Traveling with kids is exciting, but it can also be challenging. So we’ve written a few blogs sharing some tips on traveling with young children. But what do you do when you’re traveling with young ladies in their teens and tweens? Because there is so much to do in Paris, we’ve made a list of recommendations to help you out. Here are some ideas to keep these opinionated travel companions happy and entertained, while giving them some culture to boot!
Show Them the Fashion Side of Paris
Visit the Chanel Flagship Store
A visit to the Chanel Flagship Store in Paris will have you feeling like you’re in a Chanel museum. You’ll find everything you could possibly want—clothes, jewelry, shoes, and more!
Address: 31 Rue Cambon, 75001 Paris, France
Take a fashion Tour
Book a walking tour with a fashion or art historian and learn all about Paris’s fashion history and current events as you visit all of the top fashion destinations. This company has great reviews and will make things really easy for you:
Visit the Palais Galliera, the Museum of Fashion
The Palais Galliera is a museum dedicated fashion and its history. It’s open every day except Monday and public holidays, and it’s a must see for anyone interested in the Paris fashion world.
Louvre and Tuileries District
This area is best for designer fashion. Think Versace, Hermes, and Yves St Laurent. And if you’re in the market for top of the line cosmetics, this is your place.
Le Marais is so fun for shopping! Here you’ll find a great mix of eclectic and high-fashion, vintage and second-hand stores, handcrafted jewelry, antiques, and perfumeries.
Also, 1dayinparis.com has a Paris for Girls tour! A personal shopping guide will take you to the fashion districts to find all the best deals! A gourmet snack is included, and it ends with a perfume workshop.
Explore the Culture
Museums are another popular destination for those in this age range. Show them first hand what they’ve been learning about in school.
The Louvre is the home of many famous art pieces that are sure to be familiar–the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, and the Winged Victory of Samothrace, to name a few. Buy your tickets online, they guarantee you’ll have entry within half an hour.
Some of the most well known paintings are part of the collection at the Museum D’Orsay. And the most noteworthy are Whistler’s Mother, Van Gogh Self Portrait, and Monet’s Poppies. Visit their website to check out their current exhibitions and to plan your visit.
The Belleville Street Art Tour explores the culture of tagging and graffiti in Paris. You’ll visit several neighborhoods to view some of the most famous street art in the city.
Give Them a Fine Dining Experience
The best way to end a fun day of fashion and culture is with an exquisite dinner at one of Paris’s best restaurants. We recommend these top Paris eateries that are both elegant and hip. Bon Apetit!
Le Chameleon – 70 rue René Boulanger 75010
Kong – 1 rue du Pont Neuf 75001
La closerie des Lilas – 171 boulevard du Montparnasse 75006
Bofinger – 5-7 Rue de la Bastille, Paris 4