Deborah RamseyUnited States
We are so glad that we chose Romain as our guide in Paris. He is very knowledgeable and seems to enjoy sharing information. He is patient with young and old and adjusts the tour based on your needs. I highly recommend Romain for your next trip.
Deborah RamseyUnited States
We really enjoyed our tours! He is very knowledgeable. But in addition to that, he is patient and accommodating for older adults and for young children. He adjusts the pace as needed and locates facilities when requested. We are so glad that we booked with Tours by Locals.
Deborah RamseyUnited States
I highly recommend Romain for all of your tour needs in Paris. We were able to spend two days with him and he is patient with small children and involves them in his instruction of art and architecture. We are very glad that we were able to have Romain as our guide.
Linda BishopUnited States
Awesome tour guide! Romain was very considerate and thoughtful. He took his time to explain so many things! Very thorough and knowledgeable! We had a fantastic tour!!
Joel StenzelUnited States
Great historical perspective. Tailored specifically to our interests. Thank you.
Amber HubertusUnited States
Romain was a wonderful guide. His knowledge and insights during our evening Louvre tour made it our most enjoyable evening in Paris. Thank you so much. Merci beaucoup.
Francina BaileyUnited States
Romain was incredibly knowledgeable. My family and I were late; however, Romain was gracious and welcoming, nonetheless. We were all very impressed with this tour and would definitely book this tour again!!
Bettina LevesqueUnited States
Romain was a great tour guide. He gave us a very comprehensive tour of The Louvre. He was polite, friendly and very knowledgeable. He made the daunting task of navigating The Louvre very pleasurable.We highly recommend him!!!
Carmen D'AmicoUnited States
We had a great time with Romain. He is very knowledgeable and made our stay in Paris unforgetable.
Emily RaddUnited States
Romain is very knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommend!
Christine HutchinsonUnited States
Great personality, it was a pleasure. Had so much knowledge which made our night so enjoyable . We had a great evening with him. He is a wonderful teacher.
Marc MayoUnited States
Romain made our tour of the Lovre informative and fun.
Sue K.New Berlin, WI, United States
Romain was very personable and made our tour of the Louvre very interesting. However, he had to change the time of the tour the day before because he was running late. He also didn't have advanced tickets so we did have to stand in line. Our group thought that Romain spent too much time showing us only a few of his favorite artists instead of covering more of the Louvre overall.
If you can reserve with this young man, "Just Do It" and get the experience of a lifetime for None Artistic people. This man's ability to transfer enthusiasm is a gift few people have and the pleasure was ours. Congratulations Romain you made our trip to the Louvre and Lifelong Memory.
Romain was a champ. Even though this was his 3rd tour that day, he was still full of energy and super informative. Friendly and knowledgeable, Romain took us through a whirlwind of history at the Louvre and we would highly recommend Romain to anyone contemplating a private tour. Bravo!
Michael WitschelUnited States
Very pleasant, informative tour by Romain. I would highly recommend him.
Nanette BamesbergerUnited States
Our tour with Romain was fabulous. My teen boys were interested the entire time as he guided us through the maze of rooms. We all learned so much and gained a new appreciation for the art he showed us. His knowledge of the Louvre as well as the history in addition to his delightful personality made our morning there one of the best of our vacation. He was able to capture our attention and keep the tour moving at a pace that kept both adult and teen engaged. Plus skipping the lines were a true bonus.
Robert (bob) DriesengaUnited States
Romain was an awesome guide. Very friendly, knowledgeable and fun. He did an awesome job with my 10 year old grandson. 5 Stars all the way
Joan AdamsUnited States
Roman was amazing! Funny, informative, and personable he brought the Louvre to life. We are history lovers and he answered all of our questions in a way that showed that he enjoyed the topics. Definitely use this service to experience this amazing museum. Well worth it.
Marietta de PerioUnited States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Christopher FifeUnited States
Romain was incredible. If you're going to the Louvre, you want him as your guide! SO knowledgeable about EVERYTHING in the museum! And a really fun guy -- would highly recommend him for ANY tour in Paris -- and will definitely use him again on our next trip!
Maria HallomUnited States
I picked Romain because of his background in history and art, and he would not mind our wheel-chaired companion. He guided 5 of us through the handicap entry, and to the important highlights of the Louvre. The exhibits were crowded but he managed to find private spots where he explained not only the subjects and historical background of the paintings and sculptures, but also the different techniques of the artists. We really learned a lot and developed new appreciation for the arts. Thanks Romain.
