Wednesday, April 4, 2012

What to do in Paris with young kids - advice from a local

A guest post by my friend Wissam Kahi, who has just launched an iPhone app called StreetEchoes that lets you post and view content from others about wherever you happen to be.

Wissam and his wife live in Paris with their two children and provided these suggestions on fun activities for kids in the city:

Our children are ages three and one. Below are some suggestions that we typically do with them:

- the doll museum (musee de la poupee) this is right behind the Pompidou center in Paris 3rd
- the aquarium at Trocadero (by the Trocsdero square)
- the playground le Poussin Vert at the Luxembourg gardens (!)
- playgrounds on the territory of Notre Dame (big swing, sandbox, small swings)
- Jardin d'acclimatation with a ride on the choo-choo train (!) (this is in Neuilly right outside Paris)
- playgrounds in the Jardin des Truilleries - for the older child, look the black trampelines

For the 7-year old, I think he or she would also enjoy musee de la villette (in la villette) and musee de la decouverte (close to the Grand Palais in the 8th).

One thing we've found children enjoy as well is the bateau Mouche on the Seine. It's also fun to stroll with them on the highway by the Seine which becomes pedestrian on Sundays.

And then of course there's Eurodisney :)

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