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“Outstanding Private Tour of Paris - Great Value and Personal Service”

Best of France Tours
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Champagne Region Private Day Trip from Paris
Ranked #50 of 534 Tours in Paris
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Owner description: We offer since 2007 private premium guided tours to the following destinations: Paris museums, Paris walking tours, Versailles & Giverny, Champagne tasting tours in Reims/Epernay, D-Day Normandy private tours, Louvre, Orsay museum tours, Loire castles tours, World War One Tours, Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte tours, Auvers/Van Gogh tours.
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“Outstanding Private Tour of Paris - Great Value and Personal Service”
Reviewed August 18, 2009

Our family had an11 hour layover at Charles DeGaulle Airport and wanted to see as much of Paris as possible in a limited period. Phillipe offered the perfect solution -- he picked us up at the airport, took us to all of the major sites, stopped for photos whenever we wanted, and even found the perfect cafe for our lunch!. He brought us back to the terminal in plenty of time to allow us to maneuver through the customs and security nightmares inherent to CDG airport. Phillipe was charming and fun, and also went out of his way to make sure that the tour was personalized for our family. This tour was the highlight of our European vacation. Best of all, his fee was far more affordable than the fees charged by most of the other tour companies. We could have never seen as much of Paris on our own in such a limited period. I would absolutely recommend Best of France Tours to anyone going to Paris -- whether on a layover, or as part of an extended stay in France. He offers oustanding value and personalized service for a reasonable price.

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“If the usual cattle car tours are not for you, treat yourself to the best!”
Reviewed July 24, 2009

My husband and I have been to Paris two or three times a year for over ten years now, so we were looking for something different to do the last time we visited. We decided to venture outside of Paris and take a tour of the Champagne region (Reims), but we are absolutely NOT the get-on-the-bus-with-150-tourists-and-follow-our-schedule kind of travelers. I found Best of France Tours on line and was attracted by the fact that the web site promised I could build my own tour to wherever I wanted to go, for however long I wanted to stay and most importantly, this would be a private customized tour. We hired Philippe Brimont, the owner of Best of France Tours and our guide, on line which was a straight forward easy process. Philippe is a man of his word and can be trusted completely: a few months after our first tour with Philippe we booked another tour with him but had to cancel due to personal reasons and he quickly refunded our deposit. (we canceled within the time limits of the contract). As to our first experience with Philippe, I can say that it was completely memorable and delightful. Philippe will pick you up wherever you wish. We subsequently use him as our airport transfer person whenever we fly into Paris because he quotes a fair price, comes in a large, clean van with plenty of room for luggage and is a charming companion. His English is flawless and he speaks other languages as well, including Spanish. We are very picky travelers. We know what we want to see and know what we don't and that is how we like it! Philippe was totally agreeable to our plans which included a trip into Reims in his very comfortable van and visits to various small Champagne producing houses. Of course, Philippe was able to be our translator during this entire time which was so helpful as the houses were so small that English was rarely spoken. Philippe grew up in the area and was able to take us to places that we would never have learned existed no matter how much research we had done. The narrow dirt roads twist and turn up and down hills and as far as I could see there were no sign posts at all! Philippe knew his way entirely and it was a dream to be able to taste all the different Champagnes (of course Philippe did not even take a sip) and then sit back in the car and let someone else do the driving! Philippe is also very flexible! Halfway through the tour my husband decided that he wanted to see a different Champagne house than the one for which Philippe had already made reservations, (Philippe takes care of everything: he made reservations for us at the Champagne houses and for lunch as well). Philippe winked and said that he knew just the place my husband might like to see. He took us to a little producer who was a personal friend. This gentleman could speak no English and he produced only for the local area so his Champagnes were some we would never be able to buy at home. We were given a complete tour of the facilities and allowed to taste Champagne in its' different stages of fermentation. We then tasted the finished products and bought a case. (That is another thing: Philippe's van carried all we could buy!). For lunch Philippe recommended a very special restaurant and told us to block out about 2 hours. It was an experience we shall never forget. During lunch, Philippe made himself scarce and gave us his cell phone number to call for him when we were ready to resume our trip. All the time we were driving, Philippe was a marvel of information about the areas we were passing. He possesses an amazing amount of knowledge about French history. Philippe is charming, friendly, low-key, very eager to please and we feel that we got far more than our money's worth. The next time we visited Paris, we did not have time for a tour, but booked Philippe for an airport transfer. He was already booked for a tour for the day we were flying in, but he sent another guide with whom he works and we were equally pleased and charmed with this fellow as well. He was a very fascinating gentleman and we very much enjoyed his company on the trip into Paris from CDG airport. I felt that this was indicative of Philippe's personal service: he is careful to insure that the customer is always treated wonderfully. We cannot wait to book another personalized trip with Best of France. Also, Philippe does trips which span several days. He will take you wherever you wish, stay overnight and continue the tour the next day.

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