Paris is famous as a playground for the rich and famous, and as a setting for movies. But did you know that Paris is also a paradise for children, young and old?
From carousels, Punch-and-Judy shows, and ice creams in the park, to sailing boats in the bassin in the Luxembourg gardens or the occasional circus, we older folk can partake of at least some of these delights and feel young at heart again.
Hemingway himself, with his young son Bumby, must have partaken in many of these timeless rituals, from the 100-year old hand-cranked carousels still in existence in the Luxembourg Gardens and the Champ de Mars to the Punch-and-Judy shows also in these parks, not to mention the occasional ice cream cone.
Come play with us in Paris and feel like a kid again! Enjoy the sight of innumerable delectable pastries in a shop window and take your pick. Have a chocolat chaud (hot chocolate) or a glace à la fraise (strawberry ice cream cone). Scuff your feet through the gravel of the Tuileries Garden and peek through the glass panes of the Louvre Pyramid at the people below.