Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Paris France by Tour Guide Marie L. (Guide #15957)


Cristina Cardoze

Panama
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Tour: #210796, Versailles with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 20/18

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 why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.

Kenneth Kuebel

United States
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Tour: #210796, Versailles with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 18/18

We loved Maria, a true professional who walked us through the Palace, by passing a two hour que. Very impressed with her knowledge of it's History. It is difficult to to described, a level above, a most enjoyable tour!!!!

Anne Perlman

United States
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Tour: #210796, Versailles with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 5/18

Marie provided us with a great, no-hassle Versailles trip. I've always wanted to see it but haven't in the past because I don't speak French and get overwhelmed by dealing with the crowds and noise in Paris. This trip was fantastic - door to door service from our hotel to the gates of Versailles, guided tour of the gardens and skip the line tickets into the castle. Marie is knowledgeable about the history of Versailles. Versailles is crazy crowded - this tour was worth it to reduce the stress factor!

Keith Klingenberg

Grand Rapids, MI, United States
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Tour: #210796, Versailles with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

Marie was fantastic! She arrived early, spoke perfect English and knew everything about Versailles from the structure of the facilities to all of the inhabitants to the art and the gardens. She showed us places that most visitors never see. When we were dropped off at a train station, she walked us inside and showed us where we had to go and how the train system worked. We will hire Marie again and spend more time with her the next time back to Paris.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Keith, it was nice meeting you and your lovely wife. Hope that you had a great time in Normandy too. All my best Marie

Nic Carusella

Australia
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Tour: #210791, Paris Tour with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 1/18

Absolutely marvellous!! What an enjoyable way to see the sights of Paris and learn some history and culture along the way. Marie our guide was fabulous. Always giving time for questions, shopping, eating, photos and knowledge sharing. Nothing was a problem. Philip our driver was pleasant and can navigate the streets of Paris with ease. It was so nice to see what we did of Paris, in a day and not feel exhausted. Thanks so much Marie and Philip. Highly recommend this tour! Nic and Michael.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Nic and Michael !

Amelia Eldridge

United States
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Tour: #210796, Versailles with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 26/18

We enjoyed our tour of the Palace of Versailles with Marie. She was very knowledgeable on the history of the palace and the city of Paris.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Amelia !

Stewart Richardson

United States
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Tour: #210787, Private tour Louvre and Orsay museums, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 17/18

Marie was very engaging. She spoke English very well and was easy to understand. She was very knowledgeable and passionate about her beloved Paris. I would highly recommend her for any upcoming tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Stewart for your kind message :)

Bette McNabb

United States
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Tour: The Louvre ? Yes please, but just a glance!, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Apr 19/18

Marie was perfect. Not only is she knowledgeable she is also very pleasant, enjoyable to be with, and an asset to your business.

Cecil Nash

United States
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Tour: #210796, Versailles with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Aug 3/17

Great tour and great guide. Marie made reservations so we did not have a long line and wait to get in. Marie was very knowledgable and able to explain all the history involved. Would book Marie again and highly recommend her.

Cecil Nash

United States
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Tour: #210791, Paris Tour with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Aug 2/17

Marie was outstanding; reservations and tickets were as agreed upon. Marie was gracious and very knowledgeable and able to communicate with my wife and I about all the history and significance of all the places visited. I would book Marie again and would highly recommend her.

David Toof

United States
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Tour: Day trip to Fontainebleau, Barbizon and Vaux-le-Vicomte, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Jul 20/17

Day two of our tours with Marie and Phillipe (her husband and driver) was as great as our day 1 tour to Versailles. For both tours we opted for a full day tour and enjoyed every minute. Marie has an extensive knowledge of French history, art and architecture. Her English is perfect. All-in-all an enjoyable and worthwhile tour. They are both very congenial and fun to be with.

David Toof

United States
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Tour: #210694, Versailles with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 19/17

Day one of our tours with Marie and Phillipe (her husband and driver) was fabulous. Marie has an extensive knowledge of French history, art and architecture. Her English is perfect. All-in-all an enjoyable and worthwhile tour. They are both very congenial and fun to be with.

