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“Outstanding”

Private Tours Paris
Ranked #2 of 14 Tours in Versailles
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: PRIVATE TOURS PARIS was founded 9 years ago in 2005.We are a group of 15 experienced, professional, licensed guides (the only guides that are allowed by the French Ministry of Culture to guide within all the museums and official monuments in France).All our guides have their own little, special field of expertise (HISTORY former history teachers, ART (Ecole du Louvre), ARCHITECTURE, SOCIOLOGY (specialized in children tours) etc.Languages spoken: english, german, spanish, italian, dutch, portuguese and more…Our experience allows us to adapt to the wishes and needs of our clients to make them ours.The guides are also the drivers. They pick you up at your hotel or apartment and bring you back there again at the end of the tour. We use a fleet of luxurious and recent, air-conditioned minivans (Mercedes Benz).All our efforts serve one single purpose: to make our clients happy
Reviewed September 6, 2013

8 of us did Giverny and Versailles. GiGi was our tour guide and he is the best. We found Private Tours Paris extremely easy to work with and very helpful. We also used them for Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte. I would rate them as outstanding and will highly recommend to anyone I know traveling to Paris.

3  Thank John B
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We spent a day touring Versailles with Pierre-Yves. We were picked up at our hotel in a very comfortable van and went strait to Versailles. We found our guide to be knowledgeable and engaging. Pierre-Yves made a special effort of involve our children in the tour and to gear it to their interests. He even took us to the local market to help us arrange a picnic on the palace grounds. We had a thoroughly lovely day. Thank you Pierre-Yves for a great day.

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

My family just returned from our trip to France. Our tour guide, Claude, was amazing. We had two tours with him during our trip: 1) Vaux Le Vicompte and Fontainebleau including the nighttime candle light and fireworks at Vaux Le Vicompte. and 2) the 12 hour tour of select Loire Valley castles.

The tours were catered to our family of 5. We had a whole van to ourselves with Claude, who was very punctual and dependable. He had great tips and helped keep the day moving and relaxing. We had time to ourselves during meals and he would come pick us up and bring us to our next destination. Overall, it was a great experience, and certainly something we would do again!

1  Thank Leah M
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

We had a wonderful day with GiGi as our guide. My husband and I have been to Versailles before but got so much more out of our visit by touring with GiGi. Our girls (ages 10 and 8) also had an excellent experience. In addition, Versailles is a zoo in the summer. By going with Private Tours, we avoided a potentially disastrous day (we know of others who have had a rough time getting into the palace during the summer months!). My only negative was a miscommunication with Private Tours. They referenced a surcharge for a musical fountain show -- please note there are no fountains going this summer much less a show. I credit the company for seeking to clarify and correcting the matter. Overall, an excellent outfit to go with.

2  Thank familytraveler526
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Claudangelo, General Manager at Private Tours Paris, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2013

For being precise, on Tuesdays, show is called "Musical Gardens" and during weekends, show is called "Musical Fountains" ( both are musical shows and fountains are in operation ).
In any case, there is a surcharge for entering the gardens on these specific days.
Cost difference is 1€ (one Euro) that we reimbursed as per your request . Sorry for the "miscommunication" but we like our clients fully satisfied.
We invite our visitors to check on the webpage of Versailles Castle

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

I communicated with a number of tour companies while planning our family's week vacation in France. After speaking with Claude at Private Tours Paris, he made my decision easy.

For our first ever trip to France, I booked 5 full day excursions along with a night tour of Paris for our family of six. We chose the Paris Discovery Tour including the Louvre (a great overview of Paris and a must do for 1st timers) along with a day in the Champagne region, a day at Versailles/Giverny, a two day excursion to Normandy and Mont St. Michele and finally a nighttime Illuminations tour of Paris. Claude was so helpful throughout and even helped secure tickets for us to the Eiffel Tower.

We were picked up on time each day from our hotel in a clean, comfortable, late-model Mercedes Benz van. Our guide for the entire week was Gigi. Gigi is fantastic!! Extremely knowledgeable, open and pleasant to be around, he not only educated us at the fabulous sites, but also during the time we were driving in the van. He was extremely patient and answered all of our family's many questions throughout the week. He made us feel as though we were riding around with a good friend or family member.

I wouldn't change a thing on our amazing itinerary. Scheduling the Paris Discovery Tour on the 1st day was perfect as we quickly found our bearings about the city and it even made our trip up the Eiffel Tower that much better as we were able to quickly identify all of the landmarks and sites we had already seen up close. The Champagne tour was great as was Versailles and Giverny. As an American family, the Normandy and D-Day Beaches two day tour was a must and it didn't disappoint.... very moving and a great education for the whole family. Having the opportunity to tour nearby Mont St. Michele was incredible and a wonderful reason to spend the 2nd day in this region.

I will not hesitate in contacting Claude and using Private Tours Paris the next time we visit beautiful France and will absolutely request Gigi as our guide. They each combined to help make our family's week in France one that we will all remember for ever!

Thanks again Claude, Gigi and Private Tours Paris!

The Wilson Family
Agoura Hills, CA

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