How to occupy the children in Paris during the holidays? For All Saints Day, Paris Select has unearthed the best cool and stylish activities to do with the family… Follow the guide!
Take advantage of a 'Halloween' cruise to discover Paris differently
This year, Stars of Paris offers you a family cruise on the Seine on the theme ofHalloween. Thus, from October 29 to November 1, board their haunted boats and set off to discover a spooky bets !
Over this period, four slots will be offered: 11 a.m., 15:30 p.m., 16 p.m. and 17 p.m.
During the cruise, the tour guides (English-speaking) specialists in young people will help you discover all the mysteries, miscellaneous facts and most harrowing legends of Paris...
Through exchanges, young and old will experience a Single Halloween on the Seine. To put you in the mood, the shop, the café and the pontoon will be dressed in Halloween colors. On the program: by-products, hot drinks, decorations and many more!
Witches, pumpkins, zombies or even ghosts will be welcome, don't hesitate to come disguised to look like them!
Note that throughout the hour of the cruise, the bars on board will remain open to offer you hot drinks, chocolate chip cookies or other delicacies. This cruise designed for the whole family will not fail to delight children but also adults...
Stars of Paris, Port of Suffren, 75007 Paris. 01 44 18 19 50. Halloween cruise: €19/adult, €9/child (4 to 11 years old). Free for children under 3 years.
Take your eyes off the Museum of Illusion
For the All Saints holidays, the Museum of Illusion gives an appointment to the bravest for the Nocturnes of Terror. From Saturday October 22 to Sunday November 6, terror will take over the premises every evening from 20 p.m. to 22 p.m.! Visitors will shiver throughout their visit with a completely revamped Museum to celebrate Halloween.
The Museum of Illusion, 98 rue Saint-Denis, 75001 Paris. Opening hours: Every day from 10 a.m. to 22 p.m. during the All Saints holidays.
Learn about mixology at Potions & Co.
Located in the heart of Paris, a stone's throw from the Louvre, the school Potions & Co will make you discover the secret and mysterious universe of alchemy, in total immersion, for an extraordinary experience! Whether you are with friends or family, embark on the Potions & Co adventure! This year, Potions & Co prepares you 2 new events to celebrate Halloween.
Sunday October 30 and Tuesday November 1 – from 14AM to 19PM – you can discover the atmosphere Potions & Co with family. On the program: Many magic workshops, an evil atmosphere, a giant boom and bloody potions for young and old.
And on October 31 from 19 p.m., Potions & Co prepares you a frenzied evening, forbidden to kids!
You will then witness many demonic events in a completely deadly setting made up of wandering creatures and intoxicating potions specially designed for the occasion… all in a most evil atmosphere!
Potions & Co., 99 rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris. 01 83 64 18 14
Trust the attractions of the Jardin d'Acclimatation
The Jardin d'Acclimatation was born in 1860. At the time, the idea was to create a english garden… French-style ! Once a temporary home for exotic animals brought back to France from the colonies, the modern Jardin d'Acclimatation retains much of its classic charm.
On the program: more than 40 family attractions and nearly 400 animals to admire! Come and enjoy roller coasters, attractions and other activities! Listen to the cries and chirps of the Great Aviary, and stroll through the beautiful gardens of the 18-hectare park to add tranquility to all the excitement…
For Halloween, several themed attractions are appearing in the garden: the Bewitched River and the Mayan Labyrinth… Don't miss them!
Boarding the Orient Express
If you are both a fan ofEscape Game and fan of the works ofAgatha Christie, we have the perfect plan. Code name ? The crime of the Orient Express.
The pitch ? Winter 1934. 23:42 p.m. The mythical Orient express continues its journey towards Istanbul in luxury and calm. That night is a night like any other, yet all of a sudden a cry, followed by a dull noise from the cabin of Samuel Lioretti come to break the silence of the night. He is dead ! Murdered... But how is it possible? His cabin is closed from the inside. You are the only passengers on this train, the murderer can only be among you! You must prove your innocence and find out who is behind the murderer before the police take over on your next stop.
Proposed by The One Escape, this hybrid escape game – between escape game and Murder Party – will immerse you in the heart of a murder within the mythical train… The particularity? One of you is the criminal so the mission here is not to get out of the room but rather to unmask him before the allotted time!
Yes, once you arrive on site, the Game Master takes care of randomly distributing the roles before having you board the mythical Orient Express, well prepared for the occasion. If the room that we discover is a bit smaller than that of a 'classic' escape game, we are impressed by the sets, larger than life. The small lounge, the bar, the landscapes that we discover through the windows and the sounds of the moving train...total immersion, we would really believe it!
During this unique experience, you will have to evolve both solo and as a team to find the murderer of Samuel Lioretti. All this, by embodying a full-fledged character with a pass and goals to keep throughout the adventure. No doubt, budding actors and other theater enthusiasts will be delighted!
Our opinion: far from being far-fetched, the scenario is very well put together. The investigation evolves at the rate of unexpected twists and the outcome should surprise you, at the end of the countdown! The experience is gripping and accompanied by our band, we really do not see the time passing. The crime of the Orient Express definitely represents our favorite in terms of escape game!
The One Escape, 39 Rue de Palestro, 75002 Paris. Sessions from 10 a.m. to 22 p.m.
Dive into the marine world at the Aquarium de Paris
Built in 1867, theAquarium Paris is one of oldest aquariums in the world. Located near the Trocadéro, it represents an international reference in the field, bringing together more than 13000 marine species. In the aquarium you will travel between the different hemispheres and oceans. The reconstructions of the seas of the archipelagos of Tahiti or New Caledonia will delight young and old alike with its fish of all colours: clownfish, angelfish, triggerfish... You will also come across no less than five species of sharks ! The plus that will delight the kids? The pool where they can touch the fish and watch their feeding, live with the Aquarium teams.
