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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 at Parc Citrõen
This year, the Easter egg hunt, in support of the Secours Populaire, is taking place on Sunday & Monday April 16/17 from 10am to 5pm, at Parc Citroen. Not at the Eiffel Tower malheureusment! A ‘passport’ will be available to buy, which will give children access to an egg hunt area and activities at the specially curated Easter 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 40, 000 eggs to find! MLP took the twins last year (to the Eiffel Tower) 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
Parc Citroen, Paris 15th – Metro Javel
Citizen Kid Egg Hunt
For the Easter celebrations, CitizenKid invites your children to go in search of eggs throughout, Sunday 16 and Monday, April 17, 2017. In more than 12 French cities, hunts will be arranged where the kids have to answer questions and exchange their answers for chocolates! In Paris, 4 egg hunts in the form of a game of track, are on the program: in the Marais, Montmartre, on the Ile de la Cité and in Jardin du Luxembourg.
Bercy Egg Hunt
One thousand chocolate eggs and rabbits eggs are hidden in the alleyways around Bercy Village. Take the kids and enjoy a free egg hunt on Sunday, April 17! They’ll have twenty minutes to grab as many as possible! From 2pm until 6pm, there will be 8 thirty minute slots starting on the hour. There are twelve families per slot and no limit on the size of the family to bring the whole brood!
The Montmartre Hunt
The hunt for eggs at the Butte Montmartre awaits families on Sunday, April 16, 2017. 2 hunts will take place for kids from 3 years old. Remember to sign up!
The egg hunts are planned at 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm by the Tourist Office. Call 01 42 62 21 21
Easter Egg Hunt at Musée de Montmartre
The Museum of Montmartre organizes a big egg hunt every year for children using their Renoir Gardens to hide the eggs. But this year it’s different! There is an Easter Egg making workshop on April 15 which you can find out about on the Musée de Montmartre website – it’s costs €8.50 and lasts 90 minutes; and also a special event thanks to our friends at Colette and La Mère de Famille. The event takes place on April 12 between 4pm and 6pm. It’s free and everyone is welcome. Le Petite Train will also be on hand at Blanche to take people the gardens at 3:30pm, 4pm and 4:30pm.Musée de Montmartre – 12 rue Cortot – 75018 Paris
The Chocolate Museum
On Monday, April 17, the classic egg hunt is being turned on its head. Instead of eggs, the kids have to catch a rabbit whilst blindfolded! Make a reservation to ensure your little ones are part of the fun.
Musee du Chocolat – 28 Boulevard de Bonne Nouvelle, 75010
The Chocolate Car Hunt
MLP is loving this novel idea of hunting for four-wheeled chocolate creations over Easter. Renault have come up with his genius plan and they are offering workshops as well as hunt on. Head to the Renault showroom on the Champs Élysése on Sunday April 16th! The search for mini chocolate formula one cars, kicks off at 11am for kids under six to fourteen. Free participation on registration.
Renault Showroom – 52 Avenue Champs Élysées
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 will be laying 9,000 chocolate eggs in the grounds of their beautiful Chateau. There are different zones for varying age groups and it runs from 10 am until 1 pm each day. Sunday, April 16th and Monday, April 17th.
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.
Le Free Market de Paname
Sunday, April 16th and Monday, April 17th
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
Gulli Park offers a search on the mornings of April 16 and 17.
Ferme de Gally which is such a great place to take kids, has a hunt on the farm scheduled for Sunday, April 16 from 10 am until 5 pm. There are also lots of workshops.
Chateau de Breteuill which sources tell MLP is amazing, has scheduled its family egg chase on Sunday 16th and Monday 17th April 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