Where to stay in Paris for families with kids: 6 Best areas

Hi guys, on my website, I already wrote an article about safe areas in Paris for first-timers and car-free travelers (I will put the links to them at the end of this article). In today’s article, I will help you to find the best places to stay in Paris for families with kids.

I will share with you what I believe are the best areas to stay in Paris for families, along with a map. I’ll also share where I stayed in Paris and recommend some of the best family-friendly hotels for various budgets.

Paris is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It is the capital and largest city of France, situated along the Seine River, in the north-central part of the country.

The city is known for its rich history, culture, and iconic attractions including the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Champs-Élysées,  Notre-Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, and Musée d’Orsay.

Is Paris a good place to visit with family?

Yes, absolutely. Paris is a fantastic destination for families. The city offers a rich blend of history, culture, and entertainment that appeal to people of all ages. 

Your family can explore iconic landmarks and family-friendly attractions like Disneyland Paris, visit world-renowned museums, enjoy some outdoor activities at beautiful parks and gardens, take a cruise along the Seine River, and enjoy delicious French cuisine.

Where to stay in Paris for families with kids?

The best areas to stay in Paris for families with kids are The Eiffel Tower (7th Arrondissement), Le Louvre (1st Arrondissement), Le Marais, Latin Quarter, St Germain, and Montmartre. These areas offer plenty of family-friendly accommodation and activities for children of all ages.

The Eiffel Tower (7th Arrondissement) is a great base for families who want a central location, close proximity to the Eiffel Tower, and iconic views.

Louvre (1st Arrondissement) is a great option for families who want central location and  easy access to  its highlights attractions like the beautiful Louvre Museum, Tuileries Garden, and Palais Royal.

Le Marais is a historic district with narrow streets, charming boutiques, and great cafes. It is best suited for families who enjoy a lively atmosphere and want a mix of history and trendy shops.

The Latin Quarter is known for its universities, bookshops, and narrow streets. You can find some good value for money accommodations in this area, making it a great base for families on a budget. Highlights in this area are Sorbonne University, Panthéon, Luxembourg Gardens.

St Germain is known for its chic cafes, art galleries, and boutiques. It’s a more relaxed area but still centrally located, making it suitable for families who want a comfortable yet refined experience.

Montmartre is a great option for Families who enjoy a bohemian and artistic atmosphere. This area has a unique charm with its cobbled streets, artists’ studios, and the famous Sacré-Cœur Basilica. It’s a bit hilly, so consider this if you have young children and strollers.

During my trip to Paris, I stayed at the Hotel du College de France. It was a good value for money in the heart of the Quartier Latin of Paris. Great base to explore the city on foot and by metro. It is also a family-friendly hotel, and the family room connecting room is a great option for a family of 5.

Below is a map of the popular areas in Paris for families. You can scroll down to view the live map.

Map of the best areas to stay in Paris for families with kids
Map of the best areas to stay in Paris for families with kids

Let’s get into the details of the recommended areas to stay in Paris, especially for families. I’ll provide you with some suggestions for the best places to stay in each area, catering to every budget. 

All hotels in Paris have been carefully selected by me from well-known and secure booking sites such as booking.com, with guest review scores of at least 8.0 or higher at the time I chose them. 

If you don’t like my suggestions (perhaps they don’t suit your budget or preferences), you can click the “MORE HOTEL DEALS” button where you can choose your own hotel.

6 Best areas and arrondissements to stay in Paris with family:

1. The Eiffel Tower (7th Arrondissement)

The 7th Arrondissement is a fantastic choice for a family who want to stay close to the iconic Eiffel Tower.  This area  is a prestigious residential area located on the left bank of the Seine River and is known for its elegant boulevards, upscale shops, and charming cafés. 

In addition to the Eiffel Tower, you will also be close to Champ de Mars, Musée d’Orsay, Hôtel des Invalides, Assemblée Nationale (National Assembly), Quai d’Orsay, and Sainte-Clotilde Basilica.

Staying here allows your family to easily explore most of the attractions on foot. Additionally, it is well-connected with metro and bus, making it convenient to explore the city.

Best places to stay in Paris in The Eiffel Tower area with kids:

Mid-range ($$): Hôtel Bleu de Grenelle, great 4-star family-friendly accommodation, centrally located in the 7th arr of Paris,  10 mins walk from the Eiffel Tower. Close to La Motte-Picquet-Grenelle Metro Stop for easy access to Place de la Concorde and Madeleine Church. The two-bedroom suites can accommodate up to 4 adults. If you have more family members, you can stay in connecting rooms.

Mid-range ($$): Hôtel le Derby Alma by Inwood Hotels, 4-star kid-friendly beautiful boutique hotel in central Paris, within a short walk from Eiffel Tower. Easy access to Alma – Marceau Metro Station for further exploration. Great base for families with young kids and teenagers. It has paid airport shuttle services, very good breakfast, 24-hour front desk, and spacious family rooms.

