• Fondation Louis Vuitton shuttle facing Arc de Triomphe next to metro
    Let's Explore,  Museums,  Practical Info,  Transportation

    Shuttle Arc de Triomphe to Fondation Louis Vuitton

    Do you prefer light, airy, electric transportation? Would you like a scenic ride along the fashionable Avenue Foch to and from the Arc de Triomphe? When you plan a visit to the Fondation Louis Vuitton (FLV) you have alternatives: Line 1, Buses 63 or 244 or the FLV shuttle. The requirement to use the shuttle is to have an admission ticket to the museum. Oh my! What if you decide to go to the museum on a whim and have not purchased a ticket!?

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Children wearing helmets on ponies at Jardin d'Acclimatation in Paris
    Children and Teens,  Let's Explore

    Pony Rides in Paris Parks

    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:

  • 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…

  • Children Christmas window Printemps
    Christmas,  Practical Info

    Activities With Kids In Paris At Christmas

    Have Fun for a Couple of Days with Kids at Christmas Traveling with four children at Christmas sounds challenging. One of my readers is doing that. So I offered the following suggestions. If you, my readers, have additional information, please share it with me and I will pass it on. First, visit my Colleen’s Paris Web site for a list of activities available all year round. Depending on the ages, the marionettes/guignols/puppets are sometimes in heated halls. Check the Web site for l’Officiel des spectacles and click on “enfants” for the latest activities. Use Google Translate for their Web site. Buy their weekly, small format magazine for 35 cents. I…