A Morning Enjoying The Tuleries With Kids
Activity: The Tuileries. Metro Stop: Concorde. Cost: Covered by your museum pass. Hours: 9 am-6pm, closed Tuesdays.
Start your day at Orangerie Museum, which is in The Tuileries Gardens. The thing worth seeing in the museum is Monet's Water Lilies. It's one big room surrounded by huge canvasses of his best works. This can be a quick visit as the Water Lilies are only one room!
Make reservations at Angelina. Click Rivoli to get to the reservation calendar. This place has the best hot chocolate in all of Paris, but it can get crowded so reservations are a must! Their pastries are also delicious. Some of their food can be overpriced, so you may want to find some lunch elsewhere and then come here for the pastries and hot chocolate. Our kid spent the entire time crawling up and down the rickety stairs to the bathroom, but we were still able to enjoy the hot chocolate and the amazing interior!
Address: 226 Rue de Rivoli. It's under the arcade (that means covered walkway, not loud pinball games that give me a migraine) on your left as you face the Louvre from The Tuileries.
After the kids have been so good in the museum and the restaurant, go find the toy sailboat rentals and the Ferris wheel in The Tuileries. If you’re following one of our itineraries, make sure the kids get a nice break outside between museums. Wander over and check out Pont des Artes, a bridge over the Seine where lovers put a lock on the bridge and throw the key into the river.