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Apr

Book Review: Little Bookroom Guide to Paris with Children

Paris is on our list of ‘must-visit’ destinations. Not only is it one of the most romantic cities in the world, rich with history, art and culture, it happens to be part of my husband and children’s lineage. Visiting Paris would be a trip of a lifetime for our family and it’s something we want to do while the kids are still young.

Traveling with children to an international destination requires research and preparation. Sights, eats, shopping, flights, everything about the trip needs to be researched beforehand to make the trip as easy as possible. I love travel guide books but they lack the family aspect that I’m looking for. There is no first-hand advice from a mom who’s “been there, done that”.

A couple of weeks ago, the most delightful little book arrived in my mailbox. Authored by Kim Horton Levesque, “The Little Bookroom Guide to Paris with Children” is a delight from the get go. This palm-sized book is the perfect size and happens to be small enough to throw in your carry-on. It guides you through your planning from the packing stage right up to the execution and trip itself. Is spring, summer, fall or winter the better season to travel to Paris? Are French restaurants child-friendly? Where can you hire a babysitter at the last minute? Are hotels or apartments the best accommodation choice for Paris?

All these questions and more are answered in this jam-packed edition. Levesque has definitely ‘been there and done that,’ in fact she has visited the city with her three children and experienced how to eat, play and shop with toddlers in tow. The Little Bookroom Guide to Paris with Children is a delightful book that offers information that is not available in even the best travel guides. It’s the mom’s point of view we want and Kim provides it in a kind, cheerful tone without any extra fluff. Absolutely loved it!

You can purchase this little gem in Anthropologie stores, local bookstores and our affiliate Amazon.com.

Kim Levesque was kind enough to provide us with 10 tips on traveling with your kids to Paris. You can view them all on Babble Travel.

Disclosure: We were sent a copy of this book for review. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.

A mom to two girls and a baby boy, a writer and the publisher of Child Mode. As a lover of style and fashion, Nadia found her ‘niche’ and love of children’s clothing while searching for quality items for her family.

   

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  1. Bob Hobson

    April 24, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Here is one more tip I would like to share that goes in a little different direction. We all know that there is extra commotion and distraction when traveling with kids which can lead to leaving things behind. I found this out while traveling to Canada with my son and my laptop got left behind at a cafe. Luckily for me I had a tracer tag on it. A waiter where I ate lunch found it and entered my tracker number on the Okoban website and I was sent a text message (and an email) before I ever even knew it was missing. I was able to recover it before leaving Toronto. I’m not sure what would have happened had I not discovered it until the next day when I was 400 miles away. The tags are available through Mystufflostandfound.com. They saved my trip and I now have them on almost everything that goes with me on a trip.

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