When Paris’ mayor made the city’s public transportation services free for children under the age of 11, she took a step towards reducing air pollution in Paris. This also made the city a more welcoming place for families. While urban environments are not often considered kid friendly, Paris has come a long way in terms… …read more

Four years ago, Marjorie Preval did what many have aspired to do: she left behind her life in New York and moved herself and her daughter Kailin to Paris. Though the move did not come without challenges and doubt, Marjorie describes it as “one of the greatest choices I’ve made so far.” …read more

Some of the differences I’ve experienced raising a teen in a foreign country can be wonderful, like all the international travel these kids get to do. And then there are the not-so-wonderful aspects. The worst is tabagism, which sounds like Catholicism or Judaism, but it’s not a religion, it’s a habit, and a bad one:… …read more

We’re very excited to be giving away a copy of Kim Horton Levesque’s latest book, Paris with Children, on HiP Paris today. Chock-full of great recommendations for kid-friendly things to do in Paris, we can hardly imagine making a trip with the kids without it now! Not to mention, the book itself is completely adorable…. …read more

“Mommy, I want to go to Paris again!” This is not a typical wish you’d hear from a three year old. But for my daughter, it’s a constant desire. After spending three amazing months in the city this year, not a single day passes by without a mention of Paris in our innocent conversation. Beaubourg… …read more

Oz John Tekson When we decided to move to France, one of the biggest decisions was where to send our kids to school. International bilingual? (Too expensive.) Private Catholic? (Too Catholic.) American Montessori? (Too American.) Public French school? (Perhaps too…French?) We opted for total immersion in our neighborhood maternelle, the French equivalent of preschool +… …read more