Testimonies

Tim, USA

Olga provides a truly unique experience on her tours. Of course the food is wonderful, but the stories and insights she provides on many of the Marias’ hidden treasures brought our family together and was an incredibly educational experience. She made sure to find something of interest for every member of my family, and I highly recommend spending time with her!

Cassandra, USA

This was an absolutely wonderful tour! Olga is very knowledge and the tour was joy. It felt like spending the morning with a very knowledgeable friend. The tour was a great balance of history (i learned so much!), food, and a little bit of shopping. Olga even helped us pick out the perfect lunch spot for when the tour was over. This was one of the best tours we have been on, and highlight of our trip to Paris. Thank you, Olga for an amazing morning

Priscilla, USA

I recently traveled to Paris with 4 friends to celebrate our 30 yr anniversary as friends. Olga did our tour of the Marais, and we also hired her photographer to chronicle the event. They are some of the only shots we have of the five of us. Olga’s love for the Marais, and the mood and feel of the area are very obvious. It was a wonderful tour, and the photo’s they got really captured the area and our joy at being there and being on her tour.

Sharon, USA

Olga’s tours are a wonderful way to experience Paris.

A few weeks ago, Olga took us (me, my sister, and my mom) on a walking/food tour of the Marais district and it was one of the highlights of our trip. Olga wasn’t just a delightful tour guide, she is also an amazing storyteller. Everywhere we went, she told stories about the history of the district and the food shops that make the Marais so charming. She’s also a talented writer who made me fall in love with a part of Paris I wasn’t familiar with. I can’t wait to get back to Paris and take another of her tours.

Leslie, USA

Olga took us on a leisurely and very informative tour of the Marais district. Her passion for the history and culture of the area was infectious, and we found her insights fascinating. We tasted delicious dishes and got some inside scoop on places to eat and shop. Olga puts a personal touch on each tour and tailors the day to appeal to the particular interests of her clients. I recommend her highly!

Laura, USA

Dear Olga, we would like to say a very belated « Merci Beaucoup » for the lovely day we spent with you in the Marais. We have very happy memories of the time we spent with you, enjoying breakfast, wandering the cobblestone streets of the Marias and learning about its history, seeing family mansions, pretty gardens and sharing a delicious fresh lunch before exchanging farewell bisous with you at the Place des Vosges. You really opened up our eyes to a part of Paris that we were unfamiliar with, and we had a wonderful time – thank you! We would love to return to Paris one day, and it would be wonderful to see you again. Thank you so much for all you did to make our day in the Marais with you so happy and memorable!

Jacquie, USA

We enjoyed an informative and relaxed tour of La Marais. Olga shared her knowledge and love of the area, begining with delicious coffee and baguette from an award winning boulangerie. We then strolled the streets as the history of the district was revealed, all at a very relaxed pace. Together we enjoyed a light lunch before exchanging our au revoirs. Well done Olga.

Samantha, Australia

Best experience in Paris!

I travelled to Paris with my mum with only 3 days in Paris. One of these days we spent with Olga and without her we would of not seen half of beautiful Paris. My absolute favourite part was where she took us for croissants and baguettes- the best!! The three of us had a fantastic time; we also had a very friendly and talented photographer who came along and took amazing photos of mum and I which we will cherish these memories forever!

Bill, USA

What an amazing gourmet & history tour! Olga, our tour guide, is very passionate about French history, Paris and food! She spent hours and hours, walking with us telling us about amazing Paris history, stopping to try the most delicious foods along the way – macaroons, baguettes, cheeses, wine, you name it! Olga is super nice, patient, knowledgeable and interesting story teller! I cannot wait to go back to Paris and have another tour with Olga!

Kerry, USA

I spent a brilliant morning exploring the Marais with Delicious Paris. Instantaneously, I felt I would be walking with a unique soul who would share with me the city’s secrets, those unfindable on your own, those overlooked by packaged tours. Olga’s warmth, ease, and curiosity inspired the same character in me, as we ducked in and out of the neighborhood’s famous courtyards. Her subtle touches allowed me enough space to be myself while also inviting me to discover all the character of the quirky faubourg, one she might call her favorite!

