Autumn is a wonderful time to travel to Paris with kids! Around the month of September and October, fewer tourists travel to the city, while the weather is still pleasant.
Paris is the center of fantastic art, designer boutiques, delicious cuisine, and fabulous architecture. To dive deep into French culture, you might want to visit some popular tourist attractions but focus on off-the-beaten-track spots in Paris with kids.
We know that traveling with your little ones, and baby-friendly activities will be your priority during the journey. Here, we recommend several things to do in Paris with kids.
Special things to do in Paris with kids in September
Paris Jazz Festival 2022/A fleurs de Jazz
Where: Parc Floral, Bois de Vincennes, Paris, France
When: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 – Wednesday, September 7, 2022
The Festival blends sophisticated Jazz music with harmonious nature. Music is a universal language, which could be understood by everyone, even your little ones. Enjoy the jazz and dance to the tune in Paris with kids! With many free daytime concerts, it will be a good festival to introduce jazz to your kids.
Please check their official website to see the concerts you are interested in.
European Heritage Days
When: Saturday, September 17, 2022 – Sunday, September 18, 2022
On September 17th and 18th, you will be able to discover some private cultural sites and explore little-known iconic destinations. The Days are designed for all ages to experience European culture.
The Lights of Blandy
When: Every Friday and Saturday between 7:30 pm and 10:pm, -September 17, 2022
Where: Blandy-les-Tours, an hour away from Paris by car
Families can travel back to medieval times with the extraordinary light and sound show under the starry sky. The show will excite the little ones and bring your memory back to your childhood.
For more information please check the website.
Pop Air at La Villette
When: thru September 4, 2022
Where: 221 avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris 19ème
The exhibition is full of balloons and inflatable creations, under the Baltard-style glass roof. This unique and fun journey will allow your family to immerse in a childlike and dreamy world.
For more information please check the La Villette website.
Bébé Voyage tip:
La Villette also is home to la Cité des Sciences, a top-rated science museum with a great kids area. So you can make a day of exploring this area.
Popular Destinations in Paris with kids
The Eiffel Tower
September evenings in Paris are so enjoyable. The weather is cool for the family to take a stroll before dinner. You can grab some food and bring them to the lawn in front of the Eiffel tower. It will be wonderful to spend family time there. Don’t forget to take a picture with the Eiffel tower to mark the memorable moment!
Bébé Voyage Tip:
Ride on the carousel with stunning views of the famous Eiffel Tower at the bottom of the Trocadéro gardens.
Avenue des Champs-Élysées
Shopping with kids on a sunny day is a must-to-do in Paris. Champs-Elysées Avenue is one of the most beautiful avenues around the world. In addition to luxury designer boutiques, there are some affordable and baby-friendly shops for a family shopping day.
Bébé Voyage Tips:
- At the top of Champs Elysées is the Arc de Triomphe, which in my opinion has a better view of Paris than the Eiffel Tower because you are closer to the ground and to the center. Also, fewer stairs to climb up if you have a kid who wants to do the stairs, but you’re not sure if your kid will be able to handle all the steps at the Eiffel Tower
- At the other end of Champs Elysées is the Jardin des Tuileries which has playgrounds, a carousel, trampolines, and kiosks to get snacks like crêpes and waffles.
Off-the-beaten-track spots in Paris with kids
Le Parc de Bagatelle
In western Paris, a true gem of a park and chateau is Le Parc de Bagatelle. It is a stunning botanical garden, established in 1775. With beautiful plants, little bridges, and artificial waterfalls, visitors will be able to relax in a romantic atmosphere.
Additional Tip: Kids love to feed the ducks there… or at least Marianne, our Bébé Voyage founder, did when she used to go with her grandfather! LOL
Atelier des Lumieres
It is a digital art gallery in a former foundry. The exhibitions are very immersive and fascinating with 140 video projectors and a spatialized sound system. The combination of art and music is not only a modern side for parents to discover but also a stunning place to stimulate your little ones.
Curious about more places to discover and things to do in Paris with kids? Shop our baby-friendly and community-sourced travel guidebook to Paris ! We not only recommend nice places to go but also share useful tips and information you need to know as a mom with small kids.
Enjoy your time in Paris! Bébé Voyage is always here to help you!