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MEDIA & CLIENT ACCOLADES

When you choose to work with French Links Tours, you enjoy the pleasures and privileges of a turn-key travel planning company that has been in business and on-line since 1998. Rachel Kaplan, its owner and founder, has a team that takes care of all your travel needs from the time you arrive to the time you depart.

This is true for all the countries we cover, whether you are visiting the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Greece.

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Comments from  Our Guests and the Media

 

THANK YOU! What a wonderful experience. The perfect itinerary with everything we wanted and more. Great recommendations across the board. This is the WAY to travel! Rachel was wonderful – answered every question, helped in every aspect of planning and truly made our trip one to remember. No stone was left unturned. Thank you and your team for taking the time to ensure we had the very best. We are already talking about the next trip. Thanks again, and anyone looking to travel in style, explore all an area has to offer and have an experience of a lifetime – call French Links Tours.Ashley Tipton Farrell

 

I want to give a shout out to Rachel Kaplan and her staff at French Links Tours for helping us plan our outstanding trip to Europe. She did an excellent job of coordinating our hotels, transportation, tours, shopping and restaurants. Every detail of our trip was organized and because of her expertise, we were able to cover a lot of ground in a relatively short amount of time. She was a delight to work with and I would recommend her company to assist anyone planning a trip to Europe. Check out her website – Mary Catherine Hudson Davis

 

My children and I have great great memories from our trip in 2014 and the great service your people gave us. I don’t know when our next trip to Europe will be, but we will let you know. Choosing your service is a no-brainer.
Diego Alcocer Salcido, Mexico D.F.

 

Patrick and I want to thank you both for putting together such a wonderful before and after trip together for us. It was, however, the nail in the coffin for Rice Design Alliance! Although Rice offers nice architectural experiences, we much prefer the intimacy of the trips you put together for us and that is how we plan to travel from here on out. Thank you again for another wonderful vacation!
Blaine and Patrick, Houston, Texas

 

I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate the enlightenment you provided on my trip to Paris. The services and insights you provided exceeded my expectations and provided the foundation of research I was hoping for. Thanks so much for everything you did for me–and for overextending to ensure I gained as much benefit as possible. Rachel: I will be recommending you and your team to anyone I know who plans a trip to Paris. I will always cherish the memories of the hours we spent together.
George Hirthler (2011)

 

 

 

With Rachel, we ate our way around Paris, starting in Les Halles, ‘the belly of Paris’, on the “Foodie Tour”. The tour incorporated a stop at the beautiful church St. Eustache, to see the mural expressing the historic exodus of the food sellers from this area of Paris. Our food experience continued with chocolate, eclair, bread, wine, tea, cheese and many other tasty stops along the way. Snacking your way around Paris with an experienced guide is definitely the way to go!  We hope to be back and enjoy more of this fabulous city with our friends at French Links!
Angela Peterman (2014)

Rachel, fantastic trip! Your guides and driver were simply outstanding. We had an amazing time. Thank you to you and your team for making our trip in Tuscany so memorable. We look forward to doing it again with your organization soon.
Steve Lister

Thank you for all of your help with our trip to Paris. Everything was fantastic and Jill had a trip of a life time. The guides and the restaurants were fantastic. We are already talking about our next trip. Thank you again for a great trip and I hope to be talking to you again soon!!
Dan & Jill Wagner

We just returned from a fabulous 8-day trip to France! Rachel, with French Links Tours, expertly handled everything for us. We visited Normandy, the Loire Valley, and Paris. Our accommodations, transportation, and meals were just what we asked for. All of our guides were very knowledgable and personable. We especially enjoyed our time with Steve in Normandy and the Loire Valley. All of this made our trip hassle free, educational, and enjoyable. This service made all the difference for us in our trip.
Todd and Jennifer, Provo, Utah, United States

