Kimkim Trip Reviews for France

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Our beautiful moments in Paris
France | Oct 11 - Oct 18, 2022

Merlin
Merlin M.
Houston, TX | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2022

Our trip was fabulous! We enjoyed all of it and felt special with the personalized plan that was paced perfectly for us. My most unforgettable evening was our dinner cruise on the Seine. Thank you for the perfect time in Paris. read more

Our trip was fabulous! We enjoyed all of it and felt special with the personalized plan that was paced perfectly for us. My most unforgettable evening was our dinner cruise on the Seine. Thank you for the perfect time in Paris.

Hotel Review
Hotel Le Six
Paris

The accommodations and service were outstanding and the breakfasts were delicious.

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Activity Reviews
Dinner cruise on the Seine (Privilege Service included)
Paris
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Cheese and wine tasting in a Parisian cellar in the Marais
Paris

Great fun evening!

Monet House & Impressionism Museum - Half day Tour from Paris
Paris

Absolute beautiful surroundings. Our driver took a scenic way back to Paris…wonderful old villages

Local specialist: Lise Troulier
Lise
Lise Troulier
Local specialist in Lacenas, near Lyon, France | Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Bonjour Merlin,

Thank you so much for having taken the time to write such a nice feedback upon your trip in France. I really appreciate ! These comments are very important to us, because they help us to control, maintain, and improve the quality of our services and those of our local partners.

I am very happy that you enjoyed the dinner cruise on the Seine. It is indeed magical.

Hope you will come back to see us again. There is so much to see in France. :)

Thanks again for your trust in Kim Kim and in our team !
All the best
Lise

Honeymoon in Paris & Loire Valley
France | Oct 20 - Oct 29, 2022

Miranda
Miranda D.
Allison Park, PA | Reviewed on Nov 07, 2022

We had an amazing time on our honeymoon in Paris and the Loire Valley! We started the trip arriving in Paris and stayed at Hotel a la Villa des Artistes. We loved this neighborhood and the hotel very nice/had a great breakfast. We took day trips from Paris to Giverny to see Claude Monet's house and went to Versailles. While in Paris, we did a chocolate & pastry tour & did lots of sightseeing. We then took TGV train to Tours where we spent an evening. The hotel in Tours (Chateau Belmont) was... read more

We had an amazing time on our honeymoon in Paris and the Loire Valley! We started the trip arriving in Paris and stayed at Hotel a la Villa des Artistes. We loved this neighborhood and the hotel very nice/had a great breakfast. We took day trips from Paris to Giverny to see Claude Monet's house and went to Versailles. While in Paris, we did a chocolate & pastry tour & did lots of sightseeing. We then took TGV train to Tours where we spent an evening. The hotel in Tours (Chateau Belmont) was very nice but we did not love the city itself. We took our rental car from Tours and drove to the Loire Valley and stayed in Amboise. Amboise was beautiful and we loved the hotel we stayed at (Le Manoir St Thomas). While in the Loire Valley, we did some wine tours and castle tours. Our absolute favorite tour of the whole trip was the all day excursion to Chenonceau, Chambord, and a private chateau where we had lunch. Our guide was amazing and very informative. We took the train back from Tours to Paris for our last day and stayed at the Handsome Hotel. This was our least favorite hotel of the trip as it was very small and in a very noisy area. The hotel was centrally located though and was near a lot of shopping destinations which was convenient for our last day. The only hiccup we had on our trip was that the driver never showed up to pick us up to go to the airport as he was given an incorrect time. We ended up calling a cab ourselves though and were refunded the money. Simon was very helpful throughout the whole process and we definitely would recommend using him and KimKim to book a trip.

Hotel Reviews
A la Villa des Artistes 3*
Paris

Hotel is on a quiet side street in a very nice neighborhood. We are glad we stayed in this arrondissement for the majority of our time in Paris. Breakfast was delicious too!

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Château Belmont Tours by The Crest Collection
Tours

Hotel was very nice and we wished we would have booked a spa package earlier as they did not have any available when we checked in. Breakfast was very good. We had dinner at the restaurant and thought it was average.

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Le Manoir Saint Thomas
Amboise

We loved the charm of this hotel and how friendly the staff was. There is no elevator in this hotel so it may not be good for people with mobility issues, but we had no problem staying here. The breakfast here was wonderful. Hotel was a few minute walk from all of the shops/restaurants in Amboise. It was also close to Restaurant l'Ilôt which was one of our favorite restaurants we ate at on our trip.

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Handsome Hotel Paris
Paris

This hotel was good for a one night stay as it was centrally located and close to the Marais district. It was quite loud though so I do not think I would have liked to stay here for several nights. The room itself was very nice and staff was friendly.

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Activity Reviews
Versailles Palace & Gardens Half-day Guided Tour from Paris - small group
Paris

Our tour guide was great and we are so glad we got to see Versailles!

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Marais Pastry and Chocolate Tour
Paris

We enjoyed this tour, however, we felt we did not try enough pastries and mainly tasted a lot of chocolates. It also was extremely busy in the Marais district when we visited, so at times our guide had us wait outside instead of going into the shops with her. I think this would be better to do on a weekday when it is a little less crowded instead of on a weekend.

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Monet's Giverny House & Gardens Small-Group Half Day Trip From Paris
Paris

The gardens at Giverny house were absolutely beautiful and we loved exploring the house as well. We were under the assumption that this would be a guided tour though and instead of the tour guide going with us through the gardens/house, he just dropped us off and let us explore on our own. While it was nice to walk through on our own pace, I think we would have liked more explanations behind Giverny and Monet's work. Definitely still recommend going to Giverny, but perhaps with a different tour company.

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Vouvray & Montlouis Wine tour
France

The guide was extremely knowledgeable and we loved being able to see all the behind scenes of the wine making process along with tasting all of the delicious wines. Definitely recommend!

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Chambord, Chenonceau & lunch at a chateau - Full-day
France

This was absolutely the best tour of our trip. We felt we learned so much about both castles and our guide was awesome. We also loved having a private lunch at a chateau to be able to experience some home cooked French food. Highly recommend!

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Transfer from Paris hotel to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
France

Our transfer was not scheduled for the correct time so the driver did not show up when he was supposed to. We waited for fifteen minutes and then ended up calling a taxi so we would not be late to the airport. Kimkim did refund us for our taxi ride.

Local specialist: Simon Hardy
Simon
Simon Hardy
Local specialist in Marseille, France | Reviewed on Nov 09, 2022

Hello Miranda,
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It was an absolute pleasure to organize your once-a-lifetime honeymoon trip! I hope you come back home with a lot of memories.
I wish you a healthy and lovely end of the year. See you soon in France,
Best,
Simon

I only requested a ballon ride in Loire Valle...
France | Oct 24 - Oct 31, 2022

Alex
Alex G.
Jollyville, TX | Reviewed on Nov 01, 2022

I only requested a ballon ride in Loire Valley, going to three cities in France for 8 days, traveling by train between cities, with the final stop in Paris. The local specialist set up the rest. We had many excursion experiences with locals. Hotels were always within walking distance to everything. We enjoyed all, especially the surprising and amazing dinner river cruise, at night, in Paris, on the last day. read more

I only requested a ballon ride in Loire Valley, going to three cities in France for 8 days, traveling by train between cities, with the final stop in Paris. The local specialist set up the rest. We had many excursion experiences with locals. Hotels were always within walking distance to everything. We enjoyed all, especially the surprising and amazing dinner river cruise, at night, in Paris, on the last day.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Baume
Paris

This hotel was in a lively area. Concierge was very helpful and accommodating.

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Le Manoir Saint Thomas
Amboise

This place was within a block of everything. Loved it.

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Villa Victor Louis
Bordeaux
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Cleanliness & Comfort
The rooms had very musty, overpowering scent that stopped up or heads. We were in two rooms, bottom floor, and the interior was worse, regarding the moldy smell. But that was our only complaint.
Activity Reviews
Paris Dinner Cruise
Paris

The perfect way to cap off your stay in Paris. On a previous trip, I did a river cruise, without dinner, and there’s no comparison.

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Hot Air Balloon Ride in the Loire Valley
Amboise
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Transfer from Paris hotel to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
France
A Day in Le Marais: Cheese Shop, Museums, & Market
Paris
Free Day in Bordeaux
Bordeaux
Loire Valley: Châteaux de Chambord & Chenonceau guided tour & Wine tasting
France
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Bordeaux gourmet & wine experience with a local
Bordeaux
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Local specialist: Ambre-Marie Miailhes
Ambre-Marie
Ambre-Marie Miailhes
Local specialist in Marseille | Reviewed on Nov 02, 2022

Bonjour Alex,

Thank you very much for your feedback!

Working with local suppliers and charming accommodations partners is important to us so that our travelers can really experience the french Art de Vivre!
I'm glad to read that you appreciate your personalized itinerary through Bordeaux and its wine region, or with breathtaking sceneries in the Loire Valley (and there is no better way to admire them than from a hot air balloon!). I can guess that spending family quality time in Paris to... read more

Bonjour Alex,

Thank you very much for your feedback!

Working with local suppliers and charming accommodations partners is important to us so that our travelers can really experience the french Art de Vivre!
I'm glad to read that you appreciate your personalized itinerary through Bordeaux and its wine region, or with breathtaking sceneries in the Loire Valley (and there is no better way to admire them than from a hot air balloon!). I can guess that spending family quality time in Paris to end the journey was a pleasure! :)

Do not hesitate to contact us again if you wish to discover other beautiful French regions and why not recommend us to your friends and family.

Kind regards,
Ambre

Everything we hoped and more!
France | Oct 17 - Oct 25, 2022

Lauren
Lauren P.
Dedham, MA | Reviewed on Oct 29, 2022

Our trip to France was everything we hoped and more to celebrate my 40th and our 10th! Given that we had never been there before and do not speak the language, I can’t imagine having the same experience if I planned this myself (which I usually do!). Even when there was a strike that shifted our plans last second Lucie figured it out and was so accommodating. read more

Our trip to France was everything we hoped and more to celebrate my 40th and our 10th! Given that we had never been there before and do not speak the language, I can’t imagine having the same experience if I planned this myself (which I usually do!). Even when there was a strike that shifted our plans last second Lucie figured it out and was so accommodating.

Hotel Review
Terrass Hotel 4*
Paris

The hotel was very cute and in a nice location.

Local specialist: Lucie Rousseau
Lucie
Lucie Rousseau
Local specialist in Montpellier | Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

I am so glad that you and your husband had a great time in France, especially since it was such a special celebration. I hope the photo session went well and that you have wonderful souvenirs of this trip thank to them.

