“My husband and I hired Lisa to help plan the “grand finale” of our European honeymoon in Paris over January 2024. We decided it would be invaluable to find an expert to help us finesse our itinerary as we both were unfamiliar with Paris. Alas, we found Lisa, who graciously responded and worked with us when we reached out with our last minute request.

After our first Zoom meeting, we felt great reassurance about our Paris trip shaping up. Lisa took time to listen to our priorities, what we were already interested in or had plans to do, and shared fantastic advice to help make our trip more seamless. She went above and beyond in even creating a self-guided walking tour to ensure we would not miss any important sights and provided excellent recommendations for everything from walking routes and shopping to museums and restaurants. The cherry on top was the most wonderful private guided tour of the Louvre with a guide who was incredibly knowledgeable and personable.

Lisa was very communicative throughout our trip and was super organized with arranging transportation, our schedule on an app, and all our tickets. She made us feel like VIPs and it was a trip we will never forget. We look forward to working with her again in the future and would recommend her travel expertise to absolutely anyone.

Merci beaucoup, Lisa! “

Best,
Couple on honeymoon. Names redacted for privacy.

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“Hi Lisa,

I find myself incredibly embarrassed that I have not reached out until now, but rest assured you have been on my radar since my clients, my clients returned from Paris. Your incredible attention to detail, and your immediate help to assist in a very short time frame was so appreciated. I would like to offer you a recommendation and (more formal) review of what can only be described as the most wonderful experience you created for my clients! I know that our time change was challenging, yet you were always available to me and assist down to the very last detail. Every aspect of Bob and Shannon’s trip was outstanding and exceeded their expectations. I see you have testimonials on your website, but I did not see where or how to submit so I will let you perhaps let me know what may be best for Your Paris Experience. I would be remiss if I did not let you know how truly fortunate I feel to have found your personal services through the Your Travel Center/Virtuoso referral from Chris, especially as my last minute-clients request for such a detailed itinerary between not a lot of days, and in between French Open tennis finals no less. You were/are amazing! Hope you know how much I truly appreciate all that you did. Hope summer is treating you well, and I look forward to working with you again whenever possible for our clients”

Best,
Anna Saunders. VIP Travel Consultants, LLC.

On Your Paris Experience

Hi Lisa,
I’m so sorry for the delay as well! I’ve meant to email you when we returned home but, both myself and Richard have fully dove into a very busy work month. First off, let me thank you for setting up such an amazing trip for us. You hit the nail on the head by setting us up with Louise. She was not only extremely educated on the history of Paris but, we had such a fun day with her.
Each direction which you provided for us was extremely easy to follow and all the restaurants which you recommended were top notch. We appreciate all the hard work you put into making our trip so memorable. I look forward to visiting Paris again and we will no doubt recommend you to our friends and family.
Finally, Paris was one of my favorite cities to date. It was a trip that we will never forget. THANK YOU AGAIN!

Sam & Rich

On Your Paris Experience

Hi Lisa,

We arrived home on Sunday morning. We wanted to thank you for ALL that you did to help make our stay in Paris wonderful and memorable. We loved it all … and we can’t wait to plan our next vacation with you.

And … THANK YOU again for a packed and awesome agenda!

Best Courtney

On Your Paris Experience

Hi Lisa,
So sorry it has taken this long to email you! Yes, we had an absolute stunning time thanks to you! Wow, there are not enough superlatives to describe our experience.
Kids loved it, Pam loved it, and even for the brief time I was there, it was incredible. The kids learned so much about French history in such a fun setting (they commanded all the Fat tire bike tours with the tour guide- really funny to witness) that grade school history class will never live up to what they did!
Thank you, thank you for your services. I really will recommend Your Paris Experience to friends/family who would really enjoy getting the most out of a trip to Paris. As such, I liked and commented on the Face Book page! Hope to cross paths with you in the future.

Sincerely, Louis and Pam

On Your Paris Experience

Hi Lisa,
Thank you, Lisa, for your help during my recent visit to Paris. It was wonderful to know that someone as well respected and professional as yourself was there to help me enjoy my time in the City of Light. I will definitely use your services again and can’t wait to do so!!!

Thank you so much, Jennifer

On Your Paris Experience

Hi Lisa,
We had an amazing time. The restaurants were fantastic and we enjoyed the itinerary you planned for us. We loved the Victoria Palace. Thank you for recommending them.
I am excited for Samantha and Rich that you are planning their time in Paris.

You are amazing, Val

On Your Paris Experience

Hello Lisa,
Happy 4th of July. I had an incredible time in Paris. Renting an apartment made all the difference in my getting a very different perspective of the French and its culture.
I can’t begin to thank you enough for the recommendations and support you provided to me before and during my stay in Paris. I especially wish to thank you for connecting me to the apartment rental service–it was a great and experiencing changing recommendation. I will always thank and remember you for doing this. I have already started to plan for my next stay in Paris. Staying in two apartments added to the overall experience for me. Both were were excellent of of outstanding quality but in several respects were very, very, different. I would readily stay at either place and I hope one of them is open for my next stay.
Having a chef cook us dinner was the hi-light of my stay. My friends loved it and we still talk about it. You add great value to a traveler like me in offering the opportunity to experience this type of event. Based on my life prior to my trip, the thought of engaging a chef would have never crossed my mind. In addition to offering these unique experiences those whom you do business are nothing less but outstanding and professional. This same thanks can be applied to the tours/guides you offer. All my past guides were expert in their knowledge/subject and all exceptionally kind and professional.
The Chenenceau tour was amazing. It was a place I have wanted to visit for several years. Morgane was amazing and most patient with me in speaking and practicing my French. I told her that on my next trip to France I will definitely look into booking a full day tour. I have a great deal of knowledge about the personalities, events, and history of Chenenceau, yet Morgane was able to add some new information and historical facts about the chateau.
In summary my trip was a 10 and your support was an 11–which made the great fun I had while on vacation possible. I look forward continuing working with you on my future travel plans.

Thanks again Lisa, Bob

On Your Paris Experience

Hi Lisa,

Our trip to Paris was fabulous! Thank you so much for all your planning and suggestions. We did stray a bit from the itinerary once we arrived, but we all agreed that having Philipe was the only way to go. He was able to magically park very close to wherever we went. We enjoyed our lunch of steak frites and then we were off to some sight seeing and shopping (We did a little damage at Chanel).

The hotel was a bit hit and a wonderful neighborhood and location. The staff couldn’t have been nicer or more helpful and they didn’t laugh at my terrible French! And breakfast was included, which I hadn’t expected. All in all, the trip was a major success and Elizabeth said she had the time of her life. Who could ask for more!
I will, of course, keep you in mind for future trips. Hopefully sooner, rather than later. And thank you again for your expertise and kindness.

Best regards, Cindy

On Your Paris Experience

Hi Lisa,
I wanted to thank you for all your help with our recent trip to Paris. We had a fabulous time!!
The hotel was perfect…from the gorgeous room (you could hear a pin drop, it was so quiet), jazz club, delicious breakfast, wonderful staff and awesome location, I will look no further for a hotel. This is the place to stay.

All of our dinners were delicious. We were talking on the plane ride home and really could not come up with a favourite, they were all great!
The Eiffel Tower tour and the Musee d’Orsay tour were both great. Louise was absolutely wonderful and I would highly recommend her. Very informative and gracious.

Thank you again for making our trip such a memorable one. I hope to work with you in the not to distant future!

Best regards, Lucy

On Your Paris Experience

Hi Lisa,
I want to thank you for a perfect itinerary. You nailed it. All of your recommendations were spot on. We had three fun-filled days of museums, great walks through different neighbourhoods and amazing food. The hotel was perfect and in a great location for what we wanted to do. I can’t wait to go back and have you help with my next trip! Have a great day!

Best regards, Nilsa

On Your Paris Experience

Dear Lisa,
We had a great time today. Phillipe was most professional, kind, and helpful. He was able to get us to the Chateau and back without a hitch. I will always owe him a debt of gratitude for finding my cell phone I left in his car after being dropped off–and returning it. How he figured out where Erica and I had stopped to eat to deliver my phone amazed us.

The Chateau and tour were better than expected. Unfortunately, I fear one would have to have an interest in Diane de Poitiers or King Henry II as we do, in order to fully enjoy the visit. Visiting this site has been a goal for a few years now.

I learned a great deal today–which is always good.

Thanks again for help making this possible!

Best Regards, Bob

On Your Paris Experience

We recently returned home from a wonderful family vacation in Paris. We are a family of four, which includes two boys ages 20 and 17.  We had MANY items on our bucket list and had absolutely no idea how we would check them all off, until I read many reviews of YourParisExperience tours and the wonderful things that they had to say about the company and Lisa.

