Excellent tour by Bertrand, a very knowledgeable and helpful guide. May need to return to see other WW I sites in the future. Time well spent!
This tour was amazing! My guide took me everywhere that I personally wanted to go to as well many hidden gems off the tourist track. Definite five stars from me. I would do this tour again in a heartbeat!
Although Paris and its environs were experiencing singular nonseasonal flooding..our trip came off without a hitch. Bertrand is a warm, humorous, and VERY knowledgeable guide, not to mention an excellent driver. He was great with our 4.5 year old, too - not easy for most tour guides. My wife and son and I were joined by one other gentleman who was on his honeymoon, but took a day while his wife haunted the Champs d'l Eysess to see one of the most famous battlefields in U.S.Marines history....a perfect small group...which allowed a great deal of time to interact with Bertrand and learn from him. Belleau Wood is still filled with shallow trench lines and shell holes, and the monument to the AEF at Chateau-Thierry is spectacular. The day ended with two hours at the WWI museum, which has the largest collection of arms and uniforms in France. All in all, this was a wonderful day!
The tour was excellent and the guide was well informed. I was pleased that Viator and its Paris operators allowed the trip to materialize even though I was the only client. I think there should be more marketing of these wonderful tours in the hotels.
We had a wonderful experience due to our guide ,Bertrand .He made history come alive. His love of his job and his pride in doing the BEST job was clearly evident. Keep Him !
My wife and enjoyed a fascinating day with tour guide Nicola Stanyen, who was not only extremely knowledegable, but entertaining and gracious as well. When booking the tour I thought how will we fill the whole day, but actually it could have gone on and on. We drove to the Valley of the Marne, visited 3 cemeteries, including the Aisne Marne American cemetery. Stpped at Vilage of Belleau, walked the Bois de Belleau Belleau Wood battlefield, stopped at Chateau Thiery, saw fusilage of Quentin Roosevelt plane on display at Town Hall and went on to the French Great War Museum. Not only would I highly recommend this tour I would do it again in a heart beat.
Bertrand Bache was a superb guide! Knowledgeable, personable and a great driver. We truly enjoyed this trip.
We loved the ride in the country and the battlefield tour. Our guide was great.
Reading about the fight in Belleau Wood is now thing, walking the battlefield itself brought the history and emotion of it to life. Our guide, Bertrand, proved invaluable in providing context to the experienceof course, that many of the fighting positions have been physically maintained through the years was a major benefit. My thanks to Viator and to Bertrand for a most rewarding tour.
I actually had two guides for this trip, which was actually quite enjoyable! I took this tour having known a bit more than the average museum visitor about WWI, and I felt like I could talk about the origins of the war, turning points in battle, and the legacy of the conflict with the guides ... in addition to everything else they already cover. I highly recommend this trip to history buffs and the passively interested. Thanks again! -Sean
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