Custom private tours of France

Clients comments

Hi Didier,
Just a quick note of thanks for your (always) excellent guides!

The Delaney family was totally delighted with their time in France. Celine was outstanding during their arrival afternoon driving tour and that made an excellent way for them to begin their stay in Paris! Guy was superb at Versailles, though it was a total zoo there and he was able to connect with them when they escaped the place and he shared the Trianons and Marie’s hamlet…so a successful time! Guess Versailles will forever be this way, but it’s a pity and I tend to want to discourage people from evening visiting that place!

Anyway, please pass along my most enthusiastic thanks for the wonderful guiding from Celine and Guy! And thank YOU for providing such EXCELLENCE! It’s always a pleasure working with you!!!!!

Warm regards,

Sue - Tour operator WA State USA

M. Didier,

It is difficult for me to convey how wonderful Celine served us as guide throughout our trip to Normandy earlier this month. She was punctual, efficient, courteous and respectful of each member of our family. She is incredibly knowledgeable about France, history and geography. Indeed she is well versed in philosophy, politics, art and so many other subjects. Her English is excellent, and she communicated very clearly and with great enthusiasm and empathy. She had excellent suggestions for sights, dining and all the other requests my family had. She is very deferential and made all of us feel so very welcome and relaxed in your beautiful country. Her attention to detail is considerable. By way of example, she dined with us only after we begged her to do so, and in doing so, she so graciously assisted each of us with our orders without making anyone feel uncomfortable. My sons had to wrestle their luggage from her which she insisted on helping us carry. She seemed to be everywhere we needed her but never once was out of place.

I have copied both my local travel agent and the national service she uses. I likewise am advising all of our many friends and colleagues that Mlle Celine is the only guide to have. You are so very lucky to have her as part of your team, and we were so very lucky to have her with us to make an amazing trip the best ever.

Until we return soon, and with warmest regards, I remain,

Very truly yours.

Leonard J. M - USA

Our tour guide was Guy for Versailles and Paris and he was fantastic! I had a party of 7 do an overnight to Normandy in July. The client raved about their guide Guy, she said ... he became part of the family ... it was our good fortune to get him!!!!!

Lynn - Travel Consultant USA

Hi Al,
Sherry and I just wanted take a few minutes of your precious time to again thank you for the outstanding job you did in driving us around Normandy and showing us all of the great historical and cultural sites that the area had to offer.  The many sites with remain in our minds for a long time to come.  The only regret that we had is that we did not have enough time to stop and explore some of the interesting and beautiful small French towns.  Again, thank you very much.

Bob and Sherry

Didier,
I finally spoke with the Broome’s, they had a wonderful trip and I thank you for all of your assistance. I hope you did not think I was asking too much during the booking process, but my clients are very demanding and detail oriented and they like having a lot of information about what they are booking. The Broome’s liked their guide, it was especially helpful to have the same one for the Paris tour and the Champagne tour.

Marybeth G. Green

On the 17th of May our clients, the Oliphants, did a private tour of Normandy conducted by your employee, Alain. They thought he was outstanding! I thought I would pass this along. I believe good people, who do a good job, as did he, deserve recommendation ... lucky to have him and all the qualified people we deal with before our clients even leave town!  Thank you....

Lynda

Cher Didier,
It was great to meet you today.  We had a wonderful time, and you were a lovely host. Hope to see you again.
Cheers,

Roger

I just wanted to thank you for the excellent job you and Guy did on our 3 day tour. From the knowledgable accommodating guide and the wonderful sights to the superb hotels and meals, it was beyond our expectations. The trip really enhanced our Paris stay.  I'll definitely recommend you to everyone I know who is planning a trip here. If you ever need a good review or recommendation, please contact me.
Thanks again.

Marie Wade

I wish to thank Didier on behalf of Roland, Liberio, and myself for being our tour guide and for making our trip to Versailles great and my trip Giverny interesting. We all hope to retun to Paris next year...

Janice

Solo era para decirte que todo estuvo muy bien organizado y Paul me pareció un guía fantástico ademas de buena persona ... Muchas gracias por vuestros servicios y hasta la próxima!
Un abrazo.

Ana del Hoyo

Belated thank you for planning such a wonderful trip for us! We loved the Marais area in Paris; it was a great location to be based—not to mention great food too. We saw jazz, lots of museums, even bought a painting from a sweet older man, an artist on Montmartre.
Our guides were fantastic. Both Didier and Tania were quite professional, knowledgeable, on time, friendly and polite. They both know their stuff. All our transfer agents were the same. We sincerely appreciate all your help and are more than happy to be a reference for you anytime.

