Returning to Paris? Don’t go without consulting Robyn! Of course, first-timers shouldn’t leave home without her bespoke itinerary in hand—but we discovered that it is even more crucial to have her advice and ideas for subsequent trips.
My husband and I are grateful to have had Robyn’s carefully considered, and fun, suggestions for our recent week’s visit (July 2019). *She really listened to our interests and ideas*, then put into action a perfect plan for getting the most out of our trip. Our experience: all the joy and none of the hassle. We walked non-touristy neighborhoods, discovered less-well-known panoramic vistas, strolled local markets, attended a special concert, dined at of-the-moment restaurants, and relaxed with unusual cocktails, only because Robyn advised us, and made critical reservations where needed. Moreover, she served as a local contact for suggestions and questions during our stay. We unreservedly recommend “Paris Made for You” as a valuable travel investment.M.D., San Francisco, California
When I mentioned to a friend I was planning a trip to Paris she told me I should contact Robyn Webb who customizes tripsbased on what you want to do. I didn’t want to spend hours poring over guidebooks and end up at the same tourist places as everyone else, so I called her immediately. The friend I was travelling with agreed that we knew what we wanted (sort of) but we didn’t have the time or the knowledge to execute it. Both of us had been there before and had toured the art museums and cathedrals, and the usual suspects. This time we wanted to do something different. My goal was to see beauty and culture, which isn’t hard to do in Paris. Specifically, I wanted to see where American and French writers, poets, and artists had lived and worked. I wanted to visit places in Paris that were a little off the beaten path. My friend wanted to experience a French market and visit Giverney. Both of us wanted to eat in authentic bistros and restaurants that weren’t in guide books. And we wanted to spend a day tasting and touring Champagne.
After an hour conversation with Robyn about what we were looking for, she quickly went to work. For the next few months she consulted with us about which options we preferred. She checked in as we got closer to our departure to assure us everything was in place and then a few days before our trip, we each received a book with reservations, suggestions for each day which included things we could do in our free time, restaurants which were close by to parks, our hotel, or charming neighborhoods to visit. Robyn had made reservations for us at several restaurants, but allowed us options and time to explore on our own. For our tours of writers, food markets, Champagne, and Giverney, Robyn arranged wonderful guides who were both knowledgeable, flexible, and fun to be with.
Robyn takes all the stress out of planning a trip. She really creates a fabulous customized trip based on your desires and needs.
It was so easy and reasonably priced I can’t imagine ever returning to Paris without her expertise.Ellen Globokar Chevy Chase, MD
My husband and I have been to Paris many times, but Robyn at Paris Made For You made our recent trip the most memorable one we’ve ever taken.
She found us the perfect apartment in our preferred location in the Marais—a beautiful flat that was perfectly appointed and extremely comfortable. Robyn chose several wonderful restaurants where the food was phenomenal and helped us manage the logistics of day trips to Chartres and Orleans.
We relaxed and focused 100% on having a great time, knowing all the details were in her competent hands. Merci beaucoup, Robyn, for a magical week in France!Erika and Michael Kerekes
Our trip to Paris has permanently raised the bar for our family’s vacation experience. Without Robyn’s assistance, attention to detail, and thoughtful recommendations we would have stumbled our way through Paris and potentially squandered our limited time (one week) in this beautiful, lively city.
Instead Robyn allowed us to optimize our time together, explore areas we might not have otherwise wandered into, and experience life as a Parisian. She took time to get to know our family, our interests, and use this to develop a customized experience tailored to fit our needs.
We relied on her to find an apartment, arrange the transportation, schedule tours, and make dining reservations. She hit the mark every time. It took the guess work out and we left assured that every arrangement was first class. Will recommend her to anyone looking to visit Paris.Alexis & Brent Rawlings
If you are travelling to Paris please do yourself a favor and contact Robyn Webb via Paris Made for You to experience the Paris vacation of your dreams. We did and we are very glad that we did! <3 Robyn is very passionate and knowledgeable about all things Paris and has insider information that you would likely never discover o your own. THANK YOU, Robyn 🙂Linda and Quent Cordair, Dawn Harry and Denise Loughran
“I found out about Robyn and Paris Made For You from a friend. My family had visited Paris 5 years before using our own devices and, to be honest, were not really impressed. Despite my planning and reading online reviews, I felt like our visit was very touristy and impersonal. This year we gave Paris another try and when asking for recommendations, were given Robyn’s name. I can’t even begin to describe what a difference her input made.”
