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26 Avenue du Général Sarrail, 75016 Paris, France

Metro: Exelmans (line 9)

Based in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, Club Atheon offers adults and children a wide variety of sports and fitness courses throughout the year, including martial arts, pilates, yoga, zumba and more.

During school holidays, they hold one-week multi-sports, dance and English class workshops (only during school holidays) for kids aged 7-15 at Stade Jean Bouin in the 16th arrondisement.

As mentioned in our ultimate guide to kid’s activities

5-7 Impasse Berthaud, 75003 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 42 72 73 11+33 (0)1 42 72 73 11

Metro: Rambuteau (line 11)

Make a dream come true for doll lovers by taking them to the Musée de la Poupée in the Marais. Imagine finding over 500 of the finest French dolls, from 1800 to today, on display in their best finery and accessories! Admire the furnished miniature dollhouses. From baby dolls to Barbie, learn about the evolution of the doll and understand why she is your little girl’s eternal best friend.

As mentioned in our Guide to After School and Weekend Activities and 15 Indoor Activities for Children in Paris on Rainy Days!

Allée des Rhododendrons, 75012 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 49 57 24 84+33 (0)1 49 57 24 84

Hidden away in a real greenhouse, you can admire the beauty of 40 different species of butterflies. It’s a wonderful new experience for your nature-loving children where you can witness the egg-laying, hatching and the metamorphosis of these beautiful insects.

11 Rue Saint-Paul, 75004 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 42 72 13 26+33 (0)1 42 72 13 26

Metro: Pont Marie (line 7)

Stop by the Musée de la Magie for a tour from a wizard or one of the museum’s favorite magic shows. Located in the Marais, this quirky museum is full of amazing artifacts illustrating the history and magic of the art of illusion. Examine antique magicians’ props and gadgets, learn about stunning optical illusions and how to stump your friends with a slight of hand.

As mentioned in our Guide to After School and Weekend Activities or in 15 Indoor Activities for Children in Paris on Rainy Days!

7 Rue de Médicis, 75006 Paris, France

Metro: Odéon (lines 4 and 10)

This beautiful park, located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, covers 23 hectares and is known for its lawns, tree-lined promenades, and flowerbeds. The model sailboats on its circular basin will keep the kids busy for hours. For children, there’s an enclosed playground (small entry fee), a famous carousel with brass ring game, tennis and basketball courts, and pony rides.

73 Rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris, France
2 Avenue Foch, 75016 Paris-16E-Arrondissement, France
44 Rue Emeriau, 75015 Paris, France

Who doesn’t like to bowl? There are several bowling alleys in Paris for great family fun, from the Bowling Mouffetard to Bowling Foch near the Champs Elysées, or the child-friendly lanes at Front de Seine in the 15th arrondissement which has lightweight balls for little ones 5 years and up.

Bowling is a great birthday party option as well. Check the lanes nearest you for their party packages.

Bowling Mouffetard: 73 Rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 43 31 09 35

Bowling Foch: 2 Avenue Foch, 75016 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 45 00 00 13

Front de Seine: 44 Rue Emeriau, 75015 Paris
Tel:+33 (0)1 45 75 35 37

Bowling de Champerret: 2 Rue du Caporal Peugeot, 75017 Paris
Tel: + 33 (0)1 43 80 24 64

60 Rue Réaumur, 75003 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 53 01 82 00+33 (0)1 53 01 82 00

Metro: Arts et Métiers (line 3)

A wonderful little museum exhibiting over 2,400 inventions, from scientific instruments to energy to communication and transportation. Guided tours and numerous demonstrations and workshops are organized regularly throughout the year.

84 Rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny, France
+33(0)2 32 51 28 21+33(0)2 32 51 28 21

A charming village located just 80 km West of Paris, Giverny’s picturesque gardens were the source of inspiration for Impressionist painter Claude Monet’s most esteemed works from 1883 until his death in 1926. The gardens and restored house have since become a pilgrimage for artists, tourists and nature lovers alike.

After a peaceful stroll through the cascades of flowers and weeping willows, take a short walk over to Le Jardin des Plumes, a Michelin-starred restaurant serving dishes as beautiful as the surrounding scenery. Or, lunch in one of the many quaint local restaurants near Monet’s house. Complete the day with a visit to the fabulous Museum of Impressionisms in the village.

3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 56 43 20 20+33 (0)1 56 43 20 20

Metro: Champs Elysées Clemenceau (line 1 and 13)

A hands-on science museum housed in the magnificent Grand Palais in the heart of Paris. Includes a planetarium, permanent and temporary exhibits and regular demonstrations and workshops. It’s also a sister museum to the Cité des Sciences, so you can get an annual Universcience pass to visit both museums through the year.

