I have made no secret of the fact that we spent half term in Paris. James and I had been before, together, and Miss J and I had previously enjoyed a brief trip to Disney Land, but it was our first visit as a family and the boy’s first time in Paris outside of my tummy!
We all had a wonderful time, but I think Miss J was perhaps most impressed out of us all. She was seeing it for the first time and old enough to take it all in. Here are her top things to do in Paris, at the grand old age of five:
Travel to the top of the Eiffel Tower (the 2nd floor just won’t do!):
Choose a cake from the window of a patisserie – the bigger and shinier, the better:
Skip down the Champs-Élysées:
Pose in front of the Arc de Triomphe:
Tour the Disney Store:
Visit Choco-Paris; a chocolate museum with history, a demonstration and, best of all, hot chocolate spoons!
Check out the Pompidou Centre – the view from the top is great (and one of the cheapest in Paris) and who doesn’t enjoy an escalator or five?
Walk the Canal St. Martin for some fresh air away from the tourist attractions, a bustling market and a plethora of play parks leading all the way to Place de la Bastille:
Ride a carousel – this two-storey effort is situated outside the (very grand) town hall:
Be amazed by the padlocks on Pont des Arts:
Love the Louvre:
Warm up with a chocolat chaud (if you too decide to visit in February):
And finally, visit the Renault gallery on the Champs-Élysées for your free set of So French photographs:
There are so many things to do with kids in Paris and many of them are free or at least very cheap. Keep an eye out for my article on the Attraction Tix site for more ideas and information!