France

5 Family Friendly Cafes in Paris

Paris with a baby or toddler

This guest post was written by Camille Spanjaard of baby’tems where you can rent all your baby equipment needs while visting Paris.

Yes, Paris IS kid-friendly! As a Parisian mom and founder of baby’tems, I can guarantee families traveling with kids will have fun in the city. But of course, most of the addresses Parisian families visit are not in the travel guides. Here are my Top 5 100% family-friendly cafes in Paris, places where no one will look at you strangely when entering with a stroller or young children, where you’ll be able to relax, enjoy, take time and let your kids move and play! 

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Paris Attractions – Stroller vs Baby Carrier

Paris with a baby

Bringing a stroller on your trip to Paris can be worth the effort, despite what your internet research might tell you.  Be prepared to carry it up and down a lot of the stairs if you use the metro, but you’ll be glad you had it for many of the attractions.  For other attractions, you’ll want to leave it behind and just bring your baby in the baby carrier.

Here are our recommendations for 5 top attractions in Paris:

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5 Paris Playgrounds Every Parent Should Know About

Paris Playgrounds

We knew prior to our trip that our daily itinerary would need to incorporate sufficient play time for our 14 month old daughter. We had hoped she would tolerate our sightseeing as long as she was given ample opportunity to burn off some energy. We had not researched any specific play areas to take our daughter to in advance of our trip but instead assumed we would just stop by the nearest park each day. Our map showed plenty of green areas marked as “Jardins”. Great plan, right?

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