Ah, Paris in springtime… Is there a city more perfect for this time of the year. And, if you need any further reason to visit, this Sunday, for the third consecutive year, Le Meurice is hosting a Children’s Carnival. The famed Le Meurice on the Rue de Rivoli has long been entwined with the arts and culture, and is a popular venue for shows during Paris Fashion Week. Now, in collaboration with the prestigious Stanlowa School of Dance, Le Meurice is honouring Russia and the famous Russian ballet telling the story of the wedding anniversary dinner of Pablo Picasso to Russian ballerina Olga Koklova which took place in 1923 in Le Meurice's ceremonial Salon Pompadour, a stunning ballroom decorated in a lavish style.
On Sunday March 13, children will be able to experience an introduction to classical dance, rhythm, magic and make-up, paraded in front of their parents, while Camille Lesecq, Head Pastry Chef at Le Meurice, will be on hand to create a sensational buffet on delicious afternoon tea for everyone to enjoy.
There's still time to hotfoot it on the Eurostar and be in Paris within a couple of hours. And if you can't manage it, there's plenty of family activities availabe at Le Meurice all year round. Young guests are given a special Le Meurice passport featuring the best-loved sights and places to visit in Paris; they can also borrow a scooter to whizz around the nearby Jardins de Tuileries, or sail the toy boat on the pond, or enjoy an indulgent Tea Time Gouter of patisseries delights. Everyone's favourite blonde bombshell, Barbie, along with her faithful sidekick Ken, is also appearing in an exhibition at the Doll Museum until September 2011.
Le Meurice family package costs from 730 Euros per night for a Superior Room.