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Dining out in Paris with Kids: One Ex-Pat Mom’s Experience

Lisa Czarina Michaud
 

I wish there was the perfect how-to guide to dining out with kids. Well, other than “Don’t do it. Stay home and cook.” As any parent will tell you, each time is different. Whether you are in Paris, New York, your local dive or a fine dining establishment you couldn’t get a babysitter for, the experience can range anywhere from relief to regret, but rarely ever results in a fully enjoyable meal. What no one tells you is that it doesn’t always start out like this. The cruel joke the universe plays on new parents is convincing us that babies like going out to eat. It is not until you experience that game-changing dinner when you realize going out to eat will never be the same…well, at least for the next ten years or so.

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HIP Paris Blog January Events

January Paris Events

Kick off the New Year in Paris with a month full of events to help you make or break your New Year’s resolutions. From culinary delights to cultural outings here are all the options you need to start your year off right.

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Happy New Year 2018!

One of the joys of running a blog like Hip Paris is that it gives us the opportunity to work with fabulous writers, photographers, and francophiles that help us discover the city along with our readers. New restaurants, expositions, café openings and bonnes adresses make every year exciting and add variety to the city we love so much.

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Holiday Fun for the Whole Family: Paris' Most Kid Friendly Shows this Winter

Here’s the shortlist of special kid-friendly circuses and shows going on for the holidays.

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Tea at The Ritz to High-End Jewels: How to Spend A Luxurious Christmas in Paris

Paris is the perfect place to treat yourself to a little decadent holiday cheer… Here are our ways to spend an indulgent Christmas in Paris with luxury treats that don’t  require remortgaging your home.

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Hip Paris Blog Dealer Des Gourmandises

Dealer des Gourmandises: Candy Shop in Montmartre

Montmartre has a new sweet spot as it welcomes the Dealer des Gourmandises, a candy shop featuring homemade, locally sourced, organic and artisanal products.

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December Events in Paris: Christmas Markets, Dégustation Bulles and Champagne & More

The holiday season has officially hit Paris with the city’s first snowfall arriving on the first day of the month. Even though the annual Champs-Elysées market won’t take place this year – as City Hall Tourism Lead, Jean-François Martins, claimed, “it wasn’t good enough for Paris.” – there are plenty of other enticing options that deserve support.

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Pep's is a unique umbrella repair shop helping Parisians get through the rain this winter.

Pep’s is a unique umbrella repair shop helping Parisians get through the rain this winter.

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HiP Paris Blog rounds up the best art galleries off the beaten track

Arts Off The Beaten Track: Paris Museums and Galleries Worth the Detour

As an arts lover in Paris, you’re spoilt for choice. But once you’ve ticked off all the major art museums and galleries – such as the Louvre and Musée D’Orsay – you might want to explore some of the lesser-known options in the city with the added bonus of avoiding long queues, crowds, and sometimes even entry fees.

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