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Paris Family

The guide to a great family stay in Paris

and the surrounding region


© W.Alix/Sipa/CRT PIdF

What to do with your children?

This is a difficult question to answer… but one to which an answer pops up at the corner

of every street in Paris.

How about a stroll down the Grands Boulevards, from the Musée gourmand du Chocolat

to the 300 wax figures of the Musée Grévin, followed by a visit of what it’s like behind

the scenes at a great cinema? Or a tour in a 2CV or on a tandem bicycle, to discover some

highly unusual facet of Paris? Underground, at the heart of the Catacombes, or up in the

air, onboard a tethered balloon?

All around Paris, a short ride away by metro, in a regional train or onboard a shuttle

bus, beautiful formal gardens resonate to the sounds of rock concerts or are lit up by

countless candles. Magnificent settings replete with history echo the high points of the

impressionist period or are used as the setting for mediaeval shows. Mickey Mouse and

his gang or Astérix and those crazy Gauls will drag you into their madcap attractions and

grandiose shows, while tigers, giraffes, sharks and tortoises await to be inspected at close

quarters…

Programmes for youngsters, surprising and fun educational tools, free attractions, hot

tips, advice, access… Find it all in the following pages which will unveil the secret to

making your stay in Paris a great family adventure and unlock the riches that Paris and its

region have to offer.

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Summary

Musée du Louvre ................................................ p.02

Jardin des Tuileries ...................................... p.03

Les Etoiles du Rex ............................................. p.04

Centre Pompidou ............................................... p.05

Tours de la cathédrale

Notre-Dame de Paris ................................... p.06

Muséum national

d’Histoire naturelle ...................................... p.07

Tour Eiffel ........................................................................... p.08

Musée de l’armée,

Hôtel national des Invalides ... p.09

Arc de Triomphe .................................................... p.10

Musée Grévin .............................................................. p.11

Paris Story ........................................................................... p.12

Le Manoir de Paris ............................................ p.13

Musée Gourmand du Chocolat

Choco-Story Paris .............................................. p.14

Les Catacombes ..................................................... p.15

Tour Montparnasse 56 ............................ p.16

Ballon de Paris .......................................................... p.17

Jardin d’acclimatation ........................... p.18

Aquarium de Paris Cinéaqua .... p.19

Cité des sciences

et de l’industrie ..................................................... p.20

La Géode ................................................................................. p.21

Cité de la musique .......................................... p.22

Parc de la Villette ............................................... p.23

Parc Astérix ....................................................................... p.24

Château de Vaux le Vicomte ..... p.25

Provins ........................................................................................ p.26

Disneyland® Paris .............................................. p.27

Château de Versailles .............................. p.28

Château, Jardins

et Parc de Thoiry ................................................... p.29

Domaine de Chamarande ................ p.30

Domaine national

de Saint-Cloud ......................................................... p.31

Musée de l’air et l’espace ............... p.32

Stade de France ...................................................... p.33

Château de Vincennes ............................ p.34

Château d’Auvers-sur-Oise .......... p.35

Your calendar of events not to be

missed in Paris and the surrounding

region ............................................................................................ p.36

4 roues sous 1 parapluie .................... p.37

Paris à vélo c’est sympa ! ................... p.38

Vedettes de Paris ................................................ p.39

Paris l’Open Tour ................................................. p.40

Batobus ..................................................................................... p.40

Bateaux Parisiens .............................................. p.41

Les Cars Rouges ..................................................... p.42

Cultival ...................................................................................... p.43

Around Paris .................................................................. p.44

01

Summary


02 Musée du Louvre

Musée du Louvre

© A. Mongodin/ Louvre

Pyramide du Louvre - 75001 Paris

www.louvre.fr

Métro: Palais Royal Musée du Louvre

(lines 1,7)

Top tip

• At the reception desk of the museum,

a family guide in English entitled

“Living in the Louvre. Explore the

former palace of the French kings” is

handed out free of charge on request .

• The “Louvre Audioguide” with

the “Egypt at the Louvre” trail and

interactive animations are available

on the AppStore and Play Store (in

French, English, Italian, Spanish,

German, Korean and Japanese, from

February 2013).

• The Louvre Kids Application is

available on the AppStore

(in French and English).

• Suitable for all age groups.

At the very centre of Paris, this

former Mediaeval fortress which

later became a palace of the Kings

of France now houses unique

collections of Antiquity, Western

and Islamic Art.

The collections of the Louvre museum, which

was founded in 1793, span a period of nearly

five thousand years, stretching up to the

mid-19 th century. Among its most noteworthy

exhibits are the Joconde, the Vénus de Milo,

the Victoire de Samothrace.

New: the Islamic Arts department which

opened in September 2012.

Temporary exhibitions and events are also

staged throughout the year.

Free

for children aged under

18 and for young adults

aged under 26

who are residents

of the European Union

Free for everyone on the

first Sunday of the month

(excluding temporary

exhibitions)

Guides and plans available from the

reception / information desks:

Rental of Louvre Nintendo 3DS XL

audioguide:

A specific museum trail covering Ancient

Egypt for visitors aged 8 years and up

Map

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On louvre.fr: 4 free trail guides for children

to be printed out

N.B.:

Pushchairs and baby carriers offered free of

charge.Café Mollien and “restaurants du monde

in the Carrousel du Louvre. The Jardin des

Tuileries park is nearby.

Opening hours and dates:

Open every day except Tuesdays, from 9am to 5:45pm - Late opening on Wednesdays and Friday

until 9:45pm. Closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.


©F.Carnet/CRT P IDF

Jardin des Tuileries Map

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To explore this garden linking the Louvre and Place de la

Concorde, stand with your back to the Pyramide du Louvre.

The eastern entrance to the Tuileries is next to the arc de triomphe

du Carrousel, constructed by Napoleon I. Before you stretches a

green maze dotted with statues by Aristide Maillol.

A little further away is the first lake, which is oval and around which children sail

their little boats. Behind this water feature you will find the most wooded area of

the gardens, decorated with contemporary sculptures by Max Ernst, Penone and

Lichtenstein.

At the western end, on either side of the octagonal pond, are two identical

constructions: the Jeu de Paume - presenting exhibitions of photography and images

from the 19 th to the 21 st century - and the Musée de l’Orangerie - housing Monet’s

famous Nymphéas as well as works by Renoir, Matisse and others.

Place de la Concorde - 75001 Paris

www.paris.fr

Métro: Tuileries (line 1), Concorde (lines 1,8),

Palais Royal Musée du Louvre (lines 1,7)

N.B.:

The Jardins des Tuileries park also features play areas for children, including a trampoline

centre, pools where one can rent model boats, pony riding, a merry-go-round

and a big funfair during the summer months.

Opening hours and dates:

April-May: 7am-9pm; June-August: 7am-11pm; Sept-March: 7:30am-7:30pm.

The park begins to close half an hour before actual closing time.

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Jardin des Tuileries


04 Les Etoiles du Rex

Les Etoiles du Rex

© Les Etoiles du Rex

© Les Etoiles du Rex

1 boulevard Poissonnière - 75002 Paris

www.legrandrex.com

Métro: Bonne-Nouvelle (lines 8,9)

Top tip

• Interactive visits.

Go behind the scenes:

the mythical Parisian cinema

unveils the secrets of the 7 th art,

thanks to a playful and interactive

visit designed for big and small

alike, making it a treat for the

entire family.

Begin with an exact replica of the projection

room of the Grand Rex. The enormous

rolls of film remind us, with a bit of irony

perhaps, that the role of a projectionist

has remained unchanged, even thought

the film making process had significantly

progressed. A little further on, a sound

effects studio takes you onto the streets of

New York as you run to escape King Kong!

Take a walk through the « tunnel des stars »

and amuse yourself by identifying the

voices of legendary stars of the silver

screen. Finally, slide into the skin of a real

Hollywood hero as you take their place on

the film set.

N.B.:

Not recommended for children aged under 3.

Opening hours and dates:

All year round, Wednesday to Sunday and on public holidays from 10am to 7pm, with a tour

departing every 5 minutes. Every day during the French summer holidays.

Map

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Language of the tour guide material:

© Les Etoiles du Rex


© Jarry-Tripelon

Centre Pompidou Map

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In the heart of Paris, among

the old capital buildings,

sits an imposing building

with lifts and escalotors,

wrapped in coloured tubes.

The construction was

intentionally imagined by

architects Richard Rogers

and Renzo Piano to be

designed with industrial

references in mind.

Initially, the building shocked the public when it was inaugurated in 1977, but it

has since become one of the most emblematic designs in France. Over the years,

the Centre Pompidou has built a strong reputation in the world of modern and

contemporary art with an interdisciplinary dimension.

Paintings from masters like Picasso, Miro or Warhol are now part of the permanent

collection. With over thirty major art exhibitions a year, a new contemporary creation

festival, several cinematic cycles, concerts, performances and dance, the Centre

Pompidou has something for everyone.

Children are not forgotten either, with exhibitions and workshops especially created

for them in the «Galerie des enfants» (Children’s Gallery).

1, place Georges Pompidou - 75004 Paris

www.centrepompidou.fr

Métro: Hôtel de Ville (lines 1, 11)

Rambuteau (line 1)

Languages of the tour guide material:

The Pluse

• Suitable for all age groups.

N.B.:

push-chairs available

on loan at reception

Free

for children aged under

18 and for young adults

aged under 26

who are residents

of the European Union

Free for everyone on the

first Sunday of each month

(excluding temporary

exhibitions)

Specific visiting guides for families / children:

• Family trails through the museum and the exhibitions with bilingual guides.

• The Galerie des Enfant is a temporary and multidisciplinary exhibition space for children

aged 6 and above accompanied by their family.

