Discover Southern Europe, Issue 12, February 2020

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Photo: Museum of Illusions

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Reconnect in the family-friendly French capital The city of Paris is monumental – both literally and figuratively. That’s why a little help from the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau will make your family trip one to remember forever. Whether you’re planning a whistle-stop tour or an extended break, the cultural and culinary capital of the world will capture the imaginations of even the most jaded of youngsters. TEXT: KATE HARVEY

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he city of Paris is a sensory delight for all ages, and unlike most city breaks, is more or less two hours away from most other major European destinations, such as London and Amsterdam. It is, therefore, the perfect antidote for antsy kids with the hunger to learn and explore. You may not have yet realised, but Paris is teeming with instructive and inno14  |  Issue 12  |  February 2020

vative activities for children. And the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau is keen on developing the city’s reputation even further; by harnessing the educative power of new technology.

A ‘swipe’ at the museum A short attention span is an all-too familiar dilemma for parents of digital-age children.

Corinne Menegaux.