Susan StraubUnited States
Anne is an outstanding guide. Tailor made the tour to our wishes. Very personable & radiates enthusiasm for Paris. Even gave us directions for travelling the city, which made our stay much easier.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, dear Susan, for this lovely review! It was a great time for me to show you around as it is such a pleasure to be with nice people. I hope you'll have a nice and safe trip back home and I hope to see you all again!
Pam ReynoldsUnited States
Anne was very accommodating considering our second day in Paris with jet lag. She was kind, patient and really seemed to enjoy her job. She went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable being our first time learning the French way of doing things. We really appreciated Anne's caring touch!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pam, thank you so much! These are very kind words. Spending time with your family was a pleasure and I’m glad you had such a nice day. I hope you managed to find some time for shopping, and if not, please do come back and visit again : ) There's always more to see and do!
Lisa ZizzoUnited States
Knowledgeable about the area, very friendly , taking time to make sure everything she had planned was something we wanted to do , also making sure we made some stops for food I specifically wanted to find. Couldn't have had a better day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa, thank you for this lovely review. I had a great day touring with you both and I trust you had a safe trip home. I hope you managed to try one of Pierre Hermé's Ispahan croissants before you left, such a shame they ran out on the day of our tour! Wishing you all the very best.
Joy KemmUnited States
This was the first time we had used TOURS BY LOCALS and we couldn't have had a better experience. Anne was very knowledgeable about the history of Paris, and was fun and enjoyable to be with. She also took us to local eateries so we were able to experience Paris as the locals do. I would definitely recommend Anne and TOURS BY LOCALS.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joy, thank you so much for this wonderful review! I'm so glad it all worked out. We really did cover a lot of ground and have a fun day. You were a lovely party to tour with and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip to France :-)
Heather GuentherUnited States
Our family just spent the whole day with Anne. A day we will not forget. She is so genuine and passionate about Paris. She shared so much history, funny anecdotes, lesser known restaurants and patisseries and beautiful side streets that we just would have never been able to navigate on our own. We highly recommend Anne... You will not regret it!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Heather, what can I say? These are very kind words! I'm so glad it worked out so well. We really did cover a lot of ground and had a fun day, so I sincerely look forward to your return in the future :-)
Melissa FuquaUnited States
Anne is so knowledgeable of Paris and all the history of Paris. She took us all over Paris by metro and by bus. We never had to sit in traffic on a tour bus. Anne is a delightful lady who makes sure she meets your tour interests. I would definitely look Anne up the next time we travel to Paris. Anne is a delightful lady!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, dear Melissa, for your very kind words! I had a great day enjoying the city with you as well, and I'm so glad it went the way you had hoped. And believe it or not, there's still so much more we can explore if you come back again!
Pamela Hassen LobitzUnited States
I can't say enough good things about our day with Anne. She was incredibly responsive and helpful to me in planning one perfect day in Paris. She responded to my emails quickly, gave me valuable advice and managed to incorporate several things I asked for to make our day unforgettable. I highly recommend Anne as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, dear Pam, for this glowing review! Didn't we have a nice time together, exploring the city like old friends with their teens :-) I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the rest of your day in town, and that you made it sound and safe back to London. Next time, you'll have to plan for a longer trip in Paris, as I sincerely hope that our paths will cross again :-)
Sheri RichardsonUnited States
My daughter and I had such a wonderful time with Ann on our walking tour! She is very knowledgeable on Paris and such a pleasure. She was always prompt with her emails and kept me in the loop. Highly recommended!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sheri, thank you so much for this wonderful review! It was a pleasure for me to explore the city with both of you. Truly, it was an enjoyable day. Have a great time in London, and please come and visit us again as I still have a lot to show you around :-)
Noha EkdawiUnited States