Our family recently took a full day tour in Paris with French Links Tours. Thank you for the fabulous time! Rachel was knowledgable, energetic and responsive to our every need. Rachel took time in advance to identify our individual interests and designed a tour tailored specifically for us. Our tour not only covered all of the major sites, but Rachel also took us to out of the way markets and cafes that enabled us to experience the richness of French life and culture. Rachel has a deep knowledge of French history, literature, politics, culture and geography that she ably emparted on a variety of levels to both the children and adults in our party. We learned and experienced more in one day than we have encountered in week long trips. Thank you Rachel and way to go French Links.
The Richardson Family, Tinley Park, Illinois

Thank you for all your “perfectionist level” arrangements, planning, guiding and anything I’ve left out! We’ve had a week worth of splendid adventures; and your sparkling, intellectual, down-to-earth personality and versatile talents made it spectacular and memorable and never to be forgotten. Deborah Schneider, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Rachel Kaplan of French Links, Inc. is a walking, talking machine on the history of Paris and those out of the way personal and intimate museums or places that make a trip like this so memorable . . . She is one of a kind, a great negotiator for purchasing antiques, finding a place to eat, the best foods, the best place to stay, and the best services. She spared no amount of time and effort to give us a first class and the best tour possibly available.
Charles K. McPherson, Chief Executive Officer, McPherson Oil Products, Birmingham, Alabama

Rachel Kaplan’s presence really made Paris for us. We would have been lost on our own, while she made sure we saw all the important sites. And was a most congenial companion besides.
Marjorie C. Dyer, Vero Beach, Florida

French Links Tours is run by a perfectionist.
Mrs. Meryl Tisch, New York City

 

Media Reviews

Avenue Magazine
If designer fashion is your passion, you can uncover a glittering treasure of hidden Parisian pleasures by tapping the highly cultivated resources of former New Yorker Rachel Kaplan. Ten years as a Paris resident, combined with knowledge and curiosity about the French, has given her a unique perspective on the city.

France On Your Own
Rachel Kaplan knows where, when and how to find the best quality for the best price.

The Jewish Chronicle, London
Custom-tailoring (with minibus, sight-seeing, lunch and negotiations in fluent French) are Kaplan’s forte, and make her trips a novel idea for a trousseau-gathering hen party or other shopping excursion.

National Geographic Traveler
Shopping veteran Rachel Kaplan offers several cultural tours of the fashion capital. Her personal shopping service includes admission to a fashion show and tours of stores such as Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Emmanuel Ungaro and more.

CNN
Kaplan, admittedly a big thinker, sees her job as much more than a nice way to make a living – she embraces it as a learning experience, and a chance to crash down walls and promote world peace.

Sandra Gustafson’s Great Sleeps In Paris
Rachel Kaplan never stops developing and perfecting her personalized tours of Paris. Whatever your needs, interests or requirements, Rachel will be up to the challenge. A day spent with her will reveal the hidden treasures of this sophisticated city, whether it be on one of her tours covering Paris Gardens, Literary Paris, Children’s Paris, Jewish Paris, Discount/Upscale Shopping (including tickets to fashion shows), or Women’s History of Paris – just to mention a few. In addition to her tours, she is a recognized authority on the little-known museums in and around Paris and has written a book on the subject. If you need help with transportation, finding a gym to work off those buttery croissants, planning for a handicapped person, or purchasing advance tickets, Rachel is the person to call.

France Magazine
Whatever your interests and passions might be, the tour guides at French Links do their level best to fulfill them.

Travel & Leisure
A tour guide can make or break a vacation, which explains why Rachel Kaplan is so sought-after. An inspired leader for Butterfield & Robinson’s Paris Walks program, Kaplan is the author of the best-selling guide Little-Known Museums In and Around Paris.

British Airways-Business Life
For those whose French is less than immaculate, French Links keeps track of all the newest and latest, from events, exhibitions and happenings to restaurants.

Paris Notes
You are the boss, with French Links Tours arranging all or just parts of your visit.

Alliance Française
Kaplan is a quirky and fascinating guide – essential for the visitor to Paris.

Gayot’s The Best of Paris
Tell Rachel your interests, and she will compose a personalized tour of cultural sites, the newest restaurants, or the smartest shops.

