Kid Jam

Kid Jam

11 Rue du Dr Roux, 75015 Paris, France
11 Rue du Docteur Roux Paris Île-de-France 75015 FR

Metro: Pasteur (lines 6 and 12)

Created and run by American opera singer Valerie Beatson, Kid Jam offers an introduction to singing for babies and children in a fun and bilingual (French/English) environment. Children and their accompanying adults learn international songs, lullabies and finger-plays while expressing themselves with percussive instruments, props and musical games.

En plus, KidJam’s classes are open to all children, even those with special-needs. New classes like BodyJam, taught by movement specialist Corinne Ott, allow these kids to get their much-needed social activities and integrated therapy. And with the help of Association SPRINT France, psychologists volunteer to come shadow (aid, in France, they are called AVS (Auxiliaire Vie Scolaire) these kids in music and movement classes, for an optimum experience.

READ ABOUT KIDJAM in our Ultimate Guide After-School and Weekend Activities!

32 Rue du Général Bertrand, 75007 Paris, France 0.59 km
+33 (0)1 53 69 05 58+33 (0)1 53 69 05 58

Metro: Sèvres Lecourbe (line 6), Duroc (line 10 and 13)

Osteopath with a gentle, magic touch. Works with children and adults.

141 Avenue de Suffren, 75007 Paris, France 0 km

Founded in 1954, École Jeannine Manuel has now become the largest non-denominational independent school in France. With a mission to promote international understanding through the bilingual education of a multicultural community of students and parents, they now educate 2,900 students, representing over 65 nationalities, between their Paris and Lille locations.

For new non-French speaking students beginning in CE1 (~age 7) and up to seconde (~age 15), enrollment takes place in “adaptation” classes where they follow a one-year French immersion program. Further special instruction in French continues for another additional year including three additional hours of French each week and individual support, as required.

They have 4 locations in Paris and boarding opportunities at their Lille, France location.

8 Rue Léon Delhomme, 75015 Paris, France 0.92 km

Metro: Vaugirard or Convention (line 12)

Everyone in the culinary world has heard of the Cordon Bleu cooking school for professional chefs. Here, kids from 8 to 12 can also learn to develop their culinary skills in fun workshops (translated into English), or organize a birthday party to share the fun with their friends.

For more after-school and weekend activity ideas, check out our ultimate guide to kid’s activities!

100 Rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris, France 0.98 km

Metro: Duroc (lines 10 and 13), Vaneau (line 10)

A classical dance school whose unique philosophy combined with a high standard for its teachings have made it the largest private dance school in Europe. Created in 1997 by American, Brooke Desnöes, she brings joy to the discipline of ballet dance. The school opens its doors to aspiring dancers from ages 4 to 21 years old and offers recreational, pre-professional and trainee programs, as well as master classes, workshops and summer intensive programs.

19 Rue Oudinot, 75007 Paris, France 1 km
+33 (0)1 46 41 26 57+33 (0)1 46 41 26 57

Metro: Duroc (lines 10 and 13)

English-speaking Dr. Guglielmina specializes in gynecology and gynecologic surgery, with a calm and very professional demeanor and gentle bedside manner, which can be hard to find in this country. Practices at the American Hospital of Paris and at this address on Wednesday mornings.

21-23 Rue de l'Amiral Roussin, 75015 Paris, France 1.01 km
+33 (0) 1 43 06 38 87+33 (0) 1 43 06 38 87

Metros: Cambronne (line 6), Vaugirard (line 12)

A wide offering of courses for adults and children of all ages, from Monday through Saturday. Children’s classes run the gamut from baby gym (1 year and up) to fencing and multiple martial arts disciplines (Aïkido, Judo, Karate, Kung Fu, Self Defense, Viet-Vo-Dao). They even offer dance classes (baby dance, street dance, hip-hop) and Circus/Acrobatics. For adults, all the martial arts, plus Zumba, Salsa, Classical Dance and Modern Jazz.

23 Rue de Cronstadt, 75015 Paris, France 0 km
+33 (0)1 45 63 62 22+33 (0)1 45 63 62 22

Ecole Internationale Bilingue (EIB) Paris is a bilingual network of schools which welcomes international students of more than 70 nationalities in its 5 co-educational and secular schools, located in central Paris. EIB offers a bilingual education to students from Preschool (Maternelle) through High School, according to the British, American and IB qualifications.

EIB’s four campuses in the 8th and 16th arrondissements follow the official program of the French Ministry of Education (hence it is sous-contrat with the State and tuition is partially subsidized), with daily lessons in English at various levels.

EIB Victor Hugo campus follows an English-language, international curriculum, with daily French lessons at all levels, and in September 2015 they introduced a new curriculum taught in English, French and Russion for Middle School Russian speaking students (aged 11 to 14).

Contact individual schools for further information.

102 Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris, France 1.19 km
+33 (0)1 43 20 14 20+33 (0)1 43 20 14 20

Metro: Vavin (line 4)

Imagine sipping your café au lait and reading your Sunday newspaper quietly in one of Paris’ most iconic and legendary Art Deco brasseries. Known for being frequented by politicians, artists, the literati and glitterati over the years, La Coupole is a popular tourist stop, but mornings are a tranquil time to go for a traditional French breakfast of coffee, juice and a basket of fresh croissants and pains au chocolats. English menus and wi-fi are a plus.

FIND MORE brunch ideas in our: “15 Best Weekend Brunches in and Around Paris”

38 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris, France 1.32 km
+33 1 44 39 81 00+33 1 44 39 81 00
Metro: Sevres Babylone (lines 10 & 12)
Boasting 3000 m2 of space and over 30,000 products, this is a gourmet international food shopping experience. Part of the illustrious Bon Marché department store, it features fresh produce, a wide selection of globally sourced groceries, wine, a section of fresh prepared foods to take away if you don’t have time to cook, a bakery, and catering (traiteur) service for parties of all sizes. Valet parking and underground parking available at the Bon Marché.
(Note: For those who live on the Rive Droite, you’ll be happy to know that a new Grande Epicerie is scheduled to open in Fall 2017 on rue de Passy in the 16th arrondissement.)


