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Why There Are So Many French Words in English

French has influenced more than just the modern English vocabulary, however. It also changed pronunciation in many ways — such as not pronouncing a final unaccented “e” on a word, as well as how...

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Winston Churchill

By: Historyfacts.com Winston Churchill is widely regarded as one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century, especially for his role in guiding Britain and the Allies to victory in World War [&hell...

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France and Mexico Fought a War over Pastries

After Mexico won its independence from Spain in 1821, its political environment was unstable, and its relationship with France — another European colonial power — was tense. These tensions came t...

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Let There Be Light

By Amber Minogue About Amber: Amber is a British ex-pat, happily living in Pari. She works as a teacher, a voice over artist and certified guide and has imaginatively combined […]...

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The Royals: Hampton Court & Windsor Castle

Tour Description Just outside of London, two Royal treasures and England’s most notable places await you: Hampton Court Palace and Windsor Castle. Traveling from London in the comfort of a [&hel...

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Classic London Driving Tour

You’ll be picked up upon arrival at the airport or met at your hotel for a wonderful private driving tour – the perfect orientation and starting point for your London […]...

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Unique Tours: London Rock’n Roll Taxi Tour

Tour Description Hear all the stories of the fabulous four while exploring everything Beatles in London. Discover the iconic recording studio (and zebra crossing) in Abbey Road as well as some Beatl...

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Unique Tours for Muggles: Harry Potter’s London

Tour Description Harry Potter may have been raised in very dull Little Whinging, but very exciting central London is where you’ll discover many of the real film locations you see […]...

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SCOTLAND

Tour Description Scotland is magical and majestic with its Harry Potter cities and Highland landscapes.  History, Art, Music – and let’s not forget the Whiskey tastings… Scotland has it all.  ...

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A PARIS CHRISTMAS TALE

By ChatGPT and Ivan Once upon a time, in the heart of Paris, there was a legendary Christmas tale that captivated the city’s spirit each year. The story unfolded in […]...

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Giving Thanks for a Family Thanksgiving in France

By Sharon Carr About Sharon:  Sharon co-founded AmericanConcierge.com in 2014 giving her a platform to create and provide custom experiences in France (and the UK) to fellow travelers looking to [&he...

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Normally, Nothing is Lost in Translation

By Anne Swardson About Anne: Anne left the Washington Post to be a Paris-based feature editor for Bloomberg News. There, she was part of teams that won awards from the […]...

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Scotland: A Perfect 5-Day Itinerary

Scotland is magical and majestic.  With its Harry Potter cities and Highland landscapes.  History, Art, Music – and let’s not forget the Whiskey tastings… Scotland has it all. Belo...

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The Left Bank & The Latin Quarter of Paris

Tour Description Explore the Left Bank of the Seine and the Latin Quarter (named from medieval times when the majority of local residents were clergy or students who spoke Latin), […]...

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Fathers take their sons to Scotland; Mothers take their daughters to Paris

by Sharon A Carr (with a little help from ChatGPT) Sharon is the Co-founder and Director of AmericanConcierge.com and when she’s not co-producing something wonderful on Broadway, she has the [&helli...

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How to Eat Your Way through Paris in a Day

...take a wander over to the Musée de la Vie Romantique to explore this 19th century private mansion and its exhibits on romantic era stars from George Sand to Ernest Renan. Once you’ve visited th...

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Elegance & Femininity: A Day of Dior

Tour Description Discover the elegant, poetic world of the great haute couturier Christian Dior, whose iconic styles revolutionized fashion forever. Our tour begins with a visit with our fashion exper...

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36 Hours in Paris

There is a reason Paris remains among the most visited cities in the world. Its scenic, walkable neighborhoods have been shaped by centuries of cultural and political history, and any short visit will...

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From Croissants to Crumpets: A Journey from Paris to London

By Leslie Kavanaugh About Leslie:  Leslie is a Senior Travel Designer and VP of Sales at AmericanConcierge.com. Although most days she is seated at her desk in the suburbs of […]...

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Provence: A Day Trip for Lavender[mid-June to mid-July only]

Tour Description Travel by fast train from Paris to Avignon (about 3 hours), where a driver will meet you at the train station for this private tour. From there, travel […]...

