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Guillaume Le Roux

Guillaume Le Roux, guide in Paris, visit of the tourist districtsInterview with a passionate person. Guillaume Le Roux loves Paris, its history, its neighborhoods, its good restaurants. He likes to share his good addresses, either during the tours he leads or in the pages of the guide Le Bon Plan Restos.

Learn more about the guided tours and private tours in Paris he offers on ExploreParis.com.

Hello Guillaume, you created the websites 716lavie.com and levraiparis.com, how did you become a guide?

I was working in the media when I wanted to create my own content. I felt I had the skills to find differentiated, quality information. And I have always been interested in transmitting "good things", in playing a role of passer-by. So I created 716lavie.com, a site where I could share my discoveries and recommendations of good restaurants with a warm welcome, travel and independent music. At the same time, I started working as a guide, first for a company, then on my own when I created levraiparis.com.

Tell us about your collaboration with ExploreParis.com. What did the platform bring you?

The ExploreParis.com team contacted me when I had just created the "Barbès Gourmand" tour (culinary and historical discovery of the Goutte d'Or neighborhood), as part of the Delicious Paris event organized by the Paris City Council to promote Parisian gastronomy.

Our collaboration has continued and we have since become intimate partners if I may say so! It is a pleasure and an honor to work with an institution whose guiding principle is very noble (to promote territories through the richness of their inhabitants and their know-how), and whose team is attached to the values it defends. This creates the conditions for a rich and honest exchange.

You also set up video conferences during the 1st lockdown. How did you come up with the idea?

Guillaume Le Roux - local guide in ParisDuring the first lockdown, I quickly felt that I had to react and I imagined video-conferences. I realized that my colleagues from Fresh Street Art Tour had made good progress on the subject on their side as well, we exchanged ideas and I started. The physical and virtual offers do not cannibalize each other, they really complement each other. In fact, many of the participants in my videoconferences have already taken my guided tours and have told me that they have enjoyed both formats. They learn each time, because you don't look at the same things on the street and on a screen. I'm also a big movie buff, and I enjoy looking for movie and TV clips, photos, maps and diagrams to illustrate my virtual tours.

Do you have a favorite visit? An anecdote to share?

I don't have a favorite tour because I designed them all out of desire, not because I was asked to. So I love them all, each in its own way, and having several means I never get bored.

What good addresses do you recommend?

I have many "good addresses" to recommend, including all those in Bon Plan Restos, the pocket guide to restaurants in Paris (see below) that I published in early 2020 and reissued in 2023.

Thank you very much Guillaume!

You like nice restaurants in Paris? Le Bon Plan Restos Paris is made for you! Guillaume Le Roux has concocted for the gourmets eager for street food, addresses of bouis-bouis and small restaurants that do not look expensive and where you can enjoy, a good plan in the literal sense: a map of restaurants in Paris.

Bon plans restaurant in Paris (French book)Do you like nice restaurant addresses in Paris? Le Bon Plan Restos Paris is for you! Guillaume Le Roux has concocted a literal bon plan for gourmets eager for street food, bouis-bouis addresses and those little restaurants that don't break the bank, but where you're sure to enjoy yourself: a map of restaurants in Paris.

Order Guillaume Le Roux's Bon Plan Restos guide on 716lavie.com (¤10 - limited edition) and follow his guide activity on levraiparis.com.

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