Short Family Getaway in Paris
Updated: Dec 7, 2021
Our VIP clients just returned back from a short family getaway in Paris. Here are just some highlights from their family vacation.
Day:1 Paris walking tour - Teen Historic heart Walk
This 2.5-hour walk covers major landmarks including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sorbonne University, and the medieval Hôtel de Cluny, as well as detours beyond the typical tourist trails. You and your family’s private guide will explore 2,000 years of Parisian history in what is truly the city’s historic heart—the Île de la Cité, the Latin Quarter, and Saint Michel neighborhoods. You’ll hear the stories of the peoples who helped make Paris the city it is today, from ancient Roman settlers to Revolutionaries to WWII Resistance fighters.
Day :2 Palace of Versailles Tour for Kids
A kid-friendly certified guide for 5 hours / Skip-the-line tickets to the Palace & Gardens / Roundtrip train ticket from Paris / An activity booklet for each child / And of course- fun! We have planned this tour to be as exciting for adults as it is for children. Even though your “Mary Poppins” guide’s speech is adapted for kids, we guarantee you that his/her extravagant anecdotes will mesmerize all your family members!
The fun begins right away in the train to Versailles. To animate the 45-min ride, your kids will receive a booklet to amuse them along the way. This makes a nice introduction to the Palace and to the extravagant life at the Court.
Day 3:Musée d'Orsay Tour for Kids
The Orsay museum in Paris is one of the most visited museums in the world, known for its vibrant collection of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century masterpieces by the likes of Courbet, Monet, and Seurat. This 2.5-hour Musée d'Orsay with kids tour, led by an art historian trained in working with children, provides a dynamic, child-oriented introduction to the museum and its highlights. Venturing through its expansive halls—the museum is housed in a former train station!—we'll look together at some of the major art movements represented in the collections, like Realism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism.
Feedback from our client who just returned from France
"In general most restaurants have gone down in value…as it turns out the Nolinski restaurant was the best meal we had on our last night, food was excellent. It also appears that its quite the busy night club and restaurant place on Thursday night and Saturday night…we by accident stumbled on to it on Saturday night…super fun.
L’avenue and le village is really great for lunch…but for the most part…dinners were not great. Obviously all of the restaurants that are in really great hotels are very good but super expensive…as expected.
The rooms in the hotel were good…good sizes for Europe…I would say very generously sized. The service was very good…the concierge is AWFUL…LOL.
so the tour guide in d’orsay was AMAZING….young and soooo knowledgeable…like really good…obviously towards the end of 2.5 hours it was a bit much for the kids…but we enjoyed her tremendously I would have used her for the other half of the day if it was just me…
I have to tell you that was honestly my favorite part of being in Paris this time…we unfortunately had to cut it short because we were late and it got really dark and cold and rainy...
The first one we had of the walking tour in and around Notre dame was good but didn’t leave as much of an impression as the other two…but I think we were all very tired…
The local one in Versailles was totally fine by the way and also lives around Paris travels to Versailles…she was really great gave us the 7 must sees in the Louvre for the following day which made our day soooooo much easier with he kids. We actually saw her the following day at the Louvre."