Karen R.United States
My tour guide, Anne, was exceptional in every way. She was on time, organized, informed, and engaging. She selected both well-known sites to visit and small quiet places off the beaten path. Her knowledge of history and art were both deep and broad, and she conveyed her insights with great enthusiasm. She had boundless energy, and it was clear that she loved introducing others to the delights of the city she loves and knows so well. It was a great experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen, thank you so much for this glowing review! It was a treat for me to spend this afternoon with you. I must say that I was also very impressed as you were so good at French! I hope I get to see you again soon -:)
HeidemariMatthew A.United States
Truly enjoy our connection and time with Anne! She is so wonderful, professional and kind. She knows her city and just a joy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Heidemari, for this very kind review! I also enjoyed a lot spending this afternoon with both of you. I hope you had a great time in Amsterdam, and I would be more than happy if you could come and visit us again -:)
Charlotte BokeschUnited States
Charlotte BokeschUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Jane -:)
Sarah A.United States
We had a small group (3 people) with varying experience traveling in Paris and Anne did a great job adjusting her insights at each sightseeing location to each of us. She has tremendous knowledge of the history of Paris and the arts, which made the tour enjoyable. She guided us on the metro and gave us advice for getting around on our own once the tour was finished. Anne guided us to a crepes take-away restaurant in Montmartre and the crepes were wonderful. I would recommend Anne!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sarah, thank you so much for this wonderful review! I'm glad you enjoyed the rest of your day in Paris and I hope you'll have a great time visiting the French Riviera. Not sure crepes are as good as in Montmartre there, but ice-creams are fabulous :-)
Deborah ApelUnited States
Deborah ApelUnited States
Anne was so knowledgeable and very caring to make sure our whole group was able to enjoy the tour. She included all the highlights that Paris has to offer and gave us information that helped us learn how to use the transit systems. Her recommendations for shopping and restaurants were excellent!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Debbie, for your very kind words! You were a lovely party to tour with and if I come to Michigan or Florida, you'll be the one to be my tour guide -:) Give my warmest regards to everybody!
Lauris BagozziUnited States
Ann was wonderful! She arrived timely at our hotel meeting place, in Paris, and had a plan that incorporated the important sites. She exposed us to public transportation, in addition to walking. A highlight was a funicular ride to Montmartre, a hillside town that presents residential living in addition to a wondrous view of Paris!!! Prior to our trip, Ann was available by email and assisted us with a choice of hotel. We've never been disappointed with Tours by Locals!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lauris, thank you so much for your wonderful review! You were such a friendly party to tour with and I also enjoyed the time we spent together. I'm also glad to hear that the rest of your stay in France, exploring north and south regions, was enjoyable. Please come back and visit us again -:)
Luis ViamonteUnited States
Anne was wonderful. She was very attentive to what we wanted to see and if she was going too fast or too slow, if we understood all that she was telling us, and if we needed anything. I would definitely ask for Anne if we are ever in Paris again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Luis, for your very kind review! You were a great party to tour with and I enjoyed the time we spent together. It was also fun to discuss about food and wine. Give my warmest regards to everybody and don't forget to come and visit us again -:)
Jerry RappoldUnited States
Anne was a Five in every category, and we really enjoyed our time with her. She went out of her way to show us Paris and everything we wanted to see and more. Anne is a credit to your organization and I recommend her to anyone who wants to know about Paris.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jerry, thank you so much for your very kind words! It was great touring with you two. It's always a pleasure meeting people passionate about French history and art. I wish you all the best and I hope you'll come and visit us again!