24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris 0 km
+33 (0) 1 42 82 12 80+33 (0) 1 42 82 12 80

Homesick Brits love this popular, English style bakery-cafe with four establishments around Paris serving a wide variety of homemade cakes, scones, quiches and fresh bread. A favorite treat is the carrot cake with icing made from organic quality ingredients. They also serve organic salads and soups and brunch on weekends. The original Rose Bakery is located on the rue des Martyrs in the 9th arrondissement, a street made popular by its numerous resident artisans and specialty shops.

For more brunch recommendations, read our article:  “15 Best Weekend Brunches in and Around Paris”

1 Avenue de Lowendal, 75007 Paris, France 1.4 km
+33 (0)1 45 63 18 43+33 (0)1 45 63 18 43

Metro: École Militaire (line 8), Saint François Xavier (line 13)

A well-known GP to the Anglophone community in Paris. She has special interest and experience in women’s health issues, as well as travel medicine, an interdisciplinary specialty concerned with the prevention and management of health problems associated with travel. For many of our commuting expats, a consultation can help avoid major discomfort and possible sickness when working or visiting abroad.

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66 Boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris, France 1.41 km

Métro: Rennes (line 12), Sèvres Babylone (lines 10/12)

Free PersephoneStep into this oasis of eternal spring and you’ll feel all your tensions melt away. As the first fragrance day spa in Paris, every treatment Free Persephone offers – from manis and pedis to facial treatments and full body massages – is around fragrant themes: aromatic, citrus, or floral, depending on your mood.

This unique space, with a salon du thé and small perfumery, was created to allow women to escape from the “wintery underworld” of life’s daily grind to rediscover spring any time of the year. Bring a friend, get treated like goddesses,  then linger over delicate teas and friendly conversations. You can even privatize the space for a bachelorette party, birthday or other private event.

Prices: 18€ for a 10-min mini-massage; 34€ and up for manis/pedis; 96€ and up for facial and body treatments.

Read our review of Free Persephone HERE!

4 Rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris, France 1.44 km

Metro: Vavin (line 4)

A fixture in the expat community in Paris since 1949, AWG Paris is the longest standing organization of American women in France. It welcomes all English-speaking women of any nationality. With a mission to foster and encourage social, educational and cultural activities among English-speaking women in France, whether you will be in Paris for a month, a year, or a lifetime, AWG Paris could be the place for you!

4 Rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris, France 1.44 km
+33 (0)1 47 20 24 15+33 (0)1 47 20 24 15

Metro: Vavin (line 4)

Founded in 1973 as an international, non-partisan association with members in 46 countries. Advocates on vital topics that affect overseas Americans such as: taxation, absentee voting, citizenship, representation, Social Security, and Medicare.

10 Rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris, France 1.51 km

Metro: La Motte Picquet Grenelle (lines 6, 8, 10)

One of Paris’ oldest Anglophone associations bringing together expats, new and old, through year round cultural, educational and social activities and events. WICE keeps the mind sharp, the body active and the spirit alive. Join the internationally known writer’s workshop, book club, learn a language or participate in an art class, walking tour or wine tasting.

27 Rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris, France 1.51 km
+33 (0)1 45 48 83 79+33 (0)1 45 48 83 79

Launched in 1993 by Philippe Daraux, Mis en Demeure collections offer a high-end vision of decoration based on a rich heritage of craftsmanship. Building unique ambiance with classical roots and multiple references to the French Decorative Arts, their new designs are adapted to contemporary expectations.

Showroom locations worldwide.

99 Rue Notre Dame des Champs, 75006 Paris, France 1.54 km

Metro: Vavin (line 4), Raspail (lines 4 and 6), Port-Royal (RER B)

Oh My Princess! is every little girl’s fantasy brought to life. Picture dazzling silk gowns in every color, Alice in Wonderland-inspired porcelain tea sets, and a pink dressing table fit for a princess – all set within the magical Le Petit Boudoir in Paris’ 6ème arrondissement. But it’s not just about looking pretty, Oh My Princess also hosts unique leadership workshops for young girls, to reinforce their self confidence. Activities are led in English or French.

** SPECIAL GIFT FOR INSPIRELLE READERS: Book any session at Oh My Princess and get a free, giant coloring poster (worth 19€) when you mention INSPIRELLE!

10 Rue Daguerre, 75014 Paris, France 1.59 km
+33 (0)6 64 72 26 83+33 (0)6 64 72 26 83

Metro : Denfert-Rochereau (Lines 6, 4 & RER B)

Using the Palo Alto systemic model, Alexia is there to help you resolve your most troublesome life or work problem. She is an expert problem solver whose passion is to get people unstuck. Through laser-focused questions, discussion of an alternative vision and a strategic mindset, together with your own expertise on how the problem recurs, Alexia will help you design your own totally customized plan to get yourself out of that seemingly insurmountable rut.

She gives regular talks (in both English and French) and workshops in Paris on such topics including; How to Help Your Bullied Child fight back and Grow your sales by overcoming obstacles.

Also, read her INSPIRELLE article here: Child Bullying: How to Help Your Child Stand Up for Himself.

104 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris, France 1.61 km
33 (0)1 45 44 41 1733 (0)1 45 44 41 17

As a new concept over 20 years ago, Blanc d’Ivoire creates new furniture designs that mix together the past with the newest trends. With their elegant and simple style these pieces can easily fit in any room of a your home.

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