Opening hours and dates:

Every day except Tuesdays from 11am to 9pm (late-night opening on Thursdays until 11pm).

© Centre Pompidou M. Bourguignat

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Centre Pompidou


06 Tours de la cathédrale

Notre-Dame de Paris

Tours de la cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

© Maria Spera / CRT IdF

Celebrated in novels, « Notre-Dame de

Paris » by Victor Hugo, films and even

in television... the cathedral is known

the world over.

The imposing Notre-Dame is located on Ile de

la Cité, the historical and geographical centre

of Paris. If you stand on the esplanade in front

of the cathedral, you will discover that this

monument is truly ‘the heart of France’. As « le

point zéro » indicates, the bronze star etched in

the ground is the point of departure from which

all distances are measured in the hexagon.

Still on the esplanade, observe the two towers of

this gothic work of art, chiseled in the manner of a silversmith. Even though the towers

may look similar, the northern tower to the left is actually wider than the other. If you

climb up one of the towers you have an incredible view of the city. Don’t be afraid of the

malefic animals and fantastical beasts that seem to scream out at you as you go by. Built

to re-create the unsettling atmosphere of the Middle Ages, these Chimeras are purely

decorative and the Gargoyles, situated at each corner, serve

as drainpipes to evacuate water in the gutters. On rainy

days, don’t miss a chance to see these stone monsters

transformed into fountains.

Rue du cloître Notre-Dame - 75004 Paris

www.monuments-nationaux.fr

Métro: Châtelet (lines 1, 4, 11, 14), Cité (line 4)

Top tip

• Suitable for all age

groups.

*Paris

Visite

N.B.:

please note that the tour

comprises 422 steps,

with no lift or toilets

Note:

owing to renovation work, access

to the southern belfry and to the

bourdon Emmanuel bell will be

closed to members of the public

until 26 August 2013.

Free

Language of the tour guide material:

Map

D3

for children aged under

18 and for young adults

aged under 26

who are residents

of the European Union

Free for everyone on the

first Sunday of each month

(excluding temporary

exhibitions)

Opening hours and dates:

Every day. 1 April to 30 September: from 10am to 6:30pm. Late opening in July and August, on

Fridays and Saturdays, from 10am to 11pm. 1 October to 31 March: from 10am to 5:30pm. Depending

on the number of visitors, the last entrance time may be brought forward. Closed on 1 January,

1 May, 25 December.

© V.Castro/SipaPress / CRT IDF


© Hélène Giansily / CRT IDF

Muséum national

d’Histoire naturelle

Overlooking the banks of the Seine, the Jardin des Plantes

(botanical gardens) is a magical place devoted to flora and fauna,

which has been entrancing Parisians for more than four centuries.

The story of the establishment and development of this site is also

told in the Jardin des Plantes’ Cabinet d’histoire (history corner), in

a charming building decorated like a private house.

Main entrances:

57 rue Cuvier, 2 rue Buffon, place Valhubert,

36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire - 75005 Paris

www.mnhn.fr

Métro: Gare d’Austerlitz (line 5)

Censier Daubenton (line 7)

Jussieu (lines 7, 10)

At the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution (Great

Gallery of Evolution), from dinosaurs to giraffes,

via whales and giant squid, etc., hundreds of

mounted or fossilized animal species explain

the history of transformations in the species

since the dawn of creation. To see living animals,

head to the Ménagerie (zoo), before studying

skeletons, organs and shells at the Galerie de

Paléontologie (Palaeontology Gallery).

The Galerie des Enfants (Children’s Galery)

welcomes children aged 6 to 12 accompanied

by an adult for a fun look at biodiversity and the

challenges at stake, in the cities, the rivers, the

tropical forests and Planet Earth as a whole.

Here children can observe, touch the exhibits

and ask questions.

Entrance FREE

to the following attraction:

Grande Galerie de l’Evolution:

to visitors aged under 26

Galerie des Enfants:

to children aged under 4

Ménagerie: to children aged under 4

Jardin des plantes:

free entrance for everyone

Top tip

• Suitable for all age groups.

• Discovery pass: Buying a full-price ticket to one fee-paying attraction in the Jardin des

Plantes entitles you to access the other fee-paying attractions at a lower price on presentation

of your ticket. This offer remains valid for 3 months.

• Two day pass to Jardin des Plantes: a single ticket to access all of the fee-paying

attractions. On sale from Wednesday to Sunday.

• On site: Restaurant La Baleine.

Language of the tour guide material:

Permanent exhibitions • Reading material • Galerie des Enfants

Map

D3

Opening hours and dates:

The Grande Galerie de l’Evolution and the Galerie des Enfants: from 10am to 6pm, every day except

on Tuesdays and on the 1st of May. La Ménagerie: open every day. In summer from 9am to 6pm or

6:30pm on Sundays and public holidays. In winter from 9am to 5pm.

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Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle


08

Tour Eiffel

© Virginia Castro / CRT IDF

Tour Eiffel

Top tip

• Suitable for all age groups.

• On site restaurant: 58 Tour Eiffel

and its “chic picnic”: no booking required.

Map

B3

Built by Gustave Eiffel for the Universal Exhibition of 1889 which

was held to celebrate the first centenary of the French revolution,

the Eiffel Tower was built in 2 years, 2 months and 5 days, a

tremendous technical and architectural feat at the time. It became

an enormous success.

Built for only 20 years, it was saved by

the scientific experiments that Eiffel

encouraged, and in particular the first

radio, then telecommunication transmissions.

Over the decades, it has experienced

extraordinary exploits and illuminations,

and prestigious visitors.

The Eiffel Tower has been the setting

for many events of international import

(lighting up, centenary of the

Tower, fireworks to usher in the year

2000) and over its 120 years, it has acted

as a canvas for novelty painting and

lighting schemes, twinkling lights, the

skating rink on the 1st floor, etc.

5 avenue Anatole France - 75007 Paris

www.tour-eiffel.com

Métro: Bir-Hakeim (line 6)

Trocadéro (lines 6, 9)

Language of the tour guide material:

The Tour Eiffel official visiting guide:

Tour guide brochure:

Remainder of the materials:

Free

for children aged

under 4

Specific visiting materials for families / children:

“Tour Eiffel le guide officiel de visite” on smartphone:

- 1 hour of commented visits to know all there is to know about the Tour Eiffel and its history

- An HD panorama of Paris to identify 70 famous monuments

- Available on AppStore and Google Play

- Also available to download from the Tour Eiffel’s own Wifi network

N.B.:

Access to the top of the Tour Eiffel can

be suspended temporarily owing to

poor weather conditions or in case of

overcrowding.

Opening hours and dates:

Every day of the year from 9am to midnight from mid-June to end August. From 9:30am to 11pm

the rest of the year. Easter weekend and spring school holidays: extended opening until midnight.


© V.Castro/Sipa/ CRT IDF

Musée de l’Armée,

Hôtel national des Invalides

Map

B3

Discover François I’s armour,

the superstitions of Louis XIV

(who ordered that the French

flag be changed so that his

soldiers could be more easily

identified), not to mention

the medals, paintings,

weapons, uniforms, etc.

and the famous tomb of

Napoleon, an immense block

of red quartzite in which the

Emperor has lain since 2 nd

April, 1861.

Based in the Hôtel National des Invalides, the Musée de l’Armée (Army Museum)

displays a large collection of works of art and souvenirs, enabling visitors to rediscover

the history of France in an epic and fun way.

129 rue de Grenelle -75007 Paris

www.musee-armee.fr

Métro: Varenne (line 13), La Tour-Maubourg (line 8)

Top tip

• Suitable for all age groups.

*Paris

Visite

Opening hours and dates:

Every day. From 1 April to 31 October, Monday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.

From 1 November to 31 March , Monday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

Free

for children under

18 and for young

adults under 26 who

are residents of the

European Union

Language of the tour guide

material:

N.B.:

Visitors can borrow a multimedia guide on site which features 5 trails aimed at young

people and covering all of the collections (from age 7 and up, in French and in English).

© V.Castro/Sipa / CRT IDF

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Musée de l’Armée, Hôtel national des Invalides


10 Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

© Virginia Castro / CRT IDF

The most famous symbol of the French Republic,

the Arc de Triomphe, is an integral part of the urban Paris landscape.

In 1806, Napoleon 1st decided to

construct an arch, inspired by

antique arches, to pay tribute to the

French armed forces. The arc sits

sumptuously poised at the top of

the Champs-Elysées, 50 metres high

and 45 metres wide.

Among the sculptures adorning

the facade, you can see the

memorial plaque « Le départ des

volontaires de 1792 », also known

as the « Marseillaise » on the wall,

commemorating the soldiers who

went to battle for France. The monument bears the names of the most imminent soldiers

and shelters the « Tomb of the Unknown Soldier », where the flame is light each night.

Since 2008, the Arc de Triomphe proposes a new exhibition that traces the history of

the arch in a playful, interactive way. Videos show off the sculptural aspects of the

monument, invisible from the ground. Make sure you’re at the top

for the sunset over Paris, or at night to see all the lights.

Place Charles-de-Gaulle - 75008 Paris

www.monuments-nationaux.fr

Métro: Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile (lines 1, 2 and 6)

Top tip

• Suitable for all age groups.

Language of the tour

guide material:

*Paris

Visite

Free

Opening hours and dates:

From 1 April to 30 September, 10am to 11pm; from 1 October to 31 March, 10am to 10:30pm.

Closed on: 1 January, 1 May, 8 May (in the morning), 14 July (in the morning),

11 November (in the morning), 25 December.

Map

B2

for children aged under

18 and for young adults

aged under 26

who are residents

of the European Union

Free for everyone on the

first Sunday of each month

from november to march

© V.Castro/SipaPress / CRT IDF


© M.Hasson

Musée Grévin

The English have Madame Tussauds, and the French have Grévin.

