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, book tickets and activities, 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!
A range of services dedicated to helping you make the most of your time in Paris
The Essentials Package - 80€
To give you a head start on your vacation, order your tickets, passes and groceries delivered to your Paris apartment on arrival.
Includes purchasing and delivering your groceries, as well as your vouchers or tickets for two bookings of shows, activities or passes, and your chosen restaurants reserved for you.
Example: Market fresh groceries, vouchers for a Seine river cruise, museum passes and restaurant reservations.
Meet & Greet - Add 60€
Settle right in with our welcome service, designed to leave you fully equipped to head out and explore Paris. We'll spend the extra time with you at your apartment to answer all your questions, explain how the transport system works, and walk with you in your neighborhood to show you around, so you'll know where to find your morning croissants, where your nearest metro station (or bus or bike station!) is, and how to use these, as well as tips and ideas to help you feel at home in Paris.
Mix & Match - Our Services, Your Way
* Prices do not include cost of groceries or tickets
WELCOME BASKETS AND 'PANIERS'
Choose from our gorgeous 'paniers' of specialty French produce and more
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
French fruit jam
Fresh seasonal fruit
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
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:
Fill Your Own Panier - Market Visit - 100€
Due to popular demand, we now offer this service too! We will take you to your local roving food market, or market street, and help you select and buy the best French produce! A fabulous introduction to the Parisian way of life.
Whether it’s your first or your fifth time to the City of Light, let Travel Light Paris work with you to tailor-make the best possible experience
Planning Q & A Session - 70€
You know already more or less what you’d like to do while in Paris but would love some additional planning assistance. This is a one off phone or Skype session to go through your ideas, offer tips and advice of what to visit and when, answer questions about your plans, and based on our local knowledge, make sure you feel fully prepared for your trip! We'll set this up for a time when we are both at our desks, so we can send you links, tips and ideas via email in real time.
Planning and Booking Your Stay in Paris - 180€
This service includes the Q & A session as above, but we also arrange and book all your tickets, activities, shows, transport and visits for up to one week here in Paris, to make sure you finish with a highly personalized itinerary that works seamlessly for your vacation! 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!
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€
Meet and Greet Package at your apartment plus an 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!).
INSPIRATION AND SUGGESTIONS
To inspire you, Travel Light Paris’ ideas include, but aren’t limited to:
After 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!
+33 (6) 42 00 82 07
T. Siegel and family, USA. July, 2018 - Itinerary Planning and Booking.
Karina assisted us with our Paris travel plans and we couldn't have been happier with the partnership. She was knowledgeable, creative, patient and is an effective communicator. We really enjoyed working with her. Karina's help with creating unique experiences and navigating us through complex planing and organization was second to none. Highly recommended!
D. Shrager, USA. June, 2018 - Itinerary Planning and Booking.
Everything was fabulous and worked out so well. We enjoyed everything. Thank you for all your assistance and for making the logistics easier. We really appreciate it. Hope to work with you again. Thanks again.
S. Dion, USA. June, 2018 - Q & A Session.
It was so great talking to you also! This info is so helpful; thank you so much. We will have a fabulous time and can’t wait to get there :). I will also be sure to be in touch for our future trips! We’ll be sure to recommend you to our friends, family, and colleagues as well.
S. Endress, USA. April, 2018 - Groceries and Neighbourhood Visit.
Thank you Karina! Having groceries delivered to the apartment was a real lifesaver when traveling with an 11 year old grandson! And the help from Marcus, in topping off our Navigos and showing us around the neighborhood was so helpful. With his assistance, we were able to settle into our Paris neighborhood very quickly. I can't wait until we can return to Paris. And we do, we will be sure to contact you again!
D. Hutchins, USA. April, 2018 - Itinerary Planning and Booking.
Karina did an outstanding job as a concierge for my recent weeklong visit to Paris. While she does not book accommodation; Karina did research on apartments within walking distance of the weeklong Paris cooking class I attended. This was incredibly helpful because I wasn't familiar with Paris and was overwhelmed trying to find the best location for what I wanted to do. Karina helped me plan a great itinerary for everyday of my trip; giving me her insiders perspective on what I proposed doing and making outstanding suggestions of her own. She made and confirmed all my dinner reservations, organized a wonderful private guide at "Les Puces" and purchased museum and concert tickets that were easy to download. Karina checked in with me a couple of times during my stay and was very helpful when I realized I needed to make adjustments to the itinerary. Book her services for your Paris vacation; worth every cent!!
Mr. and Mrs. Clark, USA. April, 2018 - Planning and Booking your Stay in Paris.
By a friends recommendation we used Karina's services for our week trip in Paris last month. We chose her "Planning and Booking your Stay in Paris" option. We were so pleased by her help and preparation. Everything was laid out for us perfectly in simple(yet precise) detail and manner. We SKYPED with her prior to our trip and were met with on the day we arrived, at a local cafe near our hotel. All in all we had an amazing experience thanks to Karina. She gives that personal touch that was second to none. She booked the Eiffel Tower(to the top), Louvre,Versailles and a walking food tour that was amazing and well worth it. We highly recommend her service to everyone. Especially on their first trip to Paris. You will not be disappointed.. Dave and Maggie, USA
K. Foley Finrow, USA. January, 2018 - Groceries and tickets.
I used some of Karina's services on a recent trip to Paris with my family, and I highly recommend her!
