Monday, December 22, 2014

Kid and Family Fun in Paris! NEw, secret spots!!

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1. Galeries Lafayette at Christmas

 In a beautiful multi-level art-neauvou emporium with rooftop terrace and panoramic city views Galeries Lafayette window displays are spectacular at Christmas drawing in masses of crowds to watch magical animated scenes. Inside the monster Christmas tree will delight any child. FREE. Open: various hours. Visit:
2. Theatre de Guignol des Champs Elysees

Puppet shows are always a big hit with kids. See the adventures of Guignol and share some funny and magical moments in the oldest puppet theatre in Paris, since 1818. So entrancing, you'll be reduced to fits of laughter. Suited 3-11yrs and adults! Picnics and snacks allowed.  Price: 4euro Open: Wed, Sat, Sun 3pm-5.30pm. Web:

3. Louvre Family Guided Tour

A charming 2hr guided tour for parents and kids at the Louvre with treasure hunt. This tour gives kids an entertaining background to the history of art while sharpening their detective skills of observation. Price: 305euro for a family of 5.

4. Flower & Bird Market

On Sundays there is a delightful colourful flower and bird market just blocks from the Notre Dame on the Ile de la Cite. The market is the last of its kind in Paris. Bright and invigorating with rare singing bird species, even baby chicks and bunnies, this market will cheer up anyone. FREE. Open: Sundays 8am-7pm Location: Place Louis-Lepine 75004

5. Family Bike Rides

The NEW P'tit Velib for kids is the expansion to the adult Velib Bike rental system in Paris. Kids ride alongside parents in parks or along the seine in bikes that come in 3 kid sizes and with helmets. Rented at one of 3 green spaces in Paris, bike riding classes offered too. Price: 4-6euro p/hr or 12euro p/day. Web:

6. Le Train BleuRestaurant
A child-friendly restaurants

A historic, mythical, baroque jewel in the hall of the Gare de Lyon train station. Serving traditional French food the kids menu offers smaller portions of adult meals.  A beautiful reminder of the Belle-epoque. Your entire family will be dazzled by the gilt moulding and the 41 paintings on walls and ceilings. Price: 60-105euro Location: Gare de Lyon

7. The Tuileries Garden

One of the oldest public gardens open since the 17th century, Tuileries garden in an iconic spot in Paris for families for generations. Children can ride the historic carousel, or ferris wheel, watch a puppet show, ride ponies, enjoy one of two playgrounds with trampolines, rent boats to sail in the pind and enjoy the fun-fair in Summer.
Open: 7am-9.30am

8. Musee de la Poupee

A private French doll museum down a quaint flowery lane. This is a great way for kids to see French fashion from the 19th century to the present with a collection of over 500 porcelain French dolls, displayed in different settings complete with accessories. Price: FREE Open: 10am-6pm Tues-Sat Web:

9. Double Fond Magic

The highly recommended Double Fond Magic Theatre is voted by Parisians as an experience like no other. An ideal place for a family outing or kids birthday. Magic, surprise, laughter and dreams. kids shows are entertaining and interactive, from card tricks to disappearing tricks, to special effects and more. Book dinner and/or show.  Price: 10euro Open: 2.30pm-4.30pm Sat and Sun. Web:

10. Stravinsky Fountain

For those interested ins omething different wisit the public fountains next to Centre Pompidou Contemporary art Museum (which has its own kids art gallery, playrooms and rooftop terrace to love the Paris panorama). Featuring 16 amusing sculptires that move and spray water. Colourful, whimsical, kids are sure to enjoy.
Price: FREE  Location: Rue Brisemiche 75004

11. Paris on ICE

Hire skates and join the throngs of Parisians ice skating on the temporary rink in front of the Hotel de ville each Winter. The 19th Century building makes a dramatic backdrop, especially handsome at night when lit up. Kids will love doing figure 8s, tumbling onto the ice, under the stars with music blaring. Price: 5euro Open: 10am-10pm daily Dec-Mar.

12. Berthillon Ice Cream

This is 'Oh My god' ice cream, the best in Paris. On Ile Saint Louis, find delicious flavors of ice cream and sorbet, chocolate, vanilla, nouget, raspberry, strawberry, lemon, pear, orange and more. Kids can sit on the embankment on the Sein enjoying their ice creams with Notre Dame in the background Price: 2-5euros (depemds on size/scoops) Open: 10am-8pm. Web:

au Revoir, until next month...

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