Excellent tour guide. Michel has is a lively guide with a sense of humour and able to adapt to our itinerary requests on the go. He has great Local knowledge of both the area and history. His Luxury minivan was also comfortable and air conditioned. Enjoyed the tour immensely. Merci beaucoup.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lee, just for your wife : Hamburgééé... Now... just for you : Thank you for your smile and your interest. I think we never had so much fresh water in the minivan, it was so hot. I'm glad you liked it, I make to provide vehicles superior and more recent than others, comfort is essential during the tour.
Our day with Michel could not have been more perfect! He provided a wonderful balance between historical, current and just interesting information about St. Tropez. We thoroughly enjoyed his company for the day and were thrilled with how accommodating he was of the things we wanted to do and the changes we needed to make when our cruise times were adjusted at the last minute. We will absolutely plan to tour with him the next time we are in the area!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Christine, that day with you was especially enjoyable...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and your nice family for those 2 days
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David, love your comment ! :) I hope you had the possibility to recover after the evening parties of Saint Tropez :)
Stacy SilverUnited States
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our personalized tour with Michel. We started with some breath taking views of Nice. We spent time in Villefranche which was wonderful. The highlight of our day though was Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Michel made the museum and gardens come alive with the history and story. The fountains in the gardens were amazing. This is a must see if you come to this area. Michel was the perfect guide. He gave us the right amount of history and planning the perfect day for us
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Stacy, Thank you. Yes the villa is fabulous, most of the time you're by yoursle fto discover it, with a guide you can understand the philosophy behind each garden, and suddenly you get to see in 3 dimensions...
Susan WarneckeUnited States
Michel was a true professional tour guide. He took us to four wonderful towns in Provence and explained the history of the region and the towns as we progressed. It was a wonderful day in the French countryside. The lunch choice was delicious in Antibe. Thank you for helping us to enjoy the beauty and rich history of the region. Susan Warnecke
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Susan, It was a pleasure to have you here.
Richard WhannUnited States
Our tour was fabulous! Michel was a great guide - he has a wonderful personality and is very knowledgeable and accommodating. He took us to all of the places we wanted to visit. We particularly enjoyed our visits to the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and Eze. Throughout the tour his commentary was insightful, informative and stimulating. The air conditioned van was very comfortable for our party of 7 people and allowed all of us to enjoy the beautiful scenery. I would recommend this tour highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard, when you book a tour with a guide the idea is of course to discover the region in a way you couldn't do on your own, i'm glad to see you enjoyed our day together.
Allyson OrzechowskiUnited States
We can't say enough about Michel. He provided a great tour. Michel was very engaging. He managed to keep the interest of my teenage daughters for 8 hours....very impressive!! We learned a lot about the area and saw some impressive sites all while having a great time. I highly recommend. The tour with Michel was highlight of our trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Allyson, I’m also glad you loved the visit of the farm, it’s always a great moment. I hope to see you again soon. Michel
Julie WilcoxUnited States
My husband, daughters, and I all agree that our tour with Michel was a highlight of our cruise. Michel was very informative and has a wonderful sense of humor. We loved every village he took us to, and our lunch he arranged was amazing. Would highly recommend to all!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you JUlie, i had a lot of pleasure to show you the region. Michel
Tammie MaloneyUnited States
This tour is fantastic!!! I had no idea the natural beauty that is so close in the mountains near Nice. We are in Colorado a lot, but this is different and so stunning. I know people come for the coast but I think they make a big mistake not seeing the mountains. No crowds, beautiful, cool temps, and top notch scenery! Michel is an incredible guide. Perfect English, incredibly knowledgeable and also funny. I chose this tour on his recommendation and I'M glad I did.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, hopefully you will be the origine of a rediscovery of the upper country which is even more beautiful than the seaside.
Tammie MaloneyUnited States
We were visiting Nice a few days before joining our photography tour and asked Michel to customize a tour for us. He took us to villages that were not on our on other trip, some that I would guess few tourists ever visit. This was definitely the way to go for us. Michel is an incredible guide. His English is excellent, his knowledge of the region and its history is extensive, and he just plain fun to be with. I highly recommend any tour he is leading!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michel le also handsome, you forgot that part Tammy !!! Thank you for your Kindness It was a pleasure To have you. The village was Peillon
Edward KeelyUnited States
Michel is a great guide. He's extremely knowledgeable, energetic and humorous. We visited Gassin, Cogolin, Grimaud and thoroughly enjoyed the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, despite the weather the area of Saint-Tropez is always gorgeous when you discover it off the beaten path. It was a pleasure to have you, than you very much.
