About Your Voyage A Paris
3 quick facts about me :
* Parisian born & bred
* Travel planning expert
* History & movie buff
A 4th generation Parisian & a 4th generation Champenoise, I lived in Paris for over 3 decades. Bastille and St Germain des Prés were my Saturday nights’ playgrounds, Le Marais was for Sunday brunches and Canal St Martin was in order when spring returned to Paris. Crossing the Seine river on Pont des Arts – at a time when there were NO padlocks – looking at international visitors, I always felt that ensuring them a happy Parisian experience was part of my responsibility (read: I helped a lot of them getting their bearings while looking at a map!).
This mindset influenced my life to the point that I chose travel & hospitality as a career path. Tour guide, Product Manager, Sales Manager, I garnered an extensive experience in the travel business while watching internet and social media drastically reshape this industry over a decade.
One day, I decided to trade Paris and the banks of the Seine river for Vancouver and the shores of the Pacific ocean. Soon I became the “Paris expert” among my friends and colleagues who wanted to get the real Parisian experience, providing them with suggestions on places to stay, dine, visit and shop enjoyed by local Parisians.
So much so that in 2014 I decided to launch a travel planning service and a blog. This endeavour didn’t go very far and after a year I happily returned to the corporate world. Still, I made friends along the way and learned that sharing the many joys of travelling through writing was something I wanted to pursue – so here it is : Your Voyage A Paris 2.0, a blog which features places & people who expand my horizon and nurture my soul – Happy reading & Happy Traveling!