Joanne BrownUnited States
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 BeatonUnited States
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 KirklandUnited States
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 KirklandUnited States
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 McnuttUnited States
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 LivingstonUnited States
Catherine gave us a wonderful tour of highlights of the Louvre. I would highly recommend her
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 NesmithUnited States
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.
Catherine was wonderful. She really knew the history and was very informative. The whole family enjoyed our time with her.
Rick AkinUnited States
An extremely insightful tour.
Rick AkinUnited States
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 MedelUnited States
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 JonesUnited States
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 AntonikUnited States
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 XiaoUnited States
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
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.
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 SheppardUnited States
Georgianna ForbesDenver, CO, United States
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!
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 GiuntaUnited States
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 CurreyUnited States
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 OsterweilUnited States
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 KlineUnited States
Martha KlineUnited States
Stuart SarshikUnited States
Tim LawlessUnited States
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!
Hilda GiamUnited Kingdom
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 JacobsonUnited States
Very knowledgeable, personable and accommodating
D. Robb EnglishCanada
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 CondronUnited States
Catherine is very knowledgeable about Art, the history of the Louvre and much more. We really enjoyed our tour. Thank you Catherine!
David GoldbergUnited States
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!
Catherine was a great resource, we found her extremely enjoyable and learned so much! Thank you!
Alexis PetersonUnited States
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!
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 DayUnited States
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 CohnUnited States
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 DeLucaBronx, NEW YORK, United States
Arthur EberlyGreenville, SC, United States
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 RichardsonUnited States
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 EberlyGreenville, SC, United States
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 CoakleyUnited States
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 BrownUnited States
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 JonesUnited States
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 PriceUnited States
Catherine was a wonderful guide. I highly recommend her.
Knowledgeable, straightforward and pleasant tour. Perfect.
Jana HuntleyUnited States
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
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!
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!
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 CreedonUnited States
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 WalshUnited States
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 GrahamUnited States
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!
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 DaumUnited States
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 DavisUnited States
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 SkobeUnited States
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.