Paris for Kids

Easter in Paris with Kids

by Amy Jacobson

Easter weekend in Paris is a time of celebration. Spring is in full bloom and holiday decorations are found throughout the city. This is the perfect time to explore all Paris has to offer. 

2 young boys sit on a sofa in a hotel room, with balloons. they are enjoying cookies and croissants.
Top: Cherry blossoms: @tahathewanderer_ & Sleeping bunny: @mumofthree_love.ajl
Above: Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris

For children, Pâques in Paris offers a multitude of activities. Spring weather gives way to jardins in bloom.  Little ones will gaze in awe at the sweet creations filling the windows of every chocolatier.  Opportunities to decorate and search for Easter eggs are plenty, as is the chance to visit the Easter Bunny. 

This year Easter Sunday falls on April 17, and the official French holiday is the following day.

Left- Easter eggs are dyed bright orange and decorated with stickers. Right- A boy and 2 girls stand facing the Eiffel Tower.
Dyed Easter eggs: @parisloveskids / Eiffel Tower gazing: @lutineries_

Here is our roundup of favorite kid-friendly places to visit in Paris during Easter.

Royal Monceau

This timeless Parisian hotel is the perfect “home away from home” in the heart of the City. The central location offers an ideal base for exploring Paris. 

For Easter weekend, a special experience awaits. The Hotel offers an elaborate Easter buffet of Pascal lamb, seafood, seasonal vegetables, and pâtés. To the delight of children and adults alike, the pastry chef will prepare a range of chocolate desserts. 

A large egg hunt is organized within the hotel by Les Ateliers de Macha. Egg hunters will have fun exploring the hotel and grounds, with no area left untouched. 

Left- A young boy runs through a marble pool area of a hotel. 
Right- Chocolate eggs are decorated in a detailed pink and green design.
Boy enjoying the pool: @hotellutetia / Chocolate eggs: @jaquesgenin

Hotel Lutetia

This iconic luxury Palace located in Saint-Germain-des-Prés is a wonderful choice for discerning families during Easter. 

The Hotel offers 4 dining experiences and afternoon tea to suit all tastes. 

Chocolate lovers will love visiting the Easter pop-up boutique here, dedicated to the art of chocolate. Here you will find the exclusively designed Hotel Lutetia Easter egg, as well as a variety of other chocolate creations.  This chocolate wonderland is open from the April 8-18. 

Left- A young girl in a muslin dressing gown holds a easter egg, with a decorated face. Right- Gourmet Easter cookies are decorated as bunnies, carrots, and daisies.
Decorated egg in a girl’s hands: @bonvoyage_camille_ / Decorated Easter cookies: @bougecookieco

Trianon Palace of Versailles

Families wishing to explore outside the city need venture no further than the Trianon Palace of Versailles.  This chateau retreat is set among Versailles gardens, and located between the Palace of Versailles and the Grand Trianon. Families can enjoy a traditional Easter buffet while admiring the historic decor of this Palace. Children can participate in the Easter egg hunt in the Royal Gardens. Holiday themed activities are also on offer. 

Left- A breakfast table is shown with juice, coffee, and pastries. 
Right- A man sits with an infant in his lap while enjoying tea time.
Breakfast and tea time at Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace

Explore the Parks

With the parks of Paris in full Spring splendor, Easter weekend is perfect for spending time in nature.  Take advantage of seasonal offerings at local markets, or pick up a pre-made basket for an outdoor picnic. The large parks of Paris offer activities from trampolines, pony rides, playgrounds, carousels, and pond boating.

Left- 2 young children sit poolside. 
Right- A terrace is shown with a breakfast. It shown views of the Eiffel Tower.
Enjoying the pool / Breakfast with a view @hotellutetia 

Visit the Easter Village in Saint-Germaine-des-Prés

Spend an afternoon shopping on Boulevard Saint-Germain-des-Prés. You’ll discover a variety of artisan products and holiday delicacies. The Village is open April 9-May 2. 

Left- A boy sits on a bed playing with a toy while a young boy enjoys jumping on the hotel bed. Right- Blue and pink balloons fill the ceiling of a hotel room. Children play with toys in the room.
Enjoying the suite life at Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris

Renoir Gardens at Musée de Montmartre 

Using the gardens as inspiration, budding artists can attend a creative Easter egg workshop. Children will design their own keepsake eggs with paint and fabric. 

Left- 2 young girls hold hand made Easter bunny masks in front of their faces. 
Right- An ad is shown with 2 Easter bunnies in eggs.
Bunny masks: @mumofthree_love.ajl / C’est bientôt Pâques: @latelierdelours_monein

Montparnasse Tower’s Easter Garden

Making its Easter weekend debut is a hunt for Easter eggs high above Paris.  Families can visit a special animation of a mini-farm with animals, duck fishing, gardening, and a workshop.

Bercy Village

Visit Paris Bercy Village this Easter for an interactive family day.  Children search for chocolate eggs in the Village. The Easter Bunny is on hand to take photos and guide children in their hunt. 

Left- 2 children peak through green bushes in a park. Right- A park with a boy and animals are shown in an ad for the Zoologique Paris.
Peaking: @source_qui_court_sous_tes_pas_ / Les rendez-vous Sauvages: Parc Zoologique de Paris

Paris Zoo 

Parc Zoologique de Paris celebrates Easter with an egg hunt and other activities in the Clairières area.  For children under 6, who each get a 10-minute session and the chance to find up to 5 eggs.

Addresses 

Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris – 37 Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris, France 

Hotel Lutetia – 45 Bd Raspail , 75006 Paris, France

Waldorf Astoria Versailles-Trianon Palace – 1 Bd de la Reine , 78000 Versailles, France

Village de Pâques – Boulevard Saint-Germain , 75006 Paris, France

Renior Gardens at Musee Montmarte – 12 Rue Cortot , 75018 Paris, France

Montparnasse Tower – 33 avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris, France 

Bercy Village – Cr Saint-Emilion , 75012 Paris, France

Zoologique Paris – Av. Daumesnil , 75012 Paris, France

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Amy Jacobson

Originally from New York, Amy spends her time dreaming of croissants la vie Parisienne. Passionate about culture, history, and new experiences, Amy fulfills her Wanderlust dreams by globe trotting with her husband and 2 home schooled children, while documenting it along the way. Amy adores the ballet, books, hunting in the brocantes of Paris, and all things skincare. When staying closer to home Amy loves cuddling her 3 cocker spaniels and 2 ponies. View Amy Jacobson's Website

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