For several years, the City of Paris, some hotels, shops, associations or national monuments, have organised Easter egg hunts in the capital and nearby. Here are a few of our favourites:
PARIS PARKS and MONUMENTS
Champs de Mars (École Militaire side) near the Eiffel Tower from 10h to 17h, Sunday 5th April. 35,000 eggs to hunt! Buy a “hunting license” at the entrance and enjoy a festive atmosphere with magicians, face painting, dancing, sports and more!
At the Conciergerie from 9.30h to 17h search for eggs with the help of a little booklet but, no one walks away empty handed! Taking place at this incredible building, a remnant of the first Royal Palace in the city which later became a prison and where Marie Antoinette was held before meeting her doom.
Jardin d’Acclimitation a special egg hunt joined by an Easter Bunny! Sunday, April 5 from 10 am to 12:15 and from 14h to 17h.15,000 Easter eggs will be hidden by the famous Belgian chocolate Galler Warrant Holder of the Court of Belgium. At 11:30 and at 15:30 a giant egg overflowing with chocolate surprises will be opened. Metro: Sablons
Montmartre Museum, egg hunt in the Renoir Gardens. One of the most charming museums in Paris, the Museum of Montmartre was built in the seventeenth century as the Bel Air Mansion and is one of the oldest buildings in Montmartre. During its heyday, 12 rue Cortot served as a residence and meeting place for many artists including Auguste Renoir, Suzanne Valadon and Émile Bernard, who held their studios here, as well as the fauvism artists Emile Othon Friesz and Raoul Dufy. In the afternoons of Sunday 5 and Monday, April 6, 2015, hunt Easter eggs in the Renoir Gardens (reservation necessary). Explore the beautiful gardens with wonderful views over the vineyards of Clos Montmartre, and see the swing immortalized by Auguste Renoir.
Egg hung at the Saint-Cloud racetrack. 10,000 chocolate eggs will be hidden around the racecourse to be found on Sunday, April 5, 2015. Among them there will be ten “magic” eggs containing valuable gifts like a tablet! Kids can take rides on Shetland ponies or the wooden frames of the carousel ride. Entry fee: € 5 / Free for under 18
Chateau Vaux le Vicomte egg hunt: From Saturday 4, Sunday 5 and Monday, April 6, 2015, 170 eggs hunts will be organized in different corners of the famous garden designed by Andre Le Nôtre – a total of 120,000 Leonidas chocolate eggs will be hidden. In honour of the 400th anniversary of Nicolas Fouquet, one time minister of finance for Louis XIV and the man who commissioned this magnificent chateau, fun and creative workshops will be organized for children on the theme of the squirrel, the emblem of Fouquet family.
Chateau Thoiry Zoo: Sunday 5 and Monday, April 6, 2015, traditional Easter egg hunt which is now in its 36th year! Thousands of chocolate eggs that are hidden for guests in the Château de Thoiry.
Medieval city of Provins: An Easter egg hunt for 8,000 chocolate eggs. A fun and historic treasure hunt designed for children in the maze of streets in the medieval town of Provins, a UNESCO world heritage site where people in medieval costume will offer chocolate eggs. Sunday 5 and Monday, April 6, 2015, from 14h to 17h. Free, no booking for children up to 12 years. Meet at 14h and 16h in Provins Tourist Office to join the treasure hunts.
Chateau de Saint Jean de Beauregard, egg hunt and events in the gorgeous gardens and for 2015, Asterix and Obelix are the guests of honour to celebrate the DVD release of Asterix, “Le Domaine des Dieux”. Sunday 5 and Monday, April 6, 2015 from 14h to 18h.