All too often, the difference between the fantasy of traveling with children (wee ones skipping along in wonder against a majestic European backdrop) and the reality (jet-lagged children who won’t leave the hotel) can be vast. Thanks to The Little Bookroom Guide to Paris with Children, you don’t have to wait until your kids are in college to visit Paris.
Paris with Children guides you through visiting Paris’ most important sights in a child-friendly way. Organized around places to play, eat, shop and stay, the book allows you to plan your day around activities that both you and your children will love.
Levesque did her homework. She lists classic cafés where Parisians take their children and tells you where to get the best pain au chocolat in town. The book also lists plenty of food options for picky eaters and suggests picnic spots, marionette shows, pony rides and ice-cream parlors.
In order to make sightseeing as easy as possible, each chapter includes a list of the playgrounds and public facilities near every major monument (French restaurants are not always laissez-faire about opening up their restrooms to non-customers). The shopping sections offer an inspired directory of children’s clothing stores, from small, independent boutiques to established chains.
Paris with Children gives you plenty of suggestions on what to do on jet-lagged and rainy days. There is also practical advice on English-speaking babysitters and useful words to know in a pinch (just in case you wind up needing to explain diaper rash in rusty French).
If you are planning a family trip to Paris, pack this book along with the toys.
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