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Contemporary Art Gallery Crawl

Tour Description Fascinated by contemporary art, and looking to discover the work of top established artists, as well as cutting-edge emerging artists? Your specialty guide will show you the innovativ...

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10 things NOT to do as a tourist in Paris–Part 2

A friend of mine sent me an article on this subject back in March and I was immediately intrigued… Afterall, I own a tourist business in Paris, specializing in unique private tours, I spend a lot of...

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10 Things NOT to do as a Tourist in Paris – Part 1

A friend of mine sent me an article on this subject last month (shout out to Scotty!) and I was immediately intrigued… Afterall, I own a tourist business in Paris, specializing in unique private tou...

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VISIT LONDON

AmericanConcierge.com offers private sightseeing tours for visitors to London & Scotland. With over thirty highly regarded Blue Badge Guides, you can go at your pace and in your style – [&hellip...

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Emily In Paris

We’re all crazy about Emily in Paris … her fashion, her friends and all of her zany adventures.  During this very fun walking tour, you will visit Emily’s local haunts […]...

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Nice & Monaco

Nice is located in the beautiful French Riviera and sits on the pebbly shores of the Baie des Anges. Founded by the Greeks and later a retreat for 19th-century European elite, the city has also long a...

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Tipping in France

If you’re planning a trip to Paris or to France – or if you’re already here and making plans for the day – you may be wondering how big a tip you’ll need to leave your waiter, taxi driver, o...

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Paris, Love and the Reputation of a City

For as long as I can remember, Paris has been described, as the city of love and romance. This reputation has been built on a social, cultural and political history, that has earnestly stoked thi...

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All of Paris Stops Here

To some people, the symbol of Paris is the Eiffel Tower. To others, it’s the Arc de Triomphe or the Louvre. To me, the symbol of Paris is a train station: The Gare du Nord, North Station. It represe...

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The Best Food Market in Paris

Scratch a Parisian, and they will tell you why the food market where they shop is the best. Tourist guides also make recommendations, such as here, here and here.  Open-air food markets are an es...

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A Little Love Letter to the D’Orsay

Upon my arrival to Paris, and much to my chagrin; I had yet to "choose" my favorite Cezanne painting. In fact, and perhaps more appropriately [as per Rilke], it really hadn't chosen me. I decided to w...

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How I Took the High Road in Paris

By Anne Swardson There is something extraordinary about viewing a city from 30 feet above the ground. You are at once removed from the daily struggles on the street and […]...

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The Saddest Memorial in Paris

By Anne Swardson Part 2 of the series on Memorials in Paris I’ve been thinking about war a lot lately. The war in Ukraine, of course. But also, what is […]...

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Sites of Remembrance We Do Not See

by Anne Swardson First of two parts I have never seen an empty space that was so moving. Six bronze figures in military uniform, five men and one woman, stand […]...

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A Free and Refreshing Way to Wet Your Whistle in Paris

While visiting Paris, on your wanderings through the city, you may have passed by some of these gems in public parks, in the streets and squares throughout the neighborhoods of Paris and not have real...

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The Earthly Delight of Terroir

By Lisa Rankin For those of us who have lived in France, walking along the cheese aisles in any other country is often proven to be a more or less […]...

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Paris Cheese Tour: A Private Tasting

Taste the best fromage in Paris on a private cheese tasting tour with our expert....

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French Wine and Cheese Pairing Tour in Paris

Discover the history of different French wines and using your senses match them with delicious cheeses....

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Paris Cooking Class: Hands-on lesson in French Cuisine

Create delectable French meals in a cooking class using fresh produce from the Paris market....

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VISIT ISTANBUL- 4 days/3 nights

Take a 3-hour plane ride from Paris and enjoy 4 days/3 nights in Istanbul … rest in the morning and tour amazing historical sites in the afternoons including the Grand […]...

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A Private Tour of Paris Churches

France is steeped in religious history but visiting all the important churches in Paris can be overwhelming.  If you’re interested in learning more about several of them, this private tour [&hellip...

