FERMEGEORGES – VILLE _ _
Address: route du Pesage, Château de Vincennes metro station.
The farm is open on weekends and holidays from 13.30 to 18.30 in September and from 13.30 to 17.00 from October to March.
In July, August and during the spring school holidays from Tuesday to Sunday from 13.30 to 18.30. Website: http://www.boisdevincennes.com/site/ferme.php3
The farm of Georges Ville bears the name of its founder, a pharmacist, physicist and chemist, who built this experimental agricultural site in Vincennes in 1860. Now this place is more of a pedagogical place – here you can see how beets, sunflowers, flax and other plants are grown. Here you can see real rabbits, goats, geese, cows, pigs. Visitors can try to milk a cow, make butter with their own hands, pull out a linen thread… For city children, and for many parents, this is a real discovery.
Entrance tickets – 2 euros, up to 7 years free, from 7 to 26 years – 1 euro. There is a subscription for a year, worth 10 euros (reduced fare 5 euros).
FORMER ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN (JARDIN D’ACCLIMATATION)
Address: Porte des Sablons, route du Mahatma-Gandhi, Les Sablons metro station,
the garden is open from 10.00 to 19.00 (from May to September) and from 10.00 to 18.00 (from October to 30 April).
This is a former zoological garden that has existed since 1860. Currently converted into an entertainment complex for children with two large playgrounds – one for children under 10, the second for those over 10 years old, with a canoe ride, a fire-breathing Chinese dragon amusement train, puppet theater performances, called in France “Guignol”, “Exploradrome” – a place where children get acquainted with science and technology. There is also a bowling alley, which is more likely to attract adults. It is also open in the evening, opening hours from 10.00 to 3.00 at night during the week, on weekends from 10.00 to 5.00 in the morning.
Entrance to the park is paid – 2.70 euros for adults and children from 3 years old. Children under 3 years old enter free of charge.
Entrance to the rides is also paid, one ticket costs 2.70. When buying a “book” of 15 or more tickets – a discount.
MUSEE IN THE GRASS – MUSEE EN HERBE
Location: Porte Maillot metro stop, then by special train or Les Sablons station, located in the Bois de Boulogne in the territory of the Jardin d’acclimatation,
open from 10.00 to 18.00, on Saturdays from 14.00 to 18.00
The Museum in the Grass was created in 1975 by the three archaeologists Girardet, Merleau-Ponty and Tardy in order to show children the artistic and ethnological heritage of the world. The permanent exhibition tells about the history of art. Everything is done in a playful way accessible to children. There are temporary exhibitions, for example, about the work of Picasso, Chagall or the natives of Australia about the Gallic village. You can take a closer look at the museum and its program on its website www.musee-en-herbe.com
Entrance tickets: first of all you pay 2.50 euros to enter the Jardin d’acclimatation, then only in the Museum in the Grass you pay 3.5 euros (reduced fare 3 euros), to enter the “atelier” where you can do something then learn or do it yourself – a separate payment from 3 euros.
CINEAQUA – TROCADERO AQUARIUM IN PARIS (AQUARIUM DE PARIS CINÉAQUA)
One of the largest in Europe, one of the ten best aquariums in the world. Located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, completely underground. The entrance to it is located in the eastern part of the Trocadero park. Cineaqua consists of 43 pools that can accommodate more than 15,000 fish and marine animals, and their varieties include more than 500 names. In this unique aquarium you can not only get acquainted with the underwater world. The concert hall of the aquarium hosts concerts by world-famous performers, and a huge tank with exotic fish serves as a backdrop for performances. The aquarium also hosts an underwater magic show.
Open daily from 10 am to 7 pm, ticket offices close at 6 pm.
Tariff: adult 19.50 euros, children 3 – 12 years old 12.50 euros, 12 – 17 years old 15.50 euros, up to 3 years free.
CLUNY MUSEUM (MIDDLE AGE MUSEUM) – MUSÉE DE CLUNY
Address: 6 place Painleve, metro station Cluny-La Sorbonne, Saint-Michel, Odeon, RER stop ligne C Saint-Michel / ligne B Cluny – La Sorbonne.
Open from 9.15 to 17.45 all days of the week except Tuesday. Please note that the box office closes at 17.15. The museum is closed on January 1st, March 1st and December 25th.
The museum tells about life in the Middle Ages – very interesting for teenagers who have already heard or read about knights and their beautiful ladies. On the museum’s website http://www.musee-moyenage.fr you can “walk” through the exhibition plan and decide for yourself what exactly you are interested in.
Entrance ticket 5.5 € and 6.7 € museum and temporary exhibition, for those under 25 and for everyone on Sundays 4 € and 5.2 € (museum and exhibition). Free for persons under 18 years of age, as well as for everyone on the first Sunday of the month. Admission is free for those with a musees-monuments card.