Amazing honeymoon in France!
France | Sep 28 - Oct 13, 2022

Nicole
Nicole R.
Sylvania, OH | Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

Our honeymoon in France was incredible! I would highly recommend 1) working with Valentine to plan the best trip & activities, 2) going to France in September/October, the weather was beautiful!
Valentine helped us plan the best trip, we had a great mix of short and long tours, skip the line tickets, wine tastings, and self exploration days. All of the tour guides were fantastic. Valentine also prebooked us tickets for trains and transportation when we needed it, which helped make moving... read more

Our honeymoon in France was incredible! I would highly recommend 1) working with Valentine to plan the best trip & activities, 2) going to France in September/October, the weather was beautiful!
Valentine helped us plan the best trip, we had a great mix of short and long tours, skip the line tickets, wine tastings, and self exploration days. All of the tour guides were fantastic. Valentine also prebooked us tickets for trains and transportation when we needed it, which helped make moving city to city a lot easier. We stayed in Nice (3 nights), Saint Remy de Provence (3 nights), Annecy (2 nights), Colmar (3 nights), and Paris (4 nights). The only thing we wish we could have changed would be to stay another week longer! (-:

Activity Reviews
Iconic Full day Tour in Alsace from Colmar
Colmar
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Versailles Full Day bike tour
France
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Noel was a great guide!
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Art and Architecture tour in Chic Vineyard
Aix-en-Provence
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Avignon and Pope's Palace walking tour
France
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Wine tasting at Chateau La Nerthe in Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Chateauneuf du Pape
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Local specialist: Valentine Julien
Valentine
Valentine Julien
Local specialist in France | Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Bonjour Nicole,
Thank you so much for your detailed review. It was a pleasure go organize your beautiful trip to France!
We would be delighted to welcome you in an other region of France.
Have a good day,
Valentine

Lucas Gephardt and his staff at Mobee International were amazing
France | Oct 1 - Oct 15, 2022

Charles
Charles H.
Atlanta, GA | Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Lucas Gephardt and his staff at Mobee International in Lyon, France, customized a fantastic 15-day vacation for my wife and me. We had a wonderful trip from Paris to Dijon, Beaune, Lyon, Avignon, and finally, Nice. They were very personable and attentive throughout the entire brainstorming and planning process, which helped us develop a truly customized trip specific to us. More importantly, they were available every step of the way during our trip! Lucas would call our driver from... read more

Lucas Gephardt and his staff at Mobee International in Lyon, France, customized a fantastic 15-day vacation for my wife and me. We had a wonderful trip from Paris to Dijon, Beaune, Lyon, Avignon, and finally, Nice. They were very personable and attentive throughout the entire brainstorming and planning process, which helped us develop a truly customized trip specific to us. More importantly, they were available every step of the way during our trip! Lucas would call our driver from the airport to make sure we were picked up and comfortable. He would call the hotels before our arrival to ensure rooms were ready for early check-in. We could text him during our trip and tell him how our trip was going. He even would call my cell phone periodically to check in on us. We never had that experience with any other travel agency! Lucas and his team made us feel very comfortable with no worries. Everything was coordinated perfectly (car service, tours, trains, and our hotels). Everything came together exactly as discussed and documented in their extensive travel book provided for us (with phone numbers, addresses, times, summaries, etc…).

Our trip included many moving parts, tours, and 5 different cities. All of them were good, some better than others. Only one tour, the Latin Quarter Gourmet Food Tour was our least favorite (too much walking and looking and not enough eating), however, all the other tours and guides were very good. We traveled by high-speed train from Paris to Dijon to Lyon to Avignon to Nice (I would not do it any other way … but next time will bring much less luggage). Our tours included:
- Versailles (we arranged this ourselves at the last minute)
- Loire Valley and several Chateaus (with wine tasting)
- 2-hour private tour of the Louvre (our guide was brilliant and excellent)
- Latin Quarter Gourmet Food Tour (too much walking and not enough eating)
- Paris River Dinner Cruise (amazing….1st class all the way)
- Wine Tour in the Burgundy (Beaune) … fantastic wine…found several new favorites
- Beaujolais Wine Tour from Lyon (gorgeous countryside…lovely wine)
- Chateauneuf du Pape wine region tour (my new favorite wine…amazing)
- All of Provence in One Day (8+ hours of touring Provence was wonderful..great guide)
- Half-day tour of Cannes, Antibes & Saint-Paul de Vence (very enjoyable wonderful scenery)
- Half-day tour of Monaco, Monte-Carlo, Eze, La Turbie (Tour was very good, but we did not like the guide…we experienced long periods of silence from him…strange guide…however the scenery was lovely and we enjoyed walking around the stops)

Our Hotels were all 5 stars (except for one, which was 4 stars). We enjoyed every hotel. Every hotel took a special interest in our names, schedules, and comfort.,..it was nice to be pleasantly welcomed every day by all the staff at all the hotels. I will think twice about staying at an American chain in the future. Breakfast was included at every hotel, and they did not disappoint. It was worth every penny. A few times, we could not make it to breakfast because we had to leave early for a tour or a train, but something to think about in the future. We did enjoy the deluxe American-style buffet breakfast most mornings which allowed us to skip lunch some days.

Oh, did I mention that we were in France and do not speak a word of French? Lucas and his team ensured all our guides, driver, and tours were in English!

Okay, I feel like I have rambled on. I hope this gives you a sense that we had a lot going on for the 15 days of vacation, and Lucas and his team at Mobee Int’l made everything happen and coordinated everything, and kept checking on us during our trip. The whole trip was flawless.

One word of advice to everyone - Pack half of the stuff you think you need and make sure you have time to sit at a cafe every day and have a drink or a coffee and watch life. We did, and it made a world of difference.

Hotel Reviews
Hôtel Oceania Le Jura Dijon
Dijon

While this is only a four star hotel, the staff were wonderful and very friendly. Roman greeted us everyday and made us feel like we were old friends visiting. The room was very big, but the furniture was a bit sparse and plain. However, the shower was one of the best. Breakfast was good.

Authenticity & Character
Hotel was loverly but definitely on the sparse simple side for accommodations. Nice large room.
Location
Walking distance from the train. The Tram stop was right in front!
Staff
Everyone was super friendly and warm greeting, especially Roman.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean. No problems.
Intercontinental Lyon Hotel Dieu, an IHG Hotel
Lyon

Amazing hotel. Used to be hospital and felt like we were staying in a museum (people were touring the grounds because there was so much to see and look at). Location was excellent and the food was excellent.

Authenticity & Character
Really an amazing hotel to walk around the grounds…lots of culture and shopping and restuarants
Location
Perfect location for everything
Staff
Everyone was very helpful and friendly
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Hotel Le Negresco
Nice

Le Negresco was the cherry on top of all the amazing hotels we stayed out. This hotel should be rated a 6 star. Everything was 6 stars. The chef and restaurants continue to demonstrate why they are Michelin starred (food was amazing at both restaurants we are at). We declined breakfast here because we had too many early morning tours and late night dinners, but I am guessing it would have been magnificent.

Authenticity & Character
Gorgeous property filled with art. Elevator is vintage and like nothing we have seen before.
Location
You are steps away from the beach! It does not get any better.
Staff
Very professional
Cleanliness & Comfort
Spotless everywhere.
5* Hotel Napoleon Paris
Paris

5 star hotel that made us feel very welcomed. Very nice staff, bar, restaurant. Accommodations were fantastic. Location was excellent. Breakfast was one of the best. We plan to return here in the future.

Authenticity & Character
Fantastic decor
Location
Walking distance to the Arc de Triumph
Staff
Knew us by name. Excellent recommendations for dinner
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean
La Mirande
Avignon

Such a different hotel located in the center of the center. We felt like we were transported back in time staying in a very classy vintage hotel from the past. Everything was wonderful and very victorian. We enjoyed taking pictures of everything. Breakfast was excellent. We did not enjoy the dinner as much and recommend some of the local restaurants. We felt our dinner was luke warm and mediocre service.

Authenticity & Character
This was the most authentic of all the hotels we stayed. Everything was well maintained and vintage. Bring your camera.
Location
We were literally in the center of the center. You could not ask for a better location. Super quiet!
Staff
Everyone was wonderful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Excellent.
Activity Reviews
All of Provence in One Day
Avignon

This was basically two half day tours back to back. The first half was just myself and my wife which was fantastic. Our tour guide Leigh was fantastic and we really enjoyed the tour. At 2 pm we went back to Avignon and picked up 6 more people and we toured the other side of Provence (with the Roman Aqueducts). While both tours were interesting and educational, we preferred the morning touring more than the the afternoon session. Nonetheless, it was a long and enjoyable day.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Leigh was lovely and very personable. Shared a lot of information and answered lots of questions.
Transport
Comfortable 10 person van
Private Afternoon visit at Le Louvre
Paris

Our personal tour guide Roberto was fantastic. He was extremely educated and knowledgable and provided us a 2 hour education where he focused us on the most important works in the Louvre (he was also very witty). He kept us moving and we covered a tremendous amount of the Louvre in just 2 hours. After we exited the Louvre, Roberto was not done. He took pictures of us and then insisted we see the gardens of the Louvre (which were amazing). Still he is was not done! He walked us to our restaurant and made sure we were safely seated and comfortable. We highly recommend this tour and we highly recommend Roberto!

Quality of Experience
Condensed experience to see the most notable pieces of art
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Roberto was fantastic
Transport
Was not included….but Roberto walked us everywhere
Visit the Loire Valley!
Paris

This was an excellent way to spend a day. Each chateaux was unique and fantastic. The scenery was magnificent. We took an enormous amount of pictures here. Our driver was excellent and very personable. We enjoyed this all day trip in a small comfortable van. There was a wine tasting included but it was not great. Still, we did sample a little wine of the valley, but nothing memorable (however, this was not the focus of the tour) and it was a very minimal amount of wine.

Quality of Experience
The whole experience and seeing the country side outside of Paris was lovely.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
We really enjoyed our guide. He made the trip better.
Transport
Comfortable van for 10 people
Paris Dinner Cruise
Paris

We had first class accommodations and they were well worth it. This was a fantastic way to say goodbye to Paris. The food was fantastic and so was the service. The scenery was amazing. We completely enjoyed the dinner cruise and we enjoyed talking to the people around us. Also, we were able to enjoy the excitement of so many people getting engaged during the dinner cruise (lots of cheering all over the ship).

Quality of Experience
Service and food was outstanding
Food
So much food and so much wine (we could not finish everything!)
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Excellent staff
Transport
Wonderful ships
Charm Day
Dijon

I have no idea why this is called “Charm Day”. It is a 1/2 day wine tour of Burgundy. We enjoyed this tour but thought things could be a little better (tour guide was not the greatest, but not terrible, wineries were just okay). Enjoyed seeing the country side and learning more about the wine and the region. Would have preferred better wineries to visit. The amount of wine poured was minimal. Would have preferred larger pours of wine (it is a wine tasting tour). We spent an hour in the town of Beaune which was all we needed…glad we did not stay in Beaune longer….rather be in Dijon.