No introduction needed for its world-famous celebrities,

old and new, sculpted in wax for eternity.

From Zidane to Louis XIV, Callas to

Elton John, Einstein to Tony Parker,

no fewer than 300 alarmingly lifelike

statues are waiting to be met.

Relive some great moments in French

history, such as Jeanne d’Arc at the

stake or the assassination of Henri IV,

and retrace some of the most marking

events of the 20th century (the first

steps on the moon, the fall of the

Berlin wall…)

But Grévin is also a treasure-trove of listed 1900s decors: a pocket-sized theatre

“à l’italienne”, a grand marble staircase, the cupola and the baroque-style Hall of

Columns with its guilt and mosaics.

But above all, discover «Palais des Mirages» (the Hall of Mirrors)! This magical uses

sound and light to dazzle visitors with its unique optical illusions.

10, Boulevard Montmartre - 75009 Paris

www.grevin.com

Métro: Grands Boulevards (lines 8 and 9)

Tour media specifically designed for families / children:

• Tour maps

© C. Recoura/Grévin Language of the tour guide material:

Free

Opening hours and dates:

Monday to Friday: 10am to 6:30pm (last entry 1 hour before closing time).

Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: 10am to 7pm (last entry 1 hour before closing time).

Map

C2

for children

aged under 6

*Paris

Visite

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Musée Grévin


12 Paris-Story

Paris-Story

© Paris Story

How to find out all about Paris in 75 minutes?

The multimedia show Paris-Story, which you can see in the heart of

the area of Opéra, has the answer.

Victor Hugo himself is your virtual

guide through a mass of photos, film

extracts, paintings and music going

back through the history of the capital

from the time of its foundation until

the present day. No less than twenty

centuries unfold before you on a

12 metre wide screen: Lutetia, the

invasions, the Revolution, the great

works of Haussmann, the creation of

the Champs Elysées... everything you

need to understand Paris’ different faces is in this film, translated into 14 languages

via an audio system.

Following the screening, you can have some fun finding where you are staying using

Paris-Miniature and its more than one hundred maps of the city’s main monuments,

streets, gardens and canals. Using more than 150 tactile images and three interactive

screens, you can fly over Paris’ best-known sites and see the various stages of its

expansion and its consecutive outer walls.

Even more impressive is the Paris-Experience, where you can go on a 3D virtual visit

(with special glasses) on five plasma screens showing short films on five special

themes. A chance to see one of the very first cinema sequences, filmed by the Lumière

Brothers from the top of the newly-built Tour Eiffel.

11 Bis rue Scribe - 75009 Paris

www.paris-story.com

Métro: Opéra (lines 3, 7, 8), Havre Caumartin (lines 3, 9)

Chaussée d’Antin La Fayette (lines 7, 8, 9)

Top tip

• Suitable for all age

groups.

Language of the tour

guide material:

Opening hours and dates:

Every day - session every hour

from 10am to 6pm.

Family

pass:

Map

C2

2 adults + 2

children

© Paris Story


© Manoir H

Le Manoir de Paris

France’s leading Haunted Museum

Part living museum and part theme park, Le Manoir de Paris lets you experience 17

Parisian legends amid the prestigious setting of a listed palace.

This haunted building features a highly original interactive itinerary spanning its

two floors and nearly 1,000 m 2 . 25 professional actors bring legendary characters to

life amid sets inspired by real historic events. Expect a good fright and outstanding

entertainment!

Special visitor trails are laid on at Easter, Halloween and Christmas time.

18 rue de Paradis - 75010 Paris

www.lemanoirdeparis.com

Métro: Poissonnière (line 7), Château d’Eau (line 4)

Gare de l’Est (lines 4, 5, 7)

Language of the tour guide material:

Specific tour guide material for families / children:

N.B.:

suitable from age 10 and up.

Opening hours and dates:

Friday: 6pm to 10pm; Saturday and Sunday: 3pm-7pm.

Map

D2

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Le Manoir de Paris


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Musée Gourmand du Chocolat - Choco-Story Paris

© Choco-story

Musée Gourmand

du Chocolat Choco-Story Paris

Everybody loves chocolate but what do you really know about its

origins, its production, its history?

The Musée Gourmand du Chocolat chocolate

museum in Paris will answeryou’re your questions.

It charts the history of cocoa and showcases the

various production methods and ways of enjoying

chocolate throughout the ages.

Thanks to a remarkable private collection of more

than 1,000 objects, visitors can discover a wide

range of strange and fascinating tools and objects.

The shop and the workshops for children of all ages

will enable them to take home a piece of chocolate

history as a [short-lived] memento.

The museum has 850 m2 of space spread over 3

floors, and is divided into 3 zones:

- the origins of cocoa, with a presentation of the cocoa plant and an introduction to the

Mayan et Aztec cultures,

- the introduction of chocolate in Europe,

- chocolate in the modern world, with a demonstration room in which visitors can

watch a chocolate sweet being made live, and of course enjoy eating it right there

and then!

28, boulevard Bonne Nouvelle - 75010 Paris

www.museeduchocolat.fr

Métro: Bonne-Nouvelle (lines 8,9)

Strasbourg Saint-Denis (lines 4,8,9)

Top tip

• Suitable for all age groups.

• Home-made hot chocolate for € 3.

Language of the tour guide

material:

Specific tour guide material for

families / children:

• Treasure hunt

• Showcases with Playmobil® displays

• Dedicated explanation boards

Opening hours and dates:

Monday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm

Yearly closures: 1 January, 25 December.

Free

Map

D2

entrance for children

aged under 6 when

accompanied

by an adult

© Choco-story


© Philippe Ladet, Carnavalet,Ville de Paris

Les Catacombes

The underground system of Paris is a veritable labyrinth covering

300 kilometres, where two of those kilometres actually serve as a

cavernous cemetery.

At the end of the

19th-century, the

cemeteries of Paris

were saturated. The

state then decided to

dig up the six million

bodies, Parisians who

were buried there,

including famous

figures such as La

Fontaine, Montesquieu

and Danton.

Far from lugubrious, a visit to the Catacombes, allows you to see the capital from

another perspective. Solid arches and reassuring lighting make the visit agreeable and

take you on a unique journey out of time.

You won’t be the first to satisfy your morbid curiosity, King Charles X, the Austrian

Emperor François 1st and Napoleon III all visited the Catacombes in their day.

1, avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy

(place Denfert-Rochereau) - 75014 Paris

www.catacombes.paris.fr

Métro: Denfert-Rochereau (lines 4,6)

Top tip

• Audioguides :

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material:

N.B.:

This attraction is not recommended for

people who are sensitive or frail or for

young children.

In case of overcrowding, entrance

to the attraction may be temporarily

suspended. 2 km trail. No toilets.

130 steps to walk down.

83 steps to climb.

Temperature: 14 degrees C.

Opening hours and dates:

Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 5pm.

Closed: on Mondays and public holidays, and Easter and Pentecost Sunday.

Free

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for children

aged up to 13

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Tour Montparnasse 56

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Tour Montparnasse 56

With its 210 metres high, La Tour Montparnasse offers a remarkable

view of Paris. Seen from the bottom or the top, you will be impressed

by the majesty of this modern edifice.

Take the quickest lift in all of Europe: 38 seconds, and you’re at the top! From the last

floor, you can discover secrets of Paris that you never thought possible. Orientation

tables, telescopes, interactive screens and a symbolic film of the architecture of ‘towers

in the world’ completes the visit, not to mention 200 archival photos of the city of Paris.

Climb to the top and visit the terrace. you have just experienced one of the great

Parisian moments! When the weather permits, you can see roughly 40 kilometres in

each direction. Here we see big!

33 avenue du Maine - 75015 Paris

www.tourmontparnasse56.com

Métro: Montparnasse-Bienvenüe

(lines 4, 6, 12, 13)

Language of the tour guide material:

*Paris

Visite

Free

for children

aged under 7

Top tip

• Suitable for all age groups.

• On site restaurant: 360 Café.

• Paper maps and interactive panoramas with useful information about the sights

that can be viewed from the top of the tower.

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Opening hours and dates:

1 April to 30 September: 9:30am to 11:30pm. 1 October to 31 March : 9:30am to 10:30pm (11pm on

Fridays, Saturday and on the eve of public holidays).


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Ballon de Paris

Come and experience the unique feeling of flying over Paris

onboard the biggest balloon in the world!

Installed since 1999 in the

Parc André Citroën (15th arrondissement), Ballon de

Paris has already initiated more

than 700,000 people to the joys

of flying in a hot air balloon, a

world record for the number of

passenger carried by a lighterthan-air

craft.

The balloon weighs around 2 tons

including its cradle, the fabric

and the ropes. It can carry up to

30 passengers (around 2.5 tons)

at a time, which makes it the greatest tethered hot-air balloon in the world.

The balloon is 35 metres tall and 22.5 metres in diameter and it rises up to an altitude

of 150 metres. It is surely the least polluting aircraft in the world since it is operated by

an electric winch.

Parc André Citroën - 75015 Paris

www.ballondeparis.com

Métro: Javel André Citroën (line 10)

Balard (line 8)

Top tip

• Suitable for all age groups.

N.B.:

The Ballon de Paris ride can

be closed without notice,

for instance in case of poor

weather conditions. Is it

advisable to call on the date of

your planned visit.

Should you require any

information, please contact us

on +33 [0]1 44 26 20 00

Reopening in March 2013.

Free

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for children

aged under 7

Opening hours and dates:

Every day from 9am until 30 minutes before the park closes. In order to avoid queuing for a long time

at peak times (weekends, school holidays and public holidays) we recommend that you come for a

balloon flight in the morning.

