Homestay testimonials

“Lydie is the epitome of a loving and caring host. We were so lucky to find her. The place is absolutely beautiful, secure neighbourhood, close to bus and metro, highly recommended.”

Roshan, Bangalore, IndiaJune 2017

“Lydie is a wonderful host, and her home was the perfect place to stay for two weeks of solo traveling in Paris. The room is exactly as Lydie describes, lovely and authentic, and it was great to come home to a clean, comfortable space at the end of every day. The neighborhood is extremely safe, and everything is within reach (e.g., the metro, grocery stores, cafes). Among the best aspects of this space is Lydie herself. She made me feel right at home. BONUS: Not only is she very familiar with Paris (so ask her for recommendations!), but she is also an avid traveler herself. If you’re looking for someone to share your day/thoughts/reflections with, she’s a pleasure to talk to 🙂 ”

Laura, New York, USAJuly 2016

“Staying with Lydie was a remarkable and memorable experience. From the moment I walked in the door, I felt welcomed and very at ease in her home. Lydie respects her guests privacy but is always willing to help in any way she can. With Lydie, you get everything her profile offers: she is a totally genuine and thoughtful host. I recommend her 100%. The neighbourhood has great ammenities and the people are helpful and friendly.”

Oksana, Toronto, CanadaAugust 2015

“This is definitely the perfect experience for my journey in Paris. Having the nice conversation with Lydie was amazing. She is absolutely nice and chic french lady. The room is exactly as the photo shows and she will offer everything you will need, like hair drier, umbrella, traveling books, towels, even for some welcome cookies. She is the most sweetest person. And the apartment’s location is also fantastic, you will have the metro line 3 within 3 minutes walk and it will get you anywhere you want and also there is an organic supermarket just downstair the apartment, quite convenient. I will definitely book again next time when I come back to Paris! ”

Xin, Beijing, ChinaSeptember 2016

“Lydie is an exceptional host and made us very welcome. This is our second stay with Lydie and once again she made us feel at home in her lovely appartement. Thank you :)”

Adrian, SwitzerlandAugust 2018

“Lydie was an exceptional host and her home was a wonderful place to spend time. Her apartment is right next to a very easily accessible metro and the neighborhood is interesting and nice. Lydie was very good at recommending good places to go and making sure that one is comfortable and happy. I stayed for almost a month and grew to love the space! ”

Alexander, Austin, Texas, USAJune 2018

“Lydie is an amazing host! She helped us since the beginning, she gave us very specific indications and recommended many places to go. She is such a sweet and interesting person and no doubt the best host I have ever found in homestaying.”

Daniela & Guido, Bogota, ColumbiaJune 2015

“We enjoyed our stay with Lydie very much. Instructions to find her address in Paris were clear and easy to follow, and much appreciated. We thought Gambetta was a charming suburb, with Metro connection to the city close by. Lydie was very helpful in Introducing us to local features, transport, gardens and specialty shops, which helped to make our stay enjoyable and stress free. Our accommodation was very neat and clean, and we had access to kitchen facilities. We loved staying with Lydie. ”

Helen, Baranduda, AustraliaMay 2015

“Lydie was extremely welcoming from the get go – even when I got flustered with the code into her apartment! Her apartment is just as lovely as it looks in the pictures. The bedroom was bright and spacious with the comfiest beds and pillows. She really makes you feel at home. The area surrounding her apartment gives you a fantastic taste of Paris as it’s away from the super touristy area and Lydie was really helpful with recommendations of places in the neighbourhood. I’d highly recommend a stay with Lydie’s for anyone who wants to see a more authentic Paris :)”

Ellie, Dublin, Ireland May 2015

“Lydie is an excellent host, very friendly and nice. She is also very helpful, organised and diligent and works hard to make ones stay very pleasant. Her flat has a good atmosphere and the neighbourhood feels safe, and convenient with the metro, a supermarket, restaurants, and cafes close by. Lydie’s flat is clean, and quiet and the bed is very comfortable. Also the kitchen, living room, bedroom and shower are excellent. I really enjoyed my stay and I would recommend anyone to stay with Lydie, because she is a lovely person and her flat has everything one could ask for. ”

Nathaniel, London, UKApril 2015

“This was my first homestay experience and I’m enthusiastic. Lydie’s home was very pretty and perfectly clean (all the equipment was new and clean) and at the same time Lydie has been a perfect host, very kind and very helpful! Lydia speaks excellent perfect Italian. The location is very convenient with all kind of transport possibilities. I can’t recommend Lydie’s apartment highly enough and would be very happy to stay with her again next time I visit Paris.”

Teresa, Rüschlikon, SwitzerlandJanuary 2015

“This was certainly one of the best homestay experiences I ever had. Not only that Lydie’s flat was in the perfect location for me, very pretty and immaculately clean! What happened is that I found a new friend. Lydie showed me around her neighbourhood, proofed to be a perfect hostess and guide to the city. She has innumerable tips on hand for her visitors hand has great taste. I really loved my stay in Paris and will surely be back and stay at Lydie’s. Highly recommended for those who would like to have an authentic experience of Paris – off the beaten track.”

