Paris with kids: from cinema to balloon ride

Sladjana Perkovic | Live the World

November 23, 2022

If you are traveling to Paris with your children and you want to make their visit to the City of Light unforgettable, then this Paris with kids guide is definitely a thing you need to check out. I will give you a few tips and ideas on how to enchant your stay and try some great places from cinema to balloon rides. Also, I will take you to an incredible museum specially dedicated to children. But I promise you will also have a lot of fun. 

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Created in 1988, Forum des Images is a magical place situated in the center of Paris that celebrates cinema and moving pictures of all kinds, from fiction movies, documentaries, animated movies and shorts movies to television series. Children will be thrilled to find out that there is even a program named "CinéKids" especially dedicated to them. From September to June, every Wednesday and Sunday afternoon, the CinéKids offers a variety of movies for children from 18 months to 7 years old. And after every projection, a snack is offered. What do you need more to make them just fall in love with the seventh art? 

Paris from the balloon

Nothing can be as fun as seeing Paris and its monuments from the air. And this is definitely the reason to embark with your children on the Balloon Generali, a helium balloon, used as a tourist attraction and advertising support. I assure you, they will be more than amused. This balloon was created and installed in Paris in 1999 for the celebration of the new Millennium, and since the opening, it has lofted more than 500,000 passengers into the air. In the morning and when the weather conditions are optimal, the Balloon Generali can reach the altitude of more than 150 meters, which is the second highest point after the Eiffel Tower, Parisian most famous monument. This amazing adventure is free for the young Parisians under 12 years, and the ticket for adults costs 12 euros. The Balloon can be closed without notice, especially in case of bad weather conditions, so you should check their website on the day of your visit. 

Musée en herbe

Visiting the Louvre museum all day long with your children is probably not a good idea. In no time, they will be bored. But if you really want to see some art while in Paris, don’t worry, this Paris with kids guide* is bringing you a perfect solution. After the cinema and balloon ride**, what do you think of visiting a museum specially designed for children and adults, from 3 to 103 years old? The Musée en herbe, *opened in 1975 by Sylvie Girardet and Claire Merleau-Ponty, organise many art exhibitions and workshops for children, and its approach to art is based on play and humour. You and your children can learn so much about the works of artists such as Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, and Niki de Saint Phalle. This museum is open from Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm and on Thursday until 9 pm.

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