Clair Carlson

United States
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Tour: #259016, D-Day landing beaches with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 17/17

Marie was very knowledgeable and pleasant. The vehicle was very comfortable as we spent day traveling to Omaha Beach.

Rob W.

United States
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Tour: #210694, Versailles with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 12/17

Thanks to Marie for an excellent day. We were three generations of travelers from 11 to 80 years old and everybody enjoyed the tour. She was prompt, friendly, professional, enthusiastic and very informative. Highly recommend!

Kevin Griffith

United States
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Tour: #259016, Normandy with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 14/17

Great driver, comfortable vehicle and Marie is wonderful. They went the extra mile and made everything easy.

Carlos Petzold

United States
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Tour: #210796, Versailles with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 13/17

A Great Day at Versailles! What great service Marie and her driver/husband Phillip provided. Picked up at the hotel, dropped off in front of the main entry, perfect timing on the tour through the gardens, skip the line for fast entry inter Versailles and a personalized tour by the very knowledgeable Marie. Then, upon exiting, Phillip was right there waiting for us so no long walk to the car and then dropped back off at the hotel! Wow!!! Magnificent!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Carlos for that wonderful day in your company :) The tour in Normandy is going on well with fun and sun. Enjoy your trip in Europe ! Marie and Philippe

Jessica Taylor

United States
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Tour: #210796, Versailles with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 6/17

We had a lovely tour with Marie in Versailles. She made sure we didn't wait in long lines, and she made sure we got to see all of the highlights that we had wanted to see, including the hall of mirrors and the fountain show in the gardens. It was lovely, I would highly recommend this tour, particularly because it included the drive, which made it all the more relaxing. At the end of our tour we were even dropped off at the Champs De Elsyee so we could do a little shopping. 5 stars

James Moody

United States
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Tour: #210694, Versailles with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 26/17

Wonderful tour. Marie was on time, her English was good, and had great knowledge of the area and its history. She knew how to get us through the crowds at Versailles. I can't imagine fighting the crowd and trying to figure out where to go on my own. Well worth the price we paid, and I wouldn't hesitate to use Marie again.

William Stanton

United States
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Tour: #210796, Versailles with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 20/17

Marie did a great job with us at Versailles. She and her husband who drove were on time and provided us with easy access from our hotel in Paris to Versailles. Once there Marie got us into Versailles quickly despite the large crowds. She led us through the maze with great commentary on what we were seeing and its importance in history. The best part are the gardens. Marie's guidance here was outstanding. Do not hesitate to use Marie. Bill

Gary Hawkins

United States
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Tour: #210796, Versailles with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 16/17

Marie (and her husband/driver Phillip) did a very nice job of answering all our questions about Versailles and French history in general. She began on the ride to the tour and never hesitated to provide answers. We had a lovely visit.

Renée Frankie Abel

United States
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Tour: #210801, Paris Tour with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 3/17

Marie and Philippe were great. Although we had a very rainy day, they made the best of it and I saw everything we planned to, despite the conditions. They're very lovely, friendly people. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with them.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Francky! it was so nice meeting you too and I wish you all the best for the future! Best Marie

Sallie Lott

United States
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Tour: #210787, Private tour Louvre and Orsay museums April 2017, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 30/17

Wonderful full day with Marie. It was our third day with Marie and she never disappointed us!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sally! thanks a lot for all your nice comments! Take care Marie

Christine Adams

United States
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Tour: One day in Paris with cheese tasting, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Apr 24/17

Marie was wonderful! She made everything so easy. Thx Marie

Christine Adams

United States
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Tour: #210787, Private tour Louvre and Orsay museums, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 23/17

Christine Adams

United States
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Tour: #210796, Versailles with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 23/17

Taze Fletcher

United States
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Tour: #210787, Private tour Louvre and Orsay museums, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 22/17

Marie was prompt, knowledgeable, and very personable. Would definitely recommend ��

Sallie Lott

United States
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Tour: #212007, Giverny with driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 20/17

IT was at Marie's suggestion that we went to Giverny. Was a highlight of a trip. Highly recommend Marie and her driver, Phillipe.