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Château Jouvente: Exclusive Wine Tasting in Paris

From Château Jouvente: An Exclusive Wine Tasting A boutique winery in Bordeaux, Chateau Jouvente has a great story (David dreamt of acquiring a Winery –and in his 60s, he took […]...

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French Superstitions Around Food: The Do’s and Don’ts of Eating in France

by Lisa Rankin Although eating out in Paris is a must do when visiting the city, it is important to be polite and if you can, remember customs specific to […]...

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Medieval Monarchs & Revolutionary Villains (History & Horrors for Kids)

Saint Louis’s beautiful Sainte Chapelle, an exquisite example of Rayonnant Gothic architecture, is famous for its luminous stained-glass windows and superb statuary. But little-known stories about ...

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VISIT EGYPT in 6-8 days

Paris is a great jumping off point to travel someplace else… If you can spend a few more days abroad, consider adding a 3h30 flight to Egypt ! From crazy […]...

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Customized Tour for Children

Wondering what to do with your children when you’re in Paris?  We have the perfect guide to take you to places that are fun for the whole family, including the […]...

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La Vie Parisienne

Considered by many as risqué and scandalous, La Vie Parisienne was a magazine with quite a reputation at the turn of the 20th century! It's subscribers included Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and King Ed...

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VISIT GERMANY (Berlin)

Berlin, Germany’s capital, dates to the 13th century but it’s turbulent 20th-century history is what makes visiting here so fascinating.  Historically ‘home’ to world renowned philosophers, e...

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How Christmas is Celebrated in Paris

By Lisa Rankin Paris is a beautiful city any time of the year, but during the Christmas season, it is especially so. It’s chilly, with temperatures averaging in the mid-forties. […]...

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The Noble Beginnings of French Chocolate

There’s nothing more satisfying than savoring the velvety smoothness of delectable French chocolate. During your time in Paris, indulging in some French chocolate is something that is a must-do expe...

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VISIT AMSTERDAM

Travel on a comfortable 3-hour train ride from Paris to Amsterdam, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Lunch at a restaurant on the canal or enjoy a […]...

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VISIT SPAIN, PORTUGAL &/or MOROCCO

The capital and largest city of Catalonia, Barcelona is located on the Mediterranean Sea and is as laid back as it gets in any European megalopolis. Home to the fantastical […]...

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Boutique Hotels & Luxury Apartment Rentals

Travelers these days can chose between full-service hotels and private apartments, especially in Paris, where hotel service is synonymous with French hospitality …and multi-room luxury apartments wi...

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RENEW YOUR VOWS IN PARIS

Imagine surprising your mate with an impromptu Vow Renewal under the Eiffel Tower  —Or getting married in the city of Love. We’re partnered with our good friend Pierre and LOVE […]...

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Les Halles Food & Market Tour

The atmospheric and vibrant streets of Les Halles are teeming with markets and food shops with endless varieties of cheese, fine wine, fish and seafood, award-winning meats, the freshest fruits [&hell...

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Food Tour: Marché d’Aligre

Ignite all your senses at the Marché d’Aligre (aka Beauvau Market) with a stroll through both sections of this unique market: covered and uncovered. The covered market is a foodie’s [&hel...

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Shopping Paradise for Foodies: Le Bon Marché

Le Bon Marche was the first department store in the world to open in 1852, and is famous today for la Grande Épicerie: the best food shopping in Paris. The […]...

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Eiffel Tower: Private Tour

Skip the lines and visit this iconic symbol of Paris with your own personal guide. Learn about the brilliant engineer, Gustave Eiffel, who won the 1889 competition to create this […]...

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About The Team

AmericanConcierge.com, Inc. Sharon Carr, Co-Founder & Director. “Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepburn Sharon decided to celebrate her 60th birthday with a six-month hi...

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Pioneers of the Left Bank

Imagine life as it was –and is now– in the Latin Quarter, a beautiful neighborhood, home of the most prestigious schools in town for almost a millennium. It is also […]...

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The Paris Jazz Scene: Night Owls Tour

Enjoy a captivating evening Tour of Parisian Jazz with our Expert concierge....

