Joie Rolf-SwitzerUnited States
Isabelle was a wonderful guide. She has so much knowledge about the Louvre and art work. My 19 yr old and 12 yr old wanted more time with her and after the tour said we should do every museum with her as our guide. She is informative, funny and engaging. Loved her!!!
Michele SobrinoUnited States
We just had a private tour of the Louvre with Isabelle! It was fantastic! Isabelle was so knowledgeable about the different pieces of art she showed us. We learned so much in the 2 1/2 + hours we were with her. She is a treasure! Highly recommend her and tours by locals. Give them 5 stars!
Scott JohnsonUnited States
FANTASTIC TOUR!!!! We are a family of 5 (including 3 teenagers) from the U.S. vising France for the first time. On day 1 we did the 7 hrs walking tour of Paris with Isabelle (please see my comments for that tour) and on day 2 did this overview tour of the Louvre. You have heard if you spent 60 seconds looking at each of the objects at the Louvre, for eight hours a day, it would take you 75 days to see them all. Isabelle gave us historical and logistical insight so we could plan the rest of our visit.
Rebecca IvinsUnited States
Isabella was patiently waiting for us even though because of a delayed flight we were an hour late. Extremely enthusiastic about The Louvre building and works of art. Wildly informative. Introduced us to a near affordable and relaxing cafe with delicious food. I recommend Isabelle because she is patient, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, humorous, and has a wonderful grasp of the English language. Easily understood.
Sarah ConcannonUnited States
Isabelle was delightful and did an exceptional job highlighting the key Louvre attractions in an afternoon! She was extremely knowledgeable about the art and history of the building. We'd definitely book with her again when we return with our kids.
Ciara B.United States
Isabelle provided a wonderful "bite size" 2 hour intro to a selection of the Louvre's greatest treasures. She navigated expertly through the crowd to ensure that I got the most out of my limited time. Isabelle is very knowledgeable and could answer most any question I had about the art. Delightful experience, definitely recommend!
Amy W.United States
Isabelle was energetic, knowledgeable, fun and flexible with our desires. She is passionate about her work. I wish we would've had Isabelle with us on our tour in the Loire Valley. We would highly recommend her to anyone visiting Paris and would book with her again. Thanks for a great afternoon at The Louvre, Isabelle!
Jeffrey SnyderUnited States
Isabelle was an excellent guide for my family, including two tween/teen children. She was very energetic, knowledgeable and patient with the kids. She encouraged questions of all kinds and was extremely engaging. Had a great visit.
Barbara B.United States
Isabelle was a delight! Her passion and the love of the arts was infectious as she brought to life the treasures of the Louvre. MERCI!
Isabelle was great!
Manish B.United Arab Emirates
Fantastic Tour . Amazing , fun Guide . Can't wait for our next tour with her .
Carolyn DavisUnited States
We had a wonderful tour of The Louvre with Isabel yesterday. She was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Definitely a 5!
Helen HolmanUnited States
There always are some happy surprises whenever we travel. This was one of them! Having a private tour guide for our trip to the Louvre was wonderful! Isabelle will be remembered as one of our all-time favorites. She was knowledgeable, approachable, and flexible with our tour needs (all 4 of us!). Thanks Isabelle! Definitely will recommend her and Tours By Locals. Will use Tours By Locals again. Well worth it.
Catherine RosenbergUnited States
Isabelle was great! I highly recommend her! She was able to show us the highlights of the Louvre in 2.5 hours. The place is huge and daunting so having a guide is very helpful! She is incredibly knowledgeable. We very much enjoyed touring with Isabelle.
David TurnerFortuna, CA, United States
Isabelle, what an amazing find! We spent the most interesting and fun 2 1/2 hours with her touring the Louvre. Not only did we get to skip the long line waiting to enter, but she knew just where to go to see the highlights of a very large, daunting place. Her knowledge of art was incredible and she presented it in such a fun and interesting way. We hated to see the tour end. If you intend to visit the Louvre for the first time, Isabelle is the only way to go! Dave & Gail Turner - Fortuna, CA
Linda BartlettUnited States
Isabelle B. Was an awesome guide of the Louvre. She was very knowledgeable and personable. She made great use of the short time we had to see all the highlights! We highly recommended seeing the Louvre with Isabelle. She went out of her way to make our tour special and find us a taxi to the airport after...much appreciated! Merce!
