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Sara Farhi

Since I was a kid, my dream was to travel around the world! I started reading many books and that was my way of wandering around the globe & learning about other cultures. Now, I travel as much as I can, eager to explore new destinations. In awe in front of the beauty of the different landscapes, the kindness of the locals & deliciousness of the local gastronomy (I'm a huge foodie!).

I still travel in France's different regions often, I keep discovering new experiences that I never thought of before: from relaxing on heavenly islands to truffle hunting in Provence.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Located in Paris, we offer itineraries in all the country, we specialize in:- Cultural tours - Art tours - modern & classic - Architecture tours - Gastronomy & wine tours: tasting with local producers, bread-making classes, etc. - Adventure tours: Hiking, bike tours, etc.

The goal is to allow the clients to explore the hidden gems & local traditions, the French way!"

How did you get involved in travel?

"I have always been passionate about traveling!

When I was in high school, I had many friends from other countries who came on exchange programs, I used to always recommend activities, then started to organize our trips in order for me to show them around the country. Seeing them so happy during and after the trip would give me the best feeling!

Hence, I started studying tourism. A few years ago, during my master's degree, I joined the Meeting the French wonderful team for a 6-month internship, and have been in this company doing the job I love since then! It is very easy to recommend a destination that you love!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"There are many experiences that affected me in a good way, it is difficult to choose!
However, during a recent trip at the beginning of 2019, I went to the region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, where we hiked in a place called "Les échelles de la mort" - which means the scales/ladders of death.
This place is located in the French border with Switzerland, smugglers used to take this path & climb three ladders & cross the border to deliver merchandise between the two countries. Now, it became a hiking trail, with a breathtaking view from the top.
We were hiking as our friend-guide told us the history of this place when we arrived at the top, we were speechless. The view on the mountains, the forest, the steam coming up from the thermal hot springs surrounding the mountains, the canyon. It was one of the most beautiful places I have visited!"

Sara is part of the following groups: France Travel Agents
Château du Clos de Vougeot
Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris, Dijon, & Annecy - 6 Days

Big city lights, resplendent chateaus, and medieval monasteries await you on this short but packed six-day road trip through eastern France. Start in Paris, then head south to Dijon — home of the famed mustard. Continue to Annecy for some time by the lake and a glimpse of snow-capped mountains.

Chateau de Ancy-le-Franc
Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris & Burgundy - 5 Days

This short five-day trip is the perfect way to see highlights of Paris and the nearby countryside on a road trip tour. Start in Paris to see the Eiffel Tower, then head south to Dijon to see resplendent countryside chateaus and a medieval monastery.

Cathedral of Saint Benignus of Dijon
Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris, Dijon, Annecy, & Lyon - 7 Days

Spend an adventurous week driving through eastern France, starting in the city of lights. You'll see the Eiffel Tower and other Parisian highlights, then head to Dijon, stopping along the way to see several resplendent countryside chateaus. Continue to Annecy to spend some time by the lake, then end in medieval Lyon, where history and wine tasting await.

Cloister courtyard of Fontenay Abbey
Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris, Dijon, Annecy, & Lyon - 8 Days

From the big city lights of Paris to peaceful countryside chateaux, this eight-day road trip itinerary through Eastern France has it all. Start in the capital city, then make your way to Dijon for art, culture, and history. Continue to Annecy for some time on the lake, then end in historic Lyon for time in the medieval city center.

Vaux-en-Beaujolais
Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris, Dijon, Beaune, Annecy, Lyon - 9 Days

Spend nine adventurous days driving through eastern France on this road trip itinerary. Start in Paris to see the main highlights, then head to Dijon and Beaune to learn about art, culture, and history. Continue to Annecy for some time by the lake, then end in Lyon, where the city's medieval streets and Beaujolais wine region await.

Snowy Tournette and Mountain Village
Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris, Dijon, Beaune, Annecy, Lyon - 10 Days

Take ten days to drive from Paris to Lyon on this adventurous road trip itinerary. Start in the city of lights, then make your way to the countryside for art, history, and resplendent chateaux. Stop in Annecy to spend time on the lake and go hiking, then end in Lyon to explore the city's medieval streets and historic architecture.

Recent trip reviews for Sara

Marla

Paris was everything we hoped it would be! · France - May 13 - May 20, 2022

Traveler: Marla G. - Local specialist: Sara Farhi

Our itinerary in Paris was everything we hoped it would be! Sara took the time to create exactly what we were looking for - a mix of culture, history, and food - that made my husband, my 12-year old and myself all smile. Sara stayed in touch with us during our trip to make sure everything went smoothly. The guides selected for us were absolutely excellent and we had the same guide more than once, to build off of the relationship we already established. Our itinerary was easy to follow and... read more

Our itinerary in Paris was everything we hoped it would be! Sara took the time to create exactly what we were looking for - a mix of culture, history, and food - that made my husband, my 12-year old and myself all smile. Sara stayed in touch with us during our trip to make sure everything went smoothly. The guides selected for us were absolutely excellent and we had the same guide more than once, to build off of the relationship we already established. Our itinerary was easy to follow and was the perfect mix of days filled with walking then offset by days with a bit of travel outside of Paris. And our hotel was a great match with thoughtful and friendly staff and centrally-located. Thank you, Sara...you made out dream trip a reality!

Hotel Review

Hôtel LOUISON

Paris

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Hotel Review

Charming boutique hotel with warm & friendly staff. Our room was quiet and relaxing. Breakfast was excellent...try the house-made yogurt! In the heart of the city, we were within walking distance of many great sites. Highly recommend!

