Don NobleIrvine, CA, United States
This was the first time we hired a private guide, and we are now glad we did. Alex was both knowledgeable and had a personality. I was looking for somebody that could fulfill the special places, history, and culture of Lyon, but also was a foodie and could relate the past and present food culture. Alex fulfilled both. Bravo!!!
Jean was very knowledgeable, friendly and made our tour a joy. He made sure everyone was involved and had many local stories to tell. We told him we wanted to go to the markets and he changed everything to suit us. Overall he is one of the best tour guides we have had in a long time and is highly recommended.
We had a fabulous day with Alex, seeing the sights of Lyon and getting an insiders view. Alex is a professional but also instantly a friend, so prepare for time to fly by in his company. When we got to the end of our 4 hour tour, we realised that we forgot to request a coffee break. We also had the good fortune to eat at a couple of restaurants recommended by Alex, and these too were great experiences. He knows his stuff! Hopefully, we can come back to do a food tour :)
Nancy HoweUnited States
Wonderful tour guide! Very informative and knowledgeable. From city history to knowing the best candy shop, he knows all the details. Was flexible and accommodating as it was a very busy day in town. Excellent English.
Virgil ChanUnited States
Jean was a perfect guide for our trip! He customized our tour exactly the way we hoped for. He patiently helped us practice speaking French while unlocking secrets to the city, including hidden allies with a rich history. And It was obvious that the silk shop and candy store which we visited wholeheartedly look forward to Alex and his guests. We were treated so well, we ended up buying several scarfs and 10 bags of candy for gifts! We definitely will request Alex on our next visit! Bravo!
Virginia Kaufman HallAustralia
Alex was informative, a pleasure to be with, a true local. Information gained from the food and art artisans was similarly delightful. An excellent tour in the beautiful gentle city of Lyon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank YOU for sharing this time with me in Lyon. And once again : Joyeux Anniversaire ! Santé !
Mitchell CooperUnited States
Alex was superb. Enthusiastic and informative, knows Lyon history, food and architecture. We were able to traverse the trabouoles and enter areas off the beaten path. Highly recommend him to for your tour. Next time we plan to do a food tour as he specializes in that.
Steven MenakerUnited States
Alex was prompt, energetic, informative and extremely personable. Our only regret was in not reserving him for a longer tour. But, as we agreed, Next Time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Very nice of you : thank you very much ! We will meet again ! Alex
Susan FrascaUnited States
Alex was the BEST. His passion for Lyon is overwhelming. I am in the Food and Wine business and he catered my tour around my passion. I know so many wonderful details about his beloved city and have spread the word to my friend. Merci Alex, until next time :-)))
Bret CrutchfieldUnited States
Alex was great, what a difference it made to learn the history of the city while exploring. We were a family of five with two children, 5 and 7 years old. Alex was great with the children and kept them engaged throughout the day. We did a tour of some city highlights with some wine and cheese tasting, chocolate tasting, and finished with an education on the silk history in Lyon while enjoying a glass of Champaign. Highly recommend Alex and if you are a foodie ask about the indoor market tour.
Winifred CollinsUnited States
Alex was passionate about the Silk business of Lyon and gave a knowledgeable and fascinating account of life during the height of the industry. We went to a very old/historic weaver and also to a modern one, and walked the back streets hearing stories along the way. Very nice indeed.
Elizabeth O.United States
We are foodies and experienced travelers on our first visit to Lyon. Alex shared the food tradition of this wonderful place, starting with artisans at the Bocuse market. Alex also gave us a taste of the silk weaving tradition of Lyon. He is knowledgeable, charming and funny and worked with us for the perfect day. He's a wonderful ambassador for Lyon. We recommend him highly.
Kathie TompkinsUnited States
Alex was one of the best guides we have ever had. He was informative, entertaining, and accommodated our needs. Not only did we get to taste a variety of foods and wine, we were given a great historical tour of Lyon. We visited the Food Hall, a wine bar, a candy store, and ended up at a silk shop learning about the local industry while drinking champagne and eating brioche aux pralines. Thanks to Alex, Lyon has become one of our favorite cities. We plan to go back next year with family and hire Alex.
Frank CarrUnited States
Alex is wonderfully entertaining, and a very impressive knowledge of political history of all ages, architecture, religion, social issues of each era. He gives a great tour that is dense with information but still light and funny. We enjoyed our time emensely!! I highly recommend!
Jennifer LaveyUnited States
Wonderful: Alex is fun, knowledgeable, engaging, flexible, reliable, well connected in town....we had a great day and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
Amy FreidenrichUnited States
Alex was WONDERFUL He flexible about our starting location and starting time. He was charming and knowledgeable. Young and friendly. Tip: Take his tour at the front end of your visit. He is knowledgable about the whole city and has suggestions about other things to see/places to eat (and NOT eat). He also leads tours of the food halls. Only sorry we don't have time for that on this trip. Enjoy!
Nancy M.United States
Alex was fabulous. He was knowledgeable, spoke wonderful English, was funny, and gave us wonderful advice for enjoying Lyon. I only wish we could have him with us for our entire vacation.
Marylane ConnerUnited States
Alex was great. He is very knowledgeable and friendly. He did a custom tour for us which was exactly what we wanted. We would definitely recommend him to others.
We really appreciated our tour with Alex! Flexible, patient with children and really knows everythinhg about the city! We had a great time!
Eddie BlancoUnited States
Alex was truly AMAZING . We traveled with our 2 children ( 11 and 9 years old) and they loved him. They actually said he was the best guide the entire trip! He knew all the important facts and showed us an amazing day in Lyon! I would use Alex and his services in a heartbeat again! Actually we want to go back and do the food tour with Alex. If you need a guide in LYON, Alex is your man!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ! Looking forward to see you again to taste Lyon !! Alex :)
Linda GoodsonUnited States
Easy to understand and full of good information. Took us places we would have never found. I would recommend Alex.