Best Theme Parks and Attractions in and Around Paris
Paris is an attraction in itself, but that doesn’t mean you don’t want to take advantage of some of the parks during your time here. Whether you’re a family with little kids or a full grown adult looking to connect with your inner child, these are four of the best theme parks and attractions in and around Paris.
Disneyland Paris doesn’t need any introduction. Chances are you’ve already visited a Disney park before, and if you haven’t, Disneyland Paris is a great place to start! You have the option to visit Disneyland Park, the classic Disneyland with the princesses, and Walt Disney Studios, which is more suited to older kids and adults.
At Disneyland Park you’ll find the Sleeping Beauty Castle, Peter Pan’s Flight, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril, Pirates’ Beach, Star War’s Hyperspace Mountain, the famous It’s a Small World, and many more. Hearing all your favorite Disney Princes and Princess singing in French is quite magical, and offers a new twist on all the classics.
Want a more adventurous ride selection? Try Walt Disney Studios Park. You can even visit both parks with the park hopper pass to experience both if you’re looking for the full Disneyland Paris experience.
Walt Disney Studios offers rides for the “big kids” such as The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Crush’s Coaster, and more!
You can read more on the best way to experience Disneyland in Paris!
ADMISSION: around €100- €130 PER PERSON (Depending on ticket type)
OPENING HOURS: MONDAY TO FRIDAY – 10AM – 8PM
ADDRESS: Boulevard de Parc, 77700 Coupvray France
Parc Asterix is basically the Six Flags of France, and is a perfect day trip for families and friends. It’s based on the comic book series Asterix, and is the second biggest theme park near Paris after Disneyland. If you like crazy rides, this is your place, because park Asterix is known for its huge variety of roller coasters! The rides are based on themes of historic cultures like the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians.
There are rides for all ages, games, theme-park food, and everything else you can expect from a classic theme park. If you have been before, it’s worth visiting again because they renovated the park in 2018.
Park Asterix is also a great place to visit if you’re looking to experience a park with the locals, as it is much less frequented by tourists than Disneyland!
Read more on Park Asterix and what you need to know before going!
ADMISSION: €51 PER PERSON
OPENING HOURS: MONDAY TO FRIDAY – 10AM – 6PM
ADDRESS: 60128 PLAILLY, FRANCE
PHONE: +33 826 46 66 26
Jardin d’Acclimatation is a children’s amusement park located in Bois de Boulogne, just alongside the 16th arrondissement.
It’s one of the oldest theme parks in Paris, having opened in 1860, and is the perfect place for families and younger kids.
The park offers fun rides, stands, games, and even wildlife immersion! There is something for every member of the family to enjoy.
Enjoy the Flying Chairs ride, zip-line, a train ride, mini roller coasters, pony rides, boat rides, and more!
And don’t assume you have to be a child to enjoy Jardin d’Acclimatation. In 2018 the park was renovated to provide a larger variety of rides suitable for teens!
ADMISSION: €5 to enter and €2.90 per attraction. (Attraction ticket books are available for purchase)
OPENING HOURS: MONDAY TO FRIDAY – 10AM – 6PM
ADDRESS: Bois de Boulogne, Route de la Porte Dauphine à la Porte des Sablons, 75116 Paris
Looking for a fun attraction but not interested in trekking all the way to an amusement park? Look no further than FlyView in Paris Opera, a unique indoor attraction offering you a virtual reality experience allowing you to discover Paris from above, like you’ve never seen it before.
This is also a great alternative for those who are hesitant to do amusement rides, because you are on the ground in a simulator, meaning no scary heights!
Here’s what to expect from the virtual reality flight.
You’ll be put into a simulator with a VR helmet, and you will actually feel as though you are flying in the Paris sky, seeing the monuments from a bird’s eye view! Each fly-over ride lasts around 13 minutes, but they have different options so you can do more than one.
They offer a fun thematic entrance, mimicking an airport arrival, and when you take off, it really happens from the roof of the FlyView building! They managed to make this all possible via drone technology, and it’s really something to experience!
There aren’t too many restrictions, but you must be at least 8 years old to ride and 4 feet tall.
OPENING HOURS: Sunday-Thursday – 11AM – 7PM and Friday-Saturday- 11am- 9pm
ADDRESS: 30 Rue du 4 septembre, 75002 Paris
Ever wanted to walk through a miniature version of Paris, towering over all the monuments giving you the feeling of being a giant? The France Miniature attraction is located only 20 minutes away from west Paris (Porte d’Auteuil), and is a great attraction for kids. The park offers scale models of some of Paris’s most beautiful locations and monuments, allowing you to travel around France in only one day!
The trail leads you through a total of 117 monuments and 150 landscapes. It’s vast and don’t let the miniature scaling fool you- there are so many things to see here! From the Eiffel Tower to Arc de Triomphe to Notre Dame, the detail in each model is also quite impressive.
Starting in May, children can discover the Cirque des Zinzins. This is an actual thrilling experience offering children and adults the opportunity to feel as though they’ve joined the circus!
They offer tightrope walking, trapeze, acrobats, and other circus themed workshops for all ages.
ADMISSION: €22 (adults) €16 (4-14 years), and Free for under 4
OPENING HOURS: Every day from 10am-7pm (open from april to november)
ADDRESS: 25 Route du Mesnil