Solene Colas Private tour guide in Paris, Orléans, Versailles - France

Solene Colas

Guide profile:

Hello ! My name is Solène. I'm a tour guide since 2011 and a licensed guide since 2018. I started running my own tour company in 2014. I was born in the Loire Valley (Orléans), grew up in the Alps (near Grenoble) and I became a Parisian in 2009.

I'm specializing in French lifestyle, food & culture, offer many off-the-beaten-track itineraries and I will do my best to make you feel like a local ! I will bring you to the most amazing places (often unknown or hidden) so that you will have the best memories of your stay in our city !

I will make you try French food and taste our wine, champagne or coffee !

Not only I'll be able to organize private & tailor made tours according to your needs and expectations but also original & unique experiences & activities in Paris and its region, some of them being totally exclusive, organized with my best partners !

Of course, I also offer tours at the Louvre, Orsay museum and at Versailles Palace.

IMPORTANT : for any booking request, please e-mail me first do that we can discuss about tours and schedules. Also I do NOT guide in museums nor in the Castle of Versailles.

Merci !

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars John C.

Solene did an amazing job. I could not have expected anything more. She went the extra mile, and even helped me locate, and visit, a house I had lived in when I was young. She is extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her work. Don't miss her flea market tour. It is exceptional. When I return to France, I will use her outstanding services again.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Paris city & its region, Loire Valley, Champagne, Normandy

Lifestyle & food tours in charming areas : Montmartre village, Bastille area, Eiffel Tower and Paris 7th district, Palais Royal & Opera, Canal St Martin, Buttes Chaumont park & surroundings, St Germain des Prés, Quartier Latin etc.

Flea markets (St Ouen, Vanves or others) & auction tours

Themed tours : Art Nouveau, Covered Passages, gardens, bread & pastry, regional pastries of France etc.

Shopping tours : natural cosmetic tour in Montmartre or sustainable fashion tour all around Paris

Half day tours outside Paris : Versailles (city tour, not inside the castle), St Germain en Laye, Chantilly, St Cloud, St Denis etc.

1 day tour to Gien and its ceramic factory, Orléans & Blois, Chartres, Villandry, Amboise, Chenonceau, Chambord, Reims & Champagne, Honfleur, Deauville & Normandy etc.

Luxury experiences such as wine & cheese tasting, honey & champagne tasting on the rooftops of Paris, cooking classes with a French famous chef, brewery visit, VIP tour of Paris' most reknown porcelain maker etc.

Arts workshop : gemmology workshop at Place Vendôme, Ceramic painting class at Madeleine, Cheese class with a specialist etc.

Transportation by tour guide:

All my tours are by walk, or we can use a taxi or public transportation on the spot.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Full day customized tour in Paris (1-4 people) Price Per Group 400.00 Euro
Full day customized tour in Paris (5-8 people) Price Per Group 600.00 Euro
Half day customized tour in Paris (1-4 people) Price Per Group 200.00 Euro
Half day customized tour in Paris (5-8 people) Price Per Group 300.00 Euro

Tour guide interests:

Paris- French culture- Italy- Japan- antics & flea markets- arts & artisanat- food- gardening

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars John C. 30 Apr 2018

Solene did an amazing job. I could not have expected anything more. She went the extra mile, and even helped me locate, and visit, a house I had lived in when I was young. She is extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her work. Don't miss her flea market tour. It is exceptional. When I return to France, I will use her outstanding services again.

5 stars Steve B. 04 May 2017

I enjoyed Solene's tour of Montmartre very much. She was knowledgable, professional, and made sure that her topic was understood. I appreciated her attention and the way she made sure that I was enjoying the tour. I would recommend her to any of your future clients.

It was a great way to start my Paris visit.

Thank you.

Steve Burnau

5 stars Jean F. 11 Dec 2016

Solene is a sweet heart.

We had a 8 hour early Sunday morning layover and did not want to waste it sitting in the airport.

She agreed to meet and show us the Montmartre area.

She was very easy to understand, knowledgeable, and adjusted the tour as she found things we showed interest in. Pointed out famous buildings and architecture. We did a quick tour of Sacre- Coeur. Stopped to allow us to souvenir shop. Took us to the best food shops. Showed us the best locations for pics.

Great experienc

5 stars NORIKO H. 02 Oct 2016

Solene was an excellent guide. We went to Chantilly for horse racing. With her great character, excellent command of multiple foreign languages (with me she spoke fluent Japanese), profound knowledge and interests in every aspect of the French lifestyle and culture, we kept talking about a variety of subjects. I thoroughly enjoyed not only the races but also finding out the real image of the French, which you would not be able to know through any guide books, and 8 hours just flew by.

5 stars Diane B. 12 Apr 2016

Solene was extremely knowledgeable of the Bastel area and the history. Very energetic and fun to spend 6 hours with her!!

She showed ma a part of Paris that I had never seen in my 5 trips to Paris. This was an area that was not flooded with tourist, but old world charm, history and ambience!

I saw 100 year old furniture shop, a tavern the had been there forever and a local crowd that made you feel welcome!

Solene also went out of her way to send me an email recapping our tour with website.BE

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