“Larry: The tours were absolutely genius! We had a great time; I appreciate your help.”
Experience Paris and manstouch.com provide trip planning and concierge services for individuals and hotel concierges as well as being an activity supplier for tour operators and travel portals around the world, visit Google to see our independant reviews.
Our philosophy is to provide experience that are fun, French and with a little history thrown in. Good food and wine is an important part of our itineraries because we all like to eat and drink and its such an important part of French culture,
People ask me why Experience Paris has the URL of manstouch.com. It's a long story but here is the short version. In 1999 I moved my family from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Paris to study Luxury Brand Management at ESSEC (a Grande Ecole.. After graduating - "major de promotion"- I became a business and brand strategy consultant for a year.
This led to an interest in developing an online business and I developed a product range to target men. We sold men's skin care products, apparel, arts, jewelry etc. We also distributed speciality skin care products to large Paris retailers like La Samaritaine and Marionnaud. The business evolved into offering travel services to men. We quickly found it was not just just men who were booking. The travel business grew exponentially and we decided to drop all the other products.
Carriage Ride Proposal
Hi Larry, Thank you so much for everything that you organised for me on Friday. Everything was perfect and went exactly to plan, it made our time in Paris the most memorable we will ever have! Plus, everyone involved was so lovely and made us feel very comfortable. Many thanks Dee Dec 14
Larry I would like to thank for everything what you planned for me Yesterday was amazing and was the perfect proposal so thank you very much for everything - Amar Sept '14
Hi Larry, Just wanted to thank you. My partner loved every minute of the horse and carriage trip. It was a great way to express a special moment. I'm just wondering what sort of time the photos will take. Thanks again. Niall
Hey Larry, Great service by the way, overall with the horse carriage & the photographer. The photographer took some great pictures.Ken
Gourmet Cruise Proposal
Hi Larry, I would like to say Thank You ! ... all went great ! The hotel pickup, the Don Juan reservation, the menu, the cruise ... and the proposal! We are back to Switzerland, and we thank you for the organization and the lovely experience in Paris. Cheers, and Thanks again, George & Manuela
Eiffel Tower Proposal
Dear Larry, Thank you very much for a wonderful time. Everything went according to plan and we had a lovely experience. We shall be recommending your service to friends in the future. Thanks! WL
Hi Larry,Thanks again for everything - Brice was wonderful and we had a great day.
Larry, We took our tour of the Champagne region yesterday with Brice and it was wonderful! He did a great job showing us 4 very different houses and all the highlights of the villages we visited. Having a guide who lives in the region and knows so much is the best way to go. I would highly recommend him to all my friends. Thank you for helping us have a great experience. Amy - Oct 14
My friends and I just returned from our Champagne tour. Our guide Vincent was the best. He was very knowledgeable, nice and accommodating. I would definitely recommend the tour to friends. Please give Vincent an extra thank you from all of us! T.C.
Just wanted to pass on our thanks for organizing the wine tour Charlotte was fantastic - please pass on to her our thanks.
We had a great evening. M.G.
We just got back from our Paris trip and I wanted to drop you a mail to thank you for the wonderful tours we booked through you! I’d especially like to mention the following:
Isabelle (our wonderful guide through Champagne) who spoke English perfectly and was very knowledgeable on both the process of champagne making as well as the region itself. They also made a lunch reservation for us at the most wonderful restaurant in Champagne!
The dinner cruise on the Bateau Mouche was magical! Everything was just so special, we couldn’t have wished for a better evening!
The cheese tasting with Virginie was magnificent! She went to so much trouble: the table was perfectly decorated and her cheeses were sublime! We couldn’t have asked for a more welcoming and charming hostess!
We were truly impressed with the quality and punctuality of all the tours you booked for us! Thank you so much again and hopefully we’ll turn our time in France into an annual family event and get to experience a few more of the tours you have on offer! Many thanks and kind regards, Jessica
I contacted Larry and his tour company through his website. He could not have been more responsive. I needed to arrange a whirlwind two-day visit to Paris for myself, 2 other adults (one in a wheelchair) and two children (one 10 and one 12). Larry put together the perfect two-day private tour that accomplished everything we set out to do - including all of the historic highlights of Paris and also taking us to local spots. He took my vision of the trip and made it come to life beyond my expectations. Everything was highly professional, on time, exactly as promised, fairly priced, very informative. It was a superb experience, and I highly recommend Larry and his tour company. Amy
Thanks Larry. We had a wonderful trip and I will be posting a review on TripAdvisor shortly. The cruise with Benjamin on the Seine was the highlight of our trip - quite simply it was awesome! I'm also really looking forward to seeing the photos that Kevin took that will hopefully provide us with a permanent memento of our visit. Kevin is a very colourful and entertaining character, so kept us engaged and laughing throughout our walking tour. Also, the driver we had with with the pickup from the airport was absolutely incredible - did a bit of a mini tour on the way in but he was delightful company. Thanks again for all your support and coordination in the lead-up to our departure. Everything went by without a hitch. John is certainly sold on Paris and we will certainly be back and devote more time to explore on the next trip. Best regards, Jeanette
Hi Larry I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your hard work in preparing for our lunch on the Cashmere. The day went off without a hitch and all here were very impressed with the organization and high standard of the lunch. I'm so very grateful to you and next time we have an event in Paris you'll be the first person I call! Kind regards,Karen
Family Celebration on the Don Juan. Larry thanks so much we had a fantastic night Dawn
Nancy and I still talk about the trips you arranged and the great times we enjoyed. I'm reminded of you every day as I have a picture on my desk that we took of the Eiffel Tower at night with the fireworks on Bastille Day in 2007. We took the picture as we crossed a bridge when we were walking back to the hotel after we met you for dinner on our last night. I wouldn't be surprised if you didn't remember it, but the whole evening on that night in Paris is etched in my memory. D.W
It's quite some little time since we last chatted on email - you were personally instrumental in helping create an especially memorable visit to Paris a couple of years ago for my partner's birthday and we've never forgotten it. A cooking class in a chic little restaurant, a fascinating Da Vinci Code tour, special dinners, fabulous local bars, the list goes on and on and it was all perfect. I recall I wrote to you after the trip telling you what a tremendous success it had been. I.A
Just to let you know, we had a great time and Steve was an excellent guide! Many Thanks Roy & Family
Vintage Rolls Royce Luxury Tour
Hi Larry, Just want to pass on our thanks to Andre for such a lovely tour on Saturday in his Rolls Royce. Many thanks and kind regards - Melanie
Just got home last night and wanted to tell you that we had an absolutely fabulous tour. Shantal was informative and certainly an expert in her subject. Thank you so very much, Bonnie
Hi Larry, Kevin was great and very funny we all enjoyed the experience. Kevin did a great job and tell him we said so. S.W
Vintage Fashion Tour
Hi Larry, My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon with Tara. She was absolutely wonderful, knowledgeable and a great guide! We were so pleased and would recommend the tour to others. Thank you! Sara and Marcella
Just wanted to mention that we had a great time in the Loire valley with Steve. He was fun, informative, and very professional. It was a great time.
Larry, We just wanted to tell you that Serge was a wonderful tour guide and we really liked him. He took us all around and our personal tour of the Versailles was great! Thanks again for making all the arrangements for us, we really enjoyed Paris and wished we had more time there, but we loved the time we had. Thank you, Sharon, Diane, Kim and RickMay 29
Larry: The tours were absolutely genius! We had a great time; I appreciate your help. David D June 5