  • THANK YOU! What a wonderful experience. The perfect itinerary with everything we wanted and more. Great recommendations across the board. This is the WAY to travel! Rachel was wonderful – answered every question, helped in every aspect of planning and truly made our trip one to remember. No stone was left unturned. Thank you and your team for taking the time to ensure we had the very best. We are already talking about the next trip. Thanks again, and anyone looking to travel in style, explore all an area has to offer and have an experience of a lifetime – call French Links Tours.

    Ashley Tipton Farrell

  • I want to give a shout out to Rachel Kaplan and her staff at French Links Tours for helping us plan our outstanding trip to Europe. She did an excellent job of coordinating our hotels, transportation, tours, shopping and restaurants. Every detail of our trip was organized and because of her expertise, we were able to cover a lot of ground in a relatively short amount of time. She was a delight to work with and I would recommend her company to assist anyone planning a trip to Europe. Check out her website

    Mary Catherine Hudson Davis

  • My children and I have great great memories from our trip in 2014 and the great service your people gave us. I don’t know when our next trip to Europe will be, but we will let you know. Choosing your service is a no-brainer.

    Diego Alcocer Salcido, Mexico D.F.

  • Patrick and I want to thank you both for putting together such a wonderful before and after trip together for us. It was, however, the nail in the coffin for Rice Design Alliance! Although Rice offers nice architectural experiences, we much prefer the intimacy of the trips you put together for us and that is how we plan to travel from here on out. Thank you again for another wonderful vacation!

    Blaine and Patrick, Houston, Texas

  • I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate the enlightenment you provided on my trip to Paris. The services and insights you provided exceeded my expectations and provided the foundation of research I was hoping for. Thanks so much for everything you did for me–and for overextending to ensure I gained as much benefit as possible. Rachel: I will be recommending you and your team to anyone I know who plans a trip to Paris. I will always cherish the memories of the hours we spent together.

    George Hirthler

  • With Rachel, we ate our way around Paris, starting in Les Halles, ‘the belly of Paris’, on the “Foodie Tour”. The tour incorporated a stop at the beautiful church St. Eustache, to see the mural expressing the historic exodus of the food sellers from this area of Paris. Our food experience continued with chocolate, eclair, bread, wine, tea, cheese and many other tasty stops along the way. Snacking your way around Paris with an experienced guide is definitely the way to go!  We hope to be back and enjoy more of this fabulous city with our friends at French Links!

    Angela Peterman

  • Rachel, fantastic trip! Your guides and driver were simply outstanding. We had an amazing time. Thank you to you and your team for making our trip in Tuscany so memorable. We look forward to doing it again with your organization soon.

    Steve Lister

  • Thank you for all of your help with our trip to Paris. Everything was fantastic and Jill had a trip of a life time. The guides and the restaurants were fantastic. We are already talking about our next trip. Thank you again for a great trip and I hope to be talking to you again soon!!

    Dan & Jill Wagner

  • We just returned from a fabulous 8-day trip to France! Rachel, with French Links Tours, expertly handled everything for us. We visited Normandy, the Loire Valley, and Paris. Our accommodations, transportation, and meals were just what we asked for. All of our guides were very knowledgable and personable. We especially enjoyed our time with Steve in Normandy and the Loire Valley. All of this made our trip hassle free, educational, and enjoyable. This service made all the difference for us in our trip.

    Todd and Jennifer, Provo, Utah, United States

  • Our family recently took a full day tour in Paris with French Links Tours. Thank you for the fabulous time! Rachel was knowledgable, energetic and responsive to our every need. Rachel took time in advance to identify our individual interests and designed a tour tailored specifically for us. Our tour not only covered all of the major sites, but Rachel also took us to out of the way markets and cafes that enabled us to experience the richness of French life and culture. Rachel has a deep knowledge of French history, literature, politics, culture and geography that she ably emparted on a variety of levels to both the children and adults in our party. We learned and experienced more in one day than we have encountered in week long trips. Thank you Rachel and way to go French Links.

