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France

Hello, I am an American, English speaking guide available for private or small group tours of Paris.  Enjoy a personal custom designed tour from a professional artist living in Paris.  

Enjoying life as a Parisian for more than a decade, we can help you experience the city we know and love.  Have fun discovering the unknown aspects of this capital city together without getting lost or looking at a map.  With our help you can wander off the beaten path to find traditional markets, scenic neighborhoods and less explored museums.  

Let me help you make the most of your stay in Paris.  Whether you are here for a day, a week or longer, I can help you see as much of Paris as possible.

From an introductory walking tour of the contrasting historic neighborhoods to a focus tour of whatever might be of special interest to visitors, we can make it a pleasure to discover the classic and unusual views that help to make this city the most visited in the world.

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References upon request

 

June 22 2014 

A lovely mention in a beautiful blog by Biana in Boston: blovedboston.com

5/06/2013

Hi Michael,

I just wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful day our family got to spend with you.  It was our favourite day in our whole week in Paris.  You showed us so many wonderful things and really tapped into what our family liked straight away.  And when our son Fraser is asked what his favourite thing in Paris was he says the Louvre and I know we owe that all to you.  You were able to bring the Louvre down to a level an 11 year old boy could understand and I will forever be grateful to you for that.

I loved how relaxed the day was and your warm and gentle touring style.  Thank you so much, it was wonderful...

Cheers,

Lisa Kelly


5/02/2013

Thank you

Hi Michael,

We went to the Swan Bar tonight for their jam session and it was so sweet. The music was great and everyone treated us so well, even gave some sprigs of muguet du bois. Thank you for that recommendation and for everything you have done for us. You really gave us a sense of the City and the things of interest to us. What a fabulous introduction to Paris.  

Thanks for the picture. Good memories abound.

Helen Norris


4/17/2013

Dear Michael:

Thank you Michael for making Paris so much more interesting and our trip so much more memorable . Can't wait to get back. The weather was awesome today.  Thanks to you, Mamatha and I navigated the metro and bus today.  The opera was alas closed again today but we got to the Louvre and did the Egyptian collection.

Ate at the Josselin creperies in Montparnasse and walked by the Seine.

So long take care

Prasad

From Dr Prasad


08/29/2012

Thank you Scott:

Hello Michael:

We would like to pass along to Scott our profound thanks for his kindness, humour, and brilliance, at the Louvre today. Scott provided us enough memories to last a lifetime. He is superb, and you are to be congratulated for having such a brilliant cohort. He is a very special man.

THANK YOU SCOTT!!!

We are looking forward to meeting you and  heading to Orsay. 

Michael  - we found that  we started to fade around 3 PM or so. So that should give you a time frame. We are both in our mid Sixties.....so the tour was just long enough. Perfect, in fact.

The Louvre is so overwhelming that we found ourselves just awestruck...

We have a LOT of friends, and believe me, we are going to be singing (Scott will laugh) the praises of ParisFind far and wide.

Nothing gives us more pleasure than meeting incredibly fine people, like Scott. (*We hope he gets to sing in Vancouver - we are both very connected in the entertainment business - but NOT with Vancouver Opera....darn).

Have a great evening - and see you at 9:30 am, manana.

Thanks for helping make this one of the best days of our lives.

That is NOT hyperbole.

Best,

Tom and Julie Crone


2/05/2010

Our Trip

Michael, Just wanted to say Thanks for the time you spent with us. It really made a difference , and much more enjoyable for both of us.  If you come state side, please feel free to contact us. When we return to Paris, we will definetely contact you

Thanks again

Mike & Ivy


5/06/2010

Hello Michael.

