Bertrand was extremely flexible and adapted the tour to our group's specific qualifications/needs. He was also very knowledgeable and provided lots of information both while driving to Versailles and during our visit. We were a multi-generational group (one 86 year old, four people in their 50's and 60's and two young adults). Bertrand was able to engage all of us at once. I would highly recommend Bertrand as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Kathryn, c'était un plaisir de passer cette matinée avec vous tous à Versailles!
William G.Royal Oaks, CALIFORNIA, United States
Bertrand was great to spend the day with. His knowledge of art and history is incredible. This was our 4th time visiting Versailles over the last 20 years, and a great guide adds immensely to the experience. Thank you Bertrand!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bonjour William, Thanks a lot, it felt like a great challenge to take you to Versailles for the 4th time and in the end it felt more like spending the day with friends in a palace and a park I cherish very much! À bientôt
Michele CorteseUnited States
This was my first time back in Paris in over 30 years and Bertrand gave us the perfect refresher on French and Parisian history. He was nimble and very responsive in creating a tour that accommodated our schedules and desires, including our adult kids. He is tremendously knowledgeable and funny, and was excellent at integrating history, architecture and even food—finding us a great lunch spot in a neighborhood we would never have visited but for him. We will ask for him again when next in Paris!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michele, Thank you very much, it has been a great pleasure to spend a morning with your family. I look forward to taking you to new neighborhoods on your next trip! Bertrand
Charles Kurz IIUnited States
Bertrand was an excellent guide and most accommodating, taking photographs of us at various sites on our full day tour of Versailles. It was helpful for Bertrand to have a separate driver. The tour was made more enjoyable by perfect autumn weather.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Charles, aa full day tour really does justice to such a place as Versailles!
Ward ArmstrongUnited States
Bertrand was very knowledgeable and completely enjoyable to be with. I would recommend him without reservation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bonjour Ward, It was a pleasure to take you all through Versailles which is a place I love very much. I look forward to seeing you soon!
Robert M.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!
Katie WelshUnited States
We had a fantastic tour with Bertrand! He was extremely knowledgeable, likeable and funny. Additionally, he showed us some off the beaten path items which made the tour even more enjoyable. We heavily recommend the tour and specifically Bertrand.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Katie, All your family was extremely nice and it was a pleasure to share my passion for the Louvre with you all!
Bertrand was an excellent guide. Logistics were excellent, he was very knowledgeable and professional.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brent, I enjoyed very much spending these two days with you and your friends!
Bertrand was excellent. Very knowledgeable and very professional.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brent, I enjoyed very much spending these two days with you and your friends!
Stuart Casey CostleyUnited States
Absolutely fantastic tours! My wife and I took 3 tours with Bertrand. Versailles just for you, The Louvre just for you, and Paris just for you. Bertrand is professional, kind, witty, and just pleasure to spend the day with. He has great knowledge of the history of Paris, the Louvre, and Versailles. He tailors the tours to what you want to see and says what you should see if you don't know. The pace of the tours is relaxed allowing you to soak it all in. We highly recommend touring with Bertrand.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Casey, you and Suzie are a charm to be with. I am really glad you enjoyed Paris and I look forward to exploring more of my city with you!
I'm so glad I booked this tour. Versailles is huge and without our guide Bertrand we would have been lost. He is an excellent and informative guide. I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maria, we had a wonderful day exploring the famous sites and hidden gems of Versailles together. A bientôt!!
Robert PuertasUnited States
Bertrand is an amazing guide! Our family of 6 - 2 boys ages 9 and 13, their 2 parents, and 2 grandparents - were perfectly accommodated and catered to. He managed to keep our diverse group engaged and interested in the art and the history of the building for 4 hours, we saw all the highlights and more and learned a great deal about art history and Paris in the process. If we had to do it over again, we would hire Bertrand for a whole week to see all of Paris! He is one of the best guides we'e ever had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Robert, And congratulations for your two boys, they were really great kids and it was fun to have them on the tour. I wish to see you all soon!
Marilyn TilleryUnited States
Very friendly and accommodating. He understood our needs and personalized the tour. Listened to what we wanted, understood our culture.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Marilyn. I wish you a great vacation with your family! See you soon in Paris.
Alan KellerUnited States
We took several tours in Paris and Bertrand's was one of the best! Very informative, very friendly. He obviously loves his job. I only wish we could have taken more tours with him. I strongly recommend his full day Versailles tour. GREAT!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Alan, Versailles is a wonderful place and a full day is just perfect to capture its various aspects. I love the Queen's estate and hamlet far from the court and far from the crowds!
David DuhaimeUnited States
Bertrand was fantastic! Personable, knowledgable, and fun to be with, a perfect guide for Versailles, and, I suspect, anywhere in Paris. Highly recommended. Merci, Bertrand.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Thank you very much. You and Claire were a charm to be with. I look forward to your next visit!