Quality of Experience
1st winery was okay….2nd winery was just mediocre….touristy
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Guide was just okay…..not as good as other guides…needs to be more personable to all guests?
Transport
Standard 10 person van
Welcome to Lyon
Lyon

We spent this first day in Lyon on a self guided tour of Lyon. There was nothing organized for this event. The city was very crowded and all the shops were closed. There was huge festival going on so the old town was very crowded.

Quality of Experience
This was a self guided tour
Beaujolais Tour & Wine Tasting
Lyon

We enjoyed our guide and this tour. The scenery was amazing. The wine was interesting but the education was better. We enjoyed how the guide provided our first tasting in a picnic environment in the fields looking over the valleys. The only negative is how minimal the wine samples were. We are on a wine tasting tour. Pour larger tastings….

Quality of Experience
We enjoyed our first tasting of wine in a picnic setting over looking the valley. We enjoyed that the guide provided each of us with a delicious croissant in the morning.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Friendly, knowledgable and personable
Transport
An afternoon in Châteauneuf du Pape
Avignon

Our tour guide Remy was very good and we enjoyed this tour. Châteauneuf du Pape is now one of my new favorite wines!!!! I enjoyed the wineries and their wineries. We learned a lot about this region.

Quality of Experience
The wine was excellent.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
We enjoyed Remy as he was very personable.
Transport
Standard 10 person van
Monaco | Monte-Carlo | Eze | La Turbie
France

Our tour guide was probably the worst. He was arrogant and did not talk for the first 30 minutes of the van ride. I almost asked him to pull over so I could get out and call an uber. However, we stuck with it and eventually he started talking…minimally. We enjoyed seeing the sites, although our guide provided the bare minimal information. We never got out of the van at Eze or La Turbie and literally had see them from the side of the road from inside the van. The other passengers did not speak English so not a lot of conversation for 4 hours. We were taken to a perfume factory tour where we spent much too much time and then were given the sales speal to buy perfume. I thought we spent too much time here and it was a tourist trap.

Guides, Drivers and Staff
Driver was very arrogant. Could not wait to get away from him. Sad experience for our last tour, however every other driver was fantastic.
Transport
Stuck in the back of 10 person van with people who did not speak English was not enjoyable.
Half Day on the Coast : Cannes, Antibes, & Saint-Paul de Vence
France

We enjoyed this tour. Our guide provided a tremendous amount of information and talked the entire time about interesting facts during our trip. We enjoyed seeing Cannes and taking pictures (we even snuck into the Channel store across the street briefly). We enjoyed the food market and walking along the water at Antibes, Saint-Paul de Vence was very interesting seeing this Medieval castle.

Quality of Experience
Nice half day tour
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our tour guide was lovely, although sometimes difficult to understand her, but she repeated herself
Transport
Comfortable 10 person van
Latin Quarter Gourmet Tour
Paris

I would not recommend this tour. There was too much walking from shop to shop buying small pieces of food for a lunch later. At one point, I almost left the tour because we just kept window shopping. The guide also was difficult to understand and she was 15 to 20 minutes late. The tour concluded in a small wine tasting bar where the food was served on paper plates with crappy utensils (and we never had any chairs so we walked and stood for 4 hours). The guide was not cognizant about bathrooms or rests and just kept walking expecting everyone to keep up with her and we could not even hear what she was saying (not understand her). We left early and went to lunch.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Walking only
Local specialist: Lucas GEBHARDT
Lucas
Lucas GEBHARDT
Local specialist in Lyon | Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Dear Charles,

Thanks a lot for this amazing review and feedback! which is really special for us. You've been an amazing traveller and it's been a pleasure to discuss with you and build your program from day 1.

We want more traveler like you ! :)

Me and the Mobee team are very happy to read that you had a pleasant stay in France and that everything went as you expected.

We thank you for traveling with Mobee International and look forward to your next custom trip to France or Europe!

Lucas

Joel was outstanding both in helping us plan ...
France | Sep 15 - Oct 16, 2022

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Don J.
La Vergne, TN | Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Joel was outstanding both in helping us plan and all that he planned for us read more

Joel was outstanding both in helping us plan and all that he planned for us

Hotel Reviews
La Cour Sainte Catherine B & B
Honfleur
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Le Castel Guesthouse B & B
Bayeux
Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hôtel de l'Univers
Saint-Malo
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Le Clos de la Commanderie B&B
Amboise

Tebow was an excellent host. The property was a great plac to stay

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Quality Hotel Bordeaux Centre 3*
Bordeaux
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Les Jardins du Porche Apartments
Sarlat-la-Canéda
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel de l'Horloge
Avignon
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hôtel Relais & Châteaux Georges Blanc Parc & Spa
Vonnas
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Cleanliness & Comfort
La Caserne Chanzy Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection
Reims
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Jeanne D'Arc Le Marais
Paris
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
The Pays d'Auge
France
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Guided Tour of Mont Saint Michel (Self Drive)
France
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private tour of Saint-Malo
Saint-Malo
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Half-day private tour Dinan and St-Suliac
Saint-Malo
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Chambord, Chenonceau & Lunch at the Château
France
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Self-guided visit of Le Chateau Clos Lucé
France
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Villandry, l'Islette & Vouvray wine tour - Full Day
France
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Landmarks of Bordeaux
Bordeaux
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Wine in the City (Private Tour)
Bordeaux
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Saint-Emilion Afternoon Wine Tour
France
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Joël Massé
Joël
Joël Massé
Local specialist in Lacenas, near Lyon, France | Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

Hi Don,
Thank you so much for having taken the time to post your review following to your trip in France. It was truly a challenge for us to make this 1 month adventure a full success and I'm glad to see that we have met your expectations. I'm happy to see also that you could attend the cooking class in Dordogne that I had suggested to you. Sara from le Chevrefeuille sent to me a message saying that her team really loved to work with you !
Thanks again for your trust in Kim Kim
Best
Joel

Lise did a wonderful job of creating a Paris ...
France | Oct 11 - Oct 18, 2022

Rhoda
Rhoda M.
Houston, TX | Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Lise did a wonderful job of creating a Paris adventure that has been totally fabulous! Our hotel, LeSix, was perfect in every way - friendly staff, wonderful breakfast, and comfortable room located close to everything we wanted in the 6tharr. Thomas, our pickup & delivery to the airport was polite, friendly and truly an expert driver!

We were more than pleased to discover we had personal tours on four occasions - the Sainte Chapel and Notre Dame (David), the Louvre (Ellen), the Gourmet... read more

Lise did a wonderful job of creating a Paris adventure that has been totally fabulous! Our hotel, LeSix, was perfect in every way - friendly staff, wonderful breakfast, and comfortable room located close to everything we wanted in the 6tharr. Thomas, our pickup & delivery to the airport was polite, friendly and truly an expert driver!

We were more than pleased to discover we had personal tours on four occasions - the Sainte Chapel and Notre Dame (David), the Louvre (Ellen), the Gourmet Food Tour (Barbara) and our drive out to Monet’s home & gardens (Jean) were ALL BEYOND AMAZING. Each and every guide was personable and very knowledgeable.

We actually had a second tour with Ellen, Covered Passages, where there were only four in our group. What made all of these adventures EXTRA SPECIAL is the fact that each tour became totally unique to our expectations. WE LOVED EACH AND EVERY ONE!

Our trip out to Versailles was fun but, quite honestly, after so much individualized attention earlier in the week - we were spoiled and the large weekend crowds were a bit off-putting even though our particular group only had 15. The day was still memorable!

Our culminating adventure was a dinner cruise on the Seine. THIS was the perfect way to wrap up our first trip to Paris. The cruise included a window view, delicious food, a variety of champagne and wines, impeccable service all with lovely tunes provided by talented musicians and a singer. While we did not, dancing was enjoyed by many.

Would we use Kim-Kim services again? ABSOLUTELY, without a doubt. We had never used any such services on our previous travels and I was a bit reluctant to move in this direction of unknown waters (for us) BUT Lise with Kim-Kim did a fabulous job of tending to even the smallest of details, checking in at various points and insuring things were proceeding as planned.

Eight days of great fun - ALL without a hitch, no cancellations, no mix ups, no changes! We had a most memorable FIRST experience in Paris and look forward to making more travel adventures in the future with Kim-Kim assisting. Thank you!

Hotel Review
Hotel Le Six
Paris

Friendly staff, wonderful breakfast spread and comfy, clean room - with easy access to all our activities. THIS was a WIN-WIN on all counts!

Authenticity & Character
CLEAN, friendly & comfy!
Location
Easy access to attractions and a variety of cafes for dining.
Staff
ALWAYS polite, friendly and helpful on all counts!
Cleanliness & Comfort
PERFECTION!
Activity Reviews
Cheese and wine tasting in a Parisian cellar in the Marais
Paris

WOW! We thoroughly enjoyed this activity. Agate (Agatha) did a wonderful job of explaining the variety of cheeses, their regions and processes gif production. She also brought in a wonderful assortment of wines for pairing. Terrific! My hubby actually now enjoys wine a bit more than before.

Quality of Experience
Everything!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Staff was friendly, polite, personable and the drivers all showed a special expertise that helped us arrive SAFELY and on time!
Transport
EXPERT driving skills were quite evident and appreciated!
Latin Quarter Gourmet Tour
Paris

This experience was good and we’d do it again BUT, if done in the future, we’d put a couple days between the wine/cheese pairing with this tour because much of the food tour was focused on wine & cheeses so it pretty much repeated what we had done the night before. We still enjoyed all the knowledge shared by Barbara!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Dinner cruise on the Seine (Privilege Service included)
Paris
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Notre Dame and Sainte Chapelle
Paris

David was a wealth of information. We loved every bit of our time together!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Eiffel Tower Summit Ticket
Paris
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Mysteries of the Louvre
Paris

WOW! Ellen certainly knew the history and made this experience more like a grand story telling session…bringing with it the depths of history. She was very well versed in all the historic details!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
19th Century Covered Passages
Paris

Unique experience with an interesting story behind it!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Half day guided tour of the Palace of Versailles with priority access in a small group (1 to 15 people)
Paris

For a bus trip, this was a good day…well organized and paced.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Dinner show at the Moulin Rouge
Paris

Moulin Rouge is a unique experience but they pack you in like sardines do comfort was NOT a concern to the proprietor - it was tight, stuffy and NOT friendly for an easy exit. Dancers were talented…lighting was quite a glare & somewhat blinding for the audience.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Wait staff was efficient considering their working conditions.
Local specialist: Lise Troulier
Lise
Lise Troulier
Local specialist in Lacenas, near Lyon, France | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2022

Bonjour Rhoda and Merlin,

Thank you so much for having taken the time to write such a detailed and enthusiastic feedback upon your trip in France. I really appreciate ! These comments are very important to us, because they help us to control, maintain, and improve the quality of our services and those of our local partners (your feedback concerning the Moulin Rouge is for example very helpful).