Debbie ColeUnited States
Roy HarshUnited States
Isabelle is a very knowledgeable guide. We started our tour at 9:00. She got us into the museum promptly and expertly maneuvered around the crowds. We were 3 couples for the tour; all six of us were very favorably impressed by Isabelle. She is a lovely French lady who truly appreciates the art on display at the Louvre. Isabelle explained the history of the building and then provided a detailed explanation of significant / representative paintings and statues. Highly Recommended!
James PostUnited States
Isabelle was challenged by my wife's desire for art and my desire for history and architecture at Le Louvre. We both came away extremely happy with her attention to both. 2 hours was not enough. You will not be upset with more time. Strongly recommended.
Thomas RussoUnited States
Another outstanding tour. Isabelle was great.
Isabelle was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable and good sense of humor. There were 4 of us, and we all enjoyed the tour of the Louvre.
Michael CabanaUnited States
Wonderful tour! We only had a limited time in Paris and the Lourve, so our 3 hours with Isabelle were a great way to catch the highlights. Isabelle has a wonderful sense of humor and a broad knowledge of her topic. It was informative and entertaining! Wear comfortable shoes. Try to sign up for an early tour before the museum gets too crowded.
Michael EmoffUnited States
Isabelle was great, lots of energy and fun to hang with for the afternoon. She is very proud of her country!
Sigal BarsadeWynnewood, PA, United States
A fascinating, personalized tour. Isabelle has genuine interest in the topic & interpersonal warmth & good humor. I left understanding the history of the Louvre, some of its most known pieces, and generally more educated in art. Then Isabelle even took the time to walk me out and get a Parisian cab driver to be willing to take me back to my hotel even with all the blocked roads due to the Tour de France today (no small feat of negotiation - he really didn't want to do it!). She was an excellent guide!
What an amazing tour! We thoroughly recommend Isabelle and her never ending art history knowledge. The louvre was brought to life for us with her amazing descriptions. Some that even moved me to tears! Do not see the louvre without her!
Amazing insight in the masterpiece stories delivered in a very professional and entertaining way! Excellent experience.
Jason HuskUnited States
Isabelle did the impossible. She made the part of our group that did not want to go to a museum love their time in the museum. She explained the art in both a witty and educational way that everyone from our youngest to our oldest absolutely loved. Had we done the museum on our own we would have struggled to find the things we wanted to see and we would not have gotten all the background information that she provided. She really turned our visit into a major highlight of our entire vacation in Paris.
Kevin GriffithUnited States
Great with the kids, very energetic, and of course she knows her art!
Jeff WoodmanUnited States
We had a fabulous private tour of the Louvre with Isabelle B, in fact it was the best tour we've had anywhere! Her description of artistic details, her knowledge of history and stories she told about the works of art brought it all to life so beautifully. We couldn't have been happier!
5/5. We were a group of 5 adults and we all enjoy the tour very much. Isabelle arrived right on time, we bought the tickets from her and skip all the line up. Isabelle is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and even though I am not a big fan of museums and have a rather short attention span, Isabelle managed to keep me captivated and interested the whole time. Awesome tour!!
Don LorangerBigfork, MT, United States
Isabelle is an awesome guide--knowledgeable, friendly and a delight to be around. She brought The Louvre to life for us. We will schedule her on our next trip. Formidable!
John SequeiraUnited States
She was wonderful. She is articulate, almost perfectly fluent in English, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, helpful, and we spent a delightful morning with her. I would recommend her to anyone.
Ted TorresUnited States
Isabelle was a fantastic tour guide! She was very personable, had a terrific wit and sense of humor, a thorough depth and knowledge of the Louvre and it's major works contained there in. The tour pace was perfect, and when asked in-depth questions she was very informative and knowledgeable. Our group left with a greater appreciation for the museum and it's wonderful works. Thank you Isabelle for enhancing our visit to Paris.
Thushari WijesekeraUnited States
Bonnie BurkertUnited States
Isabelle was a WONDERFUL guide. My husband was having some problems and needed a wheelchair for our trip to the Louvre at the last minute and it didn't flap her at all. We had a great visit - her knowledge and sense of humor made it a really delightful day. I feel like a whole new world of touring is at my fingertips with toursbylocals.com. I'll definitely use this site again.