Angela Hopkins Luna giampetroUnited States
We had a wonderful experience with Anne. She is well informed, and has a delightful personality. I highly recommend her tours. We were a family that includes teenagers. She was able to keep them engaged with fascinating bits of history. We hope to come back and when we do... We will book with Anne. Thank you!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Angela, for this wonderful review! I also had great time with your lovely family, sharing on history, on Parisian life and on so many other topics. It was just like touring with a group of friends. I do hope that you will come back and this time, we'll have an in-depth visit to the Latin Quarter and I will give you tips on the Sorbonne and on college life -:)
Tina EickUnited States
Nice intro to Paris. Helped us explore Notre Dame area around hotel. We were rather jet lagged but Anne did a great job of keeping us engaged so we weren't tempted to just go to the hotel and sleep. Very knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Tina, for your very kind words! I didn't feel that you were jet lagged as you were such a dynamic party and full of energy -:)
Donna HeckerUnited States
Anne, was a wonderful guide, she took us to us areas of Paris where locals frequent and was able to show us alot of historical buildings along the way, very informative. She is very passionate about her city and it shows. Would love to go back and love to have her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Donna, thank you so much for this wonderful review! You had such a short time frame in the city and finally, everything went well... I'll hope our paths will cross again as I hope you will come back and visit us again -:)
Laura RubinUnited States
Laura RubinUnited States
Recently our family of six (Mom, dad, daughter 18, and sons 16 14 and 12) did a couple of different half day Paris tours with Anne. Both tours were a lot of fun. She was engaging, energetic, fun, and told many interesting stories. She was able to answer all of our questions and was very knowledgeable about French history. We would highly recommend Anne to anyone else touring Paris. We especially liked the tour of Montmartre. We liked the Jewish Quarter as well. Our kids enjoyed the tours!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Laura, for this wonderful review! Touring with your family was like touring with friends and I enjoyed it a lot. I hope you'll have great time exploring the "Old Continent". This must be an amazing experience. Give my warmest regards to everybody :-)
Karen GoodsonUnited States
It was a very hot day in Paris and I needed to cut the time short for our tour but Ann was so great by helping me enjoy all that I could that day. She is the best.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Karen, for your very kind words! It is true that the weather was kind of overwhelming. I hope you recovered and that you enjoyed your trip to Germany, and I do hope that our paths will cross again -:)
Jason HuskUnited States
We absolutely loved Anne and the tour she gave of us of Paris. She was very easy to communicate with and went out of her way to be sure that she was giving us the tour we wanted. She gave us plenty of suggestions for our time in Paris and followed up after the tour to be sure we were equipped with what we needed to make the most of our time. She was simply fantastic!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this wonderful review, Jason! You were a lovely family to spend the day with and I really enjoyed the time we spent together. Besides, you were staying in one of Paris' most iconic neighbourhoods and I'm sure that by the end of the week, you felt like true Parisians :-)
Patrick KearneyUnited States
Patrick KearneyUnited States
Anne provided an outstanding tour of Paris for my family of 6 (including 4 teenagers). Her tour was filled with informative details, from history, architecture and modern day life of Paris. We were able to tour a number of landmarks and historic neighborhoods. Anne was exceedingly polite, flexible and accommodating to our requests. We would highly recommend Anne for a personal tour of Paris.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Patrick, for these very generous words! Your family was so dynamic and enthusiastic that it was a pleasure spending these days with you. I hope all of you will visit Paris again -:)
Gillian MunroUnited States
Anne is fabulous. She is very knowledgeable and fun. We saw so much in the 3+ hours we were with her. If I find myself back in Paris I would not hesitate to book her again. I would highly recommend taking a tour with Anne.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gillian, thank so so much for your very kind testimonial. I also had great time touring with you and Tania. Wasn't it hot that day!!! It seems that you had chosen the best week to visit Europe -:)
Sandi NeumanUnited States
Anne was amazing! She accommodated our schedule and had tons of interesting facts/history to add to our tour. We'd highly recommend Anne for any tour you are interested in doing while in Paris!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Sandi, for your very kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed the time we spent together and I will be more than happy to take you to new Parisian explorations if you come and visit us again. Give my warmest regards to Kevin and Kayti -:)
Sandi NeumanUnited States
Anne was the best! Knowledgeable and thoroughly versed in sharing Paris, it was so nice to have her show us the town! We split a day long tour into two half days as our schedule was a challenge and Anne made it work! Her history references were fascinating and we went places most tourists don't get to see. We highly recommend her as a guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandi, thank you so much for this wonderful review! It was really a pleasure to spend these days with you. I hope you had a great trip around Europe and made it safe back home. I wish all the best to Kayti for her studies and may be our paths will cross again -:)
Vanessa CholatUnited Kingdom
Anne is just the most fantastic guide ! She is so interesting and so passionate ! It was the best tour ! We strongly recommend Anne
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Vanessa, for your very kind words! History is a passion of mine and it was a real pleasure to share it with all of you. You are such a warm and friendly family. I do hope we'll meet again someday -:)
Sherryanne MeyerMacungie, PA, United States
Anne met us at our Airbnb rental precisely on time with a warm smile and a ton of Paris history. Her knowledge & clear English made us feel comfortable in the city immediately. She showed us how to use public transportation & explained the secret of keeping one's metro ticket after using it in case you need to transfer to another station, provided a list of restaurants in each district, and provided good advice for our use in touring alone the next day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Sherry, for your very generous words! I'm so glad it all worked out! By the end of your stay, I'm sure you were true Parisians -:)
