Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in St-Malo, Brittany, France by Tour Guide Valérie C.

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St-Malo, Brittany, France
Valérie C.
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Carla Stearns

United States
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Tour: #66180, Mont Saint Michel Private Half Day, St-Malo, Brittany, France    
Date: Jun 26/18

Very nice, knowledgeable, patient tour guide. Good English. Good with older children.

Brooke Harwood

Chestertown, MARYLAND, United States
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Tour: #66180, Mont Saint Michel Private Day Tour, from Saint Malo, St-Malo, Brittany, France    
Date: Jun 14/18

We are fortunate to have found Val Coupel and "Tours by Locals". Once Val's availability was confirmed we worked with her directly to personalize a tour of Mont St. Michel, the Brittney coast and St. Malo in our limited available time. We were delighted with Val's communication both before and during the tour. Throughout the day we benefited from Val's intimate knowledge of Brittney, her experience as a guide and her ability to explain the area's history as can only happen with a true professional.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Brooke ! This tour was a delight for me too, you were so interested and eager to know my region. Take good care and I hope to see you again !

Rick Rosen

United States
Rating

Tour: #66180, Mont Saint Michel and Dinan Private Day Tour, from Saint Malo, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    
Date: Sep 9/17

We visited Mont St Michel and the city of Dinan on a full-day tour while I ship was in St. Malo. Valerie was outstanding - got us past the crowds at Mont St Michel and was a wealth of knowledge. I would highly recommend Valerie to anyone visiting the area.

Kimberly Marin

United States
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Tour: #66180, Mont Saint Michel Private Day Tour, from Valognes, St-Malo, Brittany, France    
Date: Jul 2/17

We were absolutely thrilled with Valerie. We toured Mont Saint Michel with her twice! She was respectful, friendly, accommodating, helpful and professional. Plus she has a lovely demeanor and sense of humor. As a guide she was very knowledgeable and could answer all the questions put forth by our group. I highly recommend her services and would hire her again in a heartbeat should our travels ever take us back to Normandie!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Kimberly, for your lovely review ! Your group was extraordinary and you did a remarkable job setting everything up ! Take care !

Robert Guelich

United States
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Tour: #66180, Mont Saint Michel Private Day Tour, from Saint Malo, St-Malo, Brittany, France    
Date: Jun 28/17

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.

Kimberly Marin

United States
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Tour: #66180, Mont Saint Michel Private Day Tour, from Valognes, St-Malo, Brittany, France    
Date: Jun 25/17

We were absolutely thrilled with Valerie. We toured Mont Saint Michel with her twice! She was respectful, friendly, accommodating, helpful and professional. Plus she has a lovely demeanor and sense of humor. As a guide she was very knowledgeable and could answer all the questions put forth by our group. I highly recommend her services and would hire her again in a heartbeat should our travels ever take us back to Normandie!

Lee Smith

United States
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Tour: #66180, Mont Saint Michel Private Day Tour, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    
Date: Sep 12/16

Valérie was very knowledgeable and friendly, and she speaks excellent English. We were glad she was available to do our tour, as she has a background in art history. The pace of the tour was perfect. We never felt hurried, yet we covered a lot of ground/information in the allotted time (3-hour tour for 3 people).

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lee, Thanks a lot for your very kind review. I was glad to welcome you, you were so interested and cultured, I noticed this right from the start ! Have a safe flight home, Cheers,Valérie

Mardane McLemore

United States
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Tour: #66180, Mont Saint Michel Private Day Tour, from Bayeux, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    
Date: Aug 11/16

Fabulous tour-- very knowledgable-- extremely pleasant and accommodating--Valerie couldn't have been better-- We loved Mont Saint Michele and our super tour--give it 5 stars for sure

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Dear Mardane, for your outstanding rate and comment ! Please send my greetings to all the members of your friendly party. Have a safe journey back to Suffolk ! Warm regards, Valerie

Leonidas Dowlen

United States
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Tour: #66180, Day trip to Mont Saint Michel, from Saint Malo, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    
Date: Jun 9/16

Our group of six thoroughly enjoyed Valerie's tour since she is knowledgeable and very likeable lady. She did a great job getting us through the crowds at St. Mont Michel as well as giving wonder knowledge of all the areas. We were fortunate to have such a good guide. Lon D. Coral Gables, Florida

