Parc Andre Citron, Paris’ best park for kids

It was a beautiful, balmy, sunny, September afternoon. Simply perfect for hanging out in one of Paris’ newer parks, Parc Andre Citron, which is possibly one of Paris’ best parks for kids.

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Parc Andre Citron is situated on the left bank of the river Seine, built on the site of an old Citron car factory.  The park is distinctly angular in design, very different from Jardin du Luxembourg or Les Tuileries which is what you might expect from a Parisian park, think ornate sculptures, pretty flower beds, pony rides and carousels.

Parc Andre Citron has two greenhouses for exotic and Mediterranean plants; there is a dancing fountain, perfect for unleashing hot sweaty kids; a series of smaller gardens each distinctly different, even a Garden of Movement which has wild grasses that move differently to the changing speed of the wind. Kids can enjoy two playgrounds, an area for ball-games, ping-pong tables and there is plenty of space to whizz around on skateboards, scooters and bikes.

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Fizzy water on tap

And only in France could there be water fountains that provide ice-cold, fizzy water. We discovered this at Parc Andre Citron. The kids loved it.

In its efforts to combat waste Paris has introduced sparkling water fountains. There are in total six sparkling water fountains across Paris making up a total of 1,200 water fountains across the city. There’s even an app for your phone to help you locate your nearest water point.

As well as Parc Andre Citron, the other sparkling water fountains in Paris can be found at:

Up, up and away in the world’s biggest hot air balloon (so they say)

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Since the end of the 90s Parc Andre Citron has housed the Ballon Generali, apparently it is the biggest hot air balloon in world, from which you can get a bird’s eye view of Paris. We haven’t taken a balloon flight in Paris yet, but it’s on our ‘must do this in Paris list’.

Rides are from six euros for children and twelve euros for adults.

This particular September afternoon, it was too windy for the balloon to take off, and we were far too busy skateboarding, running in and out of fountains and lapping up the last of the summer sun.

Parc Andre Citron

How to get there:

2, rue de la Montagne de la Fage
2 rue Cauchy
75015 Paris

Accès
Bus : 62, 88
Métro : line 8 – Balard, line 10 – Javel – André Citron

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46 Comments

  1. This look absolutely beautiful, and what a fun day!! Your photos are gorgeous!!! I would love to be able to visit Paris one day!!! Thanks for sharing <3 #KCACOLS

  2. I have never been there but it looks stunning! I will def check it out next time we visit Paris! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.

    • I can’t wait to get up in that balloon, pencilling that in for a clear, still day.

  3. Wow! This sound like heaven for kids! I would love to go on the air ballon. That would be a dream come true even better with the whole of Paris view! Oh-la-la! I will pin this on my travel bucket list – a must do – definitely! Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost xx
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    • I love the fizzy water fountains, the park is wonderful, especially on a super hot summer’s day.

    • Hi thanks for the comment. We had a super time at this park, simply love it here!

    • Aww thank you! I just love the fizzy water, we so need this back in the UK!

    • It’s such an awesome park – simply brilliant on those really hot Paris summer days when the temperature hits the mid-30s and your desperate to cool your kids down!

  4. Oh wow, what absolutely stunning photos! The weather looks gorgeous but the colours in your shots really pop out. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.

    • Thanks – this is the best park in the summer to cool down hot sweaty moody kids!

  5. A waterpark with fizzy ice cold water?! Wow – I need to go there! I love your photos too. Thanks for this – I’ve never heard of this park, but I will add it to my Paris list now.

    • It was a particularly beautiful and warm September day – perfect for a picnic in the park!

  6. That sounds fabulous! And I would be equally as excited as your kids at the prospect of ice cold fizzy water fountains! What a great idea!

    • When I found that fountain I was skipping around like a crazy fool – it’s so awesome and it’s ice cold!

    • The water fountains are great, especially when it’s a real hot, sticky day, perfect for cooling down kids.

    • Oh you should pay this park a visit, best in the summer months when the fountains are switched on.

  7. I would love to go to Paris, I’ve never been! But so glad I read this before planning a trip there, this looks amazing! Love the sparkling water fountains too! So French! x

    • Aww thank you! I’m pretty much a novice when it comes to photography, but I will take the compliments. Give me a shout if you’re in Paris and want suggestions on what to do!

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