In August, I've got a 3.5 hour gap between arriving at Gare du Nord and my onward train from Montparnasse. I have two toddlers and would like to walk between the two stations. What are the best sights to see en route? Traditional sights are welcome, but also anything which is particularly toddler friendly.
Taking into account possible delays with childs walking speed and drink/food pause, here's a suggestion :
- Take subway from Gare du Nord to Etienne Marcel. Although it is a lively and populous area, it's the part that I would remove from the walking path in order to have more time on other parts.
- Walk to the Centre Pompidou, where depending on time of day you could see various street artist showing besides an outside view of the museum itself.
- Walk to Jardin du Luxembourg, walking thru Ile de la Cité. The Jardin du Luxembourg is a large public garden, where kids might rest and go a few playgrounds.
- Depending on how the kids are tired and the remaining time, either take the subway or bus from Luxembourg or walk to Montparnasse train station.