First snapshots from France (Paris with kids)

Paris with kids watching swans in the park
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Sometimes pictures say so much more than words.  I’ll get to the details of how we got around in Paris and Strasbourg with the kids soon but I wanted to get these out of my camera:

Enjoying pastries and juice in a cafe
Enjoying pastries and juice in a cafe
Ordering crepes in Montmartre
Ordering crepes in Montmartre

 

Hanging with the crowds at Sacre Coeur
Hanging with the crowds at Sacre Coeur

 

Peeking into the Rose Bakery
Peeking into the Rose Bakery
Admiring the Stained glass in Notre Dame
Admiring the Stained glass in Notre Dame
Taking time for Coffee
Taking time for Coffee
Tasting Macaron after Macaron
Tasting Macaron after Macaron
Takeout coffee is hard to find, but we are Seattleites and our hands feel otherwise empty.
Takeout coffee is hard to find, but we are Seattleites and our hands feel otherwise empty.
Visiting the Notre Dame
Visiting the Notre Dame
Inside the Gare D'est or East Station
Inside the Gare D’est or East Station
Thankfully no one fell in the fountain at the L'ouvre
Thankfully no one fell in the fountain at the L’ouvre
Watching the carousel in front of KB coffee
Watching the carousel in front of KB coffee
The kids liked trying out their french and buying things with Francs
The kids liked trying out their french and buying things with Euros.
One of many carousel rides
One of many carousel rides

beautiful vegetables at the market

This guy was phenomenal! We loved watching the performers near Sacre Coeur
This guy was phenomenal! We loved watching the performers near Sacre Coeur

art everywhere

And scrolling through my photostream I realized the difference in traveling to France with my kids versus the times I’ve been without.  I know we definitely spent a lot more time at playgrounds and carousels that I might have only given a nod to on trips before.  We didn’t visit a bucket list of bakeries and restaurants and sights.  But we took a lot of time to play and enjoy and the kids opened up my eyes to parts of Paris I never would have seen without them. We had a lot more spontaneity and simpleness, and it was so nice to be in such a beautiful city and explore it together.

 

 

4 thoughts on “First snapshots from France (Paris with kids)

  1. You and the kids look like you’re having a ton of fun in Paris. I find it interesting that there’s so much to do in the City of Lights that even though we went there last summer, there’s very little overlap between your pictures and mine. I look forward to hearing more about your travels there.

    1. We had so much fun! There were so many kid-friendly things I never noticed before. And now I have to go read your summer blogs to check out what to see if we go back:)

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