March 13, 2018

Paris With a Toddler in Tow

Paris is home to some of the world's most extraordinary monuments and cultural experiences, certain to satisfy most discerning visitors and locals, but there is one particular crowd that is notoriously difficult to please...toddlers!

Spending time in the City of Light with your very own precious toddler in tow? Here are a few unique ways to enjoy the city as a family, while scoring major points with your little one.

Say Oui to Paris - Paris With a Toddler in Tow
My tiny Parisian


Located in the Jardin des Plantes, La Grande Galerie de L'Evolution (Gallery of Evolution) is just one of the many fun and educational places to visit within the garden. Here kids and adults alike will be amazed by the displays of different species over time, not to mention the breathtaking architecture of the building. Photos from our visit here.

Bonus: On a nice day, kids can blow off some steam playing in the garden.

Tip: Looking for a changing table? You can find one located in the bathroom on the ground level, back right of the building.


Take in a show at the kid-friendly L'Antre Magique, just a short walk from Gare Saint Lazare. Magic, comedy, music, balloon animals and puppetry are at the heart of their spectacles. Everything from the teeny-tiny space (only 5 rows of seats!) to the retro scenery, offers an absolutely charming Parisian theatre experience.

Bonus: Booster seats are provided for children, so everyone gets a great view.

Tip: Before booking through their site, check for reduced rates on tickets.


With over 200 stores, there's something for everyone at Les Quatre Temps shopping center located at La Défense. A gigantic Toys "R" Us (upstairs in the Dome) is worth a look thanks to its fun thematic displays, including childhood favorites Playmobil, Barbie and LEGO (Don't forget to snap a pic of the LEGO Eiffel Tower!).

Bonus: Many days of the week you can enjoy special events going on throughout the mall (fashion shows, cooking demonstrations,...).

Tip: Step outside the mall onto the parvis for a photo op in front of the awe-inspiring Grande Arche. Turn in the opposite direction, and on a clear day, you'll see the Arc de Triomphe in the distance.

What are your favorite ways to enjoy Paris with your kids?

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