By Patrick O’Neil

Over Bastille Day in July, my wife and I took our girls — then ages 6 and 8 — on a 10-day Europe vacation to Paris. We chose to stay in the 17th arrondissement because it was comfortable and near the food markets on Rue Cler. We found the kids had many more entertainment and play options than expected. We had great times at Champ du Mars, Tuileries, L’Orangerie, and Luxembourg gardens. Here are some photos of our Europe vacation with the kids.

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Bastille Day fireworks near Champ du Mars

 

Europe vacation
Playing with boats in Luxembourg Gardens
Paris hotel
Pedal-powered go-carts at Champ du Mars
Paris hotel
Marionette shows available in the Champs du Mars
Paris hotel
A 100-year-old, hand-cranked carousel
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The kids were surprised when they watched a car drive in to the Seine and become a boat! House boats are in the background. One boat has its own car.

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Patrick O’Neil and his wife love creating opportunities for their girls, ages 7 and 9, to enjoy and appreciate the adventure of travel — whether driving to Boston and New York, or flying to Miami and Paris.

Tagged: Europe Vacation, International Vacations, Orbitz Parent Panel, Photography

Comments

  • Donna

    Oh, what a charming holiday! My husband and I are wanting to take our five year old to France next year (my husband has business over there) so your blog has given me some fun ideas to keep her occupied. With that said, were many of these activities Bastille Day related – or are they available all year round?

    December 18, 2014 at 7:15 pm

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