Discover Meaux Marne Ourcq as a family

Are you looking for something to do with the whole family less than an hour from Paris or close to Disneyland Paris? Meaux Marne Ourcq has something for everyone! Here’s our selection of family activities in the Meaux area for young and old alike.

Taste the local gastronomy

Who said gluttony was a bad trait? Certainly not us!

In Meaux Marne Ourcq, there’s no shortage of good produce to delight true hedonists and budding foodies! From Brie de Meaux and goat’s cheese to strawberries and apples, you’ll be able to put together a completely local hamper that’s sure to delight young and old alike!

And to discover the gastronomy of Meaux Marne Ourcq with your children, here are a few suggestions just for you.

Meet the king of cheeses at Maison du Brie de Meaux…

Do you know the history of the famous Brie de Meaux, king of cheeses and prince of desserts?

Young and old alike can follow the educational trail at the Maison du Brie de Meaux to find out all about the history and production of our Brie de Meaux PDO. From collecting the milk through to the maturing process, through all the stages of production, you’ll learn all the secrets of the region’s gastronomic symbol!

Family experiences

All year round, the Maison du Brie de Meaux has family tours and workshops. The schedule includes experiments, cookery workshops and craft activities based around milk, cheese and the farm. Every Wednesday during the school holidays!

Ask for the activity booklet

For children aged 7 and over, ask for the Maison du Brie de Meaux activity booklet to discover the route in a fun way. Younger children can complete it with the help of a parent of course!

Speak the Brie language!

In Meaux Marne Ourcq, when you take a family photo, you don’t say “ouistiti” or “cheese” (permitted if you live abroad!) No. Here, we say “Briiie”! Don’t forget to share your best “Briiiie” shots in Meaux Marne Ourcq!  #mmotourisme

… AND say hello to the goats in Tancrou

Meet the goats Mathilde, Bertin and Clément at the Moret goat farm, in Tancrou.

The 200 “alpine goats” at Vallière Farm produce milk from March to December. It’s this good milk that the cheese-makers use to make quality farmhouse cheeses, such as crottins, logs and petit chèvre d’Ile-de-France!

To find out which is your favourite, don’t hesitate to visit the shop and discover the different maturing processes on offer, from fresh to strong.

Our top tip with children

Don’t forget to come and say hi to the goats and kids when the shop is open and to watch the goats being milked every day at 5pm!

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Remembering as a family!

Meaux Marne Ourcq is a land of remembrance, strongly marked by the First World War. Take your family back in time and follow in the footsteps of the French soldiers of 1914, meeting the men who made history.

The Great War Museum Family as a family

The Great War Museum in Meaux Marne Ourcq is a must-see for visitors of all ages!

Accessible from 5 years old (and it’s popular too even with the younger ones), the museum has a variety of educational resources to explain the First World War to the youngest visitors.

The Great War Museum team has worked really hard to make this major event in history accessible to young and old alike, with a fun trail, a dedicated “billet” (soldier’s living-quarters), games booklets, family or children’s workshops, guided tours led by mediators and a variety of events.

Visit the museum as a family

Marne 1914, the latest news from the front: the ultimate remembrance app!

With the “Marne 14” app, discover history in a whole new way!

As a family, slip into the shoes of Sam Verney, a war reporter, and immerse yourself in the lives of soldiers and civilians in September 1914.

The German army is approaching Paris, and the capital is under threat. You have to help young Sam write an article about the First Battle of the Marne by interviewing those who witnessed the event. Sam needs your help to succeed in his mission.

Choose your route on a map and treat a wounded soldier, visit the French army HQ or help a Frenchman catch his train before the German soldiers arrive.
During your mission, collect “Pokémon Go”-style augmented reality objects and discover the stories of characters such as a stationmaster, a widow, a nurse, soldiers, infantryman and many more.

Download the free app and start your adventure!

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bouton Application Marne 1914 - serious GameFuret Company

Explore our heritage!

