Family outings in Paris: the best shows

Visiting Paris with your family? Many venues offer shows that are perfect for children, giving them a chance to feast their eyes on acrobats, horses, camels, world-famous figure skaters and even jazz musicians.

From circus events to skating and concerts, here’s our selection of shows for the whole family!


Under a baroque-style Big Top, the Cirque Bormann Moreno invites you in to discover its brand-new show. You’ll be able to admire classic routines from trapeze artists, jugglers and clowns; but the real highlight is the dinosaurs, who appear alongside horses and camels in a mesmerising choreographed sequence.

At Cirque Alexis Gruss, the spotlight is on horses. Origines is an equestrian and aerial show featuring 40 horses and 15 artists in an acrobatic display of jumps, twists and flips with stunning mise-en-scène. The performance is accompanied by a live orchestra featuring 10 musicians and a singer.

Juracirque, February 26 to March 10

Origins, February 26 to March 2


The “Jazz & Goûters” (“Jazz & Snacks”) sessions have been a fixture at the famous Sunset-Sunside jazz club for the last 11 years. Designed to initiate children into the rhythms of jazz in a family-friendly environment, they’re held every Sunday at 3pm or 5pm. Bring your family to one of these themed mini-concerts and (re)discover Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Django Reinhardt – and the songs of Disney.

Jazz & Goûter (Mardi Gras special): March 3

Ice show

Holiday on Ice celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, bringing together 40 of the world’s best skaters. The iconic show is on an international tour and will be in Paris this winter for 6 exceptional dates at the Dôme de Paris.

Holiday on Ice: February 28 to March 3



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