Susanne, Graz, AustriaNovember 2014

“I will definitely visit Lydie’s place again! Paris was great and Lydie is a wonderful host! I was super happy and very lucky to stay at her place, Lydie was very kind and very helpful. I felt very much at home! The location is very convenient with all kind of transport possibilities”

Safia, Berlin, GermanyOctober 2014

Discovering Paris & Cultural immersion

“Wow. Lydie. Was. Awesome. Can’t say enough how happy we were with this outdoor market experience. It’s the first time we have booked one and we were not sure what to expect. I am so happy we did. It was the highlight of our trip. Lydie was like an old friend that we hadn’t seen in awhile. And that was just after the first 5 minutes. She showed so much patience with the kids and made it fun for all of us. I will never forget the picnic in a hidden urban park with my normally quiet and preoccupied teenagers ignoring their phones to taste and discuss the differences between Trappe Echourgnac and Vieux Comté 24 mois d’affinage cheeses. This was what I hoped to find on our family trip to Paris and thanks to Lydie we did.”

Blake, USAAugust 2015

“When we were sorting through our pictures from the trip, we both agreed that the market tour with Lydie was the best part of our whole trip! We really had a great time. Aga particularly loves getting the local advice. We went back to one of the restaurants she suggested. It was our favourite restaurant in paris, we went back twice. We are so grateful to Lydie for making it so special. I recommend her trip to everyone. Lydie is not only offering a food tour, she is offering memories and that’s very special. Also, the food was wonderful.”

Danielle Johnson, UK April 2014

“Lydie was beyond exceptional! She is the ultimate host for Paris. She’s incredibly kind and generous, very knowledgeable of this amazing city, and really takes pride in researching the very best experience for her clients. My trip would not have been the same without Lydie’s expert guidance and assistance!! If you are going to be in Paris for any length of time, booking time with Lydie is mandatory!”

Doug, USAAugust 2015

Holistic life coaching

“Lydie helped me a lot. The session with her released me from a lot of stress. She organized my thoughts and what I really wanted to say, even the part of my thoughts that I didn’t notice.”

Rie, Hokkaido, JapanOctober 2018

“Lydie provided a complete atmosphere of trust and comfort. After the session, I feel that it can be possible to change my perspective about myself. I’m focusing a little more daily letting go of stress. Lydie showed compassion, patience and understanding. Because of these qualities it helped me share personal feelings without fear of being judged. Lydie stayed positive and caring which helped me be able to express memories that are normally ignored. Lydie is a very compassionate person and offers much positive energy.”

William, Texas, USANovember 2018

“Lydie’s coaching helped me a lot. I like her calm voice, and peaceful attitude, gentle way of explaining things to me, and her not judging me when I say something out of my mind. During the sessions, I gain more clarity about my life and purpose. Regarding my limitations, Lydie helped me identity their roots, and know how to deal with them. Also, this session really changed my mind about the ways of doing or achieving things. The homework she gives me is also really useful, as I can practice changes every day and see real progress take place in my life.”

Ella, Beijing, ChinaNovember 2018

“I found that Lydie asked the right questions to understand my personality and that her approach was sincere and compassionate.”

Thomas, Paris, FranceDecember 2018

“Lydie managed to put me at ease immediately. A benevolent voice, gentleness in the eyes, it was impossible for me to feel judged and therefore uncomfortable! I found this new approach for me constructive. Lydie very well led the coaching session. Following this hour with Lydie, some “good resolutions” are taking place in my daily life because they now seem feasible to me.”

Catherine, Nancy, FranceOctober 2018

I am really happy with this session. I know that I will take many benefits from it. Lydie created a serene and safe environment from the very beginning. I felt at ease right away and Lydie succeed to make me express things that I didn’t think I would talk about during this session. I felt that she was actively listening, with care and with the will to help me find in me my answers. I just would like to thank her for her kindness, care and for creating this safe space. 

Sophie, Paris, FranceJune 2015

Trusted support in Paris

“To apply to a residence permit for France, I had to submit a lot of documents to the French administration, and I asked Lydie for her support. Since she has herself lived in various countries, she knows how to adjust to your particular needs. She gave me sound pieces of advice, and provided a professional, efficient and seamless service. I am grateful to her for helping me through the process.”

Reiko N.Photographer, Paris, France

“The linguistic quality of a thesis is as important as the subject studied. Lydie took care of proofreading and correcting my thesis and for this, she mobilized all her linguistic skills. I did very well with my doctoral studies in Paris, which is not easy for a Brazilian researcher, not acquainted with the French academic culture. So I also owe to Lydie my doctorate at the University Paris V – Sorbonne and the ‘very honorable with honors’ evaluation.”

Ione Valle RibeiroProfessor of Sociology of Education, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

“As part of the presentation of my research, Lydie helped me prepare my presentation to a group at a French University. She has not only improved the form (correction of French), but she also worked with me on the content. I think the result would not have been as compelling without her help.”

Chisato S.Research student, Economics and Human Resources Management, University of Gakushuin, Tokyo, Japan

“Lydie reviewed my University Master Thesis in Arts. She not only corrected the grammar, but also the style. She has great knowledge about art, and I could rely entirely on her.  She helped me until the very last day, when I had to submit my thesis, and I sincerely thank her for that. The fact that Lydie was there to help me was a great support to finish my thesis. Thank you very much Lydie!”

Reiko,student of Master of Arts, University of Paris 8, France

“I asked an acquaintance to put me in touch with someone who could proof read my PhD thesis and Lydie was recommended to me. She not only corrected all errors in French, but she also raised some very pertinent questions about the content and I am grateful for it. In addition, the timing was very short, but Lydie is a professional who knows how to work quickly and meet tight deadlines. I think you’ll enjoy working with Lydie on all your content in French.”

Takashi SeoPhD, University of Paris-Sorbonne, France