Sharon Carr, Co-Founder & Director. “Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepburn
Sharon decided to celebrate her 60th birthday with a six-month hiatus from her life in NYC. She stayed in an apartment in Paris for two of those months, exploring the city on foot, via metro –and eventually on city bikes. Fortuitously, she met other Americans living in Paris, who helped her tremendously. Three years later, she co-founded AmericanConcierge.com to make it easier [and more fun] for others, who like herself, want to get the most out of their time in Paris.
Ivan Zatkovich, CEO. “To breathe Paris is to preserve one’s soul.” – Victor Hugo
Ivan is a Consultant/Expert Witness for IP Software and Telecommunication. He loves Paris…and he loves Sharon. His job allows him to work from anywhere so he & Sharon have figured out how to survive and thrive in a tiny apartment in the 19th Arrondissement, which they frequent as often as possible. AmericanConcierge.com is the happy result of them figuring out how to get where, what and whom they needed in a complicated city whose language they hadn’t spoken since High School.
Ann Marie Jack, CFO & COO. “What an immense impression Paris made upon me. It is the most extraordinary place in the world!” – Charles Dickens
Ann was at a transitional point in her life where she wanted to leave the corporate world and do what she loves. In Fall of 2017, AC was looking for someone to fill a unique position with knowledge of both Accounting and Business Operations and she was the “ideal” fit! From Sales to Operations to Financials, she has done it all. She also works closely with our team in Paris and always looks forward to her annual trips where she gets a taste of what we offer to our clients.
Leslie Kavanaugh, Sr. Travel Designer & VP Sales, Marketing. “There are only two places in the world we can live happy: at home and in Paris” – Ernest Hemingway
Leslie’s first visit to Paris uncovered a passion and inspired her to follow a new path of sharing her love of Paris with other Americans. Since 2018, she has worked with hundreds of travelers creating custom itineraries, all unique and special — just like our clients. Using her knowledge, creativity and attention to detail, her itineraries bring the magic of Paris to life.
Olivia Pichette, Operations. “Paris is not a city; it’s a world” – King Francis I
Olivia fell in love with Paris on her first trip there at the age of 13 … then she spent a summer abroad as an exchange student… then she chose to leave her University in Washington State and move to Paris to study and Au Pair. She has a passion and love for the city of Paris and all things French. Now she can express her love by showing people how amazing the city and people are.
Mike Carr, Consultant. “In victory, you deserve Champagne; in defeat, you need it.” — Napoleon Bonaparte
Michael is a sales & operations consultant with experience in consumer goods and technology. He loves to travel and believes Paris is one of the best cities in the world. When AmericanConcierge.com started attracting more clients outside of friends and family Michael wanted to help build the business. His insights into sales and operations has helped us develop a client-focused support system on both sides of the Atlantic.
Elisabeth Chameroy – Chairman, AC France. “Paris exists to remind you that all your dreams are real.” – Audrey Hepburn, Sabrina
The consummate entrepreneur, Elisabeth has the distinguished pleasure of retiring 4 times from fascinating businesses in and around wineries and wine production in France…
For 18 years, Elisabeth ran a winery in Burgundy located along the famous Route des Grands Crus. During this period, she developed her skills as a sommelier as well as a chef of classic Burgundy cuisine, becoming an expert at pairing the two. Since then, she has transported her talent abroad where, along with her son Julien, she has given cooking and wine tasting classes in Japan and Taiwan. We are thrilled to have her leading our French operations in Paris.
Julien Chameroy – Director, AC France. “Breathe Paris in. It nourishes the soul.” —Victor Hugo
Julien grew up in Burgundy, where he was schooled in fine wine and cuisine from a very early age. It was there that he also developed a passion for Japanese, which along with Chinese, is the basis for much of his teaching over the next couple of decades. In Paris, Julien has been managing the business of Breakfast in American and is often quoted in “Pancakes in Paris” and “Let Them Eat Pancakes” (popular guidebooks for Americans doing business in France). As a tour guide, he’s worked for both AC and JTB (Japanese Travel Bureau) and is the presenter of an annual Sake competition. He also teaches project management and leadership in Chinese at an Asian business school. Happily for us, Julien is using all of his amazing talents leading the AC Paris team in their efforts to make each and every client experience memorable.
