Musée de la Poupée (Doll Museum)

Musée de la Poupée (Doll Museum)

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5-7 Impasse Berthaud, 75003 Paris, France
5-7 Impasse Berthaud Paris Île-de-France 75003 FR
+33 (0)1 42 72 73 11+33 (0)1 42 72 73 11

Metro: Rambuteau (line 11)

Make a dream come true for doll lovers by taking them to the Musée de la Poupée in the Marais. Imagine finding over 500 of the finest French dolls, from 1800 to today, on display in their best finery and accessories! Admire the furnished miniature dollhouses. From baby dolls to Barbie, learn about the evolution of the doll and understand why she is your little girl’s eternal best friend.

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

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141 Rue Saint-Martin, 75004 Paris, France 0.23 km
+33 (0) 1 42 78 35 00+33 (0) 1 42 78 35 00

Metro: Rambuteau (line 11)

Try Riad Nejma in the heart of the 4th arrondissment of Paris for a hot, cold and sugary brunch buffet Middle Eastern style. Buffet means you can try all the delicious offerings from Barh’il (thousand hole crepes) to Seffai (sugared semoule with almonds and raisins, and briouats (flake pastry filled with tuna, cheese or chicken) as well as a variety of salads.

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

41 Rue du Temple, 75004 Paris, France 0.23 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!

69 Rue des Gravilliers, 75003 Paris, France 0.31 km

Metro: Arts et Métiers (lines 3 and 11)

It’s not often that you walk into a restaurant that looks like you’re in a shabby chic, Parisian apartment; but when you do, you’re in for a real treat. Here, you’ll find guests drinking, dining and flirting in the bedroom, living room, dining room or boudoir, making themselves quite literally “at home”. There’s even a Ping-Pong table and a smoking room hidden behind a mirrored wardrobe… très chic.

15 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris, France 0.42 km

Metro: Hôtel de Ville (line 2)

If you are looking for an artisanal ice cream shop that still makes ice cream by hand and is run by one of the best ice cream craftsmen in France, then Une Glace à Paris is the place for you! With flavors like Smoked Vanilla Bean from India, Avocado, Baba au Rhum and Thé Vert Matcha, one has a hard time choosing !

9 Rue du Temple, 75004 Paris, France 0.44 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!

52 Rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris, France 0.49 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)

60 Rue Réaumur, 75003 Paris, France 0.55 km
+33 (0)1 53 01 82 00+33 (0)1 53 01 82 00

Metro: Arts et Métiers (line 3)

A wonderful little museum exhibiting over 2,400 inventions, from scientific instruments to energy to communication and transportation. Guided tours and numerous demonstrations and workshops are organized regularly throughout the year.

39 Rue du Roi de Sicile, 75004 Paris, France 0.57 km
01 42 77 08 6401 42 77 08 64

Metro: Hôtel de Ville (line 1)

Italian ice cream in Paris!  If you are craving fantastic gelato without the train trip to Italy, POZETTO is the place to go! You order from a counter outside while practicing your Italian pronunciations, then pay inside where you can either sit down or take it to go to further wander through the streets of the enchanting Marais, one of the oldest parts of Paris.

Paris, France 0.58 km

INSPIRELLE trusts owner Vincent Gowry with all its driving anywhere! He runs a topnotch chauffeur driven car service with a fleet of cars, vans and minibus to accommodate any number of passengers and baggage. Drivers all speak English and perform concierge services to make your day and movement as smooth as possible.

Paris, France 0.58 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.

Paris, France 0.58 km

A non-profit organization of English-speaking and bilingual professionals who work with children of all ages with special needs. The network of specialists share their knowledge and resources to help families in Paris find the appropriate support to enable their child to thrive. The website has a thorough directory of all the professional members in the SPRINT organization to help families, schools and professors seeking guidance and study new ideas. SPRINT also provides counseling, and organizes lectures in and around Paris.

 

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

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

Paris, France 0.58 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 0.58 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 0.58 km

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

Paris, France 0.58 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 0.58 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 0.58 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 about Michelle’s work here: “Discover Mindful Fashion With a Closet Guru”

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