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“QUITE AN EXPERIENCE” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Toulouse Guided Walks

Toulouse Guided Walks
16 bis, chemin de Niboul, 31200 Toulouse, France
+33 6 20 75 45 96
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Ranked #2 of 44 Activities in Toulouse
Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: Toulouse Guided Walks offers walks and tours in Toulouse and its region, including Carcassonne and Albi. Rich, multi-layered visits that include history, art, architecture, culture and the "good life" these walks take you to wonderful places and invite you to enjoy the past and as well as the present of France. Led by an experienced, certified guide, artist, art historian and long time resident, the walks and visits with TGW offer fascinating and unforgettable moments.
Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Toulouse is quite an historical place and the more than 2hrs guided walk experience was one that is not easy to forget in a short time, the people are warm and nice. The city's architectural masterpieces of centuries is a sight to behold by any visitor, quite an experience.

Visited April 2012
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Odense, Denmark
1 review
“Highly recommended - we had a great day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We were a group of professional Railway people who visited Toulouse for a day looking for both the history of public transport and knowledge on the contemporary public transportation systems. In the search for places of interest we stumbled upon the website of Toulouse Guided Walks. This was a stroke of good luck as Elyse happened to be the best possible answer to our search.

Elyse agreed to accept the challenge and arrange a custom day out in Toulouse and to research and arrange a day to cater to our more or less strange interests. The challenge included contacting the local authority managing the integrated public transport system of Toulouse and here Elyse managed to arrange access to technical sites of great interest to the group.

The biggest surprise of the day was the enthusiasm that Elyse exhibited and the effort she had invested in researching the topics of interest to the group. We had a great day walking around Toulouse, riding the Metro and Tramway, having a great lunch and visiting sites of professional interest. Throughout the entire day Elyse showed good spirit in explaining the history of the city and answering our questions and acting as translator when our French did not suffice. Even for the technical parts of the visit, where the focus of discussion became very technical did Elyse keep her enthusiasm.

For anyone visiting Toulouse we highly recommend taking advantage of Elyse and Toulouse Guided Walks. Elyse is able to tell stories with enthusiasm and make the past come alive by relating the past to why and how we live today. The one regret that we can point at is that we did not ask Elyse to give a guided tour of Carcassonne as well.

Visited September 2012
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

There is no better way to spend a day in Toulouse than with Elyse. Walking, talking, listening and looking. You could stop her in front of any street, building, or brick and she can expound upon its importance to the city. Elyse is captivating, passionate, and incredibly thoughtful about the kind of experience you want to have. I could not recommend her tour more highly, and I look forward to joining her for another adventure next visit!

Visited September 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“An absolute must for Art History & Architecture aficionados!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Elyse shares her expertise through stories and histories of the art and architecture of Toulouse and its surrounding areas. She is incredibly passionate about the city of Toulouse and shares wonderful stories that are both educational and awe inspiring. A visit to Toulouse is not complete without a walking tour with Elyse. I visit Toulouse once a year and explore a different area of the city and its history with Elyse each time I come. After every tour I'm inspired to do further research delving into the details of the stories and histories Elyse shared. Elyse's tours are absolutely fantastic!!!

Visited October 2012
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Toulouse, France
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“Fantastic! Knowledgable, passionate, fun and informative. Fantabulouse Elyse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Elyse Riven is a fantastic tour guide. She brings her passion and enthusiasm for the the art, architecture, and true stories of France both past and present. I learned so much today and was impressed not just by her knowledge but the way she imparted it to us all. It was fun, fresh and made history come alive for us all. She read our group well, had time for our questions and added in some helpful suggestions and tips beyond the tour's subject . I travel the world and have had many tour guides, many very good and she definitely belongs on the top tier. How fortunate to have just moved here and now be connected to her tours. I will do many more and recommend them for long time residents, newcomers and visitors alike!

Visited September 2012
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