Paris with teenagers? You bet! Lucky are the teenage daughters or granddaughters whose relatives deem it necessary to take them to Paris for a “girls” vacation. Sometimes the parent or child have too high expectations and are disappointed, but not so in this case. I spoke with Caroline Orr, a hip 15-year-old Texas teenager who recently visited Paris for the first time with her mother and grandmother for the trip of a lifetime. Here are Caroline’s thoughts, musings and observations that you might find helpful when planning a trip with a teenage girl in mind:
Caroline: Surprisingly, not the shopping! Caroline’s answer was, “…the culture, the food, and definitely the people watching.”
Caroline: “Check out the Left Bank for so many little gems and stores that you would not expect to find at home. Quaint boutiques that you would not expect to find great things in, but do, are everywhere.”
Caroline: “I thought I would see poodles, but I just saw regular dogs. I didn’t see anybody wearing a beret. The whole city was way larger than I thought it would be. I thought it would be a cute little town, but it was just so large.”
The Weekend In Paris: Tell me about the shopping! What types of clothes attracted you?
The Weekend In Paris: You visited the Louvre and the d’Orsay Museums. Which was your favorite and why?
The Weekend In Paris: What did you typically eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner?
The Weekend In Paris: Compare London and Paris for me from your perspective since you visited both on this trip.