Sallie Lott

United States
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Tour: #210801, Paris Tour with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 19/17

Marie is an expert guide and we highly recommend her.

Jane Huckaby

United States
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Tour: #210787, Private tour Louvre and Orsay museums, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 6/17

Rachel VanHulle

United States
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Tour: #210796, Versailles with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 6/17

Marie was pleasant and punctual.

Sue Weierman

United States
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Tour: #281286, Before Versailles, Fontainebleau !, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Mar 29/17

Sue Weierman

United States
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Tour: #259016, Normandy with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Mar 28/17

Charles Kennemore

United States
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Tour: #210791, Paris Tour with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Mar 20/17

GREAT tour. The ability to drive to several key points and walk around the points of interest there was so worth it. Marie got us into so many places we would not have had time to go see. We walked a lot! And saw a lot! Marie provided insights along the way and made sure we saw some key points. I am astounded we saw so much on such a short time. The cathedrals were breath taking but it was some small points I really appreciated. The point zero outside Notre Dame. The Roman wall in the Latin Quarter. Cool.

Charles Kennemore

United States
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Tour: #210787, Private transfer from CDG and Orsay museum, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Mar 19/17

Marie was waiting with a sign at the airport making it very easy. The transportation was very good even with two very tall people in our group. We visited Musee d'Orsay and Marie had already arranged tickets so there was no wait. Marie did a great job condensing a day's visit into 1 hour, hitting the artists we were most interested in seeing. Dropped off right in front of our hotel. We will be asking for Marie for our next trip back to Paris.

David Capoccia

United States
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Tour: #210796, Versailles with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Mar 14/17

Tamara S.

United States
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Tour: #210787, Private tour Louvre and Orsay museums, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Feb 23/17

Such a great day Exceptional knowledge and so kind.It would not be possible to see so much h without her. Great help.

Sabah Asfand-E-Yar

United Kingdom
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Tour: #210796, Versailles with private guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Feb 21/17

Excellent guide. Punctual, fluent English. Catered for our personal requirements

Shannon Neuman

United States
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Tour: #210801, Paris sightseeing Tour from Rouen, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Feb 5/17

My husband and I could not have asked for a more personal and perfect tour for our first time in Paris, France. Marie emailed me back right away with exactly what she would show us and where we would go, with a very detailed agenda. Marie's husband was the driver and Marie was the tour guide. We very much appreciated this type of tour. As we were dropped off and picked up right in front of attractions avoiding any parking issues. We will use Marie again on our return to Paris. Great credentials.

David R.

United States
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Tour: #210787, Private tour Orsay museum, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Dec 30/16

Marie was terrific to take us on at the last minute for a skip the line tour of Orsay Museum at the end of the day. It was a cold day too and one of the busiest during the Christmas season. We were already a bit tired before we met her but she was perfectly on time and we did a thorough brief tour of the museum. We hit the spots our two teenagers needed to see working through the crowds wonderfully. We would be happy to be with her again when next we return.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks David for rating and Happy New Year's Eve in Paris !

Humberto Caldera

United States
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Tour: #210787, Private tour Louvre and Orsay museums, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Dec 28/16

Marie showed us the highlights of Louvre and Orsay in 3 hours. Excellent tour

Cindy Schmoker

United States
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Tour: #210796, Half day Versailles guided tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Dec 27/16

A wonderful tour. Marie and her husband picked us up at our hotel and drove us to Versailles in their clean and comfortable van. Marie has the ability to skip the long lines to enter Versailles. She was knowledgeable and was able to give a wonderful insight and history to our family. A wonderful way to spend a half of day touring in Paris. We took our twin 18 year olds and they liked the tour just as much as we did!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Cindy and Happy New Year to you and your lovely family !