Kate WeissUnited Kingdom
Tour was amazing. Excellent local knowledge, especially about the neighbourhood I was in. Nice stories about things only locals would know. Really fun tour. Would definitely recommend and will be using Anna again for my next trip to Paris . Tour was tailored to what I wanted.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Kate, for your very kind words! Spending time with you was a pleasure and I also enjoyed this tour with you. I hope you managed to visit the Conciergerie in the afternoon. If not, it will be for your next trip to Paris -:)
Tristan MejiaUnited States
It was my birthday last Saturday and my tour with Anne added to make it memorable. Not only does she have thorough historical knowledge but she is organized - she had an itinerary ready and she had a list of recommendations for places, restaurants and cafes. Also, because she is very personable, the tour seemed effortless and comfortable. After the tour, she even offered for me to contact her in case I have questions or need additional information. Anne is a great tour guide and I highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tristan, thank you so much for your wonderful words... and thank you also for taking my tour for your birthday!It really was a pleasure spending the day with you and also sharing a chocolate eclair in my favourite pastry shop. I certainly do hope to see you again -:)
Tim MorrisUnited States
We had a small window with two young children and Anne could not have accommodated our schedule/situation better. You will find her incredibly knowledgeable, entertaining, and overtly hospitable. It was our pleasure to have discovered Paris through Anne.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Tim, for your very kind words! I hope your lovely kids enjoyed the Luxembourg garden playground, despite the polar cold.... My best wishes for the New Year -:)
Christina ChianeseUnited States
We had the best time with Anne. She is a wonderful, knowledgeable guide and did an excellent job of crafting a tour that hit the highlights of what we hadn't yet seen and took us off the beaten path to see Paris through the eyes of local. I was pregnant during our tour, and she was very conscientious and accommodating setting a pace that was comfortable for me. She also gave us great recommendations for the rest of our trip. Simply put, she was fantastic and we can't recommend her highly enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Christina, for this wonderful review! I must say that it was very pleasant touring with both of you, especially for such a special occasion. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Paris and that your mum had a great birthday today -:)
Cody ArnoldUnited States
Anne is a terrific guide - knowledgeable, friendly, and flexible. She really seems to enjoy giving tours. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Cody, for your very kind words! I also enjoyed this day with both of you and I was really impressed by your very good knowledge of French language and French culture. Time flew by so fast... I hope you'll have a great time visiting France and I do hope our paths will cross again -:)
There are not enough superlatives to describe this lovely woman. We have had the pleasure of her company, knowledge and enthusiasm fot two and a half days. Paris is her love, and sharing this love of Paris is her passion. We can now confidently navigate the metro, pass a game show quiz on 17th century architecture, pass on stories of St Denis, and find bee hives in Paris. Hidden backstreet gems of Paris architecture, top pastry establishments, quirky shops, and so much more await you! BOOK
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary, thank you so much for your very generous words! I also learned a lot with both of you, about Australia, about sending postcards from my smartphone or about skiing on a sloped hill (while eating a chocolate eclair!). I hope our paths will cross again and I have added a visit to Tasmania on my bucket list -:)
Katharine HopeUnited States
We only had 2 days in Paris and it was our first time visiting the city. I decided I wanted to have a private tour instead of my head stuck in a book! Anne was incredible! Her knowledge of the city is absolutely amazing and she was fascinating to listen to. Her love of the city shows. We walked for 5 hours and could have kept going. Thank you Anne for a wonderful experience and we will be seeing you next time we are in Paris!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Katharine. You are very kind indeed! I enjoyed your company as well, and the conversation we had about architecture, art, life. I look forward to the next time, as there's still so much more we can do -:)
Cari McGillUnited States
Fantastic tour. Anne met us at the train station And showed us some of the highlights of Paris. She was very patient and kind and easy to be with. She was quite knowledgeable about Parisian history. At the end of the tour she made sure we had directions to get ourselves back to the train station I would not hesitate to recommend Anne to anybody looking for a tour guide in Paris. Thank you Anne. We had a great day
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Cari, for your kind review. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your day in Paris and had a nice and safe trip back to London -:)
Kenneth (Ken) WeinzierlUnited States
Anne did a great job.Excellent tour.Loved the tour of the Louvre.She really knows Paris.I would highly recommend her services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Ken, for your kind words! I am glad that you enjoyed the tour. You all were a pleasure to take around. Finally, I hope that you had a great time for your last day in Paris :-)
Evelyn HayesUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Evelyn, it was a pleasure!
Kathleen L.United States
Anne is amazing! We covered so much of the city and learned things about the sites we visited that we never would have known without Anne's extensive knowledge. She is very personable and I would highly recommend Anne to any one, especially first time visitors as we were. She gave us valuable tips on navigating the metro and the city. Thank you Anne for a fabulous first day in Paris.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Kathleen, for these very generous words! I also enjoyed touring with you and your family, and I hope you'll have a great week in Paris. Besides, weather will be cooperating: heat wave for us..but fresh and cool for you :-)
Nell TaylorUnited States
Anne was an incredibly accommodating tour guide. We emailed multiple times before we arrived in Paris, and she was always prompt with her responses and very helpful. Our tour was just as we hoped it would be with a glorious day walking the streets of Paris and learning all about the major monuments and museums in the city. She is very knowledgeable about the city and its history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Nell! You, Tori and Audrey were so pleasant to spend the a day with and I had a wonderful time showing you around. I hope you'll all come and visit Paris again!
