Le Ballon de Paris

Le Ballon de Paris

2 Rue de la Montagne de la Fage, 75015 Paris, France
2 Rue de la Montagne de la Fage Paris Île-de-France 75015 FR

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!

129 Bis Rue Saint-Charles, 75015 Paris, France 0.66 km

The merveilleux (marvelous) is a small cake that originated in Belgium and is now found in France and some US cities. Baker, Frédéric Vaucamp, fell in love with the cakes at an early age. His famous cakes are now sold in 5 locations in Paris as well as numerous other locations across Europe and in New York City.

4-6 Rue Louis Armand, 75015 Paris, France 0.76 km
+ 33 (0) 1 40 60 10 00+ 33 (0) 1 40 60 10 00

Metro: Balard (line 8)

Grab your bathing suits and head to the largest aquatic park in Europe — equipped with indoor and outdoor pools, jacuzzis, numerous large water slides and a wave pool. It’s an all-year-round fun attraction for everyone, and a great place to plan a kids’ birthday party! The complex also includes restaurants, a fitness center, Decathlon sporting goods store and movie theaters.

Also mentioned in our ultimate guide to kid’s activities!

19 Rue Fantin Latour, 75016 Paris, France 0.88 km

Metro: Porte de St-Cloud (line 9)

A team of “mad scientists”, who make learning about science fun, are at your service to put on a fun and engaging, interactive show at your event or children’s party. Choose from various age-appropriate themes, and they’ll come prepared to entertain the kids with fun scientific experiments. You just provide the laboratory and the cake. Also offering made-to-measure workshops on numerous science topics in schools and at various Savants Fous locations around France. They also organize daily and weekly workshops during school holidays.

19 Quai André Citroën, 75015 Paris, France 0 km
+33 0800 80 40 20+33 0800 80 40 20

This large chain with 250 stores in France and around Europe, offers a huge variety of styles for all your home decorating needs. Whatever your preference the Maisons du Monde’s own team of furniture designers imagine their exclusive and unique collections of furniture and decor each year in 3 different catalogues – indoor, outdoor, and junior.

19 Rue Linois, 75015 Paris, France 0 km

Madura creates collections with the aim to give pleasure and to make interior design easy, enjoyable and approachable. Together with their vast range of textiles, they also offer a wide selection of lamps, blinds and other accessories.

Numerous locations in Paris, around France, Europe and New York City.

12 Rue Linois, 75015 Paris 1.06 km

Metro: Charles Michels (line 10) Other ways to get there: CLICK HERE
Underground parking and valet parking available.

The spanking new Beaugrenelle shopping center is one of our favorite one-stop destinations in central Paris: a 50,000m2 modern shopping center and cinema complex in the 15th arrondissement.

Shoppers: Here you’ll find clothing, home furnishings, electronics, and pretty much everything you need for the whole family. We love the fact that you can shop international brands like Zara (the largest in France), Hollister and Sephora, French brands like Petit Bateau and Sandro, home furnishings at Maisons du Monde and Silvera, Japanese brands like Muji and Uniqlo, and much more, all under one roof. For your home and A/V needs you have Darty and FNAC, and you can even grocery shop at the Marks & Spencer food hall.

Hungry? Try the food court which offers a range of family-style restaurants such as Panasia, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Quindici Italian cuisine and Noura Middle Eastern food. Then top it off with a pastry from La Pâtisserie des Rêves.

A multiplex Gaumont Pathé cinema offers online bookings with your choice of seating–including love seats for snuggling up to someone.

Want to drop off your kids while you shop? Viens Jouer à la Maison offers workshops and an indoor playroom with regular activities to keep your little ones busy on Wednesdays and weekends!

Look for more activity ideas in our Guide to After School and Weekend Activities or in 15 Indoor Activities for Children in Paris on Rainy Days!

5 Rue Beaugrenelle, 75015 Paris, France 0 km
+33 (0)805 98 0034+33 (0)805 98 0034

You know Zara Women’s and Men’s affordable clothing stores so visit the chain’s home furnishings boutiques throughout Paris. Discover attractive collections of small furniture, decorative objects for the bathroom and kitchen and a textile selection (bed linen, tablecloths, towels, throw covers).

79 Rue Saint-Charles, 75015 Paris, France 1.1 km
+33 (0)1 70 69 42 49+33 (0)1 70 69 42 49

Metro: Charles Michel (line 10)

Known for their manis and pedis, My Color also has a Beauty Bar where you can get 30-minute flash facials, which include a remise en beauté to touch up your hair and make up before you head out for a night on the town. They also do waxing (épilation).

