SO/ Paris, a New Hotel, Has the City’s Greatest Watch

On the experience into Paris from the airport, you could be forgiven, if, in a second of worry you ignore the indicators in French and concern grips your heart that you are in the completely wrong spot. Right after all, many of the outer neighborhoods ringing Paris have tiny, if any, of the historic architecture countless millions keep dear.

All of a sudden, nevertheless, you cross a line and the Paris your intellect accepts as the a single genuine Paris seems. All is effectively.

Now, 1 of Paris’s coolest new hotels is right inside that line, a situation, it turns out, which affords what may well be the greatest views anywhere in the French funds. That resort, the SO/ Paris, is the latest collection for Area Critical, our column on fascinating new inns.

With its top, the SO/ Paris is an island of types on the right bank, which is fitting given that it sits on the previous Île Louviers, a person of the numerous islands that as soon as dotted the Seine in Paris. In the 1840s the hole in between this island and the mainland was crammed in, and in the 1960s a piece of the land was made into a substantial H-formed modernist sophisticated for the metropolis government of Paris. Right now, it’s perched amongst what was after a person of the city’s edgiest neighborhoods, the Marais, and 1 of its additional common for young denizens, Bastille. It is also a mere two-moment walk from the missing-in-time Île Saint-Louis. A variety of the hotel’s 162 bedrooms—spread out on floors 7-14 of the building—look out more than the Hôtel Lambert, the city’s most highly-priced home which very last sold for a noted $226 million.

The hotel is aspect of Ennismore Team, which also has well-liked hotel manufacturers like 21C, 25h, Mama Shelter, and Hoxton underneath its umbrella. The SO/ hotels are supposed to be trend-forward, which will make perception because approximately just about every influence attending demonstrates at the most modern Paris manner 7 days seemed to be being or hanging out right here. Walking within,

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Photos: Kids Capture Their Family Vacation in NYC, Bangkok, Rome, Paris and Washington, D.C.

To find out how children’s travel experiences differ from their parents’, we enlisted families around the world to share their perspectives — and their pictures.

Riding atop his father’s shoulders, Villum Vejlin Sogaard arrived at the gate to board the ferry departing from Lower Manhattan like a miniature, triumphant explorer.

His eyes darted from the downtown skyline to souvenir vendors to fellow tourists with tickets in hand. It was the 6-year-old’s first time in the United States and he was about to see one of the country’s iconic landmarks: the Statue of Liberty.

“I think it’s a must-see when you’re in the city,” said Simon Vejlin Sogaard, Villum’s father, who had traveled with several other family members from their home in Denmark. “It’s a great piece of history. And it was actually even more interesting to know the history behind the statue and what it stands for — which, I think, is more important.”

Villum was perhaps too young to appreciate, as his father did, what the statue represents. Instead, when he reached Liberty Island and made his way up the steps to cast his eyes on the giant green woman, her arm extended with a torch, he was awed mainly by her sheer scale.

The differences in the perspectives of Mr. Vejlin Sogaard and his young son are emblematic of what many families experience while vacationing, and they raise questions frequently asked by parents around the world: Do young children benefit from traveling to new places? If so, how? Do they find value in seeing historical landmarks and museums? And how might a trip through a child’s eyes differ from their parents’ perspective?

We set out to learn just that.

This year, The New York Times dispatched a team of reporters to popular tourist landmarks in several cities across the world, from Washington, D.C., to Bangkok. At each location, a parent and their child were both given disposable cameras and were tasked with taking photographs of what they

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