Tour With Véro

Experience Paris & Other Parts of La Belle France

In-Person & Virtual Tours

Coming to France? Parfait ! Join Véro in the beautiful Loire Valley.

Book a tour with Véro and find out why French kings made this spectacular region of France their home in the 15th and the 16th centuries. Renaissance châteaux, royal fortresses, charming villages, old abbeys, gardens: The Loire Valley has it all!

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In-Person Tours

Tours, Loire Valley

Cathédrale Saint-Gatien at the bleu hour in Tours France

Cathédrale Saint Gatien, Tours

Virtual Tours

Head to France with Véro on YouTube

Azay le Rideau Chateau with reflection in the water

Château d'Azay-le-Rideau

Virtual Tours

Head to France with Véro on YouTube

I was so fortunate to take a private guided tour with Véro in her home city of Tours. Her knowledge of the city and her genuine enjoyment in sharing it with me was truly a pleasure! I’m looking forward to another visit in the coming months because, as I have learned through her many virtual tours, there is much more to see and do in the Loire Valley. In addition, I have benefited from her sound advice regarding travel in France.


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One of my fondest memories of 2022 was getting to explore Tours and being shown the city by a guide who not only knows her craft well, but also clearly loves the place.

Your walking tour was memorable and one of the high points of our trip to the Loire! Thank you again.


Get to know Véro

Vero, who offers France tours, in her Rick Steve's t-shirt that says Keep on Travelin'

Bonjour! I am a professional tour guide and learned with one of the best, Rick Steves. His company hired and trained me when I left the United States and relocated to my homeland in 2019. 

After a two-year hiatus, I happily returned to European roads in 2022. During that busy season, I took over 250 North American travelers around Paris and France. 

Life gets busy during the touring season. I am often out of town, leading tours for Rick between May and September. Currently, I work on three of his best-selling itineraries: “Best of Paris in 7 Days”, “Paris and the Heart of France” (11 days), and “Loire to the South of France” (13 days). 

Life is busy, yet I do return to my home-base, Tours between guiding assignments where I lead neighborhood tours in my city when I am not on the road. Join me?

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Giverny tour group with Rick Steves Tours and Véro as the tour guide
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Véronique was stellar! I appreciated how encouraging she was of my (and any other tour members) attempts to speak in French, and how she both encouraged us to practice and offered gentle correction of pronunciation when needed.

She absolutely encouraged us to be independent travelers and gave us lots of opportunities to practice those skills. Véro is an excellent educator and was such a great guide for this trip!

Rick Steves Tour Member

Giverny tour group with Rick Steves Tours and Véro as the tour guide
Mont Saint Michel Rick Steves tour group with Véro
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Véronique was interesting, accessible, and fun! She definitely helped make our tour experience great by giving us interesting information, taking care of any needs we had, and educating us about French culture. She will be a guide who is hard to beat on any future trips!

Rick Steves Tour Member

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This woman was THE BEST! I'd follow her anywhere. She was smart, funny, witty, and kind, any positive adjective you can come up with. She made each and every one of us feel heard, special and important. She was the perfect teacher, I learned so much from her that I'd like to go back and just spend a few months there.

Rick Steves Tour Member

Book an In-Person Tour:  Tours & the Loire Valley

Tours is a beautiful mid-sized city, the gateway to the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s also under-rated and there’s a lot more to discover in town than meets the eye. 

As a local, I’ve spent hours walking the streets of Tours and researching the area’s cultural, historical and gastronomic heritage. You know how much I love it here if you follow me on social media where I share Tours and my French life daily.

I offer private tours only. Why?

  • Private tours are more interactive: You have my undivided attention for several hours and get answers to all your questions. No lectures here! Expect a leisurely conversation as we explore this great city.
  • Private tours are customizable: Interested in a specific time period, architectural style, in finding nature and peaceful spots in the heart of the city, in a fun shopping session? Just ask.

Join me on a half-day tour and let me introduce you to my favorite neighborhoods in Tours. Together, we will travel from the past to the present, as we explore medieval streets and lively squares and discover the lives of locals, then and now.

I offer two half-day guided walks:

“Tours: Two Hearts beating like One” is the perfect introduction to Tours and the Loire Valley’s rich history for first time visitors (included: Tours’ historic centers – there are two!)

“Le Petit Paris” will take us through neighborhoods and landmarks that developed through the 19th century when the city expanded south (included: a stroll through Tours’ loveliest garden and a visit to a historic hotel’s spectacular lobby.)

Those tours can be combined for a full-day exploration of the city. Lunch is not included. Reach out for full day pricing and special requests. Scroll down for half-day pricing.

Tours can be run in English or in French. (Higher Intermediate or Advanced speakers only. Please request when booking).

I also offer orientation sessions.

They are perfect if you want to make the most of your time in Tours and the Loire Valley. Find out more here.

Cafe terrasse with Tours, France city walk clients

Private Half-Day guided walks in Tours, Loire Valley


Each of our half-day guided walks features landmarks in Tours’ city center. Some may not be that easy to find! Guided walks run about 3 hours each.

