Happy Families

Happy Families

5 Rue du Cloître Saint-Merri, Paris, France
5 Rue du Cloître Saint-Merri Paris Île-de-France 75004 FR
+33 (0)1 40 29 89 99+33 (0)1 40 29 89 99

Metro: Châtelet (lines 1,4,7,11), Hôtel de Ville (line 1)

In a cute house just a few steps from the Centre Pompidou art museum, you’ll find the friendly Happy Families, where everything is considered for your children no matter what their age. Relax and have a coffee while young bubs can play in a safe and secure soft playroom, and then order healthy kid-friendly snacks from their cafe, which is equipped with high chairs. Need a break from the little ones? Their friendly staff will watch them while you have a haircut, a manicure, or a massage — and your kids can get their hair coiffed too. It’s also a great birthday party venue, where they offer value packages for up to 10 children with special themes and a party leader.

9 Rue du Temple, 75004 Paris, France 0.16 km

Metro: Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 and 11), Châtelet (lines 1, 4 and 7)

You’ll find all your costume and party supply needs in this jam-packed little gem in the heart of the Marais district, just beside the BHV department store. Look through their online catalogue first, then go imagine yourself dressed as a banana at your next side-splitting party!

41 Rue du Temple, 75004 Paris, France 0.19 km

Metro: Hôtel de Ville (line 1)

The Centre Danse du Marais offers over 40 different dance disciplines for children and adults, from beginners to the most advanced dancers. Choose from Classical ballet, African, Bollywood, Balinese, Belly dancing, Tap, Flamenco, Salsa, Tango, Hip Hop, Martial arts, Pilates, Yoga and much more. English is spoken.

Get more ideas about after-school and weekend activities in our ultimate guide to kid’s activities!

52 Rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris, France 0.25 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 0.27 km

Hayley sold her clinic in Florida to move to the City of Lights, where she runs Acupuncture In Paris (www.AcupunctureInParis.com). She’s given over 10,000 treatments to people on two continents, and loves the diversity of the work. When she’s not treating patients or writing about the benefits of Acupuncture, she’s exploring the city with her dog Codex, and enjoying the fabulous sights.

Get some questions answered in her article: Acupuncturist in Paris: Why Tiny Needles Can Offer Major Relief.

Paris, France 0.27 km

Gift IT card is the ideal present for anyone who’s hard to shop for. You can personalize a gift card in the denomination of your choice and allow them to select from one of Gift It’s unique Parisian partner boutiques.

Read more about this unique, time-saving website and it’s founder, Gillian Szaga, here: Too Busy to Shop for the Perfect Present? Try Gift IT

Paris, France 0.27 km

An experienced French to English translator for the audiovisual/literary world to ensure scripts, texts and messages are communicated properly.

Paris, France 0.27 km
+33 (0)6 61 34 14 76+33 (0)6 61 34 14 76

Marie de Tilly is a business etiquette and a French savoir-vivre coach. She offers training courses, tailor-made workshops and individual coaching sessions to help both individuals and professionals gain the confidence they are seeking in their personal and professional life in France.

Madame de Tilly masters to perfection manners and French “art de vivre” and gives conferences all around the world. She demystifies and clarifies the meaning of true good manners by adapting them to modern life. She also teaches manners at the EIML in Paris (International School of Luxury Marketing),  and  is a regular TV host in Stephane Bern’s daily show on French television.

Paris, France 0.27 km

A private co-opted membership club founded in 1996 to enable women of different nationalities living in and around Paris to share their cultures in a friendly environment. It offers a wide variety of activities and functions for members by members.

Paris, France 0.27 km

Do you love children’s books and writing or illustrating for children? Join SCBWI France, a professional association open to both published and unpublished writers/illustrators. SCBWI organizes a wide range of activities, including evenings with children’s book publishers, authors and illustrators, writers’ workshops, exhibitions of works by illustrators in the group and writing contests.

When you join, as a member, you benefit from preferential rates for participation in all SCBWI events worldwide, which offer an invaluable network for improving your craft and sharing your work.

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Paris, France 0.27 km


Paris for Seniors

Planning a visit to Paris for yourself, or someone who needs a bit of extra TLC? This unique Parisian tour operator makes the City of Light an accessible travel option for seniors and people who may have mobility or health issues by working with you to create personalized and comfortable travel plans.

Paris for Seniors will ensure you have a blast while helping you avoid cobblestones, curved staircases, uneven surfaces and maniacal drivers.

Read more about the founder of Paris for Seniors HERE and more about their travel services HERE.

Paris, France 0.27 km

Alannah is passionate about demystifying the world of website creation. She runs workshops to show ordinary, not especially technical people how they can create their own website or blog. Her books are available on Amazon (her latest, Create Your Own Website The Easy Way, will be out in Spring 2016) and you can visit her website at http://www.alannahmoore.com.

Paris, France 0.27 km

Interior Designer, Amanda Godfrey, has created Maison32 to be synonymous with creating modern, elegant living spaces and providing practical support for projects ranging from small apartments to entire houses and second homes, in addition to a special home staging service to prepare properties for sale.

All aspects of a scheme are considered and supervised, from flooring and window treatments to furniture layout and sourcing accessories.

Whether your life is busy or you simply need inspiration, Maison32 provides solutions from concept to completion.

Paris, France 0.27 km

Lynette Andersson is a Le Cordon Bleu Paris-trained Australian chef who provides personal catering for small events and private dinners, as well as one-on-one cooking classes in your home. Providing bespoke canapés for your small gathering, or a cocktail dinatoire for up to 30 people, Lynette removes the stress from entertaining.  Similarly, plan a delicious luncheon or dinner for up to 12 people with a personalised menu for you and your guests.

Or book a private cooking class in your own home – it’s a great way to master and learn more about French cuisine, or increase your own cooking repertoire!
Paris, France 0.27 km

Through Project M – Mind & Money, Yulin Lee, offers uniquely designed services for women in all stages of life to become financially independent. Her services include 1-on-1 private coaching, group coaching, accountability coaching as well as workshop and seminar training. As an expat who lived in Paris, France for many years, she understands how family displacements, career changes and a new environment can impact a woman’s life.

Visit her website to find out more about her services and read her article, Mind Your Money: Wake-up Call for Expat Women.

Paris, France 0.27 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 0.27 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 0.27 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 0.27 km

Joanne Archibald is a Paris-based life coach and writer. She is also a wife, mother, yogi, singer, patchworker, bookworm, Francophile, life-lover, and day seizer. She left the UK for France intending to stay just seven months and it’s now been 12 years… As a family coach and personal development writer, Joanne is dedicated to living life on purpose and helping others, particularly expat families in and around Paris, do the same.

For face-to-face, Skype or telephone coaching sessions in French or English, contact jo@joannearchibald.net. You can also follow her on Twitter @joarchibald and read more on her blog http://joannearchibald.net.

Read her article on INSPIRELLE, The Motherhood Diaries: Living with Chronic Fatigue.

A curated one stop on-line shopping guide, Nettement Chic brings beautiful e-shops and e-shoppers together. This is the IDEAL SITE to discover the BEST of on-line shopping: clothing, home decoration etc.

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