Janice and Martin Ewenstein, USA. January, 2018 - Welcome to Paris Panier.
Thank you so much for your help in getting us settled when we arrived in Paris. It was so special to be greeted with a baguette, jam, butter, coffee, and some fruit from you the moment we arrived. You were also helpful in getting us Metro tickets in advance so that we were ready to travel around quickly. We appreciated also your museum suggestions.
R. Watson-Hemphill, USA. January, 2018 - Welcome to Paris Panier, concierge services.
Karina has helped us out with her excellent taste and extensive network several times. Highly recommended if you’re traveling to Paris.
A. Blair, USA. January, 2018 - Itinerary Planning and Booking.
Karina did a wonderful job planning activities and tours for our family. Thank you for an amazing vacation!
R. Garvey, USA. December, 2017 - Christmas tree delivered, decorated and removed!
Problem // how do you have a decorated tree ready when your family arrives in Paris ?
Solution // Travel Light Paris . They did an amazing job on short notice at a reasonable price. Now that's service !
S. Hopper, USA. October, 2017 - Itinerary Planning and Booking.
We hired Karina to help set up a week long trip to Paris for us. I had already secured a flat but she did everything else. Tours, museums, restaurant suggestions, walks and other suggestions. Plus she met us the day we arrived and took us around our neighborhood and showed us where to find groceries and even managed to help us find the coffee pods we needed for our flat. She took us and showed us how to use the metro, turned us on to a great little wine shop and was available for anything else we needed. All of our tours picked us up right at our flat so we did not have to try to get anywhere early in the day, our tours were all very small groups or just us. She also set us up with a boat tour on the Seine on the night we arrived which was a perfect start to our trip. The big thing we wanted was to go out to the beaches of Normandy and wanted to do it as a overnight trip. We finally settled on a privet car and driver/tour guide. Can not say how amazing this was. We could pretty much stop whenever we wanted and spend as much time at any one place that we were comfortable with. He found great places to stop for lunch and we felt it was worth the extra expense. It was a very personal tour and when you saw all the other big groups with their ear things in you understood just how special that we were just have a wonderful conversation and could ask the questions that interested us. We were also able to take in some of the small towns along the way and Mont Saint Michel on our way back to the city. We would of never been able to have this experience without the knowledge of Karina and Travel Light Paris. Thank you again for the best week in Paris that we could ask for.
J. Polk, USA. October, 2017 - Planning and Booking a Week in Paris.
I cannot recommend Karina and Travel Light Paris, more. Karina was prompt, thorough, honest and kind. She made our trip to Paris warm and welcoming and far less confusing. Karina made reservations for us, delivered groceries, mapped our routes with personal advice and navigated the train system for us...all an enormous help!! She honestly was a highlight of our trip as we feel that we made a new friend. Merci, Karina!! Xo
A. Springate-Renaud, USA. October, 2017 - Ticket and Reservation Service.
Karina went above and beyond to make sure all of our visits went well. I highly recommend using her services to make your vacation run smoothly and care free! She remains highly invested even after her part is done.
D. Alexander, USA. September, 2017 - Welcome to Paris Panier.
Thank you to Karina for the wonderful "Welcome to Paris" panier, and for getting our visit off to such a great start. The items provided were top-notch, and we enjoyed the benefits of her good tastes for the duration of our stay. It was truly a pleasure meeting and talking with Karina, and we highly recommend utilizing her services - we definitely will when we return!
V. Magno, USA. August, 2017 - Welcome to Paris Panier.
We had such a wonderful time! With your welcome panier and your suggestions, it made our trip even better!
J. Applegate, USA. August, 2017 - Trip Planning and Booking.
Karina's service was perfect. She took away the stress of planning and allowed us to focus on enjoying the city of lights. She organized private tours with fantastic tour guides that spoke excellent English and were knowledgeable plus kept a teenage boy highly engaged. She recommended great restaurants and small surprises that having only local expertise could bring! Hire Karina and make your trip to Paris ... oh so special ... Tout arrive en Paris! Jackie
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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. 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.
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.!!.
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. 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. 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.
Payment Schedule: Payment for any service is requested at time of order; All tickets or activities purchased on behalf of clients must be paid for in full at least one week prior to arrival; Payment is via PayPal. We will send you the payment link. Cancellation: Tickets and activities purchased for a client will be refunded only if we are able to have these refunded by the provider; We advise travel insurance to cover costs in the event of cancellation. Care and Responsibility: We do our utmost to ensure you will be delighted with all activites and experiences with our trusted partners, however as we are not always the final service provider, we cannot provide guarantees. You will have full service provider information prior to committing, and we will always do our maximum to assist in every way.