Veronica is an expert and a lady. She is the perfect guide if you are interested in art. She organized the tour exactly to our wishes. If you are a group of young people and you are not so much interested in art but in modern day Paris and a little more "fun" in the tour, you might look for another guide. Veronica is perfect for a classical tour. I would like to highlight her ambition and professionalism.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Thanks for your mail, I'm very happy to have meet you. And as I always say, if I'm quite good as a guide, in a Tour, this is thanks to the persons I have in front of me. Thanks again and have a very good Year. Veronica
Robert WilliamsUnited States
Veronica was incredibly energetic and entertaining. She also really knows a great deal about Paris and has some wonderful stories to tell. She was very willing to adapt the tour to our specific needs and she went out of her way to be kind and caring. Veronica is a lovely person with a beautiful soul. We were so lucky to have her as our guide. It is a testament to her that although we only knew her a few hours we all left thinking of her as a friend for whom we have great respect & sincere affection.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your VERY, VERY, AND VERY nice words. Perhaps we shall meet again one day ? In Paris or Argentina, when I move again there ? you just ask to any Steverlynck in Argentina, my phone number or how to find my number, and you will get it. All of them are from the same family !!!! Too again, thank so much for your comment. Veronica
Susan AmbroseUnited States
Veronica showed us as much as possible in Paris in one day - Arc de Triomphe, Eifel tower, Notre Dame, and so much more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Even this is not my name, I'm so happy that you had a nice day and hopping to see you again one day ?
Darrell HowardUnited States
Veronica's commentary was informative and entertaining. She altered the tour to accommidate my needs and was a delight to be with. Funny, knowledgable, and polite. I'd tour with her any day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is very kind of you your comment, but as I always say, we guides depend on the interest of the client, so we depend a lot on the person that we are with. This was very nice of you and I hope to see you again on day ?
Beverly ResoUnited States
Veronica gave us a great tour of Paris. We saw so much that we would of never seen on our own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Thanks for your comment, I'm happy that you have appreciated it so much. Veronica
Sonya PoindexterUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Thanks to let me know that you liked the Tour. Veronica
Kia MartinUnited States
Very knowledgeable. My husband and I had a wonderful time. The cafe she took us to had lovely food!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Thanks so much for your comment. I have also had a wonderful time, pity that we haven't been able to visit the Catacombs, perhaps another time ? Veronica
Veronica did a great job of arranging a customized tour based on my e-mailed ideas. She suggested alternatives that would work better and arranged a taxi for part of the tour to speed things up. Her overview of Paris from the Maine-Montparnasse Tower was a great way to start our tour, her insightful comments regarding Notre Dame were particularly interesting, and her ability to quickly show us some of the highlights of the Louvre and point out their less recognized features was amazing. Thanks Veronica!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you so much for your comments. I am sorry if my habit of correcting people worried you. The selfie stick is forbidden in all Monuments and Museums, for safety reasons both towards fellow visitors and they can damage pieces of art. As you will have seen there a few guards and many of them dont dare to correct tourists as some answer roughly to them. I feel that my job as a guide is to protect artistic treasures and the tourists enjoying them. I have taken due note of your comment.
Leonard McGeeUnited States
Veronica had a great deal of detailed knowledge of Paris. She helped us navigate local transport and gave good guidance on restaurants. Could have paced the walking tour a bit better to meet the needs of all of our eight person group.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Thanks for your comment, it was a pleasure to guide you around this marvelous city, where at each conner you find something beautiful and interesting. Shall we meet again one day ?
