Children and Teens

Paris weekend and day outings with children

Treasure Hunt at Musée d’Orsay

Colleen earning an extra 50 points imitating the sculpture, although backwards

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

Teenagers Visiting Paris

Girl wearing hat with her skateboard on Trocadero walkway toward Eiffel Tower

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 Paradis….

Pony Rides in Paris Parks

Children wearing helmets on ponies at Jardin d'Acclimatation in Paris

The spring time chill is going to turn into summer time warmth and sunshine (with intermittent showers). How long can the kids manage patience in the Louvre? For distraction, consider a pony rides in the park, or ping pong, rock climbing, basket ball.Wednesday is a popular day for activities due to the school hours.
Pony walks are possible at the following locations on Wednesday, weekends, holidays and school holidays in the afternoon:

Living in Paris on a January Saturday Morning

Ice skating until beginning of March at Hotel de Ville plaza, Notre Dame in the background

Ever wonder what Parisians do on the first Saturday of the Paris sales? Go shopping. On this particular morning around 10:30, it was sunny, crisp and comfortable for our walk from the right to the left bank over the Seine. Ahead of the shopping crowd, we found our replacement Grohe shower hose with the surprise 20% sale price at BHV. It was a surprise….

Balade de l’homme-oiseau at Musée des Arts Forains-Spectacular event!

Brochure drawing of the Chimère Orchestra and l'homme-oiseau parade ©ArtsForainsMuseum/demainonchangetout

You have to see the «Balade de l’homme-oiseau», a radio and woman-powered marionette/puppet at the Musée des Arts Forains! If you are in Paris during the Christmas holidays, there is still time to visit this fairground art museum. Another opportunity is at the circus parade along the Champs-Elysées January 1 between 11:30 and 15:00 you will also see the “Man-bird”. If you cannot make it to Paris, watch the YouTube video….

Arts Forains Another Marvelous Festival for Christmas 2013

Musée des Arts Forains poster for Le Festival du Merveilleux 2013

Travel with the Le Musée des Arts Forains toward a new spectacle once again. In 2013 the theme is “Le Festival du Merveilleux”.
Between December 26, 2013 and January 5, 2014, at the Pavillons de Bercy, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., mimes, magicians, acrobats and storytellers will guide you on a voyage into a marvelous dream world festival. The Arts Forains museum will present a different show every thirty minutes.