Posts Tagged ‘children’

What to Do in Paris: 104

If you’ve ever wondered what to do in Paris when you’re tired of the big museums but wish to take in a small exhibition or art installation, or watch a performance in a chilled place with a youthful vibe, cultural […]

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The Loire en Famille

Recently, we toured the Loire Valley. I enjoyed that many of the castles tailored their activities around welcoming families with children. This is a great way to engage the kids and teach them some history at the […]

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French lessons: children in classroom

French Lessons: The Bilingual Revolution

Hannah Helms, a mother of two young girls, enrolled her daughters at one of New York’s dual-language programs offered in the public school system. Emphasizing why she chose this path for her daughters, Hannah says, “My husband and I both think that it is important to have a second language. It opens one up to broader thinking, better understanding of other cultures and a feeling of confidence for travel.” Bilingual and dual-language programs are now replacing those French lessons that used to be offered only later in one’s academic career.

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The Louvre

Paris en Famille

Judging from the number of couples holding hands and looking lovingly into each other’s eyes as they walk along the Seine, past the Eiffel Tower, one is convinced that Paris remains a premier honeymoon destination. Practically speaking, the honeymoon is a newlywed couple’s vacation taken 1) when they have a rare, extended amount of time off work; 2) as a reward for tireless wedding planning; and 3) perhaps most important, because it may be the last time they travel without children in tow! But, traveling with kids in Paris can actually make the city come alive in a different and equally enjoyable way.

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Kids being kids at Mama Shelter.

Eating Out in Paris . . . With Kids

Parisians rarely dine out with their children. Doing so is not practical when restaurants open at eight o’clock in the evening and the kids should be in bed by nine. It is expensive, and it is reserved as a very special treat. But children are welcome at many local restaurants, and if the three-hour meals with hefty bills are a bit much for your family, there are plenty of gourmet alternatives that allow foodie parents to enjoy their visit while keeping junior happy.

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