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Paris at the end of November with a young kid - some quick ideas?

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Hello good folks at Fodors,

I am back asking a question about traveling with a kid to Paris, albeit at a different time of the year (we did not go in August as I was inquiring some time ago, and instead my husband and I went to Bologna and Paris in October). This time the backstory is that I need to travel to our London and Paris offices over Thanksgiving week, which also happens to coincide with my daughter's birthday so I am bringing spouse and kid along. London side of the trip is mostly sorted, as we have friends there and have a somewhat better handle on indoor activities should it rain as I expect it to.

I would appreciate a few thoughts on what to do with a 6 year old kid (that is probably not Louvre) when it's rainy in Paris. Museum D'Orsay is one indoor museum I think won't be overwhelming.

We are arriving on Eurostar on the eve on Nov 24th and leave on the morning of November 28th, so not a ton of time to kill. The child has been asking about Eiffel tower for about 2 years so clearly a visit to and viewing of the blinking tower is on the agenda. Checked Cirque D'Hiver schedule, alas no shows during our days. Fairly aware of outdoor options such as gardens, playgrounds, amusement park and aquapark (but always open to more suggestions). Grand Magazines for displays (and maybe cafe), nighttime cruise on Seine, maybe that little train that goes up around Monmartre?

I am also considering visit to Disney on our last day when I am not working - no, I don't want to, I don't even like the one in Florida and it's warn (kid has never been to any WDW), but I do want to make my daughter's birthday fun and if WDW is what it takes, we'll do it. But if I find other ways to keep things fun (which should not be a problem if weather cooperates but it's always a big risk in November), no need to trek out to WDW.

We will probably stay at Novotel Gare du Lyon because of the pool so my hubby can entertain the kid when I am working and he is not up to more sightseeing, but I am open to changing hotels if better suggestions arise.

Many thanks for any thoughts you may be able to throw my way. For my husband and me, it's probably our 11th trip to the city but regardless, one tends to get into ruts with favorite neighborhoods and restaurants so I am very open to all suggestions, including the ones extending to adults.

Julia.

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