Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Paris-France by Tour Guide Bertrand d. (Guide #26096)


Andrew Rowe

United States
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Tour: #382173, The Louvre just for you!, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Feb 15/20

Bertrand was everything you hope for from a tour guide: erudite, witty, personable.  He infused our experience of the Louvre with history, knowledge of art technique, and architectural history.  We were really impressed with his ability to connect with the two teenage boys in our small group, but in a way that engaged all of us.  His mastery of English idiom is also very impressive.  I would recommend him without reservation to anyone wanting a meaningful introduction to the Louvre.  Merci Bertrand!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bonjour Andrew, Thank you very much for your kindest review. I'm really touched by your comments and I want to let you know that I had a fantastic time with all of you!

Bradford Mattin

United States
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Tour: #382186, Versailles Palace AND Garden exclusive tour from Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Nov 21/19

One of the best private tours we have had. Bertrand was very personable and a fountain of knowledge. His enthusiasm and descriptions brought the history of Versailles to life. Worth every penny.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Bradford, It's for tours like today that I love my job. Amazing sun light and nicest guests with intelligent questions! See you on your next trip.

Nick Mcternan

Canada
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Tour: #382186, Versailles Palace AND Garden exclusive tour from Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Oct 17/19

Great tour. Bertrand was an excellent guide with a in-depth knowledge of the Palace inside and out. It 2as fun hearing some of the less known stories of the royals.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Nick, I had a lovely time with you at Versailles today. This palace always surprises me and I love sharing its bubbly lifestyle and the amazing stories behind every door!! Hope to see you soon

Mariah Alford

United States
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Tour: #382173, The Louvre just for you!, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Oct 10/19

We had a fantastic personalized tour of the Louvre. Bertrand is very knowledgeable about the history of the Louvre and the art contained within the museum and is just the absolute nicest person as well. I highly recommend booking any of Bertrand's tours to get the most from your time in Paris.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bonjour Mariah, Thank you so much, can't wait to take you all to Musee d'Orsay!!

Ellen D.

United States
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Tour: #382186, Versailles Palace AND Garden exclusive tour from Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 26/19

Amazing tour of Versailles...palace and gardens. Incredible knowledge, very thoughtful tour guide. Wonderful tour! Would highly recommend Bertrand.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bonjour Ellen, Thank you so much. It was a delight to spend time with your family!

Jason Kirkland

United States
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Tour: #564301, NEW - Catacombs underground tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 11/19

Our guide Bertrand was great on our catacombs tour. It was a fabulous and interesting experience. We were a family of four and Bertrand was very knowledgeable and he also helped us with other places in Paris to visit. Thanks for a great time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jason. It was a pleasure to take your family down to the fascinating Catacombs!!

Johanne Dion

Canada
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Tour: #382186, Versailles Palace AND Garden exclusive tour from Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 6/19

Wonderful visit to Versailles!! This was our first experience with a private guide. Bertrand is very knowledgeable and did everything possible to make our visit enjoyable. We truly enjoyed having our guided tour in French. Even though there were many tourists, Bertrand managed to keep a good pace and we were able to capture all the essentials of Versailles. We would certainly consider using the services of Bertrand again should we be in Paris or surrounding area. Merci beaucoup Bertrand! Johanne

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bonjour Johanne, et merci encore pour cette superbe journée à Versailles!

Chad Blackard

United States
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Tour: #382186, Versailles Palace AND Garden exclusive tour from Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 25/19

Bertrand was fantastic. Helped arrange transportation and was very informed during our tour. Would highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci beaucoup! It was a delight to spend that day with you all in Versailles!