Nancy B.United States
What an amazing tour by a knowledgeable, skilled guide! From vibrant viewpoints around Nice, charming Michel shared its history, influence of geography, role played in multiple empires, as well as observational techniques to reveal the age of buildings, and observe the influence of church and state. Michel, a skilled driver with intimate knowledge of Nice's hidden treasures, enabled insightful walks (always downhill) and an authentic Nicois lunch. He even helped us plan for additional time in the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Nancy I really appreciate that.
Kathleen G.United States
Book any tour with Michel and you will have a fantastic time. It was raining & windy & we were unable to take the tender to the dock. Michel waited all day for us to be able to dock and we kept in touch the whole time. This did not dampen his spirit therefore did not dampen ours. He then took us on our whole tour. Saw Nice, Eze and Monaco. Excellent guide. He is very knowledgeable about the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, i'm glad that despite the weather conditions you appreciated your time on the Riviera !
Hamid GuedroudjUnited Kingdom
Michel is passionate about his work, very knowledgeable about the local history. He is full of energy and extremely helpful to adapt to the needs of his clents.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Hamid for that enjoyable day
Kevin DatooUnited States
Amazing tour! Michel was fantastic and kept the history entertaining for both adults and 2 kids, ages 8 and 6. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kevin i really appreciate that. Being most of the time a kid myself I dont really know very well how to interact with them, I’m really glad you enjoyed the day.
Michel was very informative and organised. He was also flexible to fit in with our travel schedule. We had a great day with him. Recommend him to anybody visiting Provence.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Yuki, despite the weather it was a very enjoyable day in Provence.
Michel was our guide and chauffeur (for 2 days in the French Riviera. I was not able to make a plan for the trip due to other requirements so our group relied on Michel to show us around, and he did just that. The route, scheduling and points of interests were excellently chosen and timed and we were able to get a sense of the history and culture of the area. Best of all, he showed us the best (in our opinion) places to eat which of course required advanced bookings by Michel. Excellent!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is all the point when it comes to choose a guide, relying on someone who can build the perfect day for You. Thank you for those 2 days, it was really enjoyable and fun!
Deborah W.United States
We loved this tour with Michel! He is a wealth of knowledge and a really nice guy too! Great pace yet quite a bit of territory covered.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Deborah, i didnt do much myself, the Alpilles does all the work, the place is stunning. I hope you enjoyed your stay in Paris and that you tried the train bleu. Best regards, Michel
We had a great day with our tour and guide.
Keith HeitzmanUnited States
Michel was very knowledgeable with very good English. He knew the roads and places where the "BIG TOUR BUSES" can't get too. Worth every penny and full enjoyed this tour. Highly recommend booking it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Keith.. That is the spirit of my tours, offering a unique experience and take the most beautiful routes not the common ones.
Louis GreenbergUnited States
We had a group of 8 and everyone totally enjoyed spending the day with Michel . He is both knowledgable and passionate about his country. Also made the touring very enjoyable and not just dry facts. Would totally recommend him
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks... The idea is to provide an experience of the area, that is why my tours are different..
Samuel RiegerUnited States
We had never used Tours by Locals prior to this tour. Michel was incredible. He was an expert on the region, gave constant commentary, showed a caring attitude for us and gave us the best tour ever. He certainly should be at the top of anyone's list for future tours. We cannot express our appreciation for the wonderful tour that we experienced. Michel should be given 6stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for that very nice comment...
Neil PaurUnited States
Michel picked us up from the port at the end of our cruise and we toured Monaco, and Nice with stops in Eze and a few other historic seaside fortress villages with famous artist coming alive with his descriptions. He is truly a good guide and adjusts to what the group wants. He dropped us at our hotel after a tour of Nice and this made for an amazing day and end to our journey. I highly recommend Michel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for trusting me with the program, I'm glad you enjoyed it... The secret is 3cheese", everything is about cheese and wine in France :-)
Neil PaurUnited States
Michel is the guide extraordinaire! We had him for two days and he advised us about a third, even though he was not available. He is funny, flexible and very knowledgeable. He made the day very exciting and we enjoyed a fun French picnic and a winery stop, that we loved. He made sure we saw everything and we could pick how long we stayed to shop etc. Very enjoyable day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My tour of Saint-Tropez is off the beaten tracks. I choose the greatest sites not the easiest ones and that makes the difference. It was a cool moment, thanks...
