Spend a day with Roman-bashers Astérix and Obélix at the Parc Astérix theme park. This is the ultimate antidote to Americanised Disneyland with zones split into Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, the Land of the Vikings, Egypt and the indomitable Gaulish Village. Thrill-seekers can defy gravity on the Goudurix rollercoaster, while younger kids get wet on the Grand Splatch log flume. For some serious handshaking, look out for Astérix, Obélix and friends wandering around.
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.