1. Private Treasure Hunt around Notre Dame for Families & Kids
If you want to learn about Paris’s rich history and medieval heritage but are worried about keeping your kids engaged—this is the tour for you. Explore medieval Paris with a private, kid-friendly guide on a fun treasure hunt. Meet your guide outside the Cité metro station. They’ll be ready with activity booklets for your youngsters that will keep their interest throughout the tour. Acting as detectives, they’ll have to solve an investigation in the medieval neighborhood around Notre-Dame. Starting at the Notre-Dame in all her Gothic glory, you and your kids will discover architectural details that will take you back in time to the Middle Ages. Your next stop will be the Palais de Justice (the Courthouse), where you'll listen to your guide’s stories about knights and kings who once lived in this former palace. Then, a few blocks away, discover Sainte Chapelle, a true Gothic jewel with 15 stained glass windows. Hop across the River Seine to wander the natural island of Saint Louis. Spot gorgeous views, explore narrow streets, and get a feel for what a lively Parisian neighborhood is really like. After your tour, you can’t leave Saint Louis without stopping at Berthillon, the famous Parisian ice cream shop—your kids will be glad you did!