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If you don’t know what you want to see or do or eat in Paris (or the rest of France), we’re here to help. Our team of girls travel tours experts know Paris and France like the back of their hand. More importantly, we know the difference between being a tourist and having an authentic experience that connects you with the culture.

Maybe this is your first visit to the City of Light; we can help you plan your trip, making sure you see the iconic sights, but still get off the beaten path. Or maybe you’ve been before, but this time you’re taking a lucky teenager and want to make sure they love Paris as much as you do. Or maybe you’re planning an excursion around France but want an experience beyond what you’ll find in a guidebook – the foodie spots, the out-of-the-way family-owned chateaux, the truffle hunt.

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Our Trip Planning is led by veteran Francophiles who know how to make your trip special. Our luxury tours for women cater to the discerning traveler who wants to have a more immersive, “living like a local” experience. We’ll help you find the destinations, restaurants and outings that you’ll remember forever.

After all, we want you to love France as much as we do.

“Girls’ Guide provided us with stunning accommodations and wonderful excursions and restaurants in Paris. They organized for me and my partner such a special stay in the romantic city of Paris, from our arrival to our departure, and I can’t thank them enough for these remarkable memories. Not only was Katrin funny but she showed great care when I got sick myself. Above all, I am thankful for making beautiful memories, and forging wonderful new and lasting friendships in an unforgettable environment.”

Sandra S, Vancouver

“Katrin was the perfect mix of ease, grace and fun. She listened to my interest and helped create an amazing itinerary that made sure I thoroughly enjoyed my first trip. I can’t wait to return and partner with Katrin again.”

Tammy, Cambridge

“Katrin did an amazing job of bespoke planning for our 6 day visit to Paris. We did “planning only” which was of tremendous value. She listened to what the varied special interests of our family of 4, including 2 college students, and set up a schedule letting us miss the crowds; experience vs visit Paris; finding a convenient Air B&B and a strategy to plan ahead so we could save time in Paris.”

Jane B

How It Works

Get in touch with us by clicking on the Inquire Now. We will organize an initial (free) phone consultation to learn what kind of experience you’re trying to create and brainstorm some ideas.

You have 3 Options:

  1. Itinerary Planning: Our experts will help design and plan the itinerary you’re dreaming about – where to go, what to do, where to eat, or any other help you need. Cost: $80/hour (5-hour minimum). The time required is dependent on the complexity and duration of the itinerary, but typically a 3-4 day visit to Paris can be accomplished with the minimum 5 hours, whereas week-long trips around France typically require 10-15 hours. We can tighten up the numbers after our free phone consultation.
  2. Itinerary Booking: You now have your exciting Girls’ Guide to Paris itinerary, but there’s a lot of legwork needed (in a foreign language) to make it happen. We can book your trip for you so all you need to do is show up. We’ll book your hotels, transportation and activities, make your restaurant reservations activities, and organize everything that needs organizing. Cost: $80/hour. Depending on the complexity of the itinerary it typically takes 2 hours per travel day to book. There is no markup or commission on any booking, and we will always strive to get you the best possible price!
  3. Let us Guide You: We can join you on your trip to guide you, drive you and make everything seamless. Cost: €320 for a half day or €550 for a full day plus expenses.

Thank you for putting your trust in us. We will make sure the memories of your trip to France will last a lifetime!

Ideas

Whether it’s a themed day in Paris, a day-trip (or week trip!) to the countryside, or some ideas to help your kids fall in love with Paris too, let our experts help create magical experiences. This is a completely custom service; no two are alike. Here’s some examples of what we’ve organized for others:

In Paris

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Marie or Josephine?

In our back pocket we know of an expert in both Marie Antoinette & Josephine Bonaparte history. She can create a customized tour for you and your party so that you can literally walk in the footsteps of one or both of these intriguing royal women of France. Be queen for a day!

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Paris & Perfumes

Learn about the history of perfume, created in France in the 18th century while making your own scents with a master. The ideal souvenir.

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A foodie day in Paris

Visit the market with your chef and teacher, and with your purchases, take the best cooking class in town. Later, learn about and taste natural wines and sit down to a Michelin star quality meal.