“I had initially identified a 5 star hotel that I thought we wanted to stay at. Upon asking her advice, I learned that it wasn’t what I wanted at all. I told her that I wanted a real Parisian experience and I wanted to walk out of my hotel and have a variety of cafes/ restaurants to choose from. That is exactly what she gave us – at a hotel I wouldn’t have picked in a million years and it was amazing. Our experience with the hotel, its staff, and our tour guides was excellent.”
“I loved the restaurants she picked out for us and she made the reservations and took care of everything. Robyn was available in a minute by text if there was any question. She checked in with us often and went far beyond what I expected.”
“I will never visit Paris or France without her help again. In short, I cannot recommend her highly enough. Her retainer fee was super reasonable and her advice was invaluable. I can’t wait for my next visit to France when I will definitely use Paris Made For You.”Lori Golosow
Mike and I usually plan our own vacations through tons of research and advice from friends and family. For our Paris trip, we sought the help of our friend, Robyn, who plans customized trips to Paris through her business Paris Made for You (@parismadeforyou). It was the best decision ever! I told her our basic wish list: a view, a bath tub, experiences only locals would know about, good food, storytellers as guides, etc. What she planned for us included: a view of the Eiffel Tower FROM the bathtub; reservations at special places not known to tourists; guides with degrees in art history, anthropology, philosophy, and Greek mythology; no lines to stand in; locals to take us through the food markets, where the owners pulled out tables for us to sample their fare as they talked to us about how they make it; stories at each corner, nook, and statue of what artist painted the scene in front of us, which poet wrote what poem in the apartment we stood in front of, etc. I can’t recommend more highly that you engage Robyn if you have Paris on your travel list! Thank you, Robyn. It was beyond memorable!Marcy Walsh and Mike Mulvihill
I have been waiting for the best time to write about the Paris trip that Robyn planned for us, but first life intervened, and then Paris intervened.
At first I thought that this was not a good time to post my recollections. But now I think that it is the best time. Because France will rebound, much like the US and England, Israel, Spain, Turkey and countless other places where we have traveled both pre- and post incidents. Plus, I am from the Chicago area and we know about disturbances …
We had a short stay in Paris, so I reached out to Robyn (a Facebook friend, just like many of you), to compact all that she could for us in very little time.
Busy we were from the moment we arrived, with multiple options. Robyn supplied us with pre-paid tours and guides, meal reservations, ballet tickets, walking tours, optional museums, and much, much more.
Everything was in complete detail with specific directions, alternative destinations that depended upon our interests, energy level and hunger, and loads of essential Paris insider information so that we didn’t need to dig deep into obsolete tour books or Internet resources.
Robyn’s food and beverage choices were uniquely designed with our tastes in mind, as well as the unusual food and art-based tours that we requested, since we had been to Paris many times before and had already visited the requisite sites.
Plus, we had wonderful seats at the Palais Garner to see the Paris Opera Ballet–thanks to Robyn’s efficient service.
And did I mention the delicious treats that welcomed us in our hotel room, and throughout our first-night restaurant meal? I love surprises! Robyn, how did you know?
My only regret is that we didn’t stay longer to enjoy more of Robyn’s expert ideas, resources and planning.
So this is a plea to keep Paris and France in your future plans, and to make Robyn Webb your go-to Paris planner. In fact, I would let Robyn plan any of my trips that would benefit by her attention to details, delightful personality and personal touches.
We did manage to travel to other parts of France that have also be affected by recent events. While we were fortunate to tour these areas weeks ago, we would return for the architecture, beauty, character, culture, food and drink, history, and yes, civility that France offers.
Many, many thanks Robyn Webb for your kind-hearted dedication to your clients, customized arrangements and exceptional follow-through!Jacqueline Marcus
My daughter and I recently returned from a once in a lifetime trip to Paris that was planned by Robyn Webb and her company, Paris Made For You. Mere words are inadequate to describe the luxury planning service she provided. The entire process began just two and a half weeks before we left with an informal telephone interview to determine our needs. During the interview, Robyn expertly picked my brain with questions to find out what we had seen in previous visits and what we hoped to experience during our week long trip. She put me right at ease throughout the interview. Her insightful comments helped me realize that we would be very well taken care of and in for the time of our lives. Within a few days she contacted me to approve the many details she proposed to put into our personalized and customized itinerary. To say I was ecstatic after I viewed the final itinerary would be an understatement. Robyn’s extensive contacts within France, and Paris, in particular, put us in touch with agencies and tour guides that the average tourists just don’t have access to. The view from our apartment was breathtaking; our guides were experts in their fields and most entertaining; and the nightly restaurant destinations were straight out of the Michelin guide.
