Whether you want to run off the steam and energy of your toddler before passing his naptime in the Louvre, or need a worthy reward for your children after searching out its many treasures, make way for this small playground near the Louvre on the northwestern end of the Jardins des Tuileries.
This charming fenced play area has a self-propelled merry-go-round, see-saw, springy bounce boards, and a climbing structure through trees that delighted our 3.5-year-old as much as his 5-year senior sister.
On a Saturday afternoon, we had the pleasure of local children’s company as I visited with a grandfather who remembered fondly being there as just a father not so long ago—and as a boy playing there in the park himself a much longer time ago.
Just behind the fenced playground, you’ll find even more attractions for the kids, including a carousel offering up rides on motorcycle, ostrich, or spinning tea cup at 2.50 Euros a ride (or 10 rides for a price break), and of course you’ll find kid-pleasing concessions offered there as well.
Stroll just a bit farther and you’ll happen upon a “bounce pit” of small trampolines and young children channeling their 5-little-monkeys energy into suitable outdoor play to the tune of 2 Euros per turn—a small price to pay for those who’d rather see their child bouncing here than in their Paris hotel room or vacation rental.
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