Just a bit of Intro…..Many people have asked what ideas inspired me to create my company, Paris du Jour. In 2004 I decided to create Paris du Jour with the idea that women would love to meet other women and share their culture. We know that as women, we love to visit each other’s homes, and then share a glass of wine or cup of coffee while we chat. Women in other cultures enjoy those Venus moments as well. I thought that a travel company could showcase the famous sights of Paris and then add an exciting perspective, meeting the French up close and personal. It is a perfect match for traveling women to meet French women who are eager to share their lifestyle and open their homes to visitors from abroad. In the comfortable setting of a private home, we all enjoy genuine hospitality whether we share delicious champagne and some decadent chocolate or a scrumptious meal presented by our hostess. Whatever the setting, The Perfect Girl trip is born.
I never envisioned my new Paris venture as something that would fill a niche for women who love to travel, but happily, that is the case. I have found that many women have the desire, time and money to travel, but for a variety of reasons, they have no travel buddy. Their husbands prefer golfing trips with the guys or hunting trips…and they don’t mean hunting for the perfect Paris treasure! Many women have good friends who are just dying to get away, but job commitments keep them at home. Other friends are involved in caring for parents and cannot commit to a trip abroad. So what’s a girl to do? Joining a small group tour for women provides the answer! Finding a group of women to share the Paris experience provides the comfort zone many women are seeking rather than setting out solo for their travels. A previous Paris du Jour traveler from Vermont said it best. While she happily packed and eagerly planned for her Paris du Jour tour, her friends asked who she would be traveling with. Her reply… ”Seven friends I haven’t met yet.” That is an attitude I see more and more as women contemplate their Bucket List. A trip to Paris is usually at the top. Experiencing Paris with Paris du Jour is a great way to discover beautiful Paris, alone or with “new friends.”