Very knowledgeable and very willing to adjust the program to fit our needs and desires! Highly recommend her services!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Philip for your lovely recommendation. It was good to meet you both and to show you this beautiful area. All very best Ann
Sarah FitzsimonsUnited States
We loved our tour with Ann. She brought to life the whole experience of being in the Dordogne and was a wonderful source of knowledge about the cave art that is in the area. She is a fabulous guide and a fun person to be with. We could not recommend her enough and we want to go back and see more with her! Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is really good to hear from you. Thank you for your great feedback. It was lovely to meet you both and to show you the fantastic cave art, of which I am passionate about. All very best to you both.
Joseph MioduszewskiUnited States
Ann was knowledgeable, friendly and made our excursion into the past very enjoyable. She went out of her way to make our day a learning experience while still enjoying the countryside and specific archeological sites. Ann's ability to communicate in other English and French was a real asset. Thank you for helping make our vacation memorable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Joseph Thank you for your great review and recommendation. It was a real pleasure to meet you both and to show you this beautiful area and the fascinating caves, in the rain and sunshine! All the very best. Ann
Charles PriceUnited States
Ann created an amazing custom tour of cave art for us, visiting a huge cave with a large number of images and a small cave providing an intimate connection with the art. Ann ,an expert in all things prehistoric, provided a crash course in the cultures of the inhabitants of the area in prehistoric time and more recent centuries. As a practicing artist, Ann provided us with an understanding of how these images were created and theories of what the artists were expressing. We highly recommend Ann!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a lovely review, thank you so much. It was a delight to show you both the area and these amazing and mysterious images, hidden away for centuries. They are outstanding. Maybe our paths will cross again in the future. All very best. Ann
William M.United States
Above and beyond! Ann brought vast knowledge of cave art with understanding of the region and a keen, attentive ear to her group of intrepid Paleolithic explorers. She easily adjusted to our requests, modeled curiosity and openness, and also brought her own wise and informed perspective to our experiences of these places, the art, and those who created it. Her management of ticket purchasing, tour times, and optimal lunch locations made it all flow as gracefully as the horses at Lascaux. The best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you William, what a wonderfully descriptive recommendation, especially with the image of the horses of Lascaux . It was a great fun meeting you all and showing you this region's treasures, and delightful to discuss these wonderful images, with such an appreciative audience. May our paths cross once more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Garry for the Five Stars. It was good to meet you all. I hope you are continuing to enjoy your travels across Europe. With very best wishes, Ann
Elizabeth U (Jadis) BlurtonUnited States
Ann was absolutely wonderful and an immediate friend. She was patient, extremely knowledgeable and knew the area of Dordogne extremely well. She adjusted the tour to our needs and made great decisions about which caves to see. We feel very lucky to have had her as our guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jadis, Thank you for your warm recommendation, it was a real pleasure to meet you all and be able to show you this beautiful region with its extraordinary cave art. I hope the rest of your travels further South go well.
Very enjoyable day with Ann as we visited Grotte de Rouffignac and Chateau des Milandes. Knowledgeable, very pleasant, and patient, Ann was a good fit for our family of four from Canada. Ann also chose a great lunch spot. Recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Tim, Thank you for this lovely recommendation. I really enjoyed meeting you all. It was a pleasure. All very best to you all. Ann.
Marva SerotkinUnited States
We so enjoyed our tour with Ann. She is most knowledgeable about the area and a wonderful conversationalist.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a real delight meeting both yourself and Florence. Thank you for your lovely response to the tour. I will remember our interesting conversations as we travelled through the green and lush landscape, heading into the hollows of the Earth to discover the ancient mysterious prehistoric cave art.
John OdonnellUnited States
Loved Carcassonne and Ann did an excellent job of guiding us through this site. She is well-informed and flexible in helping us to see as much as possible in a short period of time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you June for your kind words, I was delighted to be able to help you get to see the historic city of Carcassonne.