    The Richardson Family, Tinley Park, Illinois

  • Thank you for all your “perfectionist level” arrangements, planning, guiding and anything I’ve left out! We’ve had a week worth of splendid adventures; and your sparkling, intellectual, down-to-earth personality and versatile talents made it spectacular and memorable and never to be forgotten.
    Deborah Schneider, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Rachel Kaplan of French Links, Inc. is a walking, talking machine on the history of Paris and those out of the way personal and intimate museums or places that make a trip like this so memorable . . . She is one of a kind, a great negotiator for purchasing antiques, finding a place to eat, the best foods, the best place to stay, and the best services. She spared no amount of time and effort to give us a first class and the best tour possibly available.

    Charles K. McPherson, Chief Executive Officer, McPherson Oil Products, Birmingham, Alabama

  • THANK YOU! What a wonderful experience. The perfect itinerary with everything we wanted and more. Great recommendations across the board. This is the WAY to travel! Rachel was wonderful – answered every question, helped in every aspect of planning and truly made our trip one to remember. No stone was left unturned. Thank you and your team for taking the time to ensure we had the very best. We are already talking about the next trip. Thanks again, and anyone looking to travel in style, explore all an area has to offer and have an experience of a lifetime – call French Links Tours.

    Ashley Tipton Farrell

  • I want to give a shout out to Rachel Kaplan and her staff at French Links Tours for helping us plan our outstanding trip to Europe. She did an excellent job of coordinating our hotels, transportation, tours, shopping and restaurants. Every detail of our trip was organized and because of her expertise, we were able to cover a lot of ground in a relatively short amount of time. She was a delight to work with and I would recommend her company to assist anyone planning a trip to Europe. Check out her website

    Mary Catherine Hudson Davis

  • My children and I have great great memories from our trip in 2014 and the great service your people gave us. I don’t know when our next trip to Europe will be, but we will let you know. Choosing your service is a no-brainer.

    Diego Alcocer Salcido, Mexico D.F.

  • Patrick and I want to thank you both for putting together such a wonderful before and after trip together for us. It was, however, the nail in the coffin for Rice Design Alliance! Although Rice offers nice architectural experiences, we much prefer the intimacy of the trips you put together for us and that is how we plan to travel from here on out. Thank you again for another wonderful vacation!

    Blaine and Patrick, Houston, Texas

  • I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate the enlightenment you provided on my trip to Paris. The services and insights you provided exceeded my expectations and provided the foundation of research I was hoping for. Thanks so much for everything you did for me–and for overextending to ensure I gained as much benefit as possible. Rachel: I will be recommending you and your team to anyone I know who plans a trip to Paris. I will always cherish the memories of the hours we spent together.

    George Hirthler

  • With Rachel, we ate our way around Paris, starting in Les Halles, ‘the belly of Paris’, on the “Foodie Tour”. The tour incorporated a stop at the beautiful church St. Eustache, to see the mural expressing the historic exodus of the food sellers from this area of Paris. Our food experience continued with chocolate, eclair, bread, wine, tea, cheese and many other tasty stops along the way. Snacking your way around Paris with an experienced guide is definitely the way to go!  We hope to be back and enjoy more of this fabulous city with our friends at French Links!

    Angela Peterman

  • Rachel, fantastic trip! Your guides and driver were simply outstanding. We had an amazing time. Thank you to you and your team for making our trip in Tuscany so memorable. We look forward to doing it again with your organization soon.

    Steve Lister

  • Thank you for all of your help with our trip to Paris. Everything was fantastic and Jill had a trip of a life time. The guides and the restaurants were fantastic. We are already talking about our next trip. Thank you again for a great trip and I hope to be talking to you again soon!!

    Dan & Jill Wagner

  • We just returned from a fabulous 8-day trip to France! Rachel, with French Links Tours, expertly handled everything for us. We visited Normandy, the Loire Valley, and Paris. Our accommodations, transportation, and meals were just what we asked for. All of our guides were very knowledgable and personable. We especially enjoyed our time with Steve in Normandy and the Loire Valley. All of this made our trip hassle free, educational, and enjoyable. This service made all the difference for us in our trip.