Cindy Schmoker

United States
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Tour: #210791, Paris Sightseeing Tour (8 hours), Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Dec 26/16

My husband and twin 18 year old daughters spent the day touring with Marie. Her husband Phillip drove their clean and comfortable van for the tour, dropping us off close to all locations and picking us up close by as well. The tour of the Lourve was the perfect highlight tour. Marie is incredibly knowledgeable about art and the history of France. We toured the city the rest of the day, the perfect way to start any Paris trip. We saw more in one day than we could have a week in Paris !

Sharon Ackerman

United States
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Tour: #210787, Private tour Louvre and Orsay museums, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Dec 24/16

Marie was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed the time she spent with us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sharon

Dan Kungl

United States
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Tour: #210796, Versailles with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Dec 22/16

Marie did a great job with our tour. She was on time and provided transportation that was clean and nice. Marie did a great job modifying the tour to accommodate our family (6 total with 4 teenagers). Overall, very good tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dan and Happy New Year to you and your family !

Meryl Metni

United States
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Tour: #210796, Versailles with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Dec 21/16

Paula Barry

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #210796, Versailles with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Dec 18/16

Marie came to collect us at hotel in luxury van. Nice ride out to country. We jumped the long lines and had informative tour of the palace and gdns. Marie was excellent guide. Highly recommend.

John Roberts

United States
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Tour: #210787, Private tour Louvre and Orsay museums, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Nov 4/16

We are so appreciative of Marie and helping us through the Louvre. We couldn't have done it alone and well worth the personal touch. It was pleasure being with someone who knows so much about art history. We also appreciated her interest in us to customize the tour to our preferences and providing insights and suggestions on other museums to visit while in Paris. Had a marvelous time with Marie.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Our strengh is to listen to you in due to customize the best for you ! all the best Marie

John Roberts

United States
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Tour: Welcome Tour from the airport with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Nov 3/16

Marie was fabulous. We were quickly greeted at the airport and the drive gave us a great overview of the city as we started our trip. Also her suggestions and tips about Paris and navigating our way around were invaluable! Merci Beaucoup to Phillip and Marie

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you John for those kind words :-)

Ronald Fondiller

United States
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Tour: #210694, Versailles with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Oct 26/16

Kenneth Hague

United Kingdom
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Tour: #210801, Day trip to Versailles from Le Havre, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Oct 25/16

Had a lovely day. Marie was very attentive, patient and helpful. Her knowledge of the Palace of Versailles was amazing and we would use her service again with pleasure. Thank you so much for your help.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kenneth !

Paris Eliades

United States
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Tour: #212007, Day trip Fontainebleau with driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Oct 23/16

Lot of fun. Nice people. Marie's selection of a restaurant for lunch was excellent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Paris for rating so quickly ! glad that you all enjoyed yourself !

James McMahill

United States
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Tour: #210796, Half day Versailles guided tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Oct 9/16

Marie was fabulous as our guide to Versailles. Her knowledge of the subject was thorough and interesting. She speaks fluent English and is very precise and easily understood. My wife and I highly recommend Marie.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you James !

Steve Norton

United States
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Tour: #210787, Private tour Louvre and Orsay museums, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 24/16

Marie was amazing! Timely, thorough and entertaining. We would not hesitate to book her again. Great tour guide! The Nortons and Myers

Gary Morris

United Kingdom
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Tour: #212007, Private day trip to Fontainebleau and Malmaison, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 18/16

Marie was knowledgeable & funny in equal measure. A pleasure to spend the day in her company!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gary & Robert! It was a great pleasure

Gary Morris

United Kingdom
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Tour: #212007, Private day trip to Giverny, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 17/16

A great day! Wonderful guide & Driver! Lunch was amazing at a "hidden gem"!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad that you enjoyed the Moulin! and thanks for inviting :-)

James H.

Lakeport, CA., United States
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Tour: #210801, Paris Sightseeing Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 8/16

a wonderful informative tour by Marie. We enjoyed the tour very much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you James!