Budget ($): Hotel Relais Bosquet by Malone, 3-star good value for money child-friendly hotel, welcomes children of all ages. It is located in the heart of Paris, 10 mins from the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides. Two Adjoining Double Rooms are great options for families. You can find many supermarkets, bakeries, restaurants, and metro stations nearby. 

Luxury ($$$): Juliana Hotel Paris, 5-star family-friendly hotel, conveniently located in a quiet area just off the main streets, in the 7th arr, 15 mins walk to the Eiffel Tower and Champs-Élysées Avenue. It is also close to the major RER line/Metro and Batobus Hop on Hop off river bus. It has family rooms, an airport shuttle, 24-hour front desk, and good breakfast.


2. Le Louvre (1st Arrondissement)

Staying in the 1st Arrondissement in Paris, especially around the Louvre area, is an ideal area for families who want to be in the heart of Paris and immerse themselves in its cultural and artistic treasures.

The area is steeped in history and culture, with its grand architecture, historic landmarks, and vibrant arts scene. Staying in this area puts you within walking distance of major attractions like the Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Île de la Cité.

The Louvre Museum is the world’s largest art museum and a historic monument, where you can find thousands of works of art, including the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo.

Adjacent to the Louvre, the Tuileries Garden is a beautiful public park with fountains, sculptures, and walking paths. Palais Royal nearby is also a serene and elegant place to explore.

This area is home to the bustling Rivoli Street with shops, cafes, and boutiques, offering a mix of modern and historic Parisian experiences.

Best places to stay in Paris in 1st Arrondissement with kids:

Luxury ($$$): Maison Albar Hotels Le Pont-Neuf, 5-star child-friendly hotel located in the heart of Paris,  close to the main sites and good restaurants. 10-15 mins walk from Pompidou Center, Noter Dame Cathedral. It has an Indoor swimming pool, family rooms, and a buffet breakfast.

Mid-range ($$): Apartments Du Louvre St Honoré, 4-star family-friendly apartment style accommodation, one of the best places to stay in Paris for families of 4, 5, and 6. It is conveniently located on a quiet street in Les Halles, close to the Louver Museum, and Metro line 1. 

Budget ($): Hotel Choiseul Opera, 3-star family-friendly hotel located in the 2nd arr. Close to Louver Museum, Galeries Lafayette department store, and Opera Metro Station. Great base for families to explore Paris on foot and by metro.


3. Le Marais (3rd and 4th Arrondissement)

Le Marais is an excellent choice for families who appreciate a blend of history, culture, and a lively atmosphere. The neighborhood offers a unique and memorable experience in the heart of Paris.

Le Marais is characterized by well-preserved medieval and Renaissance buildings, giving the area a unique and charming atmosphere.

Le Marais has a significant Jewish presence, and you can explore the Jewish Quarter with its synagogues, kosher bakeries, and shops.

The neighborhood is home to several museums and art galleries, including the Musée Carnavalet and the Picasso Museum.

Your families can take a  leisurely stroll at Place des Vosges, one of the oldest planned squares in Paris, surrounded by red-brick buildings and arcades.

Le Marais is known for its trendy and eclectic shops, offering fashion, design, and unique finds.

Best places to stay in Paris in Le Marais with family:

Luxury ($$$): Le Pavillon de la Reine & Spa, 5-star kid-friendly hotel, centrally located on the Place des Vosges in the Marais, 15 mins train ride to Louver Museum. It has free parking, buffet/ continental breakfast, and comfortable family rooms for families of 4,5. You can easily find some nice shops and restaurants in the streets around it. 

Mid-range ($$): Appartement Vertus, 4-star accommodation in the Marais district, great base for big families. Short distance from  Center Georges Pompidou, and Arts et Métiers Metro Station for services to Opéra Garnier. They have self-catering accommodations with a fully-equipped kitchen.

Budget ($): Hotel Bastille Speria, 3-star child-friendly hotel located in 4th arr. between Bastille and the Vosges Squares, easy access to Place de la Bastille, the town hall and the Pompidou center. It has free airport shuttle services, 24-hour front desk, and parking.


4. Latin Quarter (5th Arrondissement)

The Latin Quarter is a great choice for families who want central locations and budget-friendly accommodation options. The area is home to the historic Sorbonne University, contributing to the area’s academic and intellectual ambiance.

It is close to iconic landmarks like the Panthéon, the neoclassical building that houses the remains of notable French citizens and provides stunning views of the city from its terrace.

Just south of the Latin Quarter lies beautiful Luxembourg Gardens surrounding the Luxembourg Palace offer a tranquil retreat with fountains, statues, and Luxembourg Museum.

