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Activities to do with children in Paris in winter


Exhibitions

Mini-Monsters

The Mini-Monsters exhibition invites you to discover the fascinating world of tiny fauna. You can learn more about seven insects: lice, flies, ticks, mosquitoes, fleas, bedbugs and mites. Discover their incredible peculiarities, their lifestyles and their behaviour.

An immersive scenography and scale games allow you to admire these elusive species up close, microscopic to be observed with the naked eye. The exhibition, mainly aimed at 7-12 year olds, will be held in the Geology and Mineralogy Gallery of the National Museum of Natural History from 22 October 2022 to 23 April 2023.

How to get there?

Hop off at stop 4 Notre-Dame - Quartier Latin

 

CAPITALE(S): 60 years of urban art in Paris

From Saturday 15 October 2022 to Saturday 11 February 2023, the Salle Saint-Jean at the Hôtel de Ville de Paris will host the exhibition CAPITALE(S). Urban art, the most important artistic movement of the 21st century, is honoured in this major retrospective. The creations of more than 70 artists are on display: Miss Tic, Bando, Futura, André, Banksy, Invader, Swoon...

How to get there?

Hop off at stop 4 Notre-Dame - Quartier Latin

 

The Art of Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro is directing his first animated film "Pinocchio" which will be released on December 9, 2022. In order to plunge into the world of the famous wooden puppet, the Paris Cinema Club gallery is hosting an exhibition of the authentic sculptures and research drawings used in the making of the feature film, shot in stop-motion (i.e. frame by frame animation). Pinocchio, Geppetto and Jiminy Cricket are brought together in this free exhibition, to be seen from 21 October to 18 December 2022, which sets the tone for the film.

How to get there?

Hop off at stop 4 Notre-Dame - Quartier Latin

 

Completely football

The great figures of French and international football are being honoured at Bercy Village from 22 September 2022 to 15 January 2023, through Complètement foot.

The French artist Greg L'illustrateur, well known in the world of sports illustration, pays tribute to the greatest footballers from the 1970s to the present day, with a series of 32 exceptional portraits.

Zinedine Zidane, Kylian Mbappé, Thierry Henry, but also David Beckham, Diego Maradona, Cristiano Ronaldo: these sportsmen have shone at all times and on all continents. This free, open-air exhibition should appeal to all football fans.

 

Museums

Quai Branly Museum

From 4 October 2022 to 15 January 2023, the Black Indians of New Orleans exhibition at the Quai Branly Museum reveals all the secrets of the Black Indians parades, through a rich and well-documented tour.

For 150 years, these parades have celebrated the memory of the oppressed peoples of the United States (former slaves) as well as the resistance of the black community, which was once excluded from the Mardi Gras celebrations because of racial segregation. The festival also pays tribute to the Native American communities that took in runaway slaves in the bayous.

The festivities feature bright colours, feathers and glitter and are punctuated by dancing, singing and drumming.

How to get there?

Hop off at stop 9 Tour Eiffel

 

Rodin Museum

The exhibition Dream of Egypt allows us to discover the passion of the sculptor Auguste Rodin for Egypt.

From 18 October 2022 to 5 March 2023, the museum is exhibiting an impressive collection of antiquities and monumental works that paint a portrait of Egypt from the pre-Pharaonic to the Arab era: sculptures, drawings, photographs and personal archives.

These works highlight the influence of Egyptian art and culture on the sculptor's work. The exhibition also highlights the great literary, scientific, historical and artistic figures who have contributed to making Ancient Egypt popular in France.

How to get there?

Hop off at stop 10 Pont Alexandre III - Invalides

 

Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie

The Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie takes us on a journey of discovery through the evolution of industry with the exhibition Industrial Evolutions, which runs until 25 March 2023.

Through a succession of sensitive and emotional, sound and visual experiences, discover the industrial world, its history, its challenges, its impacts and its ambivalences. The exhibition is available in French, English and Spanish.

 

Activities

Kids Tour

Enjoy the magic of Christmas in Paris with the Tootbus Kids Tour. Our guide, dressed in an elf hat for the occasion, will take you on a tour of the capital on the theme of the great festivals that have marked Parisian life.

You will have the opportunity to learn more about the Opera Ball, the most famous of all the Paris Carnival balls. You will discover the splendour of the royal parties held in the Louvre, the Fête des Fous in Notre-Dame, the current parties around the Eiffel Tower, the Russian Christmas in the Orthodox cathedral... A game in the form of questions and answers as well as anecdotes will be offered to you.

 

Escape Kid

Escape Kid is the first escape game specifically dedicated to children and families in Paris. Children (accompanied by at least one adult) are welcomed by the game master who tells them a story and invites them to take up the challenge. The missions imagined plunge them into a magical world that speaks to them: the world of Père Lustucru or even within Father Christmas' chalet. To succeed, they will have to solve riddles, have common sense, be clever and keep a team spirit!

How to get there?

Hop off at stop 7 Champs-Elysées - Lido

 

Attractions at the Jardin d'Acclimatation

The Jardin d'Acclimatation, located in the Bois de Boulogne, remains open during the holidays and the Christmas holidays. You will have the opportunity to spend a fun and pleasant moment with your family between attractions and natural discoveries: animals, garden, vegetable garden...

How to get there?

Hop off at stop 7 Champs-Elysées - Lido

 

Christmas events

Department stores' Christmas windows

The Christmas window decorations in department stores are works of art. In keeping with tradition, the façades of Parisian department stores (Printemps Haussmann, Galeries Lafayette, BHV Marais, La Samaritaine, Beaugrenelle Paris, Bon Marché Rive Gauche) will be decked out in their most beautiful festive decorations from Saturday 29 October 2022 to Monday 9 January 2023.

The shop windows are transformed into small puppet theatres or cartoon scenes where animated automatons and fairy-tale decorations come together in an interactive world. This show is possible thanks to the craftsmen and decorators with invaluable know-how who create enchanting universes every year. This year's theme is the circus.

How to get there?

Hop off at stop 1 Printemps / Galeries Lafayette or stop 2 Opéra Garnier

 

Mini-Mondes en voie d’illumination

From Monday 14 November 2022 to Sunday 15 January 2023, enjoy a spectacular night-time walk in the Jardin des Plantes to discover the tiny fauna. For this new edition of En voie d'illumination, explore the world of small animals that inhabit the meadows, ponds and forests of France, or even our bodies.

How to get there?

Hop off at stop 4 Notre-Dame - Quartier Latin

 

Les Sentiers lumineux de Noël

The Parc Floral invites you to discover its illuminations through its event Les Sentiers lumineux de Noël, from 24 November 2022 to 8 January 2023.

Enjoy an immersive one and a half hour walk at dusk, in the heart of a multitude of luminous works, a real sound and light show to start this festive period!

 

Christmas Markets

The famous Christmas markets are back this winter in Paris. Rediscover the magic of Christmas with wooden chalets, illuminated trees, glittering garlands, mulled wine and the scent of spices that create this unique atmosphere. The Christmas markets are a must to enjoy the festive spirit in the capital.

To continue your visit to the capital, discover our new Tootwalk service. Take advantage of 3 free walking tours available on the Tootbus application. The capital will no longer hold any secrets for you!