Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Paris France by Tour Guide Vincent D. (Guide #16199)


Micheal H.

United States
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Tour: #219124, Full day Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 17/18

Vincent is fantastic. The combination of his knowledge & personality make for a great day. Vincent knows what is important in the palace & gardens as well as the best angle from which to view them due to other visitors. So glad we did not attempt Versailles on our own. Do not hesitate to book this tour with Vincent. Money well spent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Micheal.

Lori Marco

United States
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Tour: #219885, 3-Day Tour (Giverny, Fontainebleau, Loire Valley Castles), Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 14/18

This is the second trip to Paris in which Vincent has been our guide. Our days were well planned, suited our style and informative. Vincent is very knowledgeable and was great with our younger kids. We will continue to seek him out for future trips!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Lori!

Alex Van Rooyen Robbertse

South Africa
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Tour: #219123, Claude Monet house and Versailles palace, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 11/18

Excellent knowledge of Versailles. Knowledge of Monet's house exceptional. Request Versailles early in the morning.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Marilyn Tillery

United States
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Tour: #219883, City tour and visit of the Louvre museum by private car, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 9/18

Vincent was very knowledgeable. He accomadated our requests even though it was difficult. Traffic was very bad this day and Vincent does his own driving. The only complaint we have is he shared too much of his political philosophy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!

Jeff King

Westfield, MA, United States
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Tour: #219879, Loire Valley Castles 12-Hour Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 26/18

We experienced a 12-hour tour with Vincent … and the day flew by! Every bit of the day was so enjoyable, so uniquely crafted just for us, so full and rich, our time was over before we knew it! If you are looking for a guide who will plan a very personalized tour, as well as one who is an expert in history and culture, you won't go wrong with Vincent! We began our time with Vincent as strangers … we ended as friends.

Jeff King

Westfield, MA, United States
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Tour: #219878, Fontainebleau Palace and Garden 6 hours Private Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 25/18

I highly recommend Vincent for a tour which is very personal, enjoyable, and engaging. He will show you both the major sites one would expect to see, and the hidden gems that few would even know exist. Moreover, Vincent's mind is an encyclopedia of historical and cultural facts, which he can communicate in a way that is captivating, funny, and interesting. After spending a day with Vincent, we knew we had met a friend we would not forget for the rest of our lives!

Jeff King

Westfield, MA, United States
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Tour: #219876, Champagne tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 24/18

Vincent was an exceptional guide, providing us with a unique and unmatched experience. In addition to the sights other guides might show, Vincent brought us to a small family run vineyard which opened just for us on a Sunday. The owner described his grandfather fighting in the battle of Verdun in WWI and his father serving as a Resistance Fighter in WWII, hiding Jews from the Nazis. We also added on special WWI sights that were of interest, but not originally on the tour. I highly recommend Vincent!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Jeff! I also enjoyed the tour with your lovely family. Until we meet again!

Denny Wright

United States
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Tour: #219124, Full day Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 13/18

Very tough to rate this tour. I had booked this tour almost 6 months in advance and then less than 48 hours before the tour I was told that it could not take place on that day. It was rescheduled with great difficulty for the following day. They refunded a portion of my fee. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. It was handled very poorly and has left a bad taste in my feeling about tours by locals which I had used in 3 countries prior to this with great success. I'd leave more but out of space.

Pat Larsen

United States
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Tour: #219874, Normandy landing beaches, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 1/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the 5-star rating Pat!

Mike Lorusso

United States
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Tour: #219874, Normandy landing beaches, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 31/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Elena Widder

United States
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Tour: #219874, Normandy landing beaches, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 30/18

Vincent is an excellent and experienced tour guide. His knowledge of the history and culture of France is complete and varied and his English is excellent (he speaks several languages fluently). Unfortunately, the weather on the day we visited the Normandy beaches was terrible -- strong winds, rain, cold. However, Vincent made the most of our tour (driving 6 hours round trip in pouring rain), continuing to educate us about the areas we were visiting. We highly recommend Vincent as a private tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Vincent

David Baird

Christchurch, CANTERBURY, New Zealand
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Tour: #219123, Claude Monet house and Versailles palace, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 19/18

Vincent replied to all queries quickly in booking the tour. He spoke good English and was entertaining and informative. The transport was comfortable but I felt uneasy at times with his driving (close following distances and quick changes of lanes etc.), although this seems to be normal for Parisian drivers. When the Palace at Versailles was closed due to a strike he did his best to provide an alternative programme.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I apologise for my "Parisian" driving and I thank you for your comments. I will try a less agressive drive in the future.