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18 Jardin d’acclimatation

Jardin d’acclimatation

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Founded in 1860 at the edge of the Bois de Boulogne,

this recreational park of 18 hectares is a popular meeting place.

From Porte Maillot, the legendary little

electric train conveys its passengers

to the heart of the park, where visitors

will marvel at the enchanted river,

the distorting mirrors, the Tyrolean

traverses and the tree walks, the fitness

facilities… not to mention the working

replica of a small Normandy farm, the

educational beehive, the vegetable

patch, the Punch-and-Judy, the Korean

garden and the house of Kiso, a 19th century Japanese peasant. And of

course, there are ponies, brass bands,

concerts, and shows galore with a

funfair as of the spring season.

Bois de Boulogne - 75116 Paris

www.jardindacclimatation.fr

Métro: Les Sablons (line 1)

Top tip

• Suitable for all age groups.

• On site restaurant: La Grande Verrière.

Free

for children

aged under 3

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material:

Opening hours and dates:

Every day of the year. April to September, from 10am to 7pm. October to March, from 10am to 6pm.


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Aquarium de Paris

Cinéaqua

Millions of litres of water and thousands of fish under the Jardins

du Trocadéro : no you’re not dreaming, this is Aquarium de Paris -

Cinéaqua, a giant aquarium adorned with play areas and other

activities.

The visit allows you to discover 10,000 fish and invertebrates, where the Sharks steal

the show. To give the children a better view of the fish, they are all welcome to roll up

their sleeves and touch the fish in the ‘petting basin’, designed especially for them:

the kids love it! Concerts and other animations, where artists produce on the stage, are

performed in the « lounge »... with a giant Aquarium as wallpaper.

5 avenue Albert de Mun - 75116 Paris

www.aquariumdeparis.com

Métro: Trocadéro (line 6,9)

Iéna (line 9)

Top tip

• Suitable for all age groups.

Language of the tour

guide material:

N.B.:

• The Zen Café and its Bentos

• The Sunday brunch

Opening hours and dates:

Every day of the week from 10am to 7pm. Closed on 14 July.

Free

Map

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for children

aged under 3

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Cité des sciences et de l’industrie

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Cité des sciences

et de l’industrie

This surprising architectural realisation, located in the Parc de la

Villette, has one mission: allow children to discover science as a

game while keeping the parents interested.

On the program: an intergalactic

voyage into outer-space, numerous

exhibitions blending science and

exploration with interactive games,

workshops and shows.

And discover 2 ‘Cités des enfants’ :

The Cité des enfants for 2-7 years

old gives a first access to science to

the younger children. The Cité des

Enfants for 5-12 years old offers six

themed areas to explore. Each area

is its own world with its own topic

to explore: the body, water games,

communication, the factory, the

garden and the TV studio. And don’t

forget the Géode, a steel sphere that

houses a giant 3-D cinema screen.

This playful place is a real success. You’ve only to watch your children’s eyes dazzle as

they walk out the door to know they had a wonderful time.

30 avenue Corentin Cariou - 75019 Paris

www.cite-sciences.fr

Métro: Porte de la Villette (line 7)

Top tip

• Multilingual audioguides.

• Suitable for all age groups

(children aged under 3 are not allowed in the

Planetarium and Argonaute attractions).

N.B.:

Advance booking is recommended for

the Cité des enfants, especially during

the summer holidays.

Language of the tour guide material:

Cité des sciences, permanent exhibitions • Tour guides

Cité des enfants area at both venues

Opening hours and dates:

Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 6pm and Sundays from 10am to 7pm.

Closed on Mondays and on the following public holidays: 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.

Map

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Joint tickets

available

for Cité des sciences

+ la Géode

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La Géode

Located opposite Cité des sciences, this shiny sphere with its

mirror-like finish is 36 metres in diameter and houses a 400-seat

amphitheatre with a 27° gradient and a 1,000 m 2 hemispherical

screen.

26 avenue Corentin Cariou - 75019 Paris

www.lageode.fr

Métro: Porte de la Villette (line 7)

Top tip

• Sets of earphones enabling visitors to

listen to films in their original version are

available free of charge from reception.

• Suitable for all age groups.

Opening hours and dates:

From 10:30am to 8:30pm depending on the days (check the web site)

Mondays: opening times vary.

On this outstanding screen,

which is one of the ten most

popular of its kind in the

world, a wide variety of fun and

educational films are screened,

on topics of adventure, science,

nature and human challenges.

These documentaries, which are

screened in giant Imax format

or in 3D digital HD, are backed

by a spatial sound system that

is unique in the world. The

programme of this magical and

outstanding cinema consists

mainly of spectacular shows,

including documentaries about

animals in IMAX® format,

such as Born to be Wild or the

extraordinary Océanosaures 3D

films: taking viewers back to the

time of the dinosaurs or beyond

the stars through the Hubble

telescope.

Joint tickets

available

for la Géode

+ Cité des sciences

N.B.:

Children aged under 3

are not admitted

in La Géode

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Cité de la musique

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Cité de la musique

An avant-garde building

imagined by the architect

Christian de Portzamparc.

Multidisciplinary, la Cité de la

musique houses a museum,

temporary exhibitions and a

large music hall for classic,

jazz or rock concerts. Look for

the Jazz à la Villette festival

in September to keep up with

the latest musical trends. The

Café de la musique is a terrific

spot for a tea in the winter or

a cocktail on the terrace, with

a fabulous view of the park,

when the weather permits.

This musical city offers the possibility to discover the heritage of music from all over

the world, from the 17th-century until today. The museum includes new musical styles,

with objects from around the world. A symphony of instruments, but also drawings,

models and interactive supports. Guided tours are available (le concert-promenade) to

allow visitors the possibility of viewing the exhibition and taking in a concert at the

same time.

La Cité de la musique

221, avenue Jean-Jaurès - 75019 Paris

www.citedelamusique.fr

Métro: Porte de Pantin (line 5)

Top tip

• Suitable for all age groups.

• On site restaurant: Café de la musique.

• Reduced rate combined tickets for

exhibitions + permanent collection.

Language of the tour guide

material:

Specific guides and other

material for families / children:

Audioguides and books/games aimed at

children from age 7 and up are available

free of charge.

Free

Opening hours and dates:

Tuesday to Saturday from 12pm to 6pm, Sundays from 10am to 6pm. Closed on Mondays.

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to anyone aged

under 26

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Parc de La Villette

This ‘green city’ combines luxurious vegetation with

contemporary architecture. Alongside bamboo trees, vines and

blue ferns, the park is punctuated with small red structures in

original forms - known as ‘madness’ - and of course the famous

Géode, an immense spherical cinema made of steel that boasts

a giant hemispheric screen.

For a refreshing pause,

take a walk along the

canal de l’Ourq that

runs through the park.

A veritable cultural

centre, sprinkled with

various structures

dedicated to the arts.

Families visiting the

Cité des sciences or

playing in ‘wind garden’

blend in with the young

concert crowd at the

Zenith, Trabendo or

Cabaret Sauvage.

Music students at the Conservatoire de Paris leave behind the classroom for a bit of

improving on the lawn before heading to one of the restaurants in the park. A number of

special events are also organised. In the summer months don’t miss the chance to see a

film in the outdoor cinema, a jazz concert or a circus show under the giant tent.

211 avenue Jean Jaurès - 75019 Paris

www.villette.com

Métro: Porte de Pantin (line 5) Porte de la Villette (line 7)

Top tip

• Suitable for all age groups.

N.B.:

The summer festivals «cinéma en

plein air» (open-air cinema)

and l’Été du canal (summer activities

on the canal)

Opening hours and dates:

Every day.

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Parc Astérix

Destination: Egypt, the new world

of Parc Astérix, where you can walk

in the footsteps of Queen Cleopatra

and the architect Numberobis, and

come across Iris, the fearful hypnotist.

Dive into a world of adventure with

Asterix, obelisks, papyrus and the

Eye of Horus. You’ll find it fascinating

and fun!

By Osiris and by Apis, you are not

about to land on your feet…

Parc Astérix: 32 attractions + 3 shows,

sensations and high-jinx included!

Head out for a veritable odyssey among Roman, Gaulish, Greek, Viking, and Egyptian

lands. Move from one adventure setting to the next, laugh in the face of fear at Goudurix,

hold out against the inevitable at Tonnerre de Zeus and prepare to take off for orbit at

the new OzIris ride! Embark on the Menhir Express and enjoy the ride while laughing

your head off. Take up the challenge at Défi de César and infiltrate the Roman army,

steel yourself at “La Légion Recrute” with its explosive humour… Watch the crime of the

century being committed before your eyes: “Main Basse sur la Joconde”, a show full of

amazing stunts, with endless intrigue and burlesque action.

Then head for Théâtre de Poséidon to enjoy the only dolphin and sea lion show near

Paris!

A day full of memories to share with your favourite characters from the Gaulish Village

for a no-holds-barred experience!

Parc Astérix - 60128 Plailly

www.parcasterix.fr

Shuttle bus from Paris:

Pick-up point: Louvre (métro Palais-Royal), departure every day at 8:45am,

returning at 6:30pm from Parc Astérix (7:30pm on Sundays in June)

Information: +33(0) 1 53 48 39 53 ou www.navettes-parcasterix.com

RER + shuttle (from CDG airport):

Pick-up point: Guichet Parcs de loisirs

CDG Airport Terminals 1 and 3 (every 30 minutes)

Information: +33(0) 1 48 62 38 33

ou www.cif-bus.coms

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Park Plan

Top tip

• On site restaurant.

• Suitable for all age groups.

