About

TheWaysBeyond is a concept-store of cultural activities for the curious minds.  We carefully handpick activities about heritage, art, design, fashion and gastronomy in Paris and the Paris region, and propose them to individuals and companies in search for inspiration.

TheWaysBeyond is the story of Nikki and Frederic.
Nikki and Frederic met in Paris years after their arrival in the City of Lights.  She is from Beijing and has always worked in Finance and in the private sector; he is from Belgium and has worked for several cultural institutions – nothing at first seemed to bring them closer together, except for love, their attachment to Paris and their endless curiosity for culture and humanity.  They walk through Paris as confident as a local, yet also as inquisitive as a passenger.  And this is how TheWaysBeyond was born – out of a passion that becomes a profession, and out of the will to share the city with those adventurous enough to go beyond clichés and find back authenticity.

For centuries French creation and art-de-vivre have been radiating and influencing the entire world.  Today, the French Touch perpetuates the tradition of Excellence in the works of women and men dedicated to their passion.  Whether they keep on repeating ancestral practices or make them evolve with cutting-edge technology, these inspiring artists and craftsmen & -women have the taste for creation, at which TheWaysBeyond will give you a closer look during meetings and visits based on Excellence and 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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