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Celia S.

Paris, France

Bonjour et Bienvenue! Whether you're a first-time visitor to Paris or a seasoned Francophile already familiar with the country's highlights - Paris, Bordeaux, Reims, Loire Valley, Provence, the Cote d'Azur or elsewhere - I'd like to welcome you and make your stay in France a pleasure!

A little bit about me - I was born and grew up in Hong Kong, and my passion for people led me to study hotel management. After traveling around the world and working for a French hospitality group in global sales, I fell in love with Paris and a Frenchman over 20 years ago. The twin love affairs continue, and even today - over two decades later - Paris still surprises and charms me.

France is a beautiful country with so much to see and discover - not to mention revisit! - and so I spend my vacations with my family traveling around the country to learn as much as I can about French culture and traditions.

Following my earlier career in the hospitality industry, I then re-trained as a French government-certified Guide-Conférencier so I could share my love of my adopted country with others. The course takes over one year full-time studying French culture and heritage, and only fully qualified Guide-Conférenciers can take guests inside museums and monuments. I'm also one of only a small number of tour guides who hold a further qualification to take guests around the private apartments of kings in the stunning Chateau of Versailles.

Let me help you with your next visit to France - everyone has different ideas about what they'd like to do while they're here, and so I'm delighted to offer a collection of bespoke visits to some of France's most iconic monuments and sites, completely customised to your ideas, wishes and dreams.

Tailor-made visits can include :
- Classic : Discover Paris with a tour introducing the highlights of the City of Light - the Eiffel Tower, Arc of Triomphe, Champs Elysée, Concorde Square. . .
- Museums : Explore some of the world's most famous museums, including The Louvre, Chateau de Versailles, Orsay Museum, Museum of Orangerie and more. . .
- Outdoor or nature lovers : if you love the nature and the great outdoors, let's go hiking in the Fontainebleau Forest , bike around the Vincennes Forest in family. . .
- Gourmand : A foodie's dream, visiting the Marais neighbourhood, local food markets and more…. .
- Nostalgia : Visit Montmartre and its artists, past and present
- Shopping : Browse luxury French brands to off-the-beaten-track local designers, craftsmen and artisans for the very best France has to offer

Just let me know what you'd like to do, and I'll create a personalized itinerary for you to introduce you to the very best of Paris and France!

A Recent Review of this guide

What a wonderful tour!!! Highly recommend! Celia was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you for a wonderful day Celia!!!!
Melissa Silvers

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Paris Tailor-made Tour

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Tour Paris as you wish, according to your time and interest.

377 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

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Private Louvre Discovery Tour

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Discovery Louvre in two and a half hour

302 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Chateau Versailles half-day private tour,...

Visit the magnificent palace of Versailles, explore the life of the,...

440 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

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VIP Paris tour in luxurious van with,...

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Tour Paris in private car as you wish, according to your time and interest.

509 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 hours

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Chateau Versailles VIP private tour by,...

Visit the magnificent palace of Versailles, explore the life of the,...

785 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

4 hours

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Orsay Museum Private Tour

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105 minutes private visit of the Orsay museum, a journey to the vibrating,...

239 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

1 hour 30 min.

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Orangerie Museum Private Tour

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105 minutes private tour of Orangerie Museum

239 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

1 hour 30 min.

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Day trip  by car to Fontainebleau, Barbizon,...

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History of France, life of the 19th artist and sport all in one day!

1278 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

8 hours

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