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Fun Egg hunts for your Easter in Paris and a few other great ideas too.

Easter, (known as Paque in France) is such a wonderful time to be in Paris. There are so many ‘eggcellent’ ways to enjoy this time of year with the children, especially in a city that prides itself on providing great cultural experiences for both natives and visitors alike.

If you want to be one step ahead, in planning what to do with your family and friends, here are a few events  that will add to your enjoyment of experiencing Easter in Paris; and should keep you all very busy. So, get the diary out and click on the website links in red for more details.

Easter Egg Hunt on the Champs de Mars

Easter in ParisThis year, the Easter egg hunt, in support of the Secours Populaire, is taking place on Sunday, March 27, from 10am to 5pm, on the Champ-de-Mars. A ‘passport’ will be available to buy, which will give children access to an egg hunt area and activities at the Village. In the egg hunt area, children must find eggs, which they can then exchange for a chocolate treat. In the Village, children can enjoy lots of activities: dance, make-up, sport, magic, chamboule-tout (knock ’em down game), etc. Apparently, there’s 20, 000 eggs to find! MLP took the twins last year and we had a blast, it was easy-going fun and we stayed and chilled out there for the afternoon. Loved it! However, this year there is a cost! Minimum price €5. Check out the prices and book in advance.

Sunday 16th April and Monday 17th April 2017, from 10am to 5pm
Champ-de-Mars (near the Mur pour la Paix, side Ecole Militaire), Paris 7th – Metro Ecole Militaire

The Chocolate Museum

images-1Do you know this mouth-watering museum? It has a collection of more than 1,000 objects all on the wonderful history of chocolate, its flavours, and the secret of how it has been made for over 4,000 years.
Last year on Easter Sunday, kids were invited to break open a huge chocolate egg! But MLP is awaiting confirmation for the same event this year, however, there are some fun family Easter workshops where kids get the chance to make chocolate bunnies! Now until April 30th 2017.

 The Chocolate Museum, 8 Boulevard de Bonne Nouvelle, 75010 Paris

Easter Egg Hunt at Musée a Montmartre

images-2The Museum of Montmartre organizes a big egg hunt every year for children using  their Renoir Gardens to hide the eggs.
Children 2 to 12 years are invited to go hunting and their mission is to find 6 eggs of different colors surrounded by flowers, trees and shrubs populating the garden. Their exploration will take them from the first garden in view of the vineyards of Clos Montmartre, through to the swing immortalized by Auguste Renoir.

At the end of their expedition and once the 6 eggs have been gathered, the brave hunters receive chocolate treats.
And for parents, no organizational problems just no that prior registration is required. Hunting is free for children under 10 years.

Practical info:
Easter egg hunt at the Museum of Montmartre
Date to be confirmed!
Price: Free for under 10

Musée de Montmartre – 12 rue Cortot – 75018 Paris

The Cool Hunt

Easter in ParisTwo hot Paris brands Colette and La Mère de Famille have got together and arranged a super cool hunt at the Palais Royal. From 3pm until 5pm. Once you have found the eggs you can take them to the very hip concept store Colette and exchange them for a gift. You have to get to the store by 7pm. Wednesday 23rd March!

Jardin des Palais Royal – 8 Rue de Montpensier, 75001

The Super Store Hunts

Both Printemps and Bon Marché have Easter Egg hunts planned this year.  On Wednesday March 23 from 2pm until 4:30pm the Grand Epicierie in the 6th has an afternoon of fun fishing for chocolate goodies planned; and at Printemps there will be more of the same on same on Saturday March 26!

Printemps – 64, Boulevard Haussmann 75009 , Bon Marché – 24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 

The Disney Hunt

On Sunday 27th March and Monday 28th March 2016, there are two big Easter egg hunts for children from 3 to 10 years old. Their mission: find white eggs hidden in the ‘Easter Maze’. Plus, on stage there will also be lots of festivities with artists and performers from the Disney Village putting on amazing shows for you to enjoy and its FREE!! Who doesn’t love Disney?

Disney Village – Opposite Parcs Disneyland, 77 Seine et Marne

The Zoo Egg Hunts

Jardin d’Acclimation has organised an Egg Hunt with 15,000 little eggs desperate to be found! There is also a surprise planned for the little people too. It takes place on Sunday, April 16th from 10am until 12pm and then 2:15pm until 5:30pm. Sections are split by age which helps! €3 per person. News scheduled to be on their website soon.

Also Zoo Thiory lays on 9,000 chocolate eggs in the grounds of their beautiful chateau. There are different zones for varying age groups and it runs from 10am until 1pm each day.

The Boho Hunt

A real French experience – Le Free Market de Paname is a Parisian Market that has been going for a number of years. This year the joyous pleasures of an Easter Egg hunt has been added to the event list,  in addition to the gourmet stalls, mini concerts and festival vibe on offer.

Le Free Market de Paname is in the Parc de la Villette and you will definitely find some interesting stuff.

Discover stands where established artists across genres will be selling and displaying their works: jewellery,  lamps, vintage style 50’s furniture, unique paintings , clothing, recycled art,  sculptures, and so many other things.

There will also be a show. Musicians will be playing all day – so you’ll have a funky soundtrack: jazz Manouch, Balkan brass band, flamenco rumba …

Workshops for children throughout the day too all of which are free. Plus an international feast of delicacies will be sold at €5 a pop and if it all gets too much there is an  Ayurvedic massage booth to relax.

Sounds like a nice program to have a good time with family or friends.
Practical info:
Le Free Market de Paname
Monday March 28, 2016
Hours: 4pm

Le Free Market de Paname: Barge Cinema 59 bv MacDonald, 75019 Paris

So, these are the main events to celebrate Easter in Paris – but there are quite a lot of hunts happening outside the city too.

Hunting outside the City

Playmobil Fun Park celebrates the hunt for Playmobil eggs on March 27 and 28.

Gulli Park offers a search on the mornings of  March 27 and 28.

Easter in ParisFerme de Gally which is such a great place to take kids, has a hunt on the farm scheduled for Sunday March 27 from 10am until 5pm. There are also lots of workshops.

Chateau de Breteuill which sources tell MLP is amazing, has scheduled its family egg chase on Sunday 27th and Monday 28th March too. That also goes for the Medieval Town of Provins, Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte and Domaine de Saint Jean de Beauregard.

That should just about cover it. There will be others of course but these are the ones that stood out to Mama Loves Paris. Have a wonderful Easter in Paris – to you and all of your families,

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Hopefully it was a useful guide to Easter in Paris

Love MLP