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Supplier: M06029

We offer activities and tours to discover Paris through the contact with its inhabitants and lively French culture:

- Dinner and lunch invitations by the Parisians in their homes
Our guests select a menu and a Parisian host according to criteria such as age, neighborhood, profession, hobbies... We organize the meal and deliver the menu, prepared by a quality caterer. Our Parisian hosts are selected on their motivation, language skills and the quality of their apartment. Hosts are not paid and invite in their home, the guests offer the menu as a guests' gift.
- Gastronomical walking tours in gourmet delicacies shops
Within small groups of 8 persons maximum, our guests are guided in english by a culinary specialist through a 3-hour gourmet walking tour. Tastings are included.
- Artists and craftsmen workshops tours
We custom-design itineraries according to our guests' wishes and tastes through artists or craftsmen workshops. They always meet the artist or craftsman and see its work.
- Companies and industrial sites visits (groups only)
- B&B accomodation
We invite you to call us for further informations : +00 33 (0)1 42 51 19 80 or send an email: contact@meetingthefrench.com

M06029 was created in 2005. We are a member of OTCP (Paris Bureau Tourist Office) and ASP (Association pour la Solidarité du Tourisme).
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We offer tours and accommodation in France, with an intimate and authentic contact with the locals.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

M06029 was created in 2005. It started with the arrangement of diners between French people and international visitors, a service that we still offer.

2. What is your company's mission?

Our company's mission is to share the best of our French culture, make of your stay an enjoyable and unforgettable experience and develop relationship between people from various cultures.

3. What does your company specialize in?

We specialize in accommodation by the inhabitants - B&B's, apartment rentals - and theme tours.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

I am Laurence Monclard, founder of the company. I grew up in the camping site of my parents on the French Riviera. It was a lot of fun beeing with many other children and make new friends. It was the experience of all generations: relationships were nice and easy, often lead to long-lasting friendships and included people from various countries. When I arrived in Paris, urban tourism was not offering the same experience: Parisians and tourists did no live in the same world! I studied in the US and I started a career in large companies. After having learnt about sales, marketing and project management, I wanted to create my own company and develop new tourist services based on multicultural encounters.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

Food is a good theme for us, well in our French culture and a basis for share and friendship. Our Pastry and chocolate tour, and our Bakery tour are the most popular.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

We are happy when the clients say it was the highlight of their trip.

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