I am happy to report that we are now back in Oz and Spain survived our onslaught.  We had a simply marvellous time there.  Everything was wonderful and went well, even squeezing the huge car into little parking bays and around poles under ancient hotels.  Just a short note to tell you how much we enjoyed and benefited from our visit to the Louvre with you.  It was wonderful.  We enjoyed your passion for art, your quirky approach to detail, and your uncanny capacity to suit your info to your guests.  It was terrific. If it’s OK with you I’ll add you to my “must dos” in Paris which most of my friends use.  Cheers... Jane and Allen Stackpool


Thank you so much

5/17/2009

Hi Michael.  We are home and back to the old routine.  We want to thank you very much for the 3 wonderful days we spent with you.  You did an outstanding job showing us everything and explaining it all.  You would have been proud of us... since we had done that with you, we got up and caught the local 42 bus and took it to the Eiffel Tower.  Once again, thank you for your insights and for being patient with us... take care.  Sincerely, Jo Ann Williams


Thank you

5/18/2009

Hi Michael, Just a quick e-mail to thank you for sending Scott to guide us around Paris on May 8th.  He was wonderful - patient and so knowledgeable about Paris’ history and the area!!  We had a great day and throughly enjoyed our time with Scott.  I wished I had hired him for more than one day.  The rest of the week wasn’t as enjoyable without his commentary.  Thank you!  Marla


Thank you Michael! 

5/25/2009

The day with you in Montmartre was a highlight of my trip.  Thank you for showing me a charming and lovely side of the neighborhood, and I really enjoyed your company and all your tidbits of history.  If you ever change your email address, be sure to let me know, because I’d definitely like to plan another tour with you next time I’m in Paris.  Blessings, Kate


A Wonderful Trip

1/23/2008

Michael, Just wanted to share some pictures with you. We had the most wonderful time.  You were so much fun and so knowledgeable about the city.  We needed a few more days.  That night when we left you we took our boat ride and we got off by the Eiffel Tower the police were there.  They had the bridge blocked off and I think they blew something up.  We were freaked out thinking it was serious.  They eventually opened up the bridge and we were free to go. As we were walking to the metro we saw a handsome French man getting pushed around by a homeless person.  I was afraid they were going to fight.... we finally made it to the metro and the French man was there.  He said that the homeless person just wanted money and he was fine.  I just wanted you to know that we were saying “we need Michael here” nothing crazy like that happened when we were with you!  We always felt like we were in good hands and safe with you.  Thank you again for everything.  You really made our trip special.  Take care.  Sarah


Thanks

10/28/2007    

Thanks for being such a great guide to us on Friday.  We all had a wonderful time.  We really enjoyed seeing the museums and you sharing all of your insights and knowledge about the city.  Amanda, especially enjoyed the Palais Royale and discussing film and literature with you.  We did manage to get back to that area on Saturday.... I would love to book another outing with you if I get back to Paris again.  Hopefully that will be in my future.  I love the city and your love of the city is certainly evident.  In the meantime take care of yourself.  Regards, Susie


To: Madelyn Willems of Paris Perfect Apartments, www.parisperfect

10/03/2007

Dear Madelyn Willems

I feel rather sheepish about writing you after the fact, but let me say that in the guest book I forgot to say anything about one of your biggest assets, Michael Osman.  That young man is brilliant as a tour guide and has a ton of patience.  We hired him for 4 days during our stay.  When we come back to Paris we will look forward to hiring him again.  Best wishes, Bill Hoffert


LINKS TO POSTED BLOG AND TRIP REPORTS AT OTHER LOCATIONS:

SLOW TRAVEL TRIP REPORTS :

Monday with Michael (Destination Anywhere)

Mademoiselle X Goes to Paris   (day 2 and 4)

Paris Vacation Rentals Apartments Prices and Terms,  posted by Amy W & Family- Wisconsin

PARIS MESSAGE BOARD - TripAdvisor

“Question for those who have used Michael Osman” 

Inspired Designer: Search results for scott emerson

Linked-in Profile and posted recommendations

Found on Rick Steve’s graffiti travel board:

Paris tour guide.

Two female friends and I visited Paris and Italy May 2004. While in Paris we hired a private tour guide named Michael Osman. He was wonderful and I would highly recommend him. His fee is also very reasonable. Michael can be reached at Parisfind@aol.com  Cindy at masonl@dnv.orgGreenvilles, SC USA Tuesday 6/22/2004  Graffiti Wall: Tours Other Than Rick Steves'