Stephen S.United States
Our group of 7 varied in age from teenagers to seniors. Our tour guide, Isabelle, was able to fashion a tour that imparted to all of us an awareness of the magnificent history of the Louvre itself in addition to her sharing with us her appreciations of key art treasures in the collection. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Martin WhiteUnited States
Isabelle is extremely knowledgeable about art and the Louvre. She is very friendly and able to accommodate all ages - she kept the interest of the adults, teens and children in our group. We found that skipping the entry line is a major benefit. Best of all, she managed to get us through the maze of the Louvre to see all the sites in less than three hours.
Deborah MillerUnited States
Isabelle provided a perfect introduction to this amazing museum. She blended background on the history of the building itself with insight into the major works of art on display. That she loves this museum and the works inside showed through in her commentary. The highlight of my visit to Paris!
Kathleen CorlessUnited States
Wonderful guide. Very attentive to her guests and knowledgeable...able to offer insights into the pieces that strike your fancy. Enjoyable tour.
Jeff MilyoUnited States
Isabelle was a fantastic guide in every respect; this tour was the highlight of our visit to Paris. Communication pre-tour was prompt and clear; she was waiting when we arrived and whisked us through the entrance. Isabelle was considerate of our family of four, providing a perfect balance of detail, speed and good humor. Her knowledge of history and art was very impressive and she was thorough in answering our many questions. We hope to return and will seek out Isabelle for more tours. Thank you!
Michael CahillUnited States
Excellent Guide. Very well informed, and fun to be with!!! My wife and I had a spectacular private tour.
Wayne YoshigaiUnited States
The Louvre is a huge museum and we visited on a peak crowded day. Isabelle navigated the Louvre "maze" and crowds to ensure we viewed highlights of the collection at a comfortable pace within the 2.5 hours. No maps, no getting lost! Best of all, she shared interesting facts about the museum and its collection. We found Isabelle to be personable, professional and with a great sense of humor. We will definitely use her again when we visit this wonderful city.
Elizabeth StarrsUnited States
Isabelle was great! We thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour of the Louvre. She was knowledgeable and energetic and great fun.
Paul VanderWiereUnited States
Knowledgeable and caring, passionate about her job
David GourleyUnited States
Very good tour, Isabelle was very knowledgeable. In the time that we had she really gave us a good taste of the Louvre. This is an enormous museum that you could spend days exploring, and Isabelle gave us the highlights in 3 hours. Setting up the tour was easy and meeting Isabelle went flawlessly.
Kate GerardHahndorf, SA, Australia
What a great tour of the Louvre! Isabelle has an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of all the art we saw today, but she shares it with you in a very engaging way. Thank you so much Isabelle for sharing with me your love of art both wonderful and transformative. Fantastic day! I could easily spend more time with you, seeing more art and learning more about the artists and the importance of their works.
Jonathan CuestaUnited States
Isabelle was a great tour guide and had alot of knowledge of the Louvre musuem. She was able to show us all the highlights.
Brit ResiUnited States
She was fabulous! Her English is excellent and she is incredibly knowledgable.
Susan HarnedUnited States
Isabelle takes you to all the highlights but also provides the backstory and history behind the Louvre itself. Her passion and knowledge for the Louvre and it's treasures was evident throughout our tour. Highly recommend this tour and guide - without Isabelle I think our experience at the Louvre would be overwhelming.
Joel TankensonUnited States
If there were 6 checks, we would give that to Isabelle. What an amazing guide. On our 2 1/2 hour tour of the Louvre, she gave us not only the highlights, but really exposed us to sculptures and art that we might not have appreciated as much without her expertise. Her pacing, amazing knowledge of Art History, and wonderful sense of humor, made our time with her at the Louvre most memorable. Thank you, Isabelle
Anthony LeonardUnited States
High recommend Isabelle for this tour. Her knowledge and insight into the works at the Louve made this very worthwhile.
Tracy PerrelleUnited States
We can sum up our tour with Isabelle in one word, IMPRESSIVE. We joined her for the 2.5 hour tour of the Louvre and she delivered everything we had hoped for and more. Her passion for the artwork and the Louvre itself is contagious. We were able to view the highlights in the Louvre in this short period of time as well as a few other masterpieces that caught our eye. This was the perfect introduction to the Louvre and Isabelle was extremely generous in sharing her knowledge. We highly recommend.
