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Paris For The Kids

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Paris Is For The Kids

By Erik Torkells

Today's question:

Q. What are some attractions in Paris geared toward children?

A. Why not give the little beasts a dose of culture?The Centre Georges Pompidou (33-1/44-78-12-33) sponsors art workshops for children based on current exhibitions, and every Wednesday the Musee d'Orsay (33-1/40-49-48-14) hosts children's classes and guided tours. Speaking of beasts: Children will love the chance to get close to the turtles, crocodiles, and sharks at the the Musee des Arts d'Afrique et d'Oceanie. Or try the rides and miniature farm at the Jardin d'Acclimatation (33-1/40-67-90-82), an amusement park in the Bois de Boulogne, just west of the city. Several circuses, including the Cirque Bouglione (33-1/47-00-12-25), the Cirque Franconi (33-1/43-24-33-18), and the Cirque Zavatta (33-1/42-72-84-93) may be in Paris depending on the season. For more on the best of family travel, check out Travel & Leisure Family, a special edition of the magazine coming out in April. To order a copy, call 800/888-8728.

The information in this story was accurate at the time it was published in March 1998, but we suggest you confirm all details and prices directly with the service establishments before making travel plans.

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