Wendy StephensonUnited States
Michel drove us us around some of the most beautiful small towns of Provence; Sanary sur mer, Bandol, Saint Cyr (where he treated us with a surprise taste of local cheese, wine, and baguette), then on to Le Castellet, the quiet town of Evenos, and the lovely Ollioule Canyon. He was well versed in the history and art of the region and had the best sense of humor. We had a very enjoyable day and highly recommend Michel as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad you liked the sites, this tour is different of what is usually done and that mix of countryside and seaside is really one of my favorite blend. Thanks.
Peter DrakeUnited States
Michel was the most attentive, knowledgeable, entertaining and helpful tour guide we have ever had... by far! Book him now, while you can! We had a fantastic day with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for a very plaisant day! The program of this tour is different than what people do usually and it is, I think, much more enjoyable. Thanks again. Michel
Reuben A.Cayman Islands
We wanted a comprehensive survey of the Riviera, so we asked Michel to guide us for 3 days of touring -- Nice and central area, eastern area, and western area. (This was Day 3.) Michel provided exactly what we wanted. He has a superb knowledge of the history of each location. He knows where the best views can be enjoyed, where to stroll to best experience the culture of each village, and which restaurant to go to for an elegant and picturesque lunch. Michel is an excellent guide -- truly 5 stars.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Reuben, Thank you. I want to take the opportunity to thank both of you for those 3 enjoyable days. Enjoy your last days in Nice. Best regards, Michel
Noah (Dr.) ChivianWest Orange, NJ, United States
Our tour was a wonderful blend of the highlights Nice & Monaco led by Michel, guide par excellence. The Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, Nice Flower market, was a photographer and food lover's delight. Our AM sight seeing was followed a "typical" lunch at Lou Bantry at the water. The scenic corniche road from Nice to Monaco was a sight to behold. Our time in Monte Carlo was spent sipping coffee plus people and exotic car watching at the Café de Paris table, adjacent to the be Monte Carlo casino.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Noah ! I see you took the time to think about your comments :-)) I’m glad you liked it, here all the places south the visit if you know how to see them. Thank you. Michel
Reuben A.Cayman Islands
We wanted a comprehensive survey of the Riviera, so we asked Michel to guide us for 3 days of touring -- Nice and central area, eastern area, and western area. (This was Day 2.) Michel provided exactly what we wanted. He has a superb knowledge of the history of each location. He knows where the best views can be enjoyed, where to stroll to best experience the culture of each village, and which restaurant to go to for an elegant and picturesque lunch. Michel is an excellent guide -- truly 5 stars.
Reuben A.Cayman Islands
We wanted a comprehensive survey of the Riviera, so we asked Michel to guide us for 3 days of touring -- Nice and central area, eastern area, and western area. (This was Day 1.) Michel provided exactly what we wanted. He has a superb knowledge of the history of each location. He knows where the best views can be enjoyed, where to stroll to best experience the culture of each village, and which restaurant to go to for an elegant and picturesque lunch. Michel is an excellent guide -- truly 5 stars.
Betty MendozaUnited States
So happy about our experience! Michel was outstanding!!! Very knowledgeable, and personable. He was punctual and made sure we were back to port on time. Suggested a wonderful place for lunch as well... we were a big group (14) and everyone was delighted with the tour he planned for us visiting 3 beautiful villages. Michel was assisted by Frank, who drove 2nd van who was also a great guide and also very friendly...I highly recommend Michel as a tour guide!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks, very happy you enjoyed the tour, it was also a pleasure for us. Best regards, Michel
Barbara PaskoffUnited States
The best guide we ever had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barbara, that was a cool day...
We have to say that Michel was fantastic. He was very informative, funny and took us to places for great camera shots. Couldn't have had a better experience. We would recommend him to anyone. Cheers, Mike & Pam Doran
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks a lot for these kind words !! I'm glad your enjoyed your tour, it was a pleasure to be your guide. Michel.
