I had to pick up these two books while trying to spend a Borders gift card. We’ll throw them in our bags and keep them in the Paris apartment. I don’t see anything new in them, but they do give quick ideas for an outing
First, published by Fodors, is Around Paris with Kids: 68 Great Things to Do Together. It’s a cheerful red book chock-full of ideas including old standards like the Catacombs and the Jardin d’Acclimatation. We especially like the recommendations for kid-friendly dining nearby.
Second is City Walks with Kids: Paris Adventures on Foot. This one is a boxed set of 50 cards, each with a short walk and explanation of a neighborhood. Illustrations are distinctly kid-friendly. The descriptions themselves are likely to be too detailed and serious for kids (lots of dates and data) and not deep enough for adults. This set might be more valuable to spread out on the table to involve kids in choosing what to do for the day’s outings. The included map that situates all the included sites is worthless since it is too small to include either street names or métro stops.