Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Paris-France by Tour Guide Catherine C.

Catherine C.
  Paris-France
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Joanne Brown

United States
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Tour: #571535, Alternative Louvre - Brown party, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 19/19

We enjoyed a wonderful tour with Catherine through the Lourve. Her knowledge of art and art history is phenomenal. We highly recommend her to everyone. We are a multi generational and she had no problem connecting with everyone. Thanks Catherine.

Ronald Beaton

United States
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Tour: #397293, Louvre - An Artist's Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 19/19

In just two hours, Catherine gave us a short course in art history of Western Civilization. Since she is a trained and working artist, she gave us insight into how composition and technique have evolved from the Greeks to the Impressionists. I cannot imagine having a better tour!!!

Jason Kirkland

United States
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Tour: #397293, An Artist's Tour of the Louvre, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 12/19

Seeing the Louve is a difficult task as no one can see the whole thing. Do yourself a favor and hire Catherine. She knows her art and lives on the footsteps of the Louvre! She will make sure you see all the important parts without wasting time. Its so big and so crowded that many people get intimidated and leave. Catherine is awesome in her knowledge. We also used a different day for Musee d' Orsay and excellent. You wont be disappointed and left wanting more. We highly recommend her.

Jason Kirkland

United States
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Tour: #497240, Musée d'Orsay, Portraits and More - the Dawn of Modern Art, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 11/19

Catherine was a wonderful guide with tons of knowledge and fun ways of explaining things. She kept my teenagers engaged the whole time. She would be my only pick for a tour like this given her background. We would definitely use her again. Thanks Catherine!

Sandy Mcnutt

United States
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Tour: #549239, Louvre for Children and Families, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 6/19

Catherine was not only an amazing artist but she is also an amazing tour guide! We highly recommend her to any traveler including families. Her knowledge transcended other guides whom we have experienced in the past. Her personalized headphones were key in allowing us to hear her among crowds. she was patient and lovely!

Wendy Livingston

United States
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Tour: Louvre for groups (over 6 visitors), Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: May 30/19

Catherine gave us a wonderful tour of highlights of the Louvre. I would highly recommend her

Paul C.

Australia
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Tour: #490597, Louvre Express, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 29/19

Catherine is a professional art historian with perfect English and French. She took us on an excellent tour, custom designed to meet our interests, at the Louvre.

Achsah Nesmith

United States
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Tour: #397293, Louvre - An Artist's Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 23/19

Catherine was fantastic. An accomplished artist, she clearly loves art and the Louvre, and she knows all of its secrets. She was also extremely helpful and kind to my elderly parents, making sure they saw as much as possible. We're very glad we booked an extra hour with her. Two hours of her time would have been great, but three was even better.

Mary Sandri

Canada
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Tour: #397293, Louvre - An Artist's Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 8/19

Catherine was wonderful. She really knew the history and was very informative. The whole family enjoyed our time with her.

Rick Akin

United States
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Tour: The artists of Montmartre, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: May 6/19

An extremely insightful tour.

Rick Akin

United States
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Tour: #397293, An Artist's Tour of the Louvre, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 5/19

We have taken quite a number of private tours. This was easily the best ever. Being a portrait painter herself, Catherine gives a special insight to the works.

Noel Medel

United States
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Tour: #397293, Louvre - An Artist's Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 2/19

Catherine is fantastic as a tourist guide. She gave us a lot of art history, very passionately, squeezed into 2 & 1/2 hours at the Louvre Museum. We recommend her highly to family, friends & everyone wishing to maximize their experience at the Louvre.

Dennis Jones

United States
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Tour: #397293, Louvre - An Artist's Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 18/19

We had a great tour of the Louvre with Catherine. Her knowledge and insight as an artist made for a very enjoyable experience. We highly recommend her.

Melissa Antonik

United States
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Tour: #571535, Alternative Louvre - Beat the crowds, see fabulous art, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 17/19

Catherine was the perfect guide for our private family tour of the Louvre. She was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the Louvre and all of the masterpieces within. She captivated us all (including our children ages 13 and 11) and was able to condense the most important works into a 2 hour action packed tour. She was able to maneuver well in the museum and provide us an up close and intimate experience with the art despite the crowds. This was by far our best Paris experience!

