city | art insider has partnered with a variety of companies in response to common requests for places to stay, places to eat, car services, and activities inside and outside Paris.
For expats and longterm residents in Paris
If you're in Paris for an extended stay, the venerable WICE is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization offering a wide variety of excellent courses, visits and tours for English-speakers in Paris. From creative writing, to languages and visual arts, there's something for everyone.
Cycle in Burgundy!
If you want to get out and adventure beyond Paris, pop on over to Butterfield and Robinson. With the motto "slow down and see the world," Butterfield's clients enjoy walking or cycling tours of the wine regions, as well as Provence, Normandy and more. From group visits to bespoke touring, Butterfield's extraordinary reputation places it in the top-tier of adventure travel.
Traditional car services - or more surprising
As far as car services, we rely on G8 Taxis for efficient, English-speaking service, and use their app to order cars. If you want to have a private chauffeur for a half-day or a day, we'll be happy to ask for you to our selected and trustable companies. For something truly unique, we recommend River Limousine, a private cruise on the Seine in a luxurious Venetian taxi.
Learn French differently
When we're asked for recommendations for intensive & fun French language learning, we recommend The French Lesson.
They offer private French courses with a qualified team of professors, each focusing on a different subject such as art, literature, poetry, architecture or history.
It's a truly innovative approach to language learning, that allows you to fully capitalize on being in Paris as a part of your learning.