Exploring Paris as a family is a treasured journey, where the city’s romantic charm seamlessly merges with its appeal to both children and adults. Through our extensive experience with families, we’ve come to realize the importance of crafting moments that resonate with young adventurers and their grown-up counterparts. This itinerary pays homage to the enchantment that Paris offers families, where world-class museums, delectable cuisine, and iconic landmarks provide the canvas upon which unforgettable stories of laughter, discovery, and love are painted for a lifetime.
Day 1: A Grand Parisian Welcome
Bonjour and welcome to the City of Lights, where laughter and endless adventures await! Your Parisian escapade commences with a special touch as your family disembarks from the plane. Here to greet you is a luxurious Mercedes, chauffeured by a friendly English-speaking guide eager to whisk you away in comfort and style. From the airport to your hotel, every moment is imbued with excitement and anticipation.
Looking to add a touch of glamour to your arrival? Opt for the Meet & Greet service, ensuring a seamless journey through security and immigration, with your luggage expertly taken care of, leaving you free to revel in the joy of togetherness.
Upon checking in at your hotel, take some time to relax before embarking on your Parisian adventure. As the sun begins to set, prepare for a magical experience along the Seine River. Picture yourselves gliding upon the water in a private Venetian boat, with the whole family savoring a 2.5-hour cruise. And what’s more? A delightful 3-course dinner, complete with beverages and Champagne (for the grown-ups), is part of the enchantment. To immortalize this moment, a skilled photographer will capture your smiles against the backdrop of the shimmering Eiffel Tower.
Day 2: The Louvre, History, and Family Adventures
Awake to a day brimming with art, history, and the promise of adventure. Commence your morning at the magnificent Louvre Museum, where you’ll embark on a journey of wonder. Beat the crowds and engage in an exhilarating treasure hunt guided by a friendly expert. Hunt for treasures like the renowned Mona Lisa and the elegant Venus de Milo, all while creating cherished family memories.
Lunchtime is a treat, whether at the iconic Angelina or another charming cafe nearby. Recharge and prepare for more exciting experiences.
The afternoon offers a choice of thrilling activities. Step back in time with a medieval Paris-themed walking tour, where tales of knights, dames, and intriguing historical figures come to life. Or, if you’re fans of “Emily in Paris,” embark on a delightful adventure tracing the footsteps of the show’s characters. Engage in games and discussions that bring French culture to life, all while a professional photographer captures the joy of your journey.
Day 3: Enchanting Versailles with your kids – Explore like a Royal
Expand your adventure with a day trip to the Palace of Versailles, a realm of opulence and history. Accompanied by a private guide, delve into the Palace, exploring the King’s State Apartments and the breathtaking Hall of Mirrors. To keep the young ones engaged, a special game awaits them, ensuring their enchantment throughout the tour.
Continue your day in Versailles by immersing your family in a captivating etiquette class for kids. A savoir-faire specialist will introduce your children to the art of French table manners, unveiling the secrets of elegant dining. Where better than Versailles, the birthplace of etiquette, to embark on a journey of refinement, uncovering the origins and fundamental rules of lifestyle, elegance, and the art of entertaining in the quintessential French manner?
Day 4: Tastes of Paris and Au Revoir for Now
Your final day in Paris is a celebration of tastes and wonders. Embark on a culinary adventure in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, a charming neighborhood that’s a haven for food enthusiasts. Your kids will explore a world of flavors with cheese, charcuterie, pastries, and chocolate. Your private food guide will share stories and insights, making this experience not only delicious but also educational and fun.
As your adventure reaches its heartwarming conclusion, bid adieu to Paris, carrying with you cherished memories and the promise of future explorations. As you depart for now, remember to do it the French way – à très bientôt!
Kid-friendly hotels in Paris recommended by Carsons Travel Concierge:
- Le Meurice, a quintessential Parisian gem, offers a family-friendly oasis amidst the city’s elegance. With spacious, thoughtfully designed suites and attentive staff, this hotel ensures that young travelers feel right at home. The “Little Royals” program offers delightful amenities and tailored experiences, making Le Meurice an enchanting retreat for families exploring the heart of Paris.
- Kimpton St Honore: Kimpton St Honore exudes a warm, welcoming ambiance that extends to its youngest guests. This chic boutique hotel in the heart of Paris is a haven for families, offering interconnecting rooms, cribs, and even pet-friendly services for those traveling with furry friends. T
- Grand Powers: Grand Powers blends timeless Parisian elegance with a family-friendly ethos. Their spacious suites provide ample room for families to spread out and relax. The “Little Explorers” program includes thoughtful amenities for children, making Grand Powers a refined yet kid-friendly choice in the heart of the city.
- Le Cinq Codet: Le Cinq Codet welcomes families with open arms, offering beautifully designed suites that provide ample space and comfort. The hotel’s central location in the 7th arrondissement makes it an ideal base for exploring Paris with children.