A Bonjour’s Ten Favorites for Families

In honor of the recently published, A Bonjour's Family Guide to Paris, here are ten of our favorite outings in Paris. 

1) The Luxembourg Garden is fun for children of all ages. They have one of the best playgrounds in Paris and I think even my teenager would still love to push a sailboat around the Grand Basin. 

2) The kids think the steak and frites at Le Relais de l'Entrecôte are the best in town. Some might consider this steak restaurant a bit "touristy", but we all savor the fixed price menu of fries, steak and salad. They open at 7pm, so plan on getting in line by 6:30pm or wait until much later to get a table.

3) Museums can sometimes be a hard sell to my kids. But we were pleasantly surprised at how much we all enjoyed the Musée Marmottan Monet. It is worth the trip to the 16th arrondissement, particularly if you like Monet. More information here

4) The whole family is always excited to get a roasted chicken and potatoes from a fresh produce market in Paris. More information can be found here.

5) Arènes de Lutèce is a fun place to kick a ball around in the 5th arrondissement. A fun fact, it was once an open arena where long-ago gladiators fought lions.

6) Crêperies are always high on our list for an evening out. More information here

7) Boat tours in the Seine are a nice way to see the major sights of Paris from a different perspective. More information here

8) Fat Tire Bike Tours has a good tour (with helmets included), but be warned you ride for a bit in Paris traffic.

9) Want dinner with a view of the Eiffel Tower? Skip the restaurants and have a picnic in the Champ-de-Mars (the green lawn behind the Eiffel Tower). 

10) We all had a great time riding bikes at Versailles! Pack a picnic, grab the RER train and rent bikes for the whole family once you arrive at Versailles. More information can be found here.

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