After a thorough discussion with Lisa, she promptly arranged an amazing itinerary that hit all of our requests.  Lisa really paid attention and took notes on our family interests and past experiences and hit the nail on the head planning our trip.  Not only did she arrange amazing private tour guides for various venues (Louvre, Versailles, Notre Dame, Montmartre), but she arranged private transportation and many dinner reservations.

The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and made our experiences much more memorable and informative.  Margot and Eric are truly professional and load of fun!  I must say, the highlight of our time in Paris was touring Notre Dame.  It’s one thing to observe the cathedral, but another thing entirely to take a private tour!  It was a very profound and moving experience for all of us.

Thank you, Lisa, for making this a vacation that we will never forget!

Paris Client June 2018

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Lisa,

I thoroughly enjoyed my French Revolution tour. One of the best I have experienced so far. Flora was an outstanding guide. She is expert in her knowledge of the subject, professional, and exceptionally well prepared. She was patient and thorough and introduced me to several new landmarks and amazing new facts about the personalities of the period and provided a deeper background on items I was already familiar which only a history geek like myself would love. If this was not enough, Flora recommended a book on Marie Antoinette that I downloaded and have not been able to put down.

I had such fun I plan to take the tour again in the future and I hope Flora is still with your firm.

Finally, Flora is a very nice and kind person.

Thanks to the “three of you” for the experience. Please also extend my thanks to Flora.

Bob, Touring Assistance

On Your Paris Experience

Hi, Lisa:

Yes, we are back and buried in 6 weeks’ worth of mail and backlogged work items…so much for semi-retirement!

The week with our friends was certainly enjoyable, with the highlights being the two “Behind the Scenes” tours at the Eiffel Tower and Versailles. Favorite dining had to be L’Atelier du Joel Robuchon and Le Jules Verne. The day trip to Giverny and lunch at Moulin de Fourges was also a fantastic experience.

Our time in Paris afterwards was magical. We really enjoyed our little apartment and the Rue Saint Dominique neighborhood, and we discovered so much we hadn’t seen before, such as the Bois de Boulogne, and the Chalet des Isles; Le Flandrin in the 16th (ate there twice after discovering it for lunch after a visit to the Musee Marmottan); Parc Monceau; and we topped off our 5 week stay with a final dinner at Epicure in Hotel Le Bristol. What a fantastic evening that was, and such warm, welcoming service!!

We’re not sure what we’ll be doing next year yet, but it doesn’t seem right to not schedule a visit for some time back in our favorite City of Light. Maybe we’ll look into hitting other areas by rail, and then finish up with a few weeks in Paris; time will tell.

Also, thanks for being available for real-time questions (nail salon…restaurant in Chartres…). That was a big help having a “go-to” person when we were in doubt.

Take care, and best of luck in your new ventures!

Best always,

Ron & Karen
Silver Concierge Service

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Lisa,

Thank you for your kind email. Our trip was spectacular! We’ve been raving about it since we got back. Though we were looking forward to it, we did not adhere strictly to the itinerary you helped us create. However, we did most of the things you suggested and every one of your suggestions was a hit. We really enjoyed the tour of Versailles, the river cruise, the best baguette in Paris, the bars at the Minipalais and Georges, dinner at L’Oiseau Blanc, taking pictures from Pont Alexandre III, the view of the Arc de Triomphe from the Champs Elysees, to name a few highlights. Anne and I marveled aloud several times at how spot on each and every one your suggestions was.

The vacation was awesome and the only downside is that I am not sure how we are ever going to top our 10th anniversary. We have certainly already recommended you to several of our friends. I have started bookmarking some other ideas for our next trip to Paris (whenever that may be) and we will definitely call you up again when we are ready to plan that next trip.

One more thing I wanted to share with you: We went to the restaurant you suggested for the best hot chocolate in Paris (was it Un Dimanche a Paris?). The host was surprised to have a couple of American tourists and asked how we heard of them. He was very pleased that we heard that they had the best hot chocolate. We enjoyed our lunch and chocolat au gourmand, and eating like the locals.

Thank you, again for helping us plan our trip and for making it a very successful and memorable one.

Regards,

Andrew
Silver Concierge Service 

On Your Paris Experience

Fellow lovers of Paris:

To make your experience truly unique and enjoyable please contact Lisa. She’s the one to provide you with the best trip you could ever imagine and it’s tailored to what you want to see and do. She’s been my trusted guide for my last 2 visits. I’ve been to Paris many times but when Lisa helped me I was able to see things that I wouldn’t have known about on my own. She’s very professional and there to help if you need her. I wouldn’t go back without contacting her.

Deborra Bracy

On Your Paris Experience

Hi Lisa,

My parents have arrived safely home and I heard all went well with the transfer at CDG – thanks once again for all your help! Your assistance with their arrival and departure helped tremendously in bookending our family holiday with a stress-free start and finish!

With thanks again and I will be sure to be in touch again next time when travelling through Paris!

Best regards,

Norm, VIP Arrival Service at CDG

On Your Paris Experience

Dear Lisa,

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for everything! Our trip to Paris was amazing–your secrets & tips made the difference.
You certainly know Paris inside and out!

I wrote an email to you, but it didn’t look like it sent. If you received it, my apologies. I wish we could have spent more time in France. I will be back!!

Thank you, again.

Sincerely,

Lori, Phone Consultation Service

On Your Paris Experience

Lisa:

Thanks so much for the concierge services in Paris. Our stay there couldn’t have been better. I wanted to make it special and have no hiccups and you certainly came through for us. Your advice and assistance in scheduling tours, itinerary suggestions and “hidden gems” made a great trip into a perfect one.

Please let me know how/if I can leave a review on your site or other site as others should know what a great service you provide.

Best Regards,

Dave, Gold Concierge Service

On Your Paris Experience

Lisa,

Your help in Paris was invaluable to me! We had a lovely time and everything went as smoothly as we could ever ask for!
I will be happy to pass your name on to family and friends!

Judi
Phone Consultation Service

On Your Paris Experience

Bonjour Lisa,

I am sorry this email is so late to you. We had such a lovely time in Paris, once again, thanks to you. The hotel was perfect. We just loved everything about it. The restaurants were also wonderful. We could not resist returning to Café Constant one day for lunch, which you also introduced us to. Despite the heat, we loved it all and I can’t thank you enough for your help.

Thank you also for recommending your contact in Barcelona. She is a very special person and we really enjoyed getting to know her during our travels. She planned every minute of our trip to Barcelona and the Costa Brava, and we spent a lot of time together as we covered the countryside and historic sites. We ended up having to pare down the itinerary some days, which was fine. She is a very dynamic person and made our trip great. Thanks so much for introducing us.

I hope you enjoy the rest of you summer. Getting back to states at all? I tell all my friends about you and they promise to let you know when the are coming to Paris. We will let you know the minute we plan a return as well. Possibly planning a trip to Rome this fall — I think I remember that you cover Rome as well? Will keep you posted.

Many, many thanks again

Jenn
Travel Planning Assistance (travel agent assistance with hotels, multiple country travel)

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Hi Lisa.

How are you? I have been meaning to email so many times but we literally have not stopped running since we got home. Wow. Summer is supposed to be about relaxation right…..

We had such an amazing trip. I cannot tell you how exciting it is to visit Paris and know that we are in good hands. Literally everything was perfect and we had the best time. I don’t even have highlights because is it was all perfect. The patisserie day was beyond amazing. To see the ins and outs of such an important part of French culture was outstanding. And the Peninsula. Wow. I don’t even have words for that meal. We have talked and talked about it since we were there. Amazing. And the views. Crazy!!!!!

You are truly a master planner and experience provider. We are so lucky to have found you!!!! We will be back for sure.

I am also wondering if you have any contacts in New York. I am going in August with some girls friends and I am trying to get my hands on some tickets to see jimmy Fallon. I am thinking paying someone is the way to go and wanted to reach out to you first as I have full trust in your suggestion. Let me know your thoughts on this.

Thanks so much Lisa. Chat soon.

Lisa
Silver Concierge Service

On Your Paris Experience

Hi Lisa,

Thanks for checking in! Well, we did not get checked in until 6pm the day we arrived so we missed an entire day of the itinerary, but we did our best to make up for it. We had a wonderful time, enjoyed many picnics by the river and found an AMAZING little wine bar right at the end of our street called Chez Nous. The owner is early 30’s and super cool. We stopped for a bottle every night we were there. Definitely check them out! We hit most of the major stuff, missed some of the smaller stuff, and thoroughly enjoyed every restaurant you recommended.

