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.