Saturday, June 22, 2013

Clients Feed back

My clients asked me where they could add there comments about the day(s) they spent with me...
So here is their space.

If you click on "comments" at the end of this message, you'll get to read what can be said about me.

And here are some other comments of 2013.

Philippe was an essential resource and guide for my recent fabulous trip to Provence (my first), which took place in May! He was recommended by Julie of It was clear that Philippe could find the best of whatever interested us. Whether it was going to a chocolatier or an olive oil specialist in St. Remy de Provence, the large Sunday antique market in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue or the sweet, rural Friday market of Eygalieres, Philippe knew how to create a memorable experience. Knowing my interest in painting, he included Roussillon on our tour of the Luberon where I discovered the magic of its beautiful  pigments. His guidance was the epitome of a personalized tour. My experience with Philippe was the perfect introduction to one of the most beautiful areas in France. I look forward to returning...  
Diane, New York, NY
Greetings Philippe,

Just wanted to drop you a short note to let you know that we have arrived safely home.  Thanks again for a great week and being so tolerant and responsive to our many requests.  Your knowledge and hard work made for a pleasant and memorable experience. 

Thanks again!

John & Pat USA
Bonsoir Philippe,

Sorry for my delayed response. I was travelling all day yesterday and now back at work Tuesday morning in Seattle. 

I had such a wonderful time touring the region with you. I also felt like I was touring around with a good friend!  It was all the better with your perfect English/French along with the wonderful historical and cultural information you shared about the region. I absolutely enjoyed it all. 

I have to say my favorite place was St. Remy; so much history, character, specialty shops with stories to tell, and the beautiful surrounding countryside. I did very much enjoy the market and character of L'Isle sur la Sorgue, the impressive stature of Les Baux and the many places in between. They all came very much to life for me with your thoughtful narrations.

Thank you very much for the kind and thoughtful gift of Hermes eau d'orange perfume. I have a feeling I will be back in Provence again - hopefully with my whole family. When the time is near, I look forward to connecting again with you and Julie, too.

With warmest regards from Seattle,

Linda S

Hi Philippe:

We enjoyed our time with you immensely.  Thank you for sharing your knowledge of art, architecture, history, culture, food, etc.  We had great fun!  Mr. Talkative Goat and his menagerie were fantastic.  Thanks for letting us know the name of his illegal fish.  Our other favorites were Glanum, St. Paul-de-Mausole, the aqueduct, other ruins, the beach, and the lunch spots.  Thanks also for the advice on Le Luberon, Pont du Gard, and St. Rémy.

Please let us know if you are ever near Indianapolis.  We would do our best to show you the best of our region.  The wine is crap but the beer is good and the variety and quality of food is great.

See you next time!
Tony and Susan


1 comment:

  1. I had wanted to see the hill towns of Provence, but had no idea how to go about transportation and planning where I should go. My daughter contacted Julie Mautner at who suggested Saint Remy as a base, found us a charming hotel, and best of all suggested Philippe as our tour guide. Our trip was amazing!

    Our time was not nearly long enough, but Philippe filled our days with light and shadows and incredible sights! I am a watercolor artist, my husband a retired foundation engineer..we saw the details of the towns as well as roman ruins and rock quarries,then especially for us an incredible mineral and crystal shop and a shop with dry pigments for me to take home. The wonder of it all was that we were shown the history, the architecture, and the countryside by a gentleman who was very knowledgeable, kind and concerned that we see what we would enjoy.

    Our daughter is a French teacher and could have understood everything in French, but Philippe speaks excellent English and did so for my husband and me.

    We will go back and will plan far enough ahead to be able to have Philippe show us more of the Provence he loves!