Taking an educational vacation to Paris If you are planning to take the children to Paris for the time of their life, then you may want to consider the many children activities available to you. Paris is a great place and has many educational sites to see. Here are a few of the hot spots to visit. Paris, Notre Dame sets between two riverbanks. Notre Dame sets at the heart of Paris. A plaque has been set and marks zero miles from all country roads. This is the starting point for most all visits to Paris. Paris, Notre Dame is necessary to see. When visiting the Notre Dame you will find many museums, getaways to acknowledge, creation and human adventures. You will see some of the greatest arts ever created. Spend some time at one of the greatest European Capitals of all parks, wood and gardens along with cemeteries. The largest park in Paris is known as the Pere Lachaise. There are many bridges created at the Seine River. Thirty-five bridges, all them are in the soul of Paris. Along these bridges, you will see many monuments showing the historical events and meeting places. Need a fun night for the children to break the educational mood. How about taking the children to the Hotel de Ville Square or the RaonlDautry in Paris? The hotels have outside rinks all in the prime locations. Having fun is necessary when on vacation. Perhaps your children would like a visit to Paris during Christmas time. Thousands of lights are on display all through the historic streets of the French Capital. Make a night of enjoyment and beautiful entertainment. In 1886, one of Europe’s finest Gothic Revival architecture was built. Stained glass windows done in the 15th century of many colors surround the American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. When visiting the Cathedral you will see many things including the needlepoint of 50 state flowers and flags. Many plaques in memory of all the Americans who died in Europe during the World War l and WWII are plastered on the walls. The American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity is the center of worship everyday of the week in English. Besides the worship, you hear choral concerts, and lectures along with seeing art shows too. Visit the Basilique St-Denis while in Paris, built in the 12th century. See the inscription on the bronze door saying, “Marvel not at the gold and expense but at the craftsmanship of the work.” Basilique St-Denis is France’s first Gothic building built in 1137 and 1281, the first spiritual patron of the state. On the front are rose stained glass windows restored in the 19th century. Sundays are known for the beautiful organ concerts to enjoy. In 2004, the body of a 10-year-old boy was laid to rest at the St-Denis near his parents. He died of tuberculosis in 1795, was dumped in a common grave sight after a DR stole, pickled and returned his heart after carving it out. Two centuries later DNA test were taken when the body was found matching perfectly to Marie-Antoinette by matching some of her hair taken during her childhood. Perhaps the family would like to shop at the Palais Royal Palace formally known as Palais Cardinal where the prime minister, Cardinal Richelieu lived. Later after his death, King Louis inherited it. Louis and his mother Anne who was from Austria lived there most of his childhood life with the Cardinal. The government has now opened it to the public and has put cafes, gambling dens, along with other entertaining arenas. Don’t miss the main courtyard when visiting Paris to see the 1986 Buren sculpture of 280 prison-striped columns. Consider going to visit the Hotel Des Invalids. It was built in the 1670’s to house disabled soldiers and later a layer of thin gold was laid over the top. Upon entering the hotel, you’ll walk down a cobblestone walk lined with many different cannons. Once inside the hotel you’ll be greeted with a museum of weapons, uniforms, and equipment anything that will kill. Make you list of things you want to see and do and have fun.