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Daytrips From Paris

Paris makes a good base for exploring the rest of France and even parts of Europe. Here are four family-friendly daytrips you can take from Paris. Palace of Versailles About an hour by train from the heart of Paris, the Palace of Versailles served as the French royal residence from 1682 until the French Revolution […]

6 Best Cities Around the World for a Family Picnic

As the weather warms up, get outside with a blanket, basket of goodies and the entire family. Here are the six best cities for your next family picnic. New York City New York City offers many a green oasis beyond the concrete jungle. We’re not just talking Central Park, either (though Central Park is well […]

Shangri-La Hotel, Paris

Close-up view of the Eiffel Tower. Landscaped gardens. An indoor swimming pool. Vegetarian and vegan wellness menus. And a butler and babysitting services. Oh yes, the elegant and sophisticated, 5-star Shangri-La Hotel welcomes families in regal style. The cast-iron gateway, the imposing porte-cochere, the domed foyer and grand stairway at this Monument Historique feels like […]

Best of Paris for Families

Sure you can take a daytrip to Disneyland Paris, just 20 miles east of the city, but why fly all that way to see Mickey and friends when there’s so much to do and see in Paris proper? From quintessential sites like the Eiffel Tower to unbelievable parks and riverboat cruises, Paris has something for […]

Relais Bernard Loiseau

I’m an unabashed Francophile, a former French teacher and a frequent traveler to France. After seven trips to Burgundy, traveling by car and on barge and riverboat cruises with my late husband or with friends, I returned alone, last September, to experience the vendange (grape harvest). I was in the vineyards and wine cellars at […]

Where to Stay with Kids in Paris

One of the world’s most popular cities for tourists, Paris has plenty of hotels. But European hotel rooms are famously small, so finding one with family-sized rooms, connecting rooms or even ones large enough for a roll-away bed can be a bit trickier. Add the high prices that well-located hotels in any popular city charge […]