Ian CharmanUnited Kingdom
We took this tour with Caroline as the 2nd part of a day tour (Louvre in the morning). The tour was made particularly interesting by Caroline's knowledge of the areas around Île de la Citè as well as Notre Dame and the Conciergerie itself. A very worthwhile tour and a highly recommended guide.
Ian CharmanUnited Kingdom
Caroline took 4 of us on a 3 hour tour of the Louvre, followed by lunch and a second tour of Notre Dame in the afternoon (see separate review). Given the vast size of the Louvre and our limited time in Paris we wanted to extract as much as possible from the visit. To say the Caroline fulfilled this remit is a big understatement. She is interesting, personable and extremely knowledgeable; her help in our understanding of both Art History as well as the History of the Louvre itself was quite extraordinary.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ian, Allison, Kim and Ash for a great day! Merci for the great review, very rewarding for me!
Karen ParksUnited States
Caroline was wonderful! She made sure we saw the high points and most interesting parts of the Louvre in an organized way! She helped us navigate the busiest spots with ease! We loved her calm professional demeanor. She made it fun and relatable. HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh merci Karen, this last minute booking with you and your family was a pleasure for me too!!
Leah MiciottoUnited States
We Messed up on time & she called us and she waited for us and gave us a fantastic tour of the Louvre. She was very knowledgeable of its history, and of the current contents of its collections. There was 5 of us, 2@75,50,19 & 16 and she was able to keep all of us entertained & engaged. She used a headset system which made the tour great and worked to keep each of hearing every word. My 19 year old granddaughter asked a lot of question and she had all the right answers'. As always ToursByLocals delivered
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Leah for this great review and for booking with me! You and your family are great!
Beth ValdettaroUnited States
Words cannot describe the amazing private tour of Louvre highlights that we enjoyed today. I can sleep better each night knowing that Caroline is the guardian of these majestic pieces and telling the world about their history and unique stories. I learned so much today.
Scott SchafrankUnited States
Caroline was the perfect guide. She is extremely knowledgeable but equally gracious and kind. She could not do enough for us. She is also energetic and seemed to enjoy and be further stimulated by our questions. My wife had a sore knee and she questioned the Louvre staff as to the functioning of all elevators and escalators, sometimes running ahead to check for these. We will be sure to recommend Caroline to all our traveling friends and acquaintances. Scott Schafrank
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Scott! We had a great tour and I hope the knee is better now!!! Caroline
John GrahamUnited States
So much to see and learn and Caroline made it all manageable and so much fun! We saw all the "super stars" on display -- and more importantly we spent times away from the throngs of people learning about the Louvre - its history, architecture. It was a great day. Jack
John GrahamUnited States
Wow what a great day we had with Caroline at Versailles. Saw the private apartments of King Louis XIV ... Q Antoinette's private mansion and grouds ... and all the famous rooms as well, and did it in a way that avoided the masses of people who were there. It was a great day and Caroline is a great guide and a fun person to be with!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jack and Ginger, I only read this now, thank you for the great reviews. It was a pleasure to have you those three days. The Private Apartments of the kings and Trianon are a more intimate way to discover Versailles. Thanks again a million for booking with me!
John GrahamUnited States
Caroline provided just the right amount of historical content to the tour. And she knows Orsay like the back of her hand, and most of the attendants. We had a spectacular day with her -- and it was only day one of three together. She is a great guide and hostess! Jack
Rachel PokorneyUnited States
Bought this tour for my parents for their joint birthday gift during our family trip to Paris. Caroline was professional, organized, & responsive with me when planning to coordinate the tour. They said it was an absolutely amazing tour. She made sure they got to see everything they had on their list that wasn't closed. She answered all their questions, offered interesting history and information. My mother was in tears she was so moved & happy. Dad couldn't stop raving about it. Thank you Caroline!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Rachel and her family were great visitors and were a pleasure to guide!
My tour with Caroline was one of the best days of my life. She is a positively outstanding tour guide. Caroline made adjustments to the tour in response to my expression of interest. She was just wonderful!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again for a great time in one the the truly preserved districts of Paris!!
Ann WindreichUnited States
Robert WyattUnited States
Lovely personality, very knowledgable. Helpful in setting up program.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Robert, it was a pleasure!
Misha FreimannUnited States
Caroline was fantastic. She met us right on time and wisked us right in the side entrance. The lines and crowds that day were unbelievable, but she got us in, knew her way around and we saw everything we wanted. My daughter and son had a lists and Caroline made sure we saw everything and more. Totally changed the experience for us, explained paintings and made the experience so much more. Don't know why you would do the Louvre without a guide and Caroline was the best. Highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Misha! Thanks to you and your family for a very pleasant tour at the Louvre!
Saad IsmailUnited States
Caroline was superb. My wife and I learned so much - not just about the artwork but about the history of each piece and its impact on the world. Caroline was also kind enough to listen to what we wanted to see and tailored the tour around those needs. Mercie Caroline for a wonderful day at the Louvre and for an education that will last a lifetime.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Saad for a wonderful tour!