    Todd and Jennifer, Provo, Utah, United States

Client Accolades

The guide was so knowledgeable and friendly. Students and chaperones alike learned so much in the short time we were in Paris. We saw all the major sites and had a great time exploring French culture through a cooking class and a dinner cruise. Even though we had a full itinerary we managed to have some time to do a little exploring on our own. Sylvie made sure we didn’t miss a thing!

Rachel Gaetano, M.Ed. 
Rancho Solano Preparatory School


THANK YOU! What a wonderful experience. The perfect itinerary with everything we wanted and more. Great recommendations across the board. This is the WAY to travel! Rachel was wonderful – answered every question, helped in every aspect of planning and truly made our trip one to remember. No stone was left unturned. Thank you and your team for taking the time to ensure we had the very best. We are already talking about the next trip. Thanks again, and anyone looking to travel in style, explore all an area has to offer and have an experience of a lifetime – call French Links Tours.

Ashley Tipton Farrell


I want to give a shout out to Rachel Kaplan and her staff at French Links Tours for helping us plan our outstanding trip to Europe. She did an excellent job of coordinating our hotels, transportation, tours, shopping and restaurants. Every detail of our trip was organized and because of her expertise, we were able to cover a lot of ground in a relatively short amount of time. She was a delight to work with and I would recommend her company to assist anyone planning a trip to Europe. Check out her website

Mary Catherine Hudson Davis


 My children and I have great great memories from our trip in 2014 and the great service your people gave us. I don’t know when our next trip to Europe will be, but we will let you know. Choosing your service is a no-brainer.

Diego Alcocer Salcido, Mexico D.F.


Patrick and I want to thank you both for putting together such a wonderful before and after trip together for us. It was, however, the nail in the coffin for Rice Design Alliance! Although Rice offers nice architectural experiences, we much prefer the intimacy of the trips you put together for us and that is how we plan to travel from here on out. Thank you again for another wonderful vacation!

Blaine and Patrick, Houston, Texas


I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate the enlightenment you provided on my trip to Paris. The services and insights you provided exceeded my expectations and provided the foundation of research I was hoping for. Thanks so much for everything you did for me–and for overextending to ensure I gained as much benefit as possible. Rachel: I will be recommending you and your team to anyone I know who plans a trip to Paris. I will always cherish the memories of the hours we spent together.

George Hirthler (2011)


With Rachel, we ate our way around Paris, starting in Les Halles, ‘the belly of Paris’, on the “Foodie Tour”. The tour incorporated a stop at the beautiful church St. Eustache, to see the mural expressing the historic exodus of the food sellers from this area of Paris. Our food experience continued with chocolate, eclair, bread, wine, tea, cheese and many other tasty stops along the way. Snacking your way around Paris with an experienced guide is definitely the way to go!  We hope to be back and enjoy more of this fabulous city with our friends at French Links!

Angela Peterman (2014)


Rachel, fantastic trip! Your guides and driver were simply outstanding. We had an amazing time. Thank you to you and your team for making our trip in Tuscany so memorable. We look forward to doing it again with your organization soon.

Steve Lister


Thank you for all of your help with our trip to Paris. Everything was fantastic and Jill had a trip of a life time. The guides and the restaurants were fantastic. We are already talking about our next trip. Thank you again for a great trip and I hope to be talking to you again soon!!

Dan & Jill Wagner


We just returned from a fabulous 8-day trip to France! Rachel, with French Links Tours, expertly handled everything for us. We visited Normandy, the Loire Valley, and Paris. Our accommodations, transportation, and meals were just what we asked for. All of our guides were very knowledgable and personable. We especially enjoyed our time with Steve in Normandy and the Loire Valley. All of this made our trip hassle free, educational, and enjoyable. This service made all the difference for us in our trip.