Charles C.

United States
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Tour: Fontainebleau Vaux le Vicompte Barbizon, NEW!, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Mar 29/18

We spent a wonderful day visiting Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicompte with Vincent as our guide. He was very knowledgeable and accommodating to our needs. He searched out a fabulous restaurant for our lunch that was very authentic. I had a nicoise salad, the best I've ever had. He picked us up at our hotel and dropped us later that day at our ship, which was in a different location. I would highly recommend Vincent and Tours By Locals.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Nancy. It's a joy to meet your family. Until next time! Have a great day!

Donna Apisa

United States
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Tour: #219881, 8 hours Paris tour, guiding and driving., Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Mar 1/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Dennis Sponer

United States
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Tour: #219124, Full day Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Feb 20/18

Vincent was fantastic! We will definitely hire him in the future. He was incredibly knowledgeable and truly took the time to help us understand French history. We spent the day with Vincent at Versailles. It was the best tour of the palace we have ever taken. My wife and I had been to Versailles several times, but this time, we decided to take our 14 year old nephew. When occasionally our nephew grew bored, Vincent would sense it and move the subject to topics that interested him. We loved our tour!

Richard Waple

United Kingdom
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Tour: #219883, City tour and visit of the Louvre museum by private car, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Feb 3/18

Vincent was excellent. He collected us from the hotel and provided a well planned tour. Very informative with plenty of background history to include a visit of the Louvre museum. It was a full on tour, ideal for first time visitors. If you spent 10 seconds at each exhibit, the museum would take a month to view - so a tour guide is essential.

Alan Latimer

Australia
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Tour: #219125, Versailles 4 h - Private Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jan 3/18

There were 5 of us on this tour. Vincent was exactly on time and gave us a great tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much You have a nice family

Maggi Havas

oxnard, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #219876, Champagne tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Dec 28/17

We could not have had a better guide than Vincent. He was a living encyclopedia about WWI and WWII which we found fascinating. He had so much energy and he took us to some small and unique places. I would highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Maggi You were very nice with me in Champagne

Beth Allen

United States
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Tour: #219874, Normandy landing beaches, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Nov 17/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

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 if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Jackie Berryhill

United States
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Tour: #219124, Full day Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Nov 16/17

I highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting more out of their experience! So much knowledge from our guide Vincent and very helpful and thoughtful of our needs.

Paula Schmidt

Chile
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Tour: #219123, Claude Monet house and Versailles palace, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 28/17

It was wonderful to visit Versailles and Giverny with such a wonderful guide. Vincent was very knowledgable, gave us very interesting information throughout the outskirt and you could really tell that he enjoys very much what he does.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments and it was a pleasure to share this day with you

Darlene Kerner

United States
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Tour: #219883, City tour and Belleau Wood, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 21/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

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 if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Rami Nazer

Jordan
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Tour: Private guided Tour of the Louvre museum, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Jul 30/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Vincent

Julie Osburn

United States
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Tour: #219125, Versailles 4 h - Private Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 22/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Vincent

Brian Ewanchuk

United States
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Tour: #219123, Claude Monet house and Versailles palace, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 20/17

Great guide. Friendly and great to all ages in the group. I would look him up again for another tour next time I am in Paris.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Vincent

Margaret Ann Jackson

Palmetto, GA, United States
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Tour: #219123, Claude Monet house and Versailles palace, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 4/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again

Kerry Sakolsky

United States
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Tour: #219883, visit of the Louvre museum and Versailles by private car, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 26/17

Vincent is excellent!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much

Annette DeBacker

United States
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Tour: #219123, Claude Monet house and Versailles palace, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 25/17

Vincent presented a very complete and wonderful full day tour. He arrange a very comfortable small bus for our group of 9. His knowledge of history gave us a great overview of the countryside as we traveled from Paris to Giverny and Versailles. We were delighted with the lunch stop at a bakery and chocolate shop on our way to Versailles. His ability to move our group through the crowds at both Giverny and Versailles while delivering detailed information was very impressive. We highly recommend Vincent

Charles Neinas

United States
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Tour: #219124, Full day Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 23/17

Rating 5 plus. Informative, entertaining, knowledgeable and went beyond being a guide to provide personal assistance. Would definitely use him again.

