Bespoke Paris

Meet Katrin, my colleague in Paris who is ready and waiting for you to arrive. She can arrange your entire trip and guide you if you so desire.

She speaks fluent French and she has co-led trips with me (Founder Doni Belau) previously. She has lived in Paris for over 20 years and she is caring and kind and puts her clients first. I trust her and her stunning taste implicitly. 

Katrin was a literary agent for most of her career escorting best-selling authors around the world on book tours. She is fun and will make you laugh plus she is extremely intelligent and DOES sweat the details. She cares so much about those she works with, that enduring friendships have been created and she has even visited past clients when back in the US! I’m so excited that she has officially joined our team.

Note: She will be co-leading our GG2P trip in 2020 avec moi to three countries: the Alsace region of France, Freiburg Germany (her home town) and the Black Forest ending in Basel, Switzerland. This promises to be an absolutely magical tour. Contact us for more info at [email protected]

Our Mission: Just as every person is unique, so every trip we organize is bespoke. We aim to provide you with a seamless visit to Paris that addresses your individual tastes, interests, restrictions (dietary, mobility, other). We want you to spend your time in Paris enjoying and exploring, not planning or standing in line. 

If you don’t know what you want to see, do or eat in Paris we are here to help you decide plus we can arrange everything from an off-the beaten path tour to top five iconic sights and monuments for those Paris Virgins amongst you. We cater to the discerning traveler who wants to have an authentic experience and not the standard tourist fare, so please  do not contact us for terribly touristy tours like the Hop-on and hop-off bus or a Bateaux Mouches boat trip.  We prefer to guide you to places, restaurants and outings that are beautiful, iconic, yet off the beaten path and something you’ll remember forever. Exquisite experiences are what we specialize in.

Paris Itinerary Ideas: Some interesting itinerary concepts that we can help you plug into your itinerary, each itinerary is designed just for you and your companions within your price range.

-Literary Paris from Hemingway to Colette to Sylvia Beach

-VIP Paris touring the Golden Triangle

-Stock Shops, designer discounts and outlets – The Ultimate Shopping Tour of Paris & beyond

-Insider Paris for first timers, Skip the Eiffel Tour lines, See the Orsay museum before it opens….and more surprises!

-A foodie day in Paris: Visit the market visit with your chef and teacher and with your purchases take the best cooking class we know of in town. Later learn about and taste natural wines and sit down to a Michelin star quality meal.

-A day of beauty in Paris with our friend and a former model. Explore the best drugstore for unique French beauty brands at bargain prices, learn how to make your own scent, stock up on candles made by the oldest firm in Paris and learn the art of French beauty which is 100% natural and organic

-Women’s history day in Paris with an expert history buff

-Soaking up Black history in Paris

-Artistic Paris: We’ll take you to our 2 of our favorite off-the-radar small museums with lunch then we’ll tour a former artists’ squat and then finally hit the top galleries in the Marais.

-Exploring the hipster area of Canal St. Martin

-Exploring the artist enclave of Belleville and learn about the political reasons for the street art found here

-Central Paris, its islands and its history from a female point of view

-Photo safari in Paris – learn new skills and walk away with a group of portraits taken by a well-known photographer

-Wine and champagne tasting class in Paris and then a stellar meal in a classic Parisian bistro with a superb wine cellar

-Walking from St. Germain to Montmartre and discovery of little shops and historical corners along the way

-A day at the Marché aux Puces (flea market), shopping for vintage and antiques followed by a stop for a drink to end your day listening to Gypsy Jazz at the bar where it was invented

-Jazz-era Paris discovery day

-Paris through the eyes of the revolutionaries from the Bastille to the Paris Commune to the Student Riots

-Ancient Paris; explore on the oldest Universities in the world, see the roman ruins, take photos in front of the oldest building in the city and learn about medieval Paris

-Day of gardens and French flower arranging

-Jewish Paris: Discover the history of the Jewish population in Paris from the 10th century, the second world war up to the modern-day community.

Beyond Paris:

-Tasting producer grower Champagnes in Champagne plus a Michelin star meal

-Normandy for the day including a visit to Giverny with a floral guide plus a cheese and cider tasting

-Day at Chateau de Chantilly, the place that invented whipped cream – head up in a tethered balloon to see their formal gardens

-See Le Nôtre’s gardens at Vaux le Vicomte

-The forest and gardens of Chateau de Fountainebleau via carriage ride

-Chartres the iconic and ancient religious town

-Rouen: Joan of Arc and Monet

Options / Costs: 

DIY Trips 

50 euros an hour for trip planning and restaurant reservations. Most 2 day itineraries take 3 hours to plan, longer stays take longer.

All budgets beyond the starving backpacker can be accommodated. 

Guided Visits with Katrin

350 euros for half day of guiding you and your party around Paris*

500 euros for a full day to guide you and your group around Paris*

*This cost includes time, labor and research. All meals, out-side tours, bespoke experiences and entry fees are extra.

Choose between:

1 day tours

3 days in Paris

5 days in Paris

One week in Paris

Special celebrations: Big Birthday, Anniversaries, Vow renewal, Mothers & Daughters, Family Time

How we work:

After an initial (free) consultation, we invoice for a retainer which represents a minimum of 3-5 hours of research, itinerary planning and booking time for your tour depending on how many days you have in Paris. Research, organizing and booking a trip or tour can take up to 10 hours. We bill at 50 euros an hour for the minimum block to start and we always let you know before we go over any agreed upon limits.
Once you pay this retainer for our planning time, GG2P will send you a proposed itinerary and once you sign off on each item and its cost we will ask to fill out a form allowing us approval to use your credit card only to pay for the various tours and bookings which have been agreed to, to save you the trouble. You can also book all of these items yourself directly if you prefer. We understand some adjustments might need to be made in our first proposed itinerary, this is the nature of the project. It’s critical to understand that everything that is booked or purchased you will approve of before-hand.
Thank you for putting your trust in us, we will make sure the memories of your trip to Paris will last a lifetime!

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