Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Paris-France by Tour Guide Hugo C. (Guide #31220)


Thomas Dzwonczyk

United States
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Tour: #544586, Masterpieces of the Louvre - Private tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jan 5/20

Fabulous tour.

Rebecca Glasman

United States
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Tour: #546421, Private tour of the Louvre and Orsay, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Dec 27/19

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 Danshes

United States
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Tour: #544586, Masterpieces of the Louvre - Private tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Dec 22/19

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 Bengen

United States
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Tour: #546421, Private tour of the Louvre and Orsay, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Dec 19/19

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 Menaquale

United States
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Tour: #544586, Masterpieces of the Louvre - Private tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Nov 14/19

Hugo was a fantastic and knowledgeable guide. He took us on an amazing tour of the Louvre.

Stephanie Cook

United States
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Tour: Private Tour of The Louvre or Orsay with a knowledgeable local guide, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Oct 7/19

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 Stein

United States
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Tour: #546323, Masterpieces of Orsay - Private tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Oct 5/19

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 Valverde

United States
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Tour: #547884, One day in Versailles - Private tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 29/19

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 Kline

United States
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Tour: #547884, One day in Versailles - Private tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 26/19

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
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Tour: #544586, Masterpieces of the Louvre - Private tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 21/19

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 Lee

United States
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Tour: #544586, Masterpieces of the Louvre - Private tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 6/19

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 Bryson

United States
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Tour: #544586, Masterpieces of the Louvre - Private tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 4/19

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 Stanley

Christiansted, US VIRGIN ISLANDS, United States
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Tour: #544586, Masterpieces of the Louvre - Private tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Sep 2/19

I enjoyed the tour with Hugo. He knowledgable, entertaining and accommodating.

Kim Hodde

Nashville, TN, United States
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Tour: #544586, Masterpieces of the Louvre - Private tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jul 3/19

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 Naidoo

United States
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Tour: #544586, Masterpieces of the Louvre - Private tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 24/19

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 Ross

United States
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Tour: #544586, Masterpieces of the Louvre - Private tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 19/19

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 Tschider

United States
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Tour: #544586, Masterpieces of the Louvre - Private tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 16/19

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 Bienstock

United States
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Tour: #544586, Masterpieces of the Louvre - Private tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 9/19

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!

Ellen P.

Canada
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Tour: #544586, Masterpieces of the Louvre - Private tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 9/19

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 Fenenbock

United States
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Tour: #544586, Masterpieces of the Louvre - Private tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jun 3/19

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 Rinaldi

United States
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Tour: #544586, Masterpieces of the Louvre - Private tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 19/19

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 Kelly

United States
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Tour: #544586, Masterpieces of the Louvre - Private tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 4/19

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!

Don Towers

Canada
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Tour: #544586, Masterpieces of the Louvre - Private tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: May 2/19

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 Gleit

United States
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Tour: #544586, Masterpieces of the Louvre - Private tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 27/19

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 McCreary

Las Vegas, NV, United States
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Tour: #547884, One day at the Louvre and Versailles - Private tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 26/19

Jane Coryn

United States
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Tour: #546323, Masterpieces of Orsay - Private tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Apr 20/19

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 Bowden

United States
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Tour: Private guided Tour of the Louvre museum, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: Apr 14/19

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 Vetencourt

United States
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Tour: #544586, Masterpieces of the Louvre - Private tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Mar 27/19

Hugo was a pleasure to meet, he is very passionate about art history, we had an exceptional time at the museum.

Mark Shapiro

United States
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Tour: #544586, Masterpieces of the Louvre - Private tour, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Mar 23/19

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.

Anthony Ng

Canada
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Tour: #546421, Private tour of the Louvre and Orsay, Paris, Île-de-France, France    view tour
Date: Jan 3/19

He is very knowledge , goes into great details about the history and the art itself . Overall we have a very pleasant and enjoyable experience.


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