Whether it’s for an engagement, a honeymoon, or just a romantic getaway, Paris is a lover’s paradise. But it’s also a surprisingly family-friendly city with lots for people of any age to see and do. Let’s look at our top picks for having in with kids in Paris.
How do you stand out in a city like Paris? You have to find what makes you unique and accentuate it. From fashion to art to chocolate, different is better. So when I took the Paris Chocolate and Pastry Food Tour, visiting nine chocolate houses for samples, I knew I would be treated to things I had never seen or experienced before in the world of chocolate. After all, Saint Germain de Pres is the epicenter of Paris chocolate and home to some of the best-known chocolatiers in the world.
One of the great things about European travel is that you can cover a lot of ground – and by ground, I mean countries – in a short period of time. But with Paris not only being a major international hub but also the most visited place on the planet, it’s no surprise if your trip itinerary involves getting to Paris from other places in Europe. So, how does that work, exactly?
Summer in Paris — not as nightmarish as you’d think! In fact, it’s quite the opposite — with the sun not setting until 10 at night and plenty of fun (and free!) events throughout the city, visiting Paris in the summer can give you a unique experience that’s more than simply visiting the museums and sights. Let’s break it down by month, shall we?
When one thinks of eating in Paris, it’s mostly French foods that fuel those dreams: baguettes, croissants, cheese, wine, foie gras, crêpes. And while these tried and true favorites should be savored, the truth is that Paris is in many ways at the forefront of a movement that’s changing the culinary landscape of France. These changes, by and large, come from places outside France – so much so that it’s become quite the culinary melting pot.
Part of the joy of visiting Paris is to discover it on your own. Turning down a street that strikes your fancy can result in delightful surprises and wonderful memories. But Paris has so much history and so many stories to tell its visitors that only walking tours of Paris can give you. Here are a few of our favorites from the Viator catalogue.
The town of Maincy, home to the Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte, is a doable day trip from Paris that will most certainly knock your socks off. It’s arguably among the country’s finest castles, and a 17th-century Baroque masterpiece that is cited as the inspiration behind the Palace of Versailles. The gardens are a work of art in themselves, and worthy of the trip.
Springtime in Paris is pure happiness. Everyone’s emerging from their winter hibernation, venturing back onto the streets and into parks and cafes. You might need to take a jacket and scarf for nighttime or maybe an overcast day, but the sun will be out and the flowers blooming. Here are our top picks for enjoying Paris in the spring.
France isn’t that big. You can wake up in Paris and be sitting on the Mediterranean by lunch. And yes, you can also do a Loire Valley day trip from Paris without breaking a sweat. That’s because not only is the Loire Valley not that far from Paris, but the châteaux (castles) are not that far from each other.