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Ellen L.

5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)

I am an experienced tour guide and a friendly Franco-American who has lived in Paris for 33 years. Travelers feel comfortable with me due to my fluency in both English & French. I am a trained historian and my tours are well researched, well documented and well presented on high tech material (tablet), a multi-media experience using archival photos, video footage (and when appropriate sound). My tours are not for the first time traveler - I could never compete with the big bucket tours that go to the Eiffel Tower. Instead, I market tours for those who have already seen the sights and want to see Paris beyond the monuments, the real Paris with its private courtyards, quiet cobblestoned streets & hidden monuments that only locals know.                                                                                                                                 

Leo K.

5.00 / 5
(6 reviews)

Hi there! My nickname is Leo, I've been a tour guide in Paris and France for 6 years and I love my job and meeting people from all over the world to share my passion with! My speciality is the museum of catacombs, which is a very unique site. I also do tours of the historical crimes and legends of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, Seine river cruise, Chartres and its cathedral, the cemetery of Père Lachaise, Le Marais and much more.                                                                                                                                  

Julien A.


After a long experience in the Food & Beverage scene in Paris, I would be happy to make you discover the more trendy districts of Paris through a gourmet and festive perspective! Let's discover at the same time Paris history/geography and the best places to have lunch /dinner / cocktails and where to buy tasty food.                                                                                                                                 

Deniz K.


Hello travelling foodies, Deniz here! My passion for cooking brought me to Paris almost 20 years ago, where I trained as a chef at Le Cordon Bleu. After working in top kitchens and pastry labs for many years, I have discovered the food nerd in me alongside a new passion for food research which led me to pursue a master’s degree in food studies. These experiences have given me a deep understanding of cultural, geographic and historical forces that shape recipes, food traditions and cuisines which I love sharing with others on my tours. I lead gastronomic adventures through bustling markets, specialty food stores, historic wine cellars, iconic Parisian institutions as well as hidden gems off the beaten path. I believe that tasting authentic flavors and learning about the stories behind them is the best way to appreciate the rich diversity of any culture. It will be an immense joy to share my knowledge and passion for food and wine with you through your Parisian food journey.                                                                                                                                  

Frederic A.


VERSAILLES born, worked in the advertising then record industry in Paris for 20 years then moved to the USA southwest for 20 years, this is where i started guiding for the national parks and monuments , moved back to France . now living in Versailles my hometown, with a transatlantic angle . I love to share French culture in a digest way as fully appointed tour guide for the French national museums                                                                                                                                 

Fernanda C.


“I got a lot of my passion to study and to share knowledge from both my parents who are professors. And when I say to share, I really mean a communication to connect, to exchange, where I not only pass information, but also listen and learn. It’s very important for me to create a comfortable atmosphere for everyone. To learn should be a moment of expansion, growth and therefore happiness and pleasure. That is no such thing as “silly questions”, the most important thing is to be curious, to stay sincere with yourself about the unknown, so we can together find the answers. There is no better feeling that knowing that you helped someone initiate or develop him/herself to the art world with your “push”. I fell in love with Art History many years ago, even before my graduation, for me, it’s the nicest way to understand human society. We study the past, so we can live better in the present and construct together a finer future.”                                                                                                                                 

Pascal B.


Bonjour. You have a very clear and easy to use website and you look for guides who offer private tours like I am specialized in. That is the reason I would like to join your company. I have been a private guide for 10 years now.                                                                                                                                  

Christian G.

5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)

After a law degree in Italy and Austria, I worked as a journalist for nearly 20 years, first in Italy and from 1995 to 2014 in Paris. I started guiding in 2014 and followed a new education for my national French guiding license. With my wife Kristina, an architect and historian of art, we created a guiding agency in Paris in which by now work a dozen highly qualified and licensed guides. All of us are driven by love for art, passion for history and eagerness of showing the French beauty to our guests. We provide private and group city tours as well as visits in the main Parisian museums as for instance Louvre and Musée d'Orsay. We manage also excursions to the Palace of Versailles, to the mansion of Monet, to Normandy and so on. During the academic year, I still give lessons for journalism in the Parisian university HEIP.                                                                                                                                 

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Cerith M.

5 / 5
Sep 11, 2023

Terrific tales of the Jazz Age!

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Ellen is an excellent guide - the tour is incredibly well researched and the addition of slides, video and audio recordings really made the tour special. Standing outside the original site of Shakespeare and Co while hearing Sylvia Beech speak is quite an experience. Ellen is an attentive and incredibly considerate guide - we had a fantastic time - thoroughly recommended!

Ellen L.

It was my pleasure ! I hope you will return soon & take another tour with me !!

Chintan S.

5 / 5
Aug 19, 2023

Amazing host!!

Ellen has gone out of her ways to make sure our Paris visit is most memorable. We did not just see things but at a same time learnt a lot. We went through many places you may not have seen if you do not have your own personal guide like Ellen. Who knows history in and out. If you are someone who loves history and want to see the real Paris and inside streets, at a same time learn about it in depth, look no further. Ellen is your guide.

Ellen L.

Thank you Chintan ! It was a pleasure to be your tour guide & spend 2 days with your lovely family. I enjoyed it as much as you !!


David C.

5 / 5
Aug 13, 2023

Excellent Tour for Lit/Art Lovers!

Ellen is a terrific, knowledgeable guide! My partner and I met up with her at a Parisian cafe where she gave us the lay of the land and an idea of the major players of 1920s Paris art/literature society. Her PPT slides of photos, texts, and videos was CRITICAL to the tour. We were very lucky to have gotten her time on that busy summer Saturday. Her love of arts and literature is only matched by her love of Paris! I can't wait to go back and take another of her tours. Thanks, Ellen!

Ellen L.

It was my pleasure !! Many thanks for the lovely review.


Michael P.

5 / 5
Aug 8, 2023


Leo was a very good guide with a lot of information. The catacombs are a must!

Leo K.

Thank you very much! Enjoy your time in Rome.

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