Wonderful experience. Great way to learn all about Paris.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, dear Noha, for your very kind words! It was a treat for me to spend this day with you and your lovely family. It was also fun to have your feedback on the falafels! I hope you had a great time in Disneyland as it was a beautiful day. Give my warmest regards to everybody :-)
Nora NewsockUnited States
Anne was fabulous! She gave us a short preview of our day before we got started on a wonderful day seeing Paris!! We saw Montmartre and heard the history and had coffee at a wonderful cafe! We took the train to see Notre Dame and heard the History and many fabulous stories about Paris! After a local lunch we went to th Marais area as we wanted to hear a bit of Jewish history and saw the synagogues and heard about Jewish life in Paris before and after WWII She showed us great places to shop !Fab!! THX
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nora, thank you so much for this wonderful review! I'm glad we were able to have a relaxing and enjoyable day, visiting the city, sharing ideas, talking about art. It was a treat for me to spend this day with both of you :-)
Darrin McGuireUnited States
Anne was a wonderful host. Her knowledge and consideration of our travel needs was unsurpassed. We landed at 7AM in Paris on a Labor Day holiday, and she was willing to adjust our meeting time to let us settle in. Once we met up, she spent over six hours with us answering every question we could think of. Along the way, she also built in opportunities to rest and recover from our jet lag. I would highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, dear Darrin, for this kind review! It was a pleasure to spend this day with both of you and I hope you'll come back with the kids some time! I hope you'll have a wonderful time in Paris, for a wonderful Anniversary :-)
David RochefortUnited States
We are so happy to contact Anne for our tour of whirlwind tour of Paris! Prior to our tour Anne contacted us to see if there was anything in particular we wanted to see and she made sure we saw it. Anne's genuine love for her city came through in her descriptions of its art, culture, and heritage. If we ever make it back to Paris we will be sure to hire Anne again. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, thank you so much for this kind review. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in London (and that you didn't miss the French baguettes too much!). See you again soon in Paris hopefully! And this time we'll definitely go to Montmartre ;-)
Roman (Martha) NowygrodUnited States
Anne was not only an extremely knowledgeable guide she was delightful company and enjoyable companion. We especially appreciated the historical backgrounds. She did not rush us nor hurry us. We highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roman and Martha, it was wonderful to explore the city with both of you. I also enjoyed our discussions about so many different topics. That was a great day. Thanks so much for your kind words!
Anne was a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. We would highly recommend her. She answered all our questions and was an interesting companion for the day .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Di, thank you so much! These are very kind words; We did have a friendly time and also lots of fun, didn't we :-) I hope our paths will cross again, and may be you'll be my guide in Tasmania.... Give my very warmest regards to everybody :-)
Jeanene PerryUnited States
Anne was so lovely and was very knowledgeable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, dear Jeanene! These are very kind words. I hope you'll come and visit us again, as I truly enjoyed hearing about the Chevalier de la Barre. Would you believe that each time I walk past his statue, I can't help thinking of you! Give my warmest regards to your lovely family :-)
Lance HumphreysUnited States
Anne is amazing. She gave us exactly the kind of tour we asked for. She was so knowledgeable about everything and even took the time to give us recommendations for other parts of our trip. Highly recommend Anne!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lance, thank you so much for this wonderful review! It was a pleasure for me to explore the city with all of you. You were such a friendly party. I also wish all the best to your daughter for her future endeavors :-)
Khusroo QureshiUnited States
Exceptional. One of the best if not the BEST guide we ever have had. Anne showed small details one would otherwise not have known( part of the original Paris town wall dating back to the Middle Ages, now part of a restaurant). I could go on and on... We look forward to returning and seeing more of Paris with Anne. Thanks Anne. merci Beaucoup.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Khusroo, thank you so much for this very kind review! It was a pleasure sharing my passion for history with you and meeting your family (I hope your daughter was happy with all the photos!). I look forward to seeing you again in Paris and I wish you all happy holidays!