Being a busy professional, I found placing my faith and Paris dreams in Robyn’s adroit hands the best travel decision I could have made. My daughter and I could never have devised an itinerary as complete and all-encompassing as was created and personalized for us. Without a doubt, I would recommend Robyn and her services to my closest friends and family. The next time I decide to travel to Paris, I will be sure to contact Paris Made For You before I make any further plans. It’s that good and worth every dollar!—or was that Euro?Ed and Elena Flores
Having visited Paris multiple times as tourists, we wanted a more unique, once in a lifetime experience. It started with Robyn arranging a short-term apartment rental on the Isle St. Louis with numerous boutiques and cafes. As brief residents of this charming neighborhood, we mingled with the locals, witnessed young children scooter to school in the mornings, and enjoyed quiet evening strolls and late night beverages. The island is centrally located making it a convenient home-base for the private tours arranged by Robyn. From the historic and artistic to the shopping and culinary excursions, we had amazing local guides give us a behind-the-scenes look at Paris. Although our stay was brief, Robyn ensured everyday was appropriately planned with memorable activities topped off with incredible dining recommendations. We enjoyed our visit and are looking forward to what Robyn has in store for us the next time we visit the City of lightsDebbie and Pat Heck
In late June, I traveled with my three children (ages 15, 13, and 9) to Paris. Thank goodness Robyn was there to help! I love to plan our family trips down to the smallest detail, but a trip on my own, to a city with which I was unfamiliar, can become daunting pretty quickly; Robyn made it simple. After a few conversations about our personal interests, our sightseeing desires and even the kids’ personalities; Robyn created a spectacular trip for us! everything was so easy with her highly detailed itinerary based on our every need and wish.
We were greeted with a hand delivered, beautiful homemade picnic lunch of quiche, croissant, baguette fresh fruit and wine at our apartment. was absolutely perfect coming off the plane and feeling jet lagged!
The next day our adventure began. We started with a tour around Paris with Astrid. Astrid was extremely knowledgable, great to chat with and knew just how to engage the children in our sightseeing. We saw Notre Dame, traveled to the left bank, took a cruis up the Seine, explored the Louvre area and finished with an impromptu visit to a virtual reality experience that was the perfect way to cap off our busy day. After a rest, we were off to Chez Janou for a delicious dinner in a friendly bistro topped off with the most decadent bottomless bowl of chocolate mousse.
Our second day was spent with Nyima and Cristiana. My family has an interest in photography, so Robyn set us up with an exceptional photographer who brought us to Monmartre and taught us how to use our cameras and take amazing photographs of this beautfuland artsy section of the city. Cristiana toured us through the Louvre with energy, humor, and based her tour on their interests and knowledge. It was fantastic!
Our final day of tours was based on our love of food and cooking. We were met by Alisa, a professional chef, cookbook author and generally amazing foodie. Alisa brought us to a market and educated us about etiquette there and general ettiquette in Paris; both of which proved to be immensely helpful. We spent the day cooking and eating a delicious meal in a Parisian apartment.
Every meal we ate in Paris was delicious and each time we left a restaurant picked by Robyn we knew that we’d had an unforgettable experience. From start to finish, from our initial conversations, to our apartment, to the travel, to our tours and meals, Robyn was communicative, attentive, professional and infinitely knowledgable and helpful. I can’t possibly recommend this service highly enough! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Robyn!Emily Brown Coyne
I’ve always enjoyed trip planning, working out the itinerary and choosing where and what to eat, but for my recent trip to Paris, it was not in the cards. So, I turned to Robyn Webb for help, and let me tell you, she is incredible! We have never felt so cared for as she had ever detail thought out and communicated them all to us so clearly. It was a zero-stress experience. Just what a vacation should be but so often isn’t.
She found us the last room in a perfect hotel during one of the busiest weeks of the tourist season. She was able to get us reservations at wonderful restaurants where the staff made us feel like family. One evening we enjoyed dinner at a top-rated bistro and were surprised by an invitation to join the chef in the kitchen, as he’s a good friend of Robyn’s. What a treat! There were incredible tours, designed to satisfy our interests, along with wine tastings and shopping expeditions. It was a magical trip to a magical city. Thank you, Robyn!! I’m now too spoiled to ever travel without youMeredith Deeds
Robyn made our trip to Paris tres magnifique! From finding our apartment to managing our tours to making our reservations for dinners, everything was first class!”Mary and Peter Brereton
We had an amazing adventure thanks to Paris Made for You who booked our accommodations, dinner reservations, transportation and found us THE best guides. It was by far the easiest, well-planned and relaxing trip I’ve been on because I didn’t have to plan it!!
