From our stylists Paris


So if you’re asking yourself where do all the cool kids hang out in Paris, away from all the tourist hordes? In and around Canal Saint-Martin of course!

This under-the-radar neighborhood is located in the 10th arrondissement, and is an absolute “must” experience for any visitor or expat with children who desires a beneath-the-surface feel for Parisian culture that goes beyond the Mona Lisa, the Eiffel Tower, or the Champs Elysées.

The Canal has no thousand foot tall monuments, royal-owned property, or world famous museums, and thus isn’t included on many Paris travel itineraries. It does, however, have a great deal of character and a lot of ‘hidden’ child-friendly cafe’s and restaurants… And in summer you see many people bring a picknick basket and enjoy a lunch or gouter along the water.

If you happen to be in the neighbourhood, we (the les enfants a paris crew) all went to a small and typically French cafe ‘Chez Prune’ for a hot drink. They totally won us over with its quirky decor, limited but good menu, child-friendly staff and relaxed ambience.

And everyone was dressed in style of course! Have a look and let us know you’re favourite outfit!

Playdate Canal Saint-Martin

Léa is dressed in a dress by Jakioo by Monalissa and her cardigan by Tape a L’Oeil. Bonnie, next to Léa, is wearing her T-shirt with rollerskate print from Stella MacCartney Kids via Orange Mayonnaise combined with her light pink cardigan from Gray Label. Maylia is dressed in a shirt and romper by Zara and hat by H&M.

Playdate Canal Saint Martin

Alexander and Manon love hanging out together as you already might have noticed?! Alexander is wearing his ‘vehicles blue Oscar shirt’ from the French brand Je suis en CP. Manon is dressed in a knitted sweater in a beautiful watermelon colour from the Danish brand molo.



Les enfants a Paris

Morgane is wearing a shirt with llama print from Waddler combined with her skirt from Jow Junior. Kay Georgia combined her beautiful Monnalisa dress with her Primark coat.

Lou & Manon

How awesome are Manon’s ‘Swimming Tiger‘ leggings?! Available at


Melchior is dressed in his super cool skateboard print T-shirt from molo combined with red trousers from the Italian brand Monnalisa Hitch-Hiker. Cléophée is wearing a lovely green cardigan from the Dutch brand Bengh per principesse and underneath a romper from the Swedish brand Filemon Kid.

Bonnie & Lea

Bonnie (hugging Léa) is dressed in her Bobo Choses via Broer & Zus dress combined with shirt and leggings from Mingo Kids.

Bonnie & Lea

The kids are definitely having fun!

Little Emperor meets Waddler

Chiara (left) is wearing a jeans jacket by Monnalisa and her green ‘Tea in the Garden’ dress by the Australian brand Little Emperor. (Yes, combined with jeans as it’s still pretty cold here in Paris) Clara (right) is wearing a llama print shirt by Waddler, skirt by molo.

See you later Alligator

Meet Tess, a new face on the blog, wearing her ‘See you later Alligator’ sweater by Mini Rodini via Orange Mayonnaise, trousers by Grassstar, and shoes by Buggy.

Les enfants a Paris

Photographs taken in Paris by the talented children’s fashion photographer Emily Kornya.

Originally from Toronto Canada, Emily began a new journey, one that took her to live in Paris, France for a year. Still only 21  and completing an undergraduate degree in English Literature, Russian Literature, and South Slavic Studies, Emily has huge talents, and not only in the photographic field.