Fal ModiUnited States
My family had a tour of the Louvre Museum the morning witth Isabelle. She was extremely friendly and full of information. She did a great job with my kids (ages 11 and 13). My husband and I learned a lot and were thankful to have someone navigate this amazing museum for us. I would HIGHLY recommend Isabelle. She helped us make the most of Louvre and kept it interesting.
Kirk StirlandUnited States
Isabelle is a gift of France. Her deep knowledge, flavored by her wit and personality, and inate ends of our knowledge and interest in art, architecture and culture, made her the perfect companion for the Louve. Highly recommended.
Larry CreemerUnited States
Isabelle was so much fun to have as a guide. Everyone in our family enjoyed being with her. She showed us the highlights of the museum and told us the history and backgrounds of all that we saw. It was an amazing afternoon and we were sorry to see it end. We would advise anyone heading to Paris to engage Isabelle as a tour guide, I can't imagine having a better one!
Robert DillardUnited States
Our flight was late in arriving and we were late in arriving at the hotel. Isabelle was very flexible in adjusting times. My wife had I had a previous visit to the Louvre, but this time Isabelle showed us items we hadn't seen before and was superb at interpreting the art we were shown.
Maria PazUnited States
ISABELLE is brilliant, extraordinarily well prepared, and very professional - she is also expressive, passionate and with a great sense of humor that we truly enjoyed & appreciated like her practical human interest anecdotes. She showed and shared with us so much about the many types of artwork that we saw which also included the history of the Louvre itself, while engaging our focus in the masterpieces with a new light of interest... highly recommendable! Thank you for such a fantastic tour, Isabelle :)
Abe KfouryUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Isabelle. She is very knowledgeable and has a great personality. The tour length was also perfect ~ even made it out of the Louvre without a headache! Well done Isabelle.
Victor TrujilloUnited States
Isabelle was FABULOUS!!! We so enjoyed doing the Louvre with her. .she knows the in's and out's and it was a pleasure hearing all the information she provided!!!! Her love for the job was obvious and her enthusiasm was contagious. We would book another tour with her in a heart beat!!!
Charles P.United States
Iz gave our 10 & 13 year olds a great overview of the Louvre.She was enthusiastic and interesting and steered us through a very crowded facility with ease. Highly recommend her. Also good student of art history with ability to entertain all ages.
Camilla BoyceUnited States
Isabelle was outstanding. She was incredibly knowledgable about not only the art but also the architecture & history of the building. She did a great job of engaging our somewhat reluctant children. We did a 2.5hr tour of the highlights of the Louvre & she really bought the art to life with stories about the art as well as the artists. The tour was a highlight of our week in Paris.
William FordUnited States
This was our first visit to the Louvre. Having Isabelle as our tour guide ensured that we saw all of the highlights since the museum collections can be overwhelming. Her knowledge of art history is first-rate and we benefited from her treasure trove of interesting anecdotes relative to the specifics pieces we were viewing. We recommend her highly for her knowledge and professionalism. She is a top-notch tour guide.
Nancy MarcussiUnited States
Isabelle was fantastic, went above and beyond..we highly recommend her
Nancy MarcussiUnited States
Isabelle was fantastique. Learned a lot about art and the history of the Louvre. Most interesting was how the resistance hid the art during WWII She was great
Ellen CheekUnited States
Isabelle gave our family an excellent introductory tour of the Louvre. She did a great job tailoring the tour to our needs and interests (our children are 9 and 11, and none of us have an art history background). She was friendly, on time, engaging, and informative. Thank you for an excellent tour!
Debbie NeeseUnited States
Isabel has a terrific knowledge of art history and made touring The Louvre a complete joy, despite the massive crowds! I wish we could have spent more time together.
Jane CasavantUnited States
In our group of six , Isabelle received a unanimous five stars. She gave us an absolutely marvelous, energetic, informative and entertaining tour of the Louvre and its treasures. Not only did she cover the usual top stops, but she showed us things we would never have discovered on our own and gave new perspective on things some of us had seen. I have been to the Louvre many times, but learned and saw so many new works. A perfect way to spend the morning. Thank you, Isabelle!
Isabelle was a godsend for our first visit to the Louvre. Her ability to bypass the ticket and entrance lines and to shepherd our group of six through the immense crowds was amazing. Her knowledge of both the Louvre itself and the art inside made our visit informative and fun. She made our day. Isabelle herself is an interesting lady, passionate about her craft as a professional guide and it shows in her performance. She was so good that we prevailed upon her to guide us to Versailles the next day.
