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Cite des Enfants. Probably the best museum in Paris for kids

Cite des Enfants. Probably the best museum in Paris for kids Posted on July 26, 201738 Comments

Maybe you are visiting Paris. Perhaps you are going to visit Disney. Do you want to visit the city itself? Are you looking for something for the kids to do? Can I point you in the direction of Cite des Enfants? I really do think it’s probably the best museum in Paris for kids.

A few weeks ago we had visitors from the UK with their little boy, Mighty M. I love having visitors, it gives us a chance to show off this beautiful city. And friends with kids meant this was our chance to take them to one of our favourite children’s museums in Paris: Cite des Enfants.

Why is Cite des Enfants the best museum in Paris for kids?

Here are just a few reasons why we love Cite des Enfants.

  • It’s a fully interactive museum that introduces kids to science in a really fun and cool way
  • There are two age groups age 2-7, and 5-12 (we’ve only been the latter)
  • All the exhibits are designed for kids and are themed around: body, communication, TV studio, water games, garden and factory
  • We couldn’t get the kids away from the TV studio, the rock music school or the how fast can you run exhibit. It really does measure your speed
  • The kids had to be dragged away from the large water games exhibit
  • Your ticket gives you access to the Argonaute submarine
  • The museum is based in the brilliant Parc de la Villette park
  • The Parc de la Villette has a kids’ playground, with the amazing 25metre Dragon Slide. I guarantee your kids will love it
  • And just next door is the new complex Vill’Up, it boasts a 4D cinema, iFly, Yoo Moov (inter-galactic travel) shops and restaurants to help you make a day of it

Making the most of Cite des Enfants

  • Book your tickets in advance and choose your hour-and-half time slot
  • We went on a Wednesday morning, during the French school term-time, we had the museum and park to  ourselves
  • Tickets are 9€ for children and 12€ for adults
  • The museum is situated on the edge of Parc de la Villette the nearest Metro stop is Porte de la Villette, line 7

Cite des Enfants: 30 Avenue Corentin Cariou, 75019 Paris

In pictures: Cite des Enfants, probably the best museum in Paris for kids

Three friends waiting to go into the best museum in Paris for kids

 

Waiting for our pre-booked 90-minute session at Cite des Enfants

 

And the weather is going to be scorchio tomorrow!

 

We love playing with water!

 

Ready. Steady. GO!
I get it now. Speed = distance travelled divided by time! What a record breaker!

 

And finally the 25 metre Dragon Slide! Whooopeee!

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38 thoughts on “Cite des Enfants. Probably the best museum in Paris for kids

  1. Oh wow this place looks great! I love how it caters for two different age groups, so you have got the older kids trampling on the younger ones. If I’m ever visiting Paris again with the little one, I’ll add this to the to-do-list. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

  2. I love these types of museums. Interactive children’s museum are so fab. Hand’s on learning is something my little boy adores. We have a similar sort of museum (interactive children’s museum) near to where I live and go all of the time. #fortheloveofblog

    1. It’s brilliant watching the kids engage with the exhibits, they play and learn so much at the same time.

    1. If you are doing DLP then stop by in Paris there is so much to see and do there, some great attractions for kids! You’ll all love it!

  3. Wow it sounds really cool. I’ll definitely be taking my toddler here when we go to Paris. I adore museums that are interactive. I think more of them should be like this, even the ones that are directed at adults, so that kids can join in too.

  4. Wow, how amazing does that dragon slide look?! This sounds like such a great value trip out – and it’s always lovely to find somewhere that’s nice and quiet (although it always makes me want to keep it to myself!) Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    1. This really is an amazing museum for kids, it opens their eyes up to science in such a fun way. They might think they are playing but they are learning too!

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