Barry MogolUnited States
Our guide, Anne, was a joy to be with. She was on time every day, the vehicle was clean and most importantly, was very knowledgeable about the sites we visited. Unfortunately, we had to cut our trip short due to a medical emergency back home. Nevertheless, Anne took us to the local train station and ensured we got onto the train to Paris safely. I would not hesitate to recommend her to future travelers in the Dordogne, France.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barry for your lovely recommendation. I hope your journey home went well and to see you and Linda again in this beautiful region. It was great to meet you both and I wish you well on your future travels.
Barry MogolUnited States
Anne was very knowledgeable and informative. Her discussion of the background environment and incitefull comments made for a very enjoyable experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Trevor, it was a pleasure to meet you and show you this area with all its rich and fascinating history. I am delighted that you enjoyed it.
Jennifer TuckerUnited States
What a great day we had. We saw so many wonderful sights, learned so much about ancient and Medieval history. Ann was so knowledgeable and gracious. Fabulous memory for me and my family!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jennifer for your lovely feed back. It was great to meet you all and to show you this wonderful area, I hope you are all well and enjoying life. All very best Ann
Judith PurcellPensacola Beach, FL, United States
Ann was very personable and responded to our needs by changing the itinerary when we asked her to. The tour was informative. She obviously has a passion for the cave paintings and the area.
Glen SchofieldUnited States
Ann was great. Her selection of sites was excellent. She gets my highest rating.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I hope the rest of your holiday provides lots of great photo. opportunities as well.
Nancy MorrisonUnited States
We visited Dordogne because we were interested in the prehistoric cave paintings found in that area. Ann was the perfect guide for our exploration of the caves because she was very knowledgeable about prehistory, had worked as a guide at the caves and had a fine arts background. She was very easy-going and personable. We would recommend her to others interested in exploring prehistoric art.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nancy Thank you for your recommendation. It was a real pleasure to meet you both and share some of the prehistoric treasures of this region with you. I hope you have returned home rested and refreshed. Ann
Neal FauxUnited States
Ann is very knowledgable and passionate about the pre- history of the region. She is personable and easy to talk to. She made our time in the region enjoyable and memorable. I highly recommend her as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your lovely recommendation. It was good to meet you all and to be able to show you some of the wonderful sites of the region. I have a fond memory of the lunch under the plane tree, in a setting that was like something from a Renoir film.
Keith L.United States
Ann was a wonderful resource person and guide to the Dordogne region. We wanted a leisurely itinerary that would include visits to the most noteworthy caves, some of the many chateaus and and outstanding gardens and time to stroll through some of the picturesque villages and markets. We especially emphasized wanting to have leisurely lunches at interesting inns and restaurants. We were not disappointed. In over thirty years of overseas travel, Ann has to rank as one of the best guides we have had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Keith, Thank you so much for this lovely review, you have made my day. It was a real pleasure to meet you all and I am delighted to have been able to make your stay enjoyable and to spend time with you all showing you the area. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Kind regards Ann
Keith L.United States
Ann was a wonderful resource person and guide to the Dordogne region. In the weeks leading up to the trip, she checked out local hotels for us and at both ends of the journey she helped us navigate the chaos created by rail and airline pilot strikes. We wanted a leisurely itinerary that would include visits to the most noteworthy caves, some of the many chateaus and outstanding gardens and time to stroll through some of the picturesque villages and markets. We were not disappointed.
Keith L.United States
Ann was a wonderful resource person and guide to the Dordogne region. We came to view her as a friend who was showing us some of her favorite places. We especially emphasized wanting to have leisurely lunches at interesting inns and restaurants. We were not disappointed. Her restaurant selections were wonderful and her timing of excursions to attractions always kept us ahead of the crowds. In over thirty years of regular overseas travel, Ann has to rank as one of the best guides we have ever engaged.
Marshall T.United States
After exchanging a couple of e-mails with Ann, she was able to put together a tour exactly to my specifications. Upon meeting Ann, I felt very at ease with her as a tour guide. Ann acted as a step on tour guide for me and a friend visiting the region. The tour was exactly as described. As she was acting as a step-on tour guide, we had a lot of time to get to know one another between traveling to various sites. Ann was definitely a blast and would book her again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the review Marshall and your lovely description. It was great to meet you both!