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A beauty day in Paris

Learn about French beauty with our friend and former model. Explore the best drugstores for unique French beauty brands at bargain prices. Learn how to make your own scent, and stock up on candles made by the oldest firm in Paris.

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Artistic Paris

We’ll take you to two of our favorite off-the-radar small museums with lunch, visit a former artists’ squat and then finally hit the top galleries in the Marais.

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Photo Safari in Paris

Learn new skills from a professional photographer. Your Instagram feed will never be the same! And come home with pictures of yourself you actually like!

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Marché aux Puces

A day at the famous flea market, shopping for antiques and vintage items followed by a stop for a drink while listening to Gypsy Jazz at the bar where Django Reinhardt played.

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Literary Paris

Walk in the steps and live (for a moment) the life of the greats; from Hemingway to Colette to Sylvia Beach.

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Wine & Champagne Tasting

Wine and champagne tasting class from a professional sommelier followed by a stellar meal in a classic Parisian bistro with a superb wine cellar.

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Fashionista Paris

VIP Paris touring the Golden Triangle with fashion experts. Explore the best in haute couture and ready-to-wear luxury fashion.

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Ultimate Paris Shopping Tour

Stock Shops: Designer Discounts and Outlets and we can throw in some Vintage shops too!

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Midnight in Paris

Jazz-era Paris makes us all swoon. From the steps in Mr. Allen’s movie, we’ll take you back to the heyday of jazz in Paris

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Paris with Kids

See Paris in a way that’s fun for the whole family. Take a Segway tour, do a museum scavenger hunt, take a cooking class for the family, or find your favorite chocolatier.

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Flower Power

Enjoy a day exploring Paris’ finest gardens and learn how to make a French bouquet. This tour is led by one of the most knowledgeable florists in Paris.

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The Women of Paris

Learn about the women who have shaped Paris from Marie Antoinette to Simone de Beauvoir, with an expert history buff.

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From Street Art to Ateliers

Explore the charming hipster area of Canal St. Martin with its picturesque bridges, cafes, shops, and florists.

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The Street Art of Belleville

Explore this new up and coming area and learn about the political reasons for the street art found here.

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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 discover Paris of the middle ages.

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Central Paris

Its islands and its history from the Parisi tribe to today from a female point of view.

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African American Paris

Soak up black history in Paris from Josephine Baker to James Baldwin to Miles Davis with a long time American expat and history buff.

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Insider Paris for First-Timers

Skip the Eiffel Tour lines, see the Orsay museum before it opens…and many more surprises!

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Revolutionary Paris

See the city of light through the eyes of the revolutionaries, from the Bastille to the Paris Commune to the Student Riots.

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Jewish Paris

Discover the history of the Jewish population from the 10th century through the second world war up to the modern-day.

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Montmartre

Walking or Biking from St. Germain to Montmartre discovering little shops and historical corners along the way.

Beyond Paris

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Chantilly

Spend a day visiting Chateau de Chantilly, where the great French chef Vatel was said to have invented whipped cream in the 17th century. Head up in a tethered balloon to see their formal gardens from above.

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The Palace of Fontainebleau

The medieval castle is one of the largest royal castles in France. After touring the Chateau, visit the forests via horse-drawn carriage.

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Vaux le Vicomte

Visit André Le Nôtre’s Gardens at the 17th century castle of Vaux le Vicomte, just one hour from Paris. Lunch at the Chateau is available.

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Chartres

Just one 75 minutes southwest of Paris lies the gorgeous town of Chartres, famous for its awe-inspiring gothic cathedral.But the blue awnings, cobble stone streets and half-timbered buildings will also delight.

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Rouen

Tour this lovely town 1 hour and 45 minute northwest of Paris with a focus on Joan of Arc and Claude Monet who are integral to the history of this medieval Rouen.

There are so many other amazing things to do in Paris and beyond. This is but a sampling. We don’t list the classics like the Louvre, Versailles, Normandy beaches or Giverny, but our France travel planners and guides can help you arrange the best way to see these well-known sites avoiding the throngs of tourists. Having a local helps you avoid the crowds and booking a truly knowledgeable guide is priceless. Inquire today and get a free consultation to discover what will make your Paris or France trip truly magical!

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