Jeff KingWestfield, MA, United States
My family has taken many museum tours, but Bertrand was the best tour guide ever. Bertrand was awesome! He moved us through the vast Louvre, showing us the highlights as well as the hidden gems. He showed us how to truly appreciate the works, as well as the spellbinding stories behind the paintings and sculptures. Moreover, Bertrand was very flexible, accommodating our schedule after flooding caused us to cancel our first tour. If you can, be sure to book Bertrand when you are in Paris!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeff, it was my pleasure to take you to the Louvre and share my passion for the place. I look forward to seeing you back in town!
Jeff KingWestfield, MA, United States
Bertrand was an exceptional guide who really made the world of the artists come alive for us. He captivated us with behind-the-scenes stories of famous paintings and helped us appreciate the works in a new way. The tour ended with a unique moment that only Bertrand could offer …. as he told the surprising tale of his own personal family connection to the paintings! Bertrand has my highest possible rating!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeff, as you know the musee d'Orsay is quite dear to me and I really appreciated all your curiosity about the art of the Impressionist. Next time we'll discover more of Paris too!
Jennifer LavanUnited States
Bertrand is fantastic! Brilliant depth of knowledge combined with a wonderful sense of humor. He is a rare gem, creating the best experience for everyone. My 82 year old, sight impaired Dad could not stop talking about this tour and my 14 year old also loved it! It was absolutely perfect.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Jennifer for your heart-warming words. It was truly a great morning for me too and a real pleasure to share some of the best art in the world with you and your family. I was very impressed by how your family trip was organized and I was proud to be part it!
Dianna WayUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Diana, it was great to share my passion for the Louvre with you all!
Kim ReiffUnited States
This one is not to be missed! Worth every euro to have pickup/ transport and the most engaging guy to tell you all about Versailles. His suggestion to change to afternoon so we could appreciate the fountain show was brilliant! He warmly included our two teens in all interactions. ( It was the talk at dinner later that evening). It is such a luxury to have a local to answer questions and enlighten you to the history of the palace and beyond. Can't say enough great things about our time with Bertrand!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bonjour Kim, and thanks a lot for your kind words. Versailles is a wonderful place and I am super happy to read all of you enjoyed it so much. A bientôt,
Bertrand was a fabulous guide in many ways. He was very service-minded, friendly, full of knowledge that he managed to present in an interesting, entertaining way, and he gave us useful information/ tip on other subjects as well. He made the trip to Versailles ten times more interesting than just walking alone not knowing too much about the historical place. Bertrand is a guide we certainly would use again next time in Paris. Thank you Bertrand for giving us such a nice experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bonjour Linn, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have the three of you on my tour of Versailles. I love this place so much it was great to share it with you. Till soon my friend! Bertrand
Kenny MacphersonUnited States
A great way to start our holiday. Meeting Bertrand made all the difference. He was informative,caring,and tailored our tour to what we had told him we liked. We ranged in age from 14-70, and he covered all our interests.. It was a great deal of fun and he has a fantastic sense of humor, he felt like a family member who lived in another city, and we were visiting him. Do yourself a favor, and meet him if you are visiting Paris. We also went to Versailles with him , and that was a fantastic day. AWESOME!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Keny, you were the perfect family for Le Marais and I have loved sharing it with you. I look forward to seeing you all soon!
Susan SlaghtUnited States
Bertrand's tour of Versailles & the Gardens was superb! He is very knowledgeable & provided so much extra information that we would not have known had we toured on our own. He personalized the tour based on our questions & interests. We highly recommend him! Merci, Bertrand, for making our last day in Paris so memorable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, Thank you for your wonderful review. It is true we have had a fantastic time at Versailles. The gardens were just gorgeous! I wish to see you soon for other discoveries together! Bertrand
Timothy CarrUnited States
Bertrand was the most knowledgeable guide we have had! On our drive to Versailles, we bombarded him with questions. He was delightful, had a great sense of humor and is seriously smart. He took us around the grounds first, which turned out to be the better choice of agendas. The grounds were fascinating. We meandered and Bertrand kept us enthralled with facts and stories. We headed into the palace, we found it to be unbearably crowded. He got us thru the crowds as best he could. Great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bonjour Timothy, Thank you very much for your fantastic review. It was a pleasure to take the two of you to Versailles and share my love and passion for it. I hope to see you soon.
Sara WuUnited States
Our guide Bertrand D. was great. Punctual, knowledgeable, funny, courteous. It's worth having a guide as navigating the huge Versailles is complex.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sara, Thanks a lot, what a fantastic afternoon we have had right?! I enjoyed very much taking you all through the most beautiful rooms of the palace and the more intimate groves in the gardens. See you soon to explore the rest of the estate!
Michael CreedonUnited States
Great tour guide and great tour. He was on time an very informative knowageable and has a great sense of humor. We had a great time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Michael. It was a real pleasure to have the two of you on my tour of Versailles!
