MEETINGS

Cinderella with a godmother in Paris

Nely is the author of the novels for a teenagers who lives in Texas. Bianca is a eighteen  years old  violinist and blogger living in Greece. They met over the Internet long time ago and discussed  online. Finally they decided to meet.  In Paris. Nely funded for Bianca’s stay in Paris as a gift to the eighteenth birthday.I had an incredible pleasure to show them the city and to listen  this incredible story.Thanks to them I realized that fairy tale of Cinderella and good godmother can  happen in the present world.

 

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Jason family

Late,busy Paris afternoon.I meet them at the station Paris Gare du Nord.The Jason family. I was a little scared when I saw these big team with four small guys.After four days together I can say I don’t know more organized family. From now on, this is my favorite American family. I showed them  Paris. They showed me that traveling with  four small boys is simple and it’s fun.

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Paris Sunday with  Linda

When I shows Paris to Linda and her husband from Washington I felt like I showed city to my parents. We stroll through Montmartre, the Latin Quarter and of course we have gained  the Eiffel tower. It was a beautiful Parisian Sunday with a great diner at the end at the restaurant La Boheme.

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Paris after Polish

Sometimes  fate  surprise you.  A surprise was meeting in Paris Arek, Polish soldier from Warsaw so my compatriot.I felt patriotically obliged.  We started our Parisian stroll under the monument  John Paul  II opposite the Cathedral Notre Dame.

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From there we walked  to the Sorbonne and the Jardin de Luxembourg.  We sat for a moment in the oldest Parisian cafe – Le Procope, where Arek wants to feel like a real Parisian. Then we wandered around the trendy district Le Marais. At the end of the walking day we ordered a frogs and a Ricard at cafe from the film Amélie at Montmartre hill. And it was a big mistake. If you don’t want to feel the taste of cough syrup don’t order Ricard. After the Polish plum brandy this  alcohol is the worst which I have ever tried. When I asked the French neighbors from the next table how is possible that the French like to drink this liquor on the basis of anis they explain to me that this is a matter of habit. Otherwise,the waiters in Café des Deux Moulins are extremely slow even by Parisian standards.

Two girls from Australia in Paris

Tonya  and her best friend  spent  holiday with their families in London. They decided to take one day off from husbands and children. We started our girl’s day in Paris from a meeting on the steps of the Opera Garnier.

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Girls from Australia had brought to Paris good humor and sun so we made ourselves a long walk from the first Paris couture house of Coco Chanel. It’s set  at 31 Rue Cambon, near Coco home… at the Ritz Hotel. Chanel was a workaholic. That’s why she live as close as possible her workplace.

That’s  more than a luxury store. It’s a place where Coco Chanel sat watching from the famous mirrored staircase. and  She first came to her dream to make a fortune reinventing the modern woman. She grieved over the tragic death of her unfaithful lover here also.

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After a visitng Chanel and hot chocolate at Andzelina I took my new friends from Australia to the Notre Dame Cathedral and Latin Quarter.Then I showed them the impressionistic recesses Montmartre hill. Our Paris day was ended under the Eiffel Tower.  From here, australian girls took the train to the airport.



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Fabienne

How to explore Paris originally?

Guides about Paris are millions, like stereotypes about Paris. Poor tourist fed this nonsense  doing marathon from the Mona Lisa to Versailles, lost directions in subway and in the abyss of despair, tired  eats the worst pancakes at the booth under the Eiffel Tower. It’s possible  to explore Paris differently ! For example with  Fabienne,  French fashion designer, who created accessories and hats for the big names in fashion for over 15 years. One day she had the brilliant idea of offering something new in the Parisian tourist landscape -Follow the footsteps of Parisian artists who have lived in those mythical districts of the capital:

Saint Germain, Montmartre, Montparnasse and Royal Palace.

Since I met her I look at Paris otherwise.

 Through her PARIS CELEBRITY TOURS projet I know even the great secret of President François Mitterrand !

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www.paris-celebrity-tours.fr


Ray in Paris

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During cruise on the Seine

When you are a Paris tour guide every day you meet someone special. And you feel like you took part in fulfilling someone’s dream.It is a wonderful feeling!  It’s give you wings.

Raymond Baer from Maryland (US) was the first person who I guided. Trip to Paris it was a big dream  this wonderful man with the appearance of Santa Claus. We visited together Paris for four days according to the plan prepared by me specially for him. We started traditionally- from watching the city from Eiffel Tower.

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Then there was a boat ride on the Seine, exploring the Musee d’Orsay, Wax Musee and much more.

Ray wasn’t very talkative but when I saw his face I saw something he liked it or not. Thanks to Ray I learned to walk slowly and I realized that Paris first of all is the  stairs city.

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Joanna, you were the best Paris Guide Ever! I had such a great time having you show me around Paris. I left part of my heart in Paris and one day I shall return and of course I will hire you to guide me around again.

 

 


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One day in Paris with students from Poland

I was a bit nervous before this meeting.My mission was to show the best of Paris group of fifty Polish students.When I was waiting for them at the Concorde Square i felt a bit like an aging schoolmaster. I was wondering how to tell them about this city without falling into boring pathos.I started from a bloody story of Queen Antoinette which was executed on the guillotine before the entrance to the Tuileries Garden. It succeeded. I managed their interest.They asked a lot. We spent together long and so funny day closed under the Eiffel Tower.


 

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