Take the kids to a playground

Paris isn’t all about couples and romance – it’s seriously child-friendly (External link) too, with as many as 600 play areas strewn through its various parks and gardens (External link) .

Whatever the ages of your youngsters there’ll be something to suit: swings in Parc Montsouris (External link) , rollerblading and scooter lanes in Parc Monceau (External link) , table-tennis tables in the Jardin du Ranelagh (External link) , or a balancing beam and merry-go-round at Parc de Bercy (External link) . The Parc Floral (External link) in the Bois de Vincennes is one particularly fun spot for little ones with its 6-metre-high slide and ball pool. The Jardin des Vents et des Dunes and Jardin des Voltiges will delight learner tightrope walkers, and if your kids are aged 8-12, take them to the Parc de Belleville (External link) for its amazing climbing trail. Other public gardens such as the Parc de la Villette (External link) and the Tuileries (External link) suit children purely for their burn-off-steam space and endless hide-and-seek opportunities. There’s also a funfair in the latter each summer.