Tag Archives: For Kids Activities

Light Show at Versailles

To understand the full glory of France, in all of its opulence and splendor, you must go to Chateau Versailles.  Right now there is no better way to see it than at night, when the water fountains light up in a spectacular display.  You can also be serenaded in the Hall of Mirrors, just like Louis […]
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Piscine Joséphine Baker

While swimming in the Seine may sound rather unappealing to most, for kids the idea may be supercool. The floating Pool Joséphine Baker offers such an experience as an innovative, modern use of precious little Parisian space. The entire facility is built on a giant barge that rests just in front of the Bibliothèque Nationale. […]
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Le Marais

A man with a flowing beard, wearing a black fedora, with strings (tziztit) running down the side of his pants carries a black siddur (prayer book) in his hand as he leaves shul (synagogue).  A bar with a rainbow flag and male patrons is starting happy hour.  Young women wearing the newest fashion and six-inch […]
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Jardins du Palais Royal

I managed to spend almost a year hearing and reading about the seemingly mythical Jardins du Palais Royal. Yet I was continually unable to find an entrance. Every time I walked down to the Place Colette, I was faced by the beautiful Théâtre du Palais Royal, with its colourful, stripy awnings, but there were no […]
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La Fête Foraine du Jardin des Tuileries

If you have wandered near the Louvre or Jardin des Tuileries lately, you will notice an exciting addition on the rue du Rivoli wing, and a rather large one at that! La Fête Foraine is the temporary summer carnival implanted by le mairie of Paris for those looking for an entertaining night out with the […]
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Sundays in Paris: ‘Paris Respire’

In Paris, Sunday is a day when the office is left behind and family is the main focus. After the habitual grasse matinée, or ‘fat morning’ in English, the city has little to offer in terms of activities, seeing as France retains a traditional view with regards to Sunday, meaning that very few establishments remain […]
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