Patricia A.United States
I had an inspiring tour of the Louvre with Isabelle. She was very knowledgeable about the art, the history of the building itself and of the various time periods in French history. I had a wonderful overview of the major art pieces but also saw sculpture and works that I had never seen. The Louvre itself is a fabulous art form and Isabelle pointed out the beautiful ceilings and carvings. Isabelle's English is very good. I recommend this tour!!
Piero Antonio CalligaroAustralia
We found Isabelle a fountain of knowledge inside the museum.
Wilburn McDonaldUnited States
Isabelle is simply a wonderful guide. We want to engage Isabelle on our next Paris trip, which my wife is already planning. Isabelle knows so much about art, architecture and history; she makes the museums come alive.
Paul W.Scarborough, ON, Canada
Isabelle was a truly outstanding guide. Her insights into the works of art and the Louvre itself were invaluable. You can't imagine how much value she adds until you have taken the tour. Isabelle is very passionate about what she does and comes through very clearly. Very highly recommended.
Emily ToffoliUnited States
Thank you for a great tour! The tour was thoroughly enjoyable, and Isabelle's knowledge of art, art history and Parisian History was impressive.
Sheila ForchtnerUnited States
Isabelle was an amazing guide! There were six of us in our group and she made sure that she asked each person what they were looking for in her presentation and she made sure that she met each person's need and answered questions as we went along. I believe her knowledge, personality, and efficiency made our tour of The Louvre the best. I/we would recommend her highly as this is the way to spend your time and not get lost or try to find where you are on the map. More than met our expectations. Thank You!
Isabelle brought art to life for us. She is passionate about art and relays that to her clients. She knows the building and topic inside out.
Steve WinterfeldtUnited States
Isabella was extremely well versed in all areas pertaining to the Louvre. Her upbeat presentation along with her ability to pass along her knowledge made the time go by in a hurry. Both my wife and I would be more than happy to recommend Isabella to anyone wanting to take a tour of the Louvre or any other area of Paris.
Isabelle did a wonderful job highlighting the key areas of focus in the Louvre. We had a family of four and she was patient with the little ones taking into considerations their interests. Thanks for everything.
Sue GilmoreUnited Kingdom
Isabelle's tour was fantastic. My family (husband and 3 teenage boys) particularly liked the intermingling of history and art. Isabelle was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic and conducted the tour with a fair amount of humour too. Would definitely recommend this tour.
Carrie HewittUnited States
Isabelle was a wonderful guide. She was punctual and very happy to give us all the history and information we wanted. She was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the Louvre and French history which made our tour simply fascinating. I would highly recommend Isabelle to anyone.
Judith SteinUnited States
We are so in love with Isabelle B. She is smart,charming,patient,and pure fun to discover paris with. Bob, judy, marcia and jordan.
Samir NajiDublin 6, DUBLIN, Ireland
Great tour- a lovely balance between technical and more general info. Really nice person too.
Leslie HalloranUnited States
A perfect tour! We knew we could never begin to see everything, and this tour gave us a great introduction to the Louvre. Isabelle was charming! She was very knowledgeable and informative. She spoke English extremely well. We got a good feel for the Louvre and its history and saw many of the main attractions in our 3 hour tour. We really enjoyed this tour and recommend Isabelle without reservation!
Mordecai LebowitzUnited States
Isabelle's love of art made her guidance and commentary thrilling for all of our party.
Graeme BerrySouth Africa
Isabelle is outstanding - knowledgeable, fluent in English, great sense of humor, excellent with our young children. This tour gave us full value for our 2 1/2 hours at the Louvre. Highly recommended.
Chardel BarkerUnited States
Isabelle was funny, informative and so passionate about the art that it even rubbed off on my two sons. Had a wonderful tour. Thanks Isabelle
Jennifer ThomasUnited States
Isabelle is greatly knowledgeable and exudes excitement about Paris and its history. Worth every penny and more - thank you for the great days in Paris!
Paul DanielsonUnited States
Must admit that we were a little worried about what we'd get when booking a private tour with an unknown local. Let me say, my wife and I had one of the best tours we ever experienced. Our guide led a 3 hour introduction to the Louvre which was spectacular. We learned as much about the art on display, as we did the palace and city that was displaying it. Our guide ---a Parisian who spoke perfect English--- was friendly, engaging, dynamic and knowledgeable. We would enlist her services again and again