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Find the history of the Ile de la Cité and Notre-Dame through cartoons from the origins to the present day. The first inventors rub shoulders with the Paris of Quasimodo in the Middle Ages, that of Dilili and his artist friends, of the Francœur monster in 1910 or of Ratatouille. A history of Paris in animated images for a real journey through time illustrated by photos and film clips on tablet. We will start this visit with a short history of the first techniques and some optical toys.

Where ?

From Pont-Neuf to Pont de l'Archevêché via Notre-Dame de Paris.

Duration ?

1h45 (2km)

​On your way

  • The pleasure of a stroll along the quays of the Seine, quiet and sheltered from traffic.

  • The manipulation of optical toys and objects from the cinema to better understand how it works. 

  • Films that your children know and that they will love to find in their real settings. 

  • The stories of squares, bridges and the Cathedral in connection with their cartoons.

Where ?

From Pont-Neuf to Pont de l'Archevêché via Notre-Dame de Paris.

Duration ?

1h45 (2 km)

For who ?


This visit is perfect for families, children's birthdays or for teachers who want to complete their image education workshops with a Parisian outing!

Group of 15 people maximum for individual registrations. Up to 20 people for groups already formed.

Weather report

Tours take place in all weathers, even in the rain! In the event of extreme weather (storms or hot weather), Ciné-Balade will contact you the day before or the morning of the visit to cancel or postpone it if possible.

Some opinions on this walk

Great adventure

The host succeeds, thanks to her soft voice, to take us to the Paris of yesteryear. She tells us about the beginnings of cinema and cartoons. Captivating visit for children (in our case: 10 years old) and adults.

- Lodela

Juliette interested my grandchildren, aged 9 and 12. She tamed them ... They appreciated and especially remembered the information she provided. I myself enjoyed this visit. Thanks for his patience.

- Mark

Pretty & friendly thematic tour of the island of the city. Very interactive and adapted according to the age of the audience. My children (7 & 10) liked it, I think they would have appreciated even more if I had made them review the films mentioned in the description. In any case, a great idea for a family activity for the summer.

- Linda C.

The visit was very interesting and interactive: the guide brought objects that we could handle as well as her tablet to visualize the Parisian places / cartoon extract.
A small booklet might be missing that the children could complete during the walk and take away at the end of the session.
Recommended session rather from 7/8 years old.

- Melanie

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