Musée de la Magie (Museum of Magic)

Musée de la Magie (Museum of Magic)

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11 Rue Saint-Paul, 75004 Paris, France
11 Rue Saint-Paul Paris Île-de-France 75004 FR
+33 (0)1 42 72 13 26+33 (0)1 42 72 13 26

Metro: Pont Marie (line 7)

Stop by the Musée de la Magie for a tour from a wizard or one of the museum’s favorite magic shows. Located in the Marais, this quirky museum is full of amazing artifacts illustrating the history and magic of the art of illusion. Examine antique magicians’ props and gadgets, learn about stunning optical illusions and how to stump your friends with a slight of hand.

As mentioned in our Guide to After School and Weekend Activities or in 15 Indoor Activities for Children in Paris on Rainy Days!

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20 Rue Saint-Paul, 75004 Paris, France 0.06 km
+33 1 42 77 68 29+33 1 42 77 68 29

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Offering a large selection of American grocery store favorites, including kitchen and baking accessories. At Thanksgiving time, they sell fresh turkeys, hams, cranberries, homemade desserts and other seasonal treats.

92 Rue Saint-Antoine, 75004 Paris, France 0 km
+33 (0)1 45 22 32 47+33 (0)1 45 22 32 47

One of the largest and most varied selection of white porcelain pieces, plus more, with 5 locations in Paris.

4 Rue Malher, 75004 Paris, France 0.27 km

An authentic American diner serving breakfast all day, juicy hamburgers, homemade chile con carne, bagels, and much more!

READ MORE IN OUR “Top 15 Weekend Brunches in and Around Paris” article!

6 Rue Pavée, 75004 Paris, France 0.31 km
+33 (0)1 44 61 04 20+33 (0)1 44 61 04 20

Founded in 1995 by Françoise Dorget in the Marais district, Caravane’s collection are a mix of bohemian and modern.  The furniture along with the lighting, handcrafted objects and textiles are a source of inspiration for everyday interiors.

32 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75011 Paris, France 0.65 km
+33 (0)1 79 75 71 17+33 (0)1 79 75 71 17

Metro: Chemin Vert (line 8) Bastille (lines 1, 5 and 8)

A one-stop shop for all your child’s birthday party supplies and costumes. This store is 100% dedicated to children’s-themed parties. From Snow White and Cinderella to Spiderman or Ninja Turtles, they have something to suit almost any children’s theme. Visit this Paris location or order everything online!

38B Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75011 Paris, France 0.67 km
+33 (0)1 79 75 71 17 (then touch #3)+33 (0)1 79 75 71 17 (then touch #3)

Metro: Chemin Vert (line 8), Bastille (line 1, 5 and 8), Bréguet Sabin (line 5)

Part of the family of Viva Fiesta stores, this location offers 150m² of pure fantasy when it comes to finding your favorite disguise. Whether it’s for that special adults only soirée or your child’s birthday party, you’ll find plenty of options here. Order online for home delivery (4.99€, or free for purchases over 40€) or pick-up in the store.

 

52 Rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris, France 0.72 km
+33 (0)9 77 40 14 00+33 (0)9 77 40 14 00

Metro: Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 and 11)

We could spend hours in one of Paris’s original department stores, where you can find everything from high-end art supplies and stationery to an eclectic selection of lighting for your home, to curtains and doorknobs, or specialty items for home maintenance, decoration and repair, to clothing, shoes and accessories for the whole family. And in the summers you can enjoy evening drinks on the rooftop at the Perchoir Marais (entrance at 37 rue de la Verrerie)

Paris, France 0.76 km

American-born Jane Mobille has worked with adolescents in France for over two decades as a music teacher, educational admissions consultant and now as a life and career coach. Through private sessions or group workshops with peers, Jane encourages teenagers to speak their mind and make the best choices for themselves.

After completing studies she became a certified life and executive coach and today she not only coaches teens, but also managers and adults.

Read more about her philosophy and work in, Why Teens Will Talk to This Woman Before Opening Up to Parents and here: Teen Coach: Stupid is as Stupid Does.