Larry LittleUnited States
Veronica was absolutely wonderful! Her knowledge of Paris (and of the metro & pickpockets) was the best we've seen in any city. This is money very well spent!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, I hope that I wasn't to expensive !!!!! Have a nice trip and hope to see you again one day ?????? Veronica
Knowledgeable and caring, passionate about her job
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Julie, thanks for your mail, I loved the day I spend with you. It was a pleasure to meet you. Veronica
Vicki HimesUnited States
Excellent tour guide, extremely engaging with 10 & 8 year old grandchildren, very knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommend Veronica to anyone interested in gaining a wealth of information in art and architecture in a short amount of time. Lovely lady with an abundance of energy. If I get to visit Paris again, I would choose Veronica as a guide. I cannot say enough good things about her -- outstanding!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Thanks so much for your comment, even if I find that you "exaggerate" a bit to much !!! It have been a pleasure to meet you and your family. Perhaps, and I hope, we shall meet again ? Veronica
Amy MartinUnited States
Veronica is high energy, and so knowledgeable. I had my own private history lesson, and learned details that would not have been possible in a large group. The Louvre - I was schooled in art, and it was spectacular, and she knows the building - it was like I had a back stage pass to the best seats, views and history. Her knowledge of Notre Dame was also exceptional. We spent half an hour plus outside discussing the architecture in minute detail. Fantastic. I will tour Paris with her again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your comment. For me it has been also a pleasure to meet you and I hope to see you again one day.
Karen LaddUnited States
Excellent, very knowledgeable. I can recommend without hesitation. We covered quite a bit of the city. Veronica helped me gain confidence in using the Metro. Made it back to my hotel without any issue. Thank you for introducing me to Paris. Karen
Nancy McDonaldUnited States
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! While my husband has taken art appreciation classes and loves art, for me it has always been either I like something or don't. Veronica has a way of explaining things that make you understand what art is all about. I felt like a child whose eyes have been opened to the beauty of a painting, the techniques, the colors and why someone became so famous. I never understood that before. She was probably the best guide we have ever had and we are lucky to have found her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, I'm really so happy that you appreciated so much, you did really inspire me, also, in my way of guiding. I find that is a very good idea to follow and art appreciation course, as this will make you visits to a museum really more interested. Thanks so much for your words.
Laure RossUnited States
Veronica led us on a phenomenal tour of Paris. We chose Saint Chapelle, Musee Cluny, the Arc de Triomphe and Montmartre. We went via the Metro (be prepared to walk a lot) and she was a wealth of knowledge about the history of not only the city, but also each place we went.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, So nice to see you happy with the tour. For me too, it was a pleasure to meet you, it is so agreeable to be with people that you fill so well together. Thanks for you comment Veronica
Henry OliverUnited States
Ms. Veronica was quite simply amazing! She made our day trip, from London to Paris, one of a lifetime. Not only because of her local knowledge but with her extensive knowledge of the historical aspects of Paris but her knowledge of the art was almost like taking a college course in art history! We can NOT say enough good things about the service that she provided! She was dedicated to making sure that we were comfortable and had NO agenda of her own! Her only interest was to satisfy our needs and wants!
Veronica was very informative about the history of Paris. She provided us with a great tour of the city and it's points of interest. This was the first time we have used Tours by Locals, but based on our experience we would definitely use again in the future. Thanks Veronica!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Thanks so much for your comment. It was very nice of you to remember me.
Michael ChaseUnited States
it was a full day for Paris but it was a full day of architecture. Not very good
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, thank-you for your comment. In the future I will ensure my clients are interested in the architecture of Paris before we start the tour as Paris is History and Architecture and often this is what guests want and what I cover.
Joseph JenkinsUnited States
Veronica is a very capable guide with a love for Paris. She not only showed us the city, she taught us how to get around in Paris.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to have been chosen by you, it was a pleasure to meet you and hope to see you again one day ?
Duane HathawayUnited States
there was 3 of us in our tour group. Veronica was very Knowledgeable. She was very accommodating to our tour requests. Her personal insight to Paris was very interesting and refreshing. I would recommend her highly for this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very happy to know that you have appreciated my visit, so much. Thanks you for your comment and hope to see you again, one day ?????
