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


Kristine Milch

United States
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Tour: #210796, Versailles with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Dec 28/19

We had a wonderful tour with Marie & Philip. They were very organized and Marie was extremely knowledgeable about Versailles. We would definitely recommend touring with them.

Peter Witt

United States
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Tour: #561093, Paris 1860-1880 : Montmartre, Opera House, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Nov 14/19

This was a fabulous tour and Marie is an absolutely terrific guide. In addition to speaking English fluently, she concentrated on taking us to places that are very unusual--it is unlikely we would ever see the charming and little known places of Montmartre without her supervision. The tour of the opera house was outstanding. Again, this is something we would never have known about, with lots of attention to the history and details. Along the way, we learned a lot about art, Parisian history, architecture.

James McMahill

United States
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Tour: #210796, Versailles with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Oct 11/19

This was our second tour with Marie. She is very well studied and articulate. Marie makes the history of Versailles interesting as well as informative. We highly recommend Marie as a guide.

Charles Kerns

United States
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Tour: #210801, Half day Paris sightseeing tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Oct 4/19

Marie was a wonderful, talented and patient guide. We are familiar with Paris but having someone as knowledgeable as Marie show us around opened up a whole new understanding of the beautiful city and its place in history. I would highly recommend anyone who wants more than a tourist's basic view of the city engage Marie to explain the finer details. C'est magnifique!

Alan Roberts

United States
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Tour: #259016, Normandy tour with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 29/19

Dawn Biscardi

United States
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Tour: #211996, Loire Valley : Chambord, and Chenonceau and Amboise castles, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 23/19

The second day of our experience with Marie and Philippe was even better than the first day, if possible. We could not have asked for better guide/driver combination. They were helpful, kind, full of good spirit and willing to accomodate their schedule to our specific needs. We could not be happier.

Dawn Biscardi

United States
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Tour: #210796, Chartres and Maintenon castle, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 22/19

Our experience with Marie and Philippe was delightful. They were kind, informative, helpful and fun. Thank them for a job WELL DONE!!!!

Gary W.

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: Sep 9/19

Marie was terrific. In addition to expertly and efficiently showing us around the D Day sites, her knowledge of the history of the events made it even more interesting and enjoyable. Highly recommend Marie to anyone interested in touring the D Day sites and hearing its history.

Gary W.

United States
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Tour: #210796, Versailles and Louvre with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 8/19

Marie was terrific. She guided a combined Louvre and Versailles tour very efficiently. Very crowded as usual, Marie expertly guided us through and around the crowds to see the main attractions. We could not have done this on our own without her tour guide experience and head of the line advantages. Pick up and drop off at our hotel was also a wonderful convenience. Thank you Marie.

Beverly Bahr

Farmington HIlls, MICHIGAN, United States
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Tour: #210796, Versailles with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Aug 24/19

Marie was excellent & informative guide, but our tour was at 2 pm and she had an earlier tour with another party that day also which made it more tiring for her which is why we rated her 4 instead of 5. It was also a hot afternoon which affected her (& us) also. We are impressed with excellent guides from 'ToursByLocals.

Nancy Levitt

United States
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Tour: #210791, Ca, c'est Paris ! Full day sighseeing tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Aug 15/19

Marie was terrific and very, very knowledgeable about French history. We had head of the line passes to the d'orsay and the louvre and it was incredibly time saving. We avoided the long lines and got right in both museums and passed the long lines. Her knowledge of all the art we viewed was quite vast. I would definitely use her again and refer her to others. We saw the highlights of Paris including the history of the city. Great day.

Nathan Toveg

United States
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Tour: #210791, Ca, c'est Paris ! Full day sighseeing tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 11/19

Accommodating, professional, very informative & easy to please! Marie did everything you could for! Very nice job!

Andrea C.

United States
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Tour: #210791, Ca, c'est Paris ! Full day sighseeing tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 23/19

Marie and driver met us at hotel and we toured the city including Montemartre, Sacre de Coer, Latin Qtr, Arch de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Louvre (couple of hrs and it was very crowded so she took us to highlights), Notre Dame and many other things were pointed out on our drive. It was a whorlwind tour of Paris (as requested) seeing the highlights and hearing all sorts of information about Paris and its history. They then drove us to LeHavre port to meet our cruise ship before it left. It was a great day!!

Andrea C.

United States
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Tour: #210694, Full day in Versailles : the royal palace and Marie-Antoinette's property, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 22/19

Marie and driver picked us up in Le Havre and took us on Versailles tour, then to our Paris hotel. Their van was roomy and clean and the driver was skilled. Marie was a fountain of knowledge on the tour of Versailles and deftly led us through throngs of people to see the sights both in the palace as well as Petit Trianon, and the beautiful grounds at both sites. She knew great picture locations and offered to take our group picture many times. She gave detailed history of French kings and the revolution.

Matthew McLaughlin

United States
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Tour: #210791, Ca, c'est Paris ! Full day sighseeing tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 20/19

Great tour! It was so nice having a private driver take us around, this is definitely worth the extra cost. Marie is very knowledgeable and knew the city very well. We went to a great restaurant, saw everything possible, and even some not so well known things that were extra special because only a Parisian that knows the city would have known about. Marie is very friendly and was extremely interested in helping my family learn more about the city she takes such great pride in.