Paris, France 0.76 km
+33 (0)1 58 60 00 53+33 (0)1 58 60 00 53

Whether you are a brand new mother needing some breastfeeding support or an “old” experienced mother anxious to start-up a career again in your adopted country, Message has the help you need. Established in 1984 by six English-speaking, expatriate women living in Paris, the association has grown to over 2000 members in 30 years. Their goal is to provide support and a network for English–speaking parents living in Paris.

Paris, France 0.76 km

She sees herself as a Closet Guru who applies the principles of Feng Shiu on your closet to help you feel beautiful. And her powerful influence doesn’t involve an overhaul of your wardrobe or a wild new shopping spree! Michelle Pozon is a Paris-based personal stylist who believes a woman is at her best when she doesn’t follow fashion trends.

Read more here: “Discover Mindful Fashion With a Closet Guru”

Paris, France 0.76 km

Secrets of Paris was created in 1999 by American-born travel journalist and guidebook author Heather Stimmler-Hall to share the “hidden side of the City of Lights”. Heather and her team of handpicked guides enjoy breaking away from convention to offer private customized tours that reveal the city’s unknown historical past, visit hidden monuments, try new hotspots and explore French habits and social attitudes.

Paris, France 0.76 km
+33 (0)1 47 36 00 98+33 (0)1 47 36 00 98

If you can’t lose weight without support, turn to I Love My Diet Coach, a personalized counseling service in French with a nutritionist over the phone once a week backed up by on-line advice, menus and recipes. It is the only diet regime available in France that is 100 % reimbursed by your health insurance Mutuelle.

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Meet the savviest
eSafety expert we know: Elizabeth Milovidov – an American lawyer and foremost European consultant on Internet safety who shows children, parents and educators how to get the most from the Internet, safely.

On her website, Digital Parenting Coach, you will find free tips and information about workshops and downloadable guidebooks for parents who want to learn about the benefits and risks of Internet, social media and technology.

She is also a dynamic speaker on Internet safety issues, a part-time eSafety consultant at European Schoolnet and an independent expert on children’s rights and Internet for the Council of Europe.

Read her story: “Meet a Cyberspace Cop Protecting You from Internet Abuse” and find her biography and articles written for INSPIRELLE HERE

Paris, France 0.76 km

Get your FREE 12-week fitness program – beginner, intermediate and “no time for fitness.” Learn from experts around the world how to achieve greater fitness and well-being with this informative website and community of women of all ages.

Check out their book too: “Lessons from France – Eating, Fitness, Family.”

Rita Golstein-Galperin is a multicultural expat living in Paris and a Career Makeover Strategist® for expat women.

She created Expat Renaissance to help women rediscover, reinvent and redefine their professional-awesome-self while thriving overseas! Combining her honed strategic problem solving skills and widely interdisciplinary background as lawyer, entrepreneur, public policy professional, economist and lecturer she helps women get unstuck and embrace new opportunities abroad, whether in the job market or starting (and growing) their own business.

Paris, France 0.76 km
+33 (0)1 42 21 09 77+33 (0)1 42 21 09 77

The same team that brought us Deco-Smart, now offers this online shopping portal exclusively for lighting products. It’s that beautiful lamp, above all, that gives your rooms that ambiance and tone you desire when choosing your interior design.

Paris, France 0.76 km

Drawing from both professional and personal experience, Isabelle offers intercultural coaching that helps you better understand both French culture and administration, as well as focusing on improving language and communication skills. Isabelle lived 10 years in the United States before returning to Paris. She works closely with many international companies based in France to help their overseas staff adjust to their new French environment. She particularly enjoys helping individuals in private sessions.

Her bi-cultural coaching can make it easier and more rewarding for you to live and work in France!

Paris, France 0.76 km

If you, or your little Serena Williams or Rafael Nadal, want to perfect your serve, Tennis Action usually has openings all year long for players of all ages and all levels.

They offer weekly classes which run from October through May, as well as intensive stages during the major school holidays. You can also request one free trial class.

Bonus: You get FREE membership to all Forest Hill fitness centers and swimming pools at Aquaboulevard for the duration of your course.

8 locations in Paris, plus Nanterre and Meudon-la-Forêt.

Paris, France 0.76 km

An informal organization for the exchange of news and information. Provides a comprehensive directory listing of more than a hundred English-speaking service groups and associations in the Paris region.

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