Thomas DzwonczykUnited States
Rebecca GlasmanUnited States
Hugo was the perfect guide for the Louvre and Musee D'Orsay. He brought a depth of knowledge and historical and cultural context to both buildings and their artworks. He guided us deftly through the collections and, while allowing us to follow our own eyes, steered us toward particular works of art for their relevance and significance. He did an excellent job of explaining graciously what he saw and what he wanted us to see. Hugo had a way of swiftly and succinctly opening our eyes to what was before us.
Svetlana DanshesUnited States
We had a tour of Louvre with Hugo this morning and absolutely loved it. Hugo knows art history and the museum inside out. We've been to many countries and seen many museums, and we can say with confidence that Hugo stands out as an expert who not only is a great guide but is also passionate about art, history and his country. And he's very friendly and has a great sense of humor which is a plus. We look forward to having more tours with Hugo.
Dean BengenUnited States
No lines! Was the theme of my tour as I visited the Louvre and Orsay museums during the transportation strike. My ease in navigating the great art pieces was in contrast to my guide who seemed anxious and distracted by the tour cancellations. Often times when I was viewing a subroom of artwork or taking a break, Hugo would wander outside of eyesight, and I would be left to go on a search for him. Transportation is also not offered by Hugo so be prepared to walk and stand 2to3 miles from the nearby hotels
Matthew MenaqualeUnited States
Hugo was a fantastic and knowledgeable guide. He took us on an amazing tour of the Louvre.
Stephanie CookUnited States
Hugo is the best shared insights into the museum and art. Great highlights that felt like you had the insiders glimpse into the history of the various pieces and the Louvre. Highly recommend Hugo when you book and worth the private tour.
Leslie SteinUnited States
Hugo is working on his PhD in art history, which made him a perfect guide at the D'Orsay, He connected so many dots in the evolution of art between 1850 and 1919 with great insight, humor and clarity. He also shared a lot of really interesting information about the D'Orsay's architecture and history, which we loved. His English is flawless, as are his manners. We had a perfect tour.
Edward ValverdeUnited States
Over a two week vacation with several different tour guides, Hugo stood out. Not only was he patient and caring, but incredibly knowledgeable and informative all trip long. Pointing out not only the important sights and objects, but giving detail only an expert would know (I guess that comes from being a doctorate student in French art). I highly recommend him (and you would be lucky to book him).
Douglas KlineUnited States
The tour of Versailles lead by Hugo was excellent. Hugo is a wonderful guide. His knowledge is extensive because of his research background in French painting. We toured as a group of four (two couples) and he met all expectations and accommodated our needs. We had some very informative discussions. All arrangements were as expected with a pickup at our local apartment. We can't recommend this guide enough. He also leads other tours (including the Louvre) and those should be equally enjoyable.
Penney G.United States
We had a great tour of the Ancient Galleries and Renaissance paintings with Hugo. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional and a delight. Because of the new reservation system, we had to change the time of our tour and he was responsive and most accommodating. By the end of the tour, we not only had learned many new things, but, we felt as though we met a new friend. He is wonderful and as a docent at a major US museum, I give him my highest rating.
Barbara LeeUnited States
My sister and I loved our tour of the Louvre with Hugo. Hugo was extremely knowledgeable about the artwork, and he explained the pieces in a way that was easy to process and understand. He has a very enjoyable personality, and he was so polite and considerate. This tour was one of the greatest highlights of my trip. Hugo made the Louvre come alive, and made it seem very personal to me.
Samantha BrysonUnited States
So sorry this review is so late! We did a Louvre tour with Hugo in September and he was amazing! We highly recommend him! Thanks, Hugo!
Yvonne StanleyChristiansted, US VIRGIN ISLANDS, United States
I enjoyed the tour with Hugo. He knowledgable, entertaining and accommodating.
Kim HoddeNashville, TN, United States
Hugo was a fabulous guide. He was perfectly fluent in English. Clearly, art is his life passion. He was equally wonderful with my elderly mother and my 13 year old nephew. He has a gift for teaching and was profoundly educational while keeping the tour light and fun. We could not have imagined having a better guide at the Louvre. We highly recommend Hugo. He was one of the best guides we've ever had.
Kam NaidooUnited States
Had a wonderful tour of the Louvre with Hugo. He definitely knows his stuff and it would have been an entirely wasted day without him. He was engaging and great with my 10 year old son. Was definitely a highlight of our Paris trip. Can't recommend Hugo enough if you want to make the most out of your time at the Louvre.