Walter ChilesUnited States
We could not have had a better experience. Our personalized tour showed us not only the main sites but also areas not frequented by tourists. We were able to get a taste of the local flavors. Michel has a wonderful personality. We strongly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for these kind words, It was a pleasure to be your guide.
Traci YoungUnited States
We absolutely loved our private tour with Michel! He was full of interesting facts & knowledge and so much fun. As a family with 3 teenagers who are easily bored Michel kept us entertained and moving along so we were able to see & do as much as possible! He had great suggestions for us that took us off the "tourist" path. Highly recommend Michel!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: many many thanks for these kind words, it was a pleasure.
Michel's knowledge of the tour area was interesting and informative. He was prompt and very accommodating if we wanted to stay a little longer in a certain spot. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Michel and would highly recommend him to anyone!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: many thanks for these kind words.
Lesesne HudsonUnited States
We have been traveling and using private guides for many years and Michel was possibly one of the best we've ever had. He was so knowledgeable about every aspect of our tour and answered all of our questions thoughtfully and sometimes humorously. He was fun and relaxed but we packed so much into our day that we couldn't believe it! I only wish we could have him on every tour with us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lesesne, the region is gorgeous so it's easy to enjoy, but it's breathtaking when you know where to go and how to visit it the right way. Thanks again.
Michel was a great tour guide, responding well to all our requests and the funniest tour guide we've met. We saw great places and Michel was accomodating to help us see as many places as we could. He picked locations that suited our interests. He is highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for that, I'm glad you liked the Luberon and that we've been lucky enough to see the lavender!
Rodrigo PelaezUnited States
Michel provided my 3 daughters, wife and I an amazing opportunity to explore the amazing villages and beautiful scenery of Aix en Provence and Cassis combined with the knowledge, friendliness and expertise of the guide made for an unforgettable adventure. We will never forget this trip with Michel Thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks i appreciate that very much
Leslie SchaeferUnited States
Michel was a fantastic guide and driver. He took us to places to that no one knew existed in addition to the ones we had planned. Michel was so good that we tried to hire him for the next 2 days in different but neighboring locations. Unfortunately he was already booked. Which was not surprising because of how good he was.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Leslie, u.nfortunatly the most beautiful part of the region are where no one ever go, I'm glad to be able to show the authentic Riviera to people like you.
Rachel D.United States
We spent the last day of our trip with Michel. I booked his comprehensive tour of Nice. We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent with him. He is extremely knowledgeable and very energetic. It was a great way to end our trip and I highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for voir nice words....
Allan ShanbergLaguna Beach, CA., United States
Michel is tht best of the best. Fantastic guide, one of the best we have ever used in 3 years of using tours by locals. Very Knowledgeable, very personable. Fun to be with and organized an excellent tour. Cpould not have had any better experience than with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Allan and thanks for an excellent restaurant! I love the program of this tour... The most important is that you remember that we make in France, in any other place it's called a beverage ! :)
Bev ChertkowSouth Africa
Hey Michel- thanx for a great day We did the seven hour shore excursion from Monaco and loved it Michel is a great guide, drives well, is accommodating and flexible - we saw everything except Ese which we skipped because of my bad knee- a pity because I believe it is fabulous We also took in the Effuzi de Rothschild- lovely gardens Overall a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: many thanks for these nice words.
Kerry SakolskyUnited States
Michel is an amazing tour guide. I give him 5 stars. He is the best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks again !!
Kerry SakolskyUnited States
Michel is an amazing tour guide. I give him 5 stars. He is the best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for that Kerry!
Our tour started in VilleFranch Sur Mer and included Nice ( old city) , St Paul De Vence and Eze. Michel was knowledgable ,engaging,personable,accomodating and most important was able to turn a dream from fantasy to reality. Our party of 4 included 2 avid photographers and Michel knew the ideal locations to capture stunning views and landscapes not included in cookie cutter tours.Our group unanimously agreed that Michel deserved a 6 out of 5 stars. we highly recommend Michel
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Henry, i don't know what to say... even if i also think I'm fantastic :))) Thanks again and I'm happy you enjoyed the region.
Kat HallerUnited States
It was a pleasure to spend the day with Michel. Had a great command of the history of this area. Would highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you it was a shared pleasure. ..
