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Paris by Martin & Friends

Paris, France
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About Paris by Martin & Friends
PARIS BY MARTIN, is a very unique alternative that offers you to walk and ride through history, to experience the flavours of Paris, the charming aspects of the city and much much more. It will be part of your most memorable experience in Paris. We recommend you to join us on your first day in Paris because we will open the city on perspective for you like never before. We will also give you advice to take the most of Paris during your stay and we will be available in case you need us. Welcome to Paris by Martin, your friend in Paris!
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Fummer94 wrote a review Mar 2020
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The highlight of our Paris trip was a spectacular private experience Martin orchestrated for my wife and four children ( ages 5,7, 9 & 17 yr old) First, a few words regarding Martin. He is a very authentic, understanding, patient, entertaining, well-spoken and accomplished individual who is passionate and committed to his craft and to those who he leads on his expeditions. He also possesses an air of humility that allowed us to be ourselves around him without judgment and with ease. Navigating four kids around any city, each with their own interests, isn't easy yet he was so attentive to our individual needs that each of one of us at the end of the tour was like "that was the best ever tour-guide." With respect to the actual tour, we chose to stay away from the main attractions and asked that he show us some local spots that we would not normally get to experience. Given we were strained for time, he shared some fantastic local spots for buying chocolate (amazing), macaroons and gifts. He shared some unique highlights of the city that made us feel like we knew the city in a way that locals with children get to experience. My kids just loved it. He even acted out scenes for the kids to help explain historical events (he did a great impersonation of Napoleon) If we had more time in Paris, we would have done additional tours with him. If you are in Paris in the future, we would highly recommend you becoming part of Martin's extended family & experience his fantastic adventures.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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randy f wrote a review Feb 2020
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I had googled several Paris tours for a long family weekend and I was drawn to Martin and Claudia’s website. They seemed friendly and eager to help us discover the city. We signed up for a 4 hour custom walking tour the 2nd day of our trip. Martin met us at our hotel with everything we’d need...water, warm clothes and a custom map. We hit the local haunts away from the tourists ( awesome!) and he pointed out local bakeries, chocolatiers, the best restaurants and the best local shops so that for the rest of our stay, we knew where to eat and to walk. Martin also takes pictures of you and your group and emails them to you later. Best of all, he’s always on call for your trip if you have any questions. I highly recommend a tour. Visit their site. Ask questions. It’ll open up the city to you and you’re group in a way you wouldn’t expect.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Natalia Miller wrote a review Feb 2020
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
Paris by Martin is such a fun and informative way to see and learn all about the beautiful city of Paris. Martin goes beyond what you would expect from most tours. He is enthusiastic and passionate about what he does. He gives you all the tips and secrets of the best in Paris He helps you fall in love with Paris. Thank you Martin and Claudia. You are a great team
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Date of experience: February 2020
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john wrote a review Jan 2020
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Paris by Martin & Friends We signed up for a tour with Martin prior to our departure based on other reviews. We were 4 adults staying in Paris for 1 week (Hotel Monge). Martin met us at our Hotel in the a.m. and explained his philosophy and the itinerary for the day. He provides suggestions and is completely fine with specific places we wanted to see. As well as the usual iconic items that make Paris what it is, our day involved stops at specialty stores (bread, cheese, patisserie, champagne, chocolate, tea, et al). He is funny and VERY energetic. He is a lover of US pop culture which made for constant discussion and he appears to know everything about Paris. He relates the history to every location on the tour so you really get a feeling of place. We walked and/or Metro'd from the Latin quarter (our Hotel) to Montmartre via back streets and alleys. He is open to whatever your group is interested in, but we took his suggested itinerary and enjoyed every minute of it. It was a long day, but we really felt we had a much better sense of Paris after we parted with Martin at the end of the day. We plan to stay in touch with him, and he encourages contacting him at any time during your stay in Paris with any questions or requests you have (or assistance, if needed). If we go back (and we almost surely will), we would also like to try one of Martin's bike tours. We highly recommend Martin's tours.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Lisa D wrote a review Dec 2019
Tampa, Florida2 contributions
Absolutely fantastic, personalized tour of Paris. Martin was enthusiastic, informative and entertaining. He began with an overview of the city mixed with a short history. He then guided us through the streets, pointing out well known and not-so-known spots of interest. He recommended places to shop and stopped for treats along the way. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. It felt like a local friend was guiding us through the city. Thank you!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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