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La Cite des Enfants

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Quite good but time limited

Our 10 year old daughter had a blast here, but she would have definitely wanted to spend more than... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
very interesting displays

the place was a little bit crowded on a Saturday, make sure you arrive with enough time as the... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2017
San Jose, Costa Rica
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Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie | 30 av Corentin-Cariou, 19th, Paris, France
La Villette
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

I was soooo dissappointed when I visited this place. Before my trip to Paris, I googled to find what to do with my two sons in Paris. This is an example of what I found: "The Cité des Science is the largest science museum in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

You get access for a set 90 minute window with your ticket. They have two different experience areas that are age based where you choose which area when you buy your ticket. We chose the older one for our family with two kids ages 6...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

Perfect place to take children instead of art museums which would probably bore them. Lots of interactive exhibits. reminds me of the Smithsonian in DC or The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Try to be there when the movie theater is showing films. I speak French...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Don N
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Our 10 year old daughter had a blast here, but she would have definitely wanted to spend more than the time limit (1.5 hours I believe?). There's a good variety of things to do, and the activities were quite good and interactive. Some were broken,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

We were on a family vacation in France for 9 day. Most of our days were scheduled for adult stuff. I decided to take my daughter here so she has something to enjoy too, while my husband doing his own business. I loved it because...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank sazzhi
Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

Went to the 2-5 year old section. Positives: my little one loved it, but cried being shunted out to leave after 1 hour of play. Cons: (1) 25 euros for me and my 2 year old to have just over 1 hour of play. Ridiculously...More

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank pound_hound
Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

I loved it, my oldest kid (3y) loved it and we would recommend it to all families with kids who are in Paris.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Catharina P
Reviewed August 7, 2017

We had a day in Paris at the end of a two-week family holiday and we brought our kids to the exhibition for 2 to 7-year-olds at the Cite des enfants. You have to buy a ticket for a particular session; for a family of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
5  Thank BusinessAlwaysBusine
Reviewed July 24, 2017

the place was a little bit crowded on a Saturday, make sure you arrive with enough time as the exhibits close sharp at 6 pm, there are fast food restaurants near the entrance. can be reached by the Paris Métro Line 7 at the Porte...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank gbadilla
Reviewed July 16, 2017

it was expensive for the low quality, boring exhibits. nothing really interesting for the kids. they run around a bit, but overall, tiresome waste of time. The store is an extreme rip-off for garbage you can find half the price at any mall.

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank jesterbrian
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La Villette
This futuristic landscape has come to define the
northeast of Paris. The Saint-Denis canal is framed
with luscious lawns and metallic buildings over a
wide-open space. Home to Europe's largest science
museum, this area rewards daytime and nighttime
explorations; there are three concert spaces, plus
cinemas and bars, and even open-air cinema in the
summer. The surrounding homes are a sharp contrast to
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Some parts are open all the time some others needs a booking that you can do even on the spot, if you are visiting with a large group you can book beforehand, visit the website that should give you a clear idea, it is... More