Parc Andre Citroen, Paris’ best park for kids

Parc Andre Citroen, 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 Citroen, which is possibly one of Paris’ best parks for kids.


Parc Andre Citroen is situated on the left bank of the river Seine, built on the site of an old Citroen 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 Citroen 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.


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 Citroen. 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 Citroen, 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)


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 Citroen

How to get there:

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

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

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  2. October 7, 2016 / 11:25 pm

    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

    • Tooting Mama
      October 8, 2016 / 6:21 am

      Thank you, it’s a fabulous park.

  3. Rainbowsaretoobeautiful
    October 7, 2016 / 8:13 pm

    Looks gorgeous! #kcacols

  4. October 7, 2016 / 4:36 pm

    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.

    • Tooting Mama
      October 7, 2016 / 9:55 pm

      Please do and yes I will be back!

  5. October 7, 2016 / 3:29 pm

    Fizzy water fountains! That sounds brilliant. Your pictures are beautiful and I hope you manage to get up in the hot air balloon soon! #kcacols
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    • Tooting Mama
      October 7, 2016 / 9:56 pm

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

  6. October 6, 2016 / 9:01 am

    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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    • Tooting Mama
      October 6, 2016 / 5:41 am

      I love the fizzy water fountains, the park is wonderful, especially on a super hot summer’s day.

    • Tooting Mama
      October 5, 2016 / 8:53 pm

      Hey only in France, but I believe they have them in Italy too!

  7. October 3, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    Sparkling water?! Now that is an amazing park. The kids certainly look as if they are having fun. Thanks for linking with #FabFridayPost

    • Tooting Mama
      October 4, 2016 / 1:40 pm

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

  8. yvonne
    October 3, 2016 / 6:07 pm

    This looks incredible. I have to say I have never heard of fizzy water being on tap in a park before – love that! What a great idea, wish it would take off in the UK! Your photos look fabulous 🙂 x
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    • Tooting Mama
      October 3, 2016 / 6:58 pm

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

  9. October 3, 2016 / 12:36 pm

    It will always with my boys if it involves water. The park looks stunning and real jem you have found X #kcacols

    • Tooting Mama
      October 3, 2016 / 12:43 pm

      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!

  10. October 2, 2016 / 9:02 pm

    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.

    • Tooting Mama
      October 3, 2016 / 9:05 am

      Aww thank you! Will definitely be back on #KALCOLS!

  11. October 1, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    Sparkling water and hot air balloons… What a unique place. Definitely worth a stop! #citytripping

    • Tooting Mama
      October 2, 2016 / 7:48 pm

      Yup – if you’re in Paris in the summer this park is one to see!

    • Tooting Mama
      October 2, 2016 / 7:46 pm

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

  12. September 29, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    This sounds like a really lovely Parc, if I ever go to Paris I would definitely want to go here, the fountains look amazing.

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    • Tooting Mama
      September 30, 2016 / 6:04 am

      Oh I do hope you make it to Paris one day!

  13. September 29, 2016 / 9:45 pm

    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.

    • Tooting Mama
      September 30, 2016 / 6:03 am

      Thanks for the comments about the photos. Fizzy, ice-cold water on tap tres cool!

  14. September 29, 2016 / 8:02 pm

    Paris has such amazing parks but I haven’t been to this before, and definitely looks one for the list: how much fun. And sparkling water fountains is sheer genius, only in Paris! Thanks for linking up with #citytripping
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    • Tooting Mama
      September 30, 2016 / 6:02 am

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

    • Tooting Mama
      September 29, 2016 / 5:07 pm

      I think you should, best enjoyed in the summer!

  15. September 29, 2016 / 6:52 am

    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!

    • Tooting Mama
      September 30, 2016 / 6:01 am

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

    • Tooting Mama
      September 29, 2016 / 5:08 pm

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

    • Tooting Mama
      September 29, 2016 / 5:09 pm

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

  16. September 28, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    Oh I’d love to go here if we visited during warmer weather!

    • Tooting Mama
      September 29, 2016 / 5:10 pm

      I do hope you pay Paris a visit.

  17. Alice Mills
    September 28, 2016 / 5:35 pm

    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

    • Tooting Mama
      September 30, 2016 / 6:01 am

      I know only in France could you find fizzy water fountains!

  18. Dean of Little Steps
    September 28, 2016 / 11:23 am

    Those photos look glorious especially since they were taken out in the sun. Will definitely watch out for this park the next time we’re in Paris, hopefully soon!
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    • Tooting Mama
      September 29, 2016 / 5:15 pm

      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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