Family travel

Paris for kids, Palais de Tokyo

Paris for kids – Your mini guide

In 2011, my wife nearly dragged me to the plane that would take us for the first time to Paris. Up until then and for no particular reason,  I was never particularly interested in French culture or anything French for that matter. As a teenager, I often listened to French pop music (Les Ritas Mitsouko to be exact, but don’t tell anyone, ok?), but that was my one and only French connection.

However, our first visit to Paris changed it all forever, and four years later, I am the family’s second biggest fan of the French capital. Who’s the biggest? Our daughter! Kids just love Paris and who can blame them? I mean, where else in the world can you find bakeries selling mouthwatering pain au chocolat and freshly baked croissant, with the same density as in Paris? But enough with why I love Paris…

After spending a week in the French capital with our daughter last February, I came up with the following mini guide to “Paris for kids”.

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Voidomatis, Zagori, Greece

Zagori – Greek tranquility

It’s time to leave the picturesque town of Ioannina with its authentic restaurants and sophisticated little cafés,  and head for the Zagori region high up in the Greek mountain range of Pindos. Zagori is part of the Northern Pindos National Park.

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Suomenlinna’s toy fantasy world and its dream chocolate cake

The group of islands that form Suomenlinna Fortress is one of Helsinki’s most popular destinations. Suomenlinna is easily accessible by ferry from Helsinki harbor, and the ride takes less than 15 minutes. In addition to being enlisted in UNESCO’s World Heritage List as a unique monument of military architecture, there are two other good reasons for visiting.

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