The tour turned out to be awesome and memorable. Being so passionate about France and art,Romain has encyclopedic knowledge of the arts and history. He is esp brilliant when it comes to the Louvre - he manages to weave the lessons and secrets behind each art work and shows us exactly what we came to see (it is impossible to see ALL 35,000 works of art across 652,000 square feet but Romain found the ones we wanted--breathtaking!). Since he's a teacher, he knows how to keep our kids spellbound and excited
Jennifer HicksUnited States
Romain is very passionate and knowledgable about art history. We enjoyed the Louvre so much more with his interesting and informative stories as we worked through the Louvre. His enthusiasm for the art made the tour interesting. We toured areas of interest, he shared insights about the paintings or challenges for the artists as many works were commissioned and artist did not have full artistic freedom. He was able to engage teenager and adults-very much enjoyed!
Cary CheifetzUnited States
Tiffany HedgerUnited States
Romain is the perfect guide. He is friendly, speaks English well, and is very knowledgeable. He is patient and willing to answer questions. Couldn't have asked for a better tour.
Abbie ZolaUnited States
Romain was very knowledgeable and friendly. He took his time to explain lots to us, especially my mom who was visiting the Louvre for the first time. His enthusiasm for his subject matter is evident. You can tell he loves his job. Thanks, Romain!
Meredith ZornekUnited States
Romain was a wonderful tour guide!
Anne ChristieUnited States
As my 27 year old son aptly stated: This was the best museum tour I have ever been on. Romain was extremely pleasant and incredibly knowledgeable. He presented a thorough explanation of many works which made the experience come alive for us. The Louvre is such a daunting maze of galleries but it was clear Romain felt quite comfortable and adapted his narratives as our questions were presented. If hesitating about the cost: THIS is the way to do the Louvre: with an engaging person possessing extensive kno
Brian AltonUnited States
The only two things we reserved for our four day stay in Paris were this tour with Romain and tickets to the Philharmonic. We could not have been more pleased with both of those decisions! Right from the start Romain had a sense of what we might care about (without earlier correspondence) and led us on a tour that shed light on French history, artistic style, archeology, and political intrigue in the collections. Our tour was early in the day and inspired us as we moved throughout the city.
Sarah ScanlonUnited States
Our guide was very knowledgeable and was flexible and understanding when our friends arrived late. I loved the background and stories around the art and I never could have gotten so much info on our own. This is definitely the way to see the Louvre for your first time or when on a limited timeframe!!
Susan SwaglerUnited States
Romain made our first-time tour of the Louvre manageable and so very enjoyable. He was in touch ahead of time, and meeting up was simple. Then we just walked right in. No lines! He made sure we saw the most important (and popular) pieces and many, many more. Romain's tour encompasses history as well as art. He is knowledgable and he has a delightful sense of humor, which made our tour fun and informative. And he even guided us in the best ways to view various pieces. We're so glad we toured with him!
Devyn DamoreMohnton, PA, United States
Romaine was great. Very knowledgable, friendly, and helpful. Highly recommended!
William WebbUnited States
This was the best money we spent in Paris, hands down. I had been to the Louvre before, but seeing it with Romain's commentary was like seeing it again for the first time -- a totally new experience! As a history teacher, Romain is extremely knowledgeable. His tour is very well planned, so no time is wasted going from one place to the other. You will hit all the highlights in addition to learning all sorts of fun things most tourists would miss! A perfect afternoon!
Thank you, Romain, for an extremely informative tour. Everyone in our family took something new away with them. Your passion for everything in the Louvre was evident. Your choice of things to visit was also perfect for our family. You made it a memorable day for us. Merci beaucoup! ��
Romain was very informative and it really gave us the best possible experience of art at the Louvre. He was very helpful to my mother who needed a wheelchair for the tour, always ensuring she was not missing anything. Highly reccomend this tour!
Ellyn MeffordBurnet, TX, United States
Romain's knowledge of art and art history was very evident as we toured the halls of The Lourve. It was terrific to get to see the really important works of art on our grand-daughter's first visit to this very large museum. Thanks Romain for working with our interests and our time constraints. Lyn, Pete and Kate
Paul KeoughHingham, MASSACHUSETTS, United States
Romain kept our entire family group, (six people, two women and four men ages 19 to ??), engaged and interested. We saw everything you are supposed to at The Louvre and many other gems. We learned a great deal about the history of mankind and about art. We really enjoyed our tour with Romain.