Ran Xiao

United States
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Tour: #497240, Musée d'Orsay, Portraits and more - the dawn of Modern Art, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 13/19

Catherine is a great museum guide, because she is very passionate about art. As an artist herself, she is able to explain technical details, as well as the stories behind each painting. She is well prepared to keep our two children (13 and 10 years old) engaged throughout the entire tour. Both of my children said that they've learnt so much after the tour. Catherine is professional and super nice. I will definitely recommend her to anyone who plans to visit Paris.

Scott A.

United States
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Tour: #490597, Louvre Express, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Mar 24/19

Catherine is extremely informative, professional, personable and helpful. She do whatever it takes to make your trip unforgettable and her style is great for everyone at any level of knowledge regarding art history. We would highly recommend her and will make sure to book with her again next time for an even longer tour.

Irina Bezumnova

Russia
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Tour: #497240, Musée d'Orsay, Portraits and More - the Dawn of Modern Art, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Mar 21/19

The late evening excursion in the Musee d'Orsay was very special and one of the best I ever experienced. Catherine paid attention on details of paintings and disclosed some traits of painter's work. And more, she put familiar masterpieces into historic and social environment to help to understand why and how they appeared. So, I got a great pleasure of the museum and also a general vision of art tendencies. It is sort of a guiding thread for me, so interesting and useful. Thanks a lot, Catherine!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Irina, Thank you so much for your review which means a LOT to me. I really enjoyed our visit, I do hope to see you again, maybe for Pompidou!

Cynthia Sheppard

United States
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Tour: #571535, Alternative Louvre - Beat the crowds, see fabulous art, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Mar 20/19

Georgianna Forbes

Denver, CO, United States
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Tour: #497240, Musée d'Orsay, Portraits and more - Forbes private, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jan 3/19

Catherine gave my family of 5 a wonderful 2-3 hr tour of the Musee D'Orsay on Jan 3rd. Great communicator. Patient with e-mailing back/forth re: date/times. She was on time and whisked us past long lines (BUY TIX ON-LINE!). She thoughtfully handed out headsets so we could hear her no matter where standing - helped in the big crowd. She is very charming & entertaining. Plus she knows her art history- very knowledgeable (also a painter) My 3 sons (16, 21 & 25) and my husband also loved her tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you SO much for your review, so essential to keep me in work doing the job I love. It was a joy to accompany you all, come back soon!

Talal Naeem

Netherlands
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Tour: #397293, An Artist's Tour of the Louvre, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jan 2/19

Catherine is very knowledgeable and gave us a very well planned and interesting tour of the Louvre. She walked us from the Greek civilisation to the modern artists, highlighting various milestones through this art journey. Totally worth it!

Mary Kay Giunta

United States
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Tour: #397293, An Artist's Tour of the Louvre, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Dec 31/18

What a terrific tour we had! The Louvre can be overwhelming, but being guided by an accomplished art historian/ artist brings it all together. Catherine was beyond outstanding. Her knowledge of art, history, portraiture, and the museum made our visit so worthwhile. We even got up close and personal with the Mona Lisa (not an easy feat during the holidays). She even gave us cheat sheets on where to go and what to see after she left us. Don't hesitate - book this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary Kay, thank you so much for your review. I am very grateful indeed as a good review does so much to keep me in work doing the job I love. Come back soon!

Rick Currey

United States
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Tour: #397293, An Artist's Tour of the Louvre, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Dec 30/18

Exceptional and knowledgeable tour and able to answer in depth questions with ease. Highly recommend this tour and tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many, many thanks for taking the time to write me a review, so essential to keep me in work doing the job I love. Come back soon!

Leslie Osterweil

United States
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Tour: #497240, Musée d'Orsay through Portraits/ Hotel de Salm, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Dec 29/18

Catherine was the perfect guide for the Musee d'Orsay. She was very knowledgeable and proficient but also able to relate to our 13 year old granddaughter. She had lots of "stories" and fun information about the artists. Her artistic background was evident in all of her explanations. We certainly got our money's worth of information. At the end, she was so sweet to walk us to our next destination (lunch) without hesitation (I think she was afraid we would get lost, which we probably would have)!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you SO much for taking the time to write me a review. They are essential to keep me in work doing the job I love. It was a real joy to introduce your beautiful granddaughter to Orsay. Come back soon!