Loretta Mathison

United States
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Tour: #210796, Half day Versailles guided tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 4/16

Marie was a terrific tour guide and an excellent communicator. We enjoyed her very much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Loretta! It was fun meeting you ladies!

Frank D'Ambrosio

United States
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Tour: Paris by night in a vintage Citroën "Traction Avant", Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Aug 2/16

Marie and her husband Philipe are wonderful as guides and as people. The vehicle was beautiful, and the sites we visited were truly Paris. This was a fun, informative, and congenial evening.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Frank! Hope that you had a wonderfull day in Versailles as well :) cheers Marie

Jeffrey F.

United States
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Tour: #210801, Paris Sightseeing Tour from CDG to Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 31/16

Marie arranged a wonderful tour for us. We only had one day in Paris and we were able to learn a lot. This will help us with future trips to Paris, now that we understand the major landmarks and how far places are and where we will want to revisit. We really enjoyed our time with Marie and would definitely book with her for future tours! She was flexible and accommodated us perfectly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeffrey! I am glad that you will remember Paris highlights for a future trip to Paris.

Don Munsil

United States
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Tour: #210796, Versailles private guided tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 24/16

Marie really knows her stuff, and was able to show us a wide range of Versailles sights and tell us about the history of both the chateau and of the French monarchy. A great experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Don ! I am passionate with French History and Versailles. I hope that you will come back to see the second part of the groves. Cheers Marie

Scott Mayhart

United States
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Tour: #210787, Private tour Louvre and Orsay museums, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 17/16

Scott Mayhart

United States
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Tour: Welcome Tour from the airport, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Jul 16/16

Rena Golenberg

United States
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Tour: #210787, Private tour Louvre and Orsay museums, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 7/16

Cindy Stauffer

United States
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Tour: #210801, Paris Sightseeing Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 7/16

Marie and Philippe were absolutely wonderful in every way! Our family of five adults -- including my 80 year old parents - felt genuinely catered to and well taken care of during our three days with Marie and Philippe. Marie went above and beyond to include each site we requested, and she happily customized our time together to include all of our "must do" activities. Philippe was a driver "par excellence" and always parked close to wait for us to come out of the sites. This pair made a dynamic duo!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cindy ! Take care Marie

Cindy Stauffer

United States
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Tour: Welcome Tour from the airport, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Jul 6/16

Fabulous way to begin our vacation in France. It was so nice to have Marie and Philippe waiting for us when we arrived at the airport. Loved having a guided tour on our way to the hotel.

William Bonnet

United States
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Tour: #210801, Paris Sightseeing Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 29/16

What an awesome couple that came and picked us up from our hotel just shortly after arriving for our first time in paris! I will remember this tour for the rest of my life, the driving was impressive to say the least. Hit all the big sites even during the euro 16 and got to talk about our itinerary for the honeymoon. Recommend highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so happy for your honeymoon William! just enjoy yourself! thank you for your comments. Best Marie and Philip

Joanne Fisher

United States
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Tour: #210796, Versailles private guided tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 19/16

I would not recommend this company. We were told we would have to pay the entry fee at the time of admission. Although we purchased the Paris Pass, and had 2 children, Marie pre-booked our tickets and told us we had to pay her E100 in cash (making us pay twice) Marie seemed very stressed during the tour and more worried about payment than our enjoyment. Further, we were supposed to tour the palace and then gardens, but did the reverse. Therefore, the fountains were off during our tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I apologize for this tour. I think that there was some misunderstanding from the beginning with the travel agency and I am sorry if I seemed stressed during the tour. I tried anyway to do my best to give you all the information about Versailles. Depending on the booking time for the palace, I had no choice than starting with the gardens. I showed you anyway an automatic fountain which was running that morning and we did returned to the gardens after the palace so that you could attend the fountains show.

