Les Petits Cordons Bleus

Les Petits Cordons Bleus

8 Rue Léon Delhomme, 75015 Paris, France
8 Rue Léon Delhomme Paris Île-de-France 75015 FR

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!

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.

21-23 Rue de l'Amiral Roussin, 75015 Paris, France 0.76 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.

11 Rue du Dr Roux, 75015 Paris, France 0.92 km

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!

141 Avenue de Suffren, 75007 Paris, France 1.68 km
70 Rue du Théâtre, 75015 Paris, France 1.16 km
65 Rue du Théâtre, 75015 Paris, France 1.22 km
15 Rue Edgar Faure, 75015 Paris, France 1.32 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.

10 Rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris, France 1.26 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.

32 Rue du Général Bertrand, 75007 Paris, France 1.35 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.

129 Bis Rue Saint-Charles, 75015 Paris, France 1.41 km

The merveilleux (marvelous) is a small cake that originated in Belgium and is now found in France and some US cities. Baker, Frédéric Vaucamp, fell in love with the cakes at an early age. His famous cakes are now sold in 5 locations in Paris as well as numerous other locations across Europe and in New York City.

79 Rue Saint-Charles, 75015 Paris, France 1.45 km
+33 (0)1 70 69 42 49+33 (0)1 70 69 42 49

Metro: Charles Michel (line 10)

Known for their manis and pedis, My Color also has a Beauty Bar where you can get 30-minute flash facials, which include a remise en beauté to touch up your hair and make up before you head out for a night on the town. They also do waxing (épilation).

5 Rue Beaugrenelle, 75015 Paris, France 0 km
+33 (0)805 98 0034+33 (0)805 98 0034

You know Zara Women’s and Men’s affordable clothing stores so visit the chain’s home furnishings boutiques throughout Paris. Discover attractive collections of small furniture, decorative objects for the bathroom and kitchen and a textile selection (bed linen, tablecloths, towels, throw covers).

15 Rue George Bernard Shaw, 75015 Paris, France 1.64 km
+33 (0) 1 71 50 58 86+33 (0) 1 71 50 58 86

Metro: Dupleix (line 6)

A friendly, bilingual and international “edutainment” center which offers a variety of activities for kids from 3 to 10 and parents in English and French, including: after school and Wednesday activities, holiday camps, art and music, baby gym and kids yoga (pre and post natal yoga for moms), theatre classes. If you live in the area, you can also arrange for one of their animateurs to pick up your child from school and supervise homework at the center.

Find out all the scoop in our ultimate guide to kid’s activities!

11-13 Rue George Bernard Shaw, 75015 Paris, France 1.65 km

Metro: Dupleix (line 6)

For their next birthday party, kids 6 and up can invite their friends to become patissiers for 90 minutes as they don chef’s aprons and learn to bake bread. They leave with the yummy fruits of their labor and a diploma in hand.

Wednesdays – Sundays

19 Rue Linois, 75015 Paris, France 0 km

Madura creates collections with the aim to give pleasure and to make interior design easy, enjoyable and approachable. Together with their vast range of textiles, they also offer a wide selection of lamps, blinds and other accessories.

Numerous locations in Paris, around France, Europe and New York City.

44 Rue Emeriau, 75015 Paris, France 0 km

Who doesn’t like to bowl? There are several bowling alleys in Paris for great family fun, from the Bowling Mouffetard to Bowling Foch near the Champs Elysées or try La Quille’s “mini” bowling lane off rue Oberkampf, or the child-friendly lanes at Front de Seine in the 15th arrondissement which has lightweight balls for little ones 5 years and up.

Bowling is a great birthday party option as well. Check the lanes nearest you for their party packages.

Bowling Mouffetard:73 Rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 43 31 09 35

Bowling Foch:2 Avenue Foch, 75016 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 45 00 00 13

La Quille:111 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 43 55 87 21

Front de Seine: 44 Rue Emeriau, 75015 Paris
Tel:+33 (0)1 45 75 35 37


2 Rue de la Montagne de la Fage, 75015 Paris, France 1.71 km

Metro: Balard (line 8 and T3), Boulevard Victor (RER C)

What could be a better way of getting a bird’s eye view of Paris than to soar over the city in a hot-air balloon? Le Ballon de Paris has a montgolfier waiting for you in the Park André Citroen. Blast straight up 150 meters for an eye-popping aerial view of the French capital. Don’t forget to check the weather first!

12 Rue Linois, 75015 Paris 1.76 km

Metro: Charles Michels (line 10) Other ways to get there: CLICK HERE
Underground parking and valet parking available.

The spanking new Beaugrenelle shopping center is one of our favorite one-stop destinations in central Paris: a 50,000m2 modern shopping center and cinema complex in the 15th arrondissement.

Shoppers: Here you’ll find clothing, home furnishings, electronics, and pretty much everything you need for the whole family. We love the fact that you can shop international brands like Zara (the largest in France), Hollister and Sephora, French brands like Petit Bateau and Sandro, home furnishings at Maisons du Monde and Silvera, Japanese brands like Muji and Uniqlo, and much more, all under one roof. For your home and A/V needs you have Darty and FNAC, and you can even grocery shop at the Marks & Spencer food hall.

Hungry? Try the food court which offers a range of family-style restaurants such as Panasia, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Quindici Italian cuisine and Noura Middle Eastern food. Then top it off with a pastry from La Pâtisserie des Rêves.

A multiplex Gaumont Pathé cinema offers online bookings with your choice of seating–including love seats for snuggling up to someone.

Want to drop off your kids while you shop? Viens Jouer à la Maison offers workshops and an indoor playroom with regular activities to keep your little ones busy on Wednesdays and weekends!

Look for more activity ideas in our Guide to After School and Weekend Activities or in 15 Indoor Activities for Children in Paris on Rainy Days!

19 Rue Oudinot, 75007 Paris, France 1.78 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.

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