Martha Kline

United States
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Tour: #497240, Musée d'Orsay through Portraits/ Hotel de Salm, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Dec 23/18

Martha Kline

United States
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Tour: Picasso Museum, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Dec 22/18

Stuart Sarshik

United States
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Tour: #397293, An Artist's Tour of the Louvre, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Dec 12/18

Tim Lawless

United States
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Tour: Orsay Museum - Private guided tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Nov 11/18

Catherine has an amazing passion for art, and on our tour of Musée d'Orsay she shared so many insights on the history and development of different artistic styles. She was also able to relate the importance of Greek arts to the more modern artistic styles. As an artist herself, she is very knowledgeable, energetic and charmingly opinionated. I highly recommend her, if you want to increase your appreciate of the arts and its history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tim, Thank you so much for your review. It was a joy to accompany a fellow philhellene around Orsay. Come back soon!

Gretchen Salud

Philippines
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Tour: #497240, Musée d'Orsay through Portraits/ Hotel de Salm, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Oct 30/18

Gretchen Salud

Philippines
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Tour: #397293, An Artist's Tour of the Louvre, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Oct 26/18

Hilda Giam

United Kingdom
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Tour: #397293, An Artist's Tour of the Louvre - Giam party, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Oct 24/18

Words can not describe how happy we are with Catherine's service! She really is a true gem! Her knowledge is exemplary and she is just so lovely and engaging! She must have done this millions of times but she comes across so enthusiatic and really showing real passion in her work! She planned the tour perfectly and prepared quiz sheets for my 2 daughters to keep them engaged. She even has sweets to keep my girls happy! My girls enjoyed the tour so much they want to see the Orsay the next day!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hilda, thank you enormously for your review which means such a lot to me, reviews help me to continue doing the job I love so much. It was a joy to accompany you all. Come back soon!

Myron Jacobson

United States
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Tour: #397293, An Artist's Tour of the Louvre, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Oct 17/18

Very knowledgeable, personable and accommodating

D. Robb English

Canada
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Tour: #397293, An Artist's Tour of the Louvre, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 30/18

Catherine is amazing! I have had many guides but she was the best. Her passion for the subject matter was palpable. She was so knowledgeable, so prepared, adapted to what we wanted effortlessly, but best of all gave us a whole new understanding of western art, in a logical, coherent and progressive fashion. We cannot thank her enough. If you want to understand the Louvre , she is the one to show you. You cannot do better than Catherine to achieve an understanding of the Louvre.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rob, thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. It means a LOT to me as reviews are essential to help me continue doing the job I love so much. Thank you again for booking with me. I hope to see you next time to continue the journey maybe in Orsay.

Heather Condron

United States
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Tour: #397293, An Artist's Tour of the Louvre, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 16/18

Catherine is very knowledgeable about Art, the history of the Louvre and much more. We really enjoyed our tour. Thank you Catherine!

David Goldberg

United States
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Tour: #397293, An Artist's Tour of the Louvre Goldberg party, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 7/18

Amazing tour! Highly recommended! Catherine provided an amazing tour that was so incredibly informative and interesting. She was right on time and wasted no time getting things going. It was a non stop, but incredibly enjoyable, tour through the Louvre, art history and she quickly focused on what we were interested in while providing a great deal of information new to us. I'd definitely take another tour with Catherine and I highly recommend you do as well!

Mary Stickings

Canada
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Tour: #490597, Louvre Highlights Stickings Party, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Aug 24/18

Catherine was a great resource, we found her extremely enjoyable and learned so much! Thank you!

Alexis Peterson

United States
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Tour: #397293, An Artist's Tour of the Louvre Peterson party, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Aug 22/18

Catherine is an absolute must if you go to the lourve. I have an art history degree and it's very clear that she knows her stuff. She took my family (half have taken art history classes and half have no idea what art is) on a very thorough yet concise tour. She makes sure to answer all questions and get great views of all the major works. She made the galleries easy even though it was packed. Highly recommend Catherine!

