Kids all look forward to Easter time! It spells the arrival of spring and lots of fun for little ones.
In Paris, the Easter weekend has lots of ‘eggciting’ activities and entertainment in store: (almost) unlimited chocolate tastings, Easter egg hunts, all kinds of creative workshops, riddles to solve with friends, treasure hunts, exhibitions, cooking classes to be able to make great chocolate desserts … The magic of Easter is also present at numerous major attractions in Paris and in the Paris region. Get your Easter baskets ready!
From 8 to 10 April 2023, the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte invites you to the grounds of its estate for the Great Egg Hunt of France. Many chocolate eggs, including 4 giant golden eggs, have been scattered in the alleyways of the chateau's 33-hectare French style garden! With the help of a sheet of paper, visitors will have to undertake fun and creative challenges to find them! At the end, there is a final egg hunt in the groves of the estate. Different levels of difficulty and several egg hunts are available depending on the age of participants. Free for children aged under 6!
The Musée Rodin and A la Mère de Famille are teaming up for an unforgettable Easter egg hunt in the gardens of the museum. The oldest chocolate-making factory in Paris has hidden numerous eggs in the gardens to hunt for on Wednesday 5 April 2023 from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. Plus, plenty of games, workshops, and surprises for children!
On 8 and 9 April, the Gally farms are celebrating the ‘Fête des Œufs’! Children are invited to participate in a non-stop egg hunt, with two group options (3-4 yrs and 5-10 yrs). And at the St Cyr and Sartrouville farms, all the family are invited to search for 5 golden-coloured eggs hidden at the farms in order to win a surprise!
Citeco, the cultural venue devoted to the economy, is giving out chocolatey surprises throughout the spring holidays. An activity booklet is handed out to children during the visit to liven up their tour of the venue. When they have correctly filled out the booklet, little visitors are rewarded with chocolate coins and medals in the shop. Another option is a guided tour to do as a family on the theme of the history of currency, including a ‘Print your own banknote’ workshop.
The Musée de l’Homme is organizing a very unusual activity on Monday 10 April 2023, with, instead of eggs, a chocolate bone hunt! Meet at the Galerie de l'Homme at 10am to wander around its fossils and find chocolate surprises in the shape of bones. The bone hunt is open to children aged 3 and over!
On 9 and 10 April 2023 the Château de Breteuil has a great programme of special events for kids and grown-ups: 4 great egg hunts take place daily in the undergrowth on the estate - 10,000 eggs for children to find, including 3 golden eggs that provide the opportunity to win books -, storytelling sessions, workshops (egg decorating, face painting) as well as a sound and light show in the park.
The Château de Villiers is organizing an Easter egg hunt on Saturday 8 April 2023 from 2pm to 5pm. Guided by the rabbit ‘Mascotte’, sweet-toothed children and adults are invited to enjoy the grounds of the chateau while having fun solving the enigmas along the trail and winning chocolates! Bring a pen to carry out the mission!
On 9 and 10 April, families are invited to go along to the woods at the Château de Saint Jean de Beauregard between 2pm and 6pm. Hundreds of white and yellow eggs are waiting to be found, before being exchanged for chocolate. Children from 3 to 10 years old can also spend the day taking part in chocolate cooking workshops, making crepe flowers, competing in the Olympic Egg race, or making beautiful drawings. Chickens, sheep, and lambs will also be onsite for children and adults to enjoy!
A big Easter egg hunt will be held at the Zoo Safari de Thoiry on Sunday 9 and Monday 10 April from 10am to 2pm. More than 5,000 or so coloured eggs have been hidden away at the Zoo Safari de Thoiry! Kids aged 3-5 are invited to find 3 eggs of the same colour and 6–11-year-olds are tasked with finding 5 coloured eggs in order to exchange them for chocolate eggs. Also to look out for are large chocolate eggs and bunnies, which can be used to win tickets for the ZooSafari and more!
On 9 and 10 April 2023, children (up to 12 yrs) and their families are invited to go along to the tourist office at Provins to pick up information for a treasure hunt game. They then set off through the medieval city on a walk dotted with 8,000 chocolate eggs, as well as with enigmas to solve! The eggs will be distributed by people dressed in medieval costume.
On 9 and 10 April 2023, a big Easter egg hunt will be held at the Parc Zoologique de Paris. Search for 5 eggs of the same colour hidden in the Glades. If you find them, you will win chocolates! The egg hunt is open to the whole family, on registration. There are will also be face painting stands and craft activities.
From Saturday 8 to Monday 10 April 2023, children aged 2 to 10 and their parents are invited to the RECyclerie for a fun weekend. Take part in Easter egg hunts (Saturday and Sunday at 3pm, 4pm and 5pm, on reservation) on the Petite Ceinture, see the animals at the urban farm and enjoy a delicious Easter brunch. There is a free Easter fair with wooden games, colouring, and workshops for sowing seeds in eggshells …
During Easter weekend, there will be a number of activities for children at the Waldorf Astoria Trianon Versailles Palace – parents need to book these in advance. There will be chocolate-making workshops in the laboratory of the chef Eddie Benghahem and his team, pony rides, an Easter egg hunt in the gardens of the hotel, an Easter-themed fresco and many other creative games.
From 2pm to 5pm on Monday 10 April, a big Easter gift hunt is being organized in the huge 3.5-hectare Jeu de l'Oie, a giant game of snakes and ladders, in the grounds of the Château de Chantilly. Families that complete the trail in under 1hr30 will be given a gift from the famous Doudou et Compagnie brand or some chocolate. And the Cosmos de Senlis chocolate shop will hand out a chocolate surprise to visitors who can guess the mystery word of the Jeu de l’Oie.
