We had a great afternoon tour with Marie. Leaving at 1:30 meant no traffic issues and we took in two premiere grand cru vineyards and tastings as well as a tour of the beautiful underground sites at St. Emillion. The tasting at Beau Sejour Becot included tasting the unfermented and partially fermented Merlot. We missed the crowds from 2 cruise ships in Bordeaux who had large by doing a later tour. Marie carried on a lively conversation, and was a font of new knowledge we had nor heard on other tours
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci John. Thanks a lot for giving of your time for discovering our region. Hope that you will have a lot of fun during the rest of your stay around. Warm regards, Marie
Simon DickensUnited Kingdom
Marie was a real delight. She was knowledgeable, flexible and accommodating as we made small changes on the day of our trip. She showed us hidden gems as well as notable sights. We had a great day with her in Arcachon and Sainte-Maure-Emilion.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Simon. It was such a pleasure to welcome you here and to share my passion for my area with both of you. Welcoming curious and enthusiastic travellers will always be the main reason why I love my job! I hope you had such a great time during your inexpected break in St Emilion. Best regards Marie
Madeline NelsonUnited States
Marie went out of her way to share St. Emillion and its underground monuments. We experienced a wine tasting at a family run vineyard and shared a picnic lunch (all prearranged) at a little restaurant. She also drove us around Bordeaux so we could get our bearings and even helped us buy tram tickets to use the next day. Marie is an extremely knowledgeable guide and could get the keys to the underground monolithic church so we could experience it without crowds! It was an an amazing day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Madeline. It is always a pleasure to prepare a special tour for enthusiastic travelers. It was all my pleasure to meet you and welcome you here. Best regards Marie
Freyda KomitoUnited States
Our tour guide, Marie was exceptional. Her tour of St Emilion and the wineries was the highlight of our trip in that part of France. She met us at the cruise ship in a clean van and took us to a beautiful winery with a tour and a fabulous lunch at a chateau on the grounds. She created a customized tour . Her knowledge of the area is quite impressive. Marie has a great personality and we had a wonderful day with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for such a nice feed back Freyda! I was glad to meet you and welcome you and your friends in the heart of Bordeaux wineries. I stay at your disposal in case you would like to come back ! All the best. Marie
Dhyana LeveyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Dhyana, It was a real pleasure to be your guide and let you discover my dear city of Bordeaux. Hope you loved each little gourmet stop which has been carefully selected ;-) Best regards Marie
Henrik BorgstromUnited States
Not only was Marie extremely knowledgeable and highly professional, she found us a terrific lunch spot for our day tour of Cognac (not her favorite cousin's place just to drum up business). Her choice of the private family distillery also felt genuine, not a sales pitch, as we have experienced with some other guides. Also her English is flawless, I would recommend her with no reservations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Henrik ! It is heartwarming to read such a nice feed back. It was a real pleasure to meet your charming family and to welcome you in the region. I stay at your entire disposal if you feel to come back here. Maybe one day, I will be lucky enough to have a trip to "Beau-Fleuve" ;-)
Michael MinorsUnited Kingdom
Our whole party was delighted with the tour which would have been difficult to improve in any way. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic, giving just the right amount of information but was able to answer additional questions with authority and clarity. Her English was impeccable. The two halves of the tour were very different but each was handled with the same degree of expertise, and both should be on the itinerary of every visitor to the region.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thousands thanks for this very nice feed back. It was a real pleasure to welcome you. I stay at your entire disposal if you feel to come back in Bordeaux area! Best regards Marie