Paris Walking Tour: A Fun Day Activity For Kids

 

Get lost in Paris is a game suitable for kids of the age of six or above. It is designed as a city tour game with some riddles and interesting facts about the city of Paris. Playing a game is a great way to explore the city and its most famous sites.

 

There are 10 sites located not far one from another, marked with the numbers from 1 to 10. Use a map to locate the sites and solve the riddle when you reach each site. Take your time to explore the beautiful city of Paris and let the game be your tour guide for the day.

 

1. NOTRE-DAME CATHEDRAL

Did you watch the cartoon happening in the Notre-Dame Cathedral? What does it talk about?

 

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The Notre-Dame cathedral is considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, and it is among the largest and best-known church buildings in the Catholic Church in the world. The cathedral is also one of the largest religious buildings in the world. The famous twin towers are 69 meters and have 387 steps each.

 

2. SAINTE CHAPELLE

What are the main differences between Sainte Chapelle and Notre-Dame Cathedral?

 

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The Sainte-Chapelle or Holy Chapel is a royal chapel in the Gothic style, that was built sometime after 1238. It used to be the residence of the Kings of France until the 14th century. The architect of the Chapelle is still unknown.

 

3. PONT NEUF (NEW BRIDGE)

In which direction does the river Seine float to?

 

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By Moonik, from Wikimedia Commons

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The Pont Neuf is the oldest standing bridge across the river Seine in Paris. It connects the Île de la Cité Island with the mainland.  The island is supposed to be the birthplace of Paris, as this is the place where the heart of the city used to be in the past. The name New Bridge was given to the bridge to distinguish it from older bridges that were lined on both sides with houses. The name has remained after all of the other bridges were already replaced.

 

4. LOUVRE MUSEUM

How many pyramids can you find in front of the entrance to the museum?

 

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The Louvre Museum is the world’s largest art museum. There are approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century exhibited over an area of 72,735 square meters. In 2017, the Louvre was the world’s most visited art museum, receiving 8.1 million visitors.

 

5. CARROUSEL ARC DE TRIOMPHE

How many horses do you see on and around the monument?

 

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The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is a triumphal arch in Paris. It was built between 1806 and 1808 to commemorate Napoleon’s military victories of the previous year. The bigger and more famous Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile, located at the far end of the Champs ÉlyséesStreet, was designed in the same year and is about twice the size.

 

6. TUILERIES GARDEN

How many fountains and ponds can you find in the park?

 

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Tuileries garden is the largest and oldest public garden in Paris today. The boundary of the garden and the Place de la Concorde is marked by two terraces on each side. The view from the top of the terraces is magnificent. From there you can observe the Place de la Concorde, the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower in the distance.

 

7. PLACE DE LA CONCORDE

Copy some of the hieroglyphs that you see on the Egyptian obelisk that stands in the middle of the square.

 

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By Photo: GIRAUD Patrick; Original uploaded by Calips, via Wikimedia Commons

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The Place de la Concorde is one of the major public squares in Paris and the largest square in the city. In the center of the Place stands a giant Egyptian obelisk decorated with hieroglyphics. It is one of two obelisks that the Egyptian government gave to the French in the 19th century. The other one stayed in Egypt because it was too difficult and heavy to move it to France with the technology at that time. The obelisk once marked the entrance to the famous Luxor Temple in Egypt.

 

8. PALAIS DE CHAILLOT

How many statue figures can you see in front of the palace?

 

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The Palais de Chaillot was built on the foundations of the old palace, standing on this place before. The old palace was demolished to prepare for the Exposition Internationale of 1937. There are some elements that resemble the old palace, such as the two wings shaped to form a wide arc. However, instead of including a central element like before, there is a wide open space in between the independent buildings. This allows room for a spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower.

 

9. EIFFEL TOWER

Try to take a photo of you and whole Eiffel tower.

 

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The Eiffel Tower was constructed from 1887–89 as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair. Initially, it was criticized by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but it has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, who designed and built the tower. The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world as in 2015 6.91 million people ascended to the top of it.

 

10. CHAMP DE MARS

Try to find the best place to take a photo of Eiffel Tower.

 

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By Diliff, from Wikimedia Commons

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The Champ de Mars is a large public greenspace, located between the Eiffel Tower to the northwest and the Military school to the southeast. The park is named after the Campus Martius in Rome, a tribute to the Latin name of the Roman God of war. The name also reminds us of the fact that the lawns in the park were formerly used as marching grounds by the French military.

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