A friend came back from a golfing trip in August to Scotland with his son, his son-in-law, and a friend of one of them. He RAVED; gave it a standing ovation. They had an amazing time together despite the weather the first few days… and he couldn’t get over how much he bonded with these younger men, doing what they loved to do, out of their usual environment doing it. The trip had woven their shared love for golf into the tapestry of their relationship, strengthening their bond in ways they couldn’t have imagined.
The same could be said for women who take their daughters (and/or their granddaughters) to Paris. There’s something inherently magical about a mother-daughter bond, and what better way to celebrate it than with a special trip to one of the most enchanting cities in the world? Picture strolling along cobblestone streets, sipping coffee in quaint cafes, and immersing yourselves in the rich culture and history of Paris.
Who doesn’t love a croissant??
From the bustling Champs-Élysées to the artistic neighborhood of Montmartre, Paris exudes an undeniable charm. On every street in every arrondissement, you’ll be greeted with stunning architecture, picturesque gardens, and iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame Cathedral. Together, you’ll marvel at the grandeur of the Louvre Museum, home to timeless masterpieces like the Mona Lisa, creating lasting impressions…
And then there are the culinary delights: Parisian cuisine is celebrated worldwide, and sampling the delectable treats on one of our private food tours is a total YUM. Flaky croissants and rich café au lait in cozy sidewalk bistros…. colorful markets with fresh produce and artisan cheeses, mouthwatering macarons from Ladurée, decadent chocolate mousse at a charming patisserie….all matched with the perfect wines. Paris truly knows how to satisfy every gastronomic craving!
But the heart of the trip would be in the intimate moments of connection and shared experiences between mother and daughter. Whether it’s a mesmerizing ballet performance at the Palais Garnier or a treasure hunt through the historic streets of the Marais district, discovering hidden boutiques, quaint bookstores, and charming cafes along the way, Paris offers so many options for conversation and awe… strolling through the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens or indulging in some retail therapy on the fashionable Avenue Montaigne… or just window-shopping French fashion and feeling a sense of glamour together… It’s all captivating.
Paris has a way of inspiring self-reflection and personal growth. A mother-daughter trip to Paris can be a catalyst for deep conversations, sharing insights about life, dreams, and aspirations.
A visit to the Shakespeare and Company bookstore is an opportunity to talk about books.. books that are fun to read, books that are inspiring… childhood books with covers recognizable in French are easy souvenirs of a shared adventure.
By taking part in a French cooking class, you’ll acquire new skills working side-by-side to create something delicious –and memorable because you created it together. Paris ultimately can be the backdrop for not only discovering the city’s treasures but also your own inner strengths.
And then there’s the final evening and a leisurely dinner cruise on the Seine where you can admire the city’s beauty from a unique vantage point while reminiscing with your daughter about each of your fondest memories.
Scotland offered my friend and his sons not only world-class golf courses but also the chance to connect with nature, history, and each other. With a heart full of memories, they left the land of kilts and bagpipes, knowing that their journey had been about much more than just a sport—it had been a voyage of discovery and connection.
But a mother-daughter trip to Paris is undoubtedly an unrivaled adventure, providing cherished memories and the opportunity to strengthen a bond that will endure a lifetime.
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See the classic sights of Paris with this collection of Private Tours and other experiences. Great for New Travelers.
Some parts of France can’t be put into a 2 or 3-hour tour and some just take a while to get to. Venture out of Paris on an exciting Day Trip.
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.
Taste the latest Paris Food experiences with our personal and tasty private food tours. Learn to make authentic Parisian meals, taste chocolate assortments, or…
From perfume to WW2, our private history tours are a way to see Paris in a different light.
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!
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