Children and Teens

Outings with children

  • Punch & Judy Puppets Guignol show on Champs Elysees
    Children and Teens

    Fun Things For Children Near The Champs Elysées

    A large toy store just off the Champs Elysées is La Grand Récré  126 rue La Boétie75008 01 42 25 42 42 A great brasserie nearby is l’Alsace brasserie (currently closed for renovation), plus their Christmas market begins November 24. Have the children seen the movie “Ratatouille“? The Ratatouille document is from the Paris mayor’s Web site with a map and references to places in Paris that were made in the movie — could be a fun way to see Paris.

 You will find all the recent movies on Mayor’s link. If the children are 10 and up, consider visiting the sewers of Paris (les égouts de Paris). Hours and videos on the Paris Mayor’s page. The…

  • French speaking talking bears in a Paris toy store
    Children and Teens,  Let's Explore

    Toys That Speak French and Toy Stores in Paris

    Does this bear speak French? The bear might not speak French, but it can sing in French… as does the flower, baby Camille, the octopus, the farm animals, and many more. Whether your baby is in a bilingual household or not, it can be coaxed and coddled into familiarity with the sound of French. However, while shopping, recall the familiar shopping creed: “If you see it, buy it!” One day a reader asked me where to find a stuffed animal that speaks or sings in French for their new little baby. At a store, I found the “ours des doux reves” (pleasant dreams bear). It was the ideal bear for…

  • Children playing in the water Jardin d'Acclimatation Bois de Boulogne children's amusement park with a zoo, the Exploradôme museum, and other attractions
    Children and Teens,  Let's Explore

    Child’s Paradise in the Parisian Woods

    Children Rule the Roost! Many activities are available when you bring children to Paris. Part of the material in this article comes from a Paris Tourist Office article. “The Parisian Woods are a Children’s Paradise. Children of all ages can race and cycle along the paths in complete safety and make the most of the playgrounds scattered amidst the meadows and trees and equipped with swings, slides, sandpits and merry-go-rounds. They will enjoy canoeing with their parents on one of the lakes; boats can be rented several months of the year at the Bois de Vincennes as well as the Bois de Boulogne. Given a choice, little children would unhesitatingly…

  • Museum of Natural History Mastodons Paris Gallery with skeletons Musee d'Histoire Natural Paris
    Children and Teens,  Chocolate, Sweets & Bakeries,  Seeing Paris

    A Weekend with Children in Paris

    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. 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. Our niece and nephew live on the outskirts of west Paris and stay with us every now and then while their parents take a little vacation. We make a list of things to do, places to see, pizzas to…

  • Baby'tems baby equipment rental in Paris
    Children and Teens

    Baby’tems – Equipment For Vacation

    For all families living in Paris, traveling to or visiting Paris, visit Baby’tems. Camille has up-to-date information on renting baby equipment so you do not have to lug your own. And she delivers it to your hotel. Have a small child in tow? You must read her Baby’tems blog! Some of the information you will find on her blog: Renting…toys! Sésame:brunch, lunch or drink break with baby Changing baby – the list continues to grow for locations! Where to find a babysitter Restaurants that are baby friendly Find out more about her partners that can make your life easier, for example: Famizen © 2010 colleensparis.com © 2012 Colleensparis.com Your HOTEL…