Paris

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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Chinese New Year, Paris

Chinese New Year in Le Marais

Chinese New Year was celebrated on February 19th all over the world and Paris could not be an exception. The French capital is home to a vibrant community of ethnic Chinese, originated mainly from Indochina and Zhejiang.

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Fondation Louis Vuitton, Olafur Eliasson

Fondation Louis Vuitton – The newcomer in Parisian “wow-factor” architecture

The latest addition to the Parisian art scene is the imposing Fondation Louis Vuitton, located in the 16th arrondissement of the French capital. The building, also known as “The Glass Ship”, was designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, “the most important architect of our age”, if you want to believe Vanity Fair.

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