Hi! I'm Zoë.
And I can help you experience Paris in a fun and unique way that’s unforgettable! Originally from Texas, I've called Paris home for over a decade and know the city inside and out. A maman of two, I've found great experiences that are fun for both kids and parents alike. I'm also a firm believer that you don't have to spend a lot to have a great time - bargain hunting and free events are some of my favorite go-to activities to discover a new place!
After completing my studies in Art History in Austin, TX, I followed a charming Frenchman to Paris and haven’t looked back since. I threw myself into learning the language, culture and city, and quickly fell in love with the cuisine and beautiful landscapes France has to offer, and thrived with the challenges that come from living abroad.
After almost ten years working in Event Management, I decided to put my organization and communication skills to use helping visitors of all kinds navigate Paris and France. A petit helping hand can really go a long way here and I look forward to acquainting you with this amazing country!
Photo : Rachael Laporte
What people are saying
"ZOË WAS A JOY TO WORK WITH: KNOWLEDGEABLE, DILIGENT, ORGANIZED AND DEDICATED,
SHE'S OUR GO-TO GUIDE FOR ALL THINGS PARIS.
WORK WITH ZOË - YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!"
- MARK AYLING / THE VAGABROTHERS
“ZOË IS INDISPENSABLE - SHE WRANGLED INTERVIEWS, HANDLED LOGISTICS AND TRANSLATION, AND PROVIDED ALL THE RESEARCH HELP I NEEDED FOR MY NEW BOOK PROJECT.
I CANNOT RECOMMEND HER MORE HIGHLY."
- LUKE BARR, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR
OF PROVENCE, 1970 AND RITZ & ESCOFFIER
“MY ELEVEN YEAR OLD DAUGHTER AND I VISITED PARIS, AND BY FAR,
OUR TIME TOURING THE CITY WITH ZOË WAS OUR FAVORITE PART."
LAURA W., VERMONT
“ZOË WAS THE BEST TOUR GUIDE! MY THREE CHILDREN LOVED HER.
THIS IS A MUST AND AN EXPERIENCE YOU WILL NOT REGRET."
HALEY G., TEXAS
Let's talk mission, vision & values
Mission - what i strive for
To create unique and meaningful experiences in Paris and France for families and professionals
through bespoke travel and communication services.
Vision - my long term goal
To awaken a lifelong curiosity and interest in discovering the world, because travel reminds us just how alike we really are.
Values - what makes me tick
I believe that curiosity is the secret ingredient to success – curiosity about my customers’ interests and projects, curiosity about Paris and France, curiosity about the world around us. It is the driving force in discovering new experiences, delving deeper into culture, and exchanging with people we meet. As Jane Fonda said, “Stay curious, keep learning.”
Good communication is essential in creating a perfectly tailored experience. I attentively listen to customers’ expectations, interests, and requirements, and use our exchanges to deliver an experience above and beyond expectations. Open and honest communication means everyone will be on the same page. Tell me what you want – I’ll listen!
Simply put, lending a helping hand is what drives my passion for travel and sharing experiences and adventures with the people around me. Serving others with my knowledge and talents for travel brings me joy and leads me to serve.
Optimism is at the core of how we think. While traveling, things are bound to go wrong, especially in France! Places may be unexpectedly closed, trains cancelled, or the weather may not cooperate. I seek to approach these hurdles in a positive manner and find a solution quickly, without dwelling on the obstacles. Approaching travel with an optimistic mindset will make for a more enjoyable trip, and who knows, you may even experience new unexpected adventures thanks to a change of plans.
Spirit of Adventure
Travel is life-changing because it gets you out of your comfort zone, breaks routine and introduces you to new cultures and experiences. While this can be challenging, if you approach new experiences with an adventurous spirit, you’ll find yourself surprised at the transformation that takes place in your life and within yourself. Chances are you’ll experience a feeling of confidence from tackling a challenge and excitement from trying something new. Not to mention all the great stories and memories you’ll accumulate from your travels. I always try to channel a spirit of adventure - it pushes me to try new things and makes life more fun!