David WattsUnited States
Romain is a very warm, and knowledgable tour guide . He gave us A unique historical perspective on the Louver and it's Art . I highly recommend him , A+++
Barbara WilliamsUnited States
Romain was both extremely informative as well as a delight. We had a 16 year old at the Louvre and Versailles and he kept her interested. Quite an accomplishment! His depth of understanding and ability to interpret is amazing and enjoyable. I would highly recommend him if you are a scholar or not. B W
Nathan GreeneUnited States
Fantastic background descriptions! Romain was very helpful in setting the scene for each piece that we stopped to see. He did his best to keep the flow of information consistent given the challenging arrangement of the museum. Very good!
George BagdonUnited States
See my comments on the other museum tour we did with Romain.
William StantonUnited States
Romain is a wonderful guide. There were six of us on the Louvre tour and everyone thought Romain did an excellent job. Romain is friendly, knowledgeable, and easily understood. He made art history from the classical through the renaissance come alive. Without him, each painting was another piece of art. With him, we were able to gain some appreciation for the evolution of painting as demonstrated by changing technique in a series of pieces. We loved Romain and would unquestionably use him again. Bill
Torin GrayUnited States
Romain provided an absolutely wonderful tour. He was friendly, engaging, and had a deep knowledge that added great richness to our time in the Louvre. I would highly recommend him.
Patricia (Patty) HalaufiaUnited States
Romain made our visit to the Louvre educational and manageable. The museum can be daunting due to its enormous size and if you only have one day to explore this wonder, a guide is a must have. Romain not only pointed out the high points, he took the time to educate us about what we were seeing and helped us to truly appreciate the works of the artists. A great first visit for us!
Jill SpielbergerUnited States
Merci! Romain's Louvre tour was awesome! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and humor -- and bringing the masterpieces of history to life.
Nirav RanaUnited States
Elizabeth SchultzUnited States
Rachel DreyfussUnited States
Romain is so knowledgeable! We enjoyed our tour!
Jim LewisUnited States
Romain was really excellent in our tour of the Louvre. His knowledge combined with his humor and wit made for a thoroughly enjoyable time. There is so much to see in the Louvre that you can spend weeks there and not really understand what you are looking at. Having a guide that can lend context to what was happening when the pieces were created makes a totally different experience. And we highly recommend using Romain for that.
Shaun BenjaminSouth Africa
Out tour guide Romain was superb. All skip the line tickets were purchased before hand by Romain for the Catacombes and The Louvre. The tours went off acccroding to plan with no hitches. Romain is extremely pasionate about his love for history. We ended the tour more educated about histroy and art, than when we started. Romain goes out of his way to make sure that you get the best experience of the tour. Thank you Romain for making Paris a memorable holiday.
Kim BarrettNew Zealand
Romain was a fantastic host and guide. Very knowledgeable on all the areas we looked at. He showed us the classics plus the peices he was passionate about. A real gentleman. The whole family enjoyed the tour and made our time in Paris all the richer for it.
Gerard GabelUnited States
Great guide Informative
Everett DyerUnited States
Our afternoon at the Musee d'Orsay came to life with Romain. There is depth and breadth to his knowledge of art and it brought life and context to all that we saw. We have a daughter who teaches art - we will return with her to share his time again in the future.
Charles ColeRANCHO MIRAGE, CA, United States
Romain is passionate about art, and inspires an appreciation of the messages being shared through the art and every facet of its composition. He makes complex ideas and relationships easy to follow and understand. And he communicates with ease at what ever level the group is in their own understanding of art and its history. When our tour was over we felt like we could have spent the entire day with Romain and still want more. Excellent choice!
Jonathan LarkinUnited States
Great time. Romain we super knowledgable, friendly, and clearly passionate about the Louvre and its art. We truly enjoyed the experience!
Michelle BossUnited States
Excellent tour! Romain is extremely qualified and has extensive knowledge and is passionate about what you are seeing. He was also very flexible with our schedule when we were delayed arriving.
Stacey LynchUnited States
Romain was friendly and knowledgeable. He was the perfect guide for a first time visitor to the Louvre. We told him in advance some things we would want to see. He mapped out a plan that brought us to everything we wanted to see and other great sites within the museum.