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PARIS OPERA Premium Seating

Enjoy a V.I.P. oh-so special evening at the Opera (!).  AmericanConcierge.com has partnered with the Paris Opera to provide our clients with: Premium seating to all performances Cocktails/hors d’oe...

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The Pletzl: The Jewish District of Paris

Discover the unique and moving history of the Jews of Paris, including the great Talmud masters of the 13th century, the Jewish emancipation during the French Revolution and Napoleon’s reign, [&hell...

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Paris Music Tours – Sunday Morning Tour With A Master Pipe Organist

See up close how an award-winning pipe performs a Sunday morning ceremony....

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Black Paris post World War II

Walk highlights the lives of writers such as Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Chester Himes, and other literati with a private guide. Learn about contemporary black French associations, the black herita...

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Swing of the Right Bank

Walk through the streets of Pigalle, a place Parisians used to call “Harlem sur Seine”, in honor of its early Jazz scene.  Walking up to Montmartre you’ll discover the artistic [&he...

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Driving Tour: Black Paris

Discover the many influences of Black culture in Paris.  Visit near to well-known sites and in lesser-known corners in the Latin Quarter, Montparnasse, Lower Montmartre and the Champs Elysées area....

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19 Unique Tips for Traveling to Paris

1. The Eiffel Tower, many people dream of eating inside… but it’s much better to eat at a restaurant with a great view of the tower. The meal will be […]...

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Living the Dream with Artist Elaine Biss

We sat down with artist Elaine Biss of Elaine Biss Designs to learn what inspires her gorgeous French-style paintings and how you can find your inner artist too.   Tell […]...

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A Day Trip to Fontainebleau with AmericanConcierge.com

The best ways to make the most of a day trip to the palace of Fontainebleau from Paris. Here at AmericanConcierge.com, we love taking day trips from Paris, many of […]...

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Our Top 11 Things to See and Do in The Marais

The Marais, what was once a marsh and not important enough to be included in King Phillippe Auguste’s wall around Paris, is now a hot spot and one of the […]...

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Top Four locations for Romance in Paris

Paris is a place for romance. You can’t help but to fall in love within its romantic hideaways, restaurants, and streets. Romance is a part of Parisian culture and locals […]...

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Interview with a French Winemaker: Château de Minière – Kathleen Van den Berghe

Kathleen Van den Berghe – Owner and Managing Director of Château de Minière Kathleen Van den Berghe, originally from Belgium, began her career as an engineer. She traveled the world […]...

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Event Planning in Paris with Heather Jerue

Planning an event in a foreign country can be hectic…but planning a wedding can almost seem impossible. We turned to the experts this month of Rendez-vous in Paris, a luxury […]...

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Our Grand List of Fun Things to do in and Around Paris

Sights For New Travelers to Paris The Eiffel Tower Everyone knows this monument is a classic. The Eiffel Tower is a symbol of Paris that we all know and love! […]...

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Private Tour of the Louvre Highlights

This two-hour Louvre highlights tour includes the medieval passageway and the Great Sphinx of Tanis....

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Musee d’Orsay Private Tour

The Musée d’Orsay houses countless great works by masters of early modern and Impressionist art....

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Marvelous Marais Walking Food Tour

Join a fabulous food walk in the enchanting Marais district....

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Normandy Day Trip

Our local guide will meet you at the train station in Normandy for a private customized tour....

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Passion for Perfume: A Perfume Journey in Paris

This tour begins in the Marais with a 45-minute review of the history....

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Cimetière du Père Lachaise: Where the Famous Rest in Peace

Established in 1804, Cimetière du Pere Lachaise is the first garden cemetery and the most visited cemetery in the world....

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Champagne Day Trip

Your driver will pick you up at your hotel to take you on a tour of the Champagne region....

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Giverny Day Trip

An hour’s journey from the Gare St-Lazare through the gentle Vexin countryside will transport you to Giverny....

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Château Fontainebleau Day Trip

The Château de Fontainebleau, just 35 miles southeast of central Paris, can proudly claim to have been a sovereign residence for eight centuries....