Kurt LeimeisterUnited States
We scheduled an 8 hour tour with Michel, who is a National Licensed Tour Guide and Lecturer. We found him to be friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. We visited Saint-Paul, Nice, had photo ops at Mont Boron, drove through Corniches of the Riviera, visited Eze, drove through La Turbie, visited Monaco, Monte-Carlo; drove the F1 GP track and drove through Fontvieille. We had time to take photos, shop and had lunch in a very good restaurant in Nice. Would highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this nice comment... i could have write it myself ! :)
Clay ClinesmithUnited States
Michel was our guide for the Clinesmith family of eight when we toured Toulon France on May 18, 2017. Tours by Locals arranged the van, driver, and guide, and it was a very great tour, excellent guide, and Michel even arranged a super pic- nic for us. It could not have gone better, and we all enjoyed it very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you very much for these nice words, it was a pleasure for me too.
Larry GaynorUnited States
Michel has been doing this for more than 20 years and one of the most knowledgeable tour guides we have experienced. He loves to talk and you will never be bored. He knows where to go to avoid "tourist" traps and experience the best of the region. Very efficient large van with WIFI. Plan at least 6 hours per day for each region.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: many thanks for these nice words .
Larry GaynorUnited States
Michel has been doing private tours for more than 20 years and is an expert on the region. He took us to really cool villages the average guide would not go to and knows the secret roads to avoid traffic. Very knowledgeable in all areas from history to plants to clock towers. You will also learn why there are plants on the little streets in the villages. Extra large van with WIFI. You can't go wrong with Michel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ! Next time i will tell you everything about the secrets of the clock towers !!! ;)
Warren R.United States
Beautiful and relaxing tour! Michel is knowledgeable, friendly and an all around super tour guide. I would easily do this tour again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for that nice day
Jill RussekUnited States
What an amazing day, even in the rain!! Michel did a fabulous job taking us to the locations we wanted to see and explaining stories and history of these wonderful places. He was an a amazing guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for those nice words !
Dennis ReddigUnited States
Our group found Michel to be very knowledgeable and helpful with the tours that we had him for. He was always on time. We enjoyed his company and appreciated his ideas as we were continuing to tour other areas of France. We would highly recommend him as a tour guide and will request him again if we were to return to the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much.
William RobertsUnited States
Our group of 8 used Michel three days in a row. He worked very hard to show us as much as he could with enthusiasm. Two days we elected to have him provide a picnic -- both were excellent and fun
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Roberts :)
Marjorie WeaverUnited States
Michel was the perfect guide making our visit to Monaco a treat in every way. He is very knowledgeable and was willing to adapt the tour to our group of eight. He planned a picnic for us that was so French and so delicious. Anyone using Michel as a guide will be very fortunate. Have fun!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ... the pic-nic was fun !
David PrierUnited States
Simply put....Michel made our vacation!!! We highly recommend Michel for anyone who wants a guide who has a great sense of humor, who is professional and extremely knowledgeable. We will definitely be booking with Michel again on our next trip!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ! :)
Jeffrey LevyUnited States
Michel is a wonderful guide. Very professional and personable. He took us on a great tour of Nice, Monte Carlo, St Paul, and Eze. It was a very busy day, but we had time on our own to do what we wanted. Michel was an excellent and informed guide who took our needs into consideration throughout the day.I would highly recommend Michel for your guide if you are traveling in the Nice/Monaco area. In addition I would like to say that our safety was never an issue and that Nice is a safe place to travel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks !
Pamela HirschUnited States
Michel was an amazing guide. Our group was thrilled with the tour he provided. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad you enjoyed... the Alpilles area is really the most beautiful part of Provence !
Laura SportUnited States
The houses were spectacular. Very special to see one that can only be visited by a privileged few. Michel was informative, interesting and funny. We had a fantastic afternoon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: it was an enjoyable afternoon, thanks
Arnold MargoluisUnited States
Michel is as good as any tour guide we have ever used. He is outstanding in every regard . . . knowledgeable, fluent in English, personable, good sense of humor, sensitive to our likes and dislikes, very accomodating, even a great driver . He gets our highest recommendation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you
William BrownUnited States
Without a doubt our half day tour with Michel was the best decision we made during our 21 day holiday in Western Mediterranean. My wife and I felt like one of our best friends was describing his most favorite spots in the world. It is impossible to use a few words to express how informative and entertaining Michel was during our 1/2 day tour of Saint-Paul and Tourrettes. Don't skip Tourrettes!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks or was a pleasure to have people like you on tour....
