Is it the right season to visit Paris? The answer is yes. Why? Paris is an amazing place to visit no matter what the season is. Though you may have been under the impression that it doesn?t make sense to travel with kids to France?s most popular city, the opposite is actually true — there are a number of great activities you can do with kids (and there are things to do at night, as well, so long as you have a babysitter to call up!). Here?s what you should keep in mind.
1. The Eiffel Tower
You may have seen shots of people standing in front of the Eiffel Tower, but did you know you can actually travel up in it? You have the option of stairs or an elevator. On the one hand, the elevator will be easy with very small children. On the other hand, the line for stairs are typically shorter, and you?ll be paying less. The stairs are fairly wide so that if you need to take breaks, you won?t be blocking everyone?s access to the top of the tower.
2. Bike Tours
Kids often get annoyed by walking tours — there?s a lot of standing and waiting and listening, things kids aren?t always quite as adept at. If you go on a bike tour, though, you?ll be able to see all of Paris?s main attractions and your kids will get to pedal their hearts out (and get exercise in the process). It?s not a bad way to work off all those baguettes you?ll be eating later.
3. Notre Dame Cathedral
There?s no mistaking it — the Notre Dame is an impressive place, and you can easily spend a few hours here with your kids. The building itself is over 800 years old! And perfect for kids, there is also a playground right behind the Notre Dame. If you?re interested in even more ancient history, you can check out the remains of the old Roman City of Lutetia, which is preserved by the entrance to the church. Prepare your kids for this visit by re-watching the Disney classic, The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
4. Opt for Paris Luxury Apartments
Where will you stay during your tour of Paris? If you?re going to travel with kids, you may want to opt for a centrally located apartment. This will make it easier to cook cheap, kid friendly meals, and getting ready in the morning is going to be less of a hassle.
Do you want to travel with kids? Let us know if you have any ideas for additional tips!