Our Family Trip To Paris
We took the Eurostar train from London to Paris.
The boys looking at the Eiffel Tower from across the Seine. Unfortunately the tower was closed for the afternoon that we visited but we still had lots of fun wandering around the area and inspecting the structure.
We had lots of crepes while in Paris and this one (near the Eiffel Tower) was the best.
The kids loved the walk up and down the narrow stairs of the Arc de Triomphe. The views were pretty cool too.
We saw several street performances and the kids really liked them.
We also saw a few bands and singers performing in the Paris Metro.
The Natural History Museum was probably the highlight of Paris for the kids.
The kids inspecting the beetles, bugs, and butterflies at the Natural History Museum.
Shakespeare and Company is my favorite bookstore anywhere and the kids browsed around and picked out some books to buy.
We didn’t find any playgrounds in Paris but there were many open areas and parks for the kids to run around in.
The boys enjoyed inspecting the art work and sculptures of the Notre Dame. We spent 10 or 15 minutes at this entrance picking out and discussing different scenes.
We spent a half hour touring the modern art at the Pompidou Center.
Though the kids probably had more fun at the play area.
Unlike in London, in the Paris Metro there are few entrances and exits ways devoted to families. So though the kids were free on the subway getting them in and out often involved going through “Do Not Enter” gates and doors.