• M.M. Tour





    Montrealer by Choice,

    Your Local Guide by Passion

  • Montréal by Marie Tour

    My 3 Commitments

    Best Stories

    A Pleasant Experience

    Great Recommandations

  • About Marie

    Curious to know more about me?

    Marie Montreal Guide


    Explore Montréal with a professional local guide and true Montrealer!

    Montrealer by choice for more than 13 years, I take pride in showing you around the city I call home. I fell in love with this city because of its eclectic and multicultural charms. I want to share this love with all of my guests!


    Enthusiastic and passionate, I like to offer insightful, factual and fun tours. I am passionate about storytelling. I share in a didactic way entertaining details to make sure you have a better understanding of the city, its past but also its current inhabitants.


    As an individual, I bring energy and excitement to all the projects I am involved in. I will make sure to bring the best of this good energy while touring with you! I also use my constant inner curiosity to make sure to know the latest in Montreal.


    My ultimate goal is to make you smile making sure you have an outstanding experience.

  • Fun & Boring stuff you should know!

    Fun Facts about Myself​

    *In love with my man for over 12 years, and proud mother of two young ones (5 & 3 yrs old)


    *In another life, I worked in an office in front of big excel boards. I quit everything in 2014 to create a new life full of encounters. I am proud today of following my passions.


    *A world citizen who really LOVE travelling. I've lived in France, Canada, Argentina, and Spain. Born French, I became Canadian almost a decade ago. I had the chance to travel to Central America, the Caribbean Islands, and Kenya for work. I have explored a few places in North America & Europe in my leisure time. I even took a sabbatical year in 2015 to backpack around South-East Asia with my husband. Discovering other cultures is in my DNA!


    *I have very short hair, love it and feel more feminine that way.


    *When I am not wandering around with visitors, I am still walking around Montreal but with my camera since I am also a portrait photographer. During wintertime, I am a teacher in preschool & primary schools offering diverse content like sciences workshops, french classes & initiation to programming!


    *I never say no to chocolate, Sunday brunch and a board game with friends.


    • Licensed by the City of Montreal.
    • Certified as a Montreal Tourist Guide by ITHQ.
    • Certified as a guide by bike by Vélo-Québec.
    • First aid trained by the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
    • Active Member of the Montreal Professional Tourist Guide Association (APGT) and covered by the association's liability insurances.
  • MY tours

    I offer tours that make you see, feel and understand Montréal the way I do

    Marie Montreal Private Walking Tour

    An insightful, factual and fun urban experience!

    A guided tour is not a teaching lesson; it is mainly an urban experience between the guide, the visitors, and the city. Everything is a matter of balance based on what I know, but especially on what interests you. I adjust my tour as we explore together, at our own pace.


    I offer well-honed private tours all-year-round, but I can also offer customized ones according to your specific needs. I particularly enjoy small private walking/biking tours. It gives me the opportunity to have a real connection with my guests, to talk about a subject you really care about and to answer any questions you may have in mind about Montreal. I will also make sure to give you ideas to explore the city further during your own time.


    I collaborate with agencies offering Electric Scooters & Bicycles rentals. Do not hesitate to send me a message to know more about it.


    I am particularly touched when guests, at the end of a tour, give me big hugs to thank me. They feel like they spent the day with an old friend and, that they learned so much while having fun. It also makes me proud when Montrealers, born and raised in the city, are looking with new eyes at the streets trampled a thousand times, telling me that they have the impression of traveling within their own city and they will go to bed more educated. #TrueStories


    My fees: from $CAD 210 for a private 2.5hrs tour. Fees may vary depending of the size of the group.

    Family-Friendly Private Tour / Young kids

    As mentioned above, I am a young mom (2 toddlers!). Moreover, I used to be the eldest of a 5-children family. During wintertime, I also teach in preschools and middle schools. At ease with your young ones, I'd be more than happy to customize a family-friendly tour!

  • Sample itineraries

    Here is a sample of what I can offer - my bestsellers tours

    Old-Montreal Private Walking Tour

    Old-Montreal Delights

    Walking Tour (2 to 3 hours)

    Explore a must-see district for any first visit to Montreal! I share my personal favourites in this historic district full of charm. While observing beautiful buildings, I will show you some amazing details and tell you stories that you would have never known had walked by yourself. Travel back in time and learn more about the founding of the city, some great characters in Montreal's history, and the French-English rivalry.


