I am Flora Goldenberg, Professional Tour guide in Paris curating the Jewish tours in Paris.
I decided years ago to help my visitors (especially families with children) find the best tours and specialized tour guides for their stay in Paris with Kids.
As a tour guide, and a caring mother, I really want the best for my family and yours. I want to help you find all the options for the best guided tour in Paris with kids.
Guided Tours in Paris with kids & things to do with kids in Paris
My Guided tours in Paris for a Family with children
I can organize for your family in Paris these guided tours adapted for Family with children :
For seniors :
JEWISH INFLUENCE IN THE LOUVRE
This tour is an exclusive tour that I designed myself
We will discover the jewish artists and their work in the Louvre, the famous donations made by notorious Jewish personalities in the 19th century.
We will discover the traces of the kingdom of Israel in the Louvre. and of course, talk and learn about the jewish life, Culture, the French jewish society and their evolution in the middle ages and during the war, the diaspora … We will learn about the history of judaism (about 2000 years) in France …
For under the age of 13 : Louvre Games to learn about History and Art
A SCAVENGER HUNT / A TREASURE HUNT / Booklet with questions
We can organise a guided tour in the Louvre, in a for of a fun game, a scavenger hunt or a treasure hunt with surprise and medals to earn, adapted for kids. The game focus on a subject that the kids love : For example : the Roman Empire, The french history and renaissance, the Italian Paintings, Da Vinci, The ancient Egypt, the Arabic art and expansion, Understand the Mesopotamia, the first human civilizations and religions ….
For families with children between the Age of 12 to 18
THE CITY BIKE TOUR IN PARIS
We can rent bike and take safe tour in the city, we can use only the special bike lanes in the tour to discover the main monuments with stops to talk about the history of Paris, the urban evolution, the culture of this amazing city, the beautiful landmarks …
With children between the Age of 10 to 16
MONTMARTRE ARTISTS SQUARE
Half-day in Montmartre to discover the most beautiful neighborhood in Paris . We can visit the Artists square where you can ask the painters to make a funny caricature of you and your family !
for all ages
VERSAILLES PALACE + GARDENS BIKE TOUR
We can visit the Palace of Versailles in the morning and hear about the life of a King and a Queen of France. Lots of fun story and anecdotes to hear about their life in the the 17th and 18th centuries.
In the afternoon, you can rent bicycles in the gardens, see the fountains show, and visit the Petit Trianon (Marie Antoinette’s palace) and the hamlets of the Queen (amazing village with cute houses, its bridges and watermills, and the farm of Marie Antoinette).
I advise ou to take a Uber, a Cab or the Train to go there together
Or if you wish we can book a private driver with van for the day
For all ages : My jewish tours, adapted for teenagers and kids, the Walking tours in Le Marais, Food markets, Flea Markets, Beautiful Neighbourhood walks,
We can include on-demand : an ART EXPOSITION, Le CENTRE POMPIDOU, LOUVRE with focus on MESOPOTAMIA or ANCIENT EGYPT
I don’t do disneyland tours, but I know someone who can do this tour perfectly !
For Mother-Daughter time in Paris
6 – A bike tour in Paris : I can organize this with a guide + renting the bicycles. It is a fun way to go through Paris. You can actually stop at many different places, and also to the food markets (safe, as you can take the bicycle lanes, and specific roads free of cars). I have a great guide specialized in these tours if you are interested.
For more activities suited for you and your family :
Transportation : If you come from Orly or Charles de Gaulles Airport :
You can take the train RER B from the Charles de Gaulles to go to Paris Center. The train is the cheapest option. It is considered safe and costs about 10,30 euros for adults and 7 euro for children, to come to Paris Center then you have to switch to the metro to get to your hotel. Use RATP public services to get a free map. You can buy tickets at any metro gate. it costs about 1.90 euro. Or buy 10 tickets for a good price ( it is called Carnet in french ) a city pass Navigo for the stay.
From Orly, there is a special Orly Bus to come Paris ( Metro station is Denfert-Rochereau) where you can switch to Metro. You can also use the train ( which is a more complicated way as you need to take the Train T7 to catch the RER C and then carefully choose the right train with destination “Paris Saint Michel”)
Please make sure that you buy tickets only and the metro gates with the RATP officials, they wear green uniforms and very kind to help visitors in Paris. Or use the Automated machines. Don’t buy tickets from strangers.
Taxi, Uber, or a personal Driver :
But, If you want an easier option, you can take a driver for an airport pick-up or use Uber, or use the taxi lane.
Please, avoid to ride with strangers who doesn’t have the official taxi license or VTC license. Verify the taxi green light above the vehicule.
For a personal driver with VTC, I recommend Sam, as he is a professional private driver with a mercedes comfortable van (7 seats ) suitable for families with kids. He has a VTC license which means he can park inside the airport in a special parking lot, then use your flight information and come to pick you up at the arrival gates and then take you to the Hotel doors, or ask him to tour a little bit around the famous monuments and beautiful landmark on your way to the hotel.
The protests always happen far away from Le Marais and are contained by the police, they only happen on saturdays next to Champs-Elysées.
Sam is professional, high quality driver and works for prestigious clients.
He can provide services like Airport Pick-up at the arrival gates, he can stay at your entire disposal by the hour, or organise city tours with him, day trips from Paris …
or contact me via the form below
Remember that this is just my personal honest opinion
– 2 – Safety & Health in Paris with Kids
Paris is considered one of the safest cities in Europe, statistically speaking. I myself lived all my life in Paris and felt safe even very late at night.
But I also need to tell you that I lived and toured in these safe neighbourhoods in Paris where you can also choose to stay in and discover :
Le Marais is by far is the most beautiful area, the oldest, this is where I live and I do my jewish tours. It is very safe, with security cameras everywhere, military and police presence.
Paris 1st, Paris 2nd, Paris 5th, Paris 16th are very safe too.
Health and Security Phone Numbers
if you have kids with you in Paris or if you are pregnant :
For Pregnants : send me an email and I will try to give you the best restaurants depending on your diet
For Parents : Take note of these phone numbers on paper, and it works better using a French sim card :
SOS Police : 17 Or 911
SOS Medic ( or SAMU in French) : 15
SOS Fireman : 18
SOS Pediatrician : 1016 ( Not sure if it works from a non-french sim card) . Website : click here
(He lives in Le Marais. He is really good with communication, he can help find a good medical advice or an available colleague. He speaks very good english as he is member of the American Academy of Pediatricians)
Parisians use also this app : Doctolib but it is in French , It allows you to take appointments easily with the specialists and doctors
For Pregnant who want a Ultrasound in Paris :
I know how stressed we can be with the pregnancy during a travel, so tell me if you need help to take the appointment. I wish you the best !
For a friendly birthing coach who speaks english : Lucile REBEIROT (my personal coach)
Address : 23 Rue Montorgueil, 75001 Paris
Phone : 0033 7 86 83 31 29
Important disclaimer :
These are my personal opinions, in any case, I can’t tell you what to do medically as I am a tour guide in Paris and not habilitated for medical help
I must say that if you need medical help, call the emergency numbers of France mentioned above, they will help you more efficiently.
Health care is free for only French Residents. All the doctors are very capable in Paris and they are all well qualified
You can trust the public health system or you can privilege the private health care.