Top things to do in Paris during Easter holidays
The Easter holidays, also known as spring holidays, take place from 23 April to 9 May 2022. This period is an opportunity to discover many unmissable events in Paris with your family. Guided tours, exhibitions, museums, fairs, Tootbus presents a selection of activities and outings to do with children.
1. Cultural Easter
Tootbus Kids Tour
To visit Paris in a fun and educational way, take advantage of the Kids Tour proposed by Tootbus. Discover the emblematic monuments of the Parisian capital during a guided tour on board a 100% electric bus. Our tour will allow you to admire the Palais Garnier, the Louvre Museum, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Place de la Concorde, the Eiffel Tower or the Arc de Triomphe. On the occasion of Easter, Tootbus is offering entertainment on the Kids Tour as well as on the other Hop on Hop off tours. Also, bunny masks and chocolate eggs will be distributed to the children.
After two cancellations in 2020 and 2021, the Salon du Livre is reinventing itself and becoming the Paris Book Festival. This event will take place from 22 to 24 April 2022 at the Grand Palais Éphémère and in various prestigious Parisian venues. This year, India has been selected as the guest of honour. Admission is free for this 2022 edition, so come and meet the big names in literature such as publishers and authors during signings and conferences.
2. Gourmet Easter
For the greatest pleasure of the little ones, go on the adventure of the unmissable Easter egg hunt during your trip to Paris.
The famous Royal Monceau Palace opens its doors for an Easter Brunch on Sunday 17 and Monday 18 April 2022. For this purpose, the establishment offers a savoury, sweet and of course chocolate buffet! Children can enjoy a giant egg hunt in the hotel.
How to get there ?
Blue route: Hop off at stop #6 Arc de Triomphe.
To enjoy the fresh air, the Thoiry Zoo-Safari is offering an egg hunt on Sunday 17 and Monday 18 April 2022 from 10am to 2pm.
At the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, a giant treasure hunt is organised on Saturday 16, Sunday 17 and Monday 18 April 2022. This event will lead you in the footsteps of illustrious characters from the Grand Siècle, through fun activities, and everyone will leave with a chocolate loot from the Leonidas house!
The Domaine de Saint-Jean de Beauregard will welcome children aged 3 to 10 for an egg hunt on 17 and 18 April 2022, from 2pm to 6pm. Many additional activities are proposed.
Finally, the Ferme de Gally, the Tourist Office of Bry-sur-Marne, the Comité des Fêtes de Créteil, the Château de Breteuil and the Cité Médiévale de Provins also offer Easter egg hunts. All you have to do is choose!
Discover the history of chocolate through the Choco-Story experience offered by the Musée du Chocolat in the 10th arrondissement of Paris. Dive into the fabulous world of chocolate through the ages thanks to workshops, demonstrations and interactive animations.
Manufacture du Chocolat Alain Ducasse
Continue your journey to the land of chocolate at the Manufacture du Chocolat Alain Ducasse where craftsmen work with cocoa in the traditional way. Discover this unique know-how by visiting the shop, which offers various chocolates, ganaches and pralines...
3. Sensational Easter
Foire du Trône
The oldest funfair returns to Paris from 1 April to 6 June 2022. Come and wander between the hundreds of attractions of the Foire du Trône installed on the Pelouse de Reuilly. Enjoy a cotton candy or a candy apple, take a ride on the different rides. The Foire du Trône is the largest and most prestigious fairground in Europe.
In the Bois de Boulogne, come and enjoy the attractions of the Jardin d'Acclimatation. The park, which dates back to Napoleon III, offers some forty activities for the whole family in an exceptional setting.
Ballon de Paris Generali
See Paris from the air on board the world's largest balloon. The Ballon de Paris Generali takes off from André-Citroën Park and offers you the opportunity to fly over Paris for 10 minutes at an altitude of 150 metres.
4. Natural Easter
Parc zoologique de Paris
Go behind the scenes at the Parc zoologique de Paris from 23 April to 7 May. Discover different species of birds in semi-liberty in the tropical greenhouse and in the large aviary. On Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 am, observe their way of life within their ecosystem in the company of a zookeeper.
National Museum of Natural History
The National Museum of Natural History in Paris is a group of museums, gardens, galleries and zoos dedicated to the treasures of nature. Come and discover more than 450 emblematic species of life, both present and fossilized, in the Grande Galerie de l'évolution. Don't miss the exhibition The Sensory Odyssey which runs until 4 July 2022.
Jardin des Plantes
The Jardin des Plantes is open all year round free of charge. The large greenhouses of the Jardin des Plantes form a group of five greenhouses built between 1836 and 2010. See the tropical and exotic plants in the rainforest greenhouse.
The Menagerie is a place that is sure to appeal to a young audience. The zoo of the Jardin des Plantes is the playground of many animals that you can see in the middle of a wooded area of several hectares.
5. Original Easter
Foire de Paris
After an absence of two years, the Foire de Paris is back from 28 April to 9 May 2022. This trade event has been a must for the curious since 1904. This historic event is home to numerous stands, workshops and activities as well as parades and concerts. This year, the fair will feature Martinique, Guadeloupe, Africa, French Guiana, Haiti and many other destinations, through the Tropiques en Fête Festival.
L’Atelier des Lumières
Come and immerse yourself in the works of artists in a playful and enchanting way at the Atelier des Lumières. Discover nature through the eye of Cézanne with the exhibition: Cézanne, Lumières de Provence. Then dive into an abstract world with the works of Kandinsky.
To enjoy the Parisian capital at dusk, discover our top 5 best spots to admire the sunset in Paris. Finally, contemplate the City of Light illuminated on board our Paris by night tour which will fill your eyes!