The day in Loire Valley with Cathy and Nigel was top of the list. What a great couple! If we had had a place to stay and extra clothes we probably would have spent the night and attended a barbecue at the Chateux de Pimpean. We will definitely spend more time with them next time we are in Paris.

Again, thanks for all your help. Pictures will post as soon as I find the time to download them all!

Jeff
Silver Concierge Service

On Your Paris Experience

Lisa,

Thanks for checking in! We had an absolute blast in Paris. We really appreciated our itinerary, and particularly loved walking around the Marais. It was a huge relief to have structure to our time there, it made the trip for us.

While I am not on facebook, Dana is, and I will remind her to like your page. We will definitely recommend your service to family and friends. I have already started to do so… the response is always “how did you find a service like that?” My answer is “desperation and google.”

Thanks again! Let us know if we can review your service on any other site.

Adam
Silver Concierge Service

On Your Paris Experience

Hello Lisa,

Our time in Paris and the Loire Valley was terrific. The activities and guides you recommended were great as were the restaurant recommendations! The food was fabulous and too hard to resist!!

Thank you for your help and advice that helped make it such a wonderful experience. We hope to do it again in France and the UK. I am not on Facebook or the other social media networks you mentioned but will check back with your Paris Experience when needed for our next trip.

Thanks again and have a great rest of the summer.

Best regards,

Andrew
Phone Consultation Service

On Your Paris Experience

Hello Lisa,

We are home safe and sound and had an absolutely fabulous time in Paris! Thank you SO MUCH for all of your assistance, your knowledge and guidance made us feel so comfortable! I will highly recommend your service to friends and family and hope to work with you again in the near future

My Best,

Zulekha
Phone Consultation Service

On Your Paris Experience

Hi Lisa,

I’m at the Lyon airport about to leave for Amsterdam, and wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of your help with Paris. We enjoyed each day we had there, including the private tours of the Louvre, Giverny and Versailles. The 4 hour driving “tour” was also perfect for us, as was lunch at 39V Restaurant.

It could not have gone smoother and I’m so very pleased at how it all turned out. My mother was so happy, which is all that I really wanted to
achieve.

Thanks again, Lisa. Your support and help was invaluable, and I truly and deeply appreciate all that you have done!

Best regards,

Joyce
Silver Concierge Service

On Your Paris Experience

Dear Lisa,

Just a word of thanks for all you did to make our week in Paris so lovely! Dinner last night at Goust was heavenly and the champagne you arranged for us to sip before dinner was delicious. What a nice gesture and we so appreciated it!

Our Privileged Opéra Garnier tour with Sophie was unbelievable! We loved every minute and it was so special to be able to learn about the Palais Garnier with her. Really an amazing experience!

Thank you very much again. We will definitely return and will also pass your name along to any of our friends who are planning a trip to Paris.

Kindest regards,

Robyn, Ken & Hilary
Silver Concierge Service

On Your Paris Experience

Hi Lisa,

The four of us had a fabulous time in The City of Light! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and I believe we are still all on our Paris high……… even after a week of being home! The apt was lovely and spacious……. a great location and terrific view!

Our days were hectic and busy but we saw everything we planned on seeing. Restaurants were all unique and different, and food and wine choices were many. Flora was an excellent guide at Versailles……. it was a pleasure to spend the day with her. And the SHOPPING……….. fantastique!!!!! We all so appreciated your guidance, suggestions, and MAPS!!!! Your professional services gave us the opportunity to see Paris with ease and with an abundance of information which certainly added to our overall enjoyment and fun.

We are all thinking about our next trip together in 2016……….. A return to Paris is on our list of possibilities. We will certainly keep you in mind should we decide to return!

Merci again for your help. Will check you out on Facebook!! It was a pleasure to get to know you!

Lynne 
Gold Concierge Service

On Your Paris Experience

Lisa,

Thank you for all your help. We had a great stay in Paris as we followed your itinerary, great walks in les Marais and Montmartre. Louise was just awesome on the Louvre and Versailles tours; we had a great day touring Champagne with Philippe. Thanks again for your restaurant recommendations. We have great memories of Paris to share.

All the best,

Privacy Requested

On Your Paris Experience

Hello Lisa,

Our trip was perfect. Your planning and input made it that way, and we appreciate it. Paige has a Facebook and will post a review. We also have a friend of my mothers from Australia that are going and we will give them your information. I know you will make theirs as wonderful as ours.

Also, we have decided to continue our French lessons and will be returning to Paris very soon. Maybe that time we can show our appreciation. My only problem is confusing my Spanish when I am trying to speak French. Pero, me gusta la Francis.

Merci, from Oklahoma.

Jimmy
Silver Concierge Service

On Your Paris Experience

Dear prospective client,

I contacted Lisa to help me organize a trip for my family of five plus my in laws… so 7 people, 3 generations, lots of opinions!

At first I signed up only for the single phone call, I questioned how much value someone who didn’t know us could add. We were not on the phone for long when I realized Lisa’s help would be invaluable. She organized our wish list into a wonderful and sensible itinerary and gave us many additional wonderful ideas. A few days after our call I received our comprehensive itinerary. I was amazed by the detail!

Lisa not only helped us to plan our itinerary, she booked all of our restaurants, she obtained the tickets to attractions we wanted in advance and she organized the most amazing day trip to Normandy. Once we arrived, used our plan, ate in the restaurants and met our Normandy guide we were all amazed at how spot-on her recommendations were.

Vacation stress can come from difficulty navigating, trouble choosing and pleasing everyone. I would not hesitate to recommend Lisa to anyone planning a trip to Paris. You get Lisa’s intimate knowledge of Paris, but you also get access to her curated and wonderful network. She will keep you on track (your itinerary contains details about how to get from A to B), you will always know where you are and what things are around you even if not on your itinerary.

This service is a wonderful value at any level, we are so glad we made this choice!

Elaine
Gold Concierge Service

On Your Paris Experience

Dear Lisa,

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you again! Having heard snippets about your work over the past couple of years, I just knew we had to call upon your wonderful insight and passion for Paris to help us plan our weekend break.

Your recommendations and detailed itinerary were invaluable and ensured we could make the most of our trip – incorporating both the key tourist sites along with some lovely streets, parks and shops that we would definitely have missed without your help!

We had an amazing time and are already planning a springtime trip in the near future – we have certainly fallen in love with this wonderful city!

Thank you so much again.

Rachel and Mike
Silver Concierge Service

On Your Paris Experience

Hi Lisa,

The trip to Paris was absolutely fantastic! I cannot thank you enough for helping us plan everything along the way. You will definitely be recommended to everyone should they be vacationing in France! It was a pleasure to work with you!

Thank you!

Laura 
Silver Concierge Service – Multigenerational trip

On Your Paris Experience

Hi Lisa,

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you again. Our evening in Paris was absolutely wonderful. I am so glad we took the chance on the making the dinner cruise. It was magical!!! Every detail went accordingly without a hitch. We are definitely planning a longer springtime trip and I will be in touch with you to plan the details. Thanks again!!! You are the BEST!!!

Wishing you all the best,

Laura and Leonard Marchand 
Phone Consultation

On Your Paris Experience

Dear Lisa,

I just wanted to write you and thank you for connecting us with Samuel Girard. Our photoshoot with Sam was awesome! Sam is such a wonderful photographer and person. I couldn’t be happier with the finished product. Our pictures are simply gorgeous – worth every Euro!

Thanks again,

Sarah Thomas
Experience Organization Assistance

On Your Paris Experience

Dear Lisa:

Thank you again for coordinating our Paris itinerary, and the vital transportation aspects.

After a long flight, it was wonderful to see someone waiting to guide us through the airport, and on to the train station. Likewise, when we returned to Paris by the TGV, a driver was right there to take us to the hotel.

We followed your detailed itinerary each day. The specifics regarding the streets/landmarks, and metro lines were all VERY helpful and put us at ease as we toured the city. Plus, I know we saw things that others would miss!

We had an amazing time in both the south of France, and in Paris- our heads are spinning from the beautiful sites. I am happy to recommend you to friends planning a trip to Paris.

Ann and Mike Delaney
Stone Harbor, NJ
Silver Concierge Service

On Your Paris Experience

Bonjour Lisa,

We had a wonderful week in Paris and hope to repeat next year.

Our tour to Normandy was fabulous! Our guide, Francis, was so knowledgable and entertaining. It was a very special day.

I definitely will recommend you if I have an opportunity. I’m going on Twitter right now to follow you.

Hope to work with you again.