We finish our tour with an authentic French experience: lively conversation and a drink enjoyed "en terrasse" (weather permitting) at a favorite local café or restaurant.

Participants must be able to walk along cobbled streets and occasionally stand, mostly on flat terrain. Please wear comfortable footwear.

Our tours are designed for participants 16 years and older.

All tours include a city map and a brief introductory orientation to the city’s main districts and highlights so you may explore on your own afterwards.

Included: one beverage (coffee, hot beverage, glass of local wine) per person.

Half-Day Tour Price:

280€ Euros for up to three people. 60€ Euros per additional person. Paid at the end of your tour.

Additional Info:

France with Véro Patrons(*) receive a discount and other perks.

All Patrons have access to a list of my favorite hotels, apartment rentals and restaurants in Tours (PDF format.) Please let me know you are a Patron when booking. If you are not a Patron, PDF can be purchased separately for 20€ Euros.

(*) Discounted rate: 1 person = 195€ Euros (30% off.) 2 to 3 people = 225€ Euros (20% off.)

Tour Charlemagne, Tours France with a blue sky
Tours Plage Pont Wilson on a beautiful sunny day

Navigating Tours and the Loire Valley: Orientation session


Looking for practical information about Tours and the area? This service is fully customizable to meet your needs.

Let’s meet at a local café and discuss your options as you discover Tours and the Loire Valley.

Questions about public transportation? Historic neighborhoods? Travel passes? The best restaurants or wine bars in town? Just ask.

Tours is the perfect homebase to explore the Loire Valley. Find out what towns and landmarks are easily accessible from here by car or by train and what discounts may be available.

Hint: So many châteaux, so little time… My favorite châteaux may not always be the ones listed in your favorite guidebook. If you are open to exploring the Loire Valley off-the-beaten path, I can help.

Planning to relocate to Tours? Ask me about the city’s best neighborhoods.

Questions about French life? The tipping culture? Local food specialties? Where to find the best produce in town? Here’s your chance to discuss what it’s really like to live in Tours (and in France!) with a local.

Our Orientation session includes a city map and a brief introductory orientation to the city’s main districts and highlights so you may explore on your own afterwards.

Included: one beverage (coffee, hot beverage, glass of local wine) per person. Up to 3 participants.

Orientation Session Price:

200€ Euros. Paid at the end of your tour.
Duration: 2 hours.

Additional Info:

France with Véro Patrons(*) receive a discount and other perks.

(*) Discounted rate: 160€ Euros (20% off.)

Véro with a drawing of the château de Tours from long ago explaining during a tour
Members of La Bande de Véro at a cafe terrace in Tours France
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Véro is charming and smart. Because she is French but also lived for years in the US, she has a unique perspective that really added depth to her approach. She is clearly a great teacher. We learned so much from her. Plus, she is fun! I loved how she collaborated with the local guides to enhance our experiences. I appreciated her thoughtfulness, kindness and patience, especially when there were unexpected challenges. She really instilled confidence in me so I could navigate the Metro by myself!

Rick Steves Tour Member

Pont du Gard, Southern France.

Ready to take an in-person tour?

Join me for an in-person Half-Day tour in Tours, France—in the beautiful Loire Valley! If you have questions, click the button below to reach out. Don't forget to sign up for La Mailing List for upcoming services and new virtual tours!

When you can't make it to France...

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France with Vero fan enjoying a virtual event at home.

Take a Virtual Tour:  Join Véro on YouTube

In 2020 and 2021, while international travelers couldn’t come to France, I brought France to them. As a virtual tour guide, I focus on doing what I do best: sharing quality, original content on Paris and France, via live streamed events (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram) and video tours.

How often do you get to look at France and French culture through the eyes of a native who immediately feels like a friend, according to many viewers? 

Meticulously researched, France with Véro virtual tours offer a blend of history, architecture, and scenes of daily French life. Expect lively commentary, no loud music or crazy camera moves! I never rush as viewers enjoy sights and stories. 

In the mood for some armchair travel until your next trip? Head to France instantly and tour with Véro on YouTube . Over 300 virtual tours around Paris and the rest of la Belle France await. That's hours of virtual travel fun and it's all free!

Test drive a virtual tour by clicking on the photos below (many more tours available on YouTube.)

Viewers say it best

Vero giving a virtual tour of Puces de Vanves in Paris France on a winter and sunny day

Photo credit: Oliver Gee

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You really brought St. Jean de Luz (Basque Country) to virtual life for me. You expertly mix historical background, architectural details, and the joie de vivre of the local community for us. Merci, as always, Véro!

Lin, S.

Vero giving a virtual tour of Puces de Vanves in Paris France on a winter and sunny day

Photo credit: Oliver Gee

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History, culture, language and food all presented by a knowledgeable English-speaking French native who allows us to travel with her. Goodness, what’s not to like? Merci for all of this and for making 2020 more positive! (…) For many of us who are eager to visit France again, your content provides so much enjoyment (plus an ever increasing travel bucket list!).


Phone screen with comments of a Facebook Live wit Vero touring Paris

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