Jackie, Australia

When I booked our walking tour of the Marais with Olga I was expecting to taste some good food and understand some historical facts about the district. What we experienced was so much more. Olga is warm and friendly and a very easy companion to share the tour with. She is passionate about her subject and has put a lot of thought into what and how she will create the experience for you. She shared with us excerpts from letters and diaries as well as photos, stories and historical facts to really bring alive the Marais and allowed us to understand it not just from a historical perspective but from a cultural and emotional one. We had spent time in the Marais before but I had no idea such hidden gems were still awaiting our discovery. On a practical note Olga was on time to meet us and all email communication with her was handled promptly and professionally. If you are looking for a deeper experience I can highly recommend Olga and Delicious Paris.

Paul, Australia

My wife and I were looking for a food and history walking tour while we were in Paris and we were lucky enough to find Olga from Delicious Paris. Lucky because this is the best food and history walking tour that we have ever experienced. The tour was private and tailored by Olga to our requirements which was really nice. Our tour was thru the Marais district and this was the Paris that we had been looking for with master patisserie, specialist confectioners, high quality ice cream parlours and real local food stores. Olga is a fountain of knowledge and delivers the history of the area in a very entertaining manner. The tour was very relaxed and Olga was extremely attentive with a very pleasant demeanor. When we return to Paris we will certainly do another tour with Delicious Paris and Olga.

Anne, Australia

We organised to have Olga show us 2 areas of Paris namely Marais and Montmartre.Each day began with wonderful French pastries and coffee.Olga showed us many sights that were not on the Tourist Trail but gave a feel for the real Paris.She helped us with Metro tickets and advised us which stations were most suitable for our 5 days.She pays great attention to detail to ensure you leave her company with only pleasant memories.She designs tours around what pele want.

Coco, USA

Olga’s tour was far superior than that of typical tourism.  Her passion for French culture and tradition and detailed stories of the Marais  continuously left my jaw dropped!  It’s a delightful travelling history and the time goes by so fast you wonder if your watch is broken.  Beautiful, maybe lesser known sights, felt like stepping into a time machine.  There were history, architecture, digestive, along with cultural lessons learned.  Olga is like Paris: authentic, cute, welcoming and leaves you wanting more.  I loved it !

Jonathan,USA  

We booked 2 private tours with Olga of Delicious Paris. One for the Maris district and one for the Montmartre district. Olga’s tours were so much more than about food. She is a wealth of knowledge regarding french history and culture. Around every corner is story and every open courtyard a place to explore. She is a true, although not a native, Parisian. Her deep love of this breathtaking city shows.

Chris, Australia  

We were lucky enough to be a family of 6 adults so had a private tour of Marais. We wanted a food tour but also some history, culture and architecture info. Olga delivered all this and more. She is really a warm and lovely individual who felt like an old friend by the end. She was also extremely flexible and stayed with us as long as we needed. This tour is not like some of the other purely ‘food tours’ where you go from shop to shop eating samples but then pay 95-100 euros. After breakfast (which is included) we bought what we wanted to eat from whichever stores we wanted which suited us perfectly. We also loved the Marais district and would never have thought of going there otherwise. All in all, a great time.

Kim, USA

We met Olga one morning on our recent trip to Paris. She promptly started our tour by walking us around the older neighborhoods of Paris (districts 1-4) and telling us all about the history of the buildings (family mansions) along with some of the more interesting, sometimes scandalous stories of past owners during the 17th century. We went to a bakery for their award-winning baguettes and super yummy croissants (which originated in Vienna but credit to the French for adding sugar and butter to make them flakier!). We also wandered around St. Paul’s church, a fixture of the neighborhood, and we lunched, shopped a little and learned more about this older section of Paris by each turn. Olga is knowledgeable and such a sweet person, and it was a joy to meet her and spend most of one day on this tour with her.

Anna, Ukraine

The Promenade with Olga felt more like a gathering of old friends than an excursion with a professional guide. I met her for the second time in my life in Paris and despite the fact that I am not a very outgoing person, she managed to create such cozy and comfortable atmosphere that I didn’t even see time go by. She showed me quaint small shops, told me offbeat stories over coffee with a piece of cake in the courtyard cafe far from classic touristic places just in the very heart of beloved Paris. It allowed me to experience the unique atmosphere of Paris and become Parisienne, at least for a couple hours.

Hazel, UK

I booked Olga’s tour as a surprise birthday present for two friends – it was without doubt one of the highlights of our trip! I have visited Paris several times before, but Olga really helped bring the Marais district to life. The combination of breakfast, a tour and then the cheese and wine tasting was perfect, and the stories Olga told us about the history of the Marais were fascinating. She is a knowledgeable and friendly guide who is clearly passionate about Paris and interested in the people who visit the city. The cheese and wine tasting was hosted with the same combination of warmth and expertise. Altogether it was a fantastic experience, and has been a real talking point since we got home!