Manning Chiang

Canada
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Tour: #397293, An Artist's Tour of the Louvre Chiang party, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Aug 20/18

Catherine was a wonderful guide . Her depth of knowledge, passion and energy inspired my family to listen and learn with vigour ! She is an awesome guide that took her time , yet made it interesting that my kids were fully engaged ! I highly recommend her as she was excellent!

John Day

United States
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Tour: #490597, Louvre Express, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Aug 17/18

Catherine's knowledge of art and of the Louvre are impressive, having a tour with her was like taking an art class with the Louvre as your text book.

Jessica Cohn

United States
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Tour: #490597, Louvre Express Cohn Party, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Aug 16/18

Booked the express tour 1 and half hours for the louvre. Unfortunately we were late but Catherine tried to cover everything in the time we had. Wish we had booked a longer tour- she was fabulous. One of the best tour guides we've ever had at an art museum . Learned a lot . She also had a handout with educational material to take home which I've been saying for years all tour guides should do. Would definitely book again with Catherine .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jessica, thank you SO much for your review. I’m sorry the tour was rather more « express » than intended! Hope you managed fine with my self-guiding tours. Come back soon! Very best regards, Catherine

Brenda DeLuca

Bronx, NEW YORK, United States
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Tour: Paris' Louvre Private Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Jul 25/18

Arthur Eberly

Greenville, SC, United States
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Tour: Elegant Paris - Highlights of the Right Bank, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Jul 22/18

This was a special tour. We had taken Catherine's Louve tour the morning before and were glad to be able to have this additional afternoon to spend with her. If your looking for a Parisian to give you a taste of her "world" or neighborhood, she is the one to meet.

Jennifer Richardson

United States
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Tour: Paris' Louvre Private Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Jul 22/18

Amazing!! Catherine was incredible!! Traveling with 4 teens (3 boys /1 girl) to Paris we knew that getting them to the Louvre was a must but that it would have to be brief - and interesting! Catherine knows the museum like the back of her hand-and the history too. She flawlessly guided us through multiple time periods and to all the major works. We were there for 2 hours and learned/saw a ton! She was such a pleasure and my family thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you for such a great morning!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jennifer, thank you SO much for taking the time to post a review, it means such a lot to me. It was a joy to accompany your beautiful family. Come back soon and visit my studio next time!

Arthur Eberly

Greenville, SC, United States
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Tour: #397293, An Artist's Tour of the Louvre, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 21/18

Catherine was outstanding. She made sure we saw the Mona lisa first thing —so there were no crowds and we then leisurely hit the high points of the musuem. 2 1/2 hours or so was the right amount of time for our family of five. I don't see experiencing this museum without a guide to give you direction. She wraps the tour around art history in a well thought out and organized way. We also took her highlights of the right bank tour. It too was special and would highly recomend this as well.

Edmund Coakley

United States
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Tour: #397293, An Artist's Tour of the Louvre, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 9/18

Catherine is a brilliant guide. She is much more than a guide who has passed the basic test, she has spent her life painting and studying art. She lives just beside the Louvre and it shows. She is able to guide you swiftly through the museum while still helping you to understand the purpose and flow of the art. This was an excellent tour and I would recommend it to anyone who is planning on visiting the Louvre.

Tim Brown

United States
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Tour: #397293, An Artist's Tour of the Louvre, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 1/18

Extremely knowledgeable and was able to quickly get us through the Louvre to see some of the most amazing works of art in a short period of time.

Brian Jones

United States
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Tour: #397293, An Artist's Tour of the Louvre Jones party, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 28/18

Kate did a great job and was super-friendly. She accommodated all the special needs of our family, including a wheelchair for one and low vision for another. Her very informative and knowledgeable perspective on art history helped us to learn and more fully enjoy the Louvre.

Robert Price

United States
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Tour: #397293, An Artist's Tour of the Louvre, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 21/18

Catherine was a wonderful guide. I highly recommend her.

Thiago Giantomassi

Brazil
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Tour: Private Louvre & Mona Lisa...Express Tour !, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Jun 8/18

Knowledgeable, straightforward and pleasant tour. Perfect.

