Adventures in Paris
We packed up the family and headed to Paris for 5 weeks this past summer! Here you’ll find posts related to our trip preparation, other Paris-related content, and updates from throughout our trip (including side trips to Switzerland and Normandy). If there are other topics you’d like us to address, please let us know here.
When we arrived in Paris, we really anticipated staying in and around the city throughout our time in France. In addition to a handful of sightseeing books focused just on Paris, we’d only gone one step farther from downtown with the book An Hour from Paris, which proved helpful in our visit to Provins. Yet […]
The Rodin Museum (Musée Rodin) is a peaceful spot in the heart of Paris. We kicked off the day here and were delighted with the short, fast-moving line to get in, as well as the low entry price. The museum is comprised of an elegant mansion—Hôtel Biron—and its surrounding grounds and gardens. The museum is […]
We obviously loved our visit to the Eiffel Tower, but if you’re concerned about the expense or the crowds, and if you don’t have advance tickets, you may not want to spend the time waiting in line to head up to the top. Are there alternatives? Yes, and I completely hear you. While we were […]
Paris has been around in one form or another since the 2nd century. In that nearly two millennia, they’ve had to deal with a lot of crap. Literally. We decided to take the family on a tour of the Paris sewers to see just what goes into keeping the city and its water clean!
Today we launch a new series: Tuesday Travel Trouble. We’ll share some travel-gone-wrong experiences, some tips on how to avoid similar situations, and in many cases, a good laugh (at least in hindsight). If you have similar experiences of travels gone awry that you’d be interested in sharing, send them our way at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A few years ago I read about an up-and-coming area of Paris with a canal cutting through it—Canal St. Martin. I read a few reviews and it seemed worth checking out. It was frequently described as charming and authentic, a hidden gem and bohemian. Interesting, right? Knowing that the canal had a series of locks […]
After several weeks of seemingly non-stop Paris tourism—which was great, but wore the kids a bit thin—we decided to indulge them in something they weren’t expecting, something truly special. We took the kids to Disneyland Paris. I know, I know, on the surface it seems a bit silly—go all the way to Paris with all […]
Ten years ago when I was in Paris with some friends, a group of them headed off to the Catacombs (or Catacombes, as the French call them). It sounded interesting, but time was short and I wanted to catch some other sites before our trip was over. This time around, though, having mentioned it to […]