Coy LandryUnited States
Caroline was wonderful. We could not have asked for more! She was knowledgeable and fun. A very kind and lovable person. We are pleased for having her as a tour guide. Coy and Jeri, John and Pat
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Coy, I had so much fun with all of you!
Antonia San JorgeMiami, FL, United States
Caroline was referred by a friend who had used her previously for a private tour. We were not disappointed with the referral. She was very pleasant and easy to deal with. She knew the Louvre well, taking us to all the "hot spots" as we navigated a very crowded venue. Would highly recommend her services.
Antonia San JorgeMiami, FL, United States
Caroline was wonderful. She was very pleasant to deal with. She was very engaging with our teenage son. Was knowledgeable of the area and accommodating of our wishes. Our son mentioned he loved going to local markets, and Caroline gave us the option of "walking further but visiting a market" on the way home. When our son mentioned he loved crepes, another detour was made to accommodate his wishes and went to a local crepes stand. Would highly recommend her. Would use her again on our next trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for booking with me, it was a pleasure to have you on board!
Jason DinterUnited States
Caroline is an amazing tour guide. There is so much to the Louvre that I asked her to go through the eyes of a 7 and 10 year old, to keep the attention span for kids (and adults). We got right in no waiting - major time saved We explored the highlights (Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo) as an adventure She kept the pace moving and kept it very insightful She showed us moats, ancient Egypt, Greek statues (and explained why they were nude..for giggling boys) She was absolutely fantastic Thanks for a great tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Jason!
Jason DinterUnited States
Caroline was a pleasure to have as a guide. She was very communicative before the trip, prompt to arrive, and courteous during the whole excursion. My family and I (with 2 kids ages 7 and 10) absolutely loved this tour. We got right in no waiting She showed us the key highlights She showed us parts that I've never seen before (children's quarters) We explored the gardens (and pretended to get lost) She gave us recommendations to eat (not touristy) And we learned a lot too!!! She's awesome, Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jason, these two days have been a pleasure, very warm regards to you and Maria, Brandon and Alexander, and Francisco and Maria! Don't forget to get in touch if you go to Monaco!!!
Rene HarrodUnited States
What a perfect tour! Caroline was so wonderful, so knowledgeable, and completely flexible. She custom-designed a tour to meet our interests, matched our pace, answered all our questions, and even rescheduled and reorganized the tour at a moment's notice based upon our timing and interests. She was so passionate that her enthusiasm was contagious. Highly highly recommended. And I urge you to spring for the private custom tour if you can - well worth it. Caroline, thank you so much. We loved it!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Rene for your comments, I loved it too!!!
Maggi Havasoxnard, CALIFORNIA, United States
We loved our Louvre tour so much because of our guide Caroline. She was so informative and fun! We walked right in without waiting which was fantastic as it was super crowded. Caroline took us to interesting places and gave us great information. I highly recommend Caroline and this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Maggi, thank you very much for booking with me, it was a pleasure!
Penny LeonhardtUnited States
Caroline was the BEST guide to get us around the Louvre. She was informative with just the right amount of history. She had us contrasting different paintings and had us really looking at what we were looking at. Thank you, Caroline for a most excellent experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Penny!!
Beth AllenUnited States
Fabulous tour! Caroline was personable and friendly- and very knowledgeable. She followed up with restaurant suggestions. The driver, Sam, also wonderful. Helped us with transportation suggestion for the evening. Of the 4 guides we've had, Caroline is the best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci so much, great clients make great guides!!!
Jane H.Madison, WI, United States
Caroline was a knowledgeable, articulate and very personable guide. She whisked us through the Louvre easily, but allowed us to stop at objects that caught our eye and discuss. Even though my husband and I have different levels of background in art history, Caroline did a good job of keeping both of us interested. We would heartily recommend her as a guide for the Louvre.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mille mercis Jane, it was a pleasure to guide you!
Caroline was the perfect guide for my daughter and I we loved her, she made the tour fantastic. It was short but we learnt so much in that time. She has a natural love for Paris and its history and gives you the real feel of a Parisian with her fully French character. We would recommend her to everyone with or without a family but please note she is great for kids. We will be back to Paris and will definitely use her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Kenneth, hope to you again in Paris with your wife and sons next time!!!!
Great tour with a very nice and knowledgable guide. We did the tour with our children and they liked it as well. We can highly recommend Caroline!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Philipp, I hope you had a nice stay in Paris!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Jane, I hope to see you again sometime in Paris!
Caroline was great. She already waited for us at our meeting point, made our tour personal and very informative. Thank you for making our first visit of Louvre something we will remember.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Helena! You were such a happy crowd, it was a pleasure :)) Thank you for booking!
Ellen C.United States
Our Louvre tour with Caroline flew by. We visited many of the most notable pieces in the collection, with Caroline telling us why these pieces were so important artistically as well as historically…all while being entertaining. She put into context for us how the artifacts related to each other and to French culture. We highly recommend touring with Caroline.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci beaucoup Ellen, it was a pleasure!
