5 excursions in Ile-de-France to do with your grandchildren

Under the dome of the great stables of Chantilly, you can discover this new show that pays homage to equestrian people around the world and their customs related to their horses. From India, to Africa via China and Mongolia, eight riders, in their flamboyant costumes, four dancers, a jumper, a singer, twenty horses and ponies, including Bambino, a mini-pony with a coat spotted with black dots, will take you on a journey and dazzle both young and old . Take advantage of your holiday in Cannes to taste a delicious Chantilly ice cream, the real thing, when you leave the show!

Practical information:

Thursdays and Sundays from 2.30pm until 30th June. Then from September 11 to October 30.

Or: Large stables in the Château de Chantilly under the heated dome

Prices: Full price: € 22 (admission to Grandes Ecuries + show) / Reduced price: € 17

Reservations: www.chateaudechantilly.fr

Just 30 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Paris, you can pamper yourself with a relaxing weekend in the open air in a true oasis of calm. The natural village of Paris (Center Parcs) was presented as a unique ecotourism destination. Focal point: Aqualagunen and His water area heated to 30 ° all year round thanks to geothermal energy. Depending on age, everyone finds what they are looking for: Wave pool, pool for the little ones, paddling pools … Also on the program: the discovery of the Bellevie farm and its kitchen garden, bike rides, pedal boats… During your stay, take the footbridge that leads to the top of the Aqualagon and offers a panoramic view.

Practical information:

Or: Route de Villeneuve, Rue du Pré des Merlans, 77700 Bailly-Romainvilliers. Phone: 01 61 10 77 77

Prices: from € 209 for 2 nights, but you can also come for half a day or a day.

Info: www.centerparcs.fr

To note: Center Parc opens its 7th domain in France on May 23, 2023 in Landes. In the heart of 85 hectares of pine forests you will live a unique family experience in the heart of nature, with 4 kitchen gardens to discover, an educational farm and strong local roots. Kids will love sleeping in one of those Wooden houses! Info regarding The heaths of Gascony: www.domainecplandesdegascogne.fr

Ready for an unusual experience? If you are passing through the capital, bring your grandchildren to discover this exposure at La Villette. Produced in collaboration with The Balloon Museum from Rome, the Pop Air exhibition offers the public a captivating and playful art experience. How can you resist the urge to dive into the giant pool filled with balls? In the heart of monumental works, all more inflated and colorful, you will live an unforgettable experience! Find our article: Pop Air, a joyfully inflated family show!

Practical information:

Until 21 August 2022, Monday-Friday 14.00-20.00; Saturday and Sunday 9-20. From June 17, late opening Friday and Saturday: closes at.

Or: Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris, metro Porte de Pantin (La Villette advises against getting by car).

Rate: weekend: full price 20 €, reduced price 18 €, under 12 years 14 €, family package 60 €.

Info: lavillette.com

Parc Astérix, smaller than its American cousin with big ears in Marne-la-Vallée, is a great alternative for the little ones who dream of spending a day in an amusement park. 35 km north of Paris, this park created more than 30 years ago throws us into the universe of the Gauls of Uderzo and Goscinny. Water attractions, slides (for the more adventurous!), Shows … The courses are offered by age. Without forgetting one of the highlights of the day: new parade of galleys led by Asterix. Every day, a few lucky visitors will have the chance to join the procession to live an unforgettable experience by embodying a Roman or an Egyptian. And if it was you?

Practical information:

Or: Parc Asterix, 60128 Plailly

From 10:00 to 18:00, from 10:00 to 19:00 or from 10:00 to 22:00 depending on the day.

Prices: € 47 / adult, € 44 children (3-11 years). Parking: 15 €

If you want to expand the adventure by spending a night there, the hotel Les Quais de Lutèce will immerse you in the atmosphere of the ancient city.

Info: www.parcasterix.fr

Enjoy a sunny Sunday to take to one of the Parisian racetracks on the occasion of the “Hippodrome en famille” days. budding riders will enjoy outdoor activities worthy of the best fairs with pony riding, amusement rides, sack races, rubber boats while the elderly can discover the joys of horse racing. Family and festive atmosphere guaranteed! Come as soon as the doors open at 12.00 for lunch, picnic or food trucks on site, it’s up to you!

Where? Auteuil, Paris Longchamp, Saint-Cloud, Chantilly (and even in Deauville)

Rate: free for children, from € 5 for adults in advance + € 3 parking in advance.

Info: www. ticketsie.france-galop.com

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