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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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Marvelous Marais Walking Food Tour

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

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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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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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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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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 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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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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What is Paris like during the Tour de France?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Traveling Solo

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

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