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10 Tried and True Paris Family Tours Worth Booking

10 Tried and True Paris Family Tours Worth Booking

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This list of kid-friendly Paris tours for families was written by family travel expert Marcie Cheung and contains affiliate links which means if you purchase something from one of my affiliate links, I may earn a small commission that goes back into maintaining this blog.

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We have personally tried all of these tours and recommend them wholeheartedly. These are the best things to do for kids in Paris. Your children will love learning about Paris while having fun too!

You can rest assured that your little ones will be entertained and educated on these fun tours of Paris – all while seeing the beautiful cityscape.

Book one (or more) of these Paris family tours today and make memories that will last a lifetime.

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Our family has been to Paris twice. We most recently went on a Paris family vacation in June 2022 with our 8-year-old and 5-year-old. We love doing tours, so we added a bunch to our Paris itinerary.

These are the ones that we recommend to anyone visiting Paris with kids.

Scavenger Hunt at the Musee d’Orsay

This was the BEST tour of Paris we’ve done as a family! Our guide Caroline was a former elementary school teacher and she basically became a private art history tour for our kids for 2 hours at the Musee d’Orsay.

One of the best Paris tours for families is this scavenger hunt at the Musee d'Orsay. Image of a woman helping two kids paint in front of a painting
This is one of the best Paris tours for families! Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

We initially booked this tour for our family trip to Paris because it said it was a scavenger hunt for kids. I figured it would be a worksheet where the kids checked off the artwork we saw during the tour. I was totally wrong!

She provided each kid with professional-looking booklets with scavenger hunt activities (like finding the bird in the painting). However, she also had them sit and use pastels to draw their own version of the paintings.

She also had them mimic some of the poses in the painting and she took and printed photos right on the spot for them to paste into their booklets.

I’ve never seen my kids so engaged in an art museum before!

Oh, and at the end of the tour, each kid earned a goodie bag filled with all kinds of Paris souvenirs and a medal. They wore the medals around their necks for the following 3 days! Check the latest rates and availability.

Scavenger Hunt at the Louvre

I know that I said that I was just sharing tours we have personally done, but I feel compelled to also mention that Caroline does similar kid-friendly scavenger hunts at the Louvre Museum.

We didn’t have time to do it on our last trip, but both of my kids told me they want to do it next time we do a family vacation in Paris.

The Louvre is super overwhelming, so this is a great intro for kids. Check the latest rates and availability.

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    Paris Food Tour

    When we travel, we always want to know where to eat. So, we booked The Top Croissants of Paris — French Food Walk for our first full day in Paris.

    It was incredible! And it’s one of the top Paris food tours for families.

    Image of a woman giving macarons to a little boy in a garden in Paris
    Trying macaron samples on a French food walk. Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

    We actually tasted much more than croissants! There were gourmet macarons, French bread, pastries, cheeses, wine, and so much more!

    The samples were huge and our kids were actually full 2/3 through the tour. It ended with wine, cheese, and bread, in the basement of a wine shop and our group chatted for an extra couple of hours and it was fabulous!

    My husband was smart and bought a few of the croissants and pastries during the tour so we had an easy breakfast for the next day! Check the latest rates and availability.

    Paris Greeters

    This is actually a tour of Paris that we did 5 years ago but it was so amazing that I wanted to include it in this list. Read our full Paris Greeters review.

    It’s technically a volunteer-led “walk” through a neighborhood in Paris as opposed to an official tour. And it’s completely free.

    Image of a mom holding a baby talking to a gentleman in Paris
    The highlight of the walk for me was talking with Patrick about Paris and life in general. Photo Credit: Darren Cheung

    It’s a private walk, so it’s just your family and the local Parisian. It’s perfect for exploring outside of the main tourist areas of Paris. Plus, you can get local tips and advice.

    We wanted to do it on our last Paris trip, but the program hadn’t re-opened yet. Check availability here.

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    Unexpected Gossip Tour of Paris

    Are you ever curious about the people who shaped history but don’t really get credit for it?

    We had the best time on this Paris history tour. Our guide was dressed up in the latest 1700s fashion and told our kids she was a time traveler!

    Image of a woman dressed in a 1700s costume talking to two boys at the Louvre Museum
    My kids loved hearing stories about French scandals! Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

    We learned all about what really happened on Bastille Day and who invented the first souvenir. It’s a pretty crazy story!

    Our guide also walked us to the Louvre courtyard where we learned how the Mona Lisa was stolen as well as how the French protected the artwork of the Louvre during WWII.

    There was one section where the story got a little too gross for our 8-year-old and 5-year-old, but I think tweens and teens would find it fascinating. Check the latest rates and more information.


    We ended up booking this Tootbus sort of last-minute when we realized that we needed to be out and about to combat severe jet lag.

    Image of two boys on a double decker bus in front of the Eiffel Tower
    The upper deck was perfect for seeing some of the top Paris attractions. Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

    It’s a double-decker Paris hop on hop off bus tour. They have audio guides available in a bunch of different languages and they even have a kids’ version. My husband did it and thought it was really interesting.

