I read all the TA reviews of private D-Day tour guides and chose Bertrand because no one had better reviews than his. And we were THRILLED. He is AMAZING, even better than his uniformly excellent 5-star reviews, if that's possible. I'm sure there are tour guides as good as Bertrand, but it wouldn't be possible for anyone to be better. He is personable, outgoing, and warm, quickly making everyone in our small group feel comfortable asking questions and delving into some of the stickier and very interesting issues behind the standard responses of packaged D-Day tours. The breadth and depth of his knowledge and the amount of thought that he gives to his responses is riveting, and he was able to effortlessly hold the attention of each of us -- for EIGHT hours!! -- even though we were four people with four very different levels of WWII knowledge and interest. My brother-in-law is a WWII expert, and me, not so much... I was in France for the museums, the chateaux, and the wine, but after a day spent with Bertrand and all that I learned from him, I am reading everything I can get my hands on about the war, from it's build-up to it's conclusion. He is a real teacher, a genuine motivator, and an incredibly lovely guy to spend the day (or a half-day) with. From my first contact with Bertrand by email, to our meeting at 9 am at the museum in Bayeux, to our delicious picnic lunch (he took us to the best place in St. Mere Eglise to purchase) eaten in a bunker on the beach, through our many stops and discussions along the way -- supplemented by a well-chosen and helpful collection of photos, to our final goodbye that evening, he was fantastic. His English is perfect, his perspectives are broad, his personality is gentle and kind, and he makes it easy to spend a long and emotional day. I promise you, I am not over-stating my case here. I depend on TA reviews for honest help with all the trips we take, and I am always thrilled to be able to give back, so I am always equally honest and open in my reviews Please feel free to PM me if you have any more specific questions you'd like me to answer, but be quick and book Bertrand at Executive D-Day Tours. You'll be sorry if he's not available on your day!
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