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Covered Paris Passages Walking Tour

This private walking tour will take you to enter a magical time machine, to explore the captivating labyrinths of Paris’s 19th-century passageways....

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Les Invalides Private Walking Tour

The Invalides, commissioned by the Sun King to serve as hospital, lodgings, and workshops for the veterans of his many wars....

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Walking Tour Discovering the Angels of Paris

This innovative private walking tour focuses on the beautiful and varied angels of Paris....

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Private Walking Tour of Coco Chanel’s Life in Paris

Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel’s story is an eternal source of inspiration and fascination....

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Walking History Tour of Le Marais

Your private concierge will guide you through one of the oldest and hippest sections of Paris....

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Private Tour of The Rodin Museum in Paris

The Rodin Museum is a magnificent city-chateau home to the definitive collection of Auguste Rodin....

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Private Tour of the l’Orangerie Museum

Rendezvous with your concierge for a 2-hour private tour, starting with a walk through the Tuileries Garden....

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Le Jardin des Tuileries: The Louvre to Monet’s Waterlilies

Skip the line at the Louvre for a privately guided tour of the museum highlights....

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The German Occupation in World War 2 – Paris Tour

This walking tour starts in the Jewish quarter of the Marais district followed by a walk to the Hotel de Ville....

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Shopping with a Personal Shopper in Paris

Paris is teeming with shops and boutiques of every kind....

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Loire Valley Day Trip

The Loire Valley is rich in Renaissance castles, settings of the elegant Royal Court, an exhibit of its amorous lifestyle and adventures....

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Burgundy – A Day Trip to the Wine Country

From Paris, take the TGV to Dijon, capital of Burgundy to begin the tour with your private Concierge....

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Coffee Break in Caféothèque – A Quaint Coffee shop in Paris

Continuing our journey of Parisian coffee explorations: this next stop has quickly become a favorite of mine. The coffee here is so good that I am nervous about finding any […]...

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Best Things to see in Montmartre of old

The beautiful days have returned to Paris, and the hill of Montmartre has dropped any pretense of tranquillity and put on its summer game face. In the Place du Tertre, […]...

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The Story of an English Speaking Hair Studio in Paris

On the Champs-Elysees, one of the most famous streets in the world is the elegant Polished Hair Care Salon. Warm tones welcome you into a light-filled space with distinctly Parisian […]...

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What a 2/5/7 Day Paris Itinerary with American Concierge looks like

If you are planning a trip to Paris, you or your client may feel a little overwhelmed by all the different activities, restaurants, and sights at your fingertips. Here at […]...

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Paris Street Art Tour: An Expression of The People’s Politics

The mesmerizing street art of Paris mixing politics and poetics....

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The Rodin Museum combined with Les Invalides

Explore the collection of Auguste Rodin, famous for his powerful unconventional art....

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Les Invalides combined with The Rodin Museum

The Invalides, commissioned by the Sun King, is considered a masterpiece of French classical architecture....

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Vintage Fashion Shopping Tour in Paris

We know the top dealer of Chanel vintage jewelry, and where to find the best unique accessories and clothes....

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Custom Shopping Tour in Paris – other than fashion

Paris is the world capital of shopping and we can help find that special piece....

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Mont St. Michel Day Trip

Mont Saint Michel is an unforgettable sight—a magical island topped by a gravity-defying medieval monastery....

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Notre Dame Tours in Paris

View and learn about the historically rich Notre Dame and the stories around it....

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Montmartre Walking Tour: Art, Cobblestone Streets

Stroll to the top of Montmartre with learning about the sights along the way....

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Paris Highlights – a Walking Tour through Historic Paris

Experience and learn about the most iconic sights of Paris during this four-hour walking tour....

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A Walking Tour of Le Marais

Walkthrough and encapsulate yourself in the history of Paris' oldest sections during this immersive walking tour....

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Small Group Eiffel Tower Tour

Skip the line to experience the grandeur and beauty of the Eiffel Tower....

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Paris Bike Tours Day & Night

Like a true Parisian bike through the streets of Paris while taking in the beautiful architecture and landmarks....

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Chocolate & Pastry Tours of Paris

Indulge your taste buds in two tours that focus on the sweetest things that Paris has to offer....

