Do like exploring cities? I love them. They are so full of life, colour and inspiration. But not always easy to find your way around, which is one of the many reasons I love a good guidebook. As part of my 2016 #LPKidsPoetry residency with Lonely Planet Kids I was looking at their fab Paris City Trails books for kids, a guide to Paris written with kids in mind. What a delight for family travellers!
Sitting at home I travelled the night exploring Paris, plotting our my perfect Paris trail and bringing it to life in my mind. Of course that night I dreamt in poetry. It went a bit like this…
Tales of a City Trail
Hey look, a new book, of cool city trails,
where you’re bound to discover fab facts and tales.
Find out the history of striped sailor tops,
strange window lickers and French knicker shops.
See in a new light the landmarks that grab you,
an eyeful of Eiffel, a pipe full of Pompidou.
Explore underground. The dark and the dead,
the catacomb skeleton, the ‘off with her head’!
Plot your trails on a map, by torchlight at night,
or walk them, in Paris, the city of light.