Fondly,

Carolyn Giles
Tour Organization Assistance

On Your Paris Experience

Dear Lisa,

This is a terribly belated note but I wanted to circle back and thank you for giving us such professional and efficient service on such short notice last week. Every restaurant was terrific and for once, we didn’t have a bad meal in Paris! In order of preference: Loved Le Reminet (the staff was warm and welcoming and food terrific), Le Violon D’Ingres—the michelin star didn’t seem to get in the way of great service, great food and friendly people, Le Clos des Gourmets—also a new favourite for same reasons. Least favourite was Thomieux—food was delicious but the staff seemed indifferent (still would recommend it though). In all–we’re so appreciative of your great advice!

We’ll certainly be in touch in the future and we’ll definitely recommend you far and wide!

Julie
Restaurant Reservation Service

On Your Paris Experience

Hi there, Lisa!

We are remiss in emailing you sooner to express how much fun we had in Paris (despite our brief passport issues!). We were so pleased with all the portions of the trip you planned for us: the cooking lesson, the Eiffel Tower tour, they Louvre kids’ tour, the bike tour through Giverny, etc. Thank you so much for your efforts to help us rearrange our days while we sorted out our passports, too.

I will hop on over to your social media sites, thank you for the links. And we are happy to share your company with friends making future visits. I am writing a blog (growingsigns.com) about our trip if you’d like to follow me! I am incorporating some sign language into my posts about our trip to connect my baby sign language classes that I teach at home. I am back at work and family life, so I am not yet writing about our Paris portion of the trip, but I’d like to be able to put links and references to your service, I trust that is okay with you? 🙂

Thanks again, and we will definitely be back to see more of Paris one day soon. We fell in love and enjoyed showing our kids the city of light.

Take care,

Lee Ann
Silver Concierge Service

On Your Paris Experience

Bonsoir Lisa,

We had such an excellent time in the City of Light. We want to come back!! It was so wonderful working with you. Our trip was made so easy by your help, especially navigating the museums. The bike trips were phenomenal! I highly recommend them to everyone. To have you help us just meant the world to us and made our trip so “uncomplicated”.

I have already given your name to some friends because they will be traveling to London in October. I hope they will give you a call.
I can’t wait to work with you again. Macy has already picked London for her Senior trip!

If you ever have a client who needs a recommendation or a reference feel free to use us and give them my email!

Kindest regards,

Trisha
Silver Concierge Service

On Your Paris Experience

Lisa – thanks for all your advice as we prepared for our trip.

We had a great time and your suggestions were part of what made everything flow so well. I really want to thank you for setting us up with Catherine Reed as that was one of the highlights of our trip and one of the experiences that our girls will not forget. Please let her know how much we enjoyed out time with her.

Your restaurant suggestions were spot on and we felt like we had many excellent and enjoyable meals.

I have already suggested you to several friends who have asked about our experience. I am not much of a social networker as I do not Facebook, Instagram, etc… so I will not be able to help you there but I do have a pretty decent network and will recommend you as this topic comes up.

I hope we have an opportunity to work with you again in London and Rome.

Eric Nielsen
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Hello Lisa,

Thank you for your help regarding our recent trip to Paris. Our trip to Giverny was especially wonderful. Frederic was really great. All of your suggestions were absolutely spot on. Our luncheon was wonderful. Thanks for suggesting it. Everyone loved everything we ordered! Our big special meal in Paris was at Fontaine du Mars. Very good but our reservation had to be at 10:15 PM…the earliest we could get! All was well. Also Victor was a great driver. Got us to CDG on time. We got home on Saturday evening. Flight was very smooth.

Thanks again so much.

Sharon and Jim 
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Dear Lisa,

We had an absolutely incredible time in Paris thanks to all of your planning. I have to say, we probably only did about half of what you had on the itinerary, but it was such an incredibly good guide for us and we were able to pick and choose what we wanted to do.

As you can imagine, having three young adult males, our days did not start until about 10:30 or so each day, other than the trip to Normandy, of course. We loved Michael (the Normandy tour guide), by the way. The Jules Verne experience was a favorite of the entire three weeks in Europe for all of us. What a special experience. We loved the Christian Constant restaurants (we went to two of them), and each had our favorite moments – Normandy for Max, Jules Verne for Andy (the dude loves food), The Louvre for Cameron, probably Normandy for my husband and I had an amazing moment the first night that we were there – I had walked down to the Champs de Mars with Jim and he was on the phone and I was taking pictures of the Eiffel Tower when it started blinking at 11 pm which I had no idea it did. How special!

Thank you so much for all of your help! I have “liked” and “followed” you on Facebook and Twitter and will certainly recommend you to others.

Have a great day!

Lisa
Silver Concierge Service

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Hi there, Lisa!

I just wanted to touch base after having arrived back home to let you know that we were able to experience some of the best meals in our entire life thanks to your recommendations. We had such an amazing time in Paris and we looked forward to an incredible experience each and every night! Thanks so much for your help – you were fabulous!

Warmly,

Jenny Realo
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Lisa,

I have to say thank you a thousand times for making this vacation more special than my sister and I could ever have done ourselves. My dad has cried tears of joy almost every day with all the special experiences you have put together for us.

And I must say that Giverny today blew my expectations out of the water. I think everyone’s most unexpected experience was the gardens behind Cafe Baudy. I almost liked them more than Monet’s gardens! Lol – And a very special thanks to Laurent through VIP. He was so pleasant and went above and beyond! A real treasure. AND LA DOMAINE DE LA CORNICHE! OMG!!!

I can’t thank you enough!

Gabriella
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Lisa,

As time goes by so fast it is difficult to think that it has been three years since we first retained your services for our annual two week stays in Paris and that it is only a little more than a week since we last left Paris. Our trips to Paris have been so enjoyable in great part to your assistance and planning, and for that Sandi and I are greatly appreciative.

Your thoughts, planning and guidance have made each stay in Paris so great. Frankly, what you have added to each of our trips has been far more than we have received and would have expected from the concierges at the hotels we have stayed at in Paris before we started to rent apartments. The seats you obtained for us at the Opera Bastille and Opera Garnier were fantastic, and without question this was our best group of restaurants and we thank you very much for ensuring that we got reservations for each on the days we wanted. Also, your identified associates for our guides and Sandi’s day of shopping were very professional and enjoyable to be with. So — we just wanted to thank you so much.

Jeff and Sandi Solomon 
Pittsburgh, PA
Gold Concierge Service

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Lisa,

The trip was wonderful! Thanks so much for all of your patience and guidance. Both Antoinette and Flora were terrific guides and all the ladies liked learning so much from them. Victor was marvelous and your hints on walks and how to get taxis came in very helpful. We liked the apartment a lot but poor Diane and Eric were seriously challenged by the tiny kitchen with only the equivalent of a microwave! In spite of that they turned out an opulent and fabulous meal plus their wine suggestions were superb. This trip was everything I was hoping for, my “girls” loved it and I felt celebrated every single day.

Ruth
Silver Concierge Service

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Lisa,

I just wanted to let your know we had a wonderful day at Giverny and the lunch at La Corniche was absolutely fantastic. We got lucky with the weather and I have to say that that day was probably the highlight of a wonderful trip. I would certainly recommend your services to anyone who is travelling to Paris. Hopefully I will return to Paris again and be able to arrange a different experience through you! I am not on Facebook but will mention it to those in our party who are
Thank you again,

Stacey 
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Dearest Lisa,

I would normally send you a proper thank you via the post office but I fear it would take ages to get to you so… I will be current with the times and thank you through email!

We cannot thank you enough for planning our holiday so perfectly.  There just are not enough words to articulate how fantastic you managed to plan, coordinate and execute our vacation exactly how I’d wanted it to unfold.  Michael was so completely impressed and thankful that he did not have to worry about where to go and what to do, but also that you were able to get our passes (museums/eiffel tower etc) that proved to be invaluable! He had an absolutely wonderful time and of course Willoughby says it was the best trip EVER! And of course I had a sensational time!

The VIP drivers were just wonderful.  Jean Luc (who picked us up on arrival) was very professional and kind.  Frederic who drove us to Giverny and to the airport for departure was absolutely wonderful.  He was so thoughtful and he called up to Angelina on our way back from Giverny booked us a table and walked us in (in front of a line!) and made sure we were seated right away!

Thank you for handling our restaurant reservations which was so wonderful of you!  We loved EVERY place we ate and having the reservations were absolutely essential.  Thank you! And I think (besides the given Le Grande Véfour) your recommendation of La Fountaine de Mars was excellent and was our FAVORITE! We simply cannot wait to return and have so much more to see and do…and we won’t do it without you! I am hopeful that next summer 2015 we will return and also enroll Willoughby in an intensive language program for a few weeks!  (Any recommendations?)

