Michael JahrausUnited States
Christian was very friendly. We requested help with researching my Wife's Basque Heritage. Christian was most happy to do this and we plan to stay in contact with him to share information. Our sightseeing through the Basque countryside was beautiful. Christian was very knowledgeable with French and Basque history making the drive most enjoyable. I highly recommend a tour with Christian!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael, It was an enjoyable adventure - searching for your Basque ancestors! Please feel free to continue communicating with me for any assistance regarding your quest. - Christian
Richard N.United States
We asked Christian to provide a customized version of one of his standard tours, hoping to visit 3 small villages in the Basque region of France. Unfortunately, the first village had a special event and there was no parking within 2 miles of the village. Our visit was during August when many Europeans are on vacation, resulting in far more people touring sites than one might find during other months. The second village that we visited was larger and so crowded that it was difficult to enjoy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tourist destinations during the month of August are always crowded. Parking in the first village was 200 yds away, not 2 miles - from the (very small) city center. I was surprised when you insisted to keep going on to the next destination, rather than visit the village because they were celebrating; I would have thought that visiting during the local festival would be the BEST way to experience local culture. I'm sorry you were disappointed. Q: Should I have INSISTED that we visit, against your will?
Steven BrownUnited States
Christian was very entertaining and educating. We had a wonderful experience.