Martha and Phil

I can't tell you enough how much we enjoyed touring with Al. He showed us everything we wanted to see, even when I asked him to take us off the beaten track, led us to crowded places by shortcuts, showed us wonderful places to eat like Le Port Bessin or at Mont St. Michel. His erudition about historic monuments, châteaux and places helped us to understand not only the details, but the underpinnings of who, where and why.  His approach to the château de Chambord was "époustouflant" and I was so impressed. What a place!  And he always seemed to just snap his fingers to find a convenient parking space.

We both found mutual ideas for excellent conversations and of course were sorry to have to leave. We can recommend his guiding most highly.

The Peugeot car was luxurious and we never felt tired from the driving (…)

Valeria

A huge thank you for your excellent service. Muguet was a wonderful guide for all four of our outings, and made our trip a very special experience.  Your drivers and vehicles were reliable and timely. A completely professional operation. Much appreciated. You can count on us using your services in the future. Thanks again.

Peter

"We Were very pleased. Isabelle was wonderful. She had a great mannerism with the kids, she managed to help us get a lot in our short day and a half with her".

Sean

"Dear Sue - Just got back from a wonderful tour of Versailles with Jean. He was fabulous".

Kathi

"Hi Didier, I Would like to book the Paris night light tour on Aug 23 for 6 people and would like to book Paris full day tour on Aug 24th for 6 people and would like to use the man that took us today to the Loire Valley for Paris day tour he was so wonderful! Thank You".

Karin

I wanted to give you a critique of our recent trip to France that contained multiple pieces from you. First of all, let me say that everything went perfectly and was a delight. Here are a few specifics:
Day tour of Giverny and Versailles: Isabelle was a delight. She was extremely accommodating and her knowledge was impressive. All of us almost cried as she described the fate of the children of Marie Antoinette while we stood in front of the painting of Marie A and her children. Isabelle represented you very well.

David

We absolutely loved John, who was much more than a driver and guide.  We were astounded at his knowledge of all the areas we visited, but especially of the D-Day beaches and sites (...) Not only was he knowledgeable, he was courteous (heaven knows what he thought when he first picked up this group of cackling, crazy Americans), efficient (often picking up lunch for us while we shopped or toured), and considerate (bringing umbrellas and making reservations at crowded restaurants).  It would not have been the same trip without him. We feel so lucky to have had him as our guide."

Mary

"Dear Didier
Thank you so much for your email. We had an absolutely marvellous trip. Thank you for all your arrangements. Al was just fantastic. Please pass on our sincere thanks to him also. Thanks so much again. I will be in touch with the details soon. Best wishes"

Sandy

"Didier
I write to say thank you for helping make our trip to France and Paris so wonderful.
Al offered us an exceptional day in Paris. He took us through winding roads past well known and more secret treasures, all accompanied by his rich storytelling and history lesson. We experienced all the major sites and had plenty of time to make the visits we wanted to make. He is a very exceptional guide and historian too. Please accept and extend our appreciation to Al for this wonderful conclusion to our France adventure!"… Isabelle is equally exceptional...I was not certain that Isabelle was connected with Artventures or merely a colleague/friend of Al's.

Isabelle has a passion for le Louvre, its history and all the little stories that gave a richness to our visit. She was so very kind and helpful to my mom, who was in the wheelchair.  she truly made our visit special.
Thank her for us please. we will always remember both Al and Isabelle!"

Elaine

"Dear Mr. Jordan,
My clients returned yesterday from their 2 week trip to France and called to tell me how very excellent their guides were in Paris and in Nice. They couldn't have been more pleased with Artventures service, punctuality, knowledge and professionalism.
Thank you for all your help and patience in working with me. I will certainly use the services of your company in the future and recommend you to my associates in the travel industry here in California.
Sincerely, Judith Rowen".

Esquire Travel Service

"Didier,
I just wanted to send you an email to say thank you for a wonderful tour around Paris. It was perfect, on time pick up, great history and sight seeing, and great with kids. Thanks again, can't wait till were back again and we can use you guys again for a different tour around."

Dr. Ty Russell

"Hi Didier
Many thanks again for the lovely guided tour of the Normandy beaches, Canadian and American memorials and Bayeux.  Although we enjoyed all the wonderful sights and sounds of Amsterdam and Paris during our week in Europe, we all agree that the Normandy beaches tour was the highlight of our trip! and that this was certainly due to your expertise as a tour guide and bountiful knowledge of historical events and general information about the Normandy area!!  We all truly enjoyed meeting you and thank you once again for a very memorable day!!"

Linda, Art, David and Cory

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