Feel welcome in Paris : share the Paris of a native Parisian
Testimonials : at the bottom of this page
Have a real Parisian perspective of Paris, breath and live the city , enjoy the company of a native who will help you discovering Paris ! Experience a friendly and personalized walk in Paris See the house where Hemingway was living when in Paris, discover where exactly the Romans started building the city of Lutecia, (former Paris) more than 2000 years ago, You’d like to attend a concert in a church ? To visit one of the best Paris open markets ? To know more about French cheeses and discover what would be your favorites ? To see some iconic spots of Midnight in Paris (the movie) ? To see some of the Paris places Hemingway particularly liked ? To share the Paris of the Parisians ?…
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Testimonials at the bottom of the page
LIST OF THE TOURS BELOW
I had the pleasure of meeting Ann Jeanne in Paris I booked a tour and photo session with her I was so very pleased with the tour as the photo session. I felt like a true parasian with Ann she makes you feel like you belong in Paris I recommend her services to anyone visiting Paris whether it’s there first or there 5 She really is very knowledgeable and will make the tour reflect your preference and what you would like to see or do . The photo shoot is a must I have memories I will never forget I felt like a star in Paris so thank you Ann Jeanne for what you do truly a friend in Paris Clara n Michael thank you for truly making our 3 red trip to Paris one of the most memorable and it was because of you so merci beaucoup to you Ann Jeanne for what you do truly your number one fan – Clara and Michael B.
The tours (Each tour can be customized according to your preferences)
Montmartre off the beaten path
Montmartre area really looks like a village. And I often feel upset when I see visitors going to the Sacré Coeur without having experiencing the beautiful Montmartre area, its little cobblestones streets, its charming squares, all the details which makes it so special. And the Sacré Coeur, a church that one calls it “the beauty spot of Paris“. I’d like to show you the real Montmartre and stop in a café for a break. Why not in Amelie (the movie)’s café, or a café near the meeting place for artists such as Modigliani, Picasso, Dufy, Derain, Apollinaire… ? : “Montmartre, a village in Paris” Contact
Saint Germain des Prés neighborhood :
One of my favorite Paris area : for its style, its soul, its “chic”, for its cafes. It’s the historical and intellectual Paris area which reached its heyday in the 50s : one of Picasso, Hemingway, Miller, Sartre, Camus, de Beauvoir, Morrison, Sand... You’ll see the oldest Paris church, the oldest Paris’ cafe, the place where the guillotine was first tried, a beautiful cobblestone alleyway, iconic cafés , the favorite Hemingway’s brasserie, the favorite Jim Morrison’s cafe…etc, and where Jazz musicians such as Duck Ellington, Miles Davis used to come and play in the early 50s. “Saint Germain des Prés : a grand classic” Contact
Latin Quarter (northern part from Saint Michel and the river Seine to the Panthéon, including the most touristic part of it)
From the Sorbonne to Shakespeare and Company. The Latin Quarter is located on the Left Bank and renowned for its narrow and winding streets, its old architecture, its students bookshops, its cinemas, its cafes, a wonderful church with the only rood-screen existing in Paris, an iconic spot seen in “Midnight in Paris”,…and Shakespeare and Company bookstore of course, (and its great brand new cafe) ! A really charming neighborhood. “The Latin Quarter, the student’s headquarter” Contact
A day with Hemingway
Wether you a fan of Hemingway or not, this walk will take you back in time, in the Paris of the 1920s, when so many writers and artists coming from all over the world moved to Paris. Though Paris has changed a lot within the last century, many of the places where Hemingway and all the artists and writers lived and gathered, still exist. This walk is also a good excuse to explore Paris off the beaten path. We ‘ll walk through the 3 main neighborhoods that Hemingway frequented : Then Latin Quarter (but not the most touristic part of it), Saint Germain des Prés and Montparnasse and will take a break in 2 of Hemingway’s favorite cafes. “A day with Hemingway” Contact
From the Marais to Notre Dame (via Saint Louis Island) :
A serene walk through a less known and very charming part of Le Marais neighborhood. We’ll start our walk at the Place des Vosges, one of the most beautiful square in Paris, then we’ll walk through a less known Marais, through old courtyards, we will see one of the last medieval buildings, once the home of the Reine Margot (wife of Henri IV), we’ll see some remains of the old 12th century defensive wall of Paris, then we’ll stroll the elegant Saint Louis island and its 17th century buildings, not to mention… and taste … (!) the so famous Berthillon ice-creams. Before ending our visit in front of Notre Dame Cathedral, we’ll make a little detour to the iconic Bouquinistes along the Seine, and why not to the reknown Shakespeare and Company which is nearby (if you haven’t visited this bookshop yet !) – Contact
– Before the tour : If you book this tour on a Thursday or on a Sunday, you can add a visit of the Bastille market, one of the largest open air market in Paris (with or without me !)
