Author Archive for Magali Déchelette

How to keep your teenagers happy on holiday in Paris

How to keep your teenagers happy on holiday in Paris

Grumpy, whining, fed up… keeping those complaining teenagers happy and enthusiastic on holiday is always a challenge. But that doesn’t have to be the way – with teens, it’s all about factoring in what they want from their summer if a family holiday is going to work. City breaks are a great plan with this […]

Pamper the kids in Paris

Pamper the kids in Paris

Every young girl’s dream is to become a princess as they gaze at their reflection in the mirror for long hours at a time. Even if they are too young for make-up and beauty treatments, there are still plenty of places in Paris specially designed for kids to get them started in the magical world […]

5 green ways to travel around Paris in style

5 green ways to travel around Paris in style

As you will probably have seen, Paris experienced high air pollution levels last week. To avoid this happening again, have a look at these five ways to travel green in Paris. This is a win-win situation – you will be protecting the city’s environment at the same time as having lots of fun. Twiztour In […]

4 Loire Valley chateaux that are perfect for kids

4 Loire Valley chateaux that are perfect for kids

The Loire valley is world renowned for its magnificent chateaux and fine wine. At first glance, however, the region does not seem particularly appropriate for kids. With all the chateaux nestled along the River Loire, it is important to pick the right ones, because there is no escaping that some are a bit on the […]

5 top tips to make your first family cultural trip to Paris a real success

5 top tips to make your first family cultural trip to Paris a real success

It is not easy organising holidays abroad and finding activities which will make everybody happy. The whole family is enthusiastic but each member wants something a little bit different. Arthur, five years old, is after loads of fun and is desperate to see the Eiffel Tower. But his sister Mary, who is nine, would like […]

Le café gourmand – a one-stop gourmand’s delight

Le café gourmand – a one-stop gourmand’s delight

Earlier this year, I shared some of my top tips for the hungry traveller with an exclusive gourmand’s guide to Paris. This time, it’s all about homing in on one of the naughtiest, most luxurious treats in the City of Lights’ culinary repertoire: the world-famous café gourmand. If you want to play the part of […]

Paris is magic at Christmas: a special tour to spellbind your kids!

Paris is magic at Christmas: a special tour to spellbind your kids!

When winter sets in and Christmas fast approaches, Paris gets dressed up with millions of lights and sparkling colours. Christmas trees pop up everywhere and merry music can be heard drifting on the evening air. Adults and children alike will love the magical atmosphere all around. If you are still looking for an exceptional Christmas […]

5 scary things to do for Halloween in Paris

5 scary things to do for Halloween in Paris

Halloween is coming up in less than a month now. Are you tired of the standard, same old ghost and vampire fancy dress outfits? Looking for something different from the usual pumpkin carving this year? We’ve selected 5 quirky, freaky activities especially for you so that you and the family can enjoy a spooky, spine-chilling […]

5 good reasons to spend the half-term break with your kids in Paris

5 good reasons to spend the half-term break with your kids in Paris

Half-term holidays are a perfect time to have a break with your family after that busy and stressful back-to-school period. What better opportunity to go away together, catch up and have fun than taking your family somewhere as fantastic and exciting as Paris! Here are 5 good reasons to choose Paris for your family half-term […]

Paris: a gourmand’s guide

Paris: a gourmand’s guide

French cuisine is known and celebrated the world over, and Paris certainly deserves its status as the centre of the country’s culinary universe. But whether you are seeking the finest in fresh produce or keen to pick up some gastronomic treasures to bring home to friends and family, it helps to have some inside knowledge […]

Your guide to luxury Paris with the kids

Your guide to luxury Paris with the kids

If you don’t think about Paris for your next luxury travel adventure with kids, here are four good reasons to help you reconsider your plans! From top-class accommodation to fashion and gastronomy, luxury professionals are turning Paris into a playground for families. Come and join the game! 1. Nothing says ‘luxury’ like a Parisian Palace […]

4 special ideas for a luxury Valentine’s Day in Paris

4 special ideas for a luxury Valentine’s Day in Paris

Trust me, a romantic getaway in Paris for Valentine’s Day is far from being just another cheesy cliché… The City of Love has way more to offer than the obvious, traditional things, like romantic strolls at sundown along the banks of the Seine, or candlelit dinners by the Eiffel Tower (although these are certainly boxes […]

5 good reasons to spend Christmas in Paris with your family

5 good reasons to spend Christmas in Paris with your family

While the charms of Paris cross all seasons and defy all weather conditions, there’s no doubt that Christmas time in the City of Lights is uniquely special. At once cosy and active, the sights and smells are bound to fill the whole family with festive cheer and a suitable appetite for presents, fun and turkey! […]

What does ‘luxury travel’ mean when kids are involved?

What does ‘luxury travel’ mean when kids are involved?

I have had the chance to discuss this with many different parents looking to organise a memorable break in Paris with their children, and I find myself constantly surprised by how different their views are: Maintain the standards they were used to before having kids Wonderful hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants, museum trips, long walks in the […]