About 'Where should I go?'
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Salut, c’est nous
Originally from Switzerland, Linda came to Paris to write her third novel. Writing in different cafés around the city and seeking inspiration in bars, nightclubs, restaurants, galleries and on endless walks, she soon knew all the best places – so much so, that even her Parisian friends started asking her for recommendations. She still hasn’t finished that novel, but instead started a new chapter with ‘Where should I go’.
As a proud Frenchman, Jérémie takes it personally when tourists complain that they didn’t eat well during their stay. Having worked for Alain Ducasse and at several other of the city’s most prestigious bars and restaurants, he knows Paris can do better, and has made it his goal to ensure that future tourists love his city as much as he does. His extensive network helps to guarantee that you’re in good hands.
Everything you need to know about our service
What makes you better than influencer recommendations, blogs or travel books?
We save you the time of searching through whole travel books and hours of content to find the things that suit you, looking for addresses, information and so on. Also, blogs and especially books are often outdated and reflect the author’s taste, not necessarily yours.
Influencers and bloggers are usually paid and therefore lose their objectivity. And even if they aren’t, because they live off content, they have an interest in producing as much of it as possible, so they may recommend things that are photograph well but don’t live up to the hype.
At ‘Where should I go?’ we follow a strict selection process where only exceptional places are included in our address book. We live in Paris and are out in the city every day to make sure we’re always up to date and can provide you with the best the city has to offer.
Also, books, Social Media content and blogs are aimed at a general audience and never cover exactly what you are looking for. Our service is unique and made just for you. Whatever it is that your heart desires, we know where to find it.
How much does your personalized service cost?
1 day: 89 EUR
2 days: 140 EUR
3 days: 170 EUR
4 days: 200 EUR
5 days: 230 EUR
6 days: 260 EUR
7 days: 290 EUR
8 days: 320 EUR
9 days: 340 EUR
10 days: 360 EUR
How soon will I receive my personalized travel guide?
We usually prepare your unique travel program about two weeks before your stay so that we can take into account new openings, events, updated offers and opening hours. If you request our service less than two weeks before your trip, we will do our best to get your program to you as soon as possible, but please allow a few days to ensure quality. We don’t work with an algorithm, we select everything manually for you, because we believe that there are subtleties that a machine can’t capture and that make all the difference.
How far in advance should I consult 'Where should I go?'
Ideally, about two to three weeks before your trip to make sure you’ll be able to make a reservation at the suggested places, as some of the popular spots book out quickly. But don’t worry if you use our service on shorter notice. We can always find something great for you.
Do you accept last-minute requests?
If you’re already in Paris and would like to use our service or if you are arriving soon, we can process your request in less than five business days for a 25% surcharge or within 24 hours for a 50% surcharge.
How far in advance should I make reservations for restaurants?
With over 14 million people living in the Paris metropolitan area and the cultural habit of eating out frequently, it’s no surprise that you have to be on your toes to get a table at the most sought-after establishments. We advise you to make reservations as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
As a rule of thumb, for most places it is enough to book a few days in advance, while for more exclusive places it is sometimes necessary to book up to two weeks in advance
Will you take care of tickets and reservations for me?
The short answer is no. Here’s why: We provide you with a set of carefully selected places with descriptions, photos, useful tips, addresses, directions, opening hours, the nearest metro stations, as well as a digital map on which your places are marked, so you can see directly what is nearby. We also include direct links to buy tickets and make bookings, so you can take care of everything with a simple click. This gives you the freedom to decide what you do and when, leaving you room to arrange your trip the way you want it to be and for spontaneous discoveries.
Do your recommendations include major tourist sites?
No, they don’t. If you want to visit Notre-Dame, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower and so on, by all means do so, but you don’t need us for that. There’s tons of free information on the major tourist attractions online. It’s perfectly fine if you go sightseeing during your stay, but we believe it’s best to discover a city the local way, visiting authentic places where everyday Parisian life takes place. That’s why we won’t send you to typical tourist destinations on the days you use ‘Where should I go’.
What if I'm not satisfied with the result?
If one or several of our suggestions in your personal itinerary do not suit your taste, please contact us by email. We will then send you alternatives free of charge for up to 25% of your personal guide’s content. If you want to change something again after that, each additional proposal will cost its proportional share of the initial price.
Do you get commissions from sending your clients to certain businesses?
‘Where should I go?’ is 100% independent. We have no contracts with third parties, nor are we paid by commission. We only recommend places we have tested and approved ourselves.
Which languages do you speak?
French, English and German. If you prefer a French or German travel program, just let us know.
I don’t speak French – will I be fine?
First of all, don’t panic! Despite their reputation, most Parisians speak at least a little English, and even if you stumble across a non-English speaker, you may still be able to make yourself understood with gestures and intonation. Having lived in Tokyo without speaking a word of Japanese, we can attest that hand gestures (and translation apps) go a long way.
Do you have another question? Get in touch.