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Two Dads in Paris Part 2, Episode 112

Two Dads in Paris Carousel featured in Midnight in Paris
Carousel seen in Midnight in Paris.


Two Dads in Paris Part 2

Two Dads in Paris is the continuation of Annie’s conversation with David about their second trip to Paris, episode 111. That time they ventured into The Louvre and the Orsay museum and David gives great advice on how to do that with a child. They chose a hotel in the Marais which they loved, even if it was a bit of a splurge.

***visited the Louvre as well as the Orsay Museun, visited the Père Lacahise Cemetery (and offer some great tips about that!), and had some fabulous food. David also talks about their third visit to Paris, a day-trip from London, when they took the Eurostar and visited the Musée des Arts Forains in Bercy.

Hotels Recommended in this Episode: Le Pavillon de la Reine

Places Mentioned in this Episode: Louvre, Orsay, Père Lachaise, Eurostar Train, Musée des Arts Forains, Saint Ouen Flee Market

French Learning Ressources Mentioned on the Show: Rosetta Stone and Duo Lingo.

Restaurant Recommendations:  Café Pouchkine, L’As du Falafel, Chez Robert et Louise, Benoit, Royal Turenne


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Two Dads and a Child in Paris, Episode 111

Two dads and a child in Paris. Left to right: Zane, Michael, David
Left to right: Zane, Michael, David


Two Dads and a Child in Paris

David and Michael are same-sex parents who have been married for 18 years.  Gay parents face the same issues as all other parents: how to keep their children engaged and happy while traveling. Their son, Zane, was only 7 when they first came to Paris. How do you deal with a child that age? David, who talks to us today, has great nuggets of wisdom on how to travel with children. Not only for gay parents, but for all parents. David’s interview starts at 11’50”, before the interview Annie gives advice on how to deal with strikes in France.
Hotel Mentioned on this Episode

Hotel Mayfair, 1st, between Place de la Concorde and La Place Vendome (Decent hotel, VERY convenient location)


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Visiting Paris Using a Wheelchair, Episode 109

Sandra Brown
Sandra Brown


Visiting Paris using a wheelchair

You might think that life is so complicated for wheelchair users that  that they would rather stay home and not look for complications in France. But it is not so! Wheelchair travel is getting more and more common, even in France. Sandra Brown is a quadriplegic who loves a challenge and decided to move to Paris. Today, she comes on the show to share  her secrets about visiting Paris using a wheelchair. She found out that Paris isn’t as difficult as she feared, so long as you know a few tricks! She also loves food and gives wonderful recommendations of French dishes and Paris restaurants nobody should not miss.

To Prepare for Your Trip: Air Travel for Wheelchair Users


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