Lisa, thank you again for all that you did for our trip and for being so available during our stay.  It was very comforting just knowing if we needed help we could call…but we didn’t need much help because you planned everything BRILLIANTLY!

Thank you – thank you!

I cannot wait to plan our next trip!  Until then, be well and our best to you always!

The Thom Family of Los Angeles
Gold Concierge Service

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Lisa,

Working with you was a fantastic experience! Each day was very well planned out, engaging and relaxing because we knew what we were doing and didn’t have to stress about what to do. You introduced us to many things we would not have known about:

– Museum passes – we saved so much money and time!
– Napoleon’s tomb and Invalides – super fun for the girls
– Deyrolle – who knew?
– The open air market at Avenue Saxe – we loved it so much that we went to the market on Raspail the next day and ate our lunch at Jardin Luxembourg.
– The Louvre tour – this was the girls’ favorite activity of all – Flora was excellent and we all learned so much
– St. Sulpice – my 10-year-old loved it and became fascinated with churches – who knew?
– Jardin Luxembourg – the girls spent an entire afternoon playing on the mini zip line there and making friends with British kids
– Fat Tire bike tour – we were lucky to have a super fun British guy as our guide, full of energy and great info
– Eiffel Tower – great idea to do this on the first day – the girls were so excited for it, but interestingly, at the end of the week it was not their favorite
– Macaron shopping – We had the best time sampling various macaroons!
– Carette in Marais – You’re right, the best macaroons and a lovely place for lunch.
– Rue du Buci – we went back several times:)
– One of our favorite things turned out to be having coffee and hot chocolate in the morning at cute little cafes throughout the city. And for my husband and I… running every morning in Jardin Tuileries!

We are now missing French bread & butter, almond croissants, and of course macaroons.

Thank you for helping us create a perfect experience. Seriously, it was beyond our expectations. I only wish that you could do this for our next trip to Europe – Italy!

Catherine
Silver Concierge Service

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Lisa,

Just wanted to thank you again for all your help with our recent trip to Paris. You gave us what no travel guide ever could – a completely personalized itinerary, access to the very best private tours and guides, and expert recommendations on everything from dining to public transportation. Honestly, it was like having a friend in Paris willing to assist us with every aspect of our trip! We had never used a concierge service for travel before, and it made all the difference… rather than feeling overwhelmed, we were able to relax and enjoy our vacation knowing that we were in your capable hands! Again, thank you for everything.

Rachael E. Hembree
Gold Concierge Service

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Hi Lisa,

Just wanted to say THANK YOU for everything! Our trip was truly the best ever. The weather, the city, the food, the apartment – everything was perfect! It would not have been the same without your expert planning, wonderful tour guides and detailed itinerary. You were a huge part in making our trip extra special.

Please thank all the wonderful guides – Frederick, Michael, Stephanie and Richard (our Eiffel Tower guide?). They were all very knowledgeable and wonderful to listen to.

We are back in Texas now. I will definitely spread the word about your trip planning abilities. Please touch base if you ever make it to the Austin area.

Merci beau coup!

Christa 
Gold Concierge Service

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Lisa,

We arrived home safely last night, tired but so happy and fulfilled after our amazing week in Paris!

I cannot begin to thank you for organizing such an incredible week for us! Without your assistance we would have seen only a fraction of what we were able to see and do! From arriving in Paris to be met by Victor, to lunch the next day at Le Jules Verne – seated by the window with straight on views of the Seine and Place du Trocadero! The Maître d’ said it was their best table.

And then there was Olivier! Oh my gosh! I feel like I could get three credit hours for what I learned in one day from Olivier about Normandy! It was over the top fabulous! What a wealth of knowledge he has AND he is truly delightful!

The next day Kelly, Lauren and I truly enjoyed our Croissant class with Eric at Le Cuisine Paris! Delightful, however we may never eat another croissant after discovering how much butter is in each one! Everyone there was so nice.

Ah, and Il Vino, again a wonderful corner table, very romantic! Wow!

I will sing your praises to everyone ! No one should travel to Paris without your help!
Thank you so much!

Terry
Silver Concierge Service

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I was given this reference from a wonderful family who invited me to share it on my website for clients who are considering using my concierge services:

Lisa Buros-Hutchins is thorough, detailed and knowledgeable, all of which add up to a personal, meaningful and unforgettable trip for her clients.

We recently used Lisa’s Premier V.I.P. concierge service for a family trip to Paris with two teenagers in tow. Lisa planned our entire trip based on each traveller’s “wish list” — dinners, tours, museum tickets, shopping, etc.; she even stocked our fridge with our favorite foods before we arrived. (Note: our daughter has food allergies and is a Type 1 diabetic; Lisa handled this beautifully for us.)

Normally, we don’t require much once we arrive at our destination. However, this trip was complicated by my husband coming down with pneumonia on our second day in the city and delays in getting back to the U.S. because of airline issues. Lisa was composed, professional and helpful at every turn (even at a late hour on a Saturday when we were stranded at Charles de Gaulle).

Lisa provided us with expert services using her excellent contacts to plan our trip before we left, she held our hands every step of our difficult way once we were in Paris. Among other things, this included changing dinner reservations on a dime to accommodate my husband’s illness, getting him a same-day appointment with her personal physician, and keeping our 16-year-old daughter and her friend entirely happy and entertained.

Lisa was nothing short of fabulous.

Jill Kampfe
Gold Concierge Service

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Hello Lisa,

I am so sorry that it has taken me such a long time to send this email! It seems as if we hit the ground running when we arrived home from our amazing trip and have hardly come up for air.

I want to tell you that we had an absolutely amazing time. We were so grateful for your creativity and careful attention to detail when planning our Paris vacation. There was never a minute that we wondered – “what should we do now?” We always knew exactly what was next and always knew it would be something fabulous. We will look back on our Christmas and New Year in Paris as “Magical” – and have you to thank for this.

I’m heading straight to your website to “like” in now!

Kind Regards,

Rebecca, Rod, Alex & Francesca
Gold Concierge Service

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Hi Lisa,

Please forgive me for not writing you sooner. It took me quite awhile to recover from my “trip of a lifetime”.

I loved our time together so much. The minute I saw you outside Le Meurice I knew you would be divine and we would have the great time. The day was magical. I loved everything we did together and I especially loved getting to know you. What a life you’ve had. I have no idea how you had the courage to go to Paris as you did.

I have to say the city seemed overwhelming at times. But not the first 2 days. Thank you for taking me to Angelina’s and then rushing over to meet me there again. You were so much fun!! The apartment was very nice and its location perfect. We spent a lot of time on Rue Cler. Your itinerary was great and easy to follow. We had a lot of laughs as we tried to navigate the metro system and actually get to Versailles…which we did eventually…and I’m not kidding…just before it closed!

I could go on and on but my hands won’t let me. Thank you Lisa for me best trip I could have ever imagined. You are amazing and we all were so grateful to have you with us in spirit and guiding us every day all around the most beautiful city.

If you ever get to SF please call me! I can’t imagine ever being able to go anywhere else in Europe, but one never knows… Merry Christmas!!!

Most sincerely,

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Hi Lisa,

Trying to catch up on old email at long last and wanted to finally thank you for planning the our fabulous, memorable and beautiful first trip to Paris as a family.

Your service was impeccable and we will definitely tell our friends and family about you!

Thank you for everything, especially the great care and service you showed my mom.

Best to you and Merry Christmas!

Jennifer Hatfield
Gold Concierge Service

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Lisa,

Once again you made our trip so special with the wonderful itinerary that your put together for us. George could not say enough about how impressed he was with the details.

Well…we made it home safely. George had eye surgery on Friday the 25th and is now in for a rather long recovery. Unfortunately the retinal tear was quite bad. Life as it is can be unpredictable, and so this was so unexpected for my husband. He is such a healthy man so this was really out of the blue to happen.

We are so grateful to so many people who helped us work through this problem. Your support was so comforting and we cannot thank you enough. I will continue to sing your praises but I would love to do more to serve as a reference if I could. Please suggest.

We have left Paris with the full intentions of a return visit. Once is not enough to enjoy such a beautiful city. We will think of Paris often and you will be a part of those wonderful memories. We look forward to returning to your beautiful city.

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Dear Lisa,

My family and I cannot thank you enough for all your thoughtful advice in Paris. Though I have been to Paris a dozen times and worked at a French Bank – I could never have made our family trip as perfect as you did.

You were spot on with all the sights places, and restaurants that we would enjoy with kids and how to maximize our time spent in Paris, where there is so much to do and see it can be overwhelming. Most importantly … when I wanted to spend a night out with my husband, you set us up with an amazing babysitting service that relieved all my fears and let us have a fantastic night out!