It was a delight to organize your itinerary and It seems as though you made wonderful memories... read more

Bonjour Rhoda and Merlin,

Thank you so much for having taken the time to write such a detailed and enthusiastic feedback upon your trip in France. I really appreciate ! These comments are very important to us, because they help us to control, maintain, and improve the quality of our services and those of our local partners (your feedback concerning the Moulin Rouge is for example very helpful).

It was a delight to organize your itinerary and It seems as though you made wonderful memories here in France! I hope you will come back to see us again. There is so much to see in France.

Thanks again for your trust in Kim Kim and in our team !
All the best
Lise

Occitanie
France | Oct 11 - Oct 18, 2022

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Pam B.
Missoula, MT | Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

We asked for an active trip and our specialist delivered. We had several zoom calls to set up the framework for our trip. She put together exactly what we asked for. We had great hikes and visits to Albi, Carcasonne and Mirapoix with our guide Olivia. Our tasting tour with Jessica was fun and informative and our bike ride around Toulouse was fun. Definitely a great trip. read more

We asked for an active trip and our specialist delivered. We had several zoom calls to set up the framework for our trip. She put together exactly what we asked for. We had great hikes and visits to Albi, Carcasonne and Mirapoix with our guide Olivia. Our tasting tour with Jessica was fun and informative and our bike ride around Toulouse was fun. Definitely a great trip.

Hotel Review
Hôtel Albert 1er
Toulouse
Authenticity & Character
Location
Easy to walk to many areas of Toulouse
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Valentine Julien

Incorporated motorsports interest that I had ...
France | Oct 7 - Oct 16, 2022

Lester
Lester S.
Singapore | Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

Incorporated motorsports interest that I had with a rental car experience + a circuit experience at Paul Ricard.
All places that were mentioned of interest were incorporated into the trip plan. read more

Incorporated motorsports interest that I had with a rental car experience + a circuit experience at Paul Ricard.
All places that were mentioned of interest were incorporated into the trip plan.

Hotel Reviews
Hôtel Lorette - Astotel
75009

Safe, clean, decent breakfast, good location.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Residhome Nice Promenade
Nice

Large space, good location a street away from beach.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Circuit Experience : Ferrari F8 Tributo (6 laps)
Nice

A little short, but good. Was mistaken that it was the big circuit.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Great cars and instructors
Monaco | Monte-Carlo | Eze | La Turbie
France

A little short for time in Monaco.

Local specialist: Lucas GEBHARDT
Lucas
Lucas GEBHARDT
Local specialist in Lyon | Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Hello Lester,

Thank you for your feedback, which is very important to us. We are very happy that you had a pleasant stay in France and that everything went as you expected. We will be sure to let our team know how hard we worked on your project.

We thank you for traveling with Mobee International and look forward to your next custom trip to France or Europe!

Lucas

Superb knowledge, excellent collection of activities and guidance
France | Oct 3 - Oct 12, 2022

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Jodi C.
Mechanicsburg, PA | Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

I typically love to research and plan trips, but I felt overwhelmed with Paris/Burgundy. KimKim connected us with Stephen and Valentine of Objectif France and they were a boon in advising, organizing and setting up our itinerary. This trip had to be post-poned in April 2020 to Oct 2022 due to pandemic. It was worth the wait. We enjoyed Fabio's walking tour of Montemarte, the Eiffel Tower at night, a personal tour of the Louvre (forgot the guide's name but she was very knowledgeable and... read more

I typically love to research and plan trips, but I felt overwhelmed with Paris/Burgundy. KimKim connected us with Stephen and Valentine of Objectif France and they were a boon in advising, organizing and setting up our itinerary. This trip had to be post-poned in April 2020 to Oct 2022 due to pandemic. It was worth the wait. We enjoyed Fabio's walking tour of Montemarte, the Eiffel Tower at night, a personal tour of the Louvre (forgot the guide's name but she was very knowledgeable and allowed us to hit the highlights within 2 hours), a half-day trip to Versaille (Corinne is a great guide), and a splendid trip on train to Beaune (Burgundy) for a wine tour and 2 nights in that old, quaint, country town (Alexi from Safari Tours was a delight and very informative). We have many fond memories thanks to these fine folks.

Hotel Reviews
Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacré-Coeur
PARIS

Rooms are a nice size. Bathrooms include a separate water closet from the shower/sink area. The beds are comfortable. The windows open to a degree which is nice to let a breeze in or the city sounds. The breakfast is terrific, bountiful and tasty. The maid and restaurant staff are amazing and pleasant. Front desk workers were helpful too.

Authenticity & Character
Modern
Location
Close to Montemarte and a lot of restaurants within a few blocks
Staff
restaurant staff are top-notch
Cleanliness & Comfort
maid was super friendly and accommodating
Abbaye De Maizieres
Beaune

WARNING: Before you fall in love with this historic building be warned that there is no way up except for stairs--and they are spiral and somewhat uneven in footing; and there are an additional steep stairway to the loft bedrooms . This old abbey is absolutely gorgeous and rich with history. You will see the proprietors did an amazing job with the conversion--keeping the structure intact and building the rooms/walls around it. There's a quaint courtyard to use for fresh air and a swimming pool. The rooms are clean and the bathroom is modern. The breakfast is delightful and the people are terrific. Aimee at the front desk it superb and was very helpful even when I could not get into my suitacase. I recommend if you are not intimidated by the stairs (think about this because you will want to partake in the wine).

Authenticity & Character
10 stars if I could -- nothing else like it
Location
Easy to walk to everything--restaurants and hospice museum
Staff
10 stars if I could -- just the best
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean and comfortable - above average
Hôtel Jardin de Cluny
Paris

What a cute place with friendly staff, a nice breakfast in a good location. This hotel was recently remodelled and was very nice with a lot of garden-like character. Some of the photos on the website got me scared that it would be too floral but it was tastefully done and the -2 floor where they serve breakfast is very cool--smeared old stone with modern decor. The location is close to a lot on the left bank.

Authenticity & Character
For a city hotel the rooms are spacious and unique
Location
Less than a block from St. Germaine. Walking distance to Notre Dome, Pantheon, shops and restaurants.
Staff
Nice, friendly staff, especially in the restaurant
Cleanliness & Comfort
Top notch! We felt very comfortable.
Local specialist: Valentine Julien

Paris did not Disappoint!
France | Oct 1 - Oct 7, 2022

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Robin M.
Birmingham, MI | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Thank you to Josee (and Joel and Valentine) for the amazing trip to Paris! Josee was very receptive to our wants and responsive to all questions. She was also able to maintain our budget without any sacrifices. The trip went off without a hitch, thanks to Josee and kimkim! read more

Thank you to Josee (and Joel and Valentine) for the amazing trip to Paris! Josee was very receptive to our wants and responsive to all questions. She was also able to maintain our budget without any sacrifices. The trip went off without a hitch, thanks to Josee and kimkim!

Hotel Review
Hotel Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
Paris

Beautiful 4 star hotel very near the Eiffel Tower (some rooms have a view of the Tower). Modern and clean, attentive staff and lovely bar/restaurant. Rooms was not huge, but it was well-appointed (could have used a dresser, but we made do).

Authenticity & Character
It was a modern hotel so not a lot of authenticity
Location
so close to the tower and several cafes.
Staff
receptive and friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
hotel was very clean, but room lacked a dresser or any drawers whatsoever
Activity Reviews
Eiffel Tower Summit Ticket
Paris

I wasn't sure I could stomach going all the way to the summit, but I did and it was lovely. We went at night and the view was incredible. Dress warm!

Skip the line visit of the Louvre with audioguide (tickets only)
Paris

Our timed tickets were for 10:00; I suggest going either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. We didn't really use the audioguide.

Dinner show at the Moulin Rouge
Paris

Fun show, good food, attentive staff

Dinner cruise on the Seine (Privilege Service included)
Paris

Food was excellent, staff was attentive, entertainment was good, view was amazing

Local specialist: Josee Legrand

Our two week trip to Paris, Bayeux, St Remy d...
France | Sep 20 - Oct 3, 2022

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Tom F.
Wadsworth, OH | Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Our two week trip to Paris, Bayeux, St Remy de Provence and Nice France was wonderful thanks to our local specialists Valentine and Sophie. Our trip was delayed 2 years due to covid but was worth the wait. All of our tours and guides were very good and easy to understand. Our D-Day, US beaches tour guide, Lucy was especially good at making us feel what it was like for our soldiers on the beaches.

Overall, everything went very smoothly and according to our very detailed daily agenda. ... read more

Our two week trip to Paris, Bayeux, St Remy de Provence and Nice France was wonderful thanks to our local specialists Valentine and Sophie. Our trip was delayed 2 years due to covid but was worth the wait. All of our tours and guides were very good and easy to understand. Our D-Day, US beaches tour guide, Lucy was especially good at making us feel what it was like for our soldiers on the beaches.

Overall, everything went very smoothly and according to our very detailed daily agenda. There were a few very minor glitches mainly caused by miscommunication. When I contacted Valentine she quickly responded and resolved the issues. The four of us travelling together agreed that Valentine made sure our trip was memorable. We highly recommend Kimkim for their attention to detail and communication with us during our trip when needed.

Local specialist: Valentine Julien

We had a great time. The hotels were great,w...
France | Sep 20 - Oct 3, 2022

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Margaret P.
Kingsport, TN | Reviewed on Oct 04, 2022

We had a great time. The hotels were great,wonderful breakfasts, super tours with warm and informative guides, the drivers were on time and added so much to our knowledge of the different areas we toured. Andy, Margaret Palko read more

We had a great time. The hotels were great,wonderful breakfasts, super tours with warm and informative guides, the drivers were on time and added so much to our knowledge of the different areas we toured. Andy, Margaret Palko

Hotel Review
Hotel Basile
Paris

Wonderful staff and management that made us feel like a part of their family. The breakfast was delicious, the rooms were great, and their advice so helpful.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Full Day Tour of Omaha and Utah Beaches & Normandy Landings Sites
Bayeux
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Versailles Palace and Gardens private tour
France
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Montmartre Local Gastronomy Tour
Paris
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Welcome to Saint Rémy de Provence
Saint Rémy de Provence
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Villages and Markets of the Luberon
France
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Monaco, Eze and La Turbie Tour small group tour
France
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Mont-Saint-Michel Full day Tour
France
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided walking tour in the Old Bayeux
Bayeux
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Eiffel Tower Summit Ticket
Paris
Quality of Experience
Le Louvre Private Tour
Paris
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Valentine Julien

Tour of Normandy, Brittany and the Loire Valley
France | Sep 18 - Oct 2, 2022

Elizabeth
Elizabeth F.
Burlington, VT | Reviewed on Oct 04, 2022

Very positive experience. Glad we stayed in Honfleur. Accommodations were overall very good. One quirky place in St. Malo. The hosts in each place were welcoming.
Several places had very narrow spiral stairs so it wouldn’t fit for those less agile as you needed to carry your own suitcase. Sedric was our guide for Normandy. He was full of knowledge, patient and kind. He kept us on schedule to hear taps at the American cemetery. Visit to the vineyard and wine tasting was delightful. Jean... read more

Very positive experience. Glad we stayed in Honfleur. Accommodations were overall very good. One quirky place in St. Malo. The hosts in each place were welcoming.
Several places had very narrow spiral stairs so it wouldn’t fit for those less agile as you needed to carry your own suitcase. Sedric was our guide for Normandy. He was full of knowledge, patient and kind. He kept us on schedule to hear taps at the American cemetery. Visit to the vineyard and wine tasting was delightful. Jean Pierre was very knowledgeable and outgoing. The Sixt car rental went smoothly and nice driving Peugeot.