Todd and Jennifer, Provo, Utah, United States


Our family recently took a full day tour in Paris with French Links Tours. Thank you for the fabulous time! Rachel was knowledgable, energetic and responsive to our every need. Rachel took time in advance to identify our individual interests and designed a tour tailored specifically for us. Our tour not only covered all of the major sites, but Rachel also took us to out of the way markets and cafes that enabled us to experience the richness of French life and culture. Rachel has a deep knowledge of French history, literature, politics, culture and geography that she ably emparted on a variety of levels to both the children and adults in our party. We learned and experienced more in one day than we have encountered in week long trips. Thank you Rachel and way to go French Links.

The Richardson Family, Tinley Park, Illinois


Thank you for all your “perfectionist level” arrangements, planning, guiding and anything I’ve left out! We’ve had a week worth of splendid adventures; and your sparkling, intellectual, down-to-earth personality and versatile talents made it spectacular and memorable and never to be forgotten.

Deborah Schneider, Minneapolis, Minnesota


Rachel Kaplan of French Links, Inc. is a walking, talking machine on the history of Paris and those out of the way personal and intimate museums or places that make a trip like this so memorable . . . She is one of a kind, a great negotiator for purchasing antiques, finding a place to eat, the best foods, the best place to stay, and the best services. She spared no amount of time and effort to give us a first class and the best tour possibly available.

Charles K. McPherson, Chief Executive Officer, McPherson Oil Products, Birmingham, Alabama


Rachel Kaplan’s presence really made Paris for us. We would have been lost on our own, while she made sure we saw all the important sites. And was a most congenial companion besides.

Marjorie C. Dyer, Vero Beach, Florida


French Links Tours is run by a perfectionist.

Mrs. Meryl Tisch, New York City


The guide was so knowledgeable and friendly. Students and chaperones alike learned so much in the short time we were in Paris. We saw all the major sites and had a great time exploring French culture through a cooking class and a dinner cruise. Even though we had a full itinerary we managed to have some time to do a little exploring on our own. Sylvie made sure we didn’t miss a thing!

Rachel Gaetano, M.Ed. 
Rancho Solano Preparatory School


THANK YOU! What a wonderful experience. The perfect itinerary with everything we wanted and more. Great recommendations across the board. This is the WAY to travel! Rachel was wonderful – answered every question, helped in every aspect of planning and truly made our trip one to remember. No stone was left unturned. Thank you and your team for taking the time to ensure we had the very best. We are already talking about the next trip. Thanks again, and anyone looking to travel in style, explore all an area has to offer and have an experience of a lifetime – call French Links Tours.

Ashley Tipton Farrell


I want to give a shout out to Rachel Kaplan and her staff at French Links Tours for helping us plan our outstanding trip to Europe. She did an excellent job of coordinating our hotels, transportation, tours, shopping and restaurants. Every detail of our trip was organized and because of her expertise, we were able to cover a lot of ground in a relatively short amount of time. She was a delight to work with and I would recommend her company to assist anyone planning a trip to Europe. Check out her website

Mary Catherine Hudson Davis


 My children and I have great great memories from our trip in 2014 and the great service your people gave us. I don’t know when our next trip to Europe will be, but we will let you know. Choosing your service is a no-brainer.

Diego Alcocer Salcido, Mexico D.F.


Patrick and I want to thank you both for putting together such a wonderful before and after trip together for us. It was, however, the nail in the coffin for Rice Design Alliance! Although Rice offers nice architectural experiences, we much prefer the intimacy of the trips you put together for us and that is how we plan to travel from here on out. Thank you again for another wonderful vacation!

Blaine and Patrick, Houston, Texas


I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate the enlightenment you provided on my trip to Paris. The services and insights you provided exceeded my expectations and provided the foundation of research I was hoping for. Thanks so much for everything you did for me–and for overextending to ensure I gained as much benefit as possible. Rachel: I will be recommending you and your team to anyone I know who plans a trip to Paris. I will always cherish the memories of the hours we spent together.