Have fun at Disneyland Paris
Whether as a couple, with friends or family, escape to Disneyland Paris is always a wonderful idea. Thoughts for young and old, the many close will please everyone. Just a few kilometers from the capital, Disneyland Paris is intended as a break in time, giving way to a fairy world where magic meets thrills. Throughout your day, you will meet the Disney heroes who rocked your childhood, passing from the various rides to the attractions. Visit Sleeping Beauty's castle, fly to the stars aboard Space Mountain or go on an adventure with the Pirates of the Caribbean...
For Halloween, the park is transformed into a real world of terror with a plethora of pumpkins, skeletons, spiders and other ghosts scattered all over the place. Not to mention the famous parade! Once night falls, you can watch a magnificent parade of Disney villains. Captain Hook, Maleficent, Jafar, Cruella d'Enfer and other spirits of Phantom Manor… They will be the stars of this evening. Get ready to hear their machiavellian laughter resound throughout the Disneyland® Park! Notice to the bravest, the park will remain open until 2am… But watch out for the prowling Dragon! A deliciously diabolical evening that promises to be unforgettable.
Discover “Peur sur le Parc” at the Parc Asterix
Le Parc Asterix is one of theme parks the most popular and unmissable in France. Located 40 minutes from Paris, it offers many attractions as well as live shows for young and old. Divided into 6 thematic areas where you can meet the characters of the village – Obélix, Asterix, Idefix or the sweet Falbala – this park devoted to the world of comic strips uderzo et goscinny contains several attractions for thrill seekers but not only. For the little ones, other activities such as SOS Numérobis, Cauldrons, or La Petite Tempête will be perfect.
Like every year, for Halloween, the park puts on its most terrifying attire! The new edition of Fear in the Park will take place from October 1 to November 6 and for the occasion, Parc Astérix will offer exceptional nights and “fear zones” scattered throughout. The attractions will be twisted into a Halloween version with pumpkins, corn stalks, straw bales and other creatures. Several disguised shows will also be offered!
Admire the illuminations of Festival of Lights at Thoiry Zoo
Discover the animal world thanks to 8 kilometer trail around which you will meet many wild species... Aboard your own car, escape freely during this safari exotic, which will make you travel! You will have the chance to discover 1500 animals over 180 different species : African mammals, exotic birds and even reptiles, this Safari will put stars in the eyes of the whole family. You can even attend animations such as the feeding of wolves and tigers, the adventure course, games and slides, the climbing wall and the suspension bridges. Take advantage of this short getaway to stroll through the heart of the botanical gardens and visit the Castle of Thoiry. This year, for Halloween, the atmosphere of the Château promises to be more intimate than at Disneyland, less frightening than at the Manoir de Paris, but just as exceptional. Do not hesitate to come in costume to participate in the escape game The Count's Crypt.
Le pitch ? For centuries, the family crypt of the Château de Thoiry has been forgotten. Between spirit of revenge, suffering and betrayal, the estate holds the darkest secrets. Every night, a voice calls out to the owners... But who is haunting these places? What's really going on in this spooky place? The only guests who have entered the bowels of the Château have gone mad… Do you dare to be brave enough to unravel these mysteries?
An experience rich in emotion that will delight the whole family!
Duration: 1 hour. From 12 years old, accompanied by an adult. Prices: From €23/person.
Book your ticket for the escape game here. For any reservation the same day, contact 06 95 31 36 76
Fly over Paris in virtual reality at FlyView
Virtual Reality Attraction, FlyView Paris proposes to fly over Paris and discover the various monuments of the capital, as we have never seen them... When the time comes for departure, we settle down in our jetpack and after fastening your seatbelt, we put on our virtual reality headset: let's go for takeoff! An exhilarating experience of 13 minutes that will take your breath away.
Pumpkins, witches and other monsters...
Explore the Vincennes Zoo
Through his 14,5 hectares, Paris Zoological Park offers its visitors to dive into the natural environment of animals: the savannah of the Sahel-Sudan plain, the rocky coasts and the pampas of Patagonia, the great forests of Europe or the tropical climates of Guyana and Madagascar... You will go to meet their curious inhabitants, furry and feathered!
During the holidays, your kids can take part in workshops., visits and even a treasure hunt, to discover the " mechanical animals », hidden in the alleys of the park. These were designed by ARDIF, a renowned Parisian street artist. And on October 31, the zoo is organizing a grand parade with fantastic creatures, dragons and other giant insects… Pssst, come in disguise and enjoy a 20% discount !
Take a tour the Great Gallery of Evolution
Emblematic place of National Museum of Natural History, The Grande Galerie de l'Évolution is a spectacular nave 30 meters high which brings together more than 7 animal specimens. Life-size, they are kept in a gigantic XNUMXth century room lit by the huge glass roof.
The Grande Galerie de l'Évolution is organized on four levels: the first two present a wide variety of animals in the marine environment and on land while the second addresses the action of man on his environment and wildlife. Finally, level 3 deals with the theme of evolution, its history and its mechanisms... A place that should delight budding baby historians.
Sneak into the backstage of the Stade de France
Accompanied by your mini-me, come and discover one of the most historic stadiums in France. During a 90-minute guided tour, you will go behind the scenes of this emblematic place: the locker rooms, the access tunnel to the lawn through which great players such as Zinédine Zidane or Thierry Henry have passed, or even the private lodges. You will also have access to the Stade de France museum where you can soak up the magic of the place and feel like a world champion during a visit.