Coming to Paris, but don’t want to go on a tour? Let me help you plan your time here. Paris is my home.
I love this city – and naturally she loves me! Paris and its suburbs is an urban area of around 13 million people and there’s much more to the city that it’s famous monuments.
It’s a city of so many layers and hidden surprises, with many of them not easily found on the internet and many websites and booking options not in English. These include many unique and quirky museums, cool out of the way shops and districts, broquante markets and the cool and reasonably-priced restaurants.
Even then, there are so many choices. There are 73 museums in Paris alone! There are 31 monuments, at least 20 covered passageways, more than 200 theatres and cabarets, tens of thousands of restaurants, and more than 450 parks and gardens.
That’s why we help visitors and clients plan their trip to maximise their time and effort. We also make reservations for you, for accommodation, restaurants, attractions and events.
Remember that not all information about Paris’ best experience is online, and not all provide information in English. Further, many of the big travel aggregators only promote the experiences for which they get the best commissions. In 2017, 40 million tourists visited the Greater Paris area and a lot of money is spent to promote specific attractions. These are often not the best way to see and experience this great city. So let me help you plan your experience to make the most of your time here.
I can advise you on and/or make reservations for…
- where and when to visit the many antique and broquante markets
- where to see some of the old fabulous Belle Epoque era theatres
- the best neigbourhoods for street art in the city’s newer urban renewal areas
- the cool and hip restaurants in the up-and-coming hipster districts
- some of lesser-known (and hard-to-find) classical French restaurants
- we can plan a shopping district itinerary
- where the secret non-publicised bars are located (that provide a true Parisian experience)
- the rooftop restaurants and bars with the best views of Paris (some are hard to find)
- the best new museums to visit and when. Paris has museums devote to almost anything: Islamic art, street art, Asian arts, native arts, specific artists like Picasso, and a 19th Century Chinese Pagoda that has re-opened after more than 50 years
- short-term apartments for your needs, as a result of formal arrangements with apartment providers
- we can book and send you tickets for many of the popular sites as well as lesser known monuments and attractions
- day trips in Paris, like canal trips, taking into account your timing and schedule
- recommend day trips out of Pairs, taking into account your timing and schedule
- advise which cool rooftop bars to go to
- we can recommend other food experiences like cooking classes
- evenings and lunches at specific restaurants, food markets and shops, with which we are personally familiar (because we like lost Parisians eat out all the time!)
- which festivals and events are truly fab! and which ones are popular and which not
Ok, so I’m interested in your help, what to do now?
Let’s start a conversation. I suggest you start by completing the form above to give me an idea of your plans. I’ll come back to you with a quote for our services. Treat me like your travel agent just for Paris.
I take a small flat fee for itinerary work, which can be paid via multiple options once you decide to go ahead after our initial consultation. All other costs (booking fees, accommodation costs etc) are laid out clearly, so there are no surprise or extra fees. I take no commissions or fees or get no benefit myself from restaurants, shops, attractions recommended, although I do in some cases get a referral fee from selected apartment providers.