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11 Things To Do In Paris With Teens And Why They’ll Love It

craig and the girls on a dirt path in between two rows of hedges

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Are you planning a family trip to Paris with teens and wondering how to keep your teenagers engaged and excited?

Worry not, because the City of Love and Lights has something for everyone, including your teens. From the captivating history and architecture to the mouthwatering cuisine and vibrant street culture, Paris is an ideal destination for families with teenagers.

Enjoying Paris with teens

The tips in this guide are also applicable to the tween in your family, as it was with ours.

At the time of visiting Paris (2023) our girls were 15 (Kalyra) and 11 (Savannah). Our youngest is mature and well-traveled so loved all these Paris attractions as well.

In this guide, we’ll explore why teens would love the City of Light, share some special tips for a smooth trip, and list the top things to do in Paris with teenagers.

Why Teens Love Paris?

caz and girls looking in cafe window

Teens aren’t too different from the adults in the family when it comes to travel. I’m pretty sure you’re going to love Paris for all these reasons too.

But if you’re wondering why teens love Paris, these were the reasons my daughters spoke about the most.

Iconic Landmarks

Mom and two daughters standing in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Paris boasts some of the world’s most famous landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, and Notre-Dame Cathedral. Teens will enjoy exploring these iconic places and taking selfies to share on social media.

One memory of our trip to Paris that stands out to me is the girls squealing at each other when they first glimpsed the Eiffel Tower from Montparnasse Tower.

That enamor with it continued throughout our four days in Paris when it first appeared on our Seine River Cruise, from atop the Arc De Triomphe, and when we finally visited.

Savannah had planned out her Eiffel Tower outfit for days and was very excited to take lots of photos of the iconic Paris landmark. You can bet their selfie photos were shared on social media.

Delicious Food and Pretty Cafes

People sitting outside the flower draped Montparnasse cafe
Montparnasse Cafe luring my teen in

Obviously, any trip to Paris will involve multiple food experiences. France wins for best pastries in the world without a doubt. And if you order them To Go, it’s so cheap.

Indulge in croissants and macarons, and taste sweet hot chocolate at cozy cafés. Your teens will appreciate the sweet treats and relaxed atmosphere. We pastry ate our way around the city. Consider a food tour of Paris or a cooking…

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