    Highlights: main public squares (including place d’Armes, place Royale and place Jacques-Cartier) and beautiful historical buildings (Old seminary des Sulpiciens, Chateau Ramezay, Basilique Notre-Dame, the city hall, Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours chapel).

    Montreal Mount-Royal Walking tour

    A bit of everything: Mountain to River

    Walking Tour (3 hours)

    The origins of the city, its development in the industrial era, its modern urbanization, the height of the skyscrapers, the location of McGill University (and more!) can be explained by the presence of the river and the mountain. These two natural elements are both the backbone and the lungs of the city.

    Start the tour on top of Mont-Royal (the best view of the city!), listen to the babbling students on one of the oldest campuses in North America, look up at the skyscrapers of the city centre, explore the underground and walk the cobblestones of Old Montreal to learn about the first settlers.


    Neighbourhoods: Mount Royal Park, Golden Square Mile, McGill Campus, Downtown, RÉSO - Montreal Underground, International District, Old Montreal.

    Montreal Underground walking tour

    Beautiful Interiors: Underground & Above ​

    Walking Tour (2.5 to 3 hrs)

    A tour without ever going outside*! Follow me within the labyrinth of the inner city of Montreal. Do you imagine dark corridors of no interest? Think again! Discover beautiful atriums bathed in natural lights, intriguing public art, an indoor ice-skating rink and other surprises. Be sure this amazing stroll will also bring you on top of high buildings for incredible views.

    Sites visited: Palais des congrès, RESO, World Trade Center, Le 1000 ice rink, the metro, Central Station, Place Ville-Marie.


    *Perfect for cold/rainy days (Fall or Winter)!

    Montreal Private Biking tour

    Beyond the touristy trail: Where Montrealers live

    Electric-scooter, Electric-Bike or Regular Bike Tour *(3 hours)

    A great mix of architecture, history, culture & food! Bike within some off-beaten paths & beautiful residential areas of Montreal. We would stick mostly to bike lanes, although we occasionally run along quieter city streets.


    Explore the residential neighbourhoods of Plateau, Portuguese district, Mile-End and Little Italy. Here lies in peace communities with multicultural backgrounds. In the heart of Mile-End, be surprised to observe the community of Hassidic Jews coexisting with the most modern hipster-artists residents. Have fun chasing some cool big street arts. As for delicacies, take a break in one of Montreal bagel Institution and in the Jean-Talon public market, the perfect spot to heighten your senses. We will also enjoy Montreal nature passing through nice city parks (Mont-Royal Park or LaFontaine Park) & green hidden alleys.


    Highlights: murals around the Main, Mount Royal Romantic Cemetery & amazing lookouts, public parks (Mount Royal or LaFontaine Park), Colourful Multiplex, Montreal's famous Bagel, the charming streets of Mile-End and Little Italy, Jean-Talon Market.


    *The exact itinerary would vary depending on the chosen mode of transportation (Electric-scooter, electric-bikes or regular bike)

    Montreal Private Biking Electric-Biking Tour

    By the waterside​

    Electric-Bike, Electric-Scooter or Regular Biking Tour* (3 hrs)

    Carrying out a loop, you would start from a central location within Le Plateau. Heading to Old-Montreal, you will cross the entertainment district and part of the downtown area. Bike along the Lachine Canal and the St. Lawrence River and discover the Expo 67 Islands. A journey to understand the historic importance of these places for the Montreal skyline, while having fun cycling on bike paths by the water. This tour offers great views of the city, the opportunity to have a close look to some architectural icons and to learn more about some hidden & true cultural aspect of Montreal!


    Highlights: Plateau colorful housing, Entertainment District, International District, Old-Montreal, Old Port, Lachine Canal, Habitat 67, Biosphere, Sainte-Hélène Island, Formula 1 tracks on Notre-Dame Island, Jacques-Cartier Bridge (if Electric-vehicule), Le Village, City Parks.


    *The exact itinerary would vary depending on the chosen mode of transportation (Electric-scooter, electric-bikes or regular bike)

    Montreal Customized Private tour

    Tailored​ Tour

    To be determined

    I customize the tour, its duration and content according to your desires, interests and availability.