Hotel Reviews
Maison Angelus
Saint-Malo

This was the most difficult place we stayed. The husband of Christina’s, Julio, greeted us in his very cluttered entryway with many do nots. With their items on the narrow stairs, managing the suitcases was difficult. Julio would complain we shut the doors too loudly and with his room next to our friends, their “white noise” to sleep led him to lecture us the next t morning that she had used her hairdryer all night. Christina was very friendly. Breakfast was the most modest of any place we stayed. I will say the location was fantastic.

Authenticity & Character
Claustrophobic
Location
Near good restaurants and the beach walk to old town.
Staff
See above
Cleanliness & Comfort
See above
Le Domaine de Bayeux
Bayeux

This was a beautiful place near town but not right in the tourist traffic. The old hotel made for a cozy place for breakfast. We stayed in the newer very modern rooms with porch. Loved it.

Authenticity & Character
See above
Location
Near but not in town.
Staff
All very friendly.
Cleanliness & Comfort
See above
La Villa Garenne
Vannes

Very best breakfast that we had anywhere

Authenticity & Character
Beautiful rooms decorated with themes.
Location
Right on the edge of the old town.
Staff
Very willing to chat with you
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Full-day Tour of D-Day Sites
Bayeux

See my notes at the beginning of this survey

Quality of Experience
See my notes at the beginning of this
Food
Cheeses! Wine and pastries. Prices were very reasonable. !
Transport
Safe driver
Transfer from Paris hotel to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
France

Because our plane to Montreal left was rescheduled to a later time we wanted a later transport to the airport. It took four days, two texts and one phone call to get an answer.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Ambre-Marie Miailhes
Ambre-Marie
Ambre-Marie Miailhes
Local specialist in Marseille | Reviewed on Oct 06, 2022

Bonjour Elizabeth,

I'm glad to read that you had a wonderful experience with your friends in France! It was a pleasure for me to design a personalized 15 days program. We take good care of selecting charming accommodations, passionate guides, and sympathetic partners.

Thank you for your detailed comments, that's very helpful for us!
A bientôt in France!

Ambre-Marie

Barcelona and marseille
France | Sep 13 - Sep 23, 2022

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Suzanne S.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Oct 01, 2022

Audrey and I planned this trip together over a period of a couple of months. She was responsive to my questions and requests in a timely and intelligent manner.
All arrivals and departures were handled with lovely attentive drivers.
We were traveling for 11 days in Barcelona and Marseilles with a 1 day stop in Sete, France.
In Barcelona we went on a tour of Montserrat with Vincent. He was a wonderful tour guide. Friendly , personable attentive, aware of the differences in his group of... read more

Audrey and I planned this trip together over a period of a couple of months. She was responsive to my questions and requests in a timely and intelligent manner.
All arrivals and departures were handled with lovely attentive drivers.
We were traveling for 11 days in Barcelona and Marseilles with a 1 day stop in Sete, France.
In Barcelona we went on a tour of Montserrat with Vincent. He was a wonderful tour guide. Friendly , personable attentive, aware of the differences in his group of people. We had a wonderful day with a group of people from many different places because Vincent made it enjoyable and informative.
In Sete we met Marc for a private food tour. It was one of the highlights of our trip. Marc was knowledgeable, informative and extremely personable.
On the whole this trip worked for two older women exploring 2cities in Europe.
We thank Audrey for assisting us in this adventure.

Local specialist: Audrey Benezech
Audrey
Audrey Benezech
Local specialist in Montpellier | Reviewed on Oct 03, 2022

Dear Suzanne, dear Susin,

It was a great pleasure! I am glad you enjoyed your stopover in Sète. I hope you will come back for new experiences!
Kind regards, Audrey

Paris and Marseille
France | Sep 19 - Sep 25, 2022

Stacey
Stacey W.
Minneapolis, MN | Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Audrey did a phenomenal job planning our week in France. We were concerned that attempting to do Paris and the Provence region would be too ambitious, but it was not! Audrey truly listened to our desires and managed to plan a trip that was the perfect mix of seeing all the major landmarks, to small intimate tours that really captured the culture and flavor of Paris and Marseille. We had plenty of time to sit at cafes sipping some lovely French wine and taking it all in!
Another perk of... read more

Audrey did a phenomenal job planning our week in France. We were concerned that attempting to do Paris and the Provence region would be too ambitious, but it was not! Audrey truly listened to our desires and managed to plan a trip that was the perfect mix of seeing all the major landmarks, to small intimate tours that really captured the culture and flavor of Paris and Marseille. We had plenty of time to sit at cafes sipping some lovely French wine and taking it all in!
Another perk of doing travel this way was having all of our tickets in hand. No waiting to go to the summit of the Eiffel Tower, into the Louvre, or the Palace of Versailles. It was apparent that many spent hours in line at these key sights.
All of our travel guides were timely, professional, fluent in English and SO knowledgeable about the history of the areas we visited. A special thank you to Florence and LuLu who made our time in Marseille so perfect and customized! The food and wines we sampled, along with the breathtaking sights will never be forgotten!

Hotel Reviews
Hôtel Jardin de Cluny
Paris
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites - Marseille Vieux Port
Marseille
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Discovery tour of Paris by vintage 2CV
Paris

Such a fun way to see the major landmarks, however our guide was not fluent in English and struggled to relay much information or history of what we were seeing.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Dinner at the Ciel de Paris restaurant
Paris
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Food
Transport
Seine river cruise
Paris
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Food tour in Montmartre
Paris
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Marseille food tour
Marseille
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cassis & Bandol Rosé Wine Tour
Marseille

Cassis was so charming! We had a wonderful tasting experience at two wineries!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Florence is so knowledgeable about the region.
Transport
Visit of Luberon & the hilltop villages
France

Each village was so unique and so beautiful. We truly felt like we understood how people have lives and worked in these villages for centuries. Amazing experience!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Florence is top notch! She truly got to know us and customized the experience for us!
Transport
Local specialist: Audrey Benezech
Audrey
Audrey Benezech
Local specialist in Montpellier | Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Dear Stacey,
It was a pleasure to organize this stay for you.
I am glad you enjoyed it.
Kind regards,
Audrey

Our experience of using KimKim was excellent ...
France | Sep 10 - Sep 21, 2022

Elizabeth
Elizabeth G.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Our experience of using KimKim was excellent from start to finish. Everything was planned according to what we wanted. There are things that we have learnt from the experience and would ask for differently when we plan a holiday using KimKim again (which will most definitely do).
Thomas was always on hand and responded positively.
Le Clos des Pommiers Guest House - this was a beautiful guest house and ideal for our first night's stay. Although the hosts spoke little English they were... read more

Our experience of using KimKim was excellent from start to finish. Everything was planned according to what we wanted. There are things that we have learnt from the experience and would ask for differently when we plan a holiday using KimKim again (which will most definitely do).
Thomas was always on hand and responded positively.
Le Clos des Pommiers Guest House - this was a beautiful guest house and ideal for our first night's stay. Although the hosts spoke little English they were extremely welcoming and went out of their way to secure us a reservation for dinner.
Hotel Le Relais Saint Michel - although not the best hotel we can understand why it was chosen with its vicinity to Mont Saint Michel. Mont Saint Michel was certainly an experience not to be missed, if a bit touristy! The guided tour with Samuel was informative and he was extremely knowledgeable about the area. (It would have been useful to know that you needed a pin number to gain access to the hotel).
Hotel Le Sozo - this was a quirky hotel close to the centre of Nantes, which was a lovely town.
Hotel Anne d'Anjou - this was a lovely hotel in an excellent location. Saumur was an interesting town. The tour of the vineyards with Amelie was fascinating and it was definitely worth doing.
Le Folie Saint Julien Guest House - this was a lovely guest house and the hosts were welcoming, although the location was not ideal as going anywhere involved driving. The tour of the vineyards was not as interesting as the previous one, it felt more like an opportunity for selling wine.
Chateau Tour - this was one of the highlights of our tour. The tour guide Nicolas really made the tour come alive, he was one of the best tour guides I have ever come across.
Hotel Le Pommerais - this was the least favourite of our stays. The hotel wasn't great and nowhere near anywhere to either eat or have a stroll. Although the Le Folie Saint Julien wasn't in the best location, the charm of the accommodation made it worth it, Le Pommerais didn't have this. Also we visited Le Mans on a Monday and virtually everything was shut (not KimKim's fault as this is typical of French regional towns).
Grand Hotel Luxembourg - a great hotel in a perfect location. The tour of the Omaha Beach was inspirational, our only criticism was that it was geared towards Americans, but nonetheless we certainly learned a lot.
Overall this was an experience not to missed, ,the travel plan met what we had asked for (which was sketchy). In the future we will know to be more specific about our requirements.

Activity Review
Loire Valley: Châteaus de Chambord & Chenonceau
Amboise

The was the highlight of our tour of the Loire Valley. Our guide Nicolas really made the tour come alive. He was the best tour guide we have ever had the pleasure of meeting.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Enthusiasm and knowledge of his subject
Transport
Local specialist: Thomas Heitzmann

Wonderful trip to France and Basque country
France | Sep 18 - Sep 25, 2022

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Lisa C.
Purcellville, VA | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Josee and Joel were incredibly helpful and organized. They always responded promptly when I had a question. I was very happy with the service and their recommendations. I would definitely use their service again in the future. read more

Josee and Joel were incredibly helpful and organized. They always responded promptly when I had a question. I was very happy with the service and their recommendations. I would definitely use their service again in the future.

Activity Reviews
Private Tour in the Medoc Wine Region
France

Excellent tour with A very knowledgeable guide. All of the Chateaux we visited were top notch.