David Stearne

United Kingdom
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Tour: #424837, Versailles - The Complete Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 21/19

Betrand is an outstanding guide, his English was perfect (including his intuitive use of English idiom and grammar), his depth of knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject matter was immense, and his charm and wit were perfect for the occasion (which was a birthday gift for my wife). He was punctual, considerate and deeply rooted in his subject. We had a wonderful full day at Versailles with Betrand and I would recommend him to anyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bonjour David, It's for days like the one we have spent in Versailles that I love my job. It was a great pleasure to share my passion for Versailles, answer your smart questions and explore the estate of the Queen talking about gardening with the two of you. À bientôt mon ami,

Susan Bilotta

United States
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Tour: #382186, Versailles Palace AND Garden exclusive tour from Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 2/19

Not only was the tour informative but it was a wonderful experience all around. Bertrand was knowledgeable and witty which made the tour enjoyable until the last minute.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Susan, it was such a delight to take you to Versailles after a month long break for me! I have enjoyed every minute spent with your family. À bientôt!

Barbara Shapiro

United States
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Tour: #382173, The Louvre just for you!, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Mar 25/19

Bertrand is a wonderful guide. He was so informative about the Louvre and Paris in general. Truly a wonderful experience to see the Louvre with him! He made the experience so enjoyable for us, the time just flew by! I would definitely tour with him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Barbara, it was a pleasure to host you today!

Karen Smart

United States
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Tour: #382186, Versailles just for you!, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Mar 10/19

Bertrand was fun and most informative. We had a really great tour and understanding of Versailles history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Karen, it was a pleasure to spend a Sunday morning with you all in Versailles! À bientôt

James W.

United States
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Tour: #382186, Versailles just for you! - Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Mar 8/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks James!

John Ward

United States
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Tour: Best of Paris food tour - Macaron, wine, cheese and more!, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Dec 6/18

Our guide was so wonderful. He knew the ins and outs of the Paris food markets and shared insight as to what it was like to live in Paris as well as in France.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot John, it was a pleasure to share with you my favorite food shops in Paris and have you taste what Christmas treats really are here in France! À bientôt.

Constance M.

United States
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Tour: #394051, Paris just for you! 3 Half-day custom tours., Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Dec 4/18

Five stars plus for Bertrand. We have traveled internationally for many years and Bertrand is the guide who will be foremost in our memory ! Bertrand has the ability to explain historical details without overwhelming with dates and statistics and his anecdotes of Paris were engaging. We felt as if were were visiting Paris with a friend and not a guide. He has a genuine passion for his work and our 2 days with Bertrand were most memorable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Constance, Thank you so much for your kindest words! It's been a pleasure to share my passion for Paris with you all!!!

Jerome Lipka

United States
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Tour: #424837, Versailles - The Complete Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Nov 22/18

Bertrand is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and overall a good guy. He perfects his delivery with fun anecdotes and timely (but not condescending) reminders that gave us a solid experience of Versailles. He was also attentive to personal needs of our group. Driver was also professional.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bonjour Jerome, Thanks a million for your very nice words, it was a pleasure to share Versailles with you for a day. I look forward to new adventures in Paris with you and your family! Bertrand

Kathryn Sainty

Canada
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Tour: #382186, Versailles just for you!, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Nov 3/18

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
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Tour: #424837, Versailles - The Complete Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Oct 23/18

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 Cortese

United States
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Tour: #394051, Paris just for you! Half-day custom tour., Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Oct 22/18

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 II

Bryn Mawr, PA, United States
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Tour: #424837, Versailles - The Complete Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Oct 12/18

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 Armstrong

United States
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Tour: #382186, Versailles just for you!, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 20/18

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
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Tour: #382186, Versailles just for you!, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 19/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!

Katie Welsh

United States
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Tour: #382173, The Louvre just for you!, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Aug 15/18

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!

Brent Gibbs

Canada
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Tour: #382186, Versailles just for you!, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Aug 15/18

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!

Brent Gibbs

Canada
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Tour: #382186, Brent Gibbs, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Aug 14/18

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 Costley

United States
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Tour: #382186, Versailles just for you!, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 25/18

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!

Maria C.

Canada
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Tour: #424837, Versailles - The Complete Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 21/18

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 Puertas

United States
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Tour: #382173, The Louvre just for you!, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 9/18

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 Tillery

United States
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Tour: #382186, Versailles just for you!, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 8/18

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 Keller

United States
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Tour: #424837, Versailles - The Complete Tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 1/18

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!