"2 days in Paris for 13 to 14-year-olds" For Teenagers and Kids Tip by Beausoleil

For Teenagers and Kids, Paris: 2 reviews and 10 photos

  The Tuileries Gardens, Fat Tire Bike Tour
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  • The Tuileries Gardens, Fat Tire Bike Tour - Paris
      The Tuileries Gardens, Fat Tire Bike Tour
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  • Luxembourg Gardens - Paris
      Luxembourg Gardens
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  • Geode Theater at the Cité des Sciences - Paris
      Geode Theater at the Cité des Sciences
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  • Arc du Triomphe at night - Paris
      Arc du Triomphe at night
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  • Musée de Montmartre - Paris
      Musée de Montmartre
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Favorite thing: In answer to a specific question on the Forum to a mother who was traveling to Paris, had only two days and was accompanied by her 13 and 14-year-old children, I came up with this one solution. Many more ideas are here on Virtual Tourist. Type Paris with children into the VT Search Window above and scroll down to Keyword Search, and click "GO!"

Notre Dame Cathedral (note gargoyles, climb up if lines aren’t too long)
Eiffel Tower (long wait to climb; perhaps just look and walk underneath for photo ops)
Rodin Museum and garden
Cluny Museum (Musée de Moyen Age) perhaps with a picnic in the garden
or . . . a picnic in the Tuileries or Luxembourg Gardens (you should visit one of these gardens)
Musée d’Orsay if you can arrange it

Not so famous but the Cité des Sciences at the Parc de la Villette is great fun. It’s the largest technical and scientific museum in Europe with lots of interactive exhibits. The famous Géode, a theater with a 180-degree screen would be fun too. There is also a Musée de la Musique in the same park with more interactive exhibits. You could turn them loose in the park for a while too.

Fondest memory: Skipping the memories, here are some web sites for the suggestions above.

Cluny Museum or Musée de Moyen Age
Rodin Museum and Gardens
Museum of Music
Musée d'Orsay
Museum of Science and Industry

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  • Updated May 22, 2013
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