Parc des Buttes-Chaumont is basically one giant playground, with streams to play in and a gazebo atop the hill. Children will love the alcove (complete with raging waterfall) or the view from the suspension bridge over the water. The hills make for some treacherous hikes, but that just means there’s ample opportunity for tumbling down the grassy knolls. Down around the central pond, donkey rides and carnival games are a great way to round out the experience.
With its grandiose parks, idyllic, wide-pavemented boulevards and the ever-scenic Seine, Paris is the perfect destination to explore with kids. Just wandering around and ogling the obvious attractions should provide entertainment aplenty, but there’s lots else worth doing if the weather doesn’t play ball – notably the opportunity to snaffle chocolate and crêpes at every turn (even for breakfast). The following are 34 other things to do that’ll delight kids in Paris. Be warned: after a fun-packed weekend exploring the City of Light, you might struggle to get les enfants to leave.
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