We highly recommend the Belleville tour with Allison. She is a walking encyclopedia of this funky, passionate neighborhood. Allison is a long-time resident who generously shares her in-depth knowledge and, by doing so, preserves Belleville’s identity. As with most neighborhoods on the outskirts, gentrification has its sights on Belleville, and someday it will no longer exist in the way you will see and learn with Allison. There is a richness here that cannot be understood without seeing it for yourself. Take the tour with Allison and catch her passion. You will not be disappointed. Merci Allison. Until next time.
Tom and Paula, Massachusetts
Allison Zinder is a valuable organizer of our International Study Program in Paris. She has endless knowledge of the City and of French culture, and has successfully crafted
informative activities for our Brooklyn college students. Her upbeat energy and humor is great to be around. She is a wonderful professor and colleague whom I’ve known for 12 years now!
Professor Louise Hoffman, New York
We met Allison on our second day in Paris and the market tour experience was fabulous! Allison has a great knowledge of the markets and their history. We have teenage daughters and Allison made sure they were included in every part of our tour. She was attentive and supportive to encourage us to try new foods, with a respect to items we were not interested in. Allison has well-developed relationships with market vendors and all were friendly and welcoming. If you’re thinking of a market tour, Allison is the Chef and expert to be your guide. This tour is top of the list of best experiences ever!
My husband and I took Allison’s walking tour of Belleville and Ménilmontant. For 2 or 3 hours we strolled, learned about the history of the area, talked about French culture, and
appreciated sights and street art that we would otherwise not have noticed. We then shared a wonderful lunch. Allison is knowledgeable, personable, and just plain fun! We greatly enjoyed our time with her and look forward to spending more time with her on our next visit to Paris.
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Based in Paris, France since 1995.