Lisa, I have stayed at most of the top hotels and none of the concierge services even come close to the care and detail you gave us. I would say a “must do“ on the Paris list is to talk to you first!

We look forward to our next trip with your assistance there soon!

Sasha Murray
Silver Concierge Service

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Hi Lisa,

The chauffeur-driven 4 hr. car experience was wonderful; just got back from France and still jet-lagged, but think the driver’s name was Jean-Luc. He was very professional and very helpful. It was a super tour of Paris; the “newbies” got a great overview, and it was good to see places again that I have not visited in years. Only the best to say about the entire day, just perfect!

Thank you,

Sue Bumer

On Your Paris Experience

Dear, Lisa:

Sorry I haven’t been in contact sooner, but I had a real estate deal closing on October 1, and I had to hit the ground running when we returned. I just wanted to share some observations about the arrangements you made for us this time:

Guy Savoy was ethereal… what food and WHAT service!!

Chez L’Ami Jean has indeed changed, but we enjoyed ourselves immensely… especially the show from the chef!

La Cordonnerie was as good as last time; met some lovely Aussies at the next table and had a marvelous evening.

L’Atelier du Joel Robuchon was everything we expected… and the mashed potatoes… TO DIE FOR!! Karen had 2 helpings!

The lunches in Chartres and Giverny were lovely, with the stand-out being Le Moulin des Fourges… outstanding food, quaint setting and VERY reasonably priced!

Our driver to Giverny was excellent, and Fredrick, our guide through the Loire Valley was charming and very knowledgeable.

Malcolm was just a dear, and SO interesting. We could have spent an entire day with him at Chartres. We bought several of his books; what a charming man, as well.

Yes, everything was again perfect, right down to our picnic on the Seine. We bought some Balotta-Ballota sandwiches and enjoyed them with a bottle of wine on a bench between the Pont des Arts and the Pont Neuf on our last day in Paris. That night we indulged in Escargot and Cuisses des Grenouilles at L’Escargot du Montorgueil, and then, sadly, home.

We are already planning next year. A 2 week guided tour of Italy beginning in Sorrento and finishing up in Venice. Some free days in Venice, on to Nice for 6 days, train to Paris and 9 days there. We’re going May 22 – June 25. Paris is in our blood, now!

Thanks for checking back. Have a great day!

Ron & Karen
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Lisa:

Sorry I am not on Facebook nor LinkedIn. I did want to say that you made our experience exponentially better. Your arrangements of the places to visit were spectacular and made our visit much easier. Many people have been amazed at all we did and we were able to do that because of you. The dinner boat cruise and the Loire Valley were the highlights and both were your suggestions.

It was a once in a lifetime trip that you helped magnify. Once again thanks for everything, you are the best. You can quote me on that.

David
Silver Concierge Service

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Lisa,

Thank you so much for all of your help. We couldn’t have had the great trip we had without your help. The itinerary you provided was perfect. The restaurants we ate in were wonderful, especially La Cordonnerie, Reed and Au Vieux Paris D’Arcole. The sites were terrific and memorable and the planning was invaluable.

While the itinerary was jam packed with places to see and things to do, it was very manageable and constructed in a way that gave us flexibility to change when we wanted to and still allowed us to maximize our experience and see as much as we could. And having it in writing also serves as a great tool to help us reconstruct our journey and label the pictures properly (after a while all the churches look the same, especially from the inside.)

Thank you again for making our first trip to Paris so wonderful and memorable.

Sincerely,

Bator and Karen Kovacs
Silver Concierge Service

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Hi Lisa,

We had a wonderful time in Paris and you were a large part of that. I certainly will recommend you to any friends who are coming this way. We found your service to be very helpful and professional, yet personable. It was a pleasure to meet you and we wish you every success.

Kind regards,

Jim and Terri
Gold Concierge Service

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Bonjour Lisa,

I’m sorry I didn’t write you before, I had been meaning to check back in with you and let you know what a wonderful time we had. The apartment was lovely, the location was excellent and the schedule you came up with was perfect. The order in which we did things made perfect sense and we had plenty of time to relax and enjoy ourselves!

Some of the things that worked so well included doing the Eiffel tower tour on the first full day – our guide was interesting, informative and funny. Much of what she said stuck with us so when we were wandering around we would remember her comments and we felt well situated. Going to the L’Orangerie prior to visiting Giverny was also an excellent choice. Both the bike tours were fun, although Versailles was more enjoyable than Giverny, primarily due to the guide (and perhaps because Ethan got to do more biking). I would still recommend both.

Finally, with regard to the restaurants, we loved Le Reminet and L’Epi Dupin, both the food and the service. While we really enjoyed the food at Violon D’Ingres (the foie gras was amazing), we felt like the restaurant really catered to tourists, I don’t think there were any French people there while we were there. The best meal we had was at Spring on Rue Bailleul, this actually was the best meal we have ever had, the food, the service and the total experience (open kitchen) – I would highly recommend it!

So thanks again for helping to make our vacation unforgettable, we will definitely recommend your services to any of our friends and colleagues who will be travelling to Paris

Best,

Fran
Silver Concierge Service

On Your Paris Experience

Hi Lisa,

I’m sorry to have taken so long to reply to your email. As is usually the case, coming back from leave saw us inundated with work, and we had to concentrate on that for a while to get our heads back above water!

The trip to Paris was truly memorable for all of us. Highlights were many. Your organisation of us was just right – you have the unique skill of being available whenever needed but not intrusive or over-the-top. Also your knowledge of the city meant that there was something for everyone – the first timers like me were constantly in awe, but the old-hands like Leslie who have been to Paris many times still had an amazing time seeing and doing things they would never have thought of.

Yes, we have already spoken highly of you to our friends, and I have no doubt you will be contacted by others wanting to employ your services in the future! For us, we haven’t decided yet but we are thinking of maybe going to London next year or to New York. Are you able to provide us with concierge services for either of those?

I hope you continue to enjoy your work as much as we enjoyed having you look after us!

David Playford – Australia
Gold Concierge Service

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Dear Lisa,

…don’t know where to begin to express our gratitude to you for your part in the ‘Perfect Paris Vacation”, but we will try.

We thank you for the time and effort that you invested in the phone calls and planning for us such wonderful and amazing experiences and adventures! Thank you for making reservations at and suggesting restaurants – especially Le Jules Verne! – that was so very special for us! Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole was simply unforgettable and Frederico will be discussed forever! The tours and the guides were simply out of this world!

We cannot come up with enough superlatives to describe our three weeks in magical Paris. So much of that experience was thanks to you, and so we do….thank you from the bottom or our hearts!!

Best!

Orest and Patty Kotelko
Silver Concierge Service

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Hi Lisa,

I hope you are fabulous! I just wanted to say thanks for an awesome itinerary! We had a fabulous trip. The restaurants were great! You did such a great job. We want to come back soon so will definitely use you again.

Regards,

Jennifer Harville
Silver Concierge Service

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Dear Lisa,

We all returned from Paris the evening of the 7th of July and I made it back to Kansas late on the 10th. Have been busy unpacking, doing laundry and all of those usual things. But I wanted to write you to say thank you so much for planning such a wonderful enjoyable trip for us. I fell in love with Paris and wish I could have stayed longer or that I could return but the chances of my getting back are not good. I am sure that Gil and Valorie will be back but at my age it is not probable that I will and I doubt very much that Amelia makes it back either.

We had a tremendous time and much of it was because you put together such a perfect itinerary for us. We saw and did all we could see or do in our time frame. There were things on the itinerary that we did not get to do as some days, we had tried to pack too much into – but I think we did all the important things and certainly all the fun things. I loved every minute of the trip.

The apartment was beautiful and so perfect for our use. I was very fond of the Latin Quarter as it was so handy to see so much and had so many wonderful things right there for us.

We walked miles and ate tons of food but did not gain any weight which was a miracle. The French certainly know how to do breads and pastries better than anyone else. I found the French people very warm and helpful and we had no problems whatsoever.

Thank you so much for all you did.

Best Wishes to you in the future and once again thank you for everything.

Lois Hubbard
Silver Concierge Service

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Lisa,

We had a wonderful time due in large part to you and your suggestions. I knew I had found a gem when all my inquires were promptly and efficiently answered as I prepared for our trip.

The apartment was in a perfect location and we appreciated all the “small” touches that made our arrival and stay easier. There was not a thing about the experience that needed improvement which is quite an accomplishment. I will definitely recommend you and your company to my colleagues.