    I also love to adapt my stories to kids and teens (let's play a game! Yeahh!), so families are more than welcome. Contact me!

  • Ready to book your tour?

    Please, contact me (email or contact box below) before booking to find out about availabilities. Once we have agreed on a date and what tour you would like to book, you are more than welcome to secure your booking with a 50% deposit through PayPal or an Interac e-transfer (for my fellow Canadians)..

  • Testimonials

    Awesome feedback from previous guests

    Cynthia - From USA

    A bit of everything: Mountain to River (3 hrs) - Private Walking tour

    Marie went above and beyond our expectations...from personally reaching out to us before/after the tour, to making the entire experience fun and knowledgeable. Her passion for Montreal is evident. She truly desires to make your tour memorable and meaningful-she accomplished that with all her inside stories and antidotes. Her kind spirit showed through the entire time...we learned a little bit about every section of the city. I would 100% recommend Marie if you are looking for a special time in Montreal

    Jeanne - From Boston, USA

    Old Montreal (3hrs) - Private Walking Tour - in Winter!

    I had such an amazing time! Thank you for making the whole experience so engaging and fun. Despite 3 hours in 4 degree F cold and snow, I never felt so warm. You are so gifted at turning history, travel, architecture, shopping and Montreal-only-details into an engaging and experiential time. I am renaming you Sainte Marie! I can't wait to come back and enjoy another tour with you!!! Merci


    [Jeanne did come back a month later and booked another customized 3h-tour: Downtown+Mt Royal+Mile-end/Little Italy!]

    Kelsey & her girlfriends - From Chicago, USA

    Old-Montreal (2h30) - Private Walking tour

    We are SO happy we found Marie! A group of 6 friends and I traveled from Chicago for the first time to Montreal. We had no idea where to start or what to see. Marie was extremely friendly and accommodating right from the start through emails. It's very clear she knows her city well and loves it! She does her tour through story telling and everyone in the group commented later how much we learned and how interesting her stories were. Highly recommend!!

    Kimberly - From Virginia, USA

    Old-Montreal (3 hrs) - Walking tour

    My husband, college age son, and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Marie. It was the perfect way to kick off our week in Montreal! Marie gives you some history and stories that really help you to understand how Montreal evolved to be such an interesting and diverse city. Highly recommended!

    Graeme - From Australia

    E-Scooter Tours (3h + 4h) - Exploring Mt-Royal, Mile-end, Little Italy, Downtown & Old Montreal (Among others things!)

    My wife and I went on a 3-hour tour with Marie. We enjoyed our time so much with her and the sights she showed us that we booked her again for a 4-hour tour two days later. The scooters are extremely easy to use and you get to see so much more than you would if you rode a bike or walked. Take the tour as soon as you can after arriving in Montreal to allow you to orient yourself with this wonderful city and make sure Marie takes you to the bagel shop during the tour. Money well spent.

    Kasia & George - From New Hampshire, USA

    Old Montreal (2hrs) - Private Walking Tour

    My husband and I had a fantastic private tour of the Old Town with Marie last Friday and we highly recommend her! Despite inclement weather, Marie was upbeat and energetic every minute of our tour. She was very knowledgeable and clearly very passionate about her city and took time to answer all of our questions. Two hours with Marie absolutely flew by! And by the end we really had learned a great deal about Montreal's fascinating history and architecture in a most enjoyable way. We ended at a fantastic cafe and Marie took time to help us plan the best way to see the rest of the city during our remaining days. It was such a pleasure to meet Marie and our tour with her was a highlight of our time in Montreal.

    Susan - From Colorado, USA

    A bit of everything: Mountain to River (3 hrs) - Private Walking tour

    We loved our walking tour with Marie. She is energetic and enthusiastic about Montreal. She gave us a great historical overview of the city and shared many fun and interesting stories about Montreal. We had a very enjoyable morning with Marie. She also gave us some great suggestions for other things to see in the city during our free time. It was a wonderful tour!

    Julielyn - From Burlington, Vermont, USA

    Old-Montreal (2.5 hrs) - Private Walking tour

    Our tour with Marie was fantastic! She was very prompt, and when one of the members of my family weren't feeling well, she was incredibly patient and accommodating to their needs.

    Anyone can rattle off facts, but Marie made our time together very informative, interactive and fun and she happily answered all of our questions. She even provided us with great suggestions of things to do and see after our tour was over.

