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France

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France, famous for artists, food, medieval cathedrals and much more. You may have been to Paris before, but exploring Paris with your kids will be new and exciting, as they uncover unexpected delights, such as a boulangerie with the Eiffel tower as bread sculpture. (It was delicious!) As you travel through France, kids can see for themselves landscapes immortalized by Impressionist painters, and enjoy French family-friendly joie de vivre.

    Paris
Central
  Ile-de-France
    The Loire
North
  Alsace
  Normandy
  Brittany
Southwest
  The Dordogne
    Gascony (Gers)
    Atlantic Coast - Cote d'Argent
    Pyrenees
Southeast
  Languedoc-Roussillon – Carcassonne
  Provence
Cote d'Azur
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Take a custom itinerary family trip through France sights of Paris including treasure hunt in museums, explore Loire Valley castles, Normandy D-Day beaches, visit local markets, cheese and wine makers, go biking and kayaking, this tour company will arrange an unforgettable family vacation:

Quivertree Family Expeditions
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This is Paris kids  
This is Paris
M. Sasek

Paris, old and new – two Arc de Triomphes, the oldest church and oldest bridge in Paris, 1,665 steps to climb the Eiffel tower, pleasure boats on the Seine, Notre Dame Cathedral, bistros and cafés, Street of the Fishing Cat, and more. Whimsical illustrations, fun facts, this is a classic. (Picture book)

 

     

Illustrated history of the Eiffel Tower – how Gustave Eiffel built a tower out of metal, opening in 1889 for the World's Fair, first reactions to this new landmark, and today a symbol of France and the most visited monument in the world. (Chapter book)

 

 
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the last musketeer  
The Last Musketeer
Stuart Gibbs

A family heirloom transports Greg and his family back in time to 17th century France. When his parents are sent to La Mort prison, Greg teams up with the youthful Musketeers, Aramis, Athos, and Porthos. Action adventure throughout Paris, to the roof tops of Notre Dame. (Chapter book)

 

     
Who Was Napoleon?
Jim Gigliotti

Illustrated biography of Napoleon, growing up on the island of Corsica, he was an excellent student (good at math, loved history), went on to become conquering hero, emperor, one the most famous military commanders in the world. (Chapter book)

 

 
who was napoleon
     
who was marie antoinette  
Who Was Marie Antoinette?
Dana Meachen Rau

Illustrated biography of Marie Antoinette, from her childhood in Austria, to queen of France at nineteen, life at court (pouf hairstyles and diamonds), relaxing time at the Petit Trianon, then, the French Revolution, attempted escape and the guillontine. (Chapter book)

 

     

Little Katie gets in the picture, when she climbs into an Impressionist painting, and joins the family eating lunch in the garden. She picks a bouquet to bring back, but her adventures have only begun. A delightful story about French Impressionist paintings. (Picture book)

 

 
katie and the impressionists
     
claude monet saw world in brilliant light  

Meet Claude Monet, as a kid, he knew he wanted to become an artist. Monet moved to Paris to study art and meet other artists interested in developing a new style of painting - Impressionist art. (Picture book)

 

     
Henri Matisse: Drawing With Scissors
Jane O'Connor, Jessie Hartland

Colorful mini-biography of Henri Matisse – for over sixty years, he not only painted, but he made sculptures, his famous cut-outs, costumes and stained glass windows. Charming collage style illustrations. (Picture book)

 

 
henri matisse drawing with scissors
     
the mona lisa caper  

“Hanging on the wall year after year isn’t as easy you might think.” Captivating story of the Mona Lisa theft, told by the painting herself. She understands why Vincenzo Perugia, an Italian workman in the museum, thought Mona Lisa should go back to Italy, and how he lifted the painting from the Louvre. Based on true events, this story is a gem. (Picture book)

 

     
Hudson in Provence
Jackie Clark Mancuso

Hudson arrives in Provence and loves the beach, but he's ready to get to work like local dogs. Not really a sheep herder, Hudson discovers he like to paint and the magic of Provence. (Picture book)

 

 
hudson in provence
     
come with me to paris  
Come With Me To Paris
Gloria Fowler, Min Heo

A trip around Paris in pictures and rhymes – stop into a boulangerie for a breakfast croissant, see Mona Lisa at the Louvre and stained glass windows at Sainte Chappelle, climb to the top of Arc de Triomphe, visit Notre Dame, then have an ice cream at Berthillon, and at night, watch the lights of the city at from the Eiffel Tower. (Picture book)

Also: Paris Coloring Book

 

     
Coco Chanel
Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Ana Albero

Story of Coco Chanel, the most famous French designer. She was different growing up – while other girls played, she sewed. Coco turned her talent and imagination into clothes everyone wanted to wear. (Picture book)

 

 
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Cathedral David Macaulay  

How a Gothic cathedral was built – from the foundations to the flying buttresses and vaulted ceiling. Find out how the buttresses were constructed, incredibly heavy stones were lifted up to make the ceiling, and stained glass was made. Wonderfully detailed drawings. (Illustrated chapter book)

 

     
A Postcard from France
(Magic Postcards)
Laurie Friedman, Roberta Ravasio

A magic postcard transports Carlos and Camila to France. They arrive in time for breakfast at a Paris cafe, explore the city, seeing famous monuments, visit the Louvre, enjoy views from top of Eiffel Tower, tour ancient walled city Mont-Saint-Michel and Loire chateau, ride bikes through countryside in Provence, and bring back baguette and cheese for a snack. (Easy reader)

 

 
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france our world  
France (Our World)
Evelyne Holingue, Margaux Carpentier

Spend the day in France with Bebe and Bebe's stuffed animal, Doudou.

Bonjour
– Good morning. Jam on bread for breakfast, then go on a walk count the dogs – Un, deux, troix, quatre, cinq. For lunch Bebe has fish, veggies, cheese – Bon appetit. Bebe plays games in the park with Maman, then it's time to get ready for bed. The moon watches over Bebe and Doudou falling asleep – Bonne nuit! (Board book)

 

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