5 outings in Ile-de-France to do with your grandchildren

Under the dome of the great stables of Chantilly, discover this new show that honors Equestrian peoples around the world and their customs related to their horses. From India to Africa through China and Mongolia, Eight knights, in their sparkly costumes, four dancers, acrobats, a singer, and twenty horses and ponies, including Bambino, a little pony with a black-dot plaid dress, will take you on a journey and wow young and old alike. Take advantage of your Cannes vacation to sample delicious Chantilly ice cream, the real thing, when you leave the show!

Practical information:

Thursdays and Sundays from 2:30 pm until 30 June. Then from September 11th until October 30th.

or: The great stables of Château de Chantilly under the hot dome

the prices: Full price: €22 (access to Grandes Ecuries + show) / Reduced price: €17

Reservations: www.chateaudechantilly.fr

Just 30 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Paris, treat yourself to a relaxing weekend outdoors in a true haven of tranquility. Nature Village in Paris (Center Parks) has been imagined as a unique eco-tourism destination. focal point: AQUALAGON and his The water area is heated to 30 degrees all year round Thanks to geothermal energy. Depending on the age, everyone will find what they are looking for: a wave pool, a pool for young children, paddling pools … Also in the program: Discover Belvi Farm and its botanical garden, biking and pedal boats…During your stay, take the walkway that leads to the top of Aqualagon and offers a panoramic view.

Practical information:

or: Route de Villeneuve, Rue du Pré des Merlans, 77700 Bailly-Romainvilliers. Phone: 01 61 10 77 77

the prices: From 209 euros for two nights, but you can also come for a half-day or a day.

information: www.centerparcs.fr

For notation: Center Parc opened its seventh range in France on May 23, 2023, in Landis. In the heart of 85 hectares of pine forest, you will live a unique family experience in the heart of nature, with 4 botanical gardens to discover, an educational farm and strong local roots. Kids will love sleeping in one of the tree houses! information about Gascony swamps: www.domainecplandesdegascogne.fr

Ready for an extraordinary experience? If you are passing by the capital, take your grandchildren to find out exposure in La Villette. Produced in cooperation with Balloon Museum From Rome, the Pop Air Gallery offers the public a fun and immersive artistic experience. How can you resist the urge to dive into the giant pool full of balls? In the heart of the antiques, all more inflated and colorful, you will live an unforgettable experience! Find our article: Pop Air, a hilariously bloated family fair!

Practical information:

Until August 21, 2022, Monday through Friday from 2pm to 8pm; Saturday and Sunday 9 am – 8 pm. As of June 17, late opening Friday and Saturday: closes at 10pm.

or: Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris, Porte de Pantin metro (La Villette is advised not to come by car).

an average: Weekend: full price 20 euros, reduced price 18 euros, under 12 euros 14 euros, family package 60 euros.

information: lavillette.com

Smaller than its big-eared American cousin in Marne-la-Vallée, Parc Astérix is ​​a good alternative for little ones who dream of a day at the amusement park. 35 km north of Paris, this park created more than 30 years ago plunges us into the world of the Gauls of Uderzo and Goscinny. Water shows, roller coasters (for adventure!), … Courses are offered according to age. Without forgetting one of the highlights of the day: A new procession from Gaul Led by Asterix. Each day a few lucky visitors to take part in the procession will have the opportunity to live an unforgettable experience through a Roman or Egyptian incarnation. And if I were you?

Practical information:

or: Park Asterix, 60128 Blaili

10am to 6pm, 10am to 7pm or 10am to 10pm depending on the day.

the prices: 47 EUR/adult, 44 EUR/child (from 3 to 11 years old). Parking: 15 euros

If you want to extend the adventure by spending a night there, Les Quais de Lutèce will immerse you in the atmosphere of the old town.

information: www.parcasterix.fr

Enjoy a sunny sun To go to a Paris racetrack for the Hippodrome in Family days. Budding riders will enjoy outdoor activities worthy of the best exhibitions Pony rides, amusement park rides, sack races, and inflatables While the elderly can discover the joys of horse racing. Guaranteed family and festive atmosphere! Come as soon as the doors open at 12 noon for lunch, picnic or on-site food carts, it’s up to you!

where? Auteuil, Paris Longchamp, Saint-Cloud, Chantilly (and even in Deauville)

an average: Free for children, from €5 for adults in the pre-sale + 3 € for parking in the pre-sale.

information: www.billetterie.france-galop.com

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