About

TheWaysBeyond is an online concept-store of cultural activities for the contemporary traveler. We carefully handpick activities about heritage, art, design, fashion and gastronomy to offer you exactly what makes Paris, Paris. You—the “contemporary traveler”—are curious and independent, know what “traveling” means and await something more than just another banal tour of Montmartre. You abandoned the traditional tour guides with their red flags a long time ago in order to give your curiosity free rein, yet you may sometimes still feel the need of an extra touch of soul to your wanderings. And that’s where TheWaysBeyond comes in!

Nikki and Frederic created TheWaysBeyond. We both arrived in Paris years ago –Nikki from Beijing and Frederic from Brussels– and have never considered leaving since then – Paris is now our city! With time, we have become local enough to be Parisians, yet remained curious enough to keep a tourist-eye on our town.

We have been fascinated by Paris since our first day and never cease to be amazed by what makes the city beautiful and inspiring: her evolving heritage, timeless elegance, secret charms, taste for freedom, and her exquisite art of living, of seeing, of creating. And we have had one desire—to share our best picks and addresses with travelers who are as curious as we are to really discover our city and take the time for exchange.

Our values

It does not matter who you are or where you are from, Culture connects us all.  Whichever boundary life might bring onto our paths, Culture remains a place for exchange and dialogue, which TheWaysBeyond want to re-humanise.  The inspiration taken from an art piece, a book, a music or a fragrance goes beyond language and age; it is a strength that you might never forget and that might change your life.

In this fast-paced society, TheWaysBeyond wants to fill the need for cultural exchange and encourage learning through human contact and shared experience.  Motivated by the will to share, we invite all curious and independent minds to take the time to discover and exchange with the talents of today who defend and define French Excellence.

Our team

TheWaysBeyond, an online concept-store of cultural activities for the contemporary traveler by Nikki Wang & Frederic Bourgeois

Nikki Wang

General Director & Cofounder

Having worked long enough for Fortune 500 companies in Beijing, Nikki came to Paris to pursue her MBA at the prominent HEC School of Management. After graduation, the charms of Paris, like a revelation, convinced her to settle down. While always working in Finance and travelling around the world for her job and her own thirst of discovery, she was also a freelance contributor to Chinese leading lifestyle media's and co-founded a booking agency to promote French electronic musicians in Asia. These various experiences lead her to meet the most talented people and experience the immense power of creativity, which she wants to share from now on.

Frederic Bourgeois

President & Cofounder

After graduating in Translation and in Communication Frederic developed his organisational skills in renowned cultural institutions in Brussels, running from contemporary dance to alternative music, to literature, artistic workplaces, and opera. He moved to Paris in 2012 where he contributed to the 'Europan' Architecture and Urban Planning competitions, managing the digital communication and organising forums in different European cities. Multilingual and passionate about literature, he was led by his professional and private experiences to cultivate a certain definition of hospitality and a determined enthusiasm to share his knowledge.

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