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Apartment - 39 rue de Vaugirard - short term rental, Apartment neighborhood, Books for Kids, Restaurants, Shopping, Travel with Kids

A Local Find

Our friend Laila is so rafinée, with such discriminating taste. We've become closer friends since she and her family moved to Paris from San Francisco. As she is a French local, she has found for us several places in the neighborhood which are definitely great finds. One is a terrific gathering place for families on Sunday brunch. She found for…read more
Apartment - 39 rue de Vaugirard - short term rental, Apartment neighborhood, Food, Markets, Restaurants, Travel with Kids

Paris is a Feast for Families

Paris is lovely for children.... We had three families (twelve people) at Sunday brunch at Le Pain Quotidien where we sat at a grand communal table and enjoyed the all natural menu in a lovely, even joyful ambiance, if you can believe it. It's decorated like a grand épicerie à l'ancienne with an incredibly organic menu. It's the place to…read more
Apartment neighborhood, Travel with Kids

Paris for kids in the 6th arrondissement and close to our rental apartment – 39 Vaugirard.

This is just a big playground with a few extra slides and a tie-line, but, warning: there is a 2 Euro entry charge (more if you want to go in and supervise). ... Bon Marché toy store (basement level) Montparnasse Cemetery – This nearby cemetery is a fun walk for kids with the final resting places of Charles Baudelaire, Eugene Ionesco, Samuel Beckett, Jean-Paul Sartre, Man Ray, Simone de Beauvoir, and Tristan Tzara, among many others. ... Jardin des Plantes – Especially, la Grande Gallerie de l’Evolution with it’s stuffed huge animals on display walking almost among us, is fascinating for little kids.

Apartment - 39 rue de Vaugirard - short term rental, Apartment neighborhood, Food, Restaurants, Travel with Kids

A deux pas du Bon Marché dans le sixiéme arr, le restaurant L´Épi Dupin vous accueille

L'Épi Dupin is my idea of a great restaurant, and a neighborhood restaurant to boot. It has wonderful food, incredibly welcoming and gracious staff. At our dinner, the maître d' was patient making menu recommendation for our children, as well as speaking fluent Japanese to the mother/daughter sitting in the booth and articulate English to the elderly American woman adjacent…read more
Travel with Kids

Velib rental bikes update

They are grey, ugly, and heavy, but there is nothing like like a ride down an empty Paris street in August to invigorate the soul and make you feel like you're in another age or time. ... The stations are only some 300 yards apart, and there are four times as many as there are subway stations, even in a city so well served by its metro system.

...Cost of the bikes, which are made in Hungary, is $3460 3 People have died in Velib accidents, a 7% increase over a year ago, but bike ridership is up 24% .

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Eating Out with Kids

This is the time of the year when our friends call us for tips on travel, especially on eating out with kids. Basically how to continue to have some semblance of the good life they used to have B.C. (before children). Especially for the foodies. It is possible. It's not true that children are second class in Paris compared to…read more