Thomas RussoUnited States
This was a wonderful tour and Caroline is a friendly, knowledgeable, enthusiastic guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Thomas, I was happy to do this tour with you and hope you have many more stays in Paris. Thanks again for booking!
Susan ChandlerUnited States
Caroline did a fantastic job holding our attention the full three hours of our evening tour. We (4 adults) had already had a long day with another long tour that morning. However, Caroline made the Louvre come to life showing us things we never would have picked up on. She was excellent!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Susan for your kind comment, I hope you, Louis, Anne and Bob had a great dinner afterwards !
Sheri HardinUnited States
Caroline made our tour so special with little touches and was flexible to listen to our needs. We enjoyed our tour greatly!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Sheri! Sending lots of positive energy to Houston!
Maria EgusquizaUnited States
Caroline was superb! She was pleasant, entertaining, and very knowledgeable but most important attentive to your requests as well as interest. She guided us even after the tour giving us recommendations for the rest of the evening and checking what hours of business were the locations she recommended open. I highly recommend her!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maria, thank you for your kind comment and incredibly positive energy during the tour!!! It was pleasure.
Edward BuckalewUnited States
Caroline was excellent! Her knowledge of both art and details such as tickets and navigating the crowds made our visit great. She even gave us tips for the rest of our trip which made it go very smoothly. Definitely recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Edward for your kind review and for booking, I had a great time giving the tour! A bientôt !
Bridget ChildersUnited States
Caroline was absolutely wonderful during our Louvre tour! She was knowledgeable, thorough and witty! Caroline was also very responsive when she and I were setting up the date and time for our tour. I would highly recommend booking a tour with Caroline!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Bridget! You also made things easy and simple :)
Michael SheifetzUnited States
We loved our tour with Caroline. It was our first time to the Louvre and Caroline guided us through the highlights in a clear and concise manner. One can spend days in the Louvre, so having a knowledgeable guide like Caroline is worth the money. I mentioned a piece I wanted to see (The Scribe) and she was nice enough to find it and fit it in the tour. I would highly recommend any tour Caroline offers!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! I hope to see you again in Paris and be able to show you more! Merci
Gary DusbabekUnited States
Caroline was on-time and well prepared to guide my wife and sons through the Louvre. She thoughtfully showed and explained to us many things at the museum and also taught us about French culture. She did an especially good job keeping my teenage sons engaged (I did not think this was possible). This was a great tour! At the conclusion she gave us some helpful recommendations for the rest of our visit. Very much appreciated!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bonjour Gary, very happy that you and your family enjoyed the tour and wish you a great summer. Thank you for booking!
Susan ScottUnited States
My family loved Caroline! She has a great sense of humour and took us to the uncrowded parts first, so that we saved the "rock stars" for the end, which worked out beautifully. We would book her again in a heartbeat!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Susan! I had a wonderful time as well!!
Brian TarrUnited States
Caroline is wonderful. She was so pleasant to talk too, and very informative. She kept both of my children involved and tried to show us a good mixture of things in the louvre. You can tell she really loves her job. Would recommend her to anyone, especially families.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Brian! Thank you for booking with me, hope to see you and your family again in Paris!
Jesse WorleyUnited States
Caroline is a fantastic guide. It was super easy to find her before our tour, and then she took a little over three hours to explain many of the wonders in the Louvre. She answered all of our questions, she took our interests into account, and she made the whole experience very enjoyable. I highly recommend her, and we will visit with her again when we have the chance.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Jesse, I had a great time as well!
Joy DiegmuellerUnited States
Caroline was so knowledgeable about the Orsay and the Louvre. Occasionally, one in our group might ask her the most obscure question and I would think, "do they think she's a computer?" - And then she would know the answer! Our group did not have a lot of time and Caroline focused on what we asked her to focus on- especially in the Louvre where it is so big and we of course wanted to see the superstars of the museum. Our group just loved her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words, I enjoyed my tours with your group very much and hope to see you again and spend even more time in the museums with you!
Tim LampmanUnited States
Caroline was a wonderfully thorough and friendly tour guide. She was very educated on the various exhibits and provided detailed information that you could not find without extensive research. She was very comfortable around our children and fascinated them with her knowledge. She was able to engage them as well. It was a visit we will never forget for many reasons but most of all because of Caroline's expertise.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your words. You, Selvi, Maya and Nicki were so kind and enthusiastic that it was a pleasure for me too, merci!
Excellent! The only way to see and appreciate the Louvre in a short time. Caroline's passion for the subject matter is not to be missed! She captivated the attention of 3 teenager boys for 3 hours!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comment!!! I very much appreciated my time with you gentlemen, thanks for visiting!
Donald ReevesUnited States
Caroline was very knowledgeable and personable and she explained everything in great detail. We are extremely pleased with our tour of the Louvre and would recommend her highly.
Robert O'ReillyUnited States
Our tour guide Caroline was extraordinary. From the initial contact with basic questions through to the actual tour, she was professional, thoughtful, wise with advice and an important factor in making our trip to Paris a great success. I highly recommend her service.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci beaucoup Robert, mes amitiés à Vous et à Brandon, Caroline