2. Jardin de Tuileries
Conveniently situated between the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde, the Tuilieries Garden makes a ideal pre- or post museum jaunt. The lush grass and beautiful gardens themselves are of the “look but don’t touch” variety so don’t be spreading out a picnic blanket. However, there is plenty to keep everyone amused. There’s the standard (for Paris) carousel, marionette theater, duck pond and pony rides. There is also a wonderful adventure playground and some in-ground trampolines. Classic miniature wooden sailboats can be coaxed along the fountain pond across from the Louvre’s glass pyramid – a must-do Parisian tradition. In the summer, a more elaborate fun fair is set up in the Tuileries complete with a large Ferris wheel offering a birds eye view of the Paris cityscape.