– After our tour, you could visit the Sainte Chapelle, a Medieval gem located about 300 meters from Notre Dame
A night in Le Louvre : a soft discovery of this wonderful building :
You’re staying in Paris for a short stay and you don’t want to miss Le Louvre. But Le Louvre is a huge museum, often crowded, With miles and miles of corridors (more than 9 miles) and numerous rooms and artworks.
Wander through the Louvre, this wonderful palace which was a royal residence of French kings and that now houses a museum. The palace of Le Louvre is as fascinating as the masterpieces it contains.
Spend a few hours in Le Louvre and around and enjoy its highlights with no stress, no waiting line, without getting lost. I accompany you (only you) , give you all my attention and walk at your pace. Le Louvre is a wonderful building, once a fortress, then a royal residence and now a museum, with an impressive art collection. You will see : the Venus de Milo, Mona Lisa (la Gioconda), the Winged Victory, The Coronation of Napoleon, The Wedding Feast at Cana, The Great Sphinx of Tanis “A soft discovering of Le Louvre” with Ann Jeanne in Paris Contact
If you wish and prefer an in-deepth historic and artistic knowledge with an historian of Le Louvre (groups of about 15 persons) : The Welcome to the Louvre tour
Montparnasse and the Roaring 20s
The area was the heart and intellectual artistic life between WWI and WWII. where Foujita, Chagall, Hemingway, Modigliani, Picasso… have been living. Nowadays, a wonderful mix of old and new. An area with iconic cafés and restaurants with the feel of a neighborhood, one of the most renowned Paris cemetery, the Montparnasse Tower with its 360° bird-eye view, its beautiful outdoor market… “Montparnasse, the roaring 20s“ Contact
From Daguerre to Montsouris : so parisian !
On your visit, share my Paris and make Paris become your Paris. A real feel of a neighborhood with a market street, architecture of the 30s, houses where many artists (Braque, Fujita, Miller…)used to live in the Roaring years, a wonderful Park, cobblestones pedestrian streets, The 14th district …so Paris ! From Daguerre to Montsouris tour Contact
The atmospheric 19th century walking tour :
Be a flâneur in the 19th century of Paris with Ann Jeanne in Paris ! Allow yourself to be transported into this old fashioned luxury atmosphere. The atmospheric 19th century private walking tour will make you step into another world. It will draws you in, as if you were living in the 19th century ! A tour full of the charm of an old world, and a refined atmosphere..
Along the way : 5 or more covered passages, the Palais Royal, wonderful tearooms and traditional old shops, Marie-Antoinette’s favorite chocolate (though it dates back to the 18th century !), Haussmanian buildings, old theaters and many more. During the whole day tour : you’ll see the Galeries Lafayette dome and many more 19th century gems. “An atmospheric 19th century tour” Contact
The other Latin Quarter (South-east part)
If you like wandering off the beaten track and explore a very quaint neighborhood, you’ll probably enjoy this neighborhood that has a great history and has a very special place in my heart. See the Latin Quarter visitors in Paris often miss.
On our way : paths dating back to Roman time (paths from about 2000 years ago), old painted signs reminder of past times, 17th century building facades, remain of Lutetia, the “Gallo-Roman Paris”, an amazing open air market street whose origin is probably 1350 AD, possibly earlier, some of Hemingway’s favorite haunts… and so on. More photos and details “The other Latin Quarter” Contact
Paris lights and delights’ tour
Paris is even more beautiful at night ! Experience the magic of Paris at night fall and enjoy the most renown and beautiful monuments of Paris when the city of lights is shining. Walk the illuminated streets of Paris. You’ll see the Opera, a wonderful view over Paris from a roof top, the Place Vendôme and many other highlights
You can customize our tour with a night cruise on the Seine, some chocolate or macaron tasting, with a drink in a Palace, a life style photo shoot, a walk on the Champs Elysées and so on… Just ask me, just tell me your wishes ! Contact
Welcome to Paris !
Share my Paris. Explore the real Paris of the Parisians
All the tours are in English, but you can choose to have a tour in French.