George Hirthler (2011)


With Rachel, we ate our way around Paris, starting in Les Halles, ‘the belly of Paris’, on the “Foodie Tour”. The tour incorporated a stop at the beautiful church St. Eustache, to see the mural expressing the historic exodus of the food sellers from this area of Paris. Our food experience continued with chocolate, eclair, bread, wine, tea, cheese and many other tasty stops along the way. Snacking your way around Paris with an experienced guide is definitely the way to go!  We hope to be back and enjoy more of this fabulous city with our friends at French Links!

Angela Peterman (2014)


Rachel, fantastic trip! Your guides and driver were simply outstanding. We had an amazing time. Thank you to you and your team for making our trip in Tuscany so memorable. We look forward to doing it again with your organization soon.

Steve Lister


Thank you for all of your help with our trip to Paris. Everything was fantastic and Jill had a trip of a life time. The guides and the restaurants were fantastic. We are already talking about our next trip. Thank you again for a great trip and I hope to be talking to you again soon!!

Dan & Jill Wagner


We just returned from a fabulous 8-day trip to France! Rachel, with French Links Tours, expertly handled everything for us. We visited Normandy, the Loire Valley, and Paris. Our accommodations, transportation, and meals were just what we asked for. All of our guides were very knowledgable and personable. We especially enjoyed our time with Steve in Normandy and the Loire Valley. All of this made our trip hassle free, educational, and enjoyable. This service made all the difference for us in our trip.

Todd and Jennifer, Provo, Utah, United States


Our family recently took a full day tour in Paris with French Links Tours. Thank you for the fabulous time! Rachel was knowledgable, energetic and responsive to our every need. Rachel took time in advance to identify our individual interests and designed a tour tailored specifically for us. Our tour not only covered all of the major sites, but Rachel also took us to out of the way markets and cafes that enabled us to experience the richness of French life and culture. Rachel has a deep knowledge of French history, literature, politics, culture and geography that she ably emparted on a variety of levels to both the children and adults in our party. We learned and experienced more in one day than we have encountered in week long trips. Thank you Rachel and way to go French Links.

The Richardson Family, Tinley Park, Illinois


Thank you for all your “perfectionist level” arrangements, planning, guiding and anything I’ve left out! We’ve had a week worth of splendid adventures; and your sparkling, intellectual, down-to-earth personality and versatile talents made it spectacular and memorable and never to be forgotten.

Deborah Schneider, Minneapolis, Minnesota


Rachel Kaplan of French Links, Inc. is a walking, talking machine on the history of Paris and those out of the way personal and intimate museums or places that make a trip like this so memorable . . . She is one of a kind, a great negotiator for purchasing antiques, finding a place to eat, the best foods, the best place to stay, and the best services. She spared no amount of time and effort to give us a first class and the best tour possibly available.

Charles K. McPherson, Chief Executive Officer, McPherson Oil Products, Birmingham, Alabama


Rachel Kaplan’s presence really made Paris for us. We would have been lost on our own, while she made sure we saw all the important sites. And was a most congenial companion besides.

Marjorie C. Dyer, Vero Beach, Florida


French Links Tours is run by a perfectionist.

Mrs. Meryl Tisch, New York City


Media Accolades

Avenue Magazine
If designer fashion is your passion, you can uncover a glittering treasure of hidden Parisian pleasures by tapping the highly cultivated resources of former New Yorker Rachel Kaplan. Ten years as a Paris resident, combined with knowledge and curiosity about the French, has given her a unique perspective on the city.


France On Your Own
Rachel Kaplan knows where, when and how to find the best quality for the best price.


The Jewish Chronicle, London
Custom-tailoring (with minibus, sight-seeing, lunch and negotiations in fluent French) are Kaplan’s forte, and make her trips a novel idea for a trousseau-gathering hen party or other shopping excursion.


National Geographic Traveler
Shopping veteran Rachel Kaplan offers several cultural tours of the fashion capital. Her personal shopping service includes admission to a fashion show and tours of stores such as Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Emmanuel Ungaro and more.


CNN
Kaplan, admittedly a big thinker, sees her job as much more than a nice way to make a living – she embraces it as a learning experience, and a chance to crash down walls and promote world peace.


