Paris, France

Voilà Paris

with William L.

13 reviews

William L.

You are staying in Paris for a day or more?
Want to make the most of it?
Not a big fan of those 'follow the flag' group tours ?
Care for a typical Bistrot, try the finest pastries as you hear about the history of Paris?

Then drop your compass, your binoculars and come discover the secrets and hidden wanders of our beautiful capital with a local native!

My name is William. I'm an upbeat 28 y.o bilingual drama student with great interest in French History and Paris. I love to walk its narrow streets, spot vestige, and help visitors imagining life in the old days !

The "City of Lights" has a lot to offer, and one will always have new things to discover and learn!

Whether you wish to get a quick snap of the major landmarks (Sacré Coeur, Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre Dame...), get off the beaten and conventional tracks, or learn more about a specific borough (Marais, Montmartre, Latin Quarter) I will take you around and customize your visit.

And because no one understood Paris better than Joséphine BAKER, here is a little treat for your ears and eyes:

But France is not just about Paris -though many Parisians will tell you so! ;) -, I can also set up day trip tours to wonderful and historical sites outside the capital:

--> The "Impressionist Tour": Discover the magic of the Seine river banks that inspired many artists, visit Giverny and Claude Monet's house and garden, or see where Van Gogh finished his life and best artwork.

--> The "Bubbly Tour": Learn about the Champagne Region and its major city: Reims. Champagne house & cellars, the King's Cathedral, I'll take you to a unique place of sophistication and elegance.

--> The "Versailles Tour": We'll explore the Sun King's Château, understand its hidden secrets, its remarkable gardens, and Marie-Antoinette's various "retreat area"!

So grab your phone or laptop, and let me handle the rest! :)

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William L.

Bonjour, My name is William. I'm a 28 y.o upbeat Parisian living in southern Paris! After five years of study and graduating in International Business (London and Reims),I embarked on a new adventure: Drama studies! I'm actually performing on stage in two short plays by French author Marivaux and currently rehearsing for my next play: As you like it, by drama genius Mr Shakespeare ! I've organised tours in Paris and in France for the past three years now. I have busy weeks, but I like it that way. When I don't work, I take time to go to the movies, see a play or just go to the pub with mates and have a nice pint!! (That's my English side talking). I also love traveling around France - and when the money's in the piggy bank - around the World (Last journey was in Western Uganda for charity work! What a treat!) There's nothing like getting lost in a different country and discover other cultures. Anyway, should you want a local guide to show you the unbeaten tracks and secret wanders in Paris, drop me an email and I'll answer back as soon as I leave stage! :) Merci Full profile

13 Reviews

James E.

We had the pleasure of spending a very long and wonderful day in Paris with William in July 2013. It was easily the highlight of our trip to France. William was fantastic with our two teenagers and was able to easily switch from light conversation with them to fascinating discussions of French culture, politics and history. All of this while combing almost every part of Paris on foot, bike and tube: from the Champs-Elysees to Le Marais to Montmartre. Thanks to William we have a lifetime of wonderful memories from the City of Light. We would not hesitate to recommend him and to hopefully meet him again when we return.


We contacted William about a trip to Reims to visit some of the Champagne houses. Not only did he customize the tour to our wants and needs, but he was so accommodating! He not only picked us up in Paris and drove us to Reims, but he also dropped us back off at the end of the day at the place we were staying. He is VERY knowledgeable about the Reims region as well as the process of making champagne. He is super friendly and very easy to talk to- we all thoroughly enjoyed our day with him and HIGHLY recommend having him provide you with a tour as well! Thanks a ton Wills- hope to see you again soon!


I visited Paris with a friend for 2 days. On the first day we already saw all these typical tourist things and so we asked William for some special places in Paris. We had wonderful 4 hours! He had a great knowledge about the history of Paris and was open minded to all our suggestions. We really appreciated his flexibility and the fun he had while talking about all these wonderful places. We can really recommend William as an amazing tour guide. You will have lots of fun!

Janet M.

We had a wonderful day touring Paris with William! He listened to our interests and took us all over the city, including museums, churches and various neighborhoods. He is very knowlegable of French history and the City of Paris and we learned a lot. Myself, my husband and my twin 14 year old children all really liked William and had a great day. He found us a fun and authentic restaurant for lunch that we all enjoyed. I would highly recommend William for a tour guide when traveling in Paris!


William showed me around Montmartre and some of the Marais. He had planned for us to take a bike tour around the neighborhoods, but was flexible when I told him I would rather we walk and take the metro. He was very helpful in answering my questions about Paris...using the metro, tipping etiquette at a cafe, etc. William was very knowledgeable about the history of the areas and monuments we explored...sharing interesting anecdotes and answering my questions. He's very knowledgeable, flexible, friendly, and has a nice sense of humor. Great qualities in a tour guide! Highly recommend!

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