Located near the Bois de Vincennes and equipped with handy adjoining rooms, the Hotel Interlude is especially suitable for families. To help you choose from among the many attractions that the capital has to offer, here is a small selection of interesting and fun activities that are ideal for children from 3 to 103!
Questions of Evolution
The history of life on Earth is at the heart of several current exhibitions providing a fascinating glimpse into biodiversity at a time when concerns over environmental issues are so much at the forefront for adults and children alike. ‘Darwin the Original’, at the Cité des Sciences until July 31st offers an interactive and immersive tour of the great scientist’s theory of evolution that will prove fascinating for teenagers and adults. Youngsters, meanwhile, can thrill to the many delights of the Cité des Enfants. Including the ‘TV Studio’, ‘Garden’, ‘Water Games’ and ‘Body’ spaces. Dinosaurs are in the spotlight at the Palais de la Découverte, with a trip through the earth, sea and sky of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. The planetarium, the volcanoes and earthquakes exhibition and the miracles of biodiversity also await you. Finally, the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution takes us ‘On the Trail of the Great Apes’, exploring how they live, whether they are in danger and what our relationship with them actually is. Then you can stretch your legs amidst the verdant splendour of the Botanical Garden, and visit the greenhouses and the menagerie.
A day outdoors
Adjacent to the Bois de Boulogne, the Jardin d’Acclimatation is entirely designed for the enjoyment of children. It’s the perfect place for a fun-filled family day out. The play areas are well designed, and the numerous attractions include the narrow-gauge railway, enchanted river, puppet theatre, hall of mirrors and the opportunity to enjoy a ride on a pony, a donkey, or even a camel. There’s even an ice-skating rink available until March 6th, for the enjoyment of all the family. Don’t miss the great aviary, educational apiary and the landscaped area that is home to a beautiful group of Rove goats.
More ways of having fun
You can find your favourite sporting heroes, pop stars and a host of characters from history awaiting you in the world-famous Musée Grévin. This amazing wax museum boasts over 300 carefully crafted figures. Alongside Einstein, Marilyn Monroe and Marie Antoinette you’ll find Edith Piaf, George Clooney and Barack Obama, all appearing astonishingly lifelike. You’ll also discover how these remarkable works are created. Finally, the Musée en Herbe, an art museum designed with children in mind, is featuring an exhibition of the work of the brilliant cartoonist Philippe Geluck, creator of Le Chat, from February 11th, revisiting thirty masterpieces of world heritage, including the Mona Lisa, plus works by César, Klein, Soulages, Warhol and Boudin, reinterpreted to hilarious effect.
Photo : David Monniaux