Karen Rudel

Born and raised in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Karen grew up with the aspiration to be a comedian, a musician, or both… She groomed these crafts from a young age by making everyone around her laugh and beginning a lifetime romance with the flute at the age of 9. She went on to study drama at Temple University in Philadelphia and played in a series of bands.

From the age of 30 until she got married, Karen was back and forth between Paris and Philadelphia, working on musical projects and touring (including being the flautist and singer in a Reggae band in Paris). One day her parents came to visit her and Karen, having learned a lot about Paris, was showing them around when her mother exclaimed, “Karen, you would make a great tour guide!”

That was the light bulb moment, and as the French say, voila!

Paris has been Karen’s stomping ground for more than 18 years, and her company is in a unique position to give you the historical background and underground cultural scoops that most walking tours leave out.



FROM OUR PARIS BLOG

by Emily Dilling

Best of French Regional Cuisine in Paris

In this blog, Emily treats us to some of the best spots to find French Regional Cuisine in Paris! You can find traditional plats from all around the Country in Paris even though some say the cuisine is dying out. We don’t think so, which is why we have created this list to help you discover the best of the best!


by Jacqueline Stewart

Paris Happenings in March 2019

See whats on this March! From Saint Patrick’s day to the endless possibility of exhibitions in Paris to your newest must-read book, we’ve got you covered!


by Jacqueline Stewart

Soul Food Atelier with Chef Jennifer Booker

We are excited to host Chef Jennifer Booker from the Maison Noire Américaine (Soul Food Atelier) on March 16, 2019, as she leads a day-long atelier on American Soul Food Cooking! If Soul food is your passion or if you have always wanted to learn this style of cooking, then be sure to register for this one time course full of inspiration, flavor, and fun with our guest Chef!


Sommeliers & Tour Guides blogger karen, team 2017