Se interesa mucho por complacerte, y te explica con la profundidad que lo requieras, también en nuestro caso hasta una carreola nos llevo a comprar, excelente guia
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Estoy muy contenta de que hayan apreciado la visita, es tan importante de estar feliz cuando uno conoce una nueva ciudad o monumento ......... Muchas gracias por su comentario Veronica
If you are after history and in particular the French Revolution, this is your lady. We are enjoying every moment with Veronica.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, I hope that you are still alive with all that walking we had !!!!! For me, it was also a pleasure to have you as clients, so relax and interested. As I always say, the guide is good if the client is interested and agreeable to speak to. Thanks so much for your kinds words. Hope to see you again one day.
Angela JarvisUnited States
My mother and I returned from Paris on April 10,2015. During our stay we contracted a guided tour of the Opera district, d'Orsey museum and Notre Dame. Veronica was our guide for the day and provided us with a marvelous experience. She was so personable and knowledgeable. Her historical accounts of the sights was amazing as was her artistic knowledge. Her enthusiasm was simply marvelous and contagious. I give her a 5/5. Thank you, Angela from Florida.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Thanks so much for your opinion, but this is a bit to good !!!!!!! If this was true, I would feel very proud. Hope to see you again one day, it was a pleasure to meet you. Veronica
Sarita VernekoffUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I can only say THANKS.
Anson Messersmith Audry MessersmithNobles vile, IN, United States
We had a great time with Veronica. She was very knowledgeable about pairs and it's history. We look forward to visiting pairs again when we can spend more than a day there.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your words, and so happy that I made you love this Paris that I love so much. Regards
Azlan Abdul RahimSingapore
Veronica made all efforts to help my mother who was on wheelchair throughout the tour. Moving through the Louvre was no easy feat but she help pull it off. She even pushed the wheelchair when it started to rain outside the Invalides cathedral. She was affable, expressive, passionate and a book of knowledge on the tour. We dearly missed her at the end of the tour and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who needs a guide and a friend in Paris.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So nice of you to say that !!! And also I would like to congratulate you about your girls, they are so gentle and always helping their grandparents !!!! Many people ought to learn from you. It was a real pleasure to meet you and thanks for your smile, it is so nice to have someone always smiling ! I hope to have the pleasure to see your family again on day.
We specifically requested seeing the various areas of Paris with her to get a feel forParis. We requested that she advise us ahead if we could see the highlights of Louvre on our own as we did not want detail here. She did not answer. When we met we reinforced this , she disregarded this and said she would try but said we can see areas on our own. We reinforced this several times but most time spent at louvre- knowledgable not what we wanted. Also requested lunch at crepe place in Marais - she ignored.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thought you and your friends had enjoyed your trip to Paris and the lunch we shared together. We were unable to have a crepe in the Marais, because we were in the wrong area of the city for that. Had I known beforehand I would have organized our visit differently. I think there has been a misunderstanding regarding the Louvre portion of the tour, it is a pity that we were unable to sort them out at the time.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: The issues above were brought up to the guide, who was very surprised, since according to her, the customers seemed pleased by the end of the tour. I also tried to find e-mail communication between the customer and guide referring to the Louvre highlights and was not able to find anything. Customer was informed of the guide's comments but until now we have not heard back from him.
Ann LupoBuffalo, NEW YORK, United States
WoW! We had an absolutely wonderful day with Veronica because she is brilliant, informative, a font of knowledge, extraordinarily well prepared, and an amazing guide!!! She accommodated our every need and went way above and beyond in so many ways. In addition, she is an extremely interesting person with all kinds of wonderful human interest anecdotes that added depth to our day. We learned so much that we never would have otherwise. We LOVED her and our amazing day in Paris!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Well, well, well, it is difficult to answer a comment like yours, I look as a miracle but I'm not, I'm just a human being loving people and my job. Thanks so much for you comment !!!!!! Perhaps I shall have the pleasure to meet you again. Regards Veronica
Veronica is extremely knowledgable on French history and art. She introduced us to some of the Masters and gave us a fantastic tour of the Louvre. It was like getting an art lesson and tour in one. We'll always look at paintings in a new light thanks to Veronica. We spent an action packed day touring Paris by bus, train and foot. We had a truly wonderful time and would definitely hire her again. We have no hesitation recommending her.
