Whether you are looking for activities in Paris for teenagers or you are looking for an outing with young adults, our list of “things to do” in Paris for young people will be very useful. Unusual activities, Escapes Games, Museums, Sport, you have the choice!
The museums and cultural activities, are open in 2023.
ORIGINAL ACTIVITIES FOR TEENS & YOUNG ADULTS IN PARIS
THE CATACOMBS OF PARIS
Do you want to combine history, culture and thrills? The Catacombs of Paris are made for you. This giant ossuary dating from the seventeenth century brings together more than a million bones and promises you a visit that can be trying. Attention claustrophobic people … stay away! Teenagers and young adults really appreciate this attraction
MUSICALS AND SHOWS
The Lion King, Starmania, Mama Mia… musicals are back and they appeal more and more to teenagers. Some are even entirely in English: the ideal way to progress in your mastery of the language of Shakespeare.
MONTPARNASSE TOWER OBSERVATORY
From the tallest tower in Paris, you can observe the capital from an original point of view.
Go to the 56th floor to discover Paris with an interactive augmented reality tour.
You will also take the fastest elevator in Europe to reach the summit, at 210 meters above sea level in 38 seconds.
BOAT RIDE ON THE SEINE
It’s a fairly classic activity but it appeals a lot to teenagers, especially when it’s hot.
Many companies allow you to have a very pleasant journey down the Seine. You will be able to see the most beautiful monuments of Paris while being comfortably seated.
Two types of Circuits are possible:
The Bateaux Mouches or the Bateaux Parisiens offer a one-hour tour on the Seine.
Les Bateaux Parisiens, the 1st ever company of boat tour in Paris offers beautiful cruises walks lasting 1h15m.
Do you want to combine business with pleasure? Choose for a lunch cruise on the Seine. This unique experience also appeals to teens.
Do you want to spend an exceptional time in Paris? Try a dinner cruise on the Seine.
TREASURE HUNT IN COVERED PASSAGES
The covered passages provide an ideal setting for a treasure hunt with friends. Many companies organize this activity in this beautiful setting. The Covered Passages offer a journey back in time. Indeed, they were created in the Belle Epoque, in the 19th century.
THE ZOOLOGICAL PARK OF PARIS
Better known as the Zoo de Vincennes, the Zoological Park offers you a real change of scenery with its 5 biozones (Madagascar, Amazonia, Europe, Sahel, Patagonia). You can observe giraffes, sea lions, lemurs, rhinos, jaguars…
MUSEUM OF SEWERS OF PARIS
Here are some other thrills you can experience in the basement of Paris. For an hour you can visit part of the 2500km of this underground network. You will learn how sewers manage rainwater, wastewater, and drinking water.
You will also discover some anecdotes and the evolution of sewers during the different periods of the history of Paris.
THE MANOIR DE PARIS
The Manoir de Paris, a haunted mansion located in the 10th arrondissement, organizes many haunted shows.
Chills are guaranteed in this surprising place. There are different shows. The most common is devoted to the “Legends of Paris”: the criminals and dark legends of the City of Light. The Dark Night takes place every Friday 13th and on Valentine’s Day. On Halloween, a special show is organized. (Price: 28 euros).
Many escape rooms have settled in Paris in recent years. These “escape rooms” organized in different rooms of Paris are very popular with young people. They can take the form of Sherlock Holmes-style criminal investigations, a bank robbery or a historical re-enactment.
PARIS GAMES WEEK / PARIS MANGA
Various events take place during the school holidays around video games or manga such as Paris Games Week and Paris Manga. A lot of teeanagers and young adults attend those events.
THE TROPICAL AQUARIUM OF PARIS
The Tropical Aquarium of Paris, located in the Palais de la Porte Dorée is less known than that of the Trocadero. This does not prevent it from being worth the detour. You will be able to observe more than 15,000 fish divided by theme (electric fish, sea fish …). (price: 5.5 euros)
THE AQUARIUM OF PARIS.
Located at the Trocadéro, the Aquarium de Paris offers a unique show with its 500 species of fish presented in more than 40 tanks. You will be particularly impressed by its sharks and rays. On the other hand, book in advance to avoid the queue. (price: 25 euros)
BALLON DE PARIS – BALLON GENERALI
The Ballon Generali located in the Parc André Citroën (15th district), allows you to have a panoramic view at 150m altitude. In addition to having some thrills, you can admire the capital from an original point of view.
The aerophile S.A association organizes the climbs.
FRESHWATER MARINE BOATS
Go to the Bassin de la Villette where you can rent small electric boats. Nothing is more soothing than these walks on the Canal de l’Ourq.
Boat rental does not require a boat license.
MUSEUMS FOR TEENS IN PARIS & FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
THE LOUVRE MUSEUM
The Louvre Museum and its Egyptian department are very appreciated by young people. They will also like the Greek and Roman department and their famous masterpieces.
THE CITY OF SCIENCE
The Cité des Sciences is a huge complex located in the Parc de la Villette.
It is one of the most visited museums in Paris. Many activities are possible such as the Geode, the planetarium, and many fun scientific activities.
Lovers of science, technology and design will be delighted. A tip, book in advance to avoid long queues.
THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
The Museum of Natural History is located in the Latin Quarter, very close to the Jardin des Plantes.
The various departments, such as geology, biology, the Grande Galerie de l’évolution, the Galerie de la Minéralogie, the Galerie des Enfants are appreciated by young and old alike.
THE GRÉVIN MUSEUM
We do not present the Grévin Museum and its wax dolls. The replicas of many personalities are presented.
It is an attraction that appeals a lot to young people.
Find a unique film collection in this building designed by Franck Gehry. You will have both masterpieces of cinema and objects retracing the beginnings of the adventure of cinema.
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THE CITY OF CINEMA
This magnificent complex dedicated to cinema was created by Luc Besson and is located in Saint-Denis. Many exhibitions are organized there such as that of Harry Potter or Star Wars… which have been a great success.
The building houses studios. It is, for example, there that the series The Office of Legends is filmed, or the films Lucy, Taken 3.
Best parks for teenagers in Paris
It is the largest amusement park in Europe. Tourists from all over the world come to watch the Christmas magic at DisneyLand Paris.
Many young Parisians, young adults and teenagers come to spend the day there. Walt Disney Studio Park is particularly popular with this audience. The attractions are numerous and the pleasures varied. A little advice: remember to take with you small things to snack especially for children: restaurants are often crowded and it will sometimes take a long time before you can sit down.
It is perhaps the amusement park that is most popular among Parisians. Its sensational activities such as the Tonnerre de Zeus or the Menhir Express are very popular with teenagers.
The older ones are not left out, they appreciate the originality of this park, its green setting and quiet attractions.
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SPORT: FRANCE STADIUM, PARC DES PRINCES, OPEN GAZ DE FRANCE
If you like sports, take advantage of your visit to Paris to see a match of the France football or rugby team at the Stade de France.
If you prefer Tennis, the Paris Bercy tournaments take place in November and is very popular with young people and teenagers. Rolland Garros takes place between the end of May and the beginning of June. Contrary to what one might think, you will be able to have places at affordable prices in the first week.
Football fan will be able to support PSG at the Parc des Princes, Paris FC at the Stade Charlety or the Red Star at the Bauer Stadium in Saint-Ouen.
Rugby addicts can go see the Stade Français play at Jean Bouin, or Racing 92 at the U Arena in Nanterre.