It’s quite possible you’ll never look at museums the same way after exploring their dark crypts and corridors in search of clues and answers to ancient enigmas. For families who may not be amateurs with audio guides and tour buses, Les Visites Particulières will bend over backwards to create the perfect guided treasure hunt, pleasing curious kids and adults alike. Les Louves has highlighted three of these fun and exciting adventures for families living in Paris.
Treasure Hunt in the Louvre
Wander the corridors of the Louvre like the protagonist of a Dan Brown novel, searching for secrets in old masterpieces, and deciphering clues to find the treasure hidden in the medieval crypts of this former palace to the Kings of France. This tour is full of mysteries and plot twists – a great way to casually introduce art history to children from 4 to 11 years old and teach them to truly appreciate these paintings. They’ll know all the secrets of Liberty Leading the People, The Wedding at Cana and The Oath of Horatii after this thrilling adventure.
Guided tour – accompanied by parents and a host – for 2-5 people.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes.
Street Art Tour
If we’ve learned anything from this Street Art Tour, it’s to open our eyes and explore Paris from a different angle – from Place Jean-Michel Basquiat in Belleville through to le Marais. Children will especially love finding space invader mosaics, graffiti, stencils, sculptures, collages and other curious creations by artists like Jef Aerosol, Jana und JS, Miss Tic and Fred Knight. This look at urban, pop culture will appeal to everyone, from 5-year-olds to pre-teens (who will appreciate not being dragged to a museum).
Guided tour – accompanied by parents and a host (who will happily lead at a pace that works for little walkers) – for 2-8 people.
Duration: 3 hours.
For All of Napoleon’s Gold
This pursuit of Napoleon’s treasure will lead you through the corridors of Les Invalides, hints taking you from one room to another in the emperor’s tomb, under the famous Dôme des Invalides. Throughout your journey, you’ll also discover pieces from the Musée de l’Armée – medieval armor, pistols and swords from another time. To put it simply, this tour is sure to delight boys of all ages (from 7 up).
Guided tour – accompanied by parents and a host – for 2-6 people.
Duration: 2 hours.
Les Visites Particulières
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Translated by G.W.