Free

for children

aged under 3

Opening hours and dates:

Open from April to November - opening times vary day by day (check on the web site).

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Château de Vaux le Vicomte

This splendid architectural wonder of the 17th-century was built for

Nicolas Fouquet, Louis XIV’s financial advisor.

Amazed at the splendour and jealous

of the grander of this magnificent

white stone castle, with French gardens

designed by Le Nôtre, the Sun King takes

inspiration for the future construction

of the Château de Versailles. You

can discover the Château de Vaux le

Vicomte anyway you choose. Explore,

for example, the 35 hectares of parks to

experience the incredible perspective

of the castle, in small electric cars that

you hire on site. In the summer, relive

the magic of the candle light festivals at

night to the music of Mozart...

The games and enigmas, organised all year long, are sure to delight the children.

While they amuse themselves in the gardens, take advantage of the view from the

terrace of the Ecureuil, a café-restaurant located in one of the aisles leading from

the castle.

www.vaux-le-vicomte.com

Shuttles operated by Group Cityvision are available from Paris

- on Saturdays and Wednesdays, from April to October

- Unguided visit of Vaux le Vicomte and Fontainebleau

on the same day with transfers both ways by coach.

Departing at 9:15am, returning around 6:15pm.

Travel to Gare de Melun, then take the special Chateaubus

from the station to the château (check timetables on)

Top tip

• Combined family ticket for 2 adults

and 2 children.

• Reduced rates for children aged 6 to 16.

• Traditional visits of the castles and of the

gardens laid out by Le Nôtre

(from March to November).

• Easter egg hunt.

• Guided tours in period costumes

on weekends.

• Soirées aux Chandelles

(Candle light evening).

• Fireworks from May to October

• Suitable for all age groups.

Opening hours and dates:

Every day from 10am to 6pm from March to November.

Free

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material:

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for children

aged under 6

Specific guides and other

material for families / children:

Booklets of enigmas and treasure hunts

N.B.:

• Accessible to pushchairs

• Fancy-dress costumes for children

available to rent

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26 Provins

Provins

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Ramparts, dungeons and knights.

Provins has remained intact since

the Middle Ages. Discover this

amazing site, inscrite on the

UNESCO’S World Heritage list.

A 13 th -century fortress that simulates real

battles with brave knights in costumes,

music, acrobatics and horses. Performances

staged around the art of war in the Middle-

Ages, with all of the weapons of the time.

Not to mention the spectacular flight of the

birds: eagles, vultures, owls and falcons

dance in the air like the ballet dancers on

the stage, to the delight of the visitors.

After the show, stroll through the tiny

cobblestone streets to admire the Tudor

houses. Inside, the local craftsmen will let

you discover the art and the gastronomy

of the Middle-Ages. Culinary specialities

made from the famous Provins ‘rose’: jams, nougats and syrups will leave a sweet taste

in your mouth.

www.provins.net

Shuttles are available, operated by Group Cityvision

Regular coach shuttle from Paris (tickets for Grange aux dîmes,

Tour César and the “Les Aigles des Remparts” show).

Top tip

• Suitable for all age groups.

• Visitors’ pass: Special combined family rate for visits to the 4 sights of the town.

*Paris

Visite

N.B.:

Medieval town,

historical shows

and events all year

round: Aigles des

remparts, Provins

mediaeval feasts.

Child-friendly

events.

Opening hours and dates:

From April to October, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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© Disney

Disneyland® Paris

Welcome to the storybook

world of Disneyland® Park.

Where enchantment lives.

In a magical kingdom not so far away,

classic Disney heroes and heroines live

once upon a time in fairytales that are,

happily, never ending. The story begins

in the good ol’ days of the early 1900s

in Main Street, U.S.A.® Then, turn the

page and saddle up for some serious fun

in Frontierland -Yee Ha! Set sail for an

Adventureland of swashbuckling thrills.

Take flight into Fantasyland where Disney

princes and princesses are real. Or charter

a course From The Earth to the Moon in

Discoveryland - 3-2-1-blast off!

Welcome to Walt Disney Studios® Park... Where it’s Lights! Camera!

360° Magic! Everywhere! All the time! Step through the Studio Gates and let your

imagination soar. Time to immerse yourself in the never-ending, always-fascinating

world of movies, animation and television. Four Production Zones. One single focus:

ENTERTAINMENT!

Entertainement extends to all ages amind the bright lights of Disney

Village®: a shopping boulevard, magic’s on the menu, fun for everyone and the

greatest Disney dinner show: Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show... with Mickey and

Friends!

An opportunity for tourists visiting Paris to access the Disney® Parks from Paris:

• By train: RER A Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy

• By dedicated shuttle buses:

- Ticket for 1 day /1 or 2 Parks, departures 7 days a week

Cityrama shuttles:

- 1 pick-up/drop-off point ideally located at Opéra in Paris

For more information: www.Cityrama.info

Disneyland® Paris Express shuttle:

- 4 pick-up and drop-off points ideally located in Paris:

Gare du Nord, Opéra, Madeleine and Châtelet

For more information: www.DisneylandParis-Express.com

N.B:

Certains attractions, parades and shows

are subject to height restrictions and may

be closed without prior notice. Please

see Parks information available at the

entrance of the two Disney® Parks.

Top tip

• Save time and buy your ticket directly

at the Paris Charles De Gaulle and Orly

airports Tourist Information desks,

or at the Versailles Tourism Office.

Opening hours and dates:

The opening times of the Disney® Parks can be seen at www.DisneylandParis.com

Free

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for children

aged under 3

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28 Château de Versailles

Château de Versailles

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From one apartment to the other, from the opera to the chapel,

discover an architecture and interior decoration that exist

only in dreams.

The Galerie des Glaces (Hall of mirors) is a

wonder in itself. An immensely ornate room

dressed with one thousand of the most

magnificent mirrors and chandeliers of all

time. The majestic mirrors were designed to

allow the King to see his entire reflection,

a true luxury at the time! Don’t miss la

Chambre de la Reine (the Queen’s gran

appartments), which remain intact since the

time of the French revolution.

To enjoy the luxury of the outdoors, take a walk through the splendid gardens designed

by Le Nôtre. Fountains, trees, topiaries and sculptures adorn this immense promenade.

Afterwards, take a walk past the Domaine de Marie-Antoinette. A veritable refuge for

the queen... refined, natural and feminine.

Place d’Armes - 78000 Versailles

www.chateauversailles.fr

RER C: Château Versailles Rive Gauche station

SNCF: Paris Montparnasse railway station - Versailles

Chantiers station - Paris Saint-Lazare railway station

- Versailles Rive Droite station

Shuttles operated from Paris by Cityvision all year round, several options available.

Top tip

• Petit Trianon/Domaine de Marie-Antoinette:

For toddlers, Hameau de la Reine includes visits of

the educational animal farm.

• Interactive visit of the heart of the bosquets

in augmented reality and fun trail through the

gardens - with free application for Iphone and

Android.

• In the park: mini train, pony rides across the park

for children from the age of 2, rental of bicycles for

children and adults, boating on the Grand Canal.

• In the gardens, watch the Grandes Eaux Musicales

show (from March to October) and the Grandes

Eaux Nocturnes show (from June to September).

Free

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B3

for children under

18 and for young

adults under 26 who

are residents of the

European Union

Language of the tour

guide material:

N.B.:

Pushchairs and baby carriers

with metallic frames are not

permitted in the rooms of

the Château de Versailles

and of the châteaux de

Trianon. You should come

equipped with a baby

hopper or a baby carrier

without a metal frame to

carry infants and babies.

There is a drop-off point for

pushchairs.

Opening hours and dates:

Château: every day except Mondays, certain public holidays and during official ceremonies.

High season (1 April to 31 October), from 9am to 6:30pm. Low season (1 November to 31 March),

from 9am to 5:30pm. Châteaux de Trianon et Domaine de Marie-Antoinette: every day except

Mondays, certain public holidays and during official ceremonies. High season (1 April to 31

October), from 12pm to 6:30pm. Low season (1 November to 31 March), from 12pm to 5:30pm.


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Château, Jardins

et Parc de Thoiry

Zebras, giraffes,

elephants, bison, bears

and lions... all these

animals roam freely

in the African reserve.

The Parc de Thoiry

offers an unusual way

of discovering animals.

From your car, you drive

round the paths like a

safari!

A little further away, still within the Thoiry site, the zoo is home to more animals,

which this time you observe in their vast enclosure. And every day at 4pm, you can

help feed the wolves and tigers. After the fauna comes the flora: an autumn garden,

a garden of scents, a rose garden, French borders, an English garden... thousands of

trees and blossoming plants take it in turns throughout the year to attract you with their

colours and smells. Animals, plants... And more! Children will take away unforgettable

memories from the mini-farm or the interactive maze... Not to mention the mysterious

island - a sort of giant warren with sound animations and a large pyramid with slides.

Children and adults then set off to discover the Renaissance château belonging to the

family of the Counts of La Panouse. A guide shares secrets and anecdotes about the

sumptuous apartments, the tapestries, and the furniture of the Salon Blanc (white

drawing room), a Decorative Arts gem. Don‘t miss the rooms on the ground floor.

They give the impression that the sun crosses the château to rise and set.

78770 - Thoiry en Yvelines - www.thoiry.net

shuttles operated by Cityvision

Every Sunday from early April to late October

This excursion includes:

- Return transportation (Paris-Thoiry-Paris) by coach

- Entry tickets to visit the Château, the gardens & the Parc de Thoiry

- Guided tour of the African reservation by coach

Language of the tour guide material:

Top tip

• Suitable for all age groups.

• The greatest plant maze in France.

• The safari park which can be visited by car.

N.B.:

Educational and ecological games out in the park;

the speaking trees, in the gardens; the feeding of the animals.

