Our guide was articulate, engaging and genuinely interested in the tour she provided. Her insights made the time worthwhile - her casual ability to make conversation around the substance of the tour was delightful. Great tour!
Me and my boyfriend scheduled a sort of last minute trip to Paris. With this spontaneity came few options left available for popular tours such as the Catacombs of Paris. We were lucky enough to find that there was one option leftthe Private Tour of the Paris Catacombs. We were hesitant of the private tour experience because of the escalated price and mixed reviews but since it was our only option and we really wanted to experience the catacombs we went with itand we were SO GLAD that we did! Our tour guide Victoire was amazing! She stood in line for us before the catacombs opened and we were able to meet up with her with total ease! We did not waste any of our short-trip to Paris waiting in line which made our tour perfect to begin with. Victoire was really engaging and told us the history narrative of the catacombs better than we could have imagined. We were able to interrupt and ask questions that she was happy to answer and develop on. It was obvious that she has walked through the catacombs time-after-time and has studied them immensely. She walked with us at our own pace which was a great perk of the Private Tour and answered every question about the catacombs including the odd and mysterious ones! that we had. She is truly passionate about the catacombs, their history, and their preservation. My boyfriend and I are so glad that we did not have to rush through the Paris Catacombs with a large group, nor did we have to huddle in behind a group of people in order to hear the tour guide speak. Victoire and the experience she gave us on our Private Tour of the Paris Catacombs was so knowledgable and it was the total highlight of our trip! She made the tour both fun and a great learning experience. Once we finished the tour, she even walked us to the Metro and told us how to get to our next stop! I highly recommend the Private Tour it will make the experience UNFORGETTABLE.
Everything about this tour was perfect. Directions to meet Carla were easy to follow and she appeared right on schedule. We were right in just after they opened. Her knowledge of the site was great and was able to answer any question we had. Her review of the history, and even linking it to a recently popular video game, was a great thing to have before even entering, so as not to waste a lot of the time during the tour. It was much easier for her to point out something we had already talked about once we got to each area.
If you're going to do the Paris Catacombs, I can't recommend going with this private tour enough. You're not rushed through with a larger group, the workers knew Carla and seemed to just let her and our group be as they pushed a few of the larger groups through faster.
This was a bucket list item of mine since I first heard of the catacombs in grade school and now I can finalyl say I have checked it off and I couldn't imagine it going any better than it did with this tour.
The guide was incredibly knowledable and very patient
Victoire provided us with a very informative tour of the catacombs. Her relaxed and laid back style made for an enjoyable visit, especially, I think, for my teenage daughter and her friend.
You certainly want to show up early in the morning, about 45 minutes to an hour before the catacombs open, to get in the line, otherwise you can be in line for hours as the line wraps around the block.
Victoire was kind enough to hold our place in line while we went off to enjoy and coffee and croissant in a local cafe. That was a nice treat pun intended. The catacombs themselves are something to see and Victoire's information provided during the tour was a great way to see them.
Over paid and not worth the amount charged of over 300.
Tour guide, Octavia never showed up so we missed out on one of the sites that we most wanted to see in Paris. The whole family was very dissappointed.
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