The famed city of lights has always been the favourite of lovers from all around the world. In fact, few cities can beat Paris‘ incredibly romantic streets, cafes and gardens – so much so that even the locals here are seen smooching all around town. So what better place to bring two lovers fruits of love (the kids!)? If Paris has never crossed your mind as the next family holiday destination, think again. It’s the land of some of the most charming children’s books – of the precocious schoolgirl Madeline and the regal elephant Babar, and the colourful Barbapapa (translated as candy floss or cotton candy) family.
In Paris, there are playgrounds in nearly every block, and the larger ones come complete with, manege (carousel), guignol (marionette shows), even pony rides and snack carts. Little ones will also enjoy the street performers at Montmartre, and watching the artists at work. Museums of course, are free for children under 18, and a wonderful way to introduce your child to art. Once you’ve seen the famous sculptures at The Rodin Museum, for instance, you can let the kids run wild at the gardens out back, and then look for the two hidden sandboxes after some glace chocolat (chocolate ice cream!).
Of course, once your kids have had their fill of culture and city life, its always a great idea to jump on the RER for the French version of the Happiest Place on Earth…Disneyland Paris.