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Paris Night Lights Tour – an Evening Drive

Experience the iconic Paris sights at night during this 2-hour driving tour....

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Paris Highlights Driving Tour

Stop by the essential landmarks of Paris during an immersive 4-hour driving tour....

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Paris Antique Market Tour

Find that collective you've been looking for in Paris' Antique Markets....

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The Complete Versailles – Three Tours

Connect with the powerful Versailles in three different ways....

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Paris Street Art: Private Walking Tour of Butte aux Cailles


Walk through a district known for its street art and artistic heritage....

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Private Collection: Boutique Art Museums

Tour Description Enjoy great art in a beautiful and tranquil setting, visiting one of the exquisite but little-known small museums of Paris. These “maison-musées”—house museums—are extraordi...

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Dive into our Private Tour of the Louvre

The Louvre museum is one of our favorite locations in Paris to tour with our clients, which is why we are dedicating this post to a little history and fun […]...

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Sunset or 5-Star Dinner Cruises on the Seine

Take in the breeze as you gaze at Paris landmarks from the cruise ship while enjoying a delicious meal....

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How much should I tip in Paris, France?

Tipping is always a bit confusing for Americans in Paris, coming from a culture where you are expected to tip for services, many are surprised to learn that generally tipping […]...

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Sweet Escape! Cupcakes in Paris!

An interview with Bobbie Maker of Berties Cupcakery   We were fascinated to find out more about the growing popularity of cupcakes in a country known for its obsession with […]...

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News – Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

We were all shocked and saddened to learn of the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral on April 15th. The flames could be seen burning all the way from atop of […]...

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Hôtel de Crillon (Hotel Crillon)

If you are looking for luxury, charm, and pleasant staff, look no further than the Hôtel de Crillon. Conveniently located at Place de la Concorde and just next to the […]...

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Spring in Paris – Hangouts

Paris is a beautiful place to explore in any season, but one could argue that spring in Paris is the best of all seasons, especially to visit. We had a […]...

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Canal Saint-Martin and the Quai de Jemmapes

Most visitors to Paris are no strangers to La Seine, the river that runs through the City of Lights and boasts beautiful views, including those of the Notre Dame and […]...

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Christmas in Paris – 2018

It’s that time of year again, and the Parisian streets are full of holiday cheer! Take a stroll down the Champs-Élysées to take in this year’s glowing red Christmas lights […]...

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A peek into our Paris Night Lights Tour

Paris is called the City of Lights… experiencing it all lit up and sparkling is both breathtaking and magical. Our Paris night lights tour is the perfect introduction to your stay […]...

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Literature in Paris: Shakespeare & Co.

The best bookstores are just as exciting as the books that they sell. Entering a bookshop should be an experience of anticipation and mystery, full of thrills and surprises, and […]...

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Cooking with Veronique of Cuisine Elegante

At American Concierge we love to connect you with local French people who provide unique French experiences. For us, it’s not just having a great tour experience, but also a […]...

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Hotel Highlight: Le Meurice

Paris is full of luxurious 5 star hotels, but when it comes to staff kindness and hotel beauty which inspires, Le Meurice is a personal favorite. Le Meurice is owned […]...

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Cafe Karamel

Paris is full of beautiful cafes, where one can spend hours sipping their Café Crème and watching the world go by just outside. Something special about the city of light […]...

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Paris Excursions – All of the light: Musée d’Orsay

Musée d’Orsay is the golden child of impressionist art. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces in the world, by recognizable painters including Monet,...

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Paris Excursions – A Romantic Weekend Away in Giverny

Giverny is most famous for being the home of famous impressionist painter Claude Monet. Monet passed by this picturesque Normandy village by train and decided to rent a home there, […]...

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Paris Excursions – Basilica du Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre

Many would argue that the best view in Paris is from the top of the Eiffel Tower. In my experience, the most magnificent and unique outlook in Paris is to […]...

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Sunday Mornings with our Master Pipe Organist

Guy Didier became famous in France for being the youngest organist in French history! He was only 6 years old when he took a liking to the organ. He remembers […]...

