About Us

Our passion is simple: to share with our patrons the flavors of the Paris we know and
love—the family-run food shops, the off-the-beaten-track gems of daily Paris life, and the ʻin the knowʼ artisanal offerings that we’ve discovered, one at a time.

Flavors of Paris is not just about new taste sensations—itʼs about the unforgettable theatre of the French love of food, as the Parisians themselves live it, and as they weigh the dayʼs pleasures of the table. 

About Lisa

Launching Flavors of Paris was an easy choice for the founder, Lisa Rankin because the company combines all of Lisa’s passions . . . her love of Paris, French culture, and great food and wine.

Lisa Rankin is an artist at heart. Food for Lisa is more than sustenance, it is a form of artistic creation, of pleasure, a way to share and socialize, and discover other cultures.

Ever since she was a little tyke in Canada, Lisa has had a passion for Paris, and all things Parisian. Maybe it began with the Madeleine books that she read when she was little and was captivated by the stories and the drawings.

So, in 2011, she decided to live her dream. She uprooted from Toronto, Ontario and started a food tour company and blog called Flavors of Paris so she could share her passions for food, culture, art, and the city of Paris. Since the inception of Flavors of Paris, it has become a multiple-award winning company, sharing local, Parisian tastes and experiences with thousands of clients from around the globe.

Watch "No Ordinary Woman" episode with Lisa Rankin 

LISA RANKIN (OWNER AND GUIDE)

LISA RANKIN (OWNER AND GUIDE)


Flavors of Paris: An Off the Eaten Path Taste Experience by Lisa Rankin - Sep 2, 2015   Paris is a city of neighbourhoods, each with its own distinct flavour. The beautiful thing about walking these neighbourhoods in the City of Light is the discovery; taking a turn off the main thoroughfare, meandering down the little side streets and unearthing a glimpse of life as it’s lived by the Parisians.  Flavors of Paris provides a service to tourists who visit the French capital with an informed, informal visit, led by an English-speaking guide to the patisseries, charcuteries, and chocolatiers where the locals buy their breads and desserts, their meats, and their chocolates...

Flavors of Paris: An Off the Eaten Path Taste Experience
by Lisa Rankin - Sep 2, 2015

Paris is a city of neighbourhoods, each with its own distinct flavour. The beautiful thing about walking these neighbourhoods in the City of Light is the discovery; taking a turn off the main thoroughfare, meandering down the little side streets and unearthing a glimpse of life as it’s lived by the Parisians.

Flavors of Paris provides a service to tourists who visit the French capital with an informed, informal visit, led by an English-speaking guide to the patisseries, charcuteries, and chocolatiers where the locals buy their breads and desserts, their meats, and their chocolates...

 
Paris: 10 Locals Tell You Where to Go, What to Eat, and How to Fit In    by Gigi Griffis - Paperback – August 30, 2014   Ever wish you had a best friend in Paris? Someone to show you the ropes? Wish granted. Meet your new Parisian best friends: 10 real people who live, work, eat, love, and adventure in and around Paris. In this lovely little book, they’ll give you: • Addresses for some the best tasting and least touristed restaurants in Paris • Lists of must-try dishes and wines • Suggestions for unique and interesting day trips outside the city • Tips for how to make friends, avoid rip-offs and pick-pockets, and fit in with the local culture. • And so much more It’s time to experience authentic, local Paris—through the eyes of those who have lived there for years.

Paris: 10 Locals Tell You Where to Go, What to Eat, and How to Fit In by Gigi Griffis - Paperback – August 30, 2014

Ever wish you had a best friend in Paris? Someone to show you the ropes? Wish granted. Meet your new Parisian best friends: 10 real people who live, work, eat, love, and adventure in and around Paris. In this lovely little book, they’ll give you: • Addresses for some the best tasting and least touristed restaurants in Paris • Lists of must-try dishes and wines • Suggestions for unique and interesting day trips outside the city • Tips for how to make friends, avoid rip-offs and pick-pockets, and fit in with the local culture. • And so much more It’s time to experience authentic, local Paris—through the eyes of those who have lived there for years.


Camilla Radford - Furman - Guide and Wine Expert.

Camilla worked for the largest wine distributor in the United States, in California for 12 years, in the on-sale market, consulting and selling wines to hotels and restaurants.

She has an extensive background in tasting, pairing and promoting wines, so, when she moved to France, it was a wonderful opportunity to use her wine knowledge to help the expat community and also her English teaching skills to her new French friends.

It is now her joy guide tasting tours and to help people discover the wine France by expanding their wine knowledge by teaching them how to buy and enjoy French wines.

CAMILLA RADFORD - FURMAN (WINE EXPERT AND GUIDE )

CAMILLA RADFORD - FURMAN (WINE EXPERT AND GUIDE)


Thierry Collegia  - History Walks Guide

Thierry Collegia - History Walks Guide

Thierry Collegia - History Walks Guide

Thierry’s love for History was sparked by his Corsican Grandfather, a war Veteran and Knight of the Legion of Honor. As early as elementary school, History was Thierry’s favorite subject.

His purpose is to share his passion in a way that is entertaining and easy to understand. Having spent 17 years in the US and the UK gives Thierry the hindsight to approach historical events with different perspectives, along with a knowledge drawn from years of attending history talks, courses, tours and reading hundreds of books.

Thierry’s favorite period is the late 1700’s: the French Revolution, Napoleon, and the US Founding Fathers. Times when a few brave men, moved by their conviction in a greater cause, changed the course of history.

As American historian David McCullough said:

“History is not about statistics… It’s about people, human beings. We have to put ourselves in their shoes to know what their life was like, the hardships and adversities they faced that we don’t have to think about and that we owe to them.”

In 2019 Thierry has received 3 accreditations from Tourism Academy in partnership with Paris Airports: Excellency of Service; Welcoming European Travelers; Welcoming Travelers from Asia.