Joanne SmithUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Joanne! It was a pleasure meeting you and your lovely family :-)
Nancy WilliamsUnited States
Our This Is Paris with Anne on October 2nd was everything we could have hoped for and more!! She is warm, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent with her enjoying beautiful Paris. It was fun taking the buses and metro with someone who knew their way around the city. The tour was tailor made for exactly what we wanted to see. I would highly recommend this tour and would not hesitate to tell all my friends to contact Anne when in Paris!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nancy, thank you so much for this wonderful review! Exploring my favorite neighborhoods with you and your friends was a pleasure and made this day truly enjoyable. I hope you'll come and visit us again :-)
Joe F.United States
Anne did a wonderful job of showing us the key spots in Montmartre and guiding us through Notre Dame, while stopping at some local favorites along the way as well. We were late in arriving to meet Anne, but she was able to adapt the schedule to ensure we still had the time to see everything we wanted to as part of the tour. Anne is very knowledgable about Paris and all it has to offer. We truly enjoyed our time with Anne and would definitely do a Paris tour with her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joe, those are very kind words! I'm glad we were able to adapt the tour so you didn't miss any spot you wanted to visit. I hope you have a wonderful cruise in this beautiful Fall season :-)
Robert M.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Robert! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Paris -:)
Kristine SinnerUnited States
If possible, I would rate Anne higher than 5. Our stay was cut to 3 days. Day 1, Anne organized a comprehensive city tour and integrated a tutorial for use of the Metro System. Together we visited many of the iconic sites and she helped us purchase Versailles metro tickets for the following day. Thanks to Anne we were able to maximize every hr. of our stay. Her calm thoughtful approach set us up for success. Her intimate knowledge of city life as well as it's history created a perfect blend for success.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kristine, thank you so much for this wonderful review! What a lovely day we spent together, time flied! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and also that my tips helped you make the most of the rest of your stay in Paris. I do hope that you'll manage to visit us again as I would be delighted to see you and Dick again. Warmest regards to both of you and hopefully see you soon :-)
Tracey LinceUnited States
What a great way to start our trip, Ann was a wonderful guide and surpassed our expectations!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, dear Tracy, for this glowing review! It was really a pleasure showing you around. It was lots of fun, too! I hope you'll visit us again, as you have an apartment in the best location in town -:) Give my warmest regards to everybody.
Lisa KellyUnited States
Anne was absolutely wonderful. Not only is she kind and easy going, she is so fun to talk to. She was great to communicate with before our trip. She helped me come up with the perfect itinerary. When we met and sat down for coffee we came up with an even better plan. She gladly changed things up. She let us go at our own pace and she taught us so much about Paris. Thanks Anne!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa, thank you so much for this wonderful review! Your family was great fun to be with and it was a treat for me to show you around. You were also very dynamic and full of energy, even you mum, despite her back problems. I must say I was impressed! Give my warmest regards to everybody :-)
Jacqueline SantosUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Jacqueline. Give my warmest regards to everybody -:)
Brian DolseyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brian, thank you so much for your kind words. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour, and I hope you had a nice and safe trip back to London. Give my warmest regards to your family :-)
John CartierJersey City, NJ, United States
Anne was superb. She was well prepared, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, responsible, and very committed to making our visit to Paris a truly memorable one. Our son will be coming to Paris this September and we'll be sure he asks for Anne to guide him through the streets and markets of Paris.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John and Maria, thank you so much for such a wonderful review! I shall always remember the two days we spent together and our discussions about French cinema, literature and so much more... I will be delighted to meet your son in September and to share with him my love of Paris. I hope we'll meet again and in the meantime, enjoy Bordeaux! Au revoir!
Andrea DeiningerUnited States
My family and I enjoyed our 5 hour tour with Anne! She was extremely helpful to this jet lagged mom who wanted to get the "lay of the land". Anne taught us the Metro, helped purchase multi day tickets, advised for best times to visit attractions and times as well as regaling us with history and stories as we moved about the city. Her guidance for meals and ideas began well before our trip as well as once our day with her was complete. She helped make my husband's 50 th birthday a success! Merci Anne!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, my dear Andrea, for such a wonderful review! Where you jet lagged? I did not notice it as all of you were full of energy. Time flied so fast and it seemed to me I was getting around with my Bostonian family -:) I'm also glad to hear that Bob's birthday was a success. I hope you'll enjoy the rest of your stay in Paris and who knows, may be our paths will cross again, while strolling the city -:)
Leslie KaplanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Leslie! Glad you enjoyed the tour as much as I did :-)
James MetzUnited States
I travel extensively and Anne is the best!!! Such knowledge and positive attitude made a extremely pleasant tour on a rainy day. Anne's English is perfect. The conversation was stimulating and enjoyable. She has the knowledge to explain the question to a depth that I have personally never seen. My wife and I had a great day with miserable weather...Anne's personality brightened the day. We will go again. Lovely!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jim, thank you so much for such a generous review! The weather was, indeed, dreadful but the time really did fly by and it was a true pleasure for me to spend this day with both of you. I hope you had a nice and safe trip back home, travelling on a sunny day, and I also hope our paths will cross again soon. I look forward to the next time :-)