Debra LundUnited States
Michel was incredible! This was our first stop on our cruise and we knew he set the bar high for the rest of the guides on our vacation. He was friendly, informative and very attuned to making sure he kept our group of 7 entertained while showing us an unbelievable amount of the country in the limited time we had. Could not have asked for a better guide and experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for that
Rhonda ThomasUnited States
We had a group of five women who were visiting Nice for a convention. Michel was prompt in picking us up and each location we visited was breathtaking. Michel was very knowledgeable and was attentive to our needs and truly went above and beyond to accommodate us. He exceed our expectations and absolutely deserves 5 stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks :-))
Bruce MackUnited States
This tour was the last and by far the best tour of our 12 day cruise to 8 ports!!! The reason is simple: Michel. He is an encyclopedia of information blended with his wry wit that is offered in doses that anyone can understand. He is insightful and has a true sense of caring and pride about what he does. Remember when we were in school and there was one teacher that really impacted you and your perspective....that's Michel! I'm spoiled now for any other guides. You are 10 star my friend **********
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Well, what can I say... If that day remains engraved in your memory I will be very happy.
Teresa FreemanUnited States
Michel is an outstanding and knowledgeable guide as well as entertaining.He customized our tour to cover all the highlights we were interested in around Nice and Monaco and gave us time to enjoy the areas we liked best such as having Glaces in Villefranche, crepes in Eze and lunch in Monte Carlo. So much history and interesting tidbits, our 6 hours flew by and were very enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: A big thank you Teresa, i hope you both enjoyed your last day in Nice.
Charron D.United States
We had the pleasure of using Michel for three days in the Nice, Cannes, Antibes area in mid June. Our group of seven all thought that he was an outstanding guide. He is very knowledgeable and outgoing, and he was flexible as far as the daily plans were concerned. Because of lost luggage, part of our second day's tour shifted to a Mall where he took us to a terrific Gallery Lafayette store and assisted everyone in communicating with the salespeople. Not your typical tour event.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You made me fashion adviser for a day you made my dream come true ! :) Thanks
Charron D.United States
See comment for 6/15.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks
Arnold FoxUnited States
Michel was an excellent guide who provided our group of 8 people with an outstanding (and quite full) day! It was a nice mix of both walking and driving which made it easier on all of us. We visited three cities, all different, and experienced some breathtaking views from various sites overlooking Cassis and Marseilles (also visited Aix en Provence). He was very knowledgeable without overwhelming us with information. We all very much enjoyed our day with him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Arnold
Shirley B.Quezon City, 1112, Philippines
Our party of 8 senior people felt we were very blessed to have Michel as our guide in our private tour of different small villages around Provence. Not only did we enjoy the romantic and beautiful sceneries he showed us but also his wit and humor! We all loved Michel and his powerful voice and charming French accent!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Shirley i'm still working on my accent, it's never sexy enough ! :)
Deno BarrogaUnited States
Michel was an excellent tour guide. He took me around to see exactly what I like, panoramic views. He was also funny at times and his car is clean and roomy. I would highly recommend Michel for a tour of Nice/Monaco. He knows where all the beautiful views are for sure. Thanks Michel for a FANTASTIC and wonderful tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you !
Richard GreenwaldUnited States
Michel was wonderful. He was so knowledgeable about the area and the history. Michel is humorous, interesting and is a good guy. He really did the right thing when our tour ended up being extra long due to traffic --- he insisted on picking us up a couple of days later and taking us to the airport to make up for the long delay back to the hotel. He found us a beautiful spot for a picnic and provided quite a feast to make a wonderful day even more special. I highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much ! :)
Susan NorrisUnited States
We had a most wonderful day with Michel. He enhanced our trip in Provence with his extensive knowledge of the history and of the area. We could not have been more pleased. He was flexible as to our wishes, and very professional. We were devastated we had to miss our second day with Michel when our ship could not dock in Monaco. We will definitely seek him out for future travel. Like so many of these beautiful villages scattered around Provence, Michel is a 'gem'!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: "Michel is a gem" ! I'm going to put that right away on my business cards! :-) Thank you very much ladies, i appreciate your very nice words. I'll be happy to see you again and this time we'll also see the mountains.
Robert GettigUnited States
Michel had a wealth of knowledge of the area and was able to tell us very interesting history facts of the places we saw. He was also the perfect gentleman - assisting me as I was having back issues. He did everything he could to make our day fun and enjoyable. We highly recommend Michel and would use him again the next time we are in the area!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for those nice words !
