Lisa PoggiUnited States
If I could rate Alain above a 5-star, I would. I have travelled extensively but never had the pleasure of such an engaging, informative, knowledgeable tour guide. I truly cannot say enough about his expertise and professionalism. If you are going to Paris, message Alain as he has numerous tours and seeks to tailor each one to your specific desires. I used him for three different full day tours and I only wish that I was in France longer!
Roger ZacherUnited States
Alain was full of wonderful art history & appreciation, only wish we could have spent more time with him. Totally recommend this guide!!!!
Glenn RockwoodUnited States
Great day touring 2 museums. Very extensive knowledge of both museums and especially all the artists, culture changes and period changes. Very informative and kept it extremely interesting.
Tom LindasUnited States
Linda MillerParadise Valley, AZ, United States
Alain gave us a thoroughly delightful trip. His knowledge of WW II and the D-Day invasion was very detailed, presented in an engaging manner. His comprehensive understanding of European history which gives more depth of old enmities, gave us an insight we would not have had. Absolutely outstanding! We enjoyed our day with him and look forward to booking again! A true 5 star experience!
Alain was an excellent driver and has a very comfortable vehicle He is highly educated in Art History and obviously loves being a tour guide and sharing his knowledge The Gardens and house are beautiful and his background explanations added to our enjoyment A bonus was our drive through Paris on a Sunday morning Thoroughly recommend this tour and Alain
Brenda ShriderUnited States
Met with Alain B. promptly at the train station for a 1 day tour of Paris from London. The vehicle was comfortable and roomy. Alain knows his "stuff". We did not miss anything we did not want to. Started in a logical location and ended at the train station with plenty of time to return to London. If allowed we could have had information overload, that is how knowledgeable he is. Answered all questions and took us to a wonderful lunch venue and a requested shopping experience. Thank you Alain B ..!
Theresa SheffieldUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Alain. He went out of his way to ensure a fantastic day in Champagne!
Katherine M.United States
Nine hours on one tour is a long time with a single guide/driver, but Alain was great. He didn't give lectures. He engaged us in conversations in which he shared his deep knowledge and love of French history, culture, arts, wine, politics, etc. We appreciated his flexibility. When we expressed interest in a place not on the tour, he offered to switch up the plan and we headed off to a destination that was of greater interest to us. It was a delight to spend a day with him.
Arthur EberlyGreenville, SC, United States
Our family enjoyed this trip very much. Alain was extremely adept at adjusting to our interst level. We put this excursion high on our list of things to do while in Paris. It was worth it but the 3 hour + drive each way distracts from the experience. If you have or will have another opportunity to visit that part of France separately from Paris I would not Cram it in to a Paris trip. If on the other hand it might be your only opportunity, I would not miss it and Alain is the one to take you.
Katherine M.United States
Alain has vast knowledge and is an engaging storyteller, so our time spent with him was educational and fun. We were on two tours with him and both were exceptional.
Juan GutierrezUnited States
All I can say is that Alain was very knowledgeable and wonderful to work with. He was especially cognizant of my wife's limited ability to walk long distances and/or climb stairs. I would highly recommend him and hope to book with him again sometime in the future.
Leah MiciottoUnited States
Again in Paris, we had an excellent Guide, Alain, who taught us so much about the art movements between 1850 - 1900. He was so passionate about the information it easily engaged our group age 75 to 16. It was a magnificent day.
Richard ThornerUnited States
One of the most, if that the most, knowledgeable guides We have a come across. On time, personable, nice vehicle and extensive knowledge of our tours destination and all of world history! Thank yo we have come across. On time, personable, nice vehicle and extensive knowledge of our tours destination and all of world history.
Michele MutzkeUnited States
Alain was fabulous. Out of all the guides we have had, he was superior to all of them. He was right on time to pick us up. He was very knowledgeable and a genuine pleasure to be with. It was like traveling with a friend. He was also a great driver. If I require a driver again while in Europe, I would definitely call Alain without hesitation. I highly recommend him for any tour. He knew everything about everything. We had a great day. He was also very reasonable in price. He is my go to guy...
