Planning a trip to Paris is no easy feat. In this post from teen correspondent Sahara Mehdi, you’ll find something for every type of traveller in your family.


In August of last year, I was faced with the daunting task of planning our family’s trip to Paris. Since I was forcing everyone to go with me, I wanted to ensure that we all had a great time. If your family is anything like mine, there are a whole range of diverse interests between you. The great thing about Paris is that you can find something that every person can enjoy. These spots speak to the bookworm, romantic, foodie and Instagrammer of your group.


Paris | For the Bookworm

For the bookworm in your family, I recommend the Shakespeare & Company Bookstore. It’s a really cool bookshop next to Notre Dame that I had seen amazing pictures of online before going, and it exceeded expectations. There’s a cafe next door and a gelato stand in case you’re looking for a quick snack! Overall, this was one of my favourite places we went to.


Paris | For the Romantic

This was the highlight of my mom’s day! Canal Saint-Martin is a little area of Paris that is a lot of fun to explore. Her favourite part? Walking around by the canal and passing the coloured walls of the pretty boutiques. This picturesque location is the perfect place to relax on a summer’s day. Along with the unique shops, there are some great restaurants, as well. I recommend Maria Luisa – a delicious pizza place nearby.


Paris | For the Foodie

If your foodie is looking for a light and authentic Parisian meal, Café du Trocadéro is the place to go. While there, I recommend the chocolat chaud – thick and sweet hot chocolate that is a French classic. However, if you’re looking for mouthwatering halal burgers, Le Butcher is my dad’s choice. It has a great atmosphere and the decor inside is practically made for an Instagram picture – so get your cameras ready.


Paris | For the Instagrammer

My 12 year old sister chose Champs de Mars Park as her favourite part of the day. We went there right before sunset and sat on the grass. (Tip: Bring towels to sit on and blankets to keep warm because summer nights in Paris can become chilly.) The sunset behind the Eiffel Tower was beautiful and our family, as well as the rest of the park, waited with bated breath for the lights to turn on. They go on for five minutes every hour after sunset and are worth the wait. It was one of the most beautiful sights I had ever seen.

These spots made for the perfect day in Paris.

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