I must add that Agatha and Frederic were fantastic and very patient with our 77 year old traveling companion. We most appreciated that they were prompt and very knowledgable. Every trip went perfectly and they both made the outings a memorable experience for all of us. Having engaged your services made all the difference in our trip and provided us with life long memories. Please pass on our appreciation to Agatha and Frederic.

Thank you again for your assistance and many thanks to all in your company that assisted us before and during our stay.

Sarah
Silver Concierge Service

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Lisa,

It is I who has to say MERCI. Your itinerary was wonderful. Unfortunately four old ladies couldn’t get it all done in a week. That leaves us more to see the next time. My favorite streets were George V and Av Montaigne for ogling and gawking. I went into many of the stores, which is why we were so slow. Rue Cler has a great gelato shop, and Saint Dominique had just about anything one needs for daily living. I think I went into every one of the shops on both streets. We never encountered a single person who wasn’t helpful and cheerful.

I do not participate in either Facebook or LinkedIn, as I don’t want to know that much about my family and friends. However, be assured that I already have and will continue to pass your name along to any and everyone who even thinks they are going to go to Paris or London. I would be most happy to write a letter if you can post it on Facebook, or please feel free to use this email for the same purpose.

What a lovely city. I was completely in awe of everything, and your insight allowed us to see parts of Paris that we would never have been aware of on a tour or, perish the thought, go without some assistance.

Best of luck and I will be in touch with you when we return, as we will have a better idea of timing, etc. and can get your advice on what is happening… Linda and I are already working on a return.

Mary Snyder
Silver Concierge Service

On Your Paris Experience

Bonjour Lisa,

Bill and have just returned from a fabulous stay in Paris and the Loire Valley. I wanted to thank you for your excellent planning with regards to our itinerary… we followed it the entire week!

Thanks to you, we were able to get around and see so much more of Paris than we would have on our own. One of the many highlights was our cooking class with Catherine Reed… she is so lovely. We were lucky enough to spend an evening with her at the restaurant as well. We also had a fantastic dinner at Le Violon d’Ingres… highly recommend the tasting menu with wine pairings! The fat tire Versailles bike ride is also memorable… they have one of the best markets there for picnic supplies, and what a chance to picnic on the grounds of Versailles.

I also wanted to share some information with you about our excellent experience in the Loire, which I think your clients would also love. Cathy and Nigel Henton run Letasting Room, which includes wine education and tasting of wines from the Loire. They make it very easy for travelers to do as a day trip from Paris, as they will personally pick up/drop off from the train station. The day tour includes a morning of wine education in their charming restored barn, lunch paired with wines in the wine cave, and then a stroll thru the Hamlet along the Loire. They will assist with accommodations if someone wants to spend more than a day, and Bill and I were lucky enough to stay several evenings in their restored barn. This is a very personal experience… and was the highlight of our entire trip. I’m sure Cathy would be happy to share more details, and knowing her, she will probably invite you down to experience it for yourself! The website is www.letastingroom.com

Again, thank you so much Lisa.

Carol Piper
Silver Concierge Service

On Your Paris Experience

Dear Lisa,

We took the Bateaux Parisiens last night and we want to thank you very sincerely for your recommendation. The food service (and of course the scenery) were outstanding and, as you said, we had a great table right in the front of the boat.

Again many thanks and very best wishes,

John and Pauline

On Your Paris Experience

Dear Lisa,

As we are now packing away and busily hugging each other saying good bye, just a quick note to let you know that because of your professionalism, expertise and guidance… the siblings had a truly MEMORABLE time!!! It was truly very special! Thank you!

A lot of wonderful stories, and side-issues, but it was truly one for the books! My 3 sisters all had a great time, with Karen feeling really left out of both the amazing experience at Versailles and today’s visit to the Louvre having to leave early!

Thank You! I’m truly very grateful for EVERYTHING with the only exception of not being able to have invited you to a meal or a drink, so that we could have all said thank you in person and properly!

Will definitely be coming back for more glorious trips and other exciting travels in the future. And, be very happy to refer you to any/all my friends that are looking for an incomparable and memorable visit to beautiful France!

PS: Stay in touch! Should your travel with family take you to Shanghai or Hawaii, you will be well taken care of by me and/or my staff!

Sincerely,

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Hi Lisa

We all had a wonderful time. It was a great first time experience for the boys in Paris. We were so pleased to have been in touch with you and used all of your fabulous contacts.

Everything went very smoothly with no stress and it has made the destination a special one for all of us. There were many times we said a silent thank you for having been put in touch with you. Much thanks for all your hard work.

Our seats at the Moulin Rouge were incredible by the way…

We will definitely pass on your details to anyone traveling to Paris. Our experience with both you was just that – perfect. I will jump on line and “like” your page. Anything I can do to recommend your business I will do gladly.

Much thanks Lisa, and I hope we will be in touch with you again at some point soon.

All the best,

Danielle and Guy

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Hi Lisa,

Randy and I just wanted to thank you for making part of our Paris experience wonderful and unique! We are extremely happy that we followed your suggested itinerary during our 10 day stay.

We dined at a few of the restaurants you recommended, which we could not have discovered on our own. We loved L’Epi Dupin! Everyone was so attentive and friendly and the food was marvelous. It was great too that it was close to Bon Marche!

Thank you! We will definitely contact you again on our next visit to Paris which we hope will be soon!

Sincerely,

Randy and Gina Riesche

On Your Paris Experience

Hi Lisa,

We had a wonderful vacation. It was a very memorable visit to Paris. It was definitely successful due to the experiences and information that you offered to us.

All of the events from Your Paris Experience were great! Your visit plan was fantastic. We did not, unfortunately, have the chance to do all of the outings you suggested but it was great to have them planned out the way you did so we could just go out and do something when we had a few hours.

Thanks again for your most excellent service, it truly made our trip.

Scott

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Hi Lisa,

It’s Thanksgiving here in the U.S. and I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for organizing a fantastic itinerary during our stay in Paris. We had such wonderful experiences.

As I mentioned earlier, the Hidden Artisan tour was fabulous! We absolutely loved the architecture museum – Joe made me go through the whole museum – we were there for hours. As a result of the architecture tour, he also discovered the maritime museum, which he tells me was his favorite of the whole visit (I didn’t go with him – I went off to explore the Christmas market on the Champs Elysée on our last day).

All of our restaurant choices were great! We loved La Cordonniere – it was small and intimate and we loved that the chef came out to talk to everyone. We also really enjoyed the champagne tour and the cooking class.

We’ll have memories to cherish forever, but lots we didn’t get to do, so I’m hopeful another trip to Paris will be in our future.

Many thanks!

Barb & Joe

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Bonjour Lisa,

Joe and I had a wonderful time in Paris – even though we lost one day due to the storm in the U.S. We absolutely love the city and had a great time exploring new neighborhoods. We had great meals at your suggested restaurants. We really loved Le Christine and had a fun interactions with other diners there and also at Fontaine de Mars. We were successful shopping at Repetto and Hermés and enjoyed “looking” at Bon Marche!

We have certainly recommended your fine services to all our friends and will continue to do so. Everything runs so smoothly when you have planned it for us and we look forward to our continued relationship with you.

Fondly,

Bonnie

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Hi Lisa

We are at the airport on our way home. I just wanted to thank you for all your help making this a wonderful holiday. We are planning the next trip back to Paris so that we can stay longer. The tours you organised were a highlight of the trip, as was the concert and the dinner.

We have two very happy children who have really expanded their horizons on this trip.

All the best to you and your family and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards

Phil and Michele 
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Dear Lisa,

We arrived home Friday after a wonderful week in Paris. Aside from some rainy days, everything was perfect! We especially loved your restaurant recommendations. Our favorites were Le Christine and REED. Also, we stopped in for macaroons at Carette – so delicious!

I just wanted to say thank you again for your assistance with our itinerary. I have fond memories and hope to bring my boys to Paris someday for a similar experience.

Kind regards,

Lynn
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Just got back from a wonderful 10 day visit. The visit and experience with Your Paris Experience made the trip the best ever.

Larry Satterberg
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Lisa, you helped us plan a wonderful family trip for my parent’s 50th anniversary! Merci!

All the restaurants you suggested were amazing and I know you were challenged by our larger group of 12 and a toddler. The anniversary lunch for my parents was utterly charming and amazing food. We had our own private room and it was a wonderful afternoon. We couldn’t have planned that without you. Each daily itinerary was perfect. And the private tour guides you set up were amazing. John-Paul in Montmarte, Oliver to Normandy and Laurie & Blair painting at Monet’s lily pond was magical!

What an amazing trip and we couldn’t have done it without you.

Ceci Priest
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Bonjour Lisa,

We had a wonderful trip and much of that was due to your guidance and help. Merci!