Quality of Experience
Great choices of Chateaux
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our tour guide Bogdan was amazing!
Transport
Landmarks of Bordeaux
Bordeaux

Very nice tour of the landmarks of Bordeaux. Tour guide was knowledgeable abd friendly.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Wine Tour in Saint-Emilion
France

Lovely choices of Chateaux- tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, and flexible.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Laura was great!
Transport
Local specialist: Josee Legrand
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Josee Legrand
Local specialist in Lacenas | Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Bonjour Lisa!
What beautiful pictures! I relly appreciate you sending them! It seems as though you made wonderful memories here in France!
It was a delight to organize your itinerary and I hope you will come back to see us again. You still have the Beaujolais region to see :-) Merci for your feedback on the organization of your trip. Your comments are very important to us as they help to control, maintain, and improve the quality of our services and those of our local partners.
Thanks again for your trust in Kim Kim and in our team !
Josée

We loved this trip. The planning was excelle...
France | Sep 2 - Sep 11, 2022

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Margaret A. S.
Hershey, PA | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

We loved this trip. The planning was excellent. We got to stay in places and do things we never could have done on our own. Our guides Julian , Gilles, Sophie and Claire were fun and very knowledgeable about the places and food. We only experienced one problem on our trip. The driver to take us from Lyon to the train didn’t show and we weren’t able to contact Valentine for assistance. We did appreciate the refund we received We would recommend kimkim to everyone. read more

We loved this trip. The planning was excellent. We got to stay in places and do things we never could have done on our own. Our guides Julian , Gilles, Sophie and Claire were fun and very knowledgeable about the places and food. We only experienced one problem on our trip. The driver to take us from Lyon to the train didn’t show and we weren’t able to contact Valentine for assistance. We did appreciate the refund we received We would recommend kimkim to everyone.

Hotel Reviews
La Ferme des Bélugues
Le Barroux
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Spencer and Karen are wonderful hosts. The location is something we didn’t expect and loved
Hôtel du Soleil & Spa 3*
St.-Remy-de-Provence

Great location We we’re able to access Aix, Avignon easily Staff very friendly and helpful Pool was great Breakfast delicious Rooms and bathrooms are a bit small and no elevators

Authenticity & Character
Location
St Remy Close to town Market on Wednesday is a must do
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Fourvière Hôtel Lyon
Lyon
Authenticity & Character
Historic building
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Valentine Julien

A reassuringly smooth mother-daughter trip to France. ...
France | Sep 10 - Sep 18, 2022

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Andi G.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

I have so many great adjectives that I could use to describe this phenomenal trip. But smooth is probably the best one. Everything went smoothly; like clockwork. Every driver was prompt and on time to take us to our activities and to airports and train stations. Every guide that we had for our tours was amazing. Our bike tour with Marie was our favorite. It was a Marseille. The Full day tour of Nice with Hedgewig was also interesting and beautiful. . It was just so reassuring to know that all... read more

I have so many great adjectives that I could use to describe this phenomenal trip. But smooth is probably the best one. Everything went smoothly; like clockwork. Every driver was prompt and on time to take us to our activities and to airports and train stations. Every guide that we had for our tours was amazing. Our bike tour with Marie was our favorite. It was a Marseille. The Full day tour of Nice with Hedgewig was also interesting and beautiful. . It was just so reassuring to know that all of the details had been taken care of before our arrival in a foreign country. It was just a mother-daughter trip to a part of Europe that neither were familiar with. We felt safe knowing that all of our lodging, tours, transportation, and travel was taken care of in advance. Kim Kim is the only way to go when booking trips!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Les Bords de Mer
Marseille

This hotel is iconic and absolutely breathtaking. The view was pristine. We were right on the water! You can’t get a better location for a beach vacation. The hotel staff went way above and beyond to communicate with us in English and to accommodate our every need. The Buffet breakfast each morning was superior and such a nice way to start each day. We would definitely stay in this hotel again.

Authenticity & Character
Very cool and historic iconic hotel. Lots of history there.
Location
This hotel was right on the ocean! I mean right on the ocean. Plus, it was far enough away from the busy port hub to be removed and quiet. But easily within walking distance of many great Marseilles locations.
Staff
The staff went way above and beyond to make us comfortable. They were so kind and patient with us and our poor French language skills.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Housekeeping kept the rooms absolutely immaculate. They were prompt and discreet. The air conditioning worked amazingly well! We were so comfortable. The beds were comfortable.
4* Hotel West End
Nice

This is an old hotel. Therefore, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi will be an issue. If you don’t care about that, this historic hotel is super cool and in a great location.

Authenticity & Character
Historic and iconic.
Location
Right on the promenade. Right on the water.
Staff
The staff went above and beyond to make us comfortable. We had to make a room switch in the middle of our stay. They made that happen in a smooth manner.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Air conditioning was a bust. That was kind of hard. Wi-Fi was also a bust. That was kind of hard. And the blow dryers were very unexpected. Like old 60s style with a hose hook to the wall and everything. Kind of a good history lesson I guess.
Activity Review
EBike Food Tour in Marseille
France

We loved this ebike tour. Our guide, Marie, was so authentic and informative. I loved her pride and enthusiasm about her beloved Marseille. She gave us so many great tips. She was patient with us in the beginning, as we were uncertain and inexperienced on E bikes. She was such a kind person and really connected with us on a personal level. She’s highly recommended!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Isabelle Voute

Gorgeous trip to Paris + South of France
France | Sep 10 - Sep 17, 2022

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AARON M.
Golden, CO | Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Valentine did a great job in communicating with us in the mornings (as she is based in France). She picked beautiful boutique hotels with delicious breakfasts. We were very happy with her recommendations for tours and events to make our first visit to France incredibly memorable.

While in France, we felt like we were supported and in good hands if anything went awry (CDG strikes)

Lessons Learned:
- Pick half day excursions if you like to explore on your own. Full day tours are... read more

Valentine did a great job in communicating with us in the mornings (as she is based in France). She picked beautiful boutique hotels with delicious breakfasts. We were very happy with her recommendations for tours and events to make our first visit to France incredibly memorable.

While in France, we felt like we were supported and in good hands if anything went awry (CDG strikes)

Lessons Learned:
- Pick half day excursions if you like to explore on your own. Full day tours are fantastic but although they don't last 12 hours it will fill up your day.

Hotel Reviews
Hôtel Lorette - Astotel
75009

Clean rooms but shows its age. Floors are loud and shower is not setup for 2m tall Americans. Breakfast was delicious and front-desk service was incredibly helpful!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
La Villa Victor Hugo 3*
Nice

Updated rooms in great area of town. 0.4 miles to beach and 0.2 miles from the shopping/restaurant district. Number of michelin rated restaurants share the building with the hotel.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel CitizenM CDG
Roissy

Close proximity to airport! Decent food. Service top-notch.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Montmartre Local Gastronomy Tour
Paris

Amazing food tour. History and patisserie cannot be beat.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Valentine Julien

Our trip to the Provence area was planned pre...
France | Sep 2 - Sep 11, 2022

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Deborah S.
Lancaster, PA | Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Our trip to the Provence area was planned pre-pandemic. Kim Kim worked with us to plan and
delay the trip until September 2022. Initially Stephen was our planner, but Valentine ultimately was our planner for this past year. We liked the detailed itinerary and especially appreciated the variety of experiences we requested : historical visits, art experiences, with a blending of market and food experiences. The balance of busy days with free time worked well for us, as we could be... read more

Our trip to the Provence area was planned pre-pandemic. Kim Kim worked with us to plan and
delay the trip until September 2022. Initially Stephen was our planner, but Valentine ultimately was our planner for this past year. We liked the detailed itinerary and especially appreciated the variety of experiences we requested : historical visits, art experiences, with a blending of market and food experiences. The balance of busy days with free time worked well for us, as we could be spontaneous too. We will always appreciate our guides - Julian, Sophie, Gilles and Clare! They were very prompt and patient with our questions! All of them took us to markets and explained the various foods to us as we sampled the best of Provence! A real special experience was going to Gilles' lovely home to cook a fantastic meal and of course, enjoy eating together. Our accommodations were excellent and we felt at home especially in St Remy and Ferme de Belugues! Our hosts, Spencer and Karen were the best!

Hotel Reviews
La Ferme des Bélugues
Le Barroux

We had the pleasure of staying at this restored farmhouse! Karen and Spencer greeted us and gave us a tour of the lovely B& B! Our stay of two nights was idyllic and we could have stayed longer! The rooms were cozy and comfortable - spacious as well. There is a dedicated living area for guests with beer and wine available to purchase. Every question was answered in their lovely British accents. Breakfasts were customized to order and were delicious. The pool area was first class lovely! The hotel is in a quaint setting on a road that also may host the Tour de France in certain years. Many bicyclists rode by enjoying the hills and valleys!

Authenticity & Character
The B& B was an actual farmhouse that has been updated!
Location
A quiet setting in a picturesque area!
Staff
Karen and Spencer were the best!!!!!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Totally clean and pure comfort in all areas!
Hôtel du Soleil & Spa 3*
St.-Remy-de-Provence

We were able to stay at this hotel right in the heart of St Remy de Provence for five beautiful days! We could walk to town and also to the Van Gogh walk exhibit - the location was perfect for our needs! Our room was small but very comfortable with a large tiled shower! The pool area was so convenient and we found time to relax there most days. The gracious concierge, Doris, answered our many questions! The breakfast area was outstanding with an array of items that varied and could only be described as fabulous!

Authenticity & Character
Charming all around!
Location
In the heart of St Remy!
Staff
Totally helpful and accommodating!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean towels and room are important!
Activity Reviews
A Taste of Avignon
Avignon

Julian took us on a tour of Avignon market with too many tastings to remember!! He was witty and full of energy as he explained each food item to us. At the end, we had a lovely picnic in a food market with an array of food and wine that was delicious!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Julian was excellent!
Cooking class, Provencal lunch and local market tour in Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence

This experience included a visit to a winery and a wonderful cooking class with Gilles! He was very attentive and focused on the tour of the market and going to his home to cook was a highlight of our trip! He kept us busy with food preparation and the results were well worth it!

Quality of Experience
Everything
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Already said that Gilles was the guide and driver - super person all around!
Transport
The tour was excellent! But finding a place to park was a challenge!
Food & Market Tour in Saint Rémy de Provence
Saint Rémy de Provence

Sophie was prompt and took us all around the town market! It could have been confusing because there were so many vendors - but she took us to the heart of the market. The clothing and variety of items were truly off the charts!

Quality of Experience
This market was unique and all over town - therefore Sophie helped us navigate!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Sophie was patient and excellent - took time to answer questions!
Transport
She drove us to town and was most gracious!
Art and Architecture tour in Chic Vineyard
Aix-en-Provence

This experience was a surprise! We expected to see a vineyard, of course - and that was lovely! The fields were lush with grapes and our tasting at the end was pure joy! The combination of art and architetcure tour was off the charts gorgeous! Chateau la Coste was full of surprises as the tour went into the mountainside and back to the winery.

