• TRAVEL LIGHT PARIS

    All the help you need to make the most of your vacation in Paris

  • ​ ABOUT TRAVEL LIGHT PARIS

    Our concept is a simple one!

     

    Travel Light Paris is your bespoke concierge service in Paris, helping you plan your trip and make the most of your stay in the City of Light. We offer a range of services including welcome baskets of French goods delivered on your arrival to Paris, recommending and booking everything from the best Parisian restaurants to concert and museum tickets, excursions and activities. We use our local knowledge to provide exactly what you need to make the best of Paris, and deliver it all to your door on arrival.
     

    Travel Light Paris takes care of your stay, from the ordinary to the extraordinary, helping you realise your dream trip to Paris!

  • ARRIVAL SERVICES

    A range of services dedicated to helping you make the most of your time in Paris

    Breakfast delivered to your Paris apartment

    The Essentials Package - 80€
    When you arrive at your Paris apartment, we deliver your tickets, passes and groceries, so you have everything you need to start your vacation.
    Includes purchasing and delivering your groceries, as well as your vouchers or tickets for two bookings of shows, activities or passes. We also make and confirm your restaurant reservations before you come, to give you a head start on your vacation.
    We always source for freshness and quality, whether you want familiar items or a taste of France, we’ll go out of our way to deliver what you want. If it’s available in Paris, we will find it!

    Mix & Match - Our Services Your Way

    • Stocking the apartment with your selected groceries, delivered on arrival 50€
       
    • Purchasing and delivering 2 tickets/passes or organising activities 50€
      So you won’t miss a thing while you’re here, we let you know what’s on when and where, book your tickets, and deliver them to your Parisian address when you arrive. Whether you'd like tickets for concerts or an exhibition, a guided tour, to join a cooking class or wine tasting, we'd love to arrange and book the perfect activity for you!
       
    • Restaurant recommendations with unlimited confirmed reservations for a full week 50€
      Personalized restaurant recommendations according to your tastes, budget and preferred locations, with advice from our professional Paris restaurant reviewer. Be sure to have a table in some of the finest restaurants, or more informal bistros across the city!

    * Prices do not include cost of groceries or tickets

  • WELCOME BASKETS AND 'PANIERS'

    Choose from our gorgeous 'paniers' of specialty French produce and more, then tailor-make the perfect vacation by adding tickets and activities, and have the whole package brought to your apartment in Paris

    Welcome to Paris Panier - 170€

    For those early bird arrivals, we deliver to your apartment carefully chosen, delicious fresh items selected especially to welcome you to your Parisian home with a true French touch! Little luxuries and essentials produced in France by brands we know, love and trust. Attractively presented at your apartment along with our organic cotton Travel Light Paris tote bag, perfect to shop at the market. To help make your week in Paris as simple and welcoming as possible, we’ll also take care of all your restaurant reservations!

    In your panier:

    Croissants, pains au chocolat and baguette fresh from the boulangerie
    Artisanal butter

    French fruit jam

    Fresh seasonal fruit

    Fruit juice

    Bottle of milk

    A box of specialty tea - let us know your preferences!

    Fresh coffee, roasted and freshly ground for you in Paris - just let us know what type of coffee machine you have

    Bottle of Bordeaux wine

    Bouquet of flowers

    Shower gel

    Shampoo

    4 Stamped Paris postcards - ready for you to write in and post anywhere in the world
    10 Metro tickets
    Paris city map and metro map

    Travel Light Paris cotton tote bag

    A generous selection to welcome you to your apartment on arrival, and last you several days more!


     

    Other thoughtfully selected and attractive ‘paniers’ for you to choose from:

    • La Famille à Paris - Lunch or supper with a French twist, delivered to your apartment: Fresh ingredients for your arrival day, then plenty of thoughtfully chosen essentials to last for many more.
    • Romantic Paris - To celebrate a special occasion or person with roses, Champagne and hand chosen luxuries from the City of Romance...
    • Parisian Apéritif - For the perfect start to your evening: enjoy an elegant and authentically Parisian selection of pre-dinner French cheeses, charcuterie, drinks and nibbles.
    • Parisian Apéritif - For the perfect start to your evening: enjoy an elegant and authentically Parisian selection of pre-dinner French cheeses, charcuterie, drinks and nibbles.
    • Discover Paris - A selection of treats from our favorite specialty shops, each with a story to introduce you to some special places and offer you your first taste of Paris and France. A delicious way to get to know Paris!
    • Gift Basket - We’ll tailor make something just for you, wrap and deliver in an organza pouch so it’s simple to pack and easy to take home.
    • Bespoke - Whether you have a special event to celebrate or special requests, from an organic, or gluten free panier, to personalized Birthday cakes, or a picnic with recommended picnic spots, just go ahead and ask!

