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Paris with Kids: Quick Fix Fun for under 5€

Cheap activities for kids in Paris

Daisy de Plume

Apart from being romantic, Paris is also marvelously family-oriented. Despite this, it can be tiring traveling en famille. My son, Storsh, is far more tourist-tolerant if he knows some “kid time” is just around the corner. So instead of making the whole day about the kids, why not plan your days with several bursts of kid-time in between what you want to see? I’ll even give Storsh a few city facts, explaining that I’m going to quiz him on them before his next “kid-time,” and watch his ears perk up a bit. Here are some of my favorite kid-friendly activities, all of which are free or cost less than 5€.

Cheap activities for kids in Paris

Daisy de Plume

What’s better than free fun? Smack dab in the middle of town is the gorgeous Palais Royal, with Daniel Buren’s stripy stumps that any Parisian kid has raced through. Or there’s always the forest of columns at either end of the enclosed gardens, once Cardinal Richelieu’s residence, where my family and I play a quick game of hide-and-seek when passing through.

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HiP Paris Blog, Kale, Kristen Beddard Montage (Lead)

Bonjour Kale

Kristen’s story begins with struggles, but what she did with her time in Paris is truly a story of success. After several frustrating attempts – and failures – to find kale in Paris markets and supermarchés Kristen launched The Kale Project a blog that documented her endeavors to find kale in her new home and later her quest to reintroduce the forgotten vegetable to the French.

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For a gay night out in Paris, try a few of these favorite bars and clubs around the Marais

A Gay Night Out in Paris

From fancy cocktail clubs to cafés, Paris has it all in terms of nightlife. But sometimes you just want to hang out with the guys and stand around with a few pints of Heineken. There are many options to have a gay night out on the town no matter what your interests – as long as having a drink or five is among those interests.

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The Best Paris Podcasts: Eating, Drinking, Music, and More

The Best Paris Podcasts

Sometimes there’s nothing like sweet Parisian whispers in your ear. Which is why I set off to find the best Paris-related podcasts as well as create my own. After combing the options and listening to countless episodes I’ve come up with my list of top three Paris podcast picks. If you love all things France, give these a listen.

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Composting in Paris

Composting in Paris: Part II

Despite the growing number of community composting systems in Paris, many city dwellers find themselves far from an urban garden. Parisian apartments are not known for their extensive floor plans, but where there’s a will there’s a way, and it turns out that city composting is possible even in the tiniest of urban apartments.

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Shopping local designers at the chicest boutiques in Paris' Haut Marais with Kasia Dietz

Local Designers in Paris' Haut Marais

Living as a local designer in the uber-chic North Marais gives me insights into not only the most fashionable cafés in the neighborhood, of which there are many, but also of the most noteworthy boutiques. It’s an area lesser known to tourists, as most frequent the more commercial, albeit charming, cobbled streets of the 4th.

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Fou de Patisserie: Paris' Top Concept Store for Pastries and Sweets

Fou de Pâtisserie

Not long after Muriel Tallandier and Julie Mathieu launched the bi-monthly Fou de Pâtisserie magazine, they dreamed of opening up a concept store. Next time your sugar craving hits, head straight to Fou de Pâtisserie in the center of Paris, where the city’s finest pâtissiers deliver their signature creations fresh daily.

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June Events in Paris

June Events in Paris

Weather Festival, We Love Green, Paris Jazz Festival, Fete de la Musique, Solidays, Plage GlazArt, Piquenique Batignolles, Champs-Élysées Film Festival, Playa del Ourq, Montreuil Banquet with Les Diners Bons.

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Insidr: The New Digital Guide for Travelers in Paris

Insidr Phone Guide to Paris

Brother-and-sister team Benjamin and Nina hit upon the idea of Insidr. It’s a phone, but also more than a phone. Each 4G-equipped Android is loaded with exclusive Insidr content developed for a variety of traveler needs: singles, couples, friends, seniors and families will find recommendations tailored to their travel style.

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