Lisa Rankin, Sales – AC France. “It’s true, you never forget your first love, and for me, that will always be Paris.” – Caitriona Balfe
From the moment Lisa first arrived in Paris from Toronto, Canada in 2011, she felt totally at home in her new city of residence. Early on, a friend and local owner of a cheese stand was observing her shopping and remarked, “Lisa, tu es comme un poisson dans l’eau”, which translates to “Lisa, you are like a fish in water”.
Since then, Lisa has been sharing her passions for food, culture, art and love for the city of Paris on her award-winning tours where they get to discover Paris at a local and intimate level. And she still feels like a “fish in water.”
Alyssa McKnight – Operations Manager, AC France. “Paris isn’t a city; it’s a world.” – King Francis I
As an intern in Paris several years ago, Alyssa was lucky enough to find love twice– the City of Light itself, and her amazing husband. Born and raised in Hawaii, hospitality is in her blood. And with over 10 years of tourism, administrative, and event coordinating experience, she is excited to be a part of helping others discover the world of Paris with AC. …Her one tip for those coming to Paris: enjoy the city the way you enjoy life… Fill your time in Paris with the activities, sites, and foods that you love.
Krystal Kenny, Social Media & Head of Booking, Paris. “Too much of anything is bad. But too much champagne is just right” -F. Scott Fitzgerald
Krystal has called Paris home for over a decade now working as a photographer and communications expert. With a podcast (La Vie Creative) and a new husband, she’s busy ! But she loves helping people discover the secrets of Paris and scouting out the best guides and experiences for visitors – and we’re thrilled she’s part of the AC Paris Team.
Virginie Fromentin, Brand Ambassador, Paris. “Being a Parisian in not about being born in Paris, it’s about being reborn there!” – Sacha Guiltry
Born and raised in Normandy, she moved to Paris to do the most exciting job in the most beautiful city in the world: Tour Guide in Paris !
More than 20 years later, she still feels the same… it is like the first day, sharing her passion of art, architecture, street art, history and food (she is a cheese addict!)… she found her dream job ! As Brand Ambassador for AC, she shares her expertise and her insights into AC tours and enjoys working with the great team of AC tour guides so that you will have memorable moments in the City of Lights.
In addition to the above, AmericanConcierge.com is proud to enlist 21+ certified guides who love what they do. They are fluent in English, extremely knowledgeable and have a great sense of humor, ensuring our clients the very best of the best regardless of how short or long their visit in France.
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See the classic sights of Paris with this collection of Private Tours and other experiences. Great for New Travelers.
Taste the latest Paris Food experiences with our personal and tasty private food tours. Learn to make authentic Parisian meals, taste chocolate assortments, or…
Experience immersive music tours in Paris. Sit and listen up close to an award-winning Master Pipe Organist or learn about the history of Jazz in Paris on a private tour!
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From perfume to WW2, our private history tours are a way to see Paris in a different light.
Experience some of the most significant works of art in Paris on a Private Art Tour. Learn about the story’s of the painters behind the works and ask questions along the way.
Looking for something particular? We’ll help you find it in Paris. Our private shopping tours include Antiques, Wardrobe, and more!
The Château de Fontainebleau, just 35 miles southeast of central Paris, can proudly claim to have been a sovereign residence for eight centuries. Capétiens, Valois, Bourbons, Bonaparte and Orléans, all members of French ruling dynasties, have lived within these walls. The chateau dates back to 1137—and centuries of royals have expanded this former royal hunting lodge to a more than 1,500-room estate. Most of what you’ll see dates back to the 16th century, a combination of Italian Renaissance art and French design, these rooms are some of the most intricate and breathtaking in France. If times allows, you can enjoy lunch in this charming area.
Tour Length: 5 – 6 hours