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Lucie Rousseau

I lived and worked in the travel industry in India for many years, before coming back to France. Our country is full of destinations to uncover. That’s probably why it is the most visited country in the world.
I am always surprised with all the possibilities that we have to get away in so many regions of France.
It is with great pleasure that I curate local experiences, that allow you to disconnect from your daily life and spend great holidays in France.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We create tailor-made, so the possibilities are endless. Classic stays in Paris, escapades to Normandy, exploration of Provence, adventures in remote areas.. We love find uniques stays such as boutique hotel and B&B, all our local guides are passionate about their job and we make sure to recommend the best places for a local meal."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I started working in the travel industry while I was in India. Back then, I used to create trips in India for European travelers. It’s a country rich in so many ways, that the options for travel are endless.
When I came back to France, I really wanted to keep offering unique trips to travelers, but this time, in France. And France is also very rich in terms of offering: mountains, cities, sea, countrysides…
I am now curating new experiences and creating memorable tours for travelers from all over the world."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I have a great memory of traveling to Nepal, involving trekking, rafting, temples, traveling in local buses and meeting amazing inhabitants."

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Recent trip reviews for Lucie

Great service great selections
France | Nov 18 - Nov 23, 2023

Barbara
Barbara C.
Atlanta, GA | Reviewed on Nov 24, 2023
My granddaughter, and I just had an awesome experience with KimKim. Our travel agent, Lucie, selected places for us to go and things for us to see in Paris that were specific to our interests and fit within five day timeframe. The Mythic 2CV 3-hour tour that opened our trip was wonderful! It gave us an overall picture of Paris so that we could add onto it throughout the week. Our 9 Hotel Opéra had a great location and was very clean! We would never have missed making macarons,... Read more

My granddaughter, and I just had an awesome experience with KimKim.

Our travel agent, Lucie, selected places for us to go and things for us to see in Paris that were specific to our interests and fit within five day timeframe.

The Mythic 2CV 3-hour tour that opened our trip was wonderful! It gave us an overall picture of Paris so that we could add onto it throughout the week. Our 9 Hotel Opéra had a great location and was very clean!

We would never have missed making macarons, chocolate goodies, and the gourmet food tour. Believe it or not, our food tour guide was gluten-free just like my granddaughter. She even went out of her way to buy gluten-free bread for her to use as we sampled so many goodies.

Of course, we loved the Dali museum, the wonderful tour by Alouise a Montmartre, the Eiffel Tower at night, the boat tour on the Seine river, and the Saint Chapelle Stain-glass windows.

I would recommend Lucie as a travel agent to anyone who wants to go to France!

Hotel Review
Le 9Hotel Opera
Paris

Very clean! Daytime receptionist was very helpful.

Authenticity & Character
Great breakfast
Location
Near many restaurants and a beautiful park
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Visit of the chocolate museum with tastings
Visit of the chocolate museum with tastings
Paris

Besides, seeing the museum, we added on chocolate making. That made the experience 10 times more meaningful.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Visit of the Louvre museum
Visit of the Louvre museum
Paris

Too crowded

Local specialist: Lucie Rousseau
Lucie
Lucie Rousseau
Local specialist in Montpellier | Replied on Nov 27, 2023

Hi Barbara,

Thank you again for such a sweet feedback. It was a great pleasure to organize this Parisian week for you and Rebecca and I am so happy you had a good time.

I am glad that our guides took such a good care of you :) I see that all visits went well, appart from the Louvre museum that was too crowded. Unfortunately this museum is tooooo famous and everyone wants to visit it. So yes, it can become a little overwhelming, but it has so many treasures to admire.