James Cross

United States
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Tour: #212007, Tour around Paris : Giverny or Fontainebleau or Malmaison, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 30/16

Excellent tour guide. Perfect English, very knowledgeable and flexible about scheduling. We really enjoyed our time wth Marie, and we highly recommend her and her driver husband to show you around France. Could not have been more pleased with the experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jim !

Carole Harrell

United States
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Tour: #210787, Private tour Orsay, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 21/16

This was my second tour with Marie through Tours by Locals and as the first, it was perfect. This second tour was for the Orsay and it started with Marie and her driver picking me up from a location at Malmaison where I was touring with a group from Viking River Cruises. As before, she was on time and we made the transfer in a very comfortable Mercedes van. Again, we didn't have to stand in ticket lines and were quickly guided into the Orsay. Marie is so very knowledgable, lending detailed explanations.

Susan Oortman Gerlings

Canada
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Tour: #210801, Paris Sightseeing Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 21/16

Marie and Philipe are wonderful guides. They arrived in time and ready to show us Paris and the areas that not all tourists get to visit! Very flexible with the schedule And what you want to see.

Susan Oortman Gerlings

Canada
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Tour: #210796, Versailles private guided tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 20/16

Marie and Philipe were gracious hosts. They kept in contact with us and we're waiting for us on the morning of our first tour with them. Marie is very knowledgeable and pointed out the most important aspects of Versailles. She got us through the line up and on our way quickly and efficiently. The full day tour is definately the way to go!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Susan ! Thank you very much ! cheers Marie

Madeleine Barber

United Kingdom
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Tour: #210796, Versailles private guided tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 19/16

An excellent service all round under difficult circumstances due to the uncertainty surrounding the strikes. Marie and her husband were professional, informative, efficient and courteous at all times . Very highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Madeleine ! Hope to see you again in Paris ! :) All the best Marie

Carole Harrell

United States
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Tour: #210787, Private tour of the Louvre, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 16/16

I thoroughly enjoyed my tour of the Louvre guided by Marie. I found her very professional and knowledgable and am looking forward to another tour scheduled for the 19th of May! As you see I gave her a 5 star rating!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carole ! see you on Friday !

Holly Wainwright

United States
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Tour: Paris by night in a vintage Citroën "Traction Avant", Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: May 14/16

What a way to start a visit to Paris! It was my first night, and Marie's "Paris by night" tour was just what I needed. She met me at my hotel and escorted me to the waiting antique car. The driver took us through neighborhoods, while Marie pointed out historical sites and elaborated on their significance. We stopped at the Eiffel Tower just in time to see it illuminated--when it started to sparkle, everyone cheered. After that, we traveled across town to the highest point in Paris. It was great fun!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Holly! So glad that you enjoyed yourself in the vintage car ! :) and the sparkling Eiffel Tower was memorable :) Hope to see you again in Paris Marie

Bruce McBride

United States
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Tour: #212007, Claude Monet at Giverny 1-4 people, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 10/16

Bruce McBride

United States
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Tour: #210787, Private Louvre tour + Eiffel Tower, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 9/16

Ekaterina Aronov

United States
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Tour: #210796, Versailles private guided tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 6/16

Nevin G.

United States
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Tour: #210801, Full day of Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 22/16

An excellent tour with Marie and Philip our driver! A full day perfectly planned to be able to do and see everything we hoped; visiting a magnificent church overlooking Paris, hidden squares with coffee and local artists, Notre Dame, the Louvre, lunch at Le Jules Verne and on to the top of the Eiffel tower! Marie arranged all skip the line tickets and Philip always knew the best routes to avoid delays. Marie was totally flexible and accommodating. It was like we were touring with good friends. 10 Stars!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Nevin ! You were a very nice couple as well! So happy that everything went perfectly for your anniversary -)) hope to se you in Paris again ...

Nevin G.

United States
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Tour: #210791, Gourmet tour in Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 21/16

This was a perfect way to learn and enjoy French wines and cheeses. At a private lunch, in a wonderful wine shop, we tasted wines which were perfectly paired with specially selected meats and cheeses while the owner explained the wines from vineyard to table. A special treat was visiting their centuries old wine cellar. Marie found a perfect area to take a short walk through parks and to visit a beautiful church. Later, we enjoyed a private cheese tasting at a famous cheese shop, with the owner as guide.