Cleanliness & Comfort

We had a triple room and were very comfortable.
Staff

The staff are wonderful - friendly and genuine
Authenticity & Character

I love that there were only two rooms on our floor - when you open up the window, you get the most lovely birdsong!
Location

We walked EVERYWHERE from our hotel!
Activity Reviews

Evening Eiffel Tower Tour

Paris

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Having expedited access was SUCH a good thing, as lines get long at the tower! 5:30 was a perfect time for a guided tour - it wsd still very warm, but not too hot. And seeing the city from above was a perfect way to start our vacation and get a sense of where everything is...the Paris cityscape is everything you imagine it is :)

Transport

We met at a coffeeshop that was a 5 minute walk from the tower. Couldn't have been easier!
Guides, drivers and staff

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Notre-Dame Cathedral & Sainte-Chapelle

Paris

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Saint-Chappelle is absolutely breath-taking! If you want to understand the power of stained glass as an architectural element of the cathedral experience, SC is one of a kind!

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Guides, drivers and staff

Roberto was an absolutely excellent guide - so thoughtful and knowledgeable! He went out of his way to bring stories and extra books to help our 12-yr old daughter have a fantastic experience. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed learning from and exploring with Roberto!
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Day trip to le Mont Saint-Michel

Paris

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This is a long drive from Paris but absolutely worth it - there is not another experience like this!!! Le Mont Saint-Michel is unlike any other location in France!

Transport

We went with one other family - the van was a great size and very comfortable!
Guides, drivers and staff

We really liked Sarah - who is originally from the region and could add a layer of "living history" and remembrance to our experience!
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Pastry & Chocolate tour in Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Paris

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This was SUCH a great experience! There are so many shops to choose from and many are so exclusive, it's hard to explore them in a meaningful way. This tour added to our understanding of the culinary values and pride of French chocolate and pastry making....and we dearly LOVED all the amazing tastes of this tour!

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Guides, drivers and staff

We can 't say enough about Roberto - he clearly loves providing French culinary experiences (and has a collection of over 1500 cookbooks himself!). His depth of knoweldge and respect for the French traditions and innovations in chocolate and pastry made this an exceptionally fun experieince!
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Perfume workshop in Paris

Paris

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What a fun, informational and unqiue experience in Paris! We learned so much from the master perfume maker who led our session! Our 12-year old daught had a fantastic time with us, and we all have a fantastic souvenier from our trip. We also learned a lot!

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Guides, drivers and staff

The owner of Candor actually led our session - his passion and charm made the 2-hour experience absolutely delightful!
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Château de Versailles & Giverny

Paris

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Giverny has my heart - the gardens were exception and Monet's house so meaningful to visit! Our guide gave an exception session of storytelling and information on our trip to Giverny, which added a wonderful layer of meaning. Versaille - in all it's grandeur - blew our 12-year old daughter's socks off :) And once again, our guide gave a wonderful guided tour that helps you understand the purpose and impact of all the oppulence,

Transport

Our bus driver was warm and friendly and the coach was very comfortable.
Guides, drivers and staff

Our guide had an exceptional level of knowledge....it brought both sites to live in a meaningful way.
Quality of Experience

Market visit & Cooking class in Chef's apartment

Paris

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This was an absolutely lovely experience in Paris - especially on our last full day. Chef Marthe is so warm and genuine. And her passion and wisdon related to ingredients and French cooking was wonderful to experience. The trip to the open market and the selection of foodstuffs led to all sorts of wonderful stories about food and farming in many regions of France. And our cooking session in Marthe's appartment was a wonderful way to learn more about food, family traditions, and Marthe's previous restaurant...all within the ambience of a true Parissienne apartment.

Food

The meal we all prepared together was fantastic! The chicken dish was a recipe from Chef Marthe's grandmother. And the zuchinni cerviche? Well....my daughter does not like zuchinni and she LOVED this dish! Everything was amazing. And had such special meaning for us. And Chef Marthe sent us the recipes so that we can make them again.
Transport

Walking the neighborhood and hearing about the various markets and stalls in Paris added another layer of appreciation of Paris as a living city.
Guides, drivers and staff

I so enjoyed our time with Chef Marthe. I would have loved to share a bottle of wine with her and here more of her stories!
Quality of Experience

The authenticity of it all was so appreciated!

The Louvre museum

Paris

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Our guide Anja made our first-ever trip to the Louvre a wonderful experience! The Louvre is so massive and overwhelming...the thoughtfulness by which Anja selected works for us to see and spend time with was amazing. And she built layers of connection and comparison between the works so that we could get a whole other layer of appreciation. No matter what aspect of the collection we asked about, Anja was a master of knowledge and so passionate about the works. I have a background in Art HIstory, and I was so impressed by her agility and depth of caring about the role the Louvre plays in the cultural history of not only France, but all of civilization.

Transport

Guides, drivers and staff

I can't say enough about the depth of Anja's art historical knowledge and - more importantly - passion and how that helped us connect with each piece we saw, in a VERY busy and chaotic environment.
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Lifestyle tour of the Marais

Paris

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We loved strolling through the Marais district with our guide Roberto! He brought the history, culture and contemporary moments of the Marais to life for us....and shared some Parisienne off-the-beaten-path gems, too!

Guides, drivers and staff

Roberto tried to tailor the experience of his tours to each group he works with. So for us, he paid particular attention to our 12-year old daughter, to make sure she had a great time too. SO incredibly thoughtful!
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Lifestyle tour of the Marais

Paris

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Activity Review

We loved strolling through the Marais district with our guide Roberto! He brought the history, culture and contemporary moments of the Marais to life for us....and shared some Parisienne off-the-beaten-path gems, too!

Guides, drivers and staff

Roberto tried to tailor the experience of his tours to each group he works with. So for us, he paid particular attention to our 12-year old daughter, to make sure she had a great time too. SO incredibly thoughtful!
Quality of Experience