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.
Metro: Pont Marie (line 7)
The ice cream shop where you hear La Vie en Rose playing in the background as you enjoy a scoop (or two!) on the picturesque bridge connecting the two islands, Ile Saint Louis and Ile de la Cité. All of the flavors are delicious, if you actually manage to choose from the incredible selection chez Berthillon!
Metro: Alma Marceau (line 9)
The Nicolaïte de Chaillot is a cultural and sports association which offers after-school activities such as football, gymnastics, judo, kung fu, tai chi and tennis, as well as camps during the school holidays. They also organize artistic, educational and sports activities and outings for kids from 6 to 17 years on Wednesdays and weekdays after-school at their Centre de Loisirs. Activities are led in French.
Check their website for details and to enroll.
Metro: Wagram (line 3)
The Salésienne is a French cultural and sports association for children and adults in Paris, offering a wide range of activities for adults and children throughout the year, including performing arts (dance, singing, theater) and sports (basketball, football, pilates, tennis, yoga and more). They also run popular camps during the school holidays. Consult their website for details and enrollment.
The first ever American Basketball Camp in Paris. During the school holidays, boys and girls aged 10-17 can learn basketball fundamentals and techniques with the pros, in both English and French. Two locations: Versailles, and the American School of Paris in Saint Cloud.
Château Beaumont welcomes children in France to improve their English skills in a fun and immersive environment, on the border of Normandy and the Loire Valley. Kids receive three hours of English instruction in the morning and 3 hours of multi-sports every afternoon at this residential camp in safe and tranquil surroundings.
Metro: Sentier Line 3
Boneshaker serves up not-just-any-ordinary donuts. We’re tasting and talking about plump, hand-rolled sweet pastries with flavors ranging from a simple sugar glazed to inventive maple syrup and bacon. READ MORE ABOUT BONESHAKER HERE
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.
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.
This huge, indoor trampoline park is a paradise for anyone of any age who just wants to burn off some steam, and calories. Space Jump has a dodge ball zone, basketball zone, wall run and free space zones, as well as a wi-fi café upstairs for drink and snack break. It’s a popular birthday party venue for older kids, and Space Fitness classes for adults allow you to burn 1000 calories per session! Closed Mondays.
Metro: St. Augustin (line 9), Miromesnil (line 9 and 13)
Crom’Exquis is a gourmet restaurant in the 8th arrondissement, which serves up traditional French food, using the finest produce, including its own garden products such as pea shoots, red shiso and cress. On Saturday evenings, we highly recommend you join the chef, Pierre Meneau, at his table d’hôte (host’s table) where he indulges his creativity. Only three tables are available, so book ahead! Read our review of Crom’Exquis here!
Metro: Blanche (line 2)
Hop onto Le Petit Train to weave through the picturesque streets of the charming Montmartre neighborhood, once home to the likes of Picasso and Modigliani. It’s a 40-minute guided tour from the Moulin Rouge to the Sacré-Coeur, with fabulous views of Paris.
To make the most of your tour of Montmartre, visit the Espace Dali museum and travel into a world of fantasy. One of the biggest artists of the 20th century, Dali’s more than 300 works are displayed here.
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!
As its name would suggest, the Museum of Impressionisms Giverny focuses on all the different forms of Impressionism, one of the most popular painting movements in history. Explore the origins, geographical diversity, history and development of this genre of art. Giverny is not only an essential stop on an Impressionist route in the Seine Valley, it is also a crucial landmark in the turn from Impressionism to the art of the 20th century.
If you’re passing through Giverny, Le Jardin des Plumes is a boutique hotel featuring Art Deco and contemporary furnishings as well as a Michelin-starred restaurant. Less than an hour from Paris, this is the ideal place to relax in any season. With a very welcoming, young team at the reception, you’ll feel like a special guest every time.
A charming village located just 80 km West of Paris, Giverny’s picturesque gardens were the source of inspiration for Impressionist painter Claude Monet’s most esteemed works from 1883 until his death in 1926. The gardens and restored house have since become a pilgrimage for artists, tourists and nature lovers alike.
After a peaceful stroll through the cascades of flowers and weeping willows, take a short walk over to Le Jardin des Plumes, a Michelin-starred restaurant serving dishes as beautiful as the surrounding scenery. Or, lunch in one of the many quaint local restaurants near Monet’s house. Complete the day with a visit to the fabulous Museum of Impressionisms in the village.
With its selection of over 120 French and international luxury brands, from Armani and Burberry to Zadig & Voltaire, La Vallée Village is a favourite spot for tourists and Parisians alike. You’ll enjoy walking through the charming shopping village with its cobblestone lanes, cafés and ice cream stands. Best of all, La Vallée Village offers a range of exclusive discounts, so it’s is the best way to spoil yourselves with beautiful clothes, jewellery and bags, with less guilt!
La Vallée Village is located just 45 km East of central Paris, and the shopping centre can be reached by car in less than 40 minutes. It is also possible to take RER A from central Paris to the station Val d’Europe in under 45 minutes.
Metro: Brochant or La Fourche (line 13)
Learn French cuisine in a cooking workshop, Les Secrets Gourmands de Noémie. Noémie Fournier has been passionate about food ever since her grandparents invited her to her first gourmet restaurant at the impressionable age of 12. After graduating from the reputable Lenôtre Cooking School in Paris, Noémie opened up her kitchen, where she offers French pastry classes and cooking workshops in English, and visits to a quintessential French market to learn how to select the best seasonal produce. Classes and workshops are available to both novices and connoisseurs, and perfect to do in groups of two or more!
The Women of Success (TWS) is a network of professional women created by business and life coach Dawn Z Bournand (founder of Fabulously Successful). The network offers valuable peer support, shares tips, tools and techniques for creating a fulfilling life and business, and offers opportunities for members to help each other grow professionally and personally.
Sacrebleu Paris is an incoming travel service company, started by the vivacious native Parisienne Stéphanie Boutet-Fajol. They offer a unique set of VIP services along with quality personalized assistance to meet the demands of discerning travelers seeking one-of-a-kind experiences, in English, French and Chinese.