Check out the heritage of Meaux and the surrounding area with your family all year round.Discover the monuments and walk in the footsteps of the builders who, centuries ago, set about creating magnificent architectural gems near Paris!

Children, grandchildren, parents and grandparents, be sure to visit the  Bossuet museumFormerly the bishops’ palace of Meaux, it now houses a magnificent exhibition of paintings and sculptures. And for a fun way to discover the works, don’t miss the Bossuet museum escape game, where you can unravel the clues hidden in the museum’s works! Ideal whatever the weather, even when it’s raining!

Are you more of an outdoor adventurer? Download the free Paris Region Aventures app to have fun while discovering Meaux’s history. Just like Pokémon, you can collect historical characters. It’s an adventure for the very young (aged 5 and over)!

Don’t miss Saint-Étienne’s Cathedral. Admire the skill of the architects, observe the gargoyles and other figures on the facades (will you find the Archer and the bespectacled monk?) and enjoy the reflection of the stained glass windows on a sunny day. You’ll notice that our Cathedral/Basilica is luminous even when the sun isn’t shining!

Immerse yourself in nature!

Explorers can discover the many natural areas of Meaux Marne Ourcq. At the Grand-Voyeux regional nature reserve in Congis-sur-Thérouanne, borrow some binoculars and discreetly observe almost 200 species of birds from the shelter of the many observatories set up just for you.

The Olivettes Sensitive Natural Area (ENS) in Trilbardou is particularly suitable for a family outing (with pushchair!). Nestling in a loop of the Marne, its newly renovated observatories await you!

For little animal lovers, enjoy a visit to the Edentara Exotic Animal Farm, in Isles-Les-Meldeuses, to meet the wallabies, raccoons, peacocks, sheep, llamas and various birds rescued from customs seizures. The more courageous can enter the vivarium and watch the snakes being fed.

Calling all young and old sailors! Fancy taking to the open sea and sailing along the river? Take the helm of a Marin d’Eau Douce electric boat and sail up the Marne to discover the local flora and fauna. Don’t forget to say hello to the herons along the way!

Famille observant les oiseaux aux jumelles à la réserve naturelle régionale du Grand-Voyeux à Congis-sur-ThérouanneAurélie Chauvin
Les wallabies de la ferme pédagogique Edentara à Isles-Les-MeldeusesFrançoise Coulet
Bateau électrique Marin d'Eau Douce en famille sur la Marne à MeauxStudio Mir

Challenge your (grand)children!

Looking for some family fun? Want to spend some enjoyable time with your children or grandchildren? Meaux Marne Ourcq has you a wide range of options for making great family memories.

Check out our selection of things to do with the whole family in and around Meaux. (Ideal activities to do when it’s raining!)

Is your tribe chomping at the bit? Have you visited the must-see places in Meaux Marne Ourcq and would like to let your hair down a little or challenge the youngsters? Are you looking for something to do indoors when it’s raining (or cold)?

See you soon at La Briqueterie!

The largest indoor leisure centre in Seine-et-Marne, La Briqueterie in Meaux offers you a choice of:

  • Bowling 2.0: no more waiting for stuck pins, you actually play!
  • A family go-kart race in top-of-the-range go-karts on a 600m circuit that’s 100% safe.
  • An epic Laser tag battle across 1,300m² on 3 levels (the biggest laser tag in Europe!!)

Solve mysteries as a family

Is it raining, cold or maybe too hot and you’re looking for something to do indoors? Are your children past the age of everything (according to them) and have you exhausted our list of leisure activities to do in and around Meaux? Why not try an Escape game?

With Evasio Live Escape Game, in Mareuil-Lès-Meaux, try your hand at sinking a pirate ship, become FBI investigators to save a (possibly) innocent person, or remove as much incriminating evidence as possible from your underground casino!

At Hodge Manor, unleash the age-old prophecy of a prince who has fallen from the heavens, or rescue the saviour of humankind from the clutches of a horrible torturer!

2 locations, 5 challenges, one timer: 60 minutes to solve the mystery!