Meet Isabelle Bénillan, one of Viator’s local experts in Paris with a license to provide a spectacular tour to you and your travel mates while in France.
Category: Local Guides
July 25, 2012
First, have the right attitude. Paris is a city that likes to be watched. Parisians dress well and promenade past the cafes where the rest of the city sits for hours just watching people go by. In Paris you are expected to linger over one cup of coffee for up to an hour or so, just looking, reading, writing in your notebook so don’t ever feel rushed. Next you’ll want to find the café that is right for you. Each neighborhood has a slightly different flavor:
June 19, 2012
Paris is a city that hardly needs an introduction. It is the most-visited city on Earth, and its attractions are known even to those who have never left their homes. For millennia it has been a destination, an icon, and one of the most influential capitals of the world. Its mark on culture, cuisine, art, architecture and fashions has helped people everywhere live just a little bit more fabulous. From where to stay to what to see off the normal tourist track to how to find the best baguette: here is your Insider’s Guide.
April 4, 2012
Paris is a city of the senses – sight and taste predominate. In terms of sounds, it can be filled with music or just the rush of traffic; smells can go from sublime to awful depending whether you’re standing in the food court of Galeries Lafayette or next to a busy road, and touch.. But predominantly, Paris fills the eyes and tempts the taste buds. One of the things the French are famous for are their sweet treats – pastries, cakes, and desserts – and of these, one of their most famous gifts to the world is the macaroon…
March 16, 2012
At first sight, central Paris can seem like a city crammed with buildings. Look closer and of course you’ll discover the manicured lawns and clipped trees of large gardens like the Luxembourg and Tuileries. Tucked away though are smaller stretches of greenery …
November 1, 2011
Because I was with a Skip the Line: Musee d’Orsay Small Group Tour, I was able to skip the long, tedious line outside. Once we were inside the museum, we got a quick peek of the new renovations, and then went on to tour the rest of the museum.