My husband is attending a conference in Montpellier in late May and we decided to take our 4.5-year old daughter along. I have been to Paris twice before but this will be the first time for my husband and daughter. None of us speaks French and I get very nervous about dragging a preschooler around a big city (we live in a small town in Colorado and drive everywhere). I have tons of questions and would really appreciate your help! This is our first big trip as a family. So any tips on family vacation will help!
Travel time: the last two weeks of May (total 16 days).
-Day 1: fly from US to Paris (CDG)
-Day 2-7: stay in Paris: Any recommendation of family-friendly place to stay? What neighborhood to stay? Where to eat? We will skip most museums or galleries as the little girl wouldn't enjoy it. So what can we instead? Would 6 days in Paris be too long in this case?
-Day 8: take TGV train to Montpellier
-Day 9-11: Husband in conference. I do hope to do some sightseeing. Is Montpellier a good place for 3 days? What day trips can I and daughter take from there?
-Day 12-14: Take train to Nice and/or Lyon. Should we visit both or just one city? Will this be day trips from Montpellier? Or should we stay in Nice and/or Lyon?
-Day 15: Go back to Paris via Train
- Day 16: Fly back to US