"A Delightful Week for the Senses!

 

Gina’s thoughtfully curated activities on the “A Week with the French” tour brought me firsthand experiences with French culture. Our week began with a photography lesson, which taught me to see my subjects and compose my photos so that they became little pieces of art. The luscious smells and artful instruction in the perfume workshop helped me create a perfume that I truly love. The deliciousness of the champagne tasting in an authentic wine cellar was fun and oh so chic. The tactile fabrics, clothing, jewelry and more at the flea market were a feast for the hands and the eyes. And, listening to Gina’s captivating knowledge of Paris neighborhoods, statues, architecture, and museums was better than what any guide book could offer. She really knows Paris. This was the first group tour I’ve ever taken and Gina’s warmth, caring and organizational skills made my trip to Paris fabulous! Thanks, Gina!" 

 

M. Carter, Nashville, TN

"Wonderful! Inspiring! And So Personal!

The trip to Paris was so wonderful.  All the pre-trip communication was so informative and helpful. Then Gina greeted me the first night with a glass of wine and welcome, but most importantly, a warm smile. This trip was truly unique. Personal photography course, cooking lesson in someone’s private home, champagne tasting, perfume-making class, and so much more. The schedule was great, free time in the morning or afternoon and a time to explore. Gina’s immense knowledge, insider tips, and patience, (I had a personal emergency), all contributed to making the trip magical and wonderful. On my first trip to Paris, Gina made it personal, heartfelt, and perfect!  

Thank you Gina.  Because of you, I will always remember Paris with happy memories and much fondness!"

R. McCarthy, Pasadena, CA

"Gina made my first trip to Paris a memorable experience.  There was so much I wanted to see and experience - not knowing the layout of the city or the workings of public transportation, I wondered how much I'd be able to accomplish. Not to worry!  Gina developed an itinerary that moved us throughout the city, ensuring that we were comfortable with independently using both the metro and trains when we were on our own exploring.  The itinerary covered a number of the must-see locations as well as exploring neighborhoods, pointing out historical events, highlighting gardens,  various viewing points, and stopping at small cafes for lunch and lattes....and the art...and the architecture...and the creative holiday windows at major Paris department stores, what fun!  I appreciated her love and enthusiasm for her adopted city as well as her flexibility in ensuring we could personalize our visit.   Paris Personally is aptly named!  It was so much fun seeing some of the locations that she had discovered in her own exploration of the city.  It was clear they have made her Paris experience so rich, which she in turn shared with us.  

 

Christmas was a lovely time to visit, and I now know that I have to return in the spring or fall.  I would, and have, recommended Paris Personally to friends and neighbors.  It was a wonderful experience.  Thank you Gina"

 

Maureen, Washington DC