Last updated on June 1st, 2020
1. Gina, what inspired you to start your business?
“I had been a casual ambassador of Paris showing friends, family, and friends of friends around since moving here in early 2009, and I loved doing it, so when the opportunity to start a tour business presented itself, I jumped on it.”
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2. What do you love about sharing Paris with your clients?
“It’s so much fun for me to see Paris through my clients’ eyes. To be with them when they discover the charm of Montmartre or the exquisite beauty of the courtyard of the Louvre is such a joy for me. To help them find what they’re looking for whether it be chocolate and croissants, the perfect souvenir, or the experience of taking a cruise down the Seine is incredibly fulfilling. I want everyone that comes to Paris to love it as much as I do.”
3. What kind of traveler would most enjoy one of your tours?
“For my small group trips, my clients are usually women who are traveling alone but don’t want to be alone the entire time. They want both organized activities with me and the group as well as time to explore on their own and find that cute little shop that their friend told them about or visit the museums at their leisure. They are comfortable walking a lot and are just open to the adventure of discovering a new place and making new friends. We have a week-long trip at Christmas that still has space available, by the way!” Learn more: https://bit.ly/2pke2CS
4. What expression, song or saying most expresses your philosophy about life?
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” —Anaïs Nin.
5. What one insider tip do you have for women going on one of your tours?
“At night, take a taxi or an Uber from one side of the river to the other. Maybe start in Saint Germain des Prés and go to the Opéra. The lights of the city are stunning at night, and you can’t see them from the metro. And although Ladurée has a reputation for being a little snobby, their macarons are among the best.”