Akiko "Claire" Ming Zi Private tour guide in Paris, Rouen, Versailles - France

Akiko "Claire" Ming Zi

Guide profile:

Akiko "Claire" of Asian-Origin in Paris!

I am an English-speaking tour guide in Pasis and guided people from Asia (Malaysia, Thailand, Myammar, Singapore, Hong-Kong, Viet-nam, India, as well as US, UK, Oceania), all over the world.

In September 2019, I will obtain National License to carry out an commented visit in Louvre, Orsay, Versailles, Fontainbleau for example.


If you want some non typically touristic experiences in Paris, I can arrange for you various programs such as tasting, learning or some mystery tours etc. available in English or with interpreter and some of them can be joined by kids.

Being also a tasty coffee and pastry lover, I’d love to take you to my favorite pastry or sweets shop and freshly roasted coffee shops (unfortunately not so many in Paris), or a cafe with nice view or comfortable seating like in a living room.

I am smiley, cheerful, dynamic, and flexible. My wish is to make your stay unforgettable.

Destinations, price and time are negotiable upon your request. If you have a budget restraint, I try to do my best to lower it in various ways.

I can give special tarif for honeymoon, anniversary, and youth.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars John I.

We had a super fun pastry tour with Akiko. We enjoyed walking around Paris with her, seeing a few sites, and tasting wonderful pastries. What a day!

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Itineraries can be custom-made upon your intrests.

[Downtown walk] - market and nice food shops opening except Monday just 10 min from Bastille and dropping by nice cafes and restaurants

[Le Marais tour] - beautiful Place de Vosges - Jewish quarter - nice cafes and shops, museums (recommended on Sundaty and not Monday where some museums are closed) places related to Victor Hugo.

[Northen Marais tour] - Canal Saint Martin (known for movies like Hotel du Nord or Ameli) - new generation cafes, pleasant walk near Square de Temple

[Montmartres tour] - Spectacular view from the hill of Sacre Coeur and a nice sweet and coffee on the rue de Martyr street (Montmartres means the "Mountain of Martyr").

[Eiffel Tower and Invalides] - original access to get a nice view of the tower, a pleasant walk with nice pastry on the Saint Dominque street

[small churches tour] There are many churches other than Notre Dame de Paris and Sacre Coeur. I can include the selected tiny church visits in the walking tour.

[Passage tour] - animated quarters - Passage Panorama and Passage Jouffroy - and pleasant pedestrianized streets

[archeilogical tour] let's take a look at its archeological pieces - a wall which dates back to medieval era etc with a nice break of cake.

[Street food tour] [Visit of former residences of artists] etc. ... upon your interests and requests!

I can also take you to suburban area of Paris - Auvers-sur-Oise where van Goch spent his last days or Giverny where the house and the pond of Claude Monet are conserved, as well as to Provins, medieval city in Ile de France area, or even to Autun, in Bourgogne or Bordeaux.

Meeting with you at the airport or station is also available (RER or bus is borne by client).

Also, I can assist you in accomodation/reservation/check-in or depositing your luggage.

Transportation by tour guide:

I do often walking tours combined with public transport.

But private transport can be also arranged with experienced and cheerful driver.

1. Spacious 8-seater 2. Luxuious Jaquar ask me for details.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

! NEW ! Traces of Marie Antoinette in Paris Price Per Group 200.00 Euro
0. Basic Tour Price Per Group 180.00 Euro
1. Flea/Antique market - Clignancourt-Saint Ouen Price Per Group 200.00 Euro
Paris at a glance tour for a group Price Per Group 300.00 Euro
Semi-guiding consulting Price Per Group 50.00 Euro
Simple Greeting in Paris Price Per Group 10.00 Euro

Tour guide interests:

Food and Fashion

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars John I. 20 Mar 2016

We had a super fun pastry tour with Akiko. We enjoyed walking around Paris with her, seeing a few sites, and tasting wonderful pastries. What a day!

5 stars Chorh H. S. 13 Apr 2015

Akiko has been the best guide I have engaged on Viator to date. She has a very pleasant personality. Not only she has good knowledge of places to visit, she seeks customer input ahead of arrival & customised the itinerary to suit. She provided high level itinerary prior to visit & altered on the day when one of us was not well in order to meet everyone need. She was always happy to help and answer questions. I would highly recommend her if you are looking for a pleasant and memorable visit.

5 stars Albert K. 09 Apr 2015

Highly recommended. Akiko is well versed with the places and we liked how she took us to other equally charming non-touristy places. She is committed and sensitive towards our needs and we all had a great time. She goes the extra mile and I have no hesitation in using her or recommending her to anyone.

Looking forward to meeting up again Akiko!


5 stars Adam C. 17 Nov 2014

A tour with Akiko is a fulfilling experience. Even in the days and weeks before, she'll work together with you closely to ensure that the plans meet your approval. And on the ground, you can count on her to show you the best cafes and shops.

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