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Kid Friendly Day Trips in Paris

Paris, know for it’s sophisticated dining, luxury, and world class museums, may not be the first destination on your list of places to take your children. But including Paris on your list of places to visit with little ones will be a decision you won’t regret.

Paris is brimming with child friendly activities and cultural activities to lighten your kids’ faces. Your family can create memories here that will last a lifetime.

Jardin des Tuileries

An expansive playground best suited for children 5 and up, the gardens include metal and rope structures sure to challenge even your most advanced climber. Spinning, bouncing, and swinging installations will delight youngsters and give parents a chance to enjoy the breath taking gardens surrounding the playground.

Ile de la Cité Flower and Pet Market

Bring the hand sanitizer becuase your children will love meeting parrots, chickens, dwarf bunnies, and ferrets for sale at this beautiful market. There is a wide assortment of flower vendors as well and a collection of fabulous eateries with fresh selections in a casual atmosphere.
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Puppet Shows in Jardin de Luxembourg

Sure the show will be in French, but guignols, or puppet shows, are still a sure way to entertain kids aged 2-8 years old. Many stories are familiar fairy tales and the website maintains a detailed schedule of upcoming shows.

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Pompidou Centre

A museum built inside out, the building has its pipes, electric cables, air-conditioning ducts, and escalators on the outside On the inside there are modern art galleries, a book shop, a movie theater, and kid friendly cafes.

L’Atelier des Sens Little Chef

What could be more fun than cooking classes in Paris! Aimed at kids aged 6-12, these themed classes are sure to delight your child. Whether the theme is chocolate or Christmtmas desserts, it is sure to be a hit.