Bonjour! What’s better than springtime? How about springtime in Paris? Paris art is one of our most popular themes for children’s wall art, and we’re celebrating by giving you a few ideas of fun things to do with kids in Paris and some Paris art to go along with it.
So grab your beret and start planning your Paris trip: on your walls or in your dreams!
1. The Eiffel Tower: Of course (bien sur!) one must see the Eiffel Tower. Did you know that you can go in it? In fact, you can go at night, when it’s all lit with white bulbs. Ride up in the elevator that, like the legs of the tower itself, is on an angle. Hold on to your beret!
2. Musee Picasso: That’s right, the Picasso Museum, closed for 5 years for renovations, is re-open. And this ultimate Paris art stop is a must-see. Kids, especially, are drawn to Pablo’s bright colors and so-crazy-they-make-sense mishmosh of shapes.
3. Musee Gourmet du Chocolat: Yep, there’s a Gourmet Museum of Chocolate in Paris. This 3-level museum highlights the history of chocolate around the world (going back 4,000 years!), the methods of creating chocolate, and, of course, samples of all kinds. Talk about Paris art!
4. Arc de Triomphe: Maybe not as flashy a landmark as the Eiffel Tower, L’Arc de Triomphe (the Triumph Arch) is nonetheless stunning in its own rite! Lots of tourists are content to walk past it, but those in the know actually go inside–you can, too!
5. Just about any boulangerie you come across: Boulangerie is French for bakery, and these bakeries specialize in the ultimate in Paris art–the edible kind! From crepes to croissants to those artsy baguettes, no stroll through the streets of Paris is complete without a stop at one of these gems.
Those are our top five Paris must-dos. What are yours? Plan your trip on a Paris Art Map and be sure to let us know where you’re headed–even if you don’t plan on leaving for a few more years.