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lon ! Many thanks for your excellent review. You were such a happy and kind party, I was pleased to introduce you to my area. And when I plan a trip to Florida, I would love to come and see you ! Warm regards, Valerie

Malia Taylor

United States
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Tour: #66180, Day trip to Mont Saint Michel, from Dol de Bretagne, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    
Date: Nov 12/15

We had a wonderful day with Valérie. We were staying in Paris so she assisted us with train reservations and then picked us up at the station. We enjoyed lunch at Mont Saint-Michel, and she really went at our pace while making our way to the top. When we got to the chapel, she was so thorough in explaining the history of the area and buildings. Other tours were passing us by, and we couldn't help but think of all they were missing. After our tour we drove along the coast to Saint-Malo. A wonderful day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks, Malia and Andrew, what a comment ! I am so glad you liked your day with me. All the best for both of you.

Marshall Deitsch

United States
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Tour: #66180, Day trip to Mont Saint Michel, from Bayeux, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    
Date: Oct 22/15

Excellent guide. Highly recommended. Will go out of her way to meet specialized needs. Speaks excellent English.

Steven Higgins

United States
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Tour: #66180, Half Day trip to Mont Saint Michel, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    
Date: Oct 16/15

An excellent tour of Mont St. Michel by Valerie on October 16, 2015. It was informative and well paced. Thank you, Steven & Martha Higgins

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Steven and MArtha for your kind message ! Warm regards. Valerie

Heather Banting

United States
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Tour: #66180, Day trip to Dinan, Dinard and the north coast, from Saint Malo, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    
Date: Sep 25/15

My guide Valerie was fabulous. She escorted me in her vehicle for three days throughout Brittany. She was always on time in the morning and very pleasant to talk to. I could not have seen the sights that I saw w/out her. She did an outstanding job and exceeded my expectations. I would give her 5's (best) for everything.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks, Heather, for your kind comment ! It was a real pleasure to have such a curious and passionate person with me you on these 3 days.

Charlotte Sword

United Kingdom
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Tour: #66180, Half-Day trip to Mont Saint Michel, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    
Date: Aug 12/15

Thank you Valerie for a wonderful and informative day. You really brought the history to life. We all thoroughly enjoyed it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure for me to have you and your kind family around MSM. Thanks for your kind rating ! Warm regards, Valerie

Joanne Lum

United States
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Tour: #66180, Day trip to Mont Saint Michel, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    
Date: Jul 29/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joanne for your rating !! Hopefully, if i get in touch with the Granville Guide I'll let you know. Kind regards, Valerie

Ml Ramsdale

United States
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Tour: #66180, Day trip to Mont Saint Michel, from Sourdeval, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    
Date: Jun 29/15

Valerie was great. She got us seated and served promptly at a restaurant for lunch that had excellent food. Our entire tour proceeded very smoothly. Nothing phased her - not even grumpy members of our party! She is easy to have along and does not rush you. She is knowledgeable about what she does (art history degree) and clearly enjoys her job. I highly recommend her. She also did a good job of engaging the children. You will not be disappointed if Valerie is your guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind feedback ! I also keep a special memory of our 2 days with you all. And my best wishes for the new baby to come in the family... Valerie

Wesley Walser

United States
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Tour: #66180, Half day trip to Mont Saint Michel, from Bayeux, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    
Date: Jun 3/15

We rated Valery in the previous evaluation. She is the best of the best. Her knowledge of Mont St Michael, and ability to communicate--- superb.

Thomas Gaputis

United States
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Tour: #66180, Day trip to Mont Saint Michel, from Bayeux, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    
Date: May 24/15

Valerie is excellent. Very good knowledge of sites visited - pleasant - very good english skills A most wonderful guide and highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Thomas ! Warm regards. Valerie

Poul Joensen

Faroe Islands
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Tour: #66180, Day trip to Mont Saint Michel, from Cherbourg, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    
Date: May 21/15

Susan Casamassima

United States
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Tour: #66180, Day trip to Saint Malo and Mont Saint Michel, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    
Date: May 17/15

We enjoyed our day with Valerie. She knows the area very well and is a delightful person. We recommend her highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Susan, for this kind review. I wish you and your husband all the best for your bike trip in the South. Valerie

