How about going for a walk in the Marais?
If your answer is yes (and it should be!) then join me for a walk in one of the oldest and most surprising parts of Paris. You will learn why the famous Knight Templars played an important part in Paris' history, walk alongside 17th-century mansions, and hear about the tragic stories of famous residents of this area. But a walk in the Marais would not be complete without patisserie or food options, on the tour I'll point out the best places to stop for a treat.
Why not take your kids along? This tour has historical commentaries for adults and older children, pâtisseries suggestions early on in the walk (very important to keep children happy) and parks/playgrounds should you need to stop along the way.
You can also check out these printable resources (colouring pages, Victor Hugo's poem) for your kids here: https://twinsquotidien.com/index.php/2019/12/06/gourmet-and-kid-friendly-walk-in-the-marais-paris/
Hôtel de ville Paris, Archives nationales, Musée National Picasso-Paris, Place des Vosges, Maison de Victor Hugo, Musée Carnavalet, rue des Rosierd
The walk starts on Hôtel de ville Square ( métro ligne 1 or 11). It begins next to the fountains on the side of the Square that is the closest to the Seine river.
Places to stop along the way:
Musée Picasso, Musée Carnavalet, Victor Hugo's house, rue des rosiers.
Best time of day:
Mid-morning (you can plan to have falafels for lunch at the end of the walk) or afternoon
In the marais the sidewalks are sometimes narrow, make sure your kids are aware of this.
Keep an eye on your belongings as pickpockets are known to operate in the area.
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