Thursday, 15 December 2011

Paris?!! I need your help!

We might be moving to Paris! I know, that made me squeal too :) I say moving, but really it will be a long stay to start with--a few months, that is. We have some apartment options, furnished vacation rental options, but I need help with some other things like what in the world to do with a 3 year old! I've found my spots in London that are good for Lois--the playgrounds and parks (of which there are many in London), indoor jumpy play space, water parks in summer, and right now she's in nursery 3 days a week and loves it. But in Paris I'm not sure what to do nursery-wise. She does not speak French (uh, neither do I, but that's another issue). So for now, I'm mostly interested in fun things to do with children near the 4th and 11th arrondissements since that's likely where we'll be staying. We also want her to learn French. I found a baby languages place that teaches children English, but we have that covered. I emailed them to see if they also teach children French, but I haven't heard back just yet. And if you live in Paris, will you be my friend?!! I'm not going to be shy. Moving to another country is hard, and I will need some friends! Same for Lois--if you have children, even better. Lets go play. And get a pan au chocolat while we're out, of course! If you have any other tips, suggestions, recommendations for anything Paris, on any other topic, feel free to let me know that too. I'm all ears, ready with a pen. The photo above is from this great blog post from Kiss My Spatula. If you like Paris, seriously head over and see those photos! 


Edith said...

Hi there,
I am French & parisian.
I can help you when you will be here.
Feel free to ask, it will be a pleasure =)
As you can see my English is fluent & as a real parisian I can be your guide if you like to.
PS: I never leave a comment before, but your in my blogroll since a while =)

Edith said...

Oops... I mean "left"... Sorry =)

Leigh said...

Thank you Edith!

Carys said...

I have just moved back from Paris, so I cannot describe how jealous I am! Unfortunately I don't know much about the 11th and 4th districts for children (I stuck mostly to the 18th), so I don't really have any great advice to give you, but have an amazing time!!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

design elements said...

wishing you agreat time in Paris


Aimee said...

Feel free to contact me if you need any help or advice. I've been living here for ten years and have had two kids here so I've learned a few things along the way. :) my kids are 4 & 2. Maximilien and Alixe love making new friends. :)

TN said...

Here you go...I have never tried it. Been to the cafe but not for their lessons.