New and innovative reusable food pouches. Now available for purchase on Amazon.fr as well as numerous online children’s product websites – see possibilities on the Squiz website.
If you love some of INSPIRELLE‘s portraits and Paris photos, turn to professional photographer Alexis Duclos. One of our most fervent supporters, Alexis is an experienced award-winning photographer and video cameraman who can capture your individual and family portraits for business or personal use as well as produce corporate videos to enhance your company websites.
To consult his versatile work visit his website: http://www.alexisduclos.com
Charlotte Debeugny is a UK-Registered Nutritionist providing nutrition and health advice for individuals, groups and companies in the Ile de France region. She is a published author, and an authority on nutrition, health and diet. Charlotte co-authored the best-selling Le regime 5/2 à la française and Comment J’ai décroché du sucre.
Planning a wedding in France? Here’s your one-stop shop for everything to help make the day your prettiest yet! Experts in party supplies, with three locations in central Paris, this suburban location has all the themed materials for your fête, plus a huge selection of unique and beautiful items to deck out any wedding venue.
Visit their website for detailed driving directions from in and around Paris.
38 Quai de l'Écluse, 78290 Croissy-sur-Seine, France 15.7 km
At their two campuses (Junior and Senior) located in the western suburbs of Paris in the small market town of Croissy-sur-Seine, the British School of Paris is one of the largest and longest-running British international schools in the world. Established over sixty years ago, they follow an educational program based on the National Curriculum for England and Wales and are committed to encouraging their pupils to do and give of their best.
Here’s a place where you can let your kids run wild, jump and climb to their hearts’ content without attracting nasty glares from people around you. Acrochats runs two indoor adventure playgrounds just outside of Paris (Thiais and Plaisir), with climbing frames, ball pits and obstacles for kids up to 12 years old. You can also privatize their themed cabins for a birthday party and sit back and relax with a book in their café complete with wifi.
Acrochats Thiais Village
Tel: + 33 (0)1 56 70 60 10
Tel: +33 (0)1 34 89 98 73
Footballers of all ages head here to play soccer year round. Adults can book the pitches at multiple locations around Paris online.
Kids 5 to 14 years will love the caché of training at this soccer school, which is affiliated with the professional team Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). Courses are offered throughout the year on both indoor and outdoor pitches, plus they have intensive workshops (stages) during school holidays for kids up to 17 years. Bonus: all registered kids get a nice PSG-branded football outfit and bag.
It’s also a popular birthday party venue (for 10 to 15 kids). Book at least one or two months in advance.
Multiple locations: 10 centers around Paris/Ile de France and 4 in other provinces.
A wonderful family activity just outside of Paris! You can pick your own fresh fruits and vegetables, visit the farm animals, and shop in the country store for homemade products. Think apples and pumpkins in the fall and strawberries and raspberries in the summer! They offer regular workshops and presentations for the whole family.
Très haute de gamme. A 10-minute drive from the Arc de Triomphe, it’s an ideal place for all the family – 55 hectares of open green space, with a golf course, tennis courts, gym, swimming pools and kids’ club. The membership price is steep and requires other member sponsors.
INSPIRELLE tip: even non-member children can sign up for sports classes during the school year, and their holiday day camps (half and full day options available) offer a choice of tennis, golf, soccer, dance, English, and circus workshops during the major school breaks. If you live in the city there’s a shuttle bus pick up from Porte Maillot in the morning, but you have to pick up your child at the end of their stage.
The first ever American Basketball Camp in Paris. During the summer holidays, boys and girls aged 9-17 can learn basketball fundamentals and techniques with the pros, in English and French.
The American School of Paris (ASP), was the first international school established in Europe in 1946. Their mission is to provide an American education centering on the individual, in an international setting underlined by a philosophy of respect and responsibility.
ASP offers the International Baccalaureate program and a range Advanced Placement (AP) courses. In addition, it has a rich technology, arts and sports program.
Through their popular Extension Program, open to non-ASP students as well, they offer language courses on Wednesdays and Saturdays and an art workshop in English on Tuesdays and Fridays; in addition, they have intensive week-long language classes during the major school holidays.