Sandra Gustafson’s Great Sleeps In Paris
Rachel Kaplan never stops developing and perfecting her personalized tours of Paris. Whatever your needs, interests or requirements, Rachel will be up to the challenge. A day spent with her will reveal the hidden treasures of this sophisticated city, whether it be on one of her tours covering Paris Gardens, Literary Paris, Children’s Paris, Jewish Paris, Discount/Upscale Shopping (including tickets to fashion shows), or Women’s History of Paris – just to mention a few. In addition to her tours, she is a recognized authority on the little-known museums in and around Paris and has written a book on the subject. If you need help with transportation, finding a gym to work off those buttery croissants, planning for a handicapped person, or purchasing advance tickets, Rachel is the person to call.


France Magazine
Whatever your interests and passions might be, the tour guides at French Links do their level best to fulfill them.


Travel & Leisure
A tour guide can make or break a vacation, which explains why Rachel Kaplan is so sought-after. An inspired leader for Butterfield & Robinson’s Paris Walks program, Kaplan is the author of the best-selling guide Little-Known Museums In and Around Paris.


British Airways-Business Life
For those whose French is less than immaculate, French Links keeps track of all the newest and latest, from events, exhibitions and happenings to restaurants.


Paris Notes
You are the boss, with French Links Tours arranging all or just parts of your visit.


Alliance Française
Kaplan is a quirky and fascinating guide – essential for the visitor to Paris.


Gayot’s The Best of Paris
Tell Rachel your interests, and she will compose a personalized tour of cultural sites, the newest restaurants, or the smartest shops.


Avenue Magazine
If designer fashion is your passion, you can uncover a glittering treasure of hidden Parisian pleasures by tapping the highly cultivated resources of former New Yorker Rachel Kaplan. Ten years as a Paris resident, combined with knowledge and curiosity about the French, has given her a unique perspective on the city.


France On Your Own
Rachel Kaplan knows where, when and how to find the best quality for the best price.


The Jewish Chronicle, London
Custom-tailoring (with minibus, sight-seeing, lunch and negotiations in fluent French) are Kaplan’s forte, and make her trips a novel idea for a trousseau-gathering hen party or other shopping excursion.


National Geographic Traveler
Shopping veteran Rachel Kaplan offers several cultural tours of the fashion capital. Her personal shopping service includes admission to a fashion show and tours of stores such as Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Emmanuel Ungaro and more.


CNN
Kaplan, admittedly a big thinker, sees her job as much more than a nice way to make a living – she embraces it as a learning experience, and a chance to crash down walls and promote world peace.


Sandra Gustafson’s Great Sleeps In Paris
Rachel Kaplan never stops developing and perfecting her personalized tours of Paris. Whatever your needs, interests or requirements, Rachel will be up to the challenge. A day spent with her will reveal the hidden treasures of this sophisticated city, whether it be on one of her tours covering Paris Gardens, Literary Paris, Children’s Paris, Jewish Paris, Discount/Upscale Shopping (including tickets to fashion shows), or Women’s History of Paris – just to mention a few. In addition to her tours, she is a recognized authority on the little-known museums in and around Paris and has written a book on the subject. If you need help with transportation, finding a gym to work off those buttery croissants, planning for a handicapped person, or purchasing advance tickets, Rachel is the person to call.


France Magazine
Whatever your interests and passions might be, the tour guides at French Links do their level best to fulfill them.


Travel & Leisure
A tour guide can make or break a vacation, which explains why Rachel Kaplan is so sought-after. An inspired leader for Butterfield & Robinson’s Paris Walks program, Kaplan is the author of the best-selling guide Little-Known Museums In and Around Paris.


British Airways-Business Life
For those whose French is less than immaculate, French Links keeps track of all the newest and latest, from events, exhibitions and happenings to restaurants.


Paris Notes
You are the boss, with French Links Tours arranging all or just parts of your visit.


Alliance Française
Kaplan is a quirky and fascinating guide – essential for the visitor to Paris.


Gayot’s The Best of Paris
Tell Rachel your interests, and she will compose a personalized tour of cultural sites, the newest restaurants, or the smartest shops.