Travel tips with kids for the city on the Seine.
If you set off early in the morning in Germany, you have a good chance of being in Paris by noon for genuine French macarons. But does a stopover in the metropolis on the Seine with children mean more stress or special moments halfway to the sea?
Right in the middle of it all is the Jewish quarter of Marais. Centrally located and yet relaxed. The small hotel “St. Louis Marais” has a family room on the first floor, a parking garage opposite for the packed car and in the neighborhood numerous small restaurants. We make a reservation for the evening at Temps des Cerises, like our accommodation, also on Rue du Petit Musc.
Enough time to make our way to the Eiffel Tower. Down to the Seine it goes by pedaling with the e-bikes that can be rented easily by app at every street corner. While the hot summer wind blows around our noses, cycling feels like freedom and refreshment. A lot has happened in Paris, and the most beautiful paths through the neighborhoods and along the river now belong to cyclists. Private and gastronomic houseboats, city beaches, fitness courses and playgrounds with priceless views. After a round on the climbing wall, we approach our destination, the Tour Eiffel.
Young and old are impressed by the 330-meter-high tower, which also always serves as our point of orientation. Thanks to the pre-booked online tickets – highly recommended especially in the summer months – the waiting time in the heat of the capital is kept within limits. And so we step into the elevator, which shortly takes us up to 116 meters to the second platform. Paris at our feet, we marvel at the beauty of the city of love, revolution and desire.
Sightseeing makes you hungry and so we are already looking forward to our first French dinner of this year’s vacances en france on the way back on the other side of the Seine. At the “Temps des Cerises”, at red and white checkered tablecloths, we dive into the savoir vivre mode. Here we all find something to our taste: burgers for the kids and a small but fine and special menu – even with excellent vegetarian dishes – for the adults. For dessert, we agree, Paris scores high on positive changes for more being than stress and is perfect for a family stop.
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