Rita Vander Meulen

United States
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Tour: #561093, Paris 1860-1880 : Montmartre, Opera House, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 7/19

Marie gave a terrific tour, walking us through the Montmarte area and explaining the history of the area. She also picked out a wonderful family owned restaurant for a fabulous lunch. She speaks fluent English and has a delightful personality. She took us to a private area of residences to see how some of the people are living in Montmarte today. She is flexible as she rearranged the pickup time to accommodate us. She also gives a great tour of Palais Garnier. It was a wonderful experience!

Pamela Pinter

United States
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Tour: #210801, Half day Paris sightseeing tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 6/19

Wonderful experience with Marie and her driver. The Paris traffic was present but as we sat comfortably in the car we were able to see all around and listen to Marie's vast knowledge. It was a special trip and worth every penny! Thank you Marie.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Pam! It was really nice meeting you ladies ;) Take care Marie

Ann Frein

Scottsdale, AZ, United States
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Tour: #561093, Paris 1860-1880 : Montmartre, Opera House, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 1/19

Marie is very knowledgeable, but I did not feel she related & interacted with our 13 year old granddaughter.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ann, Thank you for your rating but I tried to speak to your granddaughter and asking questions ...Sorry if she had the feeling to be bored. All my best Marie

Leslie Christensen

United States
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Tour: #210791, Ca, c'est Paris ! Full day sighseeing tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 22/19

We spent a wonderful day with Marie! She is full of knowledge about Paris. It was so impressive. We have 5 year old twins and she was great about keeping things kid friendly for us. The driver and car were top notch. This is the best way to see Paris!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Leslie, it was meeting you and your family :) cheers Marie

Cheryll Nicholson

United States
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Tour: #210694, Full day in Versailles : the royal palace and Marie-Antoinette's property, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 13/19

We booked the full day in Versailles and were so glad we did. We were able to see the main palace and gardens, have a wonderful lunch at a quaint restaurant on site and then on to the hamlet of Marie Antoinette and the Trianon. Marie made the history of Versailles come to life and gave us some insight into what it would have been like to live there over many different generations. The gardens are spectacular and we were fortunate to be there for the fountain show. Simply magnificent day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cheryll, once again, thank you so much for your ratings. It seems that your stay in Paris has been a memorable day in every sense ...you witnessed the fall down of Notre dame steeple in the distance and at the same time, from home, I was remembering about my last visit to the inside of Notre Dame with you, in tears...i think about my next customers who will not be able to see the inside anymore. Take care. Marie

Cheryll Nicholson

United States
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Tour: #210787, Private tour Louvre and Orsay museums, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 12/19

Marie showed us the highlights of both the d'orsay museum and the Louvre. She focused on what we were interested in, but also showed us art work we would not have found on our own. The Louvre is huge and she was able to condense it into a manageable amount of time seeing what really interested us. She is knowledgeable and patient and made the tour interesting and fun.

Cheryll Nicholson

United States
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Tour: #212007, Giverny and the Seine Valley, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 10/19

A dream come true day! We arrived early enough that there wasn't a crowd. We toured the gardens first which, was what I really wanted to see , and then the house. Marie was patient as I snapped photo after photo and was able to give a lot of history and background about Monet and Giverny that I hadn't heard before. We ate lunch at a beautiful little restaurant in the village. We never felt rushed and had a wonderful day. The drive home through quaint villages finished our day beautifully.

Cheryll Nicholson

United States
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Tour: #210791, Ca, c'est Paris ! With private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 9/19

Marie showed us so much in Paris that we could never have seen on our own in one day. There was a combination of driving and walking which made it possible to get an overview of everything we wanted to see in Paris, even going to Montmartre. It helped us to know the general layout and areas we wanted to explore further on our own. Marie was knowledgable and patient when we asked to stop for coffee. We never felt rushed. A great way to begin our visit to Paris.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Cheryll, see you tomorrow for the following tours !

Shelley R.

United States
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Tour: #210791, Ca, c'est Paris ! Full day sighseeing tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Mar 17/19

Knowledge is power and Marie has it! We had a day trip to Paris from London and she was amazing. We saw all of the Paris highlights and having her as our personal guide in the Louvre was amazing! Next trip we will spend a bit more time in France and will be booking her again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Shelley. Yes I am ok but very hurt with notre dame fire ...I was in tears :( Take care Marie

Denise List

United States
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Tour: #210796, Versailles with private driver and guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 29/18

Thoroughly enjoyed our private Versaille tour!!! Merci beaucoup!!!!

Christopher Wilson

United States
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Tour: #210787, Private tour Louvre and Orsay museums, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 9/18

We loved our tour with Marie. She was very informative, pleasant and considerate of when to break up the tour for a short rest. My hard of hearing wife appreciated her clear pronunciation. She was able to hear Marie well in the acoustically challenging museum environment. 5 Stars to Marie! CW

Lilia Daniel

United States
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Tour: Orsay museum and Montmartre, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Aug 21/18

Marie was flexible to our arrival time. She had to change part of the tour due to closings. What we has was a fantastic overview of the Orsay museum and a walk around Montmarte. We found her to be friendly and knowledgeable. We hope to use her again.

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!


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