An afternoon at Montmartre Museum

This charming small museum, located just a step from the Sacré Coeur, on Montmartre hill, really deserves a family visit. As soon as you enter the soft grey door on 12 rue Cortot, you are taken back to another era. You are still in Paris, of course but in an idealized version of the city, where carriage entrances open on charming gardens with a rose bush alley that lead to a 17th century old mansion… This places takes you back to the…

Winter tale in Versailles

For all Parisian people, Versailles means sunny picnics and long walks or rides along the Grand Canal or in Marie-Antoinette estate. Versailles is such a huge estate, it never feels crowded and it is such a easy, bucolic and close escape (30 minutes drive or RER) from the center of Paris. On sunny and warm days, Versailles is always a good idea. But what about Winter? These Winter week-ends which we all imagine lying in bed or reading in a…

Travelling through China at the FLV

Ten days ago, we went to the new exhibition about Chinese artists at the Fondation Louis Vuitton : Bentu. Both parents and kids enjoyed very much! In this masterly, wide-open and luminous place, every one could have appreciated these wonderful masterpieces from contemporary artists. ***   Most of the art pieces evoke the tension between the artists’ original culture and the globalised world in which they’re now living. Paintings, videos, sculptures… show the great mutations of this century for China and the rest of the world. …

Julie’s cultural agenda #6 : November

November is definitely here : no more withches, nor brooms… Not our favourite month, isn’t it? But, on Sweet Cabane, we’ve decided to have fun in November, to go out instead of staying at home with a special ‘Urban culture’ theme for this agenda!  Let’s go!  Let’s start with the synthesizer workshop at La Gaîté Lyrique ! Paris Musique Club is a stunnning  14 weeks’ experience that aims at showing best Parisian musical productions, such as La Souterraine, a great pioneer in discovering new French…

Julie’s cultural agenda #6 : October

Julie’s cultural agenda #6 : October. October is not only the time for tights, boots and sneakers but also for a big whirl of culture! So let’s see what October will offer us! As you may see, through this selection, there are lots of super heroes. let’s try to find them 😉 ! “Les contes du Chat Perché” at Comédie Saint Michel This is a wonderful show to (re)discover Marcel Aymé’s children books. The Labigarrure company has made a great…

Le Grand Jour : L’enfance de tous les possibles

Le Grand Jour, Pascal Plisson, Sweet Cabane

Le Grand Jour : L’enfance de tous les possibles. Sorry : I haven’t completely translated this post in English because it talks about a French documentary. To sum up, this documentary is about four kids living around the world : one in India, another in Cuba, then another one in Ouganda and the last one in Mongolia. All of them have big projects that can change their lives. We follow them during the last two weeks before their exams, during…

L’agenda culturel de Julie #5 : Septembre

Julie’s cultural agenda #5 : September. This is nearly the end of Summer and the Rentrée is coming, as we call the beiginning of school in September. A hard time indeed for both parents and children! So let’s escape from monotony and stress thanks to this rich cultural family programme! Osiris, swallowed up mysteries at the Arab World Institute (IMA) Ancient Egypt mysteries are revealed at the Arab World Institute this Fall : more than 300 discoveries are displayed, result of…

Our favourite summer workbooks

cahiers d'été, Sweet Cabane

This is a selection of French workbooks for kids. I’ve selected them according to the age of the kids. Unfortunately, I think they’re mainly French ones. So forgive me this time again ;)! Next post (on Thursday), I will talk dietetics with our nutrionist Lila : she will select all the good summer food that helps to have a radiant and healthy complexion. Of course,  it will be translated in English. *** For older ones Petit cahier de géographie : jouez à réviser vos classiques! Collection…

Julie’s cultural agenda #3 : Summertime

Summer is finally here! Time to have a rest, to enjoy life, to be completely destressed …and to mix culture and holidays with kids! Kid shows in the “In » Avignon Festival For instance, you can go the the Riquet show that seems to be very funny! More information on the Festival d’Avignon‘s website. kids’ photo workshops at Les Rencontres d’Arles More information on  Les rencontres d’Arles‘ s website. Art holidays’ notebook A great way to have fun with your kids while learning…

Juli’s cultural agenda #3 : June

Mini branchés - Sweet Cabane

This Monday, I let Julie, from Mini Branchouille cultural blog for kids, show you her cultural agenda for the whole family… *** Here comes the sun ! The month of June is arriving with its insane temperatures, sorbets, first diving in the swimming pools. Starting the beginning of this week, the sandales will once again be hitting the concrete, the blue jeans will be rolled shorter and the will of travelling growing. To help you wait  to feel the sand under your…