Rebecca LaytonUnited States
Our tour to Versailles could not have been any better. I cannot imagine seeing any other way, than by private car and with Bertrand as a guide. He knows everything about the buildings, the artwork, the furniture, the gardens, etc. Oh, and the fountains..with the music. He really makes you appreciate it all, is friendly, and knowledgeable.. Our group was 4 adults and 2 teens (15 and 17 year old). They loved him and really enjoyed it. This was the perfect amount of time in my opinion to spend on a visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Rebeca, It was a pleasure to share my passion for Versailles with you and your family. See you soon! Bertrand
Jillette Leon-GuerreroHagatna, GUAM, United States
What a wonderful tour! We had blessing s from the heavens! Bertrand was a wealth of interesting information delivered with charm and humor. I can't say enough about the experience. From the moment he met us at our door to the end of the tour he was passionate about ensuring that we were informed about not only Versailles , but Paris. I recommend him highly to anyone interested in learning about France. One thing is sure, we will contact him again for another tour when we are in France.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bonjour Jillette, What a wonderful day we have had. Versailles was just stunning under the blue skies and the lights were fantastic. I look forward to your next visit, we have many more wonders to discover. A bientôt!
Luis AlvarezUnited States
Bertrand is in the top ten percent of private tours I have taken. Punctual and well organized. Extremely knowledgeable and well read on intricacies of French history and able to communicate ideas effectively to a varied audience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Luiz, Thanks a lot, it was a pleasure to take you both to Versailles and I loved your great questions! I hope to see you soon. Bertrand
We didn't have much time for this tour but what Bertrand did was select the highlights which we appreciated. What he gave us was a short and interesting overview of the various civilizations covered by the exhibits in the Lourve. And yet in detail to catch your attention and appreciate the exhibits even more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci beaucoup!
Louie the 14 came to life in our Lourve tour. Bertrand's knowledge of history goes beyond the books and makes the characters exists as if they were just around a few years ago. Excellent accommodation and sensing of our needs even without needing to request them, and best of all, for arranging dinner bookings for us and even the transfer required.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Myra, It was a pleasure to have you and your family on my tour. It is always fantastic for a guide to have such an interested and interesting group of guests. I look forward to your next visit to Paris!
Steven KicklighterUnited States
Bertrand was exceptional. His knowledge of Paris exceeded our expectations, and we had an amazing tour! He made our Paris visit truly unforgettable. If you are considering one of his tours, it's a no brainer! Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! I was really glad to take you to Napoleon's tomb and show my favorite hidden gem of Paris! See you soon
Bertrand was an excellent guide. He is very personable and he had the right balance of information and humour. He chose different interesting things to see and allowed time for us to spend on the things that I was most interested in. A great way to beat the queue and to enjoy the Musee in more depth.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Chris, it was a pleasure to take you by the art collections of musee d'Orsay and share my passion for the Impressionists with you. I hope we'll meet again!
Kelly A.United States
We had a wonderful visit to Versailles with Bertrand! His historical knowledge, funny stories and experience avoiding the crowds really made this must-see attraction shine brighter. On the way back to Paris, he told us about his home town and showed us his favorite restaurant that served their typical food. Delicious! To the family budget keeper; there are lots of Versailles tours, groups big and small, many less money. Do your family a favor and go with Bertrand, the difference is worth it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bonjour Kelly, Thanks a lot for your kind words, it was a pleasure taking you all to Versailles and share my passion for that fascinating place. I hope to see you soon again!
Kevin RuhUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kevin, it was a real pleasure to end 2017 with the two of you. Best wishes for 2018!!
Kevin RuhUnited States
Bertrand is fantastic! I recommend what we did, which was combining this tour with the "Paris Just for You!" tour that Bertrand has, if you have the time and can use the entire afternoon for an adventure. Bertrand is incredibly kind and easy-going, and wants nothing more than to make sure your time is spent memorably. He knows his way around the typical tourist attractions, but he also knows the best shops and streets that are more quaint and intimate. He knows how to custom fit a tour. He's awesome!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kevin, Thanks a lot for your kindest words. I very much enjoyed taking you to the Marché d'Aligre and my former neighborhood for the last day of the year! I hope you have enjoyed the Christmas-only cheese (I miss it already.. :) and all the great food we got there. Have a beautiful year 2018 with Josh.
Catherine SladeSouth Africa
Bertrand was amazing - ages in the group varied from 11 to 41 years and he kept us all absolutely enthralled with the stories and information, including asking us questions and getting us to speculate on things and solve riddles. The time flew and we covered a lot! it really was an incredible and worthwhile tour. At the end he made sure we had all the information we needed in case of wanting to see other areas or return on another day. This is the way to visit the Louvre. Thanks Bertrand!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Catherine, Thanks a lot for your kindest words. The kids were fantastic tour companions, fun and very well educated. It also was a pleasure to chat with you and I look forward to your next trip to France or mine to South Africa!
Lynn H.United States
Bertrand was excellent! Best way to see sights in Paris. We highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lynn, All the pleasure was mine. Versailles is such a fantastic place and I am glad we could see both the most iconic rooms and hidden gems alike! Best wishes for 2018!