Flavel HeymanUnited States
We had two days in Paris. (Cruise Ship) Veronica met us at the train station and helped us learn to navigate the metro and bus systems. We enjoyed her insight at the Louvre, making it possible for us to have a good feel for a museum that one could spend days at. Her knowledge of art and history gave us a deeper understanding of sites like Notre Dame and Dome de Invalides. It was definitely superior to anything the cruise ship offered. Thanks Veronica for a great start to our two days in Paris!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So nice to hear about you. I hope that the cruise was interesting and that you had other visits that you found interesting, as mine !!!!! It have been a real pleasure to meet you and hope that this won't be the last time I see you. Thanks so much for you comments.
Michael IngramBenbrook, TEXAS, United States
My wife and I began our first visit to Paris with a full day tour with Veronica. She arrived 10 minutes early, asked if we had any special locations we wished to visit, and then took us on an interesting, extremely informative and fun tour by foot, bus and Metro. The itinerary was perfect, and Veronica's delightful insights and opinions were the highlight of our day. We enjoyed our tour immensely and would recommend Veronica to anyone desiring a fun, informative and interesting day in Paris.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Thanks for you commentary about my tour. It was for myself, also a marvellours day. I hope that I didnt tired you to much !!!!!! And NOW SUN !!!! you brought the sun with you. Best regards Veronica
John WellsUnited States
Veronica took us so many places that we wanted to see, and provided valuable information all along the way. We had a great day with Veronica and would do it all again, when we visit Paris again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Again hello, I shall be waiting for you !!!!! the whole groupe OK ???????
Christine BohorquezUnited States
Had a wonderful time with Veronica. She accommodated all of our requests even though some were last minute. Did it all with a smile!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, thanks for comment, I have also appreciated your company. You can't be good at what you do if the person in front you is not agreeable ...... Regards
Wendy TietzUnited States
Veronica was very knowledgeable and very pleasant. She was quite helpful in orienting us to the Metro system. Definitely would recommend her!
Ryan ForsytheUnited States
Veronica was an excellent guide. She took my wife and I to several locations in Paris and was helpful in showing us how to use the Paris Metro and bus systems. Veronica really made us enjoy the Louvre much more than we would have on our own. She actively engaged us with questions and pointed out aspects of the art that we would likely have missed otherwise. She was also fantastic in Notre Dame and in taking us to an delicious lunch place. We had a great time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, I'm so happy that you appreciated so much my visit, perhaps we shall meet again ? Regards Veronica
Donna WhiteBrisbane, Australia
Veronica was amazing, she took to places and buildings I would never have found on my own and her knowledge of France was excellent
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Donna hello, I don't remember if I have thank you for you comment, but with so much work, I don't normally look for the comments. I hope that you will have a very nice year and perhaps we shall meet again one day ? Veronica
Veronica is so knowledgeable about Paris that she can make your tour very special. She showed me places, and told me things about Paris, that only a real resident with a passion for her city would know. It was truly a memorable day. Even my Parisian friends did not know all the great places she took me. Also her knowledge of the history and arquitecture was outstanding.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, thank so much for you opinion, I think that you exaggerate a bit ? Best regards Veronica
Eric HallUnited States
Excellent and thorough tour. One day is not long enough!
Cassandra LoweUnited States
My family and I toured with Veronica in Paris 5 adults and 1 child, her knowledge of the city was incredible. She was friendly and flexible, left things up to us to decide what we wanted to do. We only had 1 day, plus with train delays didn't leave us loads of time, but she was able to get in as much as possible. Thank you Veronica for a memorable experience in Paris.
Ian MackinlayUnited Kingdom
Excellent 2 separate day tours of 5 hours with personal tour service from Veronica.Joint choice of where to go coupled with extensive knowledge of each attraction chosen worked very well as did the 'Teach In' and use of public transport !The overall knowledge was impressive particularly on Art and Sculptures.Would definitely arrange again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank so much, you were also excellent a customers !!!