The Petit Guide
Take the guesswork and stress out of planning your trip
Find unique activities your group will enjoy, even children
Learn about an area, history and culture in an accessible and fun way
Get tons of tips for the rest of your stay in Paris and France!
Traveling with kids. What better opportunity to create lifelong memories and grow closer as a family, right?
Trips with younger members of the family can be a bit tricky - finding activities and restaurants everyone enjoys is no easy task! Also, as a parent, it is tough to balance keeping an eye on kids with learning about what you're visiting - who has time to pull out a guide book with kids in tow?
With me as your guide, everyone will get the most out of Paris!
My bespoke experiences and travel planning services are crafted for you & your family. All of my services include tons of handy tips on everything from kid-friendly outings, public transportation, off the beaten track spots in Paris only locals know about, avoiding tourist traps, and much more.
My tours are specialized for families and adapted to the age of your 'petite' ones. I focus on the major monuments and history, but also on daily life in France, French culture, street art, boutiques and specialty food shops... all the things that I personally find very interesting when I travel!
For kids, I bring along sketching supplies, bubbles and chalk to keep them happy, engaged and learning. We stop for fun things for the kids as needed - that can mean a carousel ride, treat, or park. I also give lots of tips for the rest of the stay during our time together.
Count around 2.5 hours per tour. Price : 300 euros for the entire family (this is parents and kids, plus grandparents for instance. If there are other families with kids there is a 100 euros supplement).
The Montmartre Tour
My favorite tour is Montmartre, my neighborhood of the past decade. Visitors get a little of everything, from the history of Paris and the impressionist painters, seeing Sacré Coeur basilica and the gorgeous views of Paris, to ducking into some great bakeries and experiencing the village like ambiance. There are fun stops along the way, like the gorgeous double-decker carousel below Sacré Coeur, and the funicular to get to the summit of the Montmartre hill.
Some of the sights covered:
Le Bateau Lavoir where Picasso worked
The I Love You Wall
Sacré Coeur Basilica
Place du Tertre
Central Paris Tour
This tour explores central Paris, covering the islands and the surrounding area. This area is the heart of Paris, both geographically and historically. We will start at the Paris City Hall, then head over into the lower Marais area to see some examples of Medieval Paris, and explore the birthplace of Paris along the banks of the Seine, and discuss the history of Notre Dame. We end on the Left Bank, around the iconic Shakespeare and Co bookstore, where we can discuss the Lost Generation writers. This area is chock full of history, taste treats, beautiful views, a park...
Some of the sights covered:
The Hotel de Ville (Paris City Hall)
La Maison du Faucher - One of Paris' oldest buildings
Ile Saint Louis and Ile de la Cité
Berthillon Ice Cream shop (or another treat spot)
Notre Dame Cathedral
Shakespeare and Co Bookstore
'Get to Know Your Neighborhood
and Paris' Tour
The 'Get to know your neighborhood / Paris' tour is perfect for first time visitors to the City of Light, and is best at the beginning of a trip. I will meet you at your hotel or apartment, and we will do a quick overview of Paris tips - etiquette, culture, safety, and differences to be aware of, and then other suggestions for getting to most out of time in Paris. We can explore the surrounding neighborhood, finding the closest grocery, bakery, pharmacy, etc, and then visit the closest metro station to buy tickets and get a crash course on using public transportation, ensuring easy navigation in the city.
Custom Itinerary Planning
Your Key to a Unique & Relaxing Vacation
You have a fabulous vacation in Paris coming up, but just can't seem to find the time to reserve a hotel, let alone plan out your precious days in the City of Light. Let me take the guesswork and stress out of planning your trip.
This package includes an introductory phone call, where we will discuss what you and your group enjoy (Fine dining? Discovering locals’ spots? Art and culture? Outdoors activities?), what you are expecting from your stay in Paris, and budget. Based on our discussion, I will send you a list of options. Once you decide on your preferred activities, I’ll get to work crafting an efficient itinerary and reserving or helping you reserve everything. You’ll receive a detailed document that is essentially a custom guide for your trip, along with Google maps lining out each day. This is basically a way to get off the beaten track without having to do all the research yourself, and it’s efficient because I make sure everything is grouped around whatever area you want to visit:) It’s a real time saver, both before and during your trip!
200 euros for 1 day, 150 / day for multiple days
Travel Planning Consultation Call
Access to all of my favorite Paris tips
Are you feeling overwhelmed with planning your trip to Paris, but don't need a full-on mapped out itinerary? A quick phone consultation could be just the ticket to saving you tons of time AND unlocking all the kid-friendly secrets of Paris. You would be surprised how much we can cover in a 1 hour phone call!
The best neighborhood to stay in or help choosing an AirBnB
Ideal activities based on the ages of travelers and interests
Family-friendly restaurants throughout Paris
How to group everything efficiently
My favorite kid-friendly tips for tackling museums and monuments
Anything else that may be stumping you!
120 euros for a 1 hour phone consultation with personalized notes sent after the call
The full day that we spent with Zoe was delightul in every way. She toured with us around Montmartre - her stomping ground. She knew the best shops for baguettes and macarons, gave us just the right amount of history combined it with a contemporary living. She engaged my daughter as well as me, and had just the perfect gentle demeanor. I would recommend touring with Zoe to everyone!
— Laura W., Vermont
Zoe was the best tour guide! As a non-French speaking tourist I was extremely overwhelmed trying to navigate such a busy city with 3 children (ages 6,6, &5). My children loved her! She perfectly customized our tour to the locations nearest our hotel and was incredibly patient/helpful with the kids. My husband and I learned a lot about French culture and history along the way! This is a must and an experience you will not regret!
— Haley G., Texas