I can’t tell you how happy I am that you were able to plan such an incredible experience. The accommodations, the tours, the food and all your tips were fantastic. We wanted a trip where we saw more of Paris than just the touristy parts and we got just that. It was definitely a trip that Lexi and I will never forget and hope to return again Thank you Robyn ❤️🇫🇷Lynne Owen Feifer
On our first trip to Paris, Robyn provided us with everything we needed to know to navigate the city on our own (and have a true Foodie experience), including all the secret little tips only someone living in Paris would know. She also gave us plenty of options to adjust our itinerary depending on how we were feeling that day. Thanks to Robyn’s advice we had the time of our lives.Diane Welland
Robyn Webb’s love and knowledge of Paris shines through as she planned a very detailed, organized and thoroughly personalized itinerary for our week-long trip. From booking our fabulous apartment, to arranging an entertaining and informative private tour guide, to making reservations at some of the best restaurants in Paris, Robyn does it all! She gave us an experience that was part “must see” and part “off the beaten/tourist path”, and we were able to fit it all in because of the well-planned itinerary she created for us.
Robyn even built in time every day to just relax at a cafe or back at the apartment with a bottle of wine. Whether it’s your first trip to Paris or your fourth, Robyn will help you have an unforgettable and unique Parisian experience.Amy and Andy Brown
Robyn helped me plan my last trip to Paris- a solo excursion to celebrate my 50th birthday in style. She led me to beautiful restaurants, stylish shopping, and gorgeous out-of-the-way spots, few tourists ever find. Her expertise and knowledge of the must see hidden corners of Paris is endless. I can’t wait to go back so I can have her plan my next trip.Erika Penzer Kerekes
Robyn helped to put a great itinerary together for me for my very first trip to Paris. While there is a ton of information about Paris just about everywhere, I found it all too overwhelming, didn’t even know if it was correct and worried how I was going to get around and do it all.
But once I told her where I was staying ( I selected my hotel, but without a doubt, let her select your accommodations- I might try one of her fab apartments she has access to)she was able to put together a very detailed plan. The relaxed and flexible itinerary she provided started from my hotel and fanned out from there. She broke it down by day.
Recommended which sites would be best to see each day based on my hotel as the starting point each morning. Her goal was to make sure I could see everything I wanted to see in the best possible order. She gave me both walking directions and Paris Metro directions. I was pleasantly surprised at the extreme amount detail provided. In addition to putting together a daily agenda for me Robyn provided me a very detailed list of restaurants she recommended for either lunch or dinner.
She was able to recommend a place in every single arrondissement. Again, Robyn surprised me with the level of detail she provided. Robyn is truly an expert at what to see in Paris and the best ways to see it all. There is no way I could have done this on my own and have the time of my life! I can’t wait to go back!Kathleen Whalen
Our bucket list trip to Paris would not have been half as enjoyable without the help, advice and guidance of Robyn Webb.
From restaurant selection to the “best times” to visit the museums and attractions, Robyn crafted a full Paris expert that we wouldn’t have been able to piece together on our own.
She also set up a fabulous personalized tour of the city, complete with an amazingly knowledgeable tour guide that included all of our must-see sites.
I’d highly recommend Robyn to anyone who is planning a Paris vacation, regardless of budget, duration of the trip or time of year. We had the time of our lives and it was all so effortless. We didn’t need a vacation from our vacation.Janine and Jeff Newman
Robyn was instrumental in crafting our 25th anniversary trip to Paris. It was wonderful and so reassuring to have someone we trust vehemently plan out our excursion and make sure we had nothing but the best at our fingertips, and create a trip of a lifetime, which my husband and our 10 year old son Jack enjoyed tremendously! And we had Robyn come to be with us on this trip as we wanted to fully relax and let someone else do all the legwork. It was worth every euro!
Our journey started by landing at Charles de Gaulle Airport where my family and I were picked up by our very friendly and competent driver, who drove us to our lux 1200 sq. ft. apartment that Robyn connected us with, who also furnished the driver. Our fabulous dwelling for the week was in the heart of the Left Bank of Paris, across from Notre Dame, where we were lucky enough to listen to the tolling of the bells each day. Once we arrived at our apartment, Robyn greeted us with a smorgasbord lunch of fine wine, meats, cheeses and breads, of course indicative of France. What way to wet our appetite for the rest of our trip that lay ahead.
The next day we went on a terrific walking tour with our guide, who Robyn introduced us to, who happened to be from Philadelphia but has lived in Paris for over 20 years. We toured all around our neighborhood, the neighboring churches and Cathedrals (including Notre Dame), stopped for lunch at a cute Paris café, and then carried on all the way to the Eiffel Tower where we stopped to admire the view from the ground up. Along the way we strolled by some of the famous fashion and shopping boutiques along Blvd. St.-Germaine, and on the way back stopped in Montmartre and ended our day at another café after visiting Sacre Coeur Basilica.