Nevin G.

United States
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Tour: Welcome Tour from the airport, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Apr 20/16

Marie, and Philip our driver, are fantastic. The welcome tour was a perfect start to our visit. We didn't have to worry about taxis, or language barriers after the long flight to Paris. Marie showed us all the most interesting sites along the way from the airport and all around the area of our hotel. We were able to stop frequently for photos and when the morning sun made a good photo of the Eiffel Tower impossible, looking toward the east, Philip gladly took us to the other side for a great picture!!

Julian Ford

United States
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Tour: #210796, Versailles private guided tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 19/16

Great tour, very thorough, flexible, and pleasant.

Julian Ford

United States
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Tour: #210787, Private tour Louvre museum, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 18/16

Julian Ford

United States
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Tour: Welcome Tour from the airport, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Apr 17/16

Marie and Philip are a great team!

William (Bill) Letendre

United States
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Tour: #210787, Louvre Private tour and cheese testing, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Mar 24/16

If you want to tour Paris with a knowledgeable guide, contact Marie! We were very pleased with her suggestions to explore the various neighborhoods of the city. We really enjoyed Montmartre and Marais. Anyone who wants to experience the "real" Paris should contact Marie!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Bill ! it was a great pleasure to meet you too :) and I am really happy about the cheese tasting this morning :) Pierre is a very interesting guy :) All the best Marie

William (Bill) Letendre

United States
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Tour: #210791, 1 day in Paris for 2, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Mar 23/16

Marie was very knowledgeable and created a customized tour based on our requests. Having a chauffeured tour was the best option for our requests. Her driver Philippe was a nice addition to the tour. I would highly recommend Marie to any client who wants a customized tour of Paris.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Bill for this very kind comment :) See you tomorrow for another great day tasting local French food :-) Marie

Paul Melhus

Canada
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Tour: #210787, Private tour Louvre and Orsay museums, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Mar 19/16

We had a great morning with Marie. While you can't see more than a fraction of either museum in 4 hours, Marie gave us a great overview of both and was able to adapt the tour to our interests. While we saw many things, it never seemed rushed. She gave us just enough information about what we were seeing without overwhelming us with too much. Her pacing let us have time to reflect on an art work without commentary - which we appreciated.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Paul for your kind comment :) I was really glad meeting you all ! See you Marie

Allan Mercado

United States
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Tour: Mont Saint-Michel, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Mar 16/16

Prompt and very friendly and did well. She was very flexible and went out of her way to give us recommendations on our next day plans. Car was clean and very comfortable

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Allan ! I was glad to help you out in your plans :) Philip told me that you had see food in Deauville ...very well :))

Allan Mercado

United States
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Tour: #210796, Versailles private guided tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Mar 15/16

We skipped the line and Marie was very knowledgable and eloquent

Linda T.

United States
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Tour: #210801, Paris Sightseeing Tour with climbing to the Eiffel Tower, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Feb 26/16

Knowledgeable guide. Able to answer our questions.

Linda T.

United States
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Tour: #210796, Versailles and Louvre museum, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Feb 25/16

Interested in showing us things that would interest us. Very informative, we enjoyed our visit. Marie and her husband were willing to please.

Mike T.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #210801, Orsay and Orangerie museums, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Dec 30/15

We are an English couple and wanted to enhance our appreciation of Paris and get to see some specifics, avoid long queues and reduce travel time. Our guide was ideal our comments are: Friendly, helpful, polite and well organised Marie and Philip work well as a team and open up a wider view of Paris independent of weather and waiting thank you. Marie offers a knowledge and enthusiasm that is balanced by her attention to detail and empathy. Merci.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mike and Vicky ! cheers and hope to see you next time :) Marie and Philip

Mike T.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #210801, Sightseeing Tour of Paris 2 people, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Dec 29/15