Kenneth JamesUnited States
A perfect tour - good pace and excellent guide - we loved the day
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, i hope you're feeling better now. Next time you visit we'll take the time to walk all the villages. Thanks.
Marty Ruddell-MarkerBodega Bay, United States
Michel went above and beyond for our tour of Nice, Eze and Monaco! He is very knowledgeable about the history of the area! He customized the tour for our wishes, and changed the itinerary on the fly as we went through the day. We loved the unexpected surprise at the best view spot on the trip! Definitely feel like we got the best of the day we spent with him!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Melissa ! So your name the origins of your name is from the north west of France, mostly Brittany. A place to visit for a next vacation :-)
Amy VanUnited States
Michel was such a knowledgeable guide! He took us to places where usually not touristy. The Chateau of Nice was gorgeous! He gave us so much information and history.I was afraid that I would be quiz on at the end of the tours. Michel has a great sense of humor, teaching us to distinguish license plates between Nice and Paris, that if we saw a Parisian plate, he said to feel free and throw rocks at the car...I really appreciated his sense of humor (and his knowledge). Merci beaucoup, Michel!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you it was great to have you here !
Don PetronUnited States
We had a great time with Michel. He is very fun and energetic. We got a great overview of the city, charming medieval villages, local food and markets. Seeing the French Riviera and all the glitz was OK, but he took us to a couple of awesome villages that we absolutely loved. Let him know what your interests are and he can certainly accommodate you. We highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks a lot
Eloida M.United States
Very knowledgeable of the place. Very prompt. Has a remarkable sense of humor. He made us feel like he is already an acquaintance. Stopped at places for nice photos. Fast-paced tour but we covered all the places that we wanted to see. We were in front of the Prince Palace in Monaco, right on time to see the "changing of the guards", as requested. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great to have you...thanks
Robert R.United States
A superb tour of Nice with Michel. His thoughtful, well researched and entertaining comments made the tour hours fly. He provided an insiders guide to the city and region and we enjoyed every moment.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you
Heidi CanarelliHenderson, NV, United States
Michel was fantastic. He was one of the most professional, organized guides we have ever had. We have been to Monte Carlo many times but he was able to make it all seem new and exciting. He showed us parts of the area we have never seen and helped us understand the history and complexity of this fascinating area. I very highly recommend this charming gentleman as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you
Sheila BaldwinUnited States
Michel was a fantastic guide. He was waiting for us when we got off our ship. He tailored the tour to our interests. He even made a quick stop at a pharmacy for our friend who was under the weather. We had indicated that we were interested in art and history, so Michel provided lots of insight into the villages we visited, emphasizing those items. He also followed up with some recommendations for our stay in Nice. And he has a great sense of humor! Michel's tour went beyond our expectations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your nice words
John M.Plymouth, MN, United States
Michel is the best. He really took care of our group of 8. Excellent and fun communicator. Extensive knowledge of area and it's history. Took us to places general tours don't go and even put together a wonderful French picnic with a spectacular panoramic view. Just a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Next picnic in 2016 ok ?
Daniel WithersUnited States
A 5 out of 5 in all categories! Knowledgable, courteous, helpful, punctual. Went above and beyond. I would highly recommend. I would use again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Would be happy to work with you again ! Thanks
Craig AverchUnited States
Michel was very knowledgeable. Accommodated our desired itinerary happily. Nice car and very prompt. We really enjoyed our day
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks :)
Jennifer PyneUnited States
This is a best tour for my family during the trip 14 days to visit Grand Mediterian . MIchel is a excellent tour guide . His vast knowledge about his country was incredible . He make the tour so enjoyable and we learn so much from him. He went extra step to choose the best local restaurant for lunch , and yummy gelato Thanks Michel for the best tour FIVE STAR PLUS FOR THE BEST TOUR GUIDE MICHEL The Pyne family
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Well what can I say ? Thanks for such nice words :)
Valerie PowellUnited States
The running tour with Michel exceeded my expectations. The breadth of Michel's knowledge of Nice's history is matched by his knowledge of how to run Nice. Michel brings passion and humor to the tour, making the experience unique and extremely worthwhile.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ouaa thanks, i'm so happy you enjoyed our run... it was so hot in Nice that i'm still sleeping in my freezer today ! :)
Maria MarksUnited States
Michel was a fabulous tour guide. We are a family of five with three teenage boys and we all thoroughly enjoyed our day. Michel was not only informative with the history of the region, but also threw in some fun pop culture. I wa really impressed with his knowledge and ability to convey it in an interesting and engaging manner. He also took us to some areas that we would never have known about, much less seen. Top notch and would urge others to take his tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: many thanks for your kind words :)
Allen KettleUnited States
Michel was great to work with and exceeded our expectations. He was very knowledgeable and was very attentive to our needs. There were 4 in our travel party and she made sure each of us was having an enjoyable tour. When he spoke he called us by our names, very impressive. We felt like an old friend was showing us around. Would highly recommend this tour and would use him again in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello ! Well thank you for that I really hope to see you again on the Riviera !