Roberto JimenezUnited States
Andrea JonesHenderson, NV, United States
Romain was so knowledgeable and guided us with ease through the parts of the Louvre where tourists do not usually go...easy going fun personality We thoroughly explored the Richelieu and Sully wings and Romain was very well versed on the building architecture,the sculptures,paintings ...a walking history book We enjoyed him thoroughly and would recommend him highly
Sherry CampbellUnited States
Romain is the perfect guide to go the Louvre with. He is passionate about the history of art, the art itself and really knew how to maneuver the crowds! A lovely visit with a great guide!
Beverly KuhtzUnited States
Romain was an excellent guide. His insight into the paintings and sculptures were interesting and helpful. Not only as he knowledgable about the different collections but about history of the Louve itself. Thank you Romain for a wonderful tour and experience. Jim and Bev
Ameeta KumarUnited States
Lee RoseUnited States
Romain is amazing... I am a director from Los Angeles and not east to please having been exposed to many gifted people ... I brought a teacher and two friends and an 11 year old for a 4 hour tour.... He knew everything about everything ... And guided us through the most important things and little known things ... He was quite simply amazing ! Merci Lee Rose
Alisa BrakeUnited States
Romain is so knowledgable he was able to help us really understand the art in the Louvre. The sculptures in the Richilieu wing by Puget were incredible. Alisa
Romaine was passionate , energetic and expert about our visit to the Louvre.
James LudlamUnited States
This was our second tour with Romain, an excellent decision on our part. Versailles is a huge place and he gave us a thorough tour and handled our three generations of 6 people (ranging in age from 9 to 73) very well. We asked him to drive, a little more expensive, but it was a great decision. We avoided the worst traffic and we could discuss any number of issues while driving.
Duayne KingUnited States
We were not able to go to the Louvre, due to the closing of the site because of the Seine flooding. Romain did the best he could in a the given situation. He gave us a very interesting history of the Louvre and of its importance in French history, then he gave us a guided tour of Notre Dame. The tour was very good and help to dampen are disappointment on not getting to go to the Louve. Thank You Romain.
We took 3 different company tours for different tours during our 3 week trip through Europe. Romain through Tours by locals was by far the best Tour we took. If you want someone knowledgeable and passionate about what they are showing you then Romaine is the guy for you. Taking a private guided tour is the only way to go so highly recommend tours by locals and Romain. If we knew before hand how good it would be we would have booked all of our tours through tours by locals.
Laura BeckerUnited States
Romaine was very interesting, knowledgeable, and passionate about his profession! We really enjoyed this tour, and I have recommended him to 2 coworkers who will be traveling to Paris this summer.
Scott MacFarlandUnited States
Romain is absolutely terrific. He is knowledgeable and is excellent at conveying salient points to his listeners. He did a great job moving us through the museum at just the right pace. All four of enjoyed the tour. It was a pleasure to spend time with Romain.
Laure RossUnited States
Romain was very knowledgeable about the works of art within the museum and how best to navigate through it to see everything we wanted to. Skip the line is priceless and a guide through the maze that is the Louvre is invaluable. You will find yourself walking by paintings and going 'hey, I know that one' from Giotto's Sermon to the Birds to Jacques-Louis David's Raft of the Medusa. The Mona Lisa, Nike of Samothrace, Venus de Milo and Michelangelo's dying and rebellious slaves need no introduction.
Shawn BachUnited States
We had a great but short time with Romain. My son was sick, so we had to cut the tour short. However, romain was so knowledgeable about everything, we could have stayed there all day. He was also able to give insights into other places around Paris. Merci Beaucoup!
Heidi GrahamUnited States
Romain was absolutely superb. I can not recommend him highly enough. We are a family with a 12 year old boy & a 16 year old girl & we were all enthralled with his tour. I do frequent art tours and this is the best I've ever had anywhere! Worth every dime! Thank you.
Debbi TooheyUnited States
We met Romain easily thought the Louvre was packed. I enjoyed how he started our tour from the outside explaining the architectural changes over reigns and centuries. It laid the groundwork well for his art explanations, the foundations of how expression artistically and culturally advanced from BC forward. He was charming, concise, and steered us expertly throughout the 2 sections we explored together. It was truly worthwhile to start The Louvre this way, as well as our arrival into Paris for a week.
Cynthia GentileUnited States
Romaine was amazing at the Louvre. My husband and I feel that we got an amazing art history lesson and saw many of the must see artwork at the Louvre. Now we have a much better understanding of the different periods in art, we understand what the various sculptors and artists were doing and why. I highly recommend Romaine for this tout or any tour that you may have upcoming.