Paris is a great place to take your children on holiday as there are many tourist attractions, museums and parks in the city that cater to children. Several of the parks scattered across Paris, are equipped with playgrounds, carousels, puppet shows and petting zoos that children are sure to love.
1. Jardins du Luxembourg (Rue de Médicis, Rue de Vaugirard) – This garden has a long history, it was established in the 17th century by Marie de Medicis from Italy. This is one of the most popular gardens in Paris and is especially full on weekends, when there are guignols, puppet shows and poneys! There are also a number of ponds where one can go boating, take a stroll, or simply relax while the children play in the sun.
2. Parc Monceau (Boulevard de Courcelles) – This is another famous park in Paris that was established in the 18th century by the Duke of Chartres, Phillippe d’Orleans. The gardens were designed by Louis Carrogis Carmontelle and span over 12 hectares, giving children a lot of space to play in. The Parc Monceau also has a number of playgrounds, bridges and waterfalls and even a free Wi-Fi area.
3. Parc de la Villette (211, Avenue Jean Jaures) – The Parc de la Villette is located North Paris, between the Cite de la Musique and the Cite des Sciences et de L’Industrie. This is a modernised park that has amusement facilities for children like bike parks, open spaces for picnics and various themed gardens.
4. Parc Floral de Paris (Route de la Pyramide) – Parc Floral de Paris is famous for its selection of flowers and is located on the Vincennes Royal Estate having been established in 1966 for a garden festival. Parc Floral de Paris is an ideal place to take children as it has large open spaceswhere they can play games and have picnics.