You decided to visit Paris and its area during French school holidays? Here is a list of the most well-known places located in Northern Paris to explore all by yourself or with your family. Here you can find a lot of indoors and outdoors activities such as museums, parks, markets and different events... open all year long!
Scroll down the page to see activities and special events organized for each season of the year!
Find more information about public holidays in Paris and its area here.
Visit the most famous flea market in the suburbs of Paris. Old or new clothes, books, music, art, furniture: you will find what you are looking for! Open from Saturday to Monday.
This place is a former monastery transformed into a museum of art and history since 1981 and also composed of a garden.
This aviation museum located in the North of Paris offers exhibitions, activities for children, a planetarium and also recounts the story of the different aircrafts in France. Why you should visit it?
Located in the Northern Paris, the Parc de la Villette as too many things to offer: movie theaters, concert halls, museums, shopping malls... This is the place to spend a great day with your family!
This science museum is perfect for children and teenagers and their thirst for discovery! Check out the different permanent and temporary exhibitions!
The Philharmonie de Paris offers exhibitions, workshops and concerts all year long. You can also visit the Cité de la Musique (Music Museum) located next to it.
This place made of glass and iron is composed of 3 halls and holds professional or public events such as exhibitions, circus shows, dance and music festivals.
The Basilica of Saint-Denis is one of the most important heritage site near Paris. Explore the crypt, the necropolis and the recumbent effigies of the French Kings and Queens.
Virtual tour - Basilica
You can find at this market exotic products coming from all around the world or just buy some fruits and vegetables to your local farmer.
The Shoah Memorial located in Drancy is a museum and an information center about Jews' life during the WWII. Visit this place of remembrance.
Come to visit this emblematic stadium! This is here that the most important sport games and concerts are held! Follow in your favorite soccer player or rockstar's footsteps...
The Cité des Enfants, located inside the Cité des Sciences was specially created for children from 2 to 12 years old offering interactive exhibitions. If you have bigger children, check the activities for teenagers in Paris.
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Do not miss this incredible movie theater with a giant hemispheric screen, one of the largest in the world!
Book a visit with a local resident to discover Paris and its region in an original way!
You are visiting Paris and its region on your spring, summer, fall or winter vacation? Here are some activities, events or places to visit according your schedule!
Summer is the most important season of the year, that is why the Seine-Saint-Denis region suggests you plenty of activities for all the family!
Fall is the season of festivals and exhibitions!
There are three terms in the school year, starting in September. While everybody starts on the same day, dates of the French school holidays vary according to the “zone” you live in listed in regional education authorities –“academies”.
Winter holidays from Saturday, February 13 to Sunday, February 28, 2021
Spring break 2021 in Paris (zone C) : Saturday April 17, 2021 to Sunday May 2, 2021
New : Pont de l'Ascension 2021 (subject to confirmation) : Wednesday, May 12 to Sunday, May 16, 2021
Summer holiday on July 6, 2021