I will certainly “like” your face book and put up a glowing review 🙂 My husband is on LinkedIn and I will have him find you that way also.

My parents have fallen in love with Paris and my father even stated “I love this city and only wish we had come years earlier!” This was a total joy for me to hear because he had wanted to go to a resort in Phoenix for this trip and only agreed with lots of feet dragging and my mother insisting.

It was perfect to have the various days planned by you and though we moved around the days some, to have them as a plan was just perfect. We will let all our friends know about your service and how much you can help them with their trips. I also hope we will be planning a girls trip in a few years back to Paris and will use your help again.

Thank you for all your help and assistance.

Tracy Priest
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Hi Lisa,

We arrived back to Dallas yesterday and I wanted to let you know what an exceptional job you did helping plan out the Paris portion of our travels. We followed the plan completely. We really got a feel for the city as we walked almost everywhere yet always had our destination firmly in mind! It was exactly what I would have planned if I had known the city like you do.

I really wanted to thank you for making this one of our most memorable and happy trips as a family. Traveling with 3 teenagers can be stressful and you eliminated that element.

The car service was excellent. Both drivers were professional, on time and friendly.

I will recommend you to anyone I know going to Paris. Do you do any other cities?!

Merci et Au Revoir!!

Sally Thomas
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Lisa,

Hi, thank you so much for all your assistance with our Paris trip – we had an absolutely wonderful experience. It would not have been as special and successful without you!

Your planning, tickets, guides, advice, and general knowledge gave us the extra help we needed to feel prepared and at home in Paris. The Privileged Opera Garnier tour was wonderful and Sophie a real delight! Our trip to Giverny was fantastic as well as everything else. Our private river cruise was my absolute favorite!

We did take a walk down to the Montparnasse tower on our last day – what a perfect way to say good-bye to Paris! I would recommend the roof to everyone – and though the view was spectacular, am glad there’s only one big tower like that. Paris just wouldn’t be Paris otherwise.

We couldn’t have enjoyed Paris as much as we did without your expert assistance and contacts! You truly gave us the Clé de Paris!

Hope to see you again in Paris or maybe London!

Best!
Sue and the rest of the family!
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Dear Lisa,

Our Paris trip was perfect, and we all thank you for your wonderful help! We might mention that we really enjoyed having Sophie as our guide to the Musee d’Orsay and the Louvre. She was extremely knowledgeable, very personable, and communicated very well with Adriana. Diane also did a very fine job for us with the cooking lesson.

Our trip couldn’t have gone any better!

Best regards,

Steve, Marlene, and Adriana Golden
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Hi Lisa

We returned from Paris today and wanted to thank you for all your help with our dining itinerary. Your suggestions were excellent!!

Le Casse Noix was wonderful. Such nice atmosphere and the service was great. I’m still thinking about the rice pudding I had for dessert.

I’m so glad you told me we would like Fontaine de Mars when I was unsure. It was the perfect spot for our first dinner. We loved eating outside. The service very friendly. My younger son loved the steak and frites.

Le Reminet was such a great spot. Loved the atmosphere and our table was right in the corner as you said. The food was excellent.

Our meal on Friday at Reed was delicious! We spoke with Catherine and she mentioned your name. We told her what a great job you did for us with recommendations and reservations. The risotto with morels was to die for. So was the lemon cheese cake.

La Cordonnerie was another wonderful experience. The food was delicious. Again, the atmosphere was just what we were looking for. The chef was so nice. He and my husband spoke for a bit.

Frenchie was awesome. The food was excellent!! Loved Lisa. She was great and really knows her wines. The place was packed and we had a perfect table in the front. We all had the pork belly which was delicious.

The only restaurant we were unhappy with was Sorza. We had eaten there in 2009 and wanted to go for sentimental reasons. While the food was good, the service was indifferent and the wine list was not good. We would not go back.

Thanks again for all your help and for answering all my e-mails when I was unsure about a restaurant. You helped make our vacation one we will never forget!

Lucy Cerutti
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Lisa,

Thank you so much for being our “life” line while we were in Paris! You will never know how much it meant to be able to get a hold of you while there and get things talked through! My phone was acting so strange there! It is so daunting to go to a foreign place and try to navigate around but with your help it went great! In fact, it took me about 4 days to get to where I felt comfortable in what I was doing. Now, I want to return while this is still fresh in my mind and stay longer!

Again, I just want to say thank you.

Rebecca Coil

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Lisa,

I can’t thank you enough for all the wonderful suggestions you gave us for our family time in Paris. We loved finding your hidden treasures and I’m sure I’ve gained a few pounds feasting on all the macaroons, croissants, cheese, wine and champagne. Our favourite restaurant experience (by far) was at Au Vieux Paris d-Arcole… we adored Frederick – he sang a beautiful rendition of “happy birthday” to our daughter on Friday night and his colleague (I forget his name) danced for her. It was certainly one of our best memories from our time there. Our trip wouldn’t have been the same without your itinerary, you provided us with so much insider knowledge. Thank you so very much…

I will definitely look for your Facebook page and will definitely pass along your information to anyone traveling to Paris.

Have a beautiful day,

Mindy
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Bonjour Lisa!

We are home with the most wonderful memories of Paris. It was so very special, and you were a big reason for it! You made me look like a great travel planner, and I truly appreciate it.

The car service was spot on time for everything, and we particularly liked Eric (he drove us to Giverny and the departure to the airport).

We loved O Chateau, especially Charlotte, our sommelier. So young, so fabulous with people and languages and of course, the wine. Then, the dinner afterwards at La Cordonnerie was spectacular food in an intimate setting. They were so welcoming and fun.

The Champagne tour was a long day, but worthwhile to see the area and the caves. The others on the tour were a great part of the trip. Philip was very nice.

I must say though, the Day in Giverny was something I will never forget. I cannot tell you how perfect it was. I loved each minute of it. The weather was just right, and although there was a crowd (couldn’t get Terry to go through the whole house), it was simply amazing for me. The gardens were the best part. I could have stayed all day. Terry did like the water gardens best. I loved it all! Then, to have the lunch at Moulin Fourges — It was so wonderful. Food, people and setting were divine.

There was an artist painting and selling watercolor canvases right on the green space next to the restaurant, and we had a memorable conversation. He had painted a small watercolor with the same colors that had stopped me in my tracks when Terry was trying the macaroons you recommended at Carette at Place des Vosges. There was an expensive gallery just next door and a cityscape in spring green and violet. I was stunned, and Terry had to drag me away. Then to find the same colors in the floral watercolor was just magical. It was so very moving for me, and now I have the perfect souvenir of our trip (along with all the customary small Eiffel Towers of course!).

Sorry to go on and on, but I just wanted to say thank you so very much for your help. We didn’t get to all the places on your itinerary for us, but it was a great guide. Terry walked my feet off, and we ate and drank the best Paris has to offer. We particularly loved the sidewalk cafes where we could rest and watch Paris walk by.

I cannot end without saying how lovely the people were to us. We had very little language difficulty and enjoyed trying our French (little as it is).

We are not on Facebook or LinkedIn, so I cannot help there, but I would be happy to speak to anyone or write something for your website or whatever you can think of that would help your business. Of course, I will and have already raved to everyone I know. Our experience with you was a great one, and again, we thank you.

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Lisa is just too cooooolll !! My wife and I just returned from 2 glorious weeks in Paris and Your Paris Experience was the foundation to the best time we have ever had !!!
Thank you Little Badger Buddy !!

Joe Long
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Bonjour Lisa,

I hope your holiday was as enjoyable as ours!

We had the most wonderful time in Paris. You helped to make our visit so enjoyable and effortless! All of the dinner reservations you secured for us made dining out truly so easy. We loved each and every restaurant. The atmosphere, the food, tres bien!, the warm welcome we received each time made us feel right “at home”.

Our museum passes were waiting for us in our apartment upon arrival. Thank you!
Your help was invaluable and I most certainly will recommend your company to friends and family.

Thank you for all your help and your complete professionalism. We look forward to working with you in the future!

Warmest regards,
Tobe May
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Dear Lisa,

Our group has finally made it back home safely. After a couple of days to recover from jet lag and reflect on our trip, we have all reached the conclusion that this trip was a home run!

On behalf of our group, I want to thank you for your hard work in bringing our itinerary together. The tours were top-notch and our guides well informed, professional and just fantastic, lovely people. We all thoroughly enjoyed spending time with each of them. Our dining venues were outstanding – every meal was special and we had a lot of fun recollecting what we ate at each place, from starter to dessert.

I know how much time and effort it takes to organize a week like ours and you pulled it off beautifully. I also appreciated that you wer