Paris, France – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
The buzz of Paris, with its art galleries, shops, gardens and breathtaking buildings, is a pull for children and adults alike. With this in mind, Mandarin Oriental, Paris has come up with the Mandarin Oriental Family Travel package (from $1,830), which offers one night in a spacious luxury suite with an adjoining child-friendly guest room that comes complete with a popcorn machine, chocolate lollipops, and mini bathrobes and slippers. Plus, there’s a treat for little ones at check-in and daily breakfast for the whole family.
To really embrace the Gallic joie de vivre, and a chance for toute la famille to brush up on their French language skills, the hotel’s bespoke J’aime Paris en Famille activity is the perfect add-on ($614 for a family of two adults and two children). This will include a guided trip through the city, taking in the sights and history, and the favorite spots of many Parisians, such as the Tuileries Garden, the Louvre, the River Seine, the Jardin d’Acclimatation (a beautiful park with play areas for children) and the Jardin des Plantes and Ménagerie (a botanical garden and the oldest civil zoological garden in the world, which once housed the royal menagerie).
Children will also be entertained with fascinating facts and stories about Paris and will learn about Parisian family life. At the end of the day of exploration it’s back to the hotel to the Cake Shop at the Camélia restaurant, where young ones can sample the goûter, a snack that French children traditionally have at 4pm. Not to be left out, parents can relax with a well-earned glass of champagne.