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Fly into: Paris Fly out of: Paris
Total Duration: 8 days

Got kids? Then they—and you—will love this family itinerary to France. This trip is designed with their short attention spans and interests in mind. It has a good dose of fun, including a visit to Euro Disney, as well as just the right amount of time dedicated to museums and churches.

    This Trip's Top Experiences:

  • Food and Wine
  • History
  • Art and Culture
  • Architecture
  • Museums
Days 1-4

1 Paris

City of Light

  • Take the kids to one of the city's top museums, such as the Louvre or the d'Orsay early in the day when their energy levels are high
  • Burn off some energy hiking to the top of the Arc de Triomphe, or take it easy by jumping on the elevator to the top of the Eiffel Tower
  • The Jardin des Tuileries is one of the most kid-friendly spots in the city, with a pond, carousel, and pony rides. Its central location makes it a good destination in its own right and is the perfect place to stop for a break or picnic
  • Art and Culture
  • Architecture
  • Museums
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Day 5
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2 Versailles

Grandest Palace in France

  • Kids will love the long, glittering Hall of Mirrors, which is 240 feet long and lined with 17 enormous mirrors
  • Be dazzled by the opulent, over-the-top King's Apartments and Queen's Bedchamber, decorated with silk, murals, chandeliers, and ostrich plumes
  • For some fresh air, head outside to the Parc de Versailles. During its creation, rivers were diverted and entire forests replanted
  • Museums
  • Architecture
  • History
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Day 6
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3 Chartres

Charming Town

  • Cathedrale de Chartes'Royal Portal contains some of the best examples of the Middle Ages sculpture
  • The Gothic church is famous for its stained-glass windows, which contain a color only found in the cathedral, called Chartres Blue
  • Stop in at the Musée des Beaux Arts, just behind the cathedral, to see fine tapestries and paintings
  • Architecture
  • Art and Culture
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Days 7-8
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4 Disneyland Paris

Say Bonjour to Mickey

  • Kick off your trip in the original Disneyland Park, which has five different lands to explore, including Main Street U.S.A
  • Check out one of the park's newest attractions, the Jules Verne-inspired Space Mountain Mission 2
  • Get behind the scenes tours and see animators at work at Walt Disney Studios, which opened in 2002
  • Art and Culture
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