Opening hours and dates: Parc de Thoiry is closed between November and early February.

Open every day from 10am to 6pm (7pm on some days, please check the online calendar).

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Free

entrance

for children aged

under 3

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30 Domaine de Chamarande

Domaine de Chamarande

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© Helene Giansily / CRT IDF

Once you make it past the gate, there is no mistaking why

Chamarande was awarded France’s «Jardin Remarquable»

certification. With its stretches of water and generous shaded

expanses, a romantic stroll through the grounds would be enough

to make anyone happy.

In fact, there’s a lot more to discover.

Indeed, the domain manages to consolidate

its historical past with modern-day culture.

For history lovers, Saturdays are a

chance to enjoy a visit complete with

discussions on the subject of heritage and

contemporary art.

Finally, in June and July, every Sunday is

a family occasion to take part in creative

activities under the guidance an artist.

Who knows what lies behind the chateau’s

copses?

38 rue du Commandant Arnoux - 91730 Chamarande

www.chamarande.essonne.fr

RER C : Chamarande

Free

entrance

Top tip

• Live outdoor performance: festival “Scènes croisées” in June and July

(dance, music, story-telling, circus, strolls, theatre), aimed at all age groups.

• Suitable for all age groups.

• Boating in summer.

Language of the tour guide material:

Opening hours and dates:

All year round. April-May: 9am-7pm. June-September: 9am-8pm. October: 9am to 6pm.

November-January: 9am-5pm. February-March: 9am-6pm

Plan

C4


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Domaine national

de Saint-Cloud

Which garden designed by Le Nôtre and considered one of Europe’s

finest can be found just outside Paris? That of the Chateau de

Versailles? Wrong! Another French park, less well-known than that

of the Sun King, extends over 460 hectares to the South-East of Paris.

It is that of the Domaine national de Saint-

Cloud, to be found just a stone’s throw

from the Bois de Boulogne, on the banks

of the Seine. Here there is no chateau (it

was destroyed in 1892) but a splendid

combination of greenery and water which

has delighted generations of sovereigns who

have holidayed there since the 16th century.

Now you have a chance to stroll down the

pathways and discover the charm of the

French garden, the English-style Bosquées

de Trocadéro (Trocadero garden), Marie-

Antoinette’s flower garden where the State’s

roses are grown and the numerous copses.

Above all admire the splendour of the Grande

Cascade by Le Pautre and the dozens of fountains, pools and statues which surround

it. If you are a contemporary art enthusiast, don’t miss the monumental sculpture by

Scottish artist Bryan McCormack in homage to the wind, a recent installation.

Domaine national de Saint-Cloud

92210 Saint-Cloud

www.saint-cloud.monuments-nationaux.fr

Métro: Pont de Sèvres (line 9)

Top tip

• Suitable for all age groups.

Events:

Rock-en-Seine

in August and

Le Grand Feu

(fireworks show)

in September.

Opening hours and dates:

Every day - March, April, September, October: 7:30am to 9pm.

May to August : 7:30am to 10pm. November to February: 7:30am to 8pm.

Free

entrance

Plan

B3

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Musée de l’air et de l’espace

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Musée de l’air et de l’espace

Aéroport de Paris - Le Bourget - 93350 Le Bourget

www.museeairespace.fr

RER B: le Bourget then Bus 152:

Get off at the Musée de l’air et de l’espace stop

Language of the tour guide material:

Audioguides :

Top tip

• Permanent free access to the permanents

exhibitions spaces.

• Planète Pilote, an attraction designed for children

aged 6-12

Planète Pilote is an attraction designed for children aged

6-12 and spanning over 1000 m 2 , where they can try their

hands at more than 40 interactive exhibits and familiarise

themselves with the world of aeronautics and space while

having fun. Here they can visit the cockpit of a small

pleasure aircraft or of an Airbus A320, stow luggage on an

airliner or refuel it, watch the activity of an airport from the

control tower, cycle in a space station to remain in shape…

All these activities, and many more, are on offer in this

permanent exhibition.

• On site restaurant: l’Hélice.

Plan

C2

Visit the inside of a Boeing 747,

from the cockpit to the soot,

discover air force combat planes

from the 50’s, the Ariane missiles

and more... Climb aboard the

Concorde! Musée de l’air et

de l’espace (The Air and Space

Museum) presents an impressive

collection of air-planes and space

ships.

The museum collection traces the sky

conquest, from the Flight of Icarius in Jules

Verne’s tales, full of exotic prototypes

of flying machines, to the flight of the

Concorde. The numerous paintings,

photos and scale models shed academic

light essential in understanding these

spectacular machines.

Free

entrance

for children aged

under 4

N.B.:

Children aged under 4

are not admitted to the

Planetarium.

Opening hours and dates:

1 April to 30 September, Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm; 1 October to 31 March, from 10am

to 5pm. Closed on Mondays, on 25 December and on 1 January.


© Stade de France-Macary, Zublena et Regembal, Costantini-

Archiectes, ADAGP 2012

Stade de France

The final of the 1998 World Football Championship between Brazil

and France, the World Athletic Finals, Madonna, the Rolling Stones

or U2…

The great moments of emotion

for one single place : le Stade

de France. Completed just in

time to host the final of the

World Football Championship

in 1998, the stadium is the

largest in France. 80,000 seats

are available and transformable

depending on the event : sports,

concerts or other events, the

Stade de France suits all needs.

Don’t miss a visit behind the

scenes. The players changing

room is obviously the highlight

of the tour. But the decoration can also be seen in the training rooms used by the teams

to warm up before the match. Take a look at the over-all architecture of the site : the roof

is an architectural achievement like no other with 13,000 tons of metal protecting the

tribunes from rain without closing the stadium. But it is also a message : this ellipse that

appears to be suspended in air is a symbol of the universality in sports.

Entrance through Gate G

Zac du Cornillon Nord - 93210 Saint-Denis

www.stadedefrance.com

Métro: Saint-Denis Porte de Paris (line 13)

RER B : La Plaine Stade de France

Top tip

• Suitable for all age groups.

• Guided tours of the Stade de France.

• Family pass (2 adults + 2 children).

Free

for children under 5

when accompanied

by an adult

Language of the tour

guide material:

Plan

B2

New! The permanent exhibition

Do not miss the permanent exhibition space (accessible before or after the guided visit,

and included in the price of your ticket). Consisting of 4 rooms, this exhibition charts

the construction of the Stade de France and features numerous objects associated with

momentous events: sets, replicas of trophies, guitars dedicated by some of the world’s

greatest performers (Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Sting…), costumes from shows (Carmen,

Turandot), sports tops dedicated by famous players, videos, etc., and many other surprises!

Opening hours and dates:

1 April to 31 August + summer holidays, tours depart every hour from 10am to 5pm. 1 September to 31

March + weekends and public holidays: tours depart at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. Opening hours of

the site: 9:30am - 6pm. Closed on Mondays.

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Château de Vincennes

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The Château de Vincennes

is an integral part of

the Parisian landscape.

His imposing fortress

possesses its own

exceptional history.

From the 14 th -century to the 19 th -

century the castle was constantly

changing. Originally constructed

as a hunting lodge, for the King’s

of France drawn to the forest

and its fowl, it was then turned

into a Manor House and finally

transformed, by King Charles V,

into a fortress with dikes,

dungeons and towers.

These successive changes have brought about an impressive final result, making the

Château de Vincennes one of the most important Medieval structures in Europe. Come

and discover the rich history of the fortress. The cottages of the King and Queen, the

Medieval Towers, the dungeon...

Big or small, all have their eyes wide open as they visit the chapel, imagining the battles

that took place within the castle walls and the daily lives of the King’s who lived there.

Avenue de Paris - 94300 Vincennes

www.monuments-nationaux.fr

Métro: Château de Vincennes (line 1)

Top tip

• Suitable for all age groups.

Language of the tour guide

material: visit documents

Visit documents

Free

for children aged under

18 and for young adults

aged under 26

who are residents

of the European Union

Free for everyone on the

Plan

C3

first Sunday of each month

from november to march

Opening hours and dates:

Every day - from May to September: 10am to 6pm. From September to May: The keep is open from

10am to 5pm - access to the Sainte-Chapelle from 11am to 12pm and from 3pm to 4pm. Closed on 1

January, 1 May, 1 November, 11 November, 25 December.

© N.Revelli-Beaumont/SIPAPRESS/CRT IDF


© Pascal Greboval / CRT IDF

Château d’Auvers-sur-Oise

« Journey through the era

of Impressionism»

Take a dive into the atmosphere

towards the end of the 19th-century.

The Château d’Auvers sur Oise goes to great

lengths to re-create the moment that the

Impressionists were living in. The guided visit

« Voyage au temps des impressionnistes » is

also an audio-show that brings you back in time.

The rooms of this 17th-century castle evoke

the remarkable transformation of Paris by the

Baron Haussmann, an electric cabaret town with

it’s famous steam engine train that served the

Normandy coast. The decor of the castle has

been impeccably redone, with special effects,

screams, laughter and other sound or video

animations...The Château d’Auvers sur Oise

decrypts and explains the work of Daubigny, Cézanne and Van Gogh... with a little help

from the reproductions, projections and wide shots.

After this multimedia visit, take advantage of the French gardens: a beautiful collection

of Irises awaits you.

Rue de Léry,

95430 Auvers-sur-Oise

www.chateau-auvers.fr

Take RER C towards Pontoise and change at Saint-

Ouen l’Aumone, then take line H towards Creil

up to Auvers-sur-Oise or the RER A line towards

Cergy-le-Haut up to Cergy Préfecture; it is then a

20 minute taxi ride to Auvers-sur-Oise

Language of the tour guide

material: free audioguides

Top tip

• On-site restaurant:

l’Impressionnist’Café.

