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About Girls’ Guide to Paris

The New York–based, an all-encompassing online
city guide by Francophile Doni Belau, currently features over 5,000 pages
of fun ideas, services and insider tips for visiting Paris, including hotels,
shopping, activities and dining —all tested and personally selected
with care by Doni and her team of locally based writers.

With over 120,000 monthly readers, 20,000 newsletter subscribers,

22,000 Facebook fans and 25,000 Twitter followers, the Girls’ Guide
to Paris community comprises  one million unique visitors per year
from the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Canada
and Australia.



Besides great content, our site has various projects, among them:

  • Girls’ Guide to Europe e-magazine 
  • GO-Card, our VIP travel reward card
  • iPhone and Android apps
  • Downloadable walking tours

The GO-Card Travel Club was created in December 2011 to share our extensive resources and pass along exclusive opportunities to save, enabling members to plan their best Paris experience ever, and to bring France home with them via online shopping opportunities.

Coupled with members-only viewable insider info and tips on our site, our  GO-Card Travel Club rewards members with year-round privileges and benefits at a handpicked and carefully curated list of extraordinary businesses.

Shopping discounts, reduced rates (for hotels, spas, tours, apartment rentals), special tours, exclusive invitations—in a nutshell, travelers to Paris can now be more prepared than ever to tackle our favorite city with ease and panache and bring home wonderful stories to tell their friends!

Doni Belau, Founder

For over two decades, Doni has been hopelessly in love with this city of endless style and beauty, where women can be whoever they want. Doni continues to visit her favorite place on earth many times each year and obsessively combs through every guidebook about Paris, scours nearly every blog and travel magazine, and spends countless hours hunting down the newest restaurants and shops in the City of Light. Doni has lived in Paris and visited it many times with groups of girlfriends, as well as her sister, her niece and her teenage daughter and friends. She will certify that every girl—of any age—can have a fabulous time in her favorite place. Before travel overtook her life, Doni worked in the nonprofit arena and in advertising. Her mission now is to continue introducing her favorite parts of Paris to friends, acquaintances and anyone on the street who will listen.

Speaking Engagements

Doni Belau, GG2P’s founder is available for speaking engagements worldwide. Contact to learn more.
Alliance Francaise clubs can arrange for her to speak via this link,


In addition to our bevy of fabulous lady bloggers in Paris, we are always scouting for new talent. If you are interested in contributing to our online city guide, please submit several examples of your writing and blog posts to

The Girls’ Guide to Paris bloggers on the ground in Paris experience, write and bring to you the most up-to-date information about What’s Hot right now in the City of Light. Their backgrounds and interests are as varied as their ages and countries of origin. Our desire is to offer readers several versions of Paris, because we understand that what women want and can afford at various stages of our lives will continue to change.

Internship Opportunities

Girls’ Guide to Paris is always looking for creative, computer-savvy, self starter interns. Internships are unpaid and have very flexible hours. If you are interested and to learn more about available positions please contact