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The American Women’s Group in Paris

AWGP Paris is full of many opportunities to meet internationals as well as locals. The American Women’s Group of Paris is the perfect example of this. Originally founded in 1925, […]...

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Easter in Paris

Color is sprouting all around Paris, full of tulips and daffodils letting us know it’s that time of year again, Easter in France, or as they call it here, Pâques! […]...

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A reason for each season, four reasons to visit Paris in 2018

In my opinion, you don’t need any particular reason or event to visit Paris but this is coming from someone who is undoubtedly biased. In my 32 years, I have […]...

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5 Tips From Regular Travelers On How to Get the Most From Impromptu Travel

Impromptu travel can be stressful in many ways, but with the right attitude, you can breeze through spontaneously planned trips. Take for example in 2015, when We shared tips on […]...

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Day Trips Outside of Paris

Day Trips Outside of Paris: Four Unique Trips When people hear the word “France” they typically think, “Paris” and it is no wonder that Paris is one of the most […]...

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Four Lessons I learned Traveling Outside the US

When it comes to traveling, and learning, most people say you don’t truly know someone until you travel with them. Now that I’ve been outside the US, I agree. You […]...

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9 Tips for Planning a PERFECT Paris Vacation – or any other vacation

Nine Simple Tips When was the last time you planned a vacation to Paris or just a vacation abroad? I don’t mean the long-weekend that left you more exhausted than […]...

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Why you should visit Paris this October

To be a part of an exclusive experience! The founder of AmericanConcierge.com, Sharon Carr, is inviting you to attend a unique and in-depth experience in Paris this October and we’re […]...

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Madison King’s Birthday Blog 2017

Each day in Paris can be a culinary adventure. Even after living and working in this city for 18 years, I find new experiences around every corner. I recently celebrated […]...

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French Fromage: French Cheese Tips & Favorite Paris Shops

The mere mention of French cheese makes most people swoon with thoughts of indulging in creamy Brie, Roquefort, Camembert, flaky chèvre and aged Mimolette. You may want to add this […]...

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“I Don’t Understand Parisians”

A couple of years ago, I walked into my favorite New York deli and quietly waited for my turn at the counter. Another New Yorker came in after me and […]...

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Creating a Startup in Paris, France

I’m not a Francophile… but here I am in my 60s running a startup in Paris – from my home in New York. I took off to Europe for six […]...

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Barbe à Papa: Paris for Kids

Explore the limitless alleyways. French antiques from furniture to jewelry and everything in...

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5 Reasons Why I Use City Bikes

Explore the limitless alleyways. French antiques from furniture to jewelry and everything in...

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Paris Excursions – Everything you need to know about the Paris Jazz Festival

Explore the limitless alleyways. French antiques from furniture to jewelry and everything in...

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Making Memories in Paris

Explore the limitless alleyways. French antiques from furniture to jewelry and everything in...

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Is there April Fools in Paris?

You know one of the best parts of visiting another country is learning new traditions and how they’re similar or different around the world. April fools in Paris is a […]...

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What is Paris like during the Tour de France?

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My Paris Makeover

Fashion is fashion; style is forever – Coco Chanel There’s no doubt that fashion has played a big role in my life – and not just my self-image. I started […]...

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How to Survive an Overnight Flight

When it comes to international travel, overnight flights are a necessary evil. What better way to save a precious vacation day and maximize your time on the ground, right? While […]...

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An off the beaten path guide to the best of Paris!

I always have a good morning when I stop and pick up an almond butter chocolate croissant from La Flûte de Meaux, which luckily for me is my closest Paris […]...

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Madison at the Paris Christmas Markets

My family visited me in Paris a few years ago. My brother wanted to do some Christmas celebrating. He also wanted to go shopping for gifts for our respective French […]...

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“Beware the Rude Parisian”

I have heard it again and again. “The French are so rude.” I’ve been living in and around Paris for 16 years and I’ve learned that if you understand their […]...

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The Consummate Concierge

The word concierge actually dates back to mid 17th century Europe, when hosts, usually of a lavish property or castle, provided a servant whose primary responsibility was attending to the […]...

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