99 Rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny, France
+33 (0)2 32 51 94 65+33 (0)2 32 51 94 65

As its name would suggest, the Museum of Impressionisms Giverny focuses on all the different forms of Impressionism, one of the most popular painting movements in history. Explore the origins, geographical diversity, history and development of this genre of art. Giverny is not only an essential stop on an Impressionist route in the Seine Valley, it is also a crucial landmark in the turn from Impressionism to the art of the 20th century.

211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 40 03 75 75+33 (0)1 40 03 75 75

Metro: Porte de Pantin (line 5)

This is the 3rd largest park and represents one of the largest concentrations of cultural venues in Paris. It houses Europe’s largest science museum (Cité des Sciences et l’Industrie), 3 major concert venues, and a 360 degree cinema.

2 Rue de la Montagne de la Fage, 75015 Paris, France

Metro: Balard (line 8 and T3), Boulevard Victor (RER C)

What could be a better way of getting a bird’s eye view of Paris than to soar over the city in a hot-air balloon? Le Ballon de Paris has a montgolfier waiting for you in the Park André Citroen. Blast straight up 150 meters for an eye-popping aerial view of the French capital. Don’t forget to check the weather first!

Route de Ceinture du Lac Daumesnil, 75012 Paris, France
0811 22 41 22 (toll free in France)0811 22 41 22 (toll free in France)

Metro: Porte Dorée (line 8)

At this zoo, also known as the Vincennes Zoo, imagine you’re in the savanna, Patagonia, or in the tropical climates of Guyana and Madagascar. All year round, you can come here to encounter more than 180 animal species kept in conditions as close to their original habitat as possible.

Zone commerciale de la Croix blanche, 25 Rue Clément Ader, 91700 Fleury-Mérogis

This huge, indoor trampoline park is a paradise for anyone of any age who just wants to burn off some steam, and calories. Space Jump has a dodge ball zone, basketball zone, wall run and free space zones, as well as a wi-fi café upstairs for drink and snack break. It’s a popular birthday party venue for older kids, and Space Fitness classes for adults allow you to burn 1000 calories per session! Closed Mondays.

121 Rue Lt Colonel de Montbrison, 92500 Rueil Malmaison, France

A 10-minute drive from the Arc de Triomphe, it’s an ideal place for all the family – 55 hectares of open green space, with a golf course, tennis courts, gym, swimming pools and kids’ club. The membership price is steep and requires other member sponsors.

INSPIRELLE tip: even non-member children can sign up for sports classes during the school year, and their holiday day camps offer a choice of tennis, golf, soccer, dance, English, and circus workshops during the major school breaks.

121, Rue du Lt Colonel de Montbrison 92500 Rueil-Malmaison

Player’s Tennis and Golf Academy is the experience of  professionals at the service of all…a 360º academy.  The tennis and golf training centers are for both young and adult high level players with different formula’s can be ‘made to order’ according to time and level!  Player’s offers after school activities, vacation camps, and even Sports Etudes for the truly dedicated!

Both the tennis and golf classes are held at the Paris Country Club in Rueil-Malmaison with tennis also being held at the Tennis Club de la Châtaigneraie, also located in Rueil-Malmaison.

Player’s offers a shuttle service for all activities leaving from both Porte Maillot and Porte Dauphine.  During camp kids can be provided with lunch.

31bis, avenue Henri-Barbusse, 92240 Clamart, France
+33 (0)6 16 70 85 98+33 (0)6 16 70 85 98

A former professional dancer and ballet teacher, Canadian Maria Ney is a fully certified Stott Pilates instructor, offering group and personal coaching on mat and machines from her studio in Clamart. The coach of several INSPIRELLE readers, Maria is regarded as one of the finest Pilates instructors, helping women and men get into shape properly. Her fully equipped studio is the go-to-place for those living in the southwestern suburbs of Clamart, Sèvres, Meudon and Issy-les-Moulineaux.

21-23 Rue de l'Amiral Roussin, 75015 Paris, France
+33 (0) 1 43 06 38 87+33 (0) 1 43 06 38 87

Metros: Cambronne (line 6), Vaugirard (line 12)

A wide offering of courses for adults and children of all ages, from Monday through Saturday. Children’s classes run the gamut from baby gym (1 year and up) to fencing and multiple martial arts disciplines (Aïkido, Judo, Karate, Kung Fu, Self Defense, Viet-Vo-Dao). They even offer dance classes (baby dance, street dance, hip-hop) and Circus/Acrobatics. For adults, all the martial arts, plus Zumba, Salsa, Classical Dance and Modern Jazz.

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Check out their book too: “Lessons from France – Eating, Fitness, Family.”

Route Forestière Du Pavé De Meudon, 92360 Meudon-La-Forêt, France
+33 (0)1 46 26 16 09+33 (0)1 46 26 16 09

Just minutes from the Arc de Triomphe, The Standard Athletic Club is hidden in the forest of Meudon. An International English-speaking Sports and Social Club, it is the perfect place for the family to play sports casually or competitively or just relax and enjoy the social life.

See their website for membership fees and their many activities on offer.

 

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