On the second full day of our trip my family and I toured the Eiffel Tower, and went up to the 2nd platform-high enough for us! In addition on our way up, we got behind the scenes look at the inner workings of the tower. When we arrived back down on the ground, we met up with Robyn, and again she greeted us with a full array of delicacies and we picnicked under the Tower! We truly were living the Parisian experience! At the end of the day we met up with Robyn and toured along the Seine (a boat tour called “City Lights” tour that she suggested), which was a great highlight to the end of the day!
On the third day we toured Arc de Triomphe, the Palais Royal the famous Opera House and the area surrounding. The day would not have been complete without stopping at the Angelina Café and visiting the Luxemburg Gardens. And while these are typical tourist sites, Robyn showed them to us in more unique and special way that most tourists would never experience by themselves.
On the fourth day, we had a full day of touring in quaint Reims in the Champagne country, all arranged by Robyn, with a chauffeur, who was quite entertaining, particularly with our son, who was with us. We first stopped at a little theatre with a puppet show, putting a kid’s spin on the art of making Champagne, and the history. We then stopped in a small Champagne house to start, then stopped in a café for lunch, and then left to visit one of my favorite Champagne’s house, Veuve Cliquot! What a thrill, and unique experience. Even our 10 year old son got a kick out of going in to the caves (where they provide you velvet blankets to keep you warm!). At the end of the tour we were greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne.
The most unique part of the trip came at the end of that day, where on the way back the driver stopped in what he called a “forest” to have a glass of champagne. Well it turned out that it was a zip lining park, right up our son’s alley and what a surprise! While he took over and made sure Jack had a safe and fun experience, we took a foot bridge over to a tall tree house where we sipped as much champagne that we could handle, listened to some great music, all while overlooking the beautiful vineyards. A wow factor of 10+!
On the fifth day Robyn arranged for a personalized tour of the Musee d’Orsay where I got to see my favorite impressionists up close and personal. We then met Robyn for lunch in Upper Marais and then toured the Marches de Enfants Rouge. We then finished our day with a lovely anniversary dinner at Grand Coeur.
On our sixth and last full day (sadly) we split up a bit, my husband and son went to Napoleon’s War Museum and Robyn and I spent our last day together having lunch on the roof top café at Galleries Lafayette and shopping at the trendy stores within. We convened back together that evening, and finished our trip with dinner right next to our apartment.
This trip I don’t think would have been nearly has memorable had it not been for Robyn’s attention to detail, passion about Paris, pride she took in making sure we were happy. I would without a doubt recommend Robyn to anyone looking to plan the trip of a lifetime to Paris.Jen and Jay Zanone
When I first heard I was going to be traveling to Paris, I immediately thought of Robyn,knowing that she was an expert and would have good ideas for me, a first timer. What I received from her was incredible. She wrote out an entire itinerary for me, explaining how to get around the city on the Metro, which stops would take me closest to the most popular attractions, which way to go once we were above ground, and more. And then went on to share her personal favorite finds.Jane Evans Bonacci
When my husband and I planned a trip to Europe with a week’s stay in Paris, I chose Robyn to organize ours since I loved the fact she lives in Paris every summer. Robyn gave me not only the must-dos but also tips on how to use the transit system, off the beaten path streets that are still very authentically Parisian and not touristy and she also gave me her valuable insight into what each arrondissement has to offer.Paula Barrera
My husband and I don’t have a lot of time for travel so when we vacation we want the experience to be personal and unforgettable. Relying on Robyn’s expertise, we were able to have an extraordinary experience visiting Paris. Robyn’s knowledge of the neighborhoods and sights allowed us to spend our days strolling through the city experiencing the culture at our own pace while efficiently taking in the sights that were of interest to us. We were comfortable and relaxed exploring the city on our own because Robyn taught us how to blend in with the Parisians and how to navigate the city via public transportation.Pam Schwartz
I was introduced to Robyn through a mutual friend online and we quickly realized that we were simpatico. I had never been to Paris and am not the typical tourist. Robyn began gathering more information about the trip we’d like to have, and freely and without hesitation, she sent me an amazingly thorough list of restaurants with a wide variety of styles and also very wisely, by arrondissement. She also alerted me to the fact that a once-in-a-lifetime fashion exhibit was taking place for the legendary Christian Dior, which I had not heard about, and suggested I buy tickets online ahead of time. It was amazing!Laura Lafata
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