Quality of Experience
The setting and the many works of art!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Very helpful
Lyon Food Tour: Halles Paul Bocuse & Old Town
Lyon

Our guide, Clare, made this experience a treasure! She was full of energy and information that she shared in a fun and meaningful manner! We toured the market area of Old Town and loved how Clare made everything fun. Our final experience at the Halles Paul Bocuse was delightful and could have been boring without Clare!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Clare made it a super experience! She gave us an appreciation of Lyon and its' history!
Local specialist: Valentine Julien

Loved it!
France | Sep 7 - Sep 17, 2022

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Megan T.
Salt Lake City, UT | Reviewed on Sep 18, 2022

Loved the citi d we visited and all of the tours that were set up. Only thing not great was the dinner pre arranged in Lyon..bad good and not great service. Besides that everything else was awesome!!

Would highly recommend to others

Local specialist: Ode Ledet

Great Trip - Wish It Had Been Longer!We landed at CDG and were met by our driver a...
France | Sep 1 - Sep 10, 2022

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Nancy B.
Petoskey, MI | Reviewed on Sep 17, 2022

We landed at CDG and were met by our driver and taken to our first hotel. Having a driver lined up takes so much stress off the end of a long flight/ beginning of the vacation!
After an initial day free, we jumped into our first organized event, an e-bike tour called Paris Charms and Secrets. Tour guide Pierre was part artist, part historian and part actor - animated, passionate and interesting! From Paris we headed south on the train for Lyon, a city we loved and want to return to. A... read more

We landed at CDG and were met by our driver and taken to our first hotel. Having a driver lined up takes so much stress off the end of a long flight/ beginning of the vacation!
After an initial day free, we jumped into our first organized event, an e-bike tour called Paris Charms and Secrets. Tour guide Pierre was part artist, part historian and part actor - animated, passionate and interesting! From Paris we headed south on the train for Lyon, a city we loved and want to return to. A highlight of our stay there was the Lyon Traditional Food Tour with guide Semaan that was a foodie’s delight, but also a history lesson and walking tour of old Lyon rolled into one.
From Lyon we headed to Marsaille, again by train, and and a memorable Cassis and Bandol Wine tour. Our guide, Eric, was extremely knowledgeable and personable. We learned so much about wine and winemaking, met the families who owned the 3 vineyards we visited and heard the history of their operations. The countryside was exquisitely beautiful! We had a delicious lunch at a port side restaurant in Cassis, then rode to the top of a National (?) park that overlooked Marsaille. Amazing.
Our tours were all either private (just the two of us) or 8 or less. Perfect for getting around easily and for being able to ask questions and have the attention of the guide.
Our trip included transportation to and from CDG and train tickets for the inner France travel. With this arrangement we would advise making sure you know which train station you need to show up at (many cities have more than one) and (especially in Paris) where you need to be standing to board the train - they are very long and crowded trains and the stops are short: there isn’t time to figure anything out last minute.
Another consideration is transportation to/from train stations and to tours. Cabs are expensive and can add a considerable amount to your trip. The metro systems take a little time to figure out, but are a great way to go if your destination is too far to walk.
We chose to stay at smaller, boutique hotels and they were more than adequate.
Our trip was an abbreviated version of a longer trip planned and postponed due to the Covid pandemic. If we had it to do again, we would not try to pack visits to so many cities into 7 days.
We highly recommend KimKim if you want a tour, but not the “30-people wearing green scarves- following a flag” variety.

Local specialist: Simon Hardy
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Simon Hardy
Local specialist in Marseille, France | Reviewed on Nov 09, 2022

Bonjour Nancy,
Thank you very much for your feedback and detailed suggestions. I am so glad we could finally set your trip to France after your first travel request in 2019 and so many uncertainties during this period!
It is important to us to get some comments on each tour and especially from our local guides in Paris, Lyon and Marseille/Cassis. FYI The Calanques is indeed a national park (born in 2012).
Your review will be helpful for future travelers coming to France too!
All my best, à bientôt!
Simon

Honeymoon Bliss in France
France | Sep 2 - Sep 8, 2022

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Samantha A.
Berkley, MI | Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

We had an incredible honeymoon, due largely to the expert planning and guidance of Valentine. I am an avid traveler and enjoy putting together adventurous itineraries. However, for this once-in-a-lifetime international endeavor, we're very happy we elicited the assistance of KimKim and local expert Valentine. We appreciated the attention to detail, prompt responses, and personalized experience. Over 7 total days, we spent 2 in Paris, took a train to Reims and spent 1 night, transferred back... read more

We had an incredible honeymoon, due largely to the expert planning and guidance of Valentine. I am an avid traveler and enjoy putting together adventurous itineraries. However, for this once-in-a-lifetime international endeavor, we're very happy we elicited the assistance of KimKim and local expert Valentine. We appreciated the attention to detail, prompt responses, and personalized experience. Over 7 total days, we spent 2 in Paris, took a train to Reims and spent 1 night, transferred back to CDG to hop down to Nice, and spent 2 days touring Cannes and Monaco. We stayed a bit off the beaten path on the Cote d'Azur in Theoule-sur-Mer which was absolutely beautiful, but you had to pay a hefty price to Uber back down to town. It was peaceful, the infinity pool was nearly private, and the hotel was home to a Michelin star restaurant - so it was wonderful for our honeymoon! Our favorite excursions were the bicycle tour in France, the Champagne tour, tasting, lunch, experience in Reims, and guided history tours of Cannes, Antibes, St Paul de Vance, and Monaco. 2 recommendations: First, we booked our own hotel in the 16th in Paris with Hilton points (free!) with a rooftop view of the Eiffel Tower. The general location was perfect for walking to everything. Second, we asked to leave one afternoon completely free of excursions to relax and enjoy each other's time. This turned out to be some of our best memories. Valentine did an exceptional job of listening to our wishes for the other hotel must-haves (balcony and view) and that really helped make the trip and experience feel very special. Of course, not everything always goes according to plan. Valentine provided us with both daytime and off-hours numbers, and we did utilize the off-hours number when our driver forgot to meet us at the train station. We got hold of someone right away and the issue was resolved promptly. Valentine also checked in with me later that day to make sure we were completely satisfied and enjoying our time. Overall, my new husband and I would definitely recommend KimKim and Valentine (local tour expert for France!) if you want help planning a special international vacation. Merci beaucoup Valentine!

Hotel Reviews
La Caserne Chanzy Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection
Reims
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hôtel Tiara Yaktsa 5* - Relais & Chateaux
Théoule-sur-Mer
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Skip the line visit of the Louvre with audioguide (tickets only)
Paris
Quality of Experience
Hidden Paris Bicycle Tour
Paris

Aaron from Ireland was our guide and he was outstanding!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Half day guided tour of the Palace of Versailles with priority access in a small group (1 to 15 people)
Paris
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Short day Family Growers & Lunch
Reims

Perrine was an absolute gem and incredibly knowledgeable. She's amazing and made the experience wonderful! Also, lunch was surprisingly comprehensive and delicious! Basically one of the best days ever.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Free time in Reims
Reims
Cannes, Antibes and St Paul de Vence 1/2 day Small Group Tour
France
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
A day in Monaco
France
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Valentine Julien
Valentine
Valentine Julien
Local specialist in France | Reviewed on Oct 15, 2022

Bonjour Samantha,
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It was a real pleasure to organize your once a life time honeymoon trip! Hope you came back home with a lot of memories.
I wish you a healthy and lovely end of the year. See you soon in France,
Best,
Valentine

A really enjoyable and memorable Tour du Mont Blanc
France | Aug 31 - Sep 7, 2022

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Pia L.
Berkeley, CA | Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

The Tour de Mont Blanc trip we just returned from was really enjoyable.
Julien, who helped us plan the trip was great. Unfortunately he was not available when we replanned the tour after Covid. Julie who took over was initially not on top of the details, like who paid for airport pickups, what hotels we preferred and hiking pole loans. After some emailing back and forth we reached some agreements.
After we arrived in Chamonix Julie and Allibert Trekking responded immediately when we needed... read more

The Tour de Mont Blanc trip we just returned from was really enjoyable.
Julien, who helped us plan the trip was great. Unfortunately he was not available when we replanned the tour after Covid. Julie who took over was initially not on top of the details, like who paid for airport pickups, what hotels we preferred and hiking pole loans. After some emailing back and forth we reached some agreements.
After we arrived in Chamonix Julie and Allibert Trekking responded immediately when we needed assistance. There was a mix up with a hotel reservation. They immediately found another better hotel and sent a Taxi for the transport. One of the hotels was an old **( it was clean and functional)
Some of the hotels were better than we expected. So overall we were satisfied. The MonRoadBook app. was great. We also got lots of written information from them.

Local specialist: Julien Hunerfurst

Memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience
France | Aug 28 - Sep 6, 2022

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Mary M.
Buckhall, VA | Reviewed on Sep 08, 2022

Our trip to the south of France would not have been nearly as memorable, exciting, and stress-free had it not been for our local specialist, Lucie. During the planning process, Lucie was attentive to our desires, patient with our questions, and worked diligently to create a trip that was perfect for us. When we were in France, she was very communicative and helpful. She saved the day for us twice - once when we were late for a tour and again when we had a snafu with a hotel. There were many... read more

Our trip to the south of France would not have been nearly as memorable, exciting, and stress-free had it not been for our local specialist, Lucie. During the planning process, Lucie was attentive to our desires, patient with our questions, and worked diligently to create a trip that was perfect for us. When we were in France, she was very communicative and helpful. She saved the day for us twice - once when we were late for a tour and again when we had a snafu with a hotel. There were many things that she planned for us that we would not have discovered ourselves - via ferrata in Verdon Canyon, a bike trip to one of the region's oldest wineries, and more. We are so grateful to her for creating this experience for us and have already highly recommended her services to friends.

Hotel Reviews
La Villa Victor Hugo 3*
Nice

This was a very nice, comfortable hotel in a great area of Nice. Our room was small, but comfortable and well equipped with a very comfortable bed. We loved the small touches, from the toiletries to the fridge in the room. The balcony overlooking the street was also lovely. We would stay here again if we found ourselves in Nice.

Authenticity & Character
It was a very basic hotel, character-wise. Not a lot of personality.
Location
Very walkable to notable places in the city.
Staff
All staff were very friendly and helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
VERY comfortable bed.
La Bastide De Tourtour & Spa Hôtel
Tourtour

This hotel was nothing short of spectacular. We stayed in one of the premier suites overlooking the mountains and it was absolutely worth the extra expense. I could not get enough of the view! The bed was very comfortable and the staff was excellent. We did not get a chance to have dinner in the restaurant, but really enjoyed our breakfasts. The pool was such a treat after a long day hiking through Verdon. The hotel is a short walk from the town, where there were many lovely little restaurants. It was a beautiful stay!

