Going to Paris with your family? Stressed about organizing a trip that makes everyone happy? It can feel impossible to please your teenage kids. Luckily, we have compiled a list of the top 10 things to do in Paris with teenagers.
The Top 10 Things To Do In Paris With Teenagers
For Art Lovers
The Musée D’Orsay
The Musée d’Orsay is located in the former Gare d’Orsay railway station. Personally, it is my favorite museum in Paris and I truly believe that it is a lust see. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces in the world, as well as a collection of beautiful sculptures. Plus, your teenager is bound to love its famous, instagrammable giant clock!
In the 18th arrondisement in northern Paris, you can find the famous Sacre-Coeur Basilica and the winding, hilly roads of Montmartre. During the Belle Epoque, many artists lived in Montmartre, including Claude Monet and Edgar Degas. Today, you can enjoy its picturesque views and collection of art vendors. For a fun night out, we suggest buying tickets to the Moulin Rouge to watch the can-can!
For Food Lovers
Paris has an extensive and delicious network of outdoor food markets. You can find a variety of foods including fresh tomatoes, prepared African cuisine, and flaky chocolate croissants in the streets that house these incredible markets. We recommend checking out the Marché Bastille and the Marché des enfants rouges.
Paris’ brunch scene has exploded in recent years. It is officially considered a trendy way to spend your Sunday morning. I love Hollybelly (although the line can be quite long), le Loulou Friendly Diner, and Café Mericourt.
For Nature Lovers
Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
Located in the north-eastern 19th arrondissement of Paris, the Parc des Buttes Chaumont is one of the largest green spaces in Paris. It offers stunning views of Montmartre and contains a suspension bridge, caves, and a mini river. Whether you want to curl up with a book, have a picnic, or play soccer, this park offers you a peaceful and bright refuge in a bustling city.
These gardens separate the Louvre from the Place de la Concord in the 1st arrondissement. If you come in the summer, you can enjoy the fun fair or the Ferris wheel. If you want to relax after a long day of walking, come by and take a stroll or sit and admire the intricate landscaping.
For Shopping Lovers
Le Marais is comprised of the 3rd and 4th arrondissements and offers one of the most exciting shopping experiences in Paris. The two main retail streets are the Rue des Francs-Bourgeois and the Rue Vieille du Temple. In addition to flagship stores and retail chains, you can find small boutique and vintage stores here. You can also find innovative concept stores, such as the three story Merci boutique.
Located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, Saint-Germain is considered one of the most fashionable and luxurious neighborhoods in the capital. Take a stroll down one of its main streets to enjoy incredible window displays. If department stores are more your thing, you should definitely check out le Bon Marché, located on Rue de Sèvres.
For History Lovers
Place de la Concorde
Located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, la Place de la Concorde was the site of many notable executions during the French Revolution. It was given its name in 1795 by the Directory to mark the end of the turmoil of the Revolution.
Cimitiére du Père Lachaise
The Cimitiére du Père Lachaise is the most famous cemetery in France and one of the most visited sites in Paris. It was created in 1804 and holds the remains of Balzac, Chopin, Oscar Wild, and many other famous histotical figures!
We hope that our list of the top 10 things to do in Paris with teenagers helps you plan your next family trip. Still feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Do not worry – We would love to help you plan a tailor-made trip based on the interests and needs of your family!