Paris with Travel Mom Petra
Travel Mom Petra joins us in this episode to tell us all about her perfectly Parisian adventures with husband Keld, son Viggo (12 years old) and daughter Torra (10 years old).
How long was your trip?
We spent 5 days in Paris, which I highly recommend, as part of our annual trip to Europe. My husband Keld is Danish, so we go back every year to see family and friends.
What made you pick these places?
Both our kids are in French Immersion School, so we thought we needed to get to France and test out their French. It was fun to see the kids use the language.
What was the BEST part of the trip for you?
Musée d’Orsay was my highlight. We hired a private tour guide for the museum for just the 4 of us. They made it a scavenger hunt, and for 2 hours, we were enraptured by it. She made it super fun. It’s not cheap to do these types of tours, but Carine from Unique Paris and her guides are incredible.
What was the BEST part of the trip for the family?
We only used public transportation. We stayed in an Airbnb so we could enjoy the local life, local bakery, and fresh croissants in the morning. We felt like we were really living there. Using the Metro and buses to get around was fun for everyone.
Blue Fox Bike Tours was a great way to see the city (even in the July heatwave). In 4 hours, we biked 14 km/8-9 miles and saw so much of Paris from the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower and along the Seine. We couldn’t have done what we did without being on bikes. We had a great guide with only 8-10 people in the group.
There are pretty much bike lanes everywhere. They have smaller bikes for