JoAnn GendusoUnited States
Anne was a delightful & knowledgeable guide. I would give her 5 stars. She contacted me ahead of time to find out what my preferences for the private tour would be & tailored our time to meet all my expectations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, JoAnn, for this positive review. I had a great time showing you around my neighbourhoods. I wish you a nice stay in Paris, like a true Parisian!
Brian McCallUnited States
A 5 Star experience! Anne is the best. She knows what she's talking about and works hard to make certain that the tour meets the visitors expectations. We travelled with three small children--and she was marvelous with them. I highly recommend using Anne when you visit Paris.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Brian, thank you so much for these very generous words! The children were so charming that it was a real pleasure spending this day with all of you. Don't forget that I should still take you to the Marais neighbourhood, so you do have to come back and visit!
Janet B.United States
Anne was absolutely wonderful! She truly went "the extra mile" and made our short time in Paris great!! If we ever get to Paris again, will certainly book any tours with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Janet, for your very kind words. I hope you had a nice trip back to Le Havre and to your cruise ship, and I do hope that you will get to Paris again, as I have still so many things to share with both of you!
David L. MillerUnited States
A very good and quick introduction to Paris. Anne is very good at providing a introduction to Paris.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, David, for your kind comments! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in France, and especially the car race in Le Mans.
Karen GoodsonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Karen -:)
William WeeHong Kong
We were only in Paris for a short period. Anne was simply fantastic, in that short 3 hours we were with her, we were imparted with rich knowledge on Montmartre and its rich history, we saw sights like the the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the surrounding where artists gathered, we had a chance to taste the lovely croissants. She took us on the Metro and showed us Notre Dame another site rich with history. Simply awesome go do it, it is worth every $.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, William, for this very kind testimonial! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour, as the weather was not cooperating. I also enjoyed your lovely pineapple cakes. They were just delicious!
Mary WhitleyUnited States
Our walking tour with Anne was everything we could have asked for on our brief stay in Paris. She was knowledgeable, charming, and very eager to share her city with us. She took us to both the highlights and little known areas of Paris and replied quickly via email with answers to our questions before our trip. We will return to Paris for a longer stay and look forward to seeing her again. Be sure to visit her favorite pastry and macaroon shops- wonderful!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Mary, for your very kind words! When you return to Paris, I will be more than happy to share with you some more of my favourite nooks and crannies. Looking forward to it!
John FrielNew Zealand
I like to get myself into perspective when I visit a city by understanding the history - Anne was the perfect guide to help me do this. I really enjoyed our day with Anne, it set us up for the rest of our time in this wonderful city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, John, for this very kind testimonial! I also enjoyed this day with you, Tania, and your lovely baby. Hopefully, our paths will cross again in the future.
Edward RoseUnited States
Anna was fantastic. From the moment she showed up at our hotel we were immediately made to feel comfortable. The tour was done at the pace we wanted and we enjoyed every moment of it. We spent just enough time at each of the stops to learn and visit and still be able to have a full tour. Anna was very knowledgable about each place visited and added commentary throughout the tour about anything we asked. The only negative was that we didn't have enough time. If you can do a longer tour with Anna. Excellent
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Ed! I really enjoyed this half-day with both of you and it's very unfortunate that we could not extend the tour. This is a good reason to come back to Paris!
Lilliamely KingArlington, TX, United States
Excellent tour. This was our second tour with Anne and was just as good, informative and fun as the first one. Anne is full of knowledge. From history to fun facts, Anne covers it all! Very friendly, flexible and excited to show you the city of Paris. You cover a lot of ground in relatively short time. We can't wait to come back and have Anne be our guide for the third time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Lilliamely! I would be delighted to be your guide once again and to share with you new addresses for new gourmet breaks!
Christian Ramirez RamirezUnited States
anne was awesome !!!!!! by far the best tour we ever had !!! she was very knowledgeable and we got a history of every site we visit. i left paris understanding the history of the city and sites we visited. we will recommend her to anyone planning to visit paris. thank you anne!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Christian! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay and I will be more than happy to have another tour with both of you before you're back to the US.
it was an amazing tour. I had a great time. we went to the louvre museum and Mrs. Anne gives you the orientation as if you live during that past time, you feel it, and taste it. All the rich information about the history and art presented to me in a very absorbable way which made this tour as not forgettable experience. I'm looking forward to come gain and continue having this joyful tours. Thank you for giving me such good time in Paris.
It was one of the best things I've done in Paris. So nice and informative.