Given the number of skinny women roaming “The City of Light” in little black dresses and heels, busily discussing Sartre and the Delaunays, an average mother isn’t likely to think of Paris as the top choice for a family vacation. It tops the list for a romantic weekend, but the thought of a weeklong jaunt would probably get a firm non. And while the narrow streets and general lack of ramps and elevators indeed seem stroller-unfriendly, this city of “perspectives” and gastronomy is home to 2.15 million humans (many of whom are children) and can in fact lend itself to be a memorable vacation for kids. More people visit Paris (about 44 million annually) than any other city in the world. The city is a storybook setting waiting to be read by both parent and child. Read on.


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