Metro: Pont de Levallois Bécon (line 3)
Located on a tiny island 5 minutes by car from Étoile in Paris, this spacious loft style brasserie is housed in a 19th-century building with a dinosaur skeleton suspended above the entire dining room. They also offer a weekend brunch menu with freshly squeezed juices, mini viennosseries such as “feuilletée au Nutella” for chocolate lovers, an appetizing selection of antipasti and Italian desserts.
Read about this and more weekend brunch spots in our weekend brunch roundup!
Metro: Pont de Levallois Bécon(line 3), Pont de Neuilly (line 1)
An international day school offering an American based curriculum for students from all over the world, from ages 2.5 to 14 years old. Marymount is a private Catholic school with a proud reputation for embracing cultural and religious diversity. Located in the Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine, the school believes in providing a stimulating and challenging curriculum to bring out the best in students.
Metro: Pont de Levallois Bécon (line 3)
Did you know you can learn to fish in Paris? Here’s a unique place where kids and adults can learn more about their local aquatic and natural environment, located on the outskirts of Paris, on the Ile de la Jatte in the Seine. Built and maintained by the City of Levallois, the Maison de la Pêche et de la Nature is a buzzing centre of nature-based activity. They have a museum/aquarium where you can learn about the fish and biodiversity of the Seine, with a small pool where kids can pet and feed carp and sturgeon fish. There’s also a nursery where you can observe dragonflies, plankton and freshwater shrimp and a 360 degree Aquarama of the Seine which houses 18 aquariums. Their Nature and Biodiversity Centre regularly hosts individuals and school groups who come to learn all about the local flora and fauna, the birds and animals of the Seine region. And, there’s even a Fishing School for kids and adults from 7 and up.
They have a year-round schedule of weekly fishing courses, nature discovery workshops (ateliers) and holiday camps (stages). You can also organize fishing or nature-themed children’s birthday parties here for kids 4 and up!
Metro: Anatole France (line 3)
As a nonprofit association, the American Hospital receives no funding from either the French or American governments. They have been providing the best in French and American medical practices for the health of patients of all nationalities since 1906.
Metro: Anatole France (line 3)
At her office in the American Hospital of Paris, American-born and educated, Dr. McGinnis, is an OB/GYN well-known in the Anglophone community for many years. She periodically offers her expertise in women’s health through special talks sponsored by AAWE and Message anglophone women’s groups.
Metro: Les Sablons (line 1)
One of INSPIRELLE’s favorite family destinations, this is a 20-hectare (49-acre) children’s amusement park located in the northern corner of the Bois de Boulogne. The under 12 crowd will love the carnival type games, climbing wall, puppet shows, petting zoo, donkey and camel rides and sprinklers in the summer!
Their Maison des Ateliers offers workshops through the year and a party package for 350€, which includes an interactive workshop for 10 kids, birthday cake, drinks, candies and goody bags. All parents need to do is show up and take photos! But it’s very popular, so make sure to reserve at least one month in advance.
Metro: Les Sablons (line 1), Louise Michel (line 3)
One of the nicer fully-equipped aquatic centers around Paris, with multiple pools for leisure and for training, as well as an outdoor pool, two solariums and a “beach” in the summer. Clean and well-organized, they also have a spa, hammams, saunas, and UV cabins.
Metro: Les Sablons (line 1)
An ideal setting for a festive family brunch, the Pavillon des Oiseaux sits in the middle of the Jardin D’Acclimatation, so you can turn brunch into a family outing. On weekends, there’s an all you-can-eat buffet and entertainment to keep the little ones entertained. (Not recommended for couples looking for a quiet and romantic setting!). You can also privatise part or all of the restaurant for private parties.
For more brunch recommendations, read our article: “15 Best Weekend Brunches in and Around Paris”!
This non-profit, volunteer association aims to help entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs “to be” to gain access to new and valuable skills, through workshops, networking, and real opportunities to showcase their products and services. Based in Paris’ western suburb of Yvelines, come and meet like-minded women who want to share their knowledge and experience as business-owners in France.