I would be happy to help you friends if they wish to travel to France. Don't hesitate to reach out ;)

Amazing experience with KimKim and Lucie!
France | Sep 27 - Oct 6, 2023

Nithya
Nithya G.
Port Washington, NY | Reviewed on Oct 07, 2023
Our honeymoon trip experience was unforgettable from beginning to end thanks to the planning efforts of our specialist Lucie. Having been our first time using a professional itinerary company, we were unsure what to expect. Lucie was great at customizing our itinerary based on our wants and budget during the planning stage, and used very good local tour companies and reliable drivers to take us around. It was such a relief not having to worry about every minor detail as she had done the major... Read more

Our honeymoon trip experience was unforgettable from beginning to end thanks to the planning efforts of our specialist Lucie. Having been our first time using a professional itinerary company, we were unsure what to expect. Lucie was great at customizing our itinerary based on our wants and budget during the planning stage, and used very good local tour companies and reliable drivers to take us around. It was such a relief not having to worry about every minor detail as she had done the major planning already, and gave lots of good recommendations for things to do with our free time.

Hotel Reviews
Le 9Hotel Opera
Paris

Good overall 3-star hotel in the 9th arr. the major con is the small size, which is probably the norm in Paris at this price point. Anyone over 6 feet height will need to bend to get under the room and bathroom doorway entrance, and cannot stand upright in the shower.

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Location
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Central Hotel
Avignon

Charming hotel on the Main Street in Avignon, our privilege room was on the top floor (elevator access), spacious, and adjacent to a rooftop terrace. Very large bathroom and comfortable amenities.

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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Mercure Nice Promenade des Anglais
Nice

Perfectly located hotel right off the Promenade de Anglais. Nice large king bed and room with spacious bathroom and Nespresso machine in room. Lovely waterfront view from 2nd floor.

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Activity Review
Gourmet food tour in Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Gourmet food tour in Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Paris

This excursion was surprisingly one of our favorites. Floriane our tour guide with Paris A Dream food your company was so knowledgeable and you could see her enthusiasm for food, wine, and French history. She took us to hidden gems to taste different regional foods we would never have noticed on our own.

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Local specialist: Lucie Rousseau
Lucie
Lucie Rousseau
Local specialist in Montpellier | Replied on Oct 09, 2023

Hi Nithya,
Thank you so much for your review. I am so happy that you had a great time for your honeymoon in France, and that you enjoyed the visits I planned for you and your husband.
We always make a point to choose reliable and knowledgable drivers and guides as it is so important for our guests, so I am glad that they took such a good care of you.
Best,
Lucie

Terrific trip!
France | Sep 8 - Sep 14, 2023

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Nina W.
Medford, OR | Reviewed on Sep 24, 2023
Lucie put together a terrific trip for us. Adil picked us up at the airport and was an excellent guide for our 6 day adventure. He shared his knowledge of the area and we learned a lot about Normandy and Brittany. His van was very comfortable for the four of us and he had water available if we needed it. We've been recommending kimkim whenever friends ask about our trip. Read more

Lucie put together a terrific trip for us. Adil picked us up at the airport and was an excellent guide for our 6 day adventure. He shared his knowledge of the area and we learned a lot about Normandy and Brittany. His van was very comfortable for the four of us and he had water available if we needed it. We've been recommending kimkim whenever friends ask about our trip.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel le Dauphin Les Loges
Honfleur

Quaint hotel, narrow stairs. No air conditioning but a fan was provided; still hot. Very nice breakfast and staff.

Authenticity & Character
Great staff!
Location
Easy walking
Staff
Kind, patient and attentive.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Stairs can be challenging.
Le Bayeux 3*
Bayeux

Reception didn’t have a reservation in my name. Thankfully we had asked our guide to wait until we were checked in before leaving. He knew our agents name and that is how the made the booking (the hotel, not the agent). The room was very worn; mold in the shower, extremely soft bed and pillows, thin towels. Air conditioner made a regular banging noise; we asked that it be fixed but we don’t think it was. Breakfast was okay, but a line for the coffee machine and the staff person only came out to ask for room numbers.

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Hôtel Beaufort
Saint-Malo

Lovely room, ambience and location.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Right on the boardwalk with a wonderful view of the sea.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Visit of Giverny and Monet’s Garden
Visit of Giverny and Monet’s Garden
France

Just a beautiful way to start our trip.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Adil was always prompt, had great information and kept us informed.
Transport
Very comfortable van.
Visit to a cider mill
Visit to a cider mill
France

Charming and interesting but the visit was too long.