Marsha Koenigsbauer

Canada
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Tour: #219874, Normandy landing beaches, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 15/17

Vincent was very knowledgeable, personable and prompt. We had a very enjoyable day with him in Normandy. His vast experience is evident in his approach and ability to provide information on all the points of interest. We had a wonderful lunch at a restaurant of his recommendation and it did not disappoint. Would definitely recommend Vincent as a tour guide.

Lori Marco

United States
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Tour: #219876, Champagne tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 10/17

This was our second tour with Vincent. His knowledge of tour-relevant information is incredible. His general geographic and historical knowledge adds to the experience. We will choose him again. We were fortunate to spend significant time with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much to have picked up a sunny day. Congratulations to your son.

Lori Marco

United States
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Tour: #219874, Normandy landing beaches, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 8/17

Very informative. Terrific and moving tour. Vincent was a stellar guide!

Marcia DB Levy

NY, NY, United States
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Tour: #219124, Full day Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 13/17

Knowledgable and refined, Vincent made Versailles come alive for my 10 year old granddaughter and myself. His grasp of history and art heightened all we were shown. His overall courtesy and his kindness for my grandchild was unforced and genuine. You could not do better than to take a tour with him. Simply the best!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci beaucoup. You have shared your kindness and knowledge that made spend a very nice day.

Patricia Sutarik

United States
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Tour: #219883, City tour +Louvre+Orsay by metro and busses, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 6/17

Incredible! Our 2-day Vincent planned back door Parisian experience far exceeded our expectations. His knowledge of Paris, its history and its icons was remarkable. As requested we traveled via public transportation to the notable and less known. We relished local wines and cheeses street-side and savored French crepes in a local cafe - délicieux! We parted at the Eiffel Tower ... a must see. A perfect ending to 2 perfect days. Je vous remercie, (Thank you) Vincent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really had pleasure to guide you through Paris. Thank you Vincent

Sheila Cail

United States
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Tour: #219125, Versailles 4 h - Private Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 4/17

Vincent was professional, knowledgeable, interesting & fun! We thank Vincent & your organization for making our tour so enjoyable, you are the best! Sheila & Hal

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review especially after a crowded day in the palace.

George Allman

United States
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Tour: #219881, 8 hours Paris tour, guiding and driving., Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Nov 22/16

Vincent was an excellent, very knowledgeable guide and very courteous to everyone in our group. He provided a wealth of information on everything we visited and drove by on the trip. He was also enjoyable to be with. I would ask for Vincent on our next trip to Paris.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci beaucoup George d'avoir partagé votre passion pour la littérature française Vincent

Scott Lauer

United States
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Tour: #219124, Full day Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Oct 5/16

I can't say enough good about Vincent. Enthusiastic, funny, and passionate are what comes to my mind. Eight hours is a long time to spend with one guide but the time flew by. He is absolutely great. He even took me to a camera store on the way back to buy an SD card, he went in with me to make sure I didn't have any problems. 5 stars all of the way.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much It has been a pleasure for me to make you discover the palace. Vincent

Suzanne Gardner

New Zealand
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Tour: #219123, Claude Monet house and Versailles palace, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 14/16

A fantastic day visiting Versailles & Giverny. Vincent was a superb guide, picked us up promptly at our apartment & began our tour with great commentary which continued throughout the journey. He was our driver, our guide at Versailles Palace & through the gardens. At Giverny he showed us around the gardens & we chose to explore the wee house ourselves. I would thoroughly recommend Vincent as a tour guide - he is knowlegeable, speaks english well, is entertaining, & is a careful driver.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the recommendation Vincent

Judith Brown

Hilton Head Island, SC, United States
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Tour: A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: May 12/16

Vincente was a sub for our original guide. He had trained and mentored our original guide when he had to cancel on short notice. Vincent was wonderful. We learned so much. He is a gem. Try to get him for your tour of Versailles

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much

Creighton Meland

United States
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Tour: #219874, Normandy landing beaches, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Mar 25/16

Stellar in every respect. Vincent was knowledgeable, courteous and engaging.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Normandy has been more and more requested since last year and I always try to read news about it. So I am very pleased with your comments. Vincent