Children and Teens

Outings with children

  • Salon du Chocolat Junior new addition to the 2016 Paris edition
    Children and Teens,  Events and Trade Shows,  Food, Drink & Health,  Life in Paris & France,  Museum exhibitions

    Salon du Chocolat Junior is New Addition

    On Sunday evening, the opportunity arose to visit the last opening hours of the Salon du Chocolat. The show continues through November 1 in Pavilion 5, Porte de Versailles and is a five-day event that began the 27th of November. My goal this year: See what is happening at the Salon du Chocolat Junior on the main level. For the first time in 2016, the Salon du Chocolat Junior, gives young chocophiles the chance to sign up for pastry classes, Choco-Tours of the salon wearing cooking toques, workshops, visit the beauty boutique with delicious chocolate treatments, enjoy cultural heritage and entertainment activities with African cocoa-producing countries and watch the production…

  • Magazine Vivre Paris Kids special edition
    Children and Teens,  Let's Explore

    Paris Summer Activities with Kids

    With all the activities available for kids and teenagers in Paris this summer, I don't know if the parents are going to have time for a romantic Paris dinner at the newly opened Ritz ... Well, yes, you can with a babysitter service. What follows is a list of suggestions for finding some activities this summer. It would take a book or at least a magazine to list everything.

  • Manege Enfantin, Pavillon de Bercy, Museum of Fairground Arts, Musée des Arts Forains, Paris, Open Christmas Holidays Dec 26-Jan 6
    Children and Teens,  Going Out

    The Fair That Stays In Town-Musée des Arts Forains

    Pavillons de Bercy was one of the stops on the traveling fair circuit. This year, I am going to the fairground that stays still; only the rides themselves move. WATCH THE YOUTUBE VIDEO Fairground Arts Museum, Bercy, Paris Bright lights, scary and beautiful faces, exotic vehicles, dancing animals that pump up and down …. The Paris Musée des Arts Forains (Fairground Arts Museum) opens its doors to the general public between the day after Christmas and the first Sunday in January. Visit the museum without a reservation between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. This is one of two occasions, the other is Journées du Patrimoine. The collection of costumes, Music Hall accessories…

  • Children running in the Tuileries Garden, Paris, Autumn
    Children and Teens,  Language

    A Day with Children in Paris

    Eiffel Tower and Batobus Visit Invalides and the Army Museum Things to do with children who speak French Having fun with children in Paris Travel to Paris with the eyes of a child. Hopefully, you have visited the city before so you can begin to think along those lines. You might bring your own children; we rent ours by the week (friends and family, of course!) One of the beauties of bringing children to Paris is the new view — seeing it through their eyes. Come take a springtime visit with us in Paris. Daisy de Plume, founder of ThatLou (your Paris must-do treasure hunts in the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay) wrote a…

  • Even the kids get into the cooking class action http://paris.tastefestivals.com/animations/ Taste of Paris Grand Palais
    Children and Teens,  Children French Activities,  Language

    Children Activities in French in Paris

    Many expatriates with children/nieces/nephews/grandchildren live in Paris either long or short term. At an activity I attended the other day, a mother asked me: " How do I find things for my children to do, work on their French language and have fun in Paris?" The more I searched, the more I kept finding more information. I knew I had some things on my website, but the amount of information keeps growing. I knew of Que Faire à Paris, and then I found out about.... Read more

  • People sitting along the Seine on the Ile-Saint Louis, Quai d'Orléans
    Children and Teens,  Life in Paris & France,  Seeing Paris

    Iconic Paris Walk Along the Seine

    Sometimes views only change with the seasons. I had to wonder how many times these same scenes have been photographed over the years. The scenes are iconic and never seem to be boring. We went for a walk along the Seine yesterday between Gare d'Austerlitz and Cathrédale Notre-Dame de Paris. We enjoyed a salad for dinner on the Ile-Saint-Louis with the sun setting. People were lined up at the Batobus* stop for Notre-Dame. Were they all in line for the sunset cruise? Not all could be accommodated, and they waited for the next one.

  • Colleen earning an extra 50 points imitating the sculpture, although backwards
    Children and Teens,  Museums,  Seeing Paris

    Treasure Hunt at Musée d’Orsay

    We sat under the lion statue at the Musée d'Orsay counting up our scores: four teams. The four teams: a mother and daughter (12); three teenagers; the aunt and uncle; and two retired flight attendants. The post-hunt questions: "Did you ever find that chair?", "Where did you find Sarah Bernhadt?", "Did you see "The Voyager" statue?, "Wasn't it a fun way to see a museum?" Daisy de Plume scores a winner again with another hour and a half treasure hunt adventure. THATd'Or (Treasure hunt at the d'Orsay) is the newest addition

  • Girl wearing hat with her skateboard on Trocadero walkway toward Eiffel Tower
    Children and Teens,  Seeing Paris,  Shopping,  Sports

    Teenagers Visiting Paris

    A Canadian journalist asked me how to visit Paris with teenagers. So I found out. Find some steps, a curb or grass to sit on in the afternoon. Bring a skateboard ( or longboard) to Paris and map out a city journey or practice session. Plan a picnic on a quai along the Seine or go on a bike tour. Run around the Louvre on a treasure hunt. Buy manga books or Goth and Lolita-style clothing in the Bastille area. Go shopping at any of the Paris malls or second-hand stores or go to a can-can show or how about that scary mansion in the tenth arrondissement on rue de…

  • Horse pulling cart with workers at Guédelon
    Children and Teens,  History,  Travel Destinations,  Videos

    Guédelon is About Building a Fortified Castle

    We headed down for a weekend visit with friends in Ravière. On the way, between Burgundy and the Loire Valley lies the region of Guédelon (gay-de-lone), “a land full of tastes, color, culture and literature, history and memories.” We had visited Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye and the pottery museum a few years ago. This time, I found there is more to this region for families and even adults without children than I never knew existed. A place my husband always wanted to visit was the building site of Guédelon. Often when visiting fortified castles, they have been standing since the thirteenth century in various shades of disrepair or renovation. If you have never seen…