A tour can be customized and focused on your preferences or the themes you’re interested in (outdoor markets, pastries, antiques, art galleries, cafes, …). However, it depends on the day and the area you choose (for instance : the outdoor markets don’t happen every day). And some themes are better suited to certain areas than others. Contact me for a quote and more details
Some testimonials :
Saint Germain des Prés // South East of the Latin Quarter : The most amazing and wonderful tours. Ann Jeanne is an amazing tour guide and extremely insightful. I took two separate tours with her over a weeks time and was not disappointed in either of them. She tailored them both to what I wanted to see and do. I had already done all the tourist locations and wanted something more quite and off the beaten path and Ann Jeanne definitely delivered. I would recommend Ann Jeanne’s tours and plan on going with her again the next time I am in Paris. Thank you very much for making my time in Paris with you wonderful. Janine – Chicago – October 2018
Montmartre – We enjoyed our our walking tour with Ann Jeanne in the Montmartre. She took us to wonderful places that were new to us with interesting stories and history. Highly recommended even if you’ve been to Paris many times. It was a fun way to spend a day in Paris. We’ll do it again! Kent and Ronelle – San Francisco – September 2018
Atmospheric 19th century tour – It was so nice to meet you this week and do the 19th Century Walking Tour in the glorious sunshine, which was an added bonus for us. Very interesting to hear about the Haussmann style buildings, see and visit the places your site describes….A wonderful experience…such a relaxed, easy paced day…with a local Parisien lady who I can now truly call “A Friend in Paris”. Merci beaucoup Ann Jeanne you are a lovely person…knowledgeable, interesting and a pure delight to spend the day with. Till we meet again. Iris A – Inverness, Scotland – September 2018.
Saint Germain des Prés // South East of the Latin Quarter : Ann Jeanne was so helpful even before we arrived. She helped my wife and I choose two customized walking tours – one in the Latin Quarter, and one in Montmartre. Both were delightful! Ann Jeanne is a great walking companion and shares freely of her love of Paris. Her English is excellent. I highly recommend spending at least part of your time in Paris in an unrushed exploration of a Paris neighborhood with Ann Jeanne. – John and Nancy – New York – August 2018
South East of the Latin Quarter : I just wanted to tell you how much my daughter Bethany and I enjoyed our walking tour of the Latin Quarter. It was so informative and we learned a great deal about the history of that area. We have talked about it so much and will always remember how enjoyable the tour was and how wonderful you are. We are now back in the US, sadly but we have such terrific memories of you and your tour. Merci beaucoup. And we definitely contact you about another tour when we return – and we intend to return. Kate – USA – June 2018
Montmartre – If you are going to Paris, a private walking tour with Ann Jeanne is a must do. Ann Jeanne is lovely and very knowledgeable and we are so glad we went on the Montmartre tour. It was absolutely fascinating! Thank you again so much Anne Jeanne. Merci beaucoup! We hope to see you again. Tamar and Craig – Brisbane – Australia – June 2018
Saint Germain // Le Louvre // Montmartre : Hi Ann, Thank you so much for today, all of us enjoyed it immensely. I think Saint Germain has become my new favorite district in Paris. Nous avons été très heureux de vous rencontrer et vous avez fait de notre temps à Paris très spécial. Bien sûr nous vous recommanderons vos visites à des amis visitant Paris. Liz and Fred, Robbie – Australia – June 2018
The Latin Quarter : We did the hidden Latin Quarter tour. Cannot praise Ann Jeanne enough. Passionate with great knowledge. Very easy to talk to. Even though we had been to Paris many times we learnt so much. Would highly recommend these tours. Thank you for your time Ann Jeanne
Lights and delights Christmas tour : Ann Jeanne in Paris, thank you for your continued friendship ! For those who had not met Ann Jeanne, her walks are amazing. She shows you the best of the best and customizes the time to be exactly what you want ! – Nancy F – Georgia – USA – December 2017
South East of the Latin Quarter : Thank you Ann Jeanne for being our tour guide & showing us such beautiful sights last Sunday around Paris . We greatly appreciated your beautiful company & knowledge . Tanya Dave Warren and Greg – October 2017
Montmartre : This is a fantastic walk with Ann. It’s truly a must-do when you’re in Paris. Thank you again, Ann, for a wonderful and special day – Monica and Scott – USA – October 2017
Montmartre // 19th century tour : Ann Jeanne is great!! Our tour of Montmarte and saw where Vincent lived with his brother Theo was just thrilling!! We were moving slowly that day & she walked at our pace. Very kind lady. Also she took us to a covered passage Vero Dodat where the 2 butchers opened store in 1847. ♡ Belinda – USA – October 2017
Saint Germain des Prés : “Thank you for a wonderful half day experience. Your highly personalised half day tour was the highlight of our stay in Paris. We have been to Paris many times and were looking for something different, you certainly delivered. You brought Saint-Germain-des-Pres to life in a wonderful and interesting way. You were also our perfect host and Friend in Paris for the day. Thank you for our memories.” Shane and Keith – Australia – September 2017
