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Paris Sightseeing with Kids

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Sightseeing Introduction
A gargoyle atop Notre Dame Cathedral contemplates life. Photo ©  Teresa Plowright.
A gargoyle atop Notre Dame Cathedral contemplates life. Photo © Teresa Plowright.
Welcome to Paris, City of Light! And a wonderful place to visit with kids.

The pages on this Paris "photo tour" combine pictures with tourist advice for families. The photos were taken in September, when Paris was bathed in glorious sun.

One caution about visiting in September, though: it's high season in Paris, and the city is more crowded than in summertime. So if you're planning a visit in September, book your hotel well ahead.

If you're tempted to travel later than September, learn the words "il pleut" -- it's raining. Families are probably better to stick to summer, September, May or June. Even July and August have an average of 8 rainy days, in Paris!

Visitors in summer get an extra bonus: "Paris Plage", that is, "Paris Beach". Yes, beach: an artificial beach, with sand, is actually created along the Seine, with deck-chairs, ice cream stands -- the whole beach scene.

For our visit to Paris, I used the Unofficial Guide to Paris guidebook: it's main merit for family travelers is that it rates attractions according to six age groups, from Preschoolers up.

Continue to the Eiffel Tower; or click on other popular Paris sightseeing spots on the links below.

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