     

  • VACATION PLANNING

    Whether it’s your first or your fifth time to the City of Light, let Travel Light Paris work with you to make it the best possible experience

    Itinerary Checking with Local Advice - 80€
    You know already more or less what you’d like to do while in Paris but would love some additional planning assistance. We will go through your ideas with you, offer tips and advice of what to visit and when, answer questions about your plans, and based on our local knowledge, make sure you finish with an itinerary that works seamlessly for your vacation! Includes unlimited email communication to check and work through your day by day itinerary for up to a week in Paris. Optional phone consultation available.

    Planning and Booking Your Week in Paris - 180€
    This service includes the detailed itinerary checking as above, but we also arrange and book all your tickets, activities, shows, transport and visits for up to one week here in Paris. We work with trusted partners, both large and small, but always offer independent advice and options depending on your budget and preferred vacation style. For ease and comfort, on arrival in Paris we will bring you your printed itinerary, tickets and vouchers, leaving you free to make the most of you vacation from the very first minute. Have fun preparing your stay here in confidence, and streamline the process with one payment and no language complications, knowing that we will also be available during your stay in Paris for any booking questions and assistance! Optional phone consultation available.

  • YOUR PARIS NEIGHBORHOOD 

    An introduction to your Parisian neighborhood to discover all the best addresses

    Insiders Neighborhood Guide - 70€
    An introduction to your neighborhood, including local shops, markets, useful addresses, the ‘must see’ sites close by, public transport near to home, some choice restaurants and cafés all emailed to you before your arrival, so you’ll feel like a local in no time. If you have any particular enquiries or interests, just let us know so we can personalize it as much as possible and tell you of any special event happening locally! Each ‘arrondissement’ of Paris has its own distinct character you’re bound to fall in love with.

     

     

    Neighbourhood Discovery Visit - 185€
    Insiders Neighborhood Guide plus Orientation Visit to show you around, answer questions and introduce you to Paris. Discover the unique charms of your Parisian ‘arrondissement’ with a one and a half hour orientation and guided visit of your new neighborhood. After your check in, I will meet you at your apartment or hotel, walk with you in the neighborhood and answer any questions, and then help you get your bearings by showing you some of the major landmarks which make Paris the most beautiful city in the world (in my, possibly biased, opinion!). Includes the Insiders Neighborhood Guide and 10 metro tickets to get you started.

  • INSPIRATION AND SUGGESTIONS

    To inspire you, Travel Light Paris’ ideas include, but aren’t limited to:

    • Organizing and booking all sorts of shows, tickets, excursions, tours, museum passes or exhibition tickets, transport passes or tickets, transfers or driver services
    • Restaurant recommendations and confirmed reservations
    • Purchasing or hiring and delivering anything you need from a SIM card, to a stroller
    • Arranging and booking dinner cruises, private or group wine tastings, a private chef at your apartment, or even a cooking class or demonstration at home, a babysitter, excellent cooking classes to match your interests (in a Michelin starred restaurant or a more relaxed environment), art and French classes (even at the Louvre!), guided museum visits, market tours, personal shopping, spa and beauty treatments, a massage at your apartment, a photo shoot or photography tour, horse riding in the forest at Fontainebleau, visits to Normandy and Champagne, to the Loire Valley or Giverny, a helicopter trip over Versailles...
    • Wine buying and packing to ship, packing and postage
    • Bespoke vacation planning, creating made-to-measure itineraries for your perfect Paris experience

    After nearly 10 years in Paris, mostly managing vacation rental apartments, I created Travel Light Paris to concentrate instead on the extra services which help visitors have the best possible Parisian experience. I'm passionate about offering excellent service, helping people organize and prepare their stay in Paris without stress or possible language barriers, saving them time so they can relax and enjoy their vacation from the moment they arrive.


    Our service is professional, organized, friendly and knowledgeable!

    Contact: Karina@travellightparis.com

    +33 (6) 42 00 82 07

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  • REVIEWS

    J. Rizzo, USA. June, 2016 - Guided tour of the Marais.

    Karina at Travellightparis.com was so helpful in booking a 3 hour tour of the Marais for me. She even met me at the St. Paul station to introduce me to my guide. Her attention to detail and easy manner were a treat. She helped me to enjoy an interesting and fun tour. I had a really wonderful morning in the Marais thanks to her connecting me with a fantastic guide.

    Mr. and Mrs. Oliveira, USA. June, 2016 - Private wine tasting.