Annie, UK

My daughter, on her first visit to Paris for her birthday and I enjoyed a wonderful tour of Le Marais with the very special Olga. The cobbled streets and eclectic mix of shops were a pleasure to discover. We enjoyed our early morning breakfast of authentic French pastries and the tastings of chocolate, macarons (so much to choose from!) We ate the most wonderful sandwich in the Jewish district and delicious homemade soup in a Family mansion cafe. Strolling along the streets and gardens listening to stories, admiring the exquisite family mansions, feeling you were really experiencing the authentic side of Paris. An excellent wonderful and attentive guide whom nothing was too much trouble (getting us to the station on time for our flight home!) it felt like we were with a close friend. We will most certainly be back! and look forward to exploring more of the real Paris with the lovely Olga.

Carolyne, Australia

My husband and I have been to Paris four times now but have never done a « tour » before, or stayed in Le Marais. As it is such an interesting district we thought we’d like to know more so we organised a private tour with Olga. It was wonderful. The Marais is a special part of Paris and Olga’s passion brought it to life for us. We learnt so much about the area that we would never have known before and she took us to parts we would never have gone to otherwise. Thank you Olga for such a good morning.

Anna, Ukraine

The Promenade with Olga felt more like a gathering of old friends than an excursion with a professional guide. I met her for the second time in my life in Paris and despite the fact that I am not a very outgoing person, she managed to create such cozy and comfortable atmosphere that I didn’t even see time go by. She showed me quaint small shops, told me offbeat stories over coffee with a piece of cake in the courtyard cafe far from classic touristic places just in the very heart of beloved Paris. It allowed me to experience the unique atmosphere of Paris and become Parisienne, at least for a couple hours.

Kathie, USA

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful day touring the Marais. Olga explained the history of this district as well as how it played such an important role in the development of Paris. We enjoyed a true Parisian breakfast and learned of the importance that the baguette, as well as other foods, is to the culture of this beautiful city. As we strolled and sampled some wonderful artesian foods we felt so lucky to have such a wonderful guide. This was truly a memorable day.

Lana, USA

AMAZING experience!!! I fell in love with Paris because of Olga! She is amazing storyteller, very knowledgeable about not just basic history facts, but the most interesting, unheard of, unusual stories, experiences, elements of French history, and she combines it with food tastings! It cannot get any better and next time I visit Paris, it will most definitely be with Olga’s help!

Isobel, England

I was interested in the very idea, but the outcome was far beyond my expectations. I felt Olga was very good, very professional. I like her approach, I find her ‘genuine’ and her sincerity and belief in what she’s doing communicates in the way that she’s designed the visit and how she handles the material (historical fact, anecdotes, extra links etc). The tour itself was great.  Whether you’re totally new to Paris or feel like an old hand, there’s always something new to see and learn.  I learned lots and felt privileged to be shown those lovely secret places that you only get to see on such visits.Final halt at the bistro was the cherry on the cake in a way Myriam as a person and connoisseur was a great complement to Olga’s expertise.  I was delighted to be part of the experience.

Mike, USA

One of the best tours we have had traveling abroad. Olga is the best, very gracious and very knowledgeable. Would recommend highly a day with Olga to make you’re trip to Paris completely wonderful.

Leslie, USA

Olga took us on a leisurely and very informative tour of the Marais district. Her passion for the history and culture of the area was infectious, and we found her insights fascinating. We tasted delicious dishes and got some inside scoop on places to eat and shop. Olga puts a personal touch on each tour and tailors the day to appeal to the particular interests of her clients. I recommend her highly.

Merilyn, Australia

Small group was perfect size. My friend and I on our first trip to Paris wanted to get the true local experience of a walk around Marais. Olga was so knowledgeable about every nook and cranny and was full of little gems of history that really rounded out the tour. Its one thing to see a beautiful building, but its wonderful to be understand why that door is there, why that stair looks like that, and who built it etc. You could tell that Olga not only knew her stuff, she was genuinely enthusiastic and passionate about sharing it with her clients. We finished the tour in Myriam’s restaurant where we felt like we were among old friends. OMG I didn’t think I could eat so much cheese! It was so delicious.