Paris with Kids – Things to Do

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The following links to websites and blogs showcase what you can do and see in Paris with kids. Many of the suggestions are FREE! For fantastic photos, humorous writing, or just valuable information to know before you go, check them out!

   

10 Best Free (Or Almost Free) Paris Summer Events, on Fodor’s by Rachel Klein.
This article isn’t specifically geared toward families (the list includes a location to see outdoor movies, with R-rated Brokeback Mountain as an example) but there are festivals and markets to consider, and even a baby might enjoy outdoor music.

Top Free Things to Do in Paris, on About.com by Courtney Traub.
Parks, cathedrals, and museums are included here, plus where to experience great views and fascinating neighborhoods.

Paris: Free water at historic fountains (just bring a bottle), on EuroCheapo by Theadora Brack.
The author concisely describes the history of Paris water fountains, some of which include artistic sculptural details, and highlights the locations of a few, including one in operation since 1866.

Paris Free Sights: The other Notre Dames de Paris, on EuroCheapo by Liz Webber.
Five of the 42 Paris structures named “Notre Dame” (churches, chapels, and basilicas) are described here.

Ten Great Things to Do With Kids in Paris, on a very entertaining food blog: David Lebovitz – living the sweet life in Paris, a guest post by Paul Bennett.
David’s friend, Paul, contributes a list written with loads of clever humor, and includes descriptions of museums, parks, gardens, and an ice skating rink. The end of the post has 7 links to other fabulous internet pages about Paris-with-kids from sites such as Washington Post and Paris Visitor’s Bureau.

Paris for Children, on TravelEden.
See this page for big photos of major sites such as theme parks, gardens, and medieval museums, Pompidou Centre, Notre Dame, and the Paris Metro!

Paris with the children, a post by IVYParis on Been there.
A long list, with links, of 15 ‘alternative picks’ that kids and grown-ups will enjoy. We like the realistic commentary about the selections.

Family Travel Guide to Paris, on placesinfrance.com.
A page of links to sites covering many interests and age groups.

France: Paris, Family Vacation Ideas, on The Family Travel Files.
Another page of links to sites covering many interests and age groups.

Top 5 Things to Do in Paris with Kids on Viator.
This page has thorough descriptions and links.

Paris Cheap Eats – 8 great picnic spots, on EuroCheapo

Type “Affordable Paris” in the search bar on Budget Travel for a series of blog entries.

   

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Sandy Nielsen
Sleeps5.com

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