Nicholas Thomas

United States
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Tour: #66180, Day trip to Mont Saint Michel, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    
Date: Nov 5/14

Great tour/tour guide! Very helpful making all the arrangements getting to/from Paris. Picked us up at the train station and transported us by scenic route to Mont St. Michel. Perfect way to see Mont St. Michel for the first time and hearing history before arriving. Enjoyed being able to be on a tour of such a phenomenal place one-on-one with a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for this review Nicholas and Elizabeth. It was a very pleasant day for me too, you were so interested and curious about this place I consider as home ! Cheers, Valérie

Andrew Angle

United States
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Tour: #66180, Day trip to Mont Saint Michel, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    
Date: Oct 5/14

Very knowledgeable and open to discussion on a wide variety of subjects. Valerie was warm and welcoming, flexible as to time spent on what topics and lunch venue. Highly recommend her.

David Evans

United Kingdom
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Tour: #66180, Day trip to Mont Saint Michel, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    
Date: Sep 28/14

Valerie gave us an excellent tour of Mont St Michel. We really appreciated the detailed explanations and the tour was very enjoyable.

Elizabeth N.

United States
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Tour: #66180, Day trip to Mont Saint Michel, Dinan and Dinard, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    
Date: Sep 13/14

Valerie is a delightful and knowledgeable guide. She made every effort to accommodate our interests and our activity level. Spending the day with her was more like a day out with a friend than a tour with a professional guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for this very kind review ! Best regards, Valérie

Stanley Miller

United States
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Tour: #66180, Walking Tour of Mont Saint Michel, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    
Date: Jul 8/14

Very informative of subject ,punctual,and very personable

William Campbell

United States
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Tour: #66180, Day trip to Mont Saint Michel and Saint Malo, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    
Date: Apr 16/14

Valerie picked us up on time. Her English is very good. She modified our tour of Mont St. Michel to accommodate our physical capabilities. She gave us lots of information but did not overwhelm us. She is a pleasant positive person.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for this lovely advice. I hope your river cruise was just as pleasant and sunny. Best regards, Valérie

Randie Wolfe

United States
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Tour: #66180, Day-trip to Mont Saint Michel + Panoramic St Malo and Dinard, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    
Date: Sep 30/13

Valerie was wonderful. Loved our day with her

Leonard Marsico

United States
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Tour: #66180, Day trip to Mont Saint Michel, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    
Date: Sep 15/13

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Valerie to Mt. St. Michel. She was extremely knowledgeable and provided great insight for us on the history and culture. She is not only professional but also warm and personable. Thanks for a wonderful day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, Leonard, for this lovely feedback. It was also a great pleasure to meet the four of you. You'll be welcome back in Normandy any time !

Sarah Ernest

United States
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Tour: #66180, Day-trip to Mont Saint Michel, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    
Date: Aug 28/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sarah, Thank you very much for this review. Having you on this tour was a delight. See you soon back in Normandy ! Best regards, Valérie

Jennifer Miller

Canada
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Tour: #66180, Day-trip to Mont Saint Michel, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    
Date: Jul 24/13

Knowledgeable, pleasant & speaks excellent English. Trip was customized to meet our needs: special vehicle for us, provided a car seat for baby, pace to meet our needs; researched areas that were of specific interest to us. Kept in communication with us regularly before we booked the trip & after we booked. Purchased tickets ahead so we didn't spend much time in line & knew back routes that were less crowded. Wonderful way to kick off our family vacation. Highly recommend & wish more guides were like her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jennifer, Many thanks for this lovely comment. I really had a nice day with your family and I was so pride to guide such a small and cute baby. You're a brilliant mother ! Have a nice end of summer. Valérie

Susan Zellerbach

United States
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Tour: #66180, Day-trip to Mont Saint Michel, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    
Date: May 18/13

I loved Valerie! She showed great patience form the very start, since our ship was late with its' debarkation, almost two hours! When I finally came to the pier from the tender, there she was smiling. Valerie had a great sense of the history of Mont St. Michael, and its' environs. She was a good driver and we covered a lot of ground. I never felt rushed and she took her time to make sure my experience was thorough.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susan ! Thanks a lot for this very encouraging review ! I sincerely had a great time with you and your father. I do hope that you're doing well back in the US and that you can get some rest after this long and tiring journey. Cheers, Valérie