• Suitable for all age groups.

• Family tickets inc. multimedia

tour guide: Price for 2 adults

+ 1 child; Price for 2 adults

+ 2 children.

SNCF: Head for Auvers-sur-Oise from Paris Gare

Saint-Lazare railway station (change at Pontoise)

or from Gare Paris Nord railway station (change at

Valmondois)

Direct trains: from Gare Paris Nord March to

November, on Saturdays, Sundays and public

holidays, there is a direct train from Gare Paris

Nord railway station to Auvers (30 minutes)

www.transilien.com

Free

Plan

B2

for children

aged under 6

Opening hours and dates:

Every day except on Mondays. 1 April to 30 September, from 10:30am to 6pm. 1 October to 31 March,

from 10:30am to 4:30pm.

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Château d’Auvers-sur-Oise « Journey through the era of Impressionism»


36 Your calendar of events

not to be missed in Paris

and the surrounding region

Your calendar of events not to be missed in Paris and the surrounding region

February

The Chinese New Year

Parades of traditional dragons and night-time celebrations lit up by lanterns

in the 13 th arrondissement of Paris.

May

La Nuit des Musées

Some 130 museums in Paris and the surrounding region are open free of charge all evening.

21 June

Fête de la musique

Concerts in the streets, parks, bars, cafés of Paris and all the towns of the region.

14 July

French national holiday

Military parade on the Champs-Elysées in the morning and fireworks display

on the Champs-de-Mars.

Mid-July to mid-August

Paris Plage

The embankments of the river Seine are transformed into a holiday resort, with sandy

beaches, swimming pools, playgrounds, bowling grounds, bars and outdoor cafes.

Late July

Arrival of the Tour de France

The arrival of the last stage of the Tour de France on the Champs-Élysées avenue,

one of the great events of world cycling.

Mid-September

Journées du patrimoine

Over an entire week-end, a large number of public and private buildings open their doors

exceptionally and reveal their secrets to members of the public.

October/ November

Village de cirque

Arty circus acts on Pelouse de Reuilly in Paris.

November to January

End of year festivities

Christmas markets, beautifully decked out shop windows in the department stores,

outdoor skating rinks and Christmas lights across Paris and the surrounding region.

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© PhotoProEvent Damien Keller

© PhotoProEvent Damien Keller

4 roues sous 1 parapluie

Cartoon Paris

Surprise your children by taking

them on a ride in a 2CV car for

an exciting tour of the locations

depicted in legendary French

comic books.

Enter a world of fun and fantasy as you

rediscover with your family the endearing

characters that made a mark on you in

your youth.

This tour will take you across the quarters

of Paris, where you will be surprised and

delighted to come across the settings of

famous comic strips such as Rouletabille,

Les extraordinaires aventures d’Adèle

Blanc-Sec, Spirou et Fantasio, Astérix, Largo Winch, les aventures de Blake et Mortimer,

les aventures de Tintin, Michel Vaillant, and Tif et Tondu.

www.4roues-sous-1parapluie.com

Starting point the tour: on the steps of the Opéra Garnier

subject to availability of drivers speaking your language

Top tip

• The tour is commentated and illustrated

using an iPad.

• Suitable for all age groups.

N.B.:

The Tour lasts for 90 minutes

Hours and dates:

Tours depart at 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 8pm, 7 days a week, all year round, except during the evening

on 24/12, all day long on 25/12, during the evening on 31/12, all day long on 01/01, during the

evening on 14/07.

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Paris à vélo c’est sympa !

© Paris à Vélo c’est sympa

© Paris à Vélo c’est sympa

Paris à vélo c’est sympa !

Guided tours by bicycle or rental of bicycles and tandems specially

adapted for a parent and a child.

22 rue Alphonse Baudin - 75011 Paris

www.parisvelosympa.com

Métro: Richard-Lenoir (line 5), Saint Sébastien-Froissart (line 8)

Top tip

• Suitable for all age groups. N.B.: There is a possibility

to rent a child’s seat.

Guided tours:

Hours and dates: depending on the season, see the web site.


© N.Revelli-Beaumont/SIPAPRESS/CRT IDF

Vedettes de Paris

One hour cruises on the river Seine

Discover Paris every

day of the year on

a Vedettes de Paris

themed cruises.

Marvel at the views of the

Grand Palais, the Musée

d’Orsay, the Musée du Louvre,

the Conciergerie, the Hôtel

de Ville and the Cathédrale

Notre-Dame! There are

multiple cruise options,

including snacking cruises,

«pleasure cruises» and dinner

cruises. «The pleasure cruise»

is a 1 hour cruise with a glass champagne or a pancake and a drink for those who fancy

something to eat. With a one hour commented cruise on the river Seine, it’s a unique

way to discover Paris.

Beside the Tour Eiffel, Pont de Suffren - 75007 Paris

www.vedettesdeparis.fr

Métro: Bir-Hakeim (line 6), Trocadéro (lines 6, 9)

Languages available:

Top tip

• Suitable for all age groups.

Children aged

under 4 go free

on the Découvertes

cruises

Hours and dates: every day from 11am to 9pm or 11pm (depending on the season). Vedettes de Paris - One hour cruises on the river Seine

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Paris l’Open Tour & Batobus

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Paris l’Open Tour

4 circuits available across town on an open-top bus; 50 stops for

free boarding and alighting to discover Paris at your own pace.

The circuits include: Paris Grand Tour

(Champs-Élysées, Concorde, Opéra, Louvre,

etc.), Montmartre - Grands Boulevards

(Sacré-Cœur, Porte Saint-Denis, Place

Vendôme, etc.), Montparnasse Saint-

Germain (Quartier Latin, Montparnasse, etc.)

and Bastille-Bercy (modern and avant-garde

Paris, taking in the Bibliothèque Nationale

de France, Opéra Bastille, etc. and historic

Paris, including the Marais).

Languages available:

Top tip

• Suitable for all age groups • Tickets are valid for 1 or 2 consecutive days.

www.parislopentour.com

Address of the agency: 13, rue Auber - 75009 Paris

Métro: Opéra (lines 3, 7, 8)

Opening hours and dates:

Every day, times depend on the line and the season (consult the website).

Discover Paris the alternative way!

© W. Alix/SIPAPRESS/CRT PIdF Batobus

Stops: Tour Eiffel, Musée d’Orsay, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Notre-Dame,

Jardin des Plantes, Hôtel de Ville, Louvre, Champs Elysées

www.batobus.com

Top tip

• Suitable for all age groups.

Free

for children

aged under 4

Paris à-la-carte: combined ticket Paris l’Open Tour & Batobus

Board one of our heated river cruise

boats with panoramic views and

terrace. The passes on offer (1, 2, 5

days or a year) enable you to board and

alight wherever you want, whenever

you want. There are eight stops along

the way.

Free

for children

aged under 3

Hours and dates: September to March, from 10am to 7pm. Boats depart every 25 minutes.

April to August : from 10am to 9:30pm. Frequency: every 20 minutes.


A one-hour cruise through the heart of Paris to discover its most

© Helene Giansily CRT PIdF © Helene Giansily CRT PIdF

Bateaux Parisiens

Cruise tour

beautiful sights, with commentary in 13 languages revealing the

history of France’s capital city. Listen to the hostess for some

insights into the city’s secret and unspoken history!

As you wend your way across the heart of one of the world’s greatest and busiest cities,

time will seem to stand still. And if you opt for a night-time cruise, you’ll witness

another Paris altogether, full of magic!

www.bateauxparisiens.com

2 departure points: Tour Eiffel or Notre-Dame, quai de Montebello

Métro: Bir-Hakeim (line 6), Trocadéro (lines 6, 9)

for departures from the Tour Eiffel

Saint-Michel (line 4) for departures from Notre-Dame

Free

for children

aged under 3

Top tip

• Suitable for all age groups.

Languages available:

Visit documents

Hours and dates: April to September, from 10am to 10:30pm (except at 1pm and at 7:30pm when

there is no departure). Frequency: every 30 minutes approximately. October to March, from

10:30am to 10pm. Frequency: hourly with some half-hourly departures. Exceptions: 24 December:

- last departure at 5pm; 25 December and 1 January: first departure at 10:40am; 31 December: last

departure at 10pm. 14 January: last departure at 5pm.

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Les Cars Rouges - Hop On / Hop Off tours

© Maria Spera / CRT IdF

Les Cars Rouges

Hop On / Hop Off tours

Wave goodbye to boredom, endless trudging around and exhaustion!

With Cars Rouges, the term “visit” takes on another meaning altogether: that of freedom.

Let yourself be carried along in this unique tour of the greatest sites of Paris! Do not

hesitate to get off the bus and stroll around the surroundings with your audio-guide!

Your ticket, which is valid for two consecutive days, enables you to leave the circuit at

any of the 9 stops before boarding another bus to continue.

The stops: Trocadero, Tour Eiffel, Champ de Mars, Louvre,

Notre Dame, Musée d’Orsay, Opéra, Champs-Elysées,

Grand Palais, Gare du Nord

www.carsrouges.com

Top tip

• Suitable for all age groups.

Languages available:

Multilingual commenting system

N.B.:

Frequency: every 10 minutes during the

low season and every 5 minutes

during the high season. Duration of the

tour (if uninterrupted): 2 hours and

15 minutes.

Free

for children

aged under 4

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© E. Papin

© Jean-Pierre Delagarde

Cultival

Behind the scenes

of the Eiffel Tower

Visit the backstage areas of this amazing

Paris attraction, accompanied by a tour

guide who will tell you endless anecdotes

about the places you are visiting.

