I worked as a professional guide since 2006. Having an art history background I started to guide big groups in landmarks and museums. It made me realize that working for a small group in a private guided tour is the best. It creates a rapport between a guide and clients establishing a personal, knowledgeable and fun tour.
My goal as your guide is to take you in a memorable experience in the hidden gems of Paris and beyond. Experience local cuisine, learn about French history, unveil the secrets of Paris' historic landmarks and artworks.
I can create a customized itinerary depending on your taste and interest and I enjoyed being a spontaneous guide. We can come and go and it all depends on you!
If it's your first time in the city, you can experience being a Parisian local. I'll share my love for stones and canvases, books and bossa nova, homemade cake, wine and all the food that comes from the land, the terroir, local handmade. As your licensed guide, we can use the group entrances skipping the individual entrances lines in a lot of places. I do also have the license required to transport you, together with the liability insurances required by the French government regarding this activity.
Everything can be arranged; I'm flexible and open to all propositions.
So let's make it happen. I'll be pleased to meet you in Paris.
PS and important: verify availability asking me directly by mail before booking (especially between April and October).
A Recent Review of this guide
My family from Texas (a total of 8) had a fantastic time with Gustavo. Very knowledgeable on our tour of Paris. The Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, wonderful lunch and Notre-Dame. He know Paris history very well. Learned so much from him. Our four boys (ages 16, 15, 14 and nine) were fascinated . Gustavo picked us up in a very nice/comfortable van. His knowledge on art and history are amazing. I highly recommend Gustavo. He is taking us to Normandy later this week. You can't go wrong with Gustavo.
Art history degree by the University of Barcelona.
Official " guide conferencier" card ( ancient "guide interprete" card). Issued by the ministry of culture and tourism.
License to transport travelers issued by the DRE (direction régionale de l'équipement).