    My kids mostly liked sitting on the upper deck and just looking around. We saw Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, and a lot of other places. Plus, it was fun to people watch. Check the latest rates and availability.

    Paris by Tuk Tuk

    This is another tour that we did 5 years ago, but it was super fun! You can ride around Paris in an electric TukTuk with your own guide. Read our full Paris Tuk Tuk review.

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    This is one of the best things to do in Paris with a toddler! Photo credit: Darren Cheung

    My kids loved waving at the other drivers and people walking on the sidewalk. We got to zip around town and see a mix of popular attractions as well as hidden spots with amazing views.

    We stopped at a lot of places that we never would have found on our own.

    While you’ll see some knock-off versions around Paris attractions, it’s good to book this tour if you want to actually be toured around versus transportation between attractions. Check the latest rates and availability.

    Eiffel Tower Summit Access Group Tour

    We didn’t visit the Eiffel Tower 5 years ago because we didn’t have reserved tickets and the lines were insanely long.

    I wasn’t about to make that mistake again.

    Image of a mom and boy taking a selfie in front of the Eiffel Tower
    Quick selfie in front of the Eiffel Tower. Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

    So, we pre-booked skip-the-line Eiffel Tower tickets that included a group tour as well as summit access. This is a must-do when traveling to Paris with kids.

    While a guided tour isn’t really necessary, our guide played a game with the kids that helped pass the time we were waiting for elevators. And they won an Eiffel Tower keychain.

    Image of a dad and two boys taking photos at the Eiffel Tower
    The views from the top of the Eiffel Tower are pretty amazing! Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

    The tour actually ended on the 2nd floor and then we went up to the summit on our own.

    They do have a Laduree (for macarons) up at the summit as well as champagne you can purchase if you want to have a little celebration on top of the Eiffel Tower.

    You’ll definitely want to add this to your itinerary since it’s one of the most iconic attractions in Paris for kids. Check the latest rates and availability.

    Julia Child Food Tour

    If you are a fan of the famous chef Julia Child, you’ll know that she lived in Paris for a few years and that’s where she really learned French cooking. And you’ll definitely want to take this Paris food tour!

    Image of a woman pointing at a blue door where Julia Child lived in Paris
    This is where Julia Child called home during her time in Paris. Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

    You’ll meet at the Shakespeare & Co bookstore where you can purchase a copy of one of Julia’s cookbooks.

    This tour takes you to several places with her favorite French food items (like pastries, crepes, and quiches). And you’ll end up in her own neighborhood where you can see where she lived and eat at a restaurant she frequented.

    The portions are large and extremely tasty! Check the latest rates and more information.

    My kids loved almost all of the food stops (who doesn’t love sweet crepes, chocolate eclairs, and macarons), but it’s a lot of walking to get to the last stop. I definitely recommend a stroller if you have little ones.

    Giverny and Versailles Day Tour

    So, I’m listing this tour last only because it’s a super long day and might not work for all families. Personally, we thought it provided a lot of value for our family.

    It’s a 10-hour bus tour that leaves Paris and takes you to Giverny (Monet’s home and garden), lunch in the countryside, and the Palace of Versailles before returning back to Paris.

    Versailles is a popular day trip from Paris. And typically Giverny would be a separate day trip that’s less common. Combining these works if you don’t have many days in Paris but want to see things outside of the city.

    We did this tour knowing that we’ll be visiting Paris again within the next few years and could go back and spend longer at one or both of the sites.

    This tour spent 2 hours at Giverny and we could probably have stayed another hour to just enjoy the atmosphere.

    We did feel rushed at Versailles (we only had 20 minutes in the gardens before heading to our timed tour inside the palace). But, our kids couldn’t have lasted much longer there anyway. Read our full Versailles with kids review.

    We did the guided tour, but I personally would recommend the self-guided option for families with younger kids. That way you can go at your own pace and have a little more flexibility. Check the latest rates and availability.

    Fun Things to do in Paris FAQs

    What are some cool things to do with kids in Paris?

    You’ll definitely want to ride a few of the carousels in Paris. They are often by top Paris attractions like the Eiffel Tower. There are some awesome scavenger hunts at Paris art museums. And the Paris Tootbus has a special kid-friendly tour.

    What is the coolest thing in Paris?

    There are way too many cool things to do in Paris to pick just one. The Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are pretty cool to see in person. There are also tons of art museums in Paris like the Louvre and the Musee d’Orsay. My personal favorite thing to do in Paris is grabbing some tasty food items and eat them at Jardin du Luxembourg.

    What are 3 things Paris is famous for?

    Paris has a reputation for being a fashion capital, which is only helped by the hit Netflix show Emily in Paris. You’ll find tons of fancy stores along the Champs-Elysees or cool boutiques on side streets. Paris is also known for its incredible cuisine. Head to a French restaurant to taste immaculate sauces and fresh seafood. Paris is also an Arts destination. You can find world-renowned art museums as well as the opera and ballet.

    Kid-Friendly Paris Tours Wrap Up

    I hope this helped you figure out a few Paris tours for kids you’d like to try for your next trip to Paris with kids. These are a perfect way to get your kids excited about exploring such an amazing city!

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