    We LOVED the tasting with Helene. It was very intimate and a great little location so close to our apt. Helene was lovely and full of great information. I also loved that she gave us the bottles we tasted so we could drink them later and taste the differences as they opened up. Thank you so much for arranging such a lovely tasting for us both. It was my husband's favorite evening in Paris. Merci!

    J. S. , Florida, USA. July/August, 2016 - Cooking classes.

    Karina is wonderful. We just returned from a month long stay in Paris and Karina made all those little extras that make a trip, come to fruition. She arranged cooking classes, helped with phone set up, gave general advice and even mailed back items that we left in our flat. Karina is now my go to person in Paris and we WILL be using her again and again. I highly recommend Travel Light Paris to help make your dream vacations a reality.

    Mr. and Mrs. P. Kumar, USA. August, 2016 - Eiffel Tower tour and cruise on the Seine.

    We immensely enjoyed our stay in Paris.We have nothing but praise and appreciation for your help. Our Eiffel tower tour was a breeze. despite booking at the last moment through you. We couldn't plan alot of things in advance and you definitely helped us set things in order. Thanks much once again. Good luck to you. Great Service.!!.

    Mr. R. Daniels, USA. September, 2016 - Arranging various tours, tickets and activities.

    We had a wonderful time in Paris and the dinner cruise was the best.

    Your services were a tremendous help and made our stay in Paris an unforgettable experience.

    Thank you again for all you did.

    M. Duffy, USA. October, 2016 - Welcome 'panier' delivered to the apartment.

    We loved the welcome basket! The champagne was truly fantastic. What we liked about it was its true chocolate undertones, which, to us, signify an excellent champagne. And the rest of the basket was yummy, wonderful, and useful – a rare combination. We carried the jellies with us all the way to Prague because we couldn’t bear to leave them behind. Travel Light Paris did an excellent and thoughtful job in putting the components together.

    We will definitely recommend your service to our friends. Thank you very much. And I forgot to add that that Champagne was chilled, which was so excellent!

    Mr. Saucedo, Florida, USA. November, 2016 - Groceries delivered to the apartment.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to bring food and flowers for Spiro's birthday! That was such a wonderful gesture.

    Farrar Estate Agency, London, UK. December, 2016 - Planning and restaurant booking.

    We used Karina to help organise a day trip to Paris for a Christmas party for 44 people! She was so helpful and as a result of her help the whole day was seamless. The restaurant she recommended was superb, we could not have done it without her!

    C. Patterson, MA, USA. December, 2016 - Decorated Christmas tree and assistance.

    Hi Karina, From my very first contact with you your service was outstanding! Your responsiveness, professionalism and willingness to provide whatever we wanted/needed far exceeded my expectations. Thank you so much for helping to make our stay in Paris a very special one!

    Mr. P. Dolce, Brazil. January, 2017 - Arranging and booking tickets, shows and wine tasting.

    I am very grateful to Kimberly who indicated you and your service, to greatly facilitate my stay in Paris. Your punctuality and sympathy pleased me greatly. And all the services requested, were promptly done and beyond, giving us assistance until minutes before the shows. Thank you so much.
    We loved the wine tasting. As a wine lover, I learned and had amazing information. The oenologist very friendly and knowledgeable, made us travel in the aromas, flavors and sensations. It was a great experience and I recommend it.
    In all my trips back to Paris, I would love to repeat the experience.

    J. Capone, USA. March, 2017 - Gift basket, restaurant reservations, arranging a cooking class.

    We loved working with Karina! She customized a most beautiful panier for my mother's 70th birthday filled with an exceptional champagne, three delicious cheeses and accompaniments, the freshest baguette and cherry tomatoes, a sweet bouquet of roses and a card with a birthday note from my sister and myself. It felt so personalized and was such a treat to find it waiting for us when we arrived after our 16 hour flight! But Karina provided amazing service way beyond the panier! We were in touch by text and email throughout our stay, and she was always so quick to respond - answering so many questions about restaurants and cultural activities. She helped us get set up with a wonderful market tour and cooking class and made dinner reservations for just about every night of our stay. It was such a relief to have help with our dining plans and all of her recommendations were excellent. I cannot recommend Travel Light Paris enough. Working with Karina truly enriched our experience in Paris - and definitely made it easier and more delicious!!

    E. McCarthy, OH, USA. March, 2017 - 'La Famille' panier and advice for travelling to Paris with vegetarians and vegans.

    I would like to thank you for your service which helped to make our family vacation in Paris very comfortable. It was wonderful to arrive after a long flight to our apartment and have the kitchen already stocked with so many of the items that my husband, three daughters and I would need. We were glad to have some wonderful things to eat and drink in the apartment for a few days until we were a bit more settled and ready to do a little more shopping. We loved the French baguette and assortment of cheeses and the snacks and fresh juice and assorted yoghurts. The copious amount of fresh fruits and vegetables were well appreciated. It was wonderful to have good quality coffee on hand and the wine for the evening was a lovely touch.