Jana Huntley

United States
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Tour: #397293, An Artist's Tour of the Louvre, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 1/18

What an amazing day, we could not have asked for more. Catherine is wonderful, knowledgeable and passionate about art history with a wealth of knowledge. Perfect English, very thoughtful of each in the group, especially as my husband is in a wheelchair. She guided us effortlessly with the masses direct to the front of the Mona Lisa. More importantly, she showed us the quiet and and less assuming pieces of the Louvre....ask her about the hidden treasure of the Louvre. You will be amazed. History+

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words,, I have sent you a message through the messaging system. Catherine

Lisa L.

New York, NY, United States
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Tour: #397293, An Artist's Tour of the Louvre, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 30/18

Kate was superb...very knowledgeable, entertaining and full of insider info. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for choosing me as your guide. Come back soon!

Linn H.

Norway
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Tour: #397293, An Artist's Tour of the Louvre, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 27/18

Catherine was a fabulous guide. She was service-minded, friendly, and full of knowledge. We have been to the Louvre before, but having a guide made the trip many, many times more interesting- it is really worth it! Catherine managed to put each painting in a historical context as well as what the paintings wanted to tell us, symbols and how they were built up. Catherine is a guide we can really recommend. The only "drawback" was that time went by too fast...! Three hours seemed like only half of it......!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for being wonderful visitors. I know you already had a great deal of historical knowledge so I am all the more appreciative of your review. Come back soon!

Carl Jensen

Denmark
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Tour: #397293, An Artist's Tour of the Louvre, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 20/18

Catherine is a perfect guide for custom made tours. Fluent in english, attentative and very knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a joy to accompany you, thank you for your energy and your mother’s interest in Delacroix which gave me the opportunity to re-visit the great retrospective with you. See you next time I hope!

Michael Creedon

United States
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Tour: #397293, An Artist's Tour of the Louvre, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 17/18

Catherine was the best. We had a great tour and a great day thanks to her. She helped us plan the remaining time we were going to stay at the Louvre.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for choosing me as your guide. It was wonderful to escort real art lovers, bravo for your energy! Come back soon!

Robin Walsh

United States
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Tour: #397293, An Artist's Tour of the Louvre, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 16/18

An absolute must! Touring the Louvre with Catherine, an artist and art historian, gave us a great perspective on how art has developed over time. She managed our tour wonderfully by taking us to see specific works that represented each time period....of course we saw the major pieces and so much more.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your visit and choosing me as a guide, come back soon!

John Graham

United States
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Tour: Tour of Academie Notre Dame des Champs, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Apr 28/18

Had a great day and time with Kate ... she knows are and how to make it so much fun! Thanks for a great day together Kate!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for visiting my studio despite the detour to Montparnasse and the ricketty stairs. The preliminary results of the visit are on their way by email!

Susan Halloran

Australia
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Tour: #397293, Louvre tour Halloran party, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 26/18

Catherine gave us an enthusiastic, informative tour of the huge museum that is the Louvre. She ensured that we saw the highlights and understood the context of the paintings. She was a mine of information and a great teacher. This is the way to visit the Louvre - if you have less than a year at your disposal!

Henry Daum

United States
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Tour: French History Through Art - Louvre Museum, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Apr 22/18

Catherine is very knowledgeable and her enthusiasm is infectious! She is very personable. She left us feeling like we had made a new friend.

Robin Davis

United States
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Tour: #397293, An Artist's Tour of the Louvre, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 15/18

Catherine was an amazing tour guide. She was extremely informative on everything in the Louvre. We learned so much about all the art in this incredibly museum. I highly recommend Catherine.

Catherine Skobe

United States
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Tour: #397293, An Artist's Tour of the Louvre, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Mar 21/18

We had an excellent tour of the Louvre with Catherine. She intellectually engaged our 2 high school students who have an interest in art and art history. We could have spent an entire week in the Louvre alone. Catherine provided us with her own printed materials which helped us to retain what we learned. Her knowledge in art, art history and theology makes her tours exceptionally interesting. We highly recommend Catherine as a tour guide and would definitely use her again.