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Boutique Hotel Cezanne
Aix-en-Provence

This was a lovely little hotel, well located in Aix. Our room was a little dated, but quite comfortable. We enjoyed the breakfasts on the hotel's patio and appreciated the access to private parking. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. A great place to stay while in Aix!

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Activity Reviews
E-bike tour in Nice's seven hills, with wine tasting
Nice

This was our favorite experience of the whole trip! Our tour guide, Juan, was very welcoming and warm. We greatly enjoyed the ride up the hills and felt very safe with Juan's direction. The winery was absolutely lovely - we loved learning from the winemaker and experiencing the tasting with him! Finally, the picnic with our group was great fun. I only wish we had bought another bottle of wine. This was an incredible experience in Nice! Highly recommend.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Half-day excursion to Cannes, Antibes and Saint-Paul-de-Vence
Nice

This tour was just okay. I believe that our guide was knowledgeable, but it was difficult to hear her commentary in the van with others talking. Also, since we were visiting 3 towns in only 4.5 hours, we really only had 30 minutes to explore each area. The time management seemed to be an issue through the entire experience. Our guide did a nice job, but we would probably skip this tour next time.

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Via Cordata in the Verdon Canyon
France

An absolutely incredible experience! One of our favorite things from our trip. This experience was challenging in the most fun way - we climbed, hiked, and swung from ropes in one of the most awe-inspiring places in the world. Our guide, Julien, was very fun and made us feel comfortable and safe. We were also very grateful to the team for waiting for us when we were running late. The flexibility was deeply appreciated. If you're on the fence about doing it - GO FOR IT!!! We absolutely loved it.

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Visit of Château La Coste, wine cellar and wine tasting
Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade

We enjoyed the wine tasting experience at Chateau La Coste. I have been to many small wineries, but have never seen a facility with such a high level of production. It was interesting to learn about their process.

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Market visit and Provençal Cooking Class in Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence

This class is one of my favorite things that we did on our entire trip. Mathilde was so knowledgeable about the city's history and culinary culture. We loved learning about the local markets and tricks for knowing the best places to shop for ingredients. After tasting some delicious produce, cheese, and meat at the markets, we headed to her kitchen where we made the most delicious lunch! Our instruction was helpful and the dishes will be easy to recreate at home - we really appreciated the recipe print outs! This was an excellent experience.

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Food
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Local specialist: Lucie Rousseau
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Lucie Rousseau
Local specialist in Montpellier | Reviewed on Sep 09, 2022

Thank you so much Mary for your kind review. It was a real pleasure to organise this trip for you and I am very happy that you had a good time in France.

Adventures in France
France | Aug 7 - Aug 25, 2022

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Emma W.
Canada | Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Overall the trip was memorable and fun. We had many adventures thanks to Valentine, many we planned and many we did not. What was not planned we worked through. We made memories to last a lifetime. read more

Overall the trip was memorable and fun. We had many adventures thanks to Valentine, many we planned and many we did not. What was not planned we worked through. We made memories to last a lifetime.

Hotel Reviews
Roi de Sicile Rivoli
Paris

Great location in central Paris. Located in a pedestrian neighbourhood, lively during the day yet quiet at night.

Authenticity & Character
Spacious rooms. Great speak easy.
Location
Walkable to some sites and a short subway ride from others.
Staff
Helpful and courteous.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Cleanliness and sofa bed was comfortable for a sofa bed.
Hôtel Tardif - Noble Guesthouse
Bayeux

Adored the facility and location. Detested the owners, in particular one who was extremely accusatory and aggressive over a misunderstanding that caused my son to cry.

Authenticity & Character
Courtyard in front, garden in back, and the swimming pool.
Location
Not on the Main Street.
Staff
Friendliness, being more welcoming, and relaxed.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Palais Saleya Boutique Hôtel
Nice

Great location in the old city.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Close to the beach and many restaurants.
Staff
Welcoming and helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Pullman Paris Roissy Cdg Airport
Roissy-en-France
Authenticity & Character
Location
5 minute train ride to airport or train station.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Résidence Nell Paris
Paris

Overall an enjoyable hotel.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Vibrant during the day, loud at night.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Mysteries of the Louvre
Paris

Great guide. Struggled with the theme.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Seine Cruise with Commentary
Paris
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Notre Dame and Sainte Chapelle
Paris

Fell in love with French gothic architecture.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Montmartre Local Gastronomy Tour
Paris
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Guided walking tour in the Old Bayeux
Bayeux
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
D Day beaches - Canadian sector full day tour
France

A very memorable day.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
We adored Rose. She brought the trip to the next level.
Transport
Local specialist: Valentine Julien
Valentine
Valentine Julien
Local specialist in France | Reviewed on Oct 15, 2022

Bonjour Emma
Merci beaucoup for your feedback.
I wish you a healthy and lovely end of the year to you and your children, and à bientôt for a new adventure in France!
Best,
Valentine

An amazing 12 days in France (family of 4)
France | Aug 8 - Aug 19, 2022

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Dawn B.
Belmont, CA | Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

We really enjoyed our experience planning our trip with KimKim and our rep Simon. We were thrilled with the collaboration to set up the trip and how Simon accomodated our requests and questions especially as it related to suitability for our children. It wasn’t a one time correspondence, but a good back and forth of ideas, suggestions and then a final plan.

Once we arrived it was such a breeze. Everything happened as it should and made our trip so enjoyable. Standout tours were Cedric... read more

We really enjoyed our experience planning our trip with KimKim and our rep Simon. We were thrilled with the collaboration to set up the trip and how Simon accomodated our requests and questions especially as it related to suitability for our children. It wasn’t a one time correspondence, but a good back and forth of ideas, suggestions and then a final plan.

Once we arrived it was such a breeze. Everything happened as it should and made our trip so enjoyable. Standout tours were Cedric with Normandy Excursions (he was really amazing keeping our children's attention!), Manuel at the Eiffel Tower, chocolate and pastry tours of Le Marias and Loire Valley wine.

We have already recommended kimkim to friends and will certainly use them again.

Hotel Review
Hotel Sainte-Beuve
Paris

Wonderful hotel, great location and amazing staff. We had a lovely experience at this hotel for our family of 4. The breakfast was phenomenal.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Easy access to multiple metro lines and the neighborhood itself is wonderful to explore and relax in.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Simon Hardy
Simon
Simon Hardy
Local specialist in Marseille, France | Reviewed on Nov 09, 2022

Bonjour Dawn and Brian,
Thank you so much for your review
It is so important to us to get some comments on each tour and especially from our local guides. Cedric is our trustful guide in Normandy, and we are happy to read that he adapted the tour to your family!
See you soon in another region of France!
Regards,
Simon

We had a wonderful trip to Toulouse and Carcassonne, planned by Valentine...
France | Aug 1 - Aug 8, 2022

Greta
Greta W.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

We had a wonderful trip, planned by Valentine. The service we received during the trip was superb, and very much appreciated. Our transfers were made on time and with good communication with us. The major contributor to the success of our trip was our wonderful guide, Olivia. Olivia was exceedingly helpful, gracious, flexible and knowledgeable. The heat this summer was an impediment; it was too hot to comfortably or safely do all that was planned. Olivia adapted. Our gite, with a view... read more

We had a wonderful trip, planned by Valentine. The service we received during the trip was superb, and very much appreciated. Our transfers were made on time and with good communication with us. The major contributor to the success of our trip was our wonderful guide, Olivia. Olivia was exceedingly helpful, gracious, flexible and knowledgeable. The heat this summer was an impediment; it was too hot to comfortably or safely do all that was planned. Olivia adapted. Our gite, with a view of Carcassonne was memorable, our unplanned tour of a Baroque church organ was a delight and a surprise, Mirepoix was charming, and the market in Toulouse was both beautiful and appetite satisfying. We were fortunate to have a wonderful cassoulet lunch in a beautiful garden, planned by Olivia. We all have many happy memories. Thank you.

Hotel Reviews
La Tour Pinte
CARCASSONNE

What a great spot. Pierre’s place is comfortable and superbly located.

Authenticity & Character
THE VIEW, the neighborhood
Location
Staff
Pierre was helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
AIR CONDITIONING!
Villa du Taur
Toulouse
Authenticity & Character
Loved the protected courtyard
Location
Staff
The staff was informed and helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean and welcoming
Activity Reviews
Toulouse Bike Tour
Toulouse

It was a great way to unwind from international travel.

Day tour to Medieval Villages : Albi & Cordes sur Ciel
Toulouse
Food Tour in the Belly of Toulouse
Toulouse

Fun, informative and tasty!

Local specialist: Valentine Julien
Valentine
Valentine Julien
Local specialist in France | Reviewed on Sep 01, 2022

Bonjour Greta,
Thank you so much for your review
It is so important to us to get some comments on each tours and especially our local guides. Olivia is our trustful guide in Occitania, and we are happy to read that she adapted the tours because of the heat and offered you some memorable surprises!
See you soon in an other region of France!
Regards,
Valentine

Hagemann Family Trip to France
France | Jul 25 - Aug 3, 2022

Barbara
Barbara H.
Batavia, IL | Reviewed on Aug 08, 2022

Honestly can't say enough about using your services for this family trip! The tour guides were all amazing and so knowledgeable - Fabio in Paris, Ange for Versaille and Giverny, Francis for D-day trip, Auralee for Mont St. Michel, and Marion for Chambord and Chenonceau. Each one added an extra stop which was above and beyond. My husband had a knee injury prior to us going and all helped us get him around and made the trip possible with him needing a cane and knee brace.
Having the limos and... read more

Honestly can't say enough about using your services for this family trip! The tour guides were all amazing and so knowledgeable - Fabio in Paris, Ange for Versaille and Giverny, Francis for D-day trip, Auralee for Mont St. Michel, and Marion for Chambord and Chenonceau. Each one added an extra stop which was above and beyond. My husband had a knee injury prior to us going and all helped us get him around and made the trip possible with him needing a cane and knee brace.
Having the limos and taxis all on the spot to get us from trains and planes made the whole trip with 5 people so easy. We had a small glitch when returning to Paris meeting our limo but we communicated by phone and with the help of someone who spoke English and french. Right away someone from kim kim contacted me to make sure we had connected with our driver. Perhaps more specific meeting location at the train station could help.
The hotels selected were all wonderful, historic and comfortable. And the sweets left for us upon our return to Paris was a nice touch. The hotel staff was so excited to let us know we had something special waiting in our room.
I have been recommending your services to anyone I tell about the trip. When we plan another trip, I will definitely look to see if our destination is one that your services are available.

Local specialist: Valentine Julien