    It was also helpful to receive your tips on Paris and vegetarian and vegan restaurants. You were responsive and easy to communicate with and you accommodated our varied dietary requests very well. There were many thoughtful additions like stamped postcards and metro tickets.

    I would highly recommend your service to any visitors to Paris. Thank you for your attention to detail. I was very pleased that you were recommended to us by Guest Apartment Services. Thank you Karina.

    G.C., California, USA. April, 2017 - 'La Famille' panier and itinerary planning.

    Bonjour Karina ~ What a delight to arrive to such an exceptional display of gourmet goodies that you selected for us! It was displayed beautifully! We made a nice meal for ourselves and as you said we have lots left over to enjoy for the week.

    I am happy to report that my family (especially my husband ;) is so pleased with the panier! Well done!

    Thank you also for your assistance with obtaining the museum passes & creating an itinerary.

    Debbie Joseph, USA. April, 2017 - Itinerary planning and booking.

    Karina is a friendly, helpful and thorough travel planner. We had not been to Paris before and she was beyond helpful with the details and planning of our visit. She kindly answered each of our questions promptly and with excellent recommendations. She knew the best dates to go to certain sites and even helped plan train rides to travel to desired locations. She also recommended places to visit in nearby areas and made restaurant recommendations. Having Karina purchase our tickets and tours in advance and deliver them to us was extremely convenient and expedited our trip planning. We would certainly recommend her services to anyone traveling to Paris, whether a first time or frequent visitor.

    L. Edelheit, USA. April, 2017 - Orientation visit of neighborhood, and insider tips and planning.

    We have been to Paris several times and instead of a hotel, we decided to stay in an apartment for the first time. Finding Karina was very helpful. We spent a few hours with her. She is like a super concierge person at a great hotel. She helped us buy food, plan tours, find restaurants, showed us the important places near the apartment, helped us with metro cards , etc. This was the perfect way to get oriented and organized if you are staying in an apartment or have a lot of questions. She was terrific and we highly recommend her.​

    M. Cannizzaro, USA. May, 2017 - Welcome to Paris Panier.

    Your welcome basket was the perfect little surprise for my wife! From the gorgeous flower arrangement and bottle of wine to a nice canvas tote and her new favorite soap, the basket was as romantic as it was pragmatic!
    Many of the treats included in the basket became staples of our trip! Fresh squeezed orange juice, pain au chocolat and seasonal berries (do I have to mention baguette and french butter?) Thank you, Karina, for setting the tone for our incredible Parisian get away!

    Janet Newland, USA. June, 2017 - Welcome to Paris Panier.

    Hi Karina, Just a quick note to let you know how much we appreciated your help with our recent visit. The welcome basket was perfect. It was wonderfully convenient to have everything for a lovely French breakfast ready to go for our first morning. We will recommend you to any of our friends planning a trip to Paris!​

    L. Elston, USA. June, 2017 - Trip Planning and Booking - home chef, tickets and groceries!

    Thank you so much for your excellent work and all of the care you put into our trip - we had the best time here in Paris, in large part from all of your help organizing our activities. Thank you and we will be in touch when we are here next!

    Richards Family, USA. July, 2017 - Itinerary Planning and Booking and panier. 

    Thanks to Karina, my mother, sisters and I were able to have an unforgettable 5 days in and around Paris. After graciously replying to countless emails and questions, she had planned a pragmatic and wonderful itinerary for us. With helpful information, transportation reservations and instructions; even booked and printed concert and museum tickets along with amazing dinner reservations! Our extra special treat upon our arrival to Paris, was Karina's added personal touch of hand picked cheeses, fruits, charcuterie and Bubbly for our welcome basket! We cannot thank Travel Light enough and will be recommending to all we know headed to Paris! Thanks again!

    Mr. and Mrs. Craw, USA. July, 2017 - Welcome Basket and assistance.

    Karina was wonderful. This service is a must for anyone traveling to Paris. We arranged for the welcome basket upon our arrival and it was the perfect thing for us. She spent time helping us to get orientated to the area, arrange transportation and passes for our visit. But it didn't stop there - when we left, she arranged our personal transportation to the airport with a driver that went way beyond being helpful. He helped us with our luggage, checked our bags, got our boarding passes and lead us to the security entrance. The personal care from Karina was simply amazing.​