Sally Peabody is a Paris Specialist. She works with independent travelers to optimize their time in and around Paris on their own or with private guides. She also leads engaging foodie tours in Paris, Lyon and the Pays Basque. www.yourgreatdaysinparis.com
Paris has got to be one of the most documented cities on the planet. So many blogs, e-newsletters and Paris specialist publications like Bonjour Paris the weekly e-magazine. Bonjour Paris has a subscriber section and also a free section and the non-subscriber part has a very good listing of events and happenings.
Foodie things to enjoy with children in Paris:
Picnic in a park with great views, especially one near a good market or market street (Rue Cler-Champ de Mars, Richard Lenoir Market-Place des Vosges). Even if it is an Orangina and a baguette sandwich it will taste good!
January is decidedly not a post-holiday slump month in Paris. The cultural calendar is rich and full and life is good. There is a particularly notable January event that is a must-not-miss if you love to shop for French Chic, and, are lucky enough to be in France.
Paris abounds in 'Concept Shops'. A great way to highlight coming trends and very contemporary fashion, design, homewares and art, concept shops add to that incomparable Parisian 'buzz'. "Ethical Concept Stores" are a new addition to this universe of the hip, cool and contemporary.
It is easy to fill your days in Paris with wonderful things to do, see and taste. Night time can be little more complicated. Of course there is Pariscope and other helpful arts and events publications but something timely, searchable, comprehensive…