to the second to enjoy the 360-degree view. Fancy going up even higher? Ascend to the top of the Eiffel Tower, 276 metres high: your little one will have a whale of a time!
A trip to the Parisian parks and gardens
The Luxembourg Gardens, Parc Monceau, the Tuileries Garden and Parc des Buttes-Chaumont… In Paris’s most beautiful parks and gardens, you can play games and enjoy family activities. How about watching a live puppet show at the Luxembourg Gardens? Or having a leisurely lunch on the lawn at Parc des Buttes-Chaumont? A proper holiday itinerary!
Discover the collections at the Louvre Museum
Out of all the museums in Paris, this particular museum is without doubt the most emblematic in the capital. The Louvre Museum is ready and waiting to unveil its majestic collections, starting of course with the famous Joconde. But the museum also has lots of fun tours and activities on offer for children, including themed guided tours. There are even games for children in the forum!
Day 2: The places children will love
On day 2, wow your children by showing them a side of Paris that they’ve never seen before!
Marvel at the dancers of the Moulin Rouge
At the foot of the Butte Montmartre, a must-visit district during any visit to Paris, the Moulin Rouge puts on a spectacular show for families as well as an incredible evening with a range of menus and children’s menus to choose from! Book an evening at the Moulin Rouge for a dinner and show evening (at 7 pm) or a show evening (at 9 pm) in the company of the dancers of this famous Parisian cabaret. With its feathers, music and rhinestones, the Féérie Revue show will inspire the whole family and is bound be one of the highlights of your trip to Paris!
Set sail on the Seine as a family
For an affordable way to have fun and discover another side of Paris, set off on a cruise along the Seine on board a bateau-mouche. A mode of transport that always keeps the children entertained! The most beautiful sights of the capital unfurl along the water’s edge, so that you can discover the île Saint-Louis, the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Grand Palais one by one. An open-air excursion that will prove a big hit with the whole family! You could even plan your boat trip for night-time to enjoy the view of the city beneath the lights.
Where is the best place in Paris for families to stay?
You can choose between booking a standard room in a hotel or renting an apartment on Airbnb, in the same way that you might want to mix it up by sometimes travelling by plane and sometimes by train! If you’re visiting with children, it’s better to choose accommodation in a central location such as by the foot of Butte Montmartre, near the Opéra Garnier, close to Place de la Concorde or next to the Luxembourg Gardens. This makes it easier to get around Paris and discover its unmissable sights. The absolute must-have? A room with a view over the rooftops of Paris!
And what if you're planning a longer stay in Paris with children?
Fancy an extended break in Paris as a family? On day 3, take your children for a fun day out to discover the collections at the Pompidou Centre or take part in the many activities on offer at the City of Sciences. On day 4, plan a visit to the sumptuous Château de Versailles, easily accessible via public transport, and make the most of your trip with a stroll through its gardens. Lastly, on day 5, plan a fun day at Disneyland Paris. Your children will be over the moon!
By following this bespoke itinerary, you can experience the joys of a trip to Paris as a family!