Cary ZimmermanUnited States
Michel was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and generous with his time. Not only did he answer all our questions he gave great incite and recommendations for other places in France that we would be visting. We enjoyed our experience very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Nice to read your kind words, thanks.
Lee ScherUnited States
Michel is the best. Great knowledge of the area and a personality that makes everything more enjoyable. One of our group had suffered an injury prior to our tour and Michel was able to adapt our tour to meet the needs of the injured party as well as all others need. When we return we will always seek Michel as our guide. Lee Scher
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: .. and you know how much my ego loves to read that ! :)) ... thank you very mucch, i look forward for your next visit !
Kim StandridgeUnited States
Michel was amazing. He has a wealth of knowledge of the area and really took the time to show us more than we had ever imagined. I highly recommend Michel to anyone who books a tour he is truly the best representative of this company and was money well spent. I will use this company again to book a tour. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your nice comment ! I hope you enjoyed the diner at the vingt 4...
Patty CharltonUnited States
Amazing day with Michel. He is an extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic guide. He showed us the most beautiful countryside and villages. You must use him if you are in southern France!!! Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you it was great to spend that day with you!
Katharine PetronisUnited States
We had a great time touring Monaco, Rochebrune, and Menton with Michel. He did a fantastic job of providing the historical context for the things we'd previously been seeing in the region. He was a wealth of regional information. Most importantly, he had a great sense of humor and made sure we had fun! He also went out of his way to offer us recommendations for the rest of our trip, including local restaurants and other places to visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks it was a pleasure to spend that day with you... I hope you enjoyed your hike in the Mercantour
Carlos GandiagaUnited States
Michel could not have been more accommodating, engaging or knowledgeable. He made our vacation more enjoyable. I would have absolutely no reservations in recommending him enthusiastically
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thak you, it was a pleasure to have you here.
WONDERFUL TOUR This tour was truely a highlight. The tour shows the most beautiful countryside and some of the best views you will ever see. Lunch was a picnic with, you guessed it, the best views. Michel has a wonderful knowledge of the area and loves to share this with you. This is a must do tour you won't be disappointed. Can't rate this tour highly enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: many thanks !
Melissa MandemakerUnited Kingdom
We were glad we didn't just explore oppulent St Tropez but also experienced the lovely hilltop towns of Bormes-les-Mimosa, Grimaud, and Gassin. Michel provided a wealth of information on history, daily life, and of course food & wine opportunities all with a good sense of humor. Both communication and accommodation to our itinerary were excellent in the planning stages. A comfortable Mercedes van with a/c to travel in and not having to worry about driving/parking etc made for an enjoyable day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thnks, and remember THAT bell never rings ! :-)
Jack ReiserUnited States
Michel is the best ! He was informative, took us to all the right places, gave great descriptions of all the locations and his driving skills are excellent. We all ate lunch together and again Michel shared more information in a very relaxed atmosphere. I strongly recommend Michel as a guide, a driver and a wonderful human being.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, it was a pleasure to have you on tour.
We had a wonderful 3 full day trip around Provance with our kind guide Michel. He was very helpful, he made every thing easy and comfortable for us. We learned a lot about Provance history, social life, food, wine, art etc with fun, as Michel explains so much through the drive with his rich and deep intellectual knowledge. He is keen on time, fits the plan, flexible for changes, can make extras! We laughed a lot and had a wonderful time. Thank you very much Michel and hope to plan for French Riviera soon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks.. we did have a lot of fun indeed...