Your family can explore the Lively boulevards like Boulevard Saint-Michel and Saint-Germain-des-Prés. They are lined with bookshops, cafes, and boutiques that add to the area’s cultural richness.

Best places to stay in Paris in Latin Quarter with children:

Luxury ($$$): Maison Colbert Member of Meliá Collection, 5-star historic hotel located in a quiet street, in the Latin Quarter, an easy stroll from the Ile-de-la-Cité and the Hotel de Ville. Close to the metro, the river, and tourist amenities. 

Mid-range ($$): Hôtel Jardin de Cluny, 4-star hotel, featuring family rooms, Laundry, and 24-hour front desk. It is conveniently located in the safe neighborhood of Paris, close to many markets, streetside cafés, and museums in the village-like of Saint-Germain-des-Près.

Budget ($): Hotel des Grandes Ecoles, 3-star kid-friendly accommodation in prime location in the 5 arr.  near the Pantheon and a 15 mins  walk to Notre Dame. It is close to two train stations, making it easy to get around Paris. You can find many restaurants, cafes, and shops nearby. 


5. St Germain (6th Arrondissement)

St-Germain-des-Prés, located on the left bank of the Seine River, is a fashionable and artistic neighborhood known for its intellectual history, artistic heritage, and trendy atmosphere. 

St Germain is home to numerous art galleries and antique shops, making it a haven for art enthusiasts and collectors. You can easily find  upscale and boutique shopping, offering high-end fashion, design, and unique finds.

The area is famous for its historic cafés where intellectuals and artists once gathered. Enjoy a leisurely meal or coffee in iconic establishments like Café de Flore and Les Deux Magots.

This area is close to landmarks such as Luxembourg Gardens, Saint-Sulpice, and the Louvre, providing a central location for exploration.

Best places to stay in Paris in St Germain with family:

Mid-range ($$): Millésime Hôtel, 4-star good value for money hotel in the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, within  walking distance to the Louvre and many great restaurants such as Les Deux Magots and Chez Fernand; close to metro  #10 and #4 stations.

Budget ($): Hotel Le Petit Chomel, 3-star good value for money accommodation located on the side street of the St-Germain-des-Prés district. It has Two Connecting Rooms for families. Within walking distance from Musée D’Orsay, Seine River, Louvre Museum and the Tuileries Gardens.

Luxury ($$$): Hotel Lutetia, a 5-star hotel situated on the Left Bank of the River Seine, 5 mins walk from le Bon Marché Department Store. It has family rooms, an indoor swimming pool, and excellent breakfast.


6. Montmartre (18th Arrondissement)

Montmartre is a historic and bohemian neighborhood located on a hill in the northern part of Paris. It is famous for its artistic heritage and stunning views of the city. 

Despite being part of a major city, Montmartre maintains a village-like atmosphere, offering a respite from the bustling city below. The winding, cobbled streets of Montmartre are full of charm, with quirky shops, cafes, and street performers.

Sacré-Cœur Basilica is the iconic white-domed basilica that sits atop Montmartre and offers breathtaking panoramic views of Paris. Moulin Rouge is the famous cabaret located in the Pigalle district, adjacent to Montmartre, adding a touch of nightlife and entertainment.

Montmartre has a long history of attracting artists, including famous ones like Picasso and Van Gogh. Place du Tertre is a square where local artists display their work.

Montmartre is on a hill, so be prepared for some uphill walking. However, the views are worth the climb.

Best places to stay in Paris in Montmartre with family:

Luxury ($$$): Manolita Paris, 5-star good value for money family-friendly hotel in the 18th arr of Paris, 5 mins walk from Pigalle Metro Station for easy exploration on train. It has luggage storage space, 24-hour front desk, airport shuttle services, and Excellent Breakfast. Close to La Cigale Concert Hall, Gare Saint-Lazare and Opéra Garnier. 

Mid-range ($$): Hotel Litteraire Marcel Ayme, BW Premier Collection, 4-star hotel, located in a nice area, of the 18th arr. Close to the Moulin Rouge and Sacré Coeur. Quick walk to the  Blanche Metro station, restaurants, cafes, bars.

Mid-range ($$): Odalys City Paris Montmartre, 4-star family-friendly accommodation in a historic neighborhood, next to the Sacre Coeur cathedral and easy access to a Subway station.


In conclusion, The Eiffel Tower (7th Arrondissement), Le Louvre (1st Arrondissement), Le Marais, Latin Quarter, St Germain, and Montmartre are the best places to stay in Paris for families with kids. These areas offer a wide variety of family-friendly accommodations and easy access to major sights and metro. 

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There you have it, my recommendations for the popular areas and neighborhoods that you can stay during your family trip to Paris. I hope you enjoyed my article and find it both informative and helpful.

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About Author: Ocean Cameron

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