    When I come back, I'll definitely look into booking another tour with her again. Thank you Marie!! Five stars!!! <3

    Becky - From Vermont, USA

    Old Montreal + International District (3hrs) - Private Walking Tour

    Marie was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable, entertaining, and with just the right amount of enthusiasm. There were 2 adults and 2 teenagers on our tour of old Montreal, and she made all of it very interesting for all of us - picky teenagers included :) Her communication through email beforehand was great. She clearly loves her job and the city - Thank you, Marie!

    Nancy - From New Hampshire, USA

    Old-Montreal (2.5hrs) - Walking tour

    This was a great tour of Old Montreal. Marie knows the city's history and shares some great stories about the beginnings and people who helped to build the city. You can tell she loves the city and is passionate about sharing that love. Much of what she shared would not have been obvious if we just walked around on our own. So glad we took the tour.

    Julia - Fron Toronto, Canada

    A bit of everything: Mountain to River (3 hrs) - Private Walking tour

    I RATE THIS FIVE STARS - Marie is energetic, thoughtful, informed, funny, and a real indication of the future of Montréal. I predict big things for both Marie and her adopted home. I'd book her again in a minute!

    Pablo & Samantha - From Adelaide, Australia

    Old-Montreal (2.5 hrs) - Walking tour

    Marie ran a fantastic tour of old Montreal, teaching us about the earlier days and how it was established. She was very knowledgeable on the city’s history and showed her passion with the group. She also pointed out a few great places to eat afterwards If you would like to learn about old Montreal with a passionate local, you can’t go past this tour!

    Ben - From Montreal, QC

    Downwtown & Old Montreal (3hrs) - Walking Tour

    Marie loves what she is doing and it shows! I had the pleasure to be her guest during the downtown + old Montreal tour and I learnt so many things even though I have been living in the city for almost 10 years. It was entertaining, not too long and her good energy is contagious. I highly recommend her!

    Lorel - From Canterbury, Australia

    Old-Montreal (2.5 hrs) - Walking tour

    Marie is the perfect guide for visitors to Montreal. While explaining the fascinating history of this wonderful city, her warmth and wit make this tour a must-do intro to the many intriguing stories that still resonate in the streets of old Montreal. Highly recommended.

    Eileen - From NYC, USA

    Old-Montreal (2.5 hrs) - Private Walking tour

    What a wonderful experience, our guide Marie was welcoming and knowledgeable in sharing history and her love for Montreal was infectious. We had a wonderful time, learned much about your lovely city and her enthusiasm carried us through the rest of our trip. Marie's introduction allowed us to see the city on our own taking in Montreal art, history and food. We will be back.

    Taco & Flavia - From São Paulo, Brazil

    Old-Montreal (2.5 hrs) - Private Walking tour

    Marie was an absolute great guide. She told us so many interesting stories and showed us details of the city that we’d never see if we were wandering the streets alone. She knew about architecture and urbanization, politics, history, art... she explained details about Canadian culture and symbols that we hadn’t heard yet, including about culinary and the maple traditions. Very friendly, kind and fun to talk too - we had a great time together (even with the cold rainy weather)! We surely recommend booking a tour with her! Thanks, Marie! You made us enjoy Montreal even more.

    Denise & Allison - From Detroit, USA

    Mountain to River (3hrs) on Day 1 + Old-Montreal (3 hrs) on Day 2 - Private Walking tours


    Marie - Allison and I enjoyed every minute with you. You are an amazing advocate for the city of Montreal. You are one of a kind and your passion is evident! We would recommend you beyond 5 stars if we could :). Your love of Montreal shows through at every location in the city.



    Marie - Day 2 was as amazing as day 1. We loved our time with you and would recommend you highly! You are an amazing tour guide and we absolutely loved our time with you.

    Jeff & his family of 7 - From USA

    Old-Montreal (2 hrs) - Private Walking tour

    We scheduled a walking tour with Marie on short notice and couldn't have been more pleased. Marie was responsive and flexible in setting up our tour. She was extremely knowledgeable about Montreal and had many interesting stories that brought life to the city's history. We highly recommend using Marie for anyone visiting Montreal.