Full-day visit of D-day beaches - U.S. sector (small group tour)
Full-day visit of D-day beaches - U.S. sector (small group tour)
Bayeux

We covered a lot in one day. The guide was friendly and informative. She also gave us free time roy explore.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Celine was genuinely interested in the history of the area.
Transport
Comfortable van.
Local specialist: Lucie Rousseau
Lucie
Lucie Rousseau
Local specialist in Montpellier | Replied on Oct 17, 2023

Thank you so much Nina for this detailed comment. I am happy to read that Adil took such a good care of you during your stay.
We have taken a good note about your feedback on Hotel Bayeux, and we will make sure to avoid it for our future clients. Thank you so much, this is very helpful. And again, I am sorry the experience wasn't good for you on that front.
Don't hesitate to reach out if you wish to come back to France. I'd be happy to help you plan another trip.

We had a wonderful trip to Paris, Avignon and...
France | Jun 20 - Jun 29, 2023

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Kim S.
Charlton Heights, WV | Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

We had a wonderful trip to Paris, Avignon and Nice, thanks to Lucie. She was very responsive to our ideas and requests as we planned the trip and she was available if we had questions during the trip. She helped us schedule all the activities we wanted, including dinner at the Eiffel Tower, a sunset cruise on the Seine, and our favorite, a group cooking class in Avignon. We loved all the hotels, but we especially loved the hotel in Nice, which was just across the street from the Mediterranean Sea.

Local specialist: Lucie Rousseau
Lucie
Lucie Rousseau
Local specialist in Montpellier | Replied on Jul 13, 2023

Thank you so much Kim for taking the time to write a review.
I am glad that you had a wonderful time in France and that you like the activities planned for you. I'd be happy to help again if you decide to come back.
Thanks

We loved all aspects of our trip. We fell in ...
France | May 31 - Jun 7, 2023

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Jessy D.
Alabaster, AL | Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023
We loved all aspects of our trip. We fell in love with France- South of France in particular. All our guides were really good. Nichola who did the Luberon villages was exceptional and the older gentleman who did the Saint Remy was our least favorite. LaDemoiselle was exceptional. We loved it. We also loved Le9Opera Hotel. The location of both and the comforts were exceptional. We didnt like the one in Eze- but it was very close to the medieval village and that helped very much.
All our car...
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We loved all aspects of our trip. We fell in love with France- South of France in particular. All our guides were really good. Nichola who did the Luberon villages was exceptional and the older gentleman who did the Saint Remy was our least favorite. LaDemoiselle was exceptional. We loved it. We also loved Le9Opera Hotel. The location of both and the comforts were exceptional. We didnt like the one in Eze- but it was very close to the medieval village and that helped very much.
All our car transport people were reaaly good except the one who picked us from the paris train station in the middle of the night. We had to walk all the way over to the exit close to midnight. Overall an excellent trip.

Hotel Reviews
B&B La Demoiselle
Avignon

The stay was amazing. Our hosts were so gracious in providing home cooked fresh breakfast every morning. Fresh jams, breads and fresh orange juice. Very nice ambience. Our hosts even gave tips on restaurants and museums that we should not miss. We loved our Avignon stay. Will go back there during our next trip!

Authenticity & Character
Simple and elegant
Location
Easy access to everything and walkable to all sites.
Staff
Very Gracious and friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean surroundings
La Villa d'Eze
Eze

The room comfort was not that great. Overall crammed. There was a slight mix up in the name on the booking but the host was overly gracious and checked into it and clarified everything to our benefit. But very easy access to Eze village and restaurants. We were planning to be there only for a day. So overall was good.

Authenticity & Character
Just ordinary place
Location
Central but crammed and crowded
Staff
Very helpful and gracious
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms were just okay
Le 9Hotel Opera
Paris

This hotel was very clean and very central to all places that we wanted to explore. In the middle of paris and very affordable and the breakfast was unbelievably amazing. The ambience was amazing for the hotel and the breakfast area was very beautiful! The staff were very helpful, kind and friendly.

