In 1999 Anne-Marie Rodenas created Le Cafézoide both for the
local children and others that are just visiting Paris. It came from the idea of the
parents coffee mornings, as a place that children and adolescents can interact with one
another, along with games and thus helping their social skills among other things.
The Cafézoide is located on the Bassin de la Villette, virtually at the heart of the 19th
arrondissement of Paris and not far from the Parc
des Buttes Chaumont and the Canal de l'Ourcq and this site was chosen because this area of
Paris has more children under 16 than an other.
Every day there are a variety of different activities from indoor games, shows,
exhibitions, outdoor games, parties, etc and caters for all ages from the youngest who
have their own baby space, plus the Cafézoide organises special events such as film
festivals, games tournaments, dance parties, treasure hunts, story telling sessions.
They even have theme days for different countries, such as Indian, German, Russian, etc
along with much, much more.
Everyone is welcome from a Wednesday through to a Sunday from 10am through to 7pm
throughout the year, although during the summer it opens at 2.30pm and closes at 7pm and
is a great place for children, adolescents and their families to get together.
The first visit is completely free bar the ticket, but on the second visit you must give a
contribution of 2.50 per child per year to continue to enjoy the scene and it is
also the responsibility of the child's parents or the adult with them to make sure they
When a child goes into Cafézoide they are provided with a ticket or Paf, which they must
keep with them at all times and the Paf is 1.50 and entitles the child or adolescent
to one drink or a snack food to have
whilst in this unique and fun centre.
The Cafézoide is also in contact with other associations in Paris such as the Abricadabra Theatre and it provides an
experience with a place of entertainment, but much more, as it offers an environment that
will help each child with development, expression and respect for not just for themselves
but others around them, no matter what their background is.
Address & Contact Details:
92 bis Quai de la Loire
Telephone number: 1 42 38 26 37
Contact Persons: Anne-Marie, Matthew, David, Maristella, William, Sebastian and others