44 Rue Emeriau, 75015 Paris, France 0 km

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 try La Quille’s “mini” bowling lane off rue Oberkampf, 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

La Quille:111 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 43 55 87 21

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


53 Rue Erlanger, 75016 Paris, France 0 km
+33 (0)1 45 55 13 27+33 (0)1 45 55 13 27

Established over 40 years ago as an independent and not-for-profit organization, all of their teachers hold AMI (Assoication Montessori Internationale) diplomas. The school offers a unique bilingual Montessori education, at 3 locations in the heart of Paris, for children from 2-9 years old.

70 Rue du Théâtre, 75015 Paris, France 1.37 km
65 Rue du Théâtre, 75015 Paris, France 1.37 km

Founded in 1954, École Jeannine Manuel has now become the largest non-denominational independent school in France. With a mission to promote international understanding through the bilingual education of a multicultural community of students and parents, they now educate 2,900 students, representing over 65 nationalities, between their Paris and Lille locations.

For new non-French speaking students beginning in CE1 (~age 7) and up to seconde (~age 15), enrollment takes place in “adaptation” classes where they follow a one-year French immersion program. Further special instruction in French continues for another additional year including three additional hours of French each week and individual support, as required.

They have 4 locations in Paris and boarding opportunities at their Lille, France location.

11 Rue Bosio, 75016 Paris, France 1.41 km

Metro: Jasmin (line 9), Michel-Ange Auteuil (lines 9 and 10)

A French and English-speaking American trained clinical psychologist with a PhD specialising in behavioral issues, ADHD, parenting, anxiety and mood disorders, OCD and behavioral medicine.

Member of SPRINT France, a non-profit group of English-speaking and bilingual professionals who work with children of all ages with special needs.

11 Rue Bosio, 75016 Paris, France 1.41 km

Metro: Jasmin (line 9), Michel-Ange Auteuil (lines 9 and 10)

A British-born and educated clinical psychologist working with adults, children and families, with a particular interest in the autistic spectrum.

Member of SPRINT France, a non-profit group of English-speaking and bilingual professionals who work with children of all ages with special needs.

10 Rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris, France 1.68 km

Metro: La Motte Picquet Grenelle (lines 6, 8, 10)

One of Paris’ oldest Anglophone associations bringing together expats, new and old, through year round cultural, educational and social activities and events. WICE keeps the mind sharp, the body active and the spirit alive. Join the internationally known writer’s workshop, book club, learn a language or participate in an art class, walking tour or wine tasting.

26 Avenue du Général Sarrail, 75016 Paris, France 1.68 km

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

83 Boulevard Suchet, 75016 Paris, France 1.69 km

Caroline is an Independent Educational Consultant and founder of A+CollegeCoaching. Based in Paris, she helps families identify and evaluate options for college and universities abroad as well as navigate the admissions process with the goal of finding the best academic, social and financial fit for their child. Having raised her own children in Germany, Japan and now France, she is particularly sensitive to the needs of ‘global nomad kids’.

Caroline holds a BA from the American University of Paris, an MBA from the University of Hartford, and a Certificate in Independent Educational Consulting from UC Irvine. She stays on top of college admission trends by regularly visiting college campuses, attending conferences and webinars and is a member of IECA and OACAC.

Issy-les-Moulineaux, France 1.69 km
+ 33 (0) 1 80 87 48 21+ 33 (0) 1 80 87 48 21

With one division dedicated to kids’ themed parties and a sister division specialized in adult gatherings and corporate gigs, CLAP Jour de Fête can cover all your party planning needs, whatever the size of your event. From the theme to the venue, caterer and decorations, they can tailor a package to fit your needs.

For kids they have multiple themes to choose from for birthday parties and school fairs. Need a Princess or a Power Ranger to visit the party? They can arrange that too.

For adults they can cater to anything from themed private parties to team building or weddings. Looking for a belly dancer or a pop singer to animate your party? They can help you find the right entertainment.


8 Rue Léon Delhomme, 75015 Paris, France 1.71 km

Metro: Vaugirard or Convention (line 12)

Everyone in the culinary world has heard of the Cordon Bleu cooking school for professional chefs. Here, kids from 8 to 12 can also learn to develop their culinary skills in fun workshops (translated into English), or organize a birthday party to share the fun with their friends.

For more after-school and weekend activity ideas, check out our ultimate guide to kid’s activities!

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