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“First Trip to Paris!”

Ranked #65 of 609 Tours in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Driver-Guide-France arrange Private Sightseeing Tours by Cars/Vans driven By An English Speaking Driver who is also an Official, Certified Tour Guide ! That means he has the knowledge for guiding you properly during a sightseeing tour but He/She can also guide you within museums and monuments ,such as Le Louvre and Orsay (Impressionists Painters )museums; inside the main churches :Notre Dame Cathedral (included the Towers ),the Sainte Chapelle ),the palace of Versailles so that you'll skip the main lines !The Castles along the Loire river ! he has knowledge about the most visited sites (outdoors ) such as the wines region : Champagne and Burgundy and so many other sites throughout the country !Keep in mind A Private Car Allows You A Great Autonomy ! You won't be mixed with other people ! You can go and stop everywhere,whenever !we arrange tours from Paris basically ( the Eurostar trains station downtown Paris included ).
Reviewed May 29, 2018

My wife and I came to Paris this year for the first time, very exciting and a bit scary too. We had a number of days in the city but wasn't sure what we could and should see so we decided to hire a guide for two days, we found Christophe and after reading the reviews and his follow up to each of our emails we booked one day for inside the city and the other outside at Fontainebleau, Barbizon and Vaux le Vicomte.

Our first day together Christophe picked us up at the hotel and I think within the hour we were standing front row center at the Mona Lisa listening to Christopher explain the art, it's history and significance to the period as well as the hearts of the Parisian's. We then turned to another painting in the same room and found that our experience was not to just see one of the three jewels of the Louvre (which we did) but also learn more about the history and art of Paris. That day we saw many sites at the Louvre plus traveled to Sainte Chapelle and Montmartre again seeing beautiful pieces of art and culture, my wife and I were not only being shown Paris but we were now talking about it too.

Our second day together we traveled outside the city and found experiences we would have never found without Christophe. We saw Castles without crowds, we saw Chateau's so large and beautiful they infuriated the King (not a wise move) and saw the town of Moret sur Loing where the famous Barbizon school existed. We walked around the house where the early impressionist painters lived and worked off their bills by painting on the walls and furniture to earn their stay, this may be the highlight of our time in France.

On each of our trips and visit's Christophe was able to provide great insight to what we were seeing in relation to the art itself and the time when it was being made. We learned about the Kings and Emperors and when we came upon something to discuss the context of what was happening or who was in charge helped us to understand each piece in context. I do want to stress that these were conversations and not lectures, we did NOT feel as if we were walking around listening to a set of headphones, rather experiencing the days together with Christophe's help.

We treasured our trip to France and feel very fortunate that we had found he as a guide. I hope you have the opportunity to come to France one day and highly recommend spending time with Christophe while you are there.

Scott and Denise May 2018

6  Thank Scott H
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

Christophe was fabulous getting us into all of the crowded sights we wanted to see! He really helped us maximize our time. We saw Sainte Chapelle, the Louvre, Napoloean's tomb, Versailles and SO much more! He was even flexible in stopping off at Roland Garros for the tennis fans in our family for a quick picture. He was especially great in keeping the kids interested with the history of all the sights. I would not hesitate to hire him again!

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9  Thank Chicagogal2015
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

All you really need to know is that Christophe has an encyclopedic knowledge of history, which is quite amazing and sets him apart from other tour guides. He got us in and out of crazy crowded situations at the Louvre and Versailles- this was worth every penny. It was like having a backstage pass. He was great with our 3 little kids too. After 10 days touring Paris, we did it all and can say that private tour guides are the way to go.

6  Thank Chicagomomofthree
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Wow, what a great way to see Paris and learn about its history, its people and its culture. We were met promptly and courteously by our guide who whisked us off in his super clean, super comfortable executive vehicle. He not only took us to see all the highlights of Paris, but his knowledge of French history and the architecture and culture of the city was superb. We incorporated an optional River Seine cruise in our tour and we were dropped off at the pier, where he was waiting for us at the end. Frankly, we would have been better off spending the hour with our knowledgeable guide as the cruise was a very average experience on a very crowded and average vessel. This tour was personalised, personable and good value. Thoroughly recommended!

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Reviewed December 18, 2017

Thanks for a wonderful two days while we were in Paris and to the Loire Valley, Christophe - we thoroughly enjoyed out time with you.

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5  Thank travelfan21_12
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