Plein Air 77, a big play area for children in the Seine et Marne, is organizing a special event on Sunday 9 April 2023 for Easter. An Easter egg hunt will take place in two sessions, at 11am for early birds and 3pm for those who prefer the afternoon. In the afternoon session, there will also be face painting, creative workshops, and games with prizes to be won!
The Bon Marché Rive Gauche department store invites all little gourmets aged 4 to 10 on 1 April from 2pm to 5pm to the Grande Epicerie for an exciting afternoon of egg hunting. With a small basket, each child goes in search of the chocolate eggs scattered around the shop. Some of the eggs have a big chocolate surprise hidden inside!
During the Easter holidays, consider taking the family along on an entertaining cultural visit to the Basilica of Saint Denis. Children will learn about the basilica cathedral, its architecture and history through stories about the tradition of painted eggs. They will also have a chance to decorate an object of their choosing (an egg, a bell, a basket etc.) during a workshop before heading out into the garden for an Easter egg hunt. A surprise awaits participants who can find all the hidden eggs! The hunt will take place on Monday 10 April, Wednesday 19 April and Wednesday 26 April 2023 in exchange for a small fee.
The Hippodrome Paris Longchamp is opening its doors for Easter weekend! On Sunday 9 April 2023, in addition to the races, the whole family can enjoy a series of free activities: wooden horse racing simulators, merry-go-round rides, pony rides for children and inflatable games. There will also be chocolate eggs for little ones to enjoy.
Bercy Village’s traditional Easter egg hunt is back this year on 9 April 2023 from 12pm to 5pm. Children will have to find 10 adorable rabbits hidden in the window displays of Bercy Village shops and enter their location into a digital platform created especially for the event. After the hunt, children will go home with free Lindt chocolate rabbits from the shop that recently opened in Bercy Village.
Easter egg hunt at the Jardin d’Acclimatation
The Jardin d’Acclimatation invites chocolate fans to find the little treasures hidden in the park during two Easter egg hunt sessions on Sunday 2 April and on Sunday 9 April 2023. With a small basket, children can search for and collect the chocolate treats of their choice from among the 50,000 eggs spread throughout the Jardin d'Acclimatation. Meet at 10.30 am in the Jardin de Séoul for 3-6 year olds and at the Belvédère de l'Impératrice, near the Saint-James entrance, for 7-11 year olds!
Easter egg hunt in the Jardins Renoir
A big Easter egg hunt will once again be held at the Musée de Montmartre, with children aged 2 to 12 welcomed into the Renoir Gardens on Sunday 9 April and Monday 10 April 2023 from 11.30am onwards. Flying bells will bring the eggs, as is usual in France. Once they have been, the children can wander the gardens to look for the precious Easter eggs. They just have to find 5 eggs of the same colour hidden amid the flowers, trees and shrubs to earn their well-deserved reward of chocolates.
Treasure hunt and decorated egg hunt at the Jardin du Piqueur
The Jardin du Piqueur is organizing a treasure hunt and activities for the whole family from 8 to 10 April 2023. Venture into the heart of the Domaine National de Saint-Cloud to identify the local flora and fauna with the help of puzzles to solve and a decorated egg hunt. There will also be an encounter with some animals and workshops to learn how to paint Easter eggs. The activities will take place every hour starting from 1.30pm. Please book in advance.
Easter egg hunt at the Relais de la Malmaison
The charming Relais de la Malmaison hotel is organizing an Easter egg hunt at 11am on Sunday 9 April 2023. Set off with the family to look for gilded eggs and the surprises that await you. There are two trails to follow depending on the age of the children (2-5 years or 6-12 years), so everyone’s happy. Book before 5 April on Instagram or Facebook @hotelrelaisdelamalmaison.
Egg hunt and tales at the Royal Abbey of Royaumont
Classified as a historic monument, the Royal Abbey of Royaumont invites you to explore its gardens in search of sweets and chocolate eggs on Sunday 9 April 2023. The egg hunt is preceded by a tale about a mysterious egg told by the storyteller Catherine Abraham to amaze young and old. The storytelling and egg hunt starts at 3.30 pm, the storyteller gives the signal for the hunt!
Gourmet treasure hunt at the Good Planet Foundation
The Good Planet Foundation is organising a treasure hunt in aid of Secours Populaire on Sunday 9 April 2023, starting at 2pm. It is a vast playground that awaits children for the reopening of the site located on the Longchamp racecourse. On the programme, enigmas to be solved on the theme of nature, to find the Good Planet Foundation's gourmet treasure. Registration on site within the limits of available places.
Treasure hunt at Galeries Lafayette
Galeries Lafayette invites you to a great Easter treasure hunt on 8, 9 and 10 April 2023, from 11am to 6pm. Go in search of Monsieur Lapin thanks to mini-games and 14 clues spread throughout the children's area of Galeries Lafayette. The prize is a bag of surprises with lots of colourful, chocolatey gifts!
Egg hunt in the Vallée Village
La Vallée Village is inviting food lovers to take part in an egg hunt in the four corners of the Village, which will be decorated with flowers for the occasion, on 8, 9 and 10 April 2023. For each coloured egg found, a treat corresponding to the colour will be awarded! See you from 10am to 12pm in the Verrière du Menu Palais. And with the Golden Ticket, adults can also play! A chocolate bar is given to adults who make purchases on the same days from 12 noon to 6 pm, with a possible voucher inside for the lucky ones!