Autumn in Paris, selection of activities to do with kids

Cultural visits

Visit the Palais Garnier

The Opéra Garnier is an emblematic architectural monument of Haussmann's Paris. Designed by Charles Garnier, the opera house adopts a baroque style with its magnificent gilding. During your visit, discover the Pythia Basin which leads to the grand staircase and the sumptuous thirty-metre high nave.
Admire the horseshoe-shaped auditorium with its sumptuous ceiling, a masterpiece by Chagall. Finally, stroll through the Rotonde du Glacier, which was home to the elegant Parisian elite in the 19th century. Perhaps you will come across the Phantom of the Opera?

How to get there?

Blue route: Hop off at stop n°2 Opéra Garnier

Visit the Louvre Museum

The Louvre Museum offers guided tours and hands-on workshops for children. Access to the collections and temporary exhibitions is free for under-26s. 
Until December 31st, come and stroll through the corridors of the museum every Friday at night (until 9.45pm). Many activities for young and old are on the programme, including the mini-discovery tours offered with the museum ticket, or the OFF tour with unusual visits and activities.

How to get there?

Blue route: Hop off at stop n°3 Musée du Louvre

Monument Jeu d’Enfant

The Monument Jeu d'Enfant event returns on 22 and 23 October 2022. Children aged 5 to 12 and their families are invited to discover the monuments of their region in a new and fun way. Between treasure hunts, investigations, plastic arts, music, dance and acrobatics workshops, storytelling and multi-sensory tours, you will be spoilt for choice.
This year, it will be possible to visit 51 national monuments throughout France. In Paris, you can visit the Conciergerie, the Sainte-Chapelle and the Pantheon.

How to get there?
Blue route: Hop off at stop n°4 Notre-Dame - Quartier Latin

Young Audience Film Festival

The event will be back from 26 October to 1 November 2022. "Mon premier Festival" awakens the curiosity of the youngest for the 7th art through a program of more than 100 films, at 4€ per screening for all in 12 Parisian cinemas. This year, heroines are in the spotlight.

Unusual visits

The last secret of Arsène Lupin treasure hunt

The Ile Saint-Louis becomes the scene of a historical treasure hunt to discover Arsène Lupin's last secret. Come and solve the secret of the Vial of the alchemist Nicolas Flamel and find out why Arsène Lupin stole this vial. Teams (minimum 2 players) will have two hours to investigate.

How to get there?

Blue route: Hop off at stop n°4 Notre-Dame - Quartier Latin

Paris in cartoons

On 26 and 31 October and 2, 6 and 7 November, discover Paris through the prism of cartoons set in the capital. You will discover the places in Paris that inspired such famous cartoons as Ratatouille, the Aristochats, the Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Anastasia, A Monster in Paris... This walk of about 2 kilometres is led by a guide who is used to working with children. It is aimed at everyone, young people of course and adults with a childlike spirit.

The Père Lachaise Investigation

Stroll through the alleys of the Père Lachaise cemetery and take part in a participatory family treasure hunt. You will discover an unusual site, steeped in history and rich in anecdotes through a festive and investigative visit in the form of a treasure hunt, accompanied by an actor, which will inevitably lead you to the last resting places of numerous celebrities such as Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde, Proust, Balzac, Delacroix, Molière, La Fontaine, Kardec... The visit lasts two hours and is accessible to children aged 6 and over.

Kidexpo 2022

From 27 to 30 October 2022 in Paris-Porte de Versailles, Kidexpo opens its doors to offer you unforgettable experiences. Come and take part in the many activities and share special moments with your family. More than a hundred free and permanent workshops are offered for all age groups: free workshops for 4-14 year olds, new innovative products and services for families, all the Christmas games to try out in preview... The biggest family event of the year, Kidexpo is the ideal place to learn, discover, have fun and be amazed...

Sciences Expériences

Both an exhibition and an amusement park, Sciences Expériences approaches the theme of Science through the prism of entertainment. Located in Bercy Village, your children will have the opportunity to learn while having fun on 850 m² dedicated entirely to Science. 
This immersive and sensory exhibition offers a breathtaking journey in eight stages. Innovative means, such as virtual reality, video mapping or multi-sensory presentations, are used for total immersion. The visit lasts an average of 1 hour and 20 minutes. We strongly advise you to book your tickets online.

Halloween special

Tootbus Kids Tour

Tootbus offers a special Halloween Kids Tour on 29, 30, 31 October and 1 November. Our guide will welcome you dressed up in a 100% electric bus decorated for the occasion. Spooky anecdotes will spice up your visit of Paris. Our 1.5 hour tour from Auber will allow you to admire the Palais Garnier, the Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Place de la Concorde, the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe.

Paris Zoological Park

Shivers Day is back at the Paris Zoological Park on October 31st from 10am to 5pm. Special animations will be proposed to put all the senses to the test. Throughout the day, fantastic creatures, dragons, fauns, witches and giant insects will invade the park to challenge children and their senses... Come and take part in the challenges, and escort the creatures out of the park during their big parade at 4pm! There might be a few sweets to complete this special day! Don't forget your costume (full dress), which will give you a discount on your entrance ticket.

School of wizards at the Bergerie Nationale

From 22 October to 6 November, the Bergerie Nationale farm becomes a wizard school. Choose one of the 4 classes that corresponds to you - Onglondor, Sabotard, Serredecoq or Verredelait - to play and learn thanks to numerous activities and become wizards, scientific magicians or agri-enchanters. You can visit the maze of horrors and discover all the animals on the farm on your own.

To continue your visit to Paris, discover our top 20 parks in Paris and enjoy the green spaces of the Parisian capital.