Today I have the pleasure of inviting Agnes and Olivia, the founders of Familin’Paris to share their recommendations for a magical Christmas in Paris with toddlers. Here are their suggestions.
Christmas of course is a magical time for children. At this peculiar time of the year, Paris turns itself to million of lights and really becomes the City of Light for the delight of youngs and olders as well. So let’s dress warmly our todlers and let them admire the Christmas lights.
Some ideas and suggestions to enjoy Paris at Christmas time with young children:
Without question, the Champs-Elysées illuminations are the most famous and most beautiful ones. Do not miss them. As you are on the Champs-Elysées, don’t forget to give a small hook by Disneystore shop (44 Avenue. Champs Élysées), a key shopping store in the neighborhood. The smallest will be fascinated in front of their favorite heroes.
At end of the stroll, they are offered an apple candy or cotton candy as they pass through the many Christmas markets.
For the more adventurous, we recommend a ride on the big wheel at the Place de la Concorde. One of the best way to see Paris from above and to please mom and dad …
Another must to be done at this time of the year in Paris is to take a look at the windows of the Department stores : you can see them at the Galeries Lafayette, Printemps and Bon Marché. They are gorgous and different each year.
For all children, Paris offers free rides on carrousels in all of its “arrondissements” : one can choose between wooden horses or rockets. It depends on your style !
And because it is rarely open to the public, do not miss The Wonderful Festival at the Carnival Arts Museum (musée des arts forains). There, you will find beautiful old carousels on which children have the right to climb exceptionally.
Erratum December 11th: we announced “Jour de Fête au Grand Palais” but Grand Palais does not transform into a funfair but into a giant skating rink. We apologize for this mistake.
|About Familin’Paris :
Familin’Paris is a website designed for those traveling to Paris with their children.
Olivia and Agnes are the two co-founders of Familin’Paris.
They’ve known each other for a long time and wanted to change career and embark on a joint project.
They are both mothers and travelers and experience has shown them that usual tour guides do not always meet expectations regarding travels with kids. Therefore, the idea of a website that would help families who want to explore, visit and enjoy Paris with their children was obvious. Familin’Paris was launched in 2013.
A site www.familinparis.com
A blog: www.familinparis.fr/blog
A Facebook page: www.facebook.com/FamilinParis
A Twitter account: twitter.com/FamilinParis