    Rajeev - From London, UK

    A bit of everything: Mountain to River (3 hrs) - Private Walking tour

    We really enjoyed the tour. I was really impressed with the little touches to cater for my two young girls such as including the changing seasons light show. Marie had contacted me earlier to find out their interests and this shows the dilapidated fence and care she brought. She engaged both my girls to the extent that they forgot they had to walk.

    Jono - From USA

    Electric-Scooter tour (3 hrs)

    I was nervous about driving the scooter at first. But Marie train you and so many of the streets have bike lanes it really wasn't a big deal. Marie was our guide and she was fantastic, so much fun and so informative and charming. It was such an adventure, I felt like we really got an insiders experience on Montreal. You make different stops and hear about the city. This is a great thing to do with a group or a couple. It was a highlight our trip!

    Andrea & Kevin - From South Africa

    Old-Montreal (2.5 hrs) - Private Walking tour

    Marie was the highlight of my first Montreal visit! My husband and I booked a private walking tour of Old Montreal with Marie. I felt like we had a personalized and given a very special backdrop to this beautiful, sophisticated and elegant city by Marie. Fluent in English with a brilliant sense of humour - which I loved about her. Passionate about Montreal? This is Marie for sure. Can’t wait to come back with my teens to hear all the fabulous stories told by Marie.

    Monica - From Indiana, USA

    Old-Montreal (2.5 hrs) - Private Walking tour

    I booked a private tour of Old Montreal with Marie, for myself and two other family members. We had a wonderful time. Marie is an excellent guide. She not only talks about the history of the places that you see, she ties them into things going on today so you really feel how things have changed and evolved. I learned so much more from her than I would have if I had tried to do this on my own. I highly recommend her as a tour guide, and I looking forward to another tour with her this winter!

    Lauren - From Virginia, USA

    Old-Montreal (2.5 hrs) - Private Walking tour

    I had a wonderful private tour with Marie on a rainy morning in Montreal. I mentioned to Marie that I was interested in history and architecture and she indeed focused on these topics in a walk of the old quarter. She immediately sensed my level of knowledge and adapted the tour on the fly providing more in-depth information on the history of Montreal. The tour was very interactive; more of a conversation than a conventional "tour". Marie is bright and energetic and passionate about her work. I found her to be delightful and personable and I enjoyed our three hours spent together enormously. Marie left me with a map of our route and I was able to recreate the tour with my husband a couple of days later telling him the stories that Marie shared with me.
    The tour with Marie was one of the highlights of my time in Montreal. I highly recommend her.

    Michael - From Detroit, USA

    Old-Montreal (2 hrs) - Private Walking tour

    Marie was a terrific guide. I had been in the area for a few days before the tour and enjoyed it very much. But once we started the tour, she made the area 'Come to Life!. She is enthusiastic without going overboard, knows the area and its history very well and had stories about what led to specific events that formed the basis for how things are today. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and strongly recommend her! Mike P.

    John - From Minneapolis, USA

    Old-Montreal (2.5 hrs) - Walking tour

    Our walking tour with Marie was a really wonderful experience. She started with an overlook of the ​harbor and then a well-paced walk through the streets and sites of the old city. Marie brought energy and passion to her description of a variety of characters who were important in the history of the city. I think this was a unique approach, communicating the history through stories rather than facts and dates. Marie is both personable and knowledgeable. She really enjoys her role. She demonstrates a real interest in her guests. There is nothing rote or routine about a tour with Marie.

    Sandeep - From Dubai

    Old-Montreal (2.5 hrs) - Small Group Walking tour

    I have had other guided tours before, but never one so enjoyable! Marie is passionate about her subject-& it shows. She prepared for her 2.5-hour tour with a diverse group of visitors to Montreal by asking for our specific fields of interests and made it a personal experience, I suspect, for each of us. I was a little lost still on the 3rd day of our stay in Montreal, trying to come to terms with the city, but Marie's deep insight into its history architecture made it come alive. Great going Marie!