Your visit will begin in the former bunker concealed under the Champ de Mars. You will

then be shown the surprising and imposing original machine room which still controls

the lifts to the tower. On arrival at the 2 nd level of the tower, a surprising and unique

experience awaits: like a VIP, you will be escorted onto the roof of the prestigious Le

Jules Verne restaurant to discover an exclusive, 360° panoramic view of Paris.

Information about the meeting point and the time of your visit will be

indicated on the docket issued pursuant to your booking.

www.cultival.fr

Métro: Trocadéro (lines 8,9) Bir-Hakeim (line 6)

For safety reasons, children under 5 are not allowed on these visits.

Hours and dates: every Wednesday + Saturday at 10am and 5pm (subject to availability), in French

and in English. Advance bookings are required, it is not possible to book a tour on site.

Make sure that you book well in advance during the high season.

The Opéra Garnier:

an architectural masterpiece

As you follow the tour guide, you will be

amazed at the richness of its architecture,

the exuberance of its decoration and the

variety of the materials used.

The numerous paintings and sculptures of Palais Garnier give it both the air of a theatre

and a museum. Your visit will begin in the Rotonde des Abonnés which is where

spectators were once welcomed to the opera house. You will discover the unique

signature of the architect, concealed among the arabesques. After respectfully saluting

the somewhat disturbing Pythonisse, you will climb the steps of the Grand Escalier

leading to the ornate theatre, salons and foyers.

Beside the “guided tours” counter inside Opéra Garnier, at the corner of

rue Auber and rue Scribe, behind the statue of Charles Garnier.

www.cultival.fr

Métro: Opéra (lines 3, 7, 8)

Language of the tour guide material:

Flyer on Opéra Garnier available at the ticket turnstile

For safety reasons, children under 3 are not allowed on these visits.

Hours and dates: every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, in French, at 11:30am and 3:30pm, in

English at 11:30am and 2:30pm (save during exceptional closures). Every day during the summer

holidays (Paris area).

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Around Paris

23 Parc Astérix .................................................................. p.24

24 Château de Vaux le Vicomte ....................... p.25

25 Provins .............................................................................. p.26

26 Disneyland® Paris ................................................. p.27

27 Château de Versailles ........................................ p.28

28 Château, Jardins et Parc de Thoiry ...... p.29

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29 Domaine de Chamarande ............................. p.30

30 Domaine national de Saint-Cloud .......... p.31

31 Musée de l’air et l’espace ............................. p.32

32 Stade de France ....................................................... p.33

33 Château de Vincennes ...................................... p.34

34 Château d’Auvers-sur-Oise .......................... p.35

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Location of the sites in Paris

01 Musée du Louvre .............................................................. p.2

02 Jardin des Tuileries ......................................................... p.3

03 Les Etoiles du Rex ........................................................... p.4

04 Centre Pompidou ............................................................. p.5

05 Tours de la Cathédrale

Notre-Dame de Paris ...................................................... p.6

06 Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle .......... p.7

07 Tour Eiffel ................................................................................ p.8

08 Musée de l’armée,

Hôtel national des Invalides ................................... p.9

09 Arc de Triomphe .............................................................. p.10

10 Musée Grévin ..................................................................... p.11

11 Paris-Story ........................................................................... p.12

12 Manoir de Paris ............................................................... p.13

13 Le musée gourmand du chocolat

Choco-Story Paris .......................................................... p.14

14 Les Catacombes ............................................................. p.15

15 Tour Montparnasse 56 ............................................. p.16

16 Ballon de Paris ................................................................. p.17

17 Jardin d’acclimatation ............................................... p.18

18 Aquarium de Paris Cinéaqua ............................... p.19

19 Cité des sciences et de l’industrie ............... p.20

20 La Géode .............................................................................. p.21

21 Cité de la musique ..................................................... p.22

22 Parc de la Villette ........................................................... p.23

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*Museums closed for refurbishment **Reopening in autumn *** Opening in June 2013

Le Pass can be used to enter more than 60 museums

and attractions in Paris and the Paris region without

waiting and as many times as you want. It provides

access to the permanent collections of the museums.

Three formulas are available: 2 days (€ 39), 4 days (€ 54) or 6 days (€ 69)

www.parismuseumpass.fr

In Paris

- Arc de Triomphe

- Musée de l’Armée - Tombeau de

Napoléon 1 er

- Centre Pompidou - Musée national

d’art moderne

- Musée national des Arts asiatiques

Guimet

- Musée des Arts décoratifs

- Espaces Mode et Textile

- Espaces Publicité

- Musée Nissim de Camondo

- Musée des Arts et Métiers

- Musée de l’Assistance Publique -

Hôpitaux de Paris*

- Musée du quai Branly

- Chapelle expiatoire

- La Cinémathèque française

Musée du Cinéma

- Cité des sciences et de l’industrie -

universcience

- Conciergerie

- Musée national Eugène Delacroix

- Musée des Égouts de Paris

- Musée Hébert*

- Musée de l’Institut du Monde arabe

- Musée d’art et d’histoire

du Judaïsme

- Musée du Louvre

*Paris

- Musée national de la Marine

- Musée de la Monnaie*

- Cité de l’Architecture

et du Patrimoine

Musée des Monuments français

- Musée Gustave Moreau

- Musée Cluny - Musée national

du Moyen Âge

- Cité de la Musique

Musée de la Musique

- Crypte archéologique du Parvis

Notre-Dame

- Tours de Notre-Dame

- Musée national de l’Orangerie

- Musée de l’Ordre de la Libération*

- Musée d’Orsay

- Panthéon

- Musée national Picasso**

- Musée des Plans-reliefs

- L’Adresse Musée de la Poste

- Musée Rodin

- Sainte-Chapelle

Around Paris

- Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace

- Musée d’Archéologie nationale et

Domaine national de Saint-Germainen-Laye

- Sèvres, Cité de la céramique

Musée national de la céramique

- Abbaye royale de Chaalis

- Château de Champs-sur-Marne***

- Musées et domaine nationaux

du Palais impérial de Compiègne

- Musée Condé - Château de Chantilly

- Musée national de la Coopération

franco-américaine - Château de

Blérancourt*

- Musée départemental Maurice

Denis

- Château de Fontainebleau

- Château de Maisons-Laffitte

- Musée national des Châteaux de -

Malmaison et Bois-Préau

- Château de Pierrefonds

- Musée national de Port-Royal

des Champs

- Château de Rambouillet,

Laiterie de la Reine et Chaumière

aux Coquillages

- Musée national de la Renaissance -

Château d’Ecouen

- Maison d’Auguste Rodin à Meudon

- Basilique cathédrale de Saint-Denis

- Villa Savoye

- Musée national des Châteaux

de Versailles et de Trianon

- Château de Vincennes

A single ticket covering travel on all modes of public transport in

Visite Paris. Valid for 1, 2, 3 or 5 consecutive days.

• Zone 1 to 3: Paris and its inner suburbs (La Défense, Stade de France, etc.).

• Zone 1 to 5: Paris and its outer suburbs (Roissy/Orly airport links, Disneyland® Paris,

the châteaux de Versailles and Fontainebleau, Auvers-sur-Oise, etc.).

The Pluses: discounts for some tourist attractions. www.ratp.fr

Free entry to museums and national monuments:

For visitors aged under 18 (with their family or school groups)

For visitors aged 18-25

(nationals of the 27 European Union States and regular non-European residents in France).

CITYVISION - CITYRAMA-PARIS VISION GROUP

Paris by day, day by day or in half a day, Paris by night, Paris à la carte, Paris and its surroundings…

More than 140 coach or minibus circuits (specially adapted, combined with an excursion on

the river Seine or cabaret show, with official guide, chaperone, etc.) to discover Paris and its

surroundings.

+33 (0) 1 44 55 61 00 - www.pariscityvision.com


© N. Revelli-Beaumont/SIPAPRESS/CRT PIdF

Useful information

Tourist Information Centres

In order to meet your expectations as a visitor and answer all your questions,

Tourist Information and Booking Points are accessible as soon as you get off

your plane.

Paris Orly airport

• Orly Sud Arrivals Level, gate L; 7:15am-9:45pm

• Orly Ouest Arrivals Level, gate A; 7:15am-9:45pm

There are also two other Tourist Information Points:

They offer:

- documentation, information and advice on the events,

museums and sites to be visited

- sales of fares, Paris museum Pass, Paris visits, excursions,

cabarets, hotel booking

- a box-office service for shows, exhibitions, sports and leisure

(tickets for some 4,000 events are on sale each day)

Paris Charles-de-Gaulle airport

• Terminal 1 Arrivals Level, gate 4; 7:15am-10pm

• Terminal 2C Arrivals / Departures Level, opposite gate 5;

7:30am-2:30pm

• Terminal 2D Arrivals / Departures Level, gate 7; 7:30am-9:30pm

• Terminal 2E Gallery linking terminals E/F, Level 0 (Arrivals);

7:15am-10pm

• Terminal 2F Arrivals Level, gate 11; 7:15am-10pm

In Versailles

• 2bis, avenue de Paris, Versailles: 9am-7pm (10am-6pm on Mondays)

(October to March : 10am-6pm, 11am-5pm on Sundays and Mondays)

At Disneyland® Paris

• Opposite the entrance to the Disney Village®: 9am-8:45pm

Pharmacies

English Pharmacy on the Champs Elysées

62 avenue des Champs Elysées - 75008 Paris

Open every day (including Sunday) from 8am to midnight

www.parapharmacie-anglaise.com

British and American Pharmacy

1 rue Auber - 75009 Paris - Tel. : 01.42.65.88.29

www.british-and-american-pharmacy.com

Rental of pushchairs

(and other baby equipment)

www.2kids1bag.com - www.babytems.com - www.kidelio.com

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