Atmospheric 19th century tour : If you are going to Paris, especially for the first, second or third time, you must let Ann Jeanne take you on one of her tours! It was our first time in Paris, and we visited the Grande Boulevards. We also saw quaint churches, parks, restaurants and the best chocolate shop! She knows her way around, so it takes the guesswork out of the day. We also got seated at a nice little café for drinks due to her negotiating skills! My broken French wouldn’t have received so great a result! It was so much fun, and when I go back, I will go on another tour with her. I strongly recommend anyone going to Paris to take a tour! Her prices cannot be beat as well ! Merci, Ann Jeanne! Deborah – USA – June 2017
Latin Quarter and Saint Germain des Prés – : Thank you Ann-Jeanne for 2 great days in Paris. Thank you for sharing your Paris with us. You are just amazing ! Gerard and Gina – Australia – June 2017
Le Louvre : Thank you Ann Jeanne for the wonderful tour of the Louvre. having a private guide really helped us enjoy the experience and not get overwhelmed or lost. It was also very pleasant to spend time with you – Franna and Rod – USA – May 2017
Montsouris – Daguerre : Thank you for a truly wonderful tour today. It was the perfect way to end my stay in Paris ! – Astrid – Australia – May 2017
Montmartre : Your tour in Montmartre was a highlight for us while in Paris. You made everything so easy for us and your knowledge of the city added so much to the visit. We have given your contact info to several ladies this week. We are flying home right now. When we are settled we are going to submit an article to our local paper and will give you as a reference for anyone that plans to visit. Debra and Mary – USA – May 2017
Latin Quarter and Montmartre : A week in Paris during Spring Break was so very short, with so much to see, to taste. But with Ann Jeanne on your side it would be a lot easier! The 2 wonderful mornings we had Ann Jeanne as our guide was very personal. She was very considerate and catered to our special request, modifying her usual route and made special arrangement in advance for us to visit the Currie Museum – it was opened only for us that morning and we got up and personal experience in The Currie Lab and Office! Ann Jeanne gave us lots of insider tips about Paris, and showed us this beautiful Church next to the Pantheon that we would have never known otherwise. We can’t thank her enough for all she’s done to make our trip a very special one. Indeed a friend you will need in Paris. Alice – USA – April 2017
Latin Quarter – We went on a tour of the Latin quarter. It was a great opportunity to explore Paris with someone who knows the city so intimately !. Ann Jeanne showed us her favorite cafes and lots of off the beaten path spots A great way to get to know the « city of lights » Ellen and Mike, New York – Usa
Montmartre – We booked the Montmartre tour. We wanted a more personalized experience than we would have with a group. It was all we had hoped for and we loved every minute. This tour could not have been better. We felt we had a parisian friend for a day ! She is fun and informative. Highly recommended Linda and Dan, Toronto Canada –
Faubourg Saint Antoine (nearby Bastille) – I loved the 3 hours tour I took with Ann Jeanne. This is the second tour I have had with Ann Jeanne and this one was as great as the first.. Ann Jeanne took me all around Bastille, down little alleyways and into courtyards tourists would not normally ever see. She was wonderful, very personable and accomodating. Frances, Ashland – United states,
Montsouris-Daguerre – We had an amazing time strolling through Montsouris , a part of Paris we would never have otherwise visited. Ann Jeanne was engaging, cheerful and full of information. It was a great experience and a great way to experience the culture. We walked along hidden alleyways, saw backstreets, a park and a wonderful market. I cannot recommend Ann Jeanne in Paris enough. Mark and Ruth, Cambridge United Kingdom –
Montsouris-Daguerre : We did a tour of Montsouris and we saw unique places that we would never have discovered on our own. Ann Jeanne was a delight to speak with and we learned so much from her. I could not recommend anyone more highly – Jessica and Jim, New Jersey United States –
Latin Quarter – It was delightful to meet Ann Jeanne. I couldn’t asked for a more wonderful person to show me around my neighborhood where I was staying. …. Thank you so very much !!!!! Shelley, Saint louis Missouri United States,
Montparnasse – We were so glad to find Ann Jeanne available on our dates.. We did a tour of Montparnasse. We loved learning about Bohemians and their lifestyles and Ann Jeanne is a pleasure to spend time with. To be shown places by someone who was raised in the area and who obviously loves it was very different. She made our trip to Paris a time to remember Kimberly T. Colorado United States,
Saint Germain des Prés – I really enjoyed meeting Ann Jeanne and discovering Saint Germain des Prés through her eyes. She is very knowledgeable and enjoyable to be with. I felt like I had a parisian friend for 3 hours. It was truly a wonderful experience. I would recommend Ann Jeanne in Paris to anyone visiting Paris. Kathy A. Vancouver,Canada, January 2016
Montmartre – We did a tour of Montmartre with Ann Jeanne. Ann Jeanne was delightful and knowledgeable. We had a wonderful time with her. It was just an afternoon with a friend.We wish we could spend every day in Paris with her. Thanks so much Ann ! John T, Bend, Or – United States
Montmartre – On Tuesday I had a wonderful day with Ann Jeanne, we walked everywhere in Montmatre and I saw many wonderful sights. I loved everything but especially the home and studio of Susan Valadon and Maurice Utrillo. Thank you Ann for a fabulous day. Lyn, Brisbane, Australia –