Terry LawleyUnited Kingdom
We really enjoyed our 2.5 hr tour with Alain this afternoon. Alain has an encyclopaedic knowledge of French and European history and his commentary is very entertaining and thought provoking. We definitely recommend this tour.
Steve KipnisUnited States
We went on the tour with our children (18 and 14) who are not always easy to take to museums. However, with Alain as our guide the tour of the Louvre was one of the highlights of our trip for both kids. Alain was able to navigate the bustling crowds and bring history and art to life. We highly recommend this tour.
Cary CheifetzUnited States
Alain is one of the finest tour guides in Paris. He has an abundance of knowledge and passion fin everything he does. His tour id Champagne was amazing.
Jeanne S.Los Altos, CALIFORNIA, United States
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.
Beverly NolteUnited States
Alain was very thoughtful about the traffic on a Sun. Night into Paris so he arrived early to pick me up from the hotel. I certainly enjoyed him as a tour guide with lots of knowledge about his city/country. It was a memorable experience with Alain. He helped me take lots of pictures and explained many tidbits about Paris. A unique experience with Alain.
Michael HoughUnited States
Alain was the best guide we have had. He was very knowledgeable and made our trip to Normandy a highlight of our vacation. He gave very deep background to the sites and was able to answer all of our questions. We would give him six stars but that was not an option.
David G.United States
Alain ensured our tour to Giverny was truly special. We thoroughly enjoyed our interaction with him. He was professional, courteous and knowledgeable. He was gracious and kind and exhibited the very best in quality customer service and follow through.
Our tour was very enjoyable and informative. Alain did a fantastic job. I would recommend him to anyone.
Lucy SpiegelUnited States
Alain was incredibly knowledgeable about The city, the country and the culture...he had great stories! He was most amenable to a side trip to the Marais and a quick stop for pix at the Eiffel Tower. We enjoyed our adventure and we learned a lot!
Lori LofyeUnited States
Our D-Day Normandy Landing tour with Alain was absolutely fantastic! His knowledge of the WWII history is amazing. He shared so much information that we did not know. It was both a fun and very touching experience.
Mary H.United States
This tour was great loved visiting the smaller family owned business and the small Village. Tour guide did a very good job, and was extremely knowledgeable.
Harry H.United States
Alain is very knowledgeable about most of the items on display in the ancient near east section of the Louvre, and we enjoyed the tour and learned a lot. One large room contained artifacts from Dur-Sharrukin, built by Sargon II in about 710 BC. Alain told us the items were from the 12th century BC. He skipped the rooms dealing with the Levant, saying he knew nothing about them. The Levant includes ancient Israel and Judah, and would be of great interest to Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
Harry H.United States
Alain is a fountain of knowledge about many different things; his explanation of the history of France and of each castle was thorough. He is 56, and probably learned English decades ago. He has his own peculiar pronunciation of many English words. He knows the words and says them quickly in sentences, but mispronounces them. I was often asking, "What are you trying to say?" It wasn't really a major issue, just an annoyance.
Russell GullottiUnited States
Alain is fun and extremely knowledeable. He knew so much of the D-Day history I told him that he should be a history professor. He told me that he is, in fact, a history professor at the university level. I highly recommend Alain for any tour he would give.
Joan TriflettiUnited States
Alain was very informative but failed to use the microphone system and some of us could not hear him well. It would also have been nice to have some water on the mini bus. The issue we had was with the vehicle. We were cutting it close to get back to the ship on time and drivers had to be changed as it was over 12 hours. When we went through the last pay station the pass did not work and we had to spend extra time getting it to work. We got to the ship closer to sailing time than we would like.
Robert LaPentaUnited States
Alain was an exceptional guide. He was very informative and spoke English well. he is very well educated and knowledgeable. He had many interesting and funny facts to share with us. He was very pleasant. I would highly recommend him for the Paris tour.
Mark KeenanUnited States
Alain was really great. (Teaches European heritage.) He provided us with a wonderful introduction to Notre Dame and the Latin quarter.