Daniel RossUnited States
Hugo was highly qualified, extremely well informed, and tailor-made the tour to our interests. He was also extremely personable, friendly and funny. Of the over 15 ToursByLocals tours we’ve taken all over the world, this may have been the best. Our highest recommendation.
Kari TschiderUnited States
Hugo was a fantastic guide! He was recommended by a friend of mine and did not disappoint! Hugo led us on a guided tour of the Louvre. My family does not have a background in art and he made it come alive. He also let us set the pace. We finished his usual tour in less time than typical and he gave us the option of being done or seeing more. So we let him show us what he thought we should see and we experienced so much more than we had hoped!
Floyd BienstockUnited States
A fantastic tour of the Lourve with Hugo. He is very nice, engaging, insightful and so knowledgeable without being pretentious. It was like being invited into someone's home and having them share their fantastic art collection with you, explaining why they love the pieces they have collected. Exactly what I had hoped for when booking a tour with a doctorate student in art history who has worked at the Lourve. Exceeded my expectations in every way. Thanks Hugo!
Thank you Hugo for such a great and informative tour. Everyone in our group of six enjoyed the background stories you provided on the 'Masterpieces of the Louvre' and even though most of us had been before, our experience of the great museum - both the building itself and the art pieces- was incredibly enhanced. Thank you so much, it was a pleasure spending the morning with you!!
Mark FenenbockUnited States
Hugo's knowledge is excellent. However, we had booked a 2-1/2 hour, but we were very surprised when he ended it after 1-1/2 hours. To see anything significant in the Louvre is challenging in the time originally scheduled, but more so when our tour ended so early.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am a PHD candidate and doing tours to pay my studies. I am very passionate about my job and I love showing the Louvre, which is like my 2nd home.It was a last minute reservation and I managed to get tickets despite the strike.It was raining and I came earlier for you not to get wet.Even though all lockers were taken, I offered you to put your umbrellas in my bag.We entered the museum in a heartbeat! Tour was 2h because you asked me not to see the highlights,you should have told me you wanted to see more
Peter RinaldiUnited States
Hugo was a terrific guide. He is well versed on every aspect of the Louvre- from it's art to it's architecture to it's history. He is passionate about art history and it contageously comes through during his excellent tour. Would highly recommrnd this young man to anyone looking for a truly meaningful tour of the Louvre.
Barbara KellyUnited States
We had an awesome tour with Hugo. He was enthusiastic, very knowledgeable and familiar with the museum layout and treasures. One of our best tours while in Paris!
Hugo's tour of the Louvre was fantastic. He has such a passion and in depth knowledge of the Louvre and everything in it. His detailed historical knowledge of the paintings, sculptures and artifacts is amazing. I would definitely recommend Hugo.
Stephen GleitUnited States
We wanted to see the French (Sully) wing of the Louvre. Hugo led us thru the wing room by room with full explanations as we progressed. We had the Louvre to ourselves on this late Saturday morning. Hugo is a great resource and time saver if you are planning to visit the Louvre
Gary McCrearyLas Vegas, NV, United States
Jane CorynUnited States
Hugo was wonderful, very warm, friendly & knowledgeable of the masterpieces in d'Orsay museum. He weaved us through the museum with such ease and so much information about artists & sculptors, we felt we really learned about all the beautiful art on display. I don't think an audio tour would be as informative or enjoyable. Also his thorough descriptions helped us notice more about paintings as we continued to tour other museums in Paris and on our river cruise. Thank you Hugo! Jane & Mike Coryn
AnnMarie BowdenUnited States
Hugo was very knowledgeable, friendly, informative, and visibly passionate about the louvre and the artwork within it. He showed us not only the greats, but hidden gems that made the tour special. His enthusiasm was contagious and we highly recommend him for tours!
Veronica VetencourtUnited States
Hugo was a pleasure to meet, he is very passionate about art history, we had an exceptional time at the museum.
Mark ShapiroUnited States
Hugo gave us a great tour of the Louvre for about 2 hours. He is a PhD student in art and is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his field. He took us to the masterpieces and to other areas of the museum that we had interest in. In all cases he provided great stories and background on the art and artists. We left saying how much more we enjoyed the visit because of his tour. Highly recommend.
He is very knowledge , goes into great details about the history and the art itself . Overall we have a very pleasant and enjoyable experience.