Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Paris France by Tour Guide Alain B. (Guide #19659)


Leah Miciotto

United States
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Tour: #359879, Orsay Museum Highlights, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 13/18

Again in Paris, we had an excellent Guide, Alain, who taught us so much about the art movements between 1850 - 1900. He was so passionate about the information it easily engaged our group age 75 to 16. It was a magnificent day.

Richard Thorner

United States
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Tour: #304548, D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches, Private Full Day Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 3/18

One of the most, if that the most, knowledgeable guides We have a come across. On time, personable, nice vehicle and extensive knowledge of our tours destination and all of world history! Thank yo we have come across. On time, personable, nice vehicle and extensive knowledge of our tours destination and all of world history.

Michele Mutzke

United States
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Tour: #304548, D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches, Private Full Day Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 15/18

Alain was fabulous. Out of all the guides we have had, he was superior to all of them. He was right on time to pick us up. He was very knowledgeable and a genuine pleasure to be with. It was like traveling with a friend. He was also a great driver. If I require a driver again while in Europe, I would definitely call Alain without hesitation. I highly recommend him for any tour. He knew everything about everything. We had a great day. He was also very reasonable in price. He is my go to guy...

Terry Lawley

United Kingdom
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Tour: #304568, Ile de la Cité, Notre Dame Cathedral and Latin Quarter private walking tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 14/18

We really enjoyed our 2.5 hr tour with Alain this afternoon. Alain has an encyclopaedic knowledge of French and European history and his commentary is very entertaining and thought provoking. We definitely recommend this tour.

Steve Kipnis

United States
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Tour: #388035, Louvre Museum Private Visit, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 1/18

We went on the tour with our children (18 and 14) who are not always easy to take to museums. However, with Alain as our guide the tour of the Louvre was one of the highlights of our trip for both kids. Alain was able to navigate the bustling crowds and bring history and art to life. We highly recommend this tour.

Cary Cheifetz

United States
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Tour: #304386, Champagne driven/guided Day Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Mar 19/18

Alain is one of the finest tour guides in Paris. He has an abundance of knowledge and passion fin everything he does. His tour id Champagne was amazing.

Jeanne S.

Los Altos, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: Versailles Private Half-Day Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Nov 7/17

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.

Beverly Nolte

United States
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Tour: #301286, Beverly Nolte Private Paris Driven Tour @ night, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Oct 15/17

Alain was very thoughtful about the traffic on a Sun. Night into Paris so he arrived early to pick me up from the hotel. I certainly enjoyed him as a tour guide with lots of knowledge about his city/country. It was a memorable experience with Alain. He helped me take lots of pictures and explained many tidbits about Paris. A unique experience with Alain.

Michael Hough

United States
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Tour: #304548, D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches, Private Full Day Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Oct 12/17

Alain was the best guide we have had. He was very knowledgeable and made our trip to Normandy a highlight of our vacation. He gave very deep background to the sites and was able to answer all of our questions. We would give him six stars but that was not an option.

David G.

United States
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Tour: #304559, Giverny Claude Monet House and Gardens Private Half Day Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Oct 10/17

Alain ensured our tour to Giverny was truly special. We thoroughly enjoyed our interaction with him. He was professional, courteous and knowledgeable. He was gracious and kind and exhibited the very best in quality customer service and follow through.

Michael Mychajluk

Canada
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Tour: #304548, D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches, Private Full Day Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Oct 1/17

Our tour was very enjoyable and informative. Alain did a fantastic job. I would recommend him to anyone.

Lucy Spiegel

United States
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Tour: #301286, Paris Driven Tour and Louvre Museum Guided Half-Day, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 28/17

Alain was incredibly knowledgeable about The city, the country and the culture...he had great stories! He was most amenable to a side trip to the Marais and a quick stop for pix at the Eiffel Tower. We enjoyed our adventure and we learned a lot!

Lori Lofye

United States
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Tour: #304548, D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches, Private Full Day Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 14/17

Our D-Day Normandy Landing tour with Alain was absolutely fantastic! His knowledge of the WWII history is amazing. He shared so much information that we did not know. It was both a fun and very touching experience.

Mary H.

United States
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Tour: #304386, Champagne Day Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 11/17

This tour was great loved visiting the smaller family owned business and the small Village. Tour guide did a very good job, and was extremely knowledgeable.

Harry H.

United States
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Tour: Harry Hicks special private near-east at the Louvre tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Jul 26/17

Alain is very knowledgeable about most of the items on display in the ancient near east section of the Louvre, and we enjoyed the tour and learned a lot. One large room contained artifacts from Dur-Sharrukin, built by Sargon II in about 710 BC. Alain told us the items were from the 12th century BC. He skipped the rooms dealing with the Levant, saying he knew nothing about them. The Levant includes ancient Israel and Judah, and would be of great interest to Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

Harry H.

United States
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Tour: #304556, Loire Valley Castles, Full Day Private Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 25/17

Alain is a fountain of knowledge about many different things; his explanation of the history of France and of each castle was thorough. He is 56, and probably learned English decades ago. He has his own peculiar pronunciation of many English words. He knows the words and says them quickly in sentences, but mispronounces them. I was often asking, "What are you trying to say?" It wasn't really a major issue, just an annoyance.

Russell Gullotti

United States
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Tour: #304548, D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches, Private Full Day Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 20/17

Alain is fun and extremely knowledeable. He knew so much of the D-Day history I told him that he should be a history professor. He told me that he is, in fact, a history professor at the university level. I highly recommend Alain for any tour he would give.

Joan Trifletti

United States
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Tour: Joan's Special Customized Paris Tour - July 10th 2017, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Jul 10/17

Alain was very informative but failed to use the microphone system and some of us could not hear him well. It would also have been nice to have some water on the mini bus. The issue we had was with the vehicle. We were cutting it close to get back to the ship on time and drivers had to be changed as it was over 12 hours. When we went through the last pay station the pass did not work and we had to spend extra time getting it to work. We got to the ship closer to sailing time than we would like.

Robert LaPenta

United States
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Tour: #304568, Ile de la Cité, Notre Dame Cathedral and Latin Quarter private walking tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 7/17

Alain was an exceptional guide. He was very informative and spoke English well. he is very well educated and knowledgeable. He had many interesting and funny facts to share with us. He was very pleasant. I would highly recommend him for the Paris tour.

Mark Keenan

United States
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Tour: #304568, Ile de la Cité, Notre Dame Cathedral and Latin Quarter private walking tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 19/17

Alain was really great. (Teaches European heritage.) He provided us with a wonderful introduction to Notre Dame and the Latin quarter.