Authenticity & Character
Breakfast and Decor very French!
Location
Centrally located and easy access to everything in Paris.
Staff
Very friendly and kind
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean and loved the french decor
Activity Review
Visit of Luberon & the hilltop villages
Visit of Luberon & the hilltop villages
Avignon

This was the most amazing trip for us. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about Luberon villages and knew every bit of that area and took us to all the lovely spots and took amazing pictures for us. Gordes was our favorite. We took pictures of the poppy fields and lavendar fields. He even gave us tips on photography.

Quality of Experience
The tour guide was so engaging and his descriptions were very nice
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Outstanding guide
Transport
private tour was amazing
Local specialist: Lucie Rousseau
Lucie
Lucie Rousseau
Local specialist in Montpellier | Replied on Jun 13, 2023

Hi Jessy,
Thank so much for your feedback. It really helps to improve our services. I am glad that you had a good time in South France and I'd like to thank you again for adjusting to the updated program for the visits.
Best,
Lucie

Great trip to France!
France | Mar 26 - Apr 3, 2023

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Heather C.
Sun Prairie, WI | Reviewed on Apr 11, 2023
We had an amazing time on our trip! We spent four days in the Montmartre neighborhood of Paris and four days near the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. Some highlights of Paris were the motorcycle/sidecar tour, and the pastry tour were both top notch. We greatly appreciated already having the tickets for the train, the Eiffel Tower, Versailles, and the Seine River cruise. One thing to consider with the river cruise is that while it is a great perspective from which to see the city, it was hard... Read more

We had an amazing time on our trip! We spent four days in the Montmartre neighborhood of Paris and four days near the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. Some highlights of Paris were the motorcycle/sidecar tour, and the pastry tour were both top notch. We greatly appreciated already having the tickets for the train, the Eiffel Tower, Versailles, and the Seine River cruise. One thing to consider with the river cruise is that while it is a great perspective from which to see the city, it was hard to hear the descriptions of the sights. We basically needed to use our phones to know what we were looking at, leaving us underwhelmed. That said, the dusk tour did present us with some beautiful views of the lights coming up over the city. Our hotel in Montmartre (Hotel Terrass) was lovely with a comfortable room and both hot and cold breakfast options and afforded us easy access to sights, restaurants, cafes, bars, shops, and the Metro for further exploration. The top floor dining room was super for views of the city. We could even see the Eiffel Tower off in the distance from our room! The staff was extremely friendly and helpful (one staff member even gave us some extra Metro tickets she had which was really nice). They also helped us with information about the strikes with respect to transport. The highlights of Nice were certainly the gorgeous beach and promenade. We also had the opportunity to explore some of the medieval hilltop towns, including an impromptu visit to a museum with a small, but intriguing collection. Our driver for this tour, Giorgi, was very informative and personable, helping us to get a better understanding of the culture. We highly recommend the e-bike tour as you can really see so many parts of the city efficiently, but at a comfortable speed. Lucie, our travel coordinator, was very responsive to emails and did a fine job helping us to craft our itinerary. We would highly recommend her!

Local specialist: Lucie Rousseau
Lucie
Lucie Rousseau
Local specialist in Montpellier | Replied on Apr 19, 2023

Thank you Heather for your lovely feedback. It was a pleasure to organise this trip for you and I am glad that you had a great time in France.

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
Paris

The hotel was very cute and in a nice location.

Local specialist: Lucie Rousseau
Lucie
Lucie Rousseau
Local specialist in Montpellier | Replied 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.

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

Mary
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 Nice Victor Hugo
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
E-bike tour in Nice's seven hills, with wine tasting
France

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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Full-day excursion to Cannes, Antibes and Saint-Paul-de-Vence
Full-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
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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Art & architecture visit and wine tour at Château La Coste
Art & architecture visit and wine tour at Château La Coste
France

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
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
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Lucie Rousseau
Lucie
Lucie Rousseau
Local specialist in Montpellier | Replied 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.