Child friendly areas of Paris

(56 Posts)
Turtlepower Mon 18-Oct-10 13:09:52

Help please!! I'm desperate for advice on where to live in Paris (and how to find an apartment!)

DH is finalising a secondment to Paris and we expect to move in December but I haven't been in years and we will only be able to make one or two trips before we move.

I'm American, DH is British and we've got a 4yr old and 18 month old. Ideally looking for somewhere with a lot of families and good schools - not too bothered about being in expat areas as I don't think we can afford the private schools, but wouldn't mind it as my french is pretty bad (10 years since I lived in a francophone country).

teafortwo Wed 15-Jun-11 21:09:40

Sorry - pressed 'post' too soon. I'll see if we can organise a park outing before the summer...

Superspudable Thu 16-Jun-11 12:33:09

milaF!
We're hoping to move to the 15th next month so could be close by and looking for new playmates! Have two boys, 5 and 3...

IntlMum Wed 23-Jan-13 05:46:08

Hello everyone

(Just joined Mumsnet and am not sure how this works - hoping someone replies!)

We are moving to Paris in September 2013 - wanting to live in the centre. Because we are considering putting our DDs (5 year old will be going into CP, and 9 year old into CM2) in EAB, I was wondering whether anyone had thoughts about nice places to live in the 17eme. Do children take the Metro to school (with parents for young ones obviously!)? Or is walking the only realistic option? (We were hoping to avoid having a car as everyone has told us it's complicated and expensive...but perhaps that's the wrong idea?).

Many thanks!

IntlMum Wed 23-Jan-13 05:47:32

Hello everyone

(Just joined Mumsnet and am not sure how this works - hoping someone replies!)

We are moving to Paris in September 2013 - wanting to live in the centre. Because we are considering putting our DDs (5 year old will be going into CP, and 9 year old into CM2) in EAB, I was wondering whether anyone had thoughts about nice places to live in the 17eme. Do children take the Metro to school (with parents for young ones obviously!)? Or is walking the only realistic option? (We were hoping to avoid having a car as everyone has told us it's complicated and expensive...but perhaps that's the wrong idea?).

Many thanks!

jamaisjedors Thu 24-Jan-13 16:51:19

Hi Intlmum.

You should start your own thread I think because this one is 3 years old!

But as you can see, there are lots of mners in Paris with good advice for you.

BTW, I live in France (but not in Paris) and my 2 bilingual DS are in the local village school (in GS and CE2) and their English is great. A bilingual school is not an absolute necessity (although we are considering it for secondary).

MrsSchadenfreude Sat 26-Jan-13 20:57:25

There are quite a few MNetters in the 17th! I don't see why you shouldn't take your child to school on the metro - lots of people do! We live near Parc Monceau - it's a lovely area, but not cheap.

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