    Michele - From Winnipeg, Canada

    Old-Montreal (2.5 hrs) - Walking tour

    Marie is FANTASTIC! I’ve traveled around the world and this is one of the best tours I’ve ever experienced. Marie is an excellent communicator and her passion for old Montréal shines through like the top of “Marches Bonsecours” well done Marie !! Thank you so much. Dale, Michele, Brad and Janice

    Sean - From New York, USA

    Full-Day (7-8hrs) - Walking Mountain to River + Biking tour - Family Private Day Experience

    Marie is amazing. She's fun, insightful, creative and has amazing patience. She took me and my four young kids (12,10,8,8) around today on a tour by foot and by bike. We saw every part of Montreal as well as a bunch of fun insider stuff you just won't see on any old tour. Anyone who can handle an army of kids who ask when do they eat and "are we their yet" about a billion times while keeping everyone's attention, deserves the highest praise. All the kids have spent the rest of the day raving about Marie!

    Laurence - From Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Old-Montreal (2.5 hrs) - Walking tour

    We really enjoyed our tour with Marie! She was very thoughtful, having checked with us our expectations well ahead of the day of our tour and getting in touch with us the day before. She showed us the main points of attraction in the Old Montreal, telling us about the history of the city and other aspects as well. She answered all our questions, gave us some tips and was very entertaining. It was lovely to have her as a guide and we definitely recommend her tour. These are a few hours well spent!

    Suryani - From Australia

    Two (2) customized e-bikes (3 hrs) + e-scooter (3 hrs) tours

    I did two private tours with Marie: 1) E-bike tour of Montreal, covering Old Montreal, Downtown, Old Port, a bit of the F1 track (Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve), then onto Île Sainte-Hélène (St Helen’s Island), crossed the Pont Jacques-Cartier and back to surrounding neighbourhood of the city. 2) E-scooter tour of Le-Plateau, Mont-Royal, Mile End and Little Italy.


    I think these two are the best way to explore Montreal because it's such a big city. With the help of an E-bike and E-scooter, we could cover and explore more areas. I had an incredible experience and lots of fun with Marie. I have not biked for over 15 years and was feeling very nervous being on a bike. The very fun and encouraging Marie made the whole tour possible. She has changed my opinion and nervousness about cycling tour and I am actually doing more bike tours now! Marie is such a passionate guide who loves Montreal very much and like to show this amazing city with its visitors. She always has fun and interesting stories to add to the tour too, making the tours very unique. I enjoyed my time with Marie so much and I highly recommend her tours to anyone visiting Montreal. Both tours were the highlight of my trip to Montreal!

    Sidney - From California, USA

    A bit of everything: Mountain to River (3 hrs) - Private Walking tour

    Marie exceeds any expectation I had for an introductory tour of Montreal. She provided brilliant commentary. Her itinerary was well thought out and very well executed. Her energy, love of Montreal are infectious. Have booked many guides all over the world, she ranks among the best. If you want a ground-level view of Montreal and enjoy a walking experience you will not be disappointed.

    Tom - From Houston, Texas, USA

    Old-Montreal (2.5 hrs) - Walking tour

    We four American adults had a wonderful 2-1/2 hour tour of Old Montreal with Marie. Although it was raining she found places for us to stand under cover while she explained the history, culture, and sights. Her presentation was knowledgeable, clever, and sometimes humorous, and when we asked questions she inevitably knew the answers. We highly recommend Marie to show you her city, of which she is justifiably proud.

    John & friends - From Florida & Illinois, USA

    Old-Montreal (2.5 hrs) + Underground Montreal (3hrs) - Two (2) walking tours

    We booked two tours with Marie: the walking tour of old Montréal and the underground Montréal. She was really professional, on time, made great suggestions for restaurants and things to do that we did not consider before we arrived in Montréal. We changed our plans based on her advice, and everything she recommended was spot on. If you are here in October take the garden of lights tour as she recommended. Plus she has a wonderful spirit and personality! And is fun. Don’t miss her tours! Outstanding guide!

    Tim - From Southampton, UK

    Old-Montreal (2.5 hrs) - Private Walking tour

    This was our first trip to Montreal so it was lovely to meet someone like Marie whose love of Montreal shone through. She excellently guided us through Old Montreal telling numerous stories. Our tour seemed to fly by and by the end we had a great insight into Montreal. Well recommended: a wonderful introduction to Montreal.

    Marjorie - From Chicago, USA

    A bit of everything: Mountain to River (3 hrs) - Private Walking tour

    Wonderful energy! I highly recommend Marie any tour that you choose in Montreal. Her energy, knowledge and smile toured us up and down, in and out and around Montreal leaving us with a great feel about this amazing city. She has a wonderful view and insight to provide a personalized tour. This was our first trip to Montreal so it was lovely to meet someone like Marie whose love of Montreal shone through. She excellently guided us through Old Montreal telling numerous stories. Our tour seemed to fly by and by the end we had a great insight into Montreal. Well recommended: a wonderful introduction to Montreal.

    Howard - From Pender Island, BC, Canada

    Old-Montreal (2.5 hrs) - Walking tour

    Great tour guide; knowledgeable, funny, and adaptive with background materials and stories to keep you interested and engaged. Highly recommended!

    Charmaine & Carlos - From Miami, USA

    Old-Montreal (3 hrs) - Private Walking tour

    We were warmly welcomed by Marie in the lobby of our hotel! She was so enthusiastic and friendly. She gave us a comprehensive & relaxing tour of Old Montreal. We appreciated her passion & desire to impart her knowledge about the city she has come to love (without feeling rushed). Marie has such a warm personality and highly motivated guide. We truly enjoyed the walking tour. We got great recommendations of places to eat & other things to do in the event we got out early enough and had the opportunity to do some sightseeing on our own. This place is special & we cannot wait to return with our children.

    Amanda - From Chicago, USA

    A bit of everything: Mountain to River (3 hrs) - Private Walking tour

    Marie's tour was definitely the highlight of my first trip to Montréal. Throughout the entire tour she shared interesting facts and history about the city, as well as information and sights tailored to my interests. Marie was so charming the time flew by while we covered quite a bit of ground. Marie even reviewed what else I had planned during my stay and made recommendations. By the way, take her advice and be sure to visit Marché de la Villette. Her tour truly was the perfect introduction to Montréal!

    Toni & Peter - From Christchurch, New Zealand

    Old-Montreal (2.5 hrs) - Small Group Walking tour

    We had a wonderful Old Montreal experience with Wonder Woman -Marie this morning. We learnt so much and got a real insight to the old town, it’s history and colourful characters. Marie is a delight and we appreciated her expertise and fun so much.
    All my communication and booking of this tour was straight forward and prompt.
    We highly recommend this tour as an introduction to Montreal. Thanks Marie.

    Kerry & friends - From New Hampshire, USA

    A bit of everything: Mountain to River (3 hrs) - Private Walking tour

    We had the best time on our tour with Marie. She is extremely knowledgeable of Montreal and the history behind this amazing city. She loves what she does and it shows. We are very grateful for the time she spent with us sharing fun loving stories behind each historical event. At the end of our tour Marie took the time to mark off on a map her recommendations for restaurants and night life. You will not be disappointed. We will be back to Montreal and plan on taking other tours with Marie.

    Bed & Sonny - From Redding, California, USA

    Old-Montreal (2.5 hrs) - Small group Walking tour

    Marie was a phenomenal guide on our walking tour today—knowledgeable, warm, engaging and fascinating! She shared the history of Montreal through her excellent story-telling skills and genuine passion for this city, which made the past come alive!! The walk was entirely pleasant, not too easy or too hard. She was solicitous of everyone’s comfort and shared a lot of information in such a lively and fun fashion! We believe EVERY visitor to Montreal should be able to experience this beautiful city through Marie’s eyes...and her stories...and her heart❣️ Thank you, Marie!

    Ingrid - From Slovakia

    Old-Montreal (2.5 hrs) - Small group Walking tour

    Marie was excellent in telling stories and FUN to be with :D

    Richard - From Georgia, USA

    Old-Montreal (2.5 hrs) - Small group Walking tour

    Marie’s “Old-Montreal Delights with a local” tour was extremely informative and enjoyable. It’s clear from the beginning that she has put a lot of thought and research into her tour. As the very first thing I did after I arrived, I found her tour extremely helpful to get a fuller picture of the old town area, clearer picture of Montreal’s origins and key founders, and a helpful touchstone for navigating the modern version of old town during the rest of my stay. One more thing: Marie gives a nice summary of the founding of the country of Canada. She is warm and engaging throughout the tour and provides an insightful, nuanced description of historical events, the key men and women who secured the settlement in its earliest years, and the evolving interplay between the French-speaking and English-speaking inhabitants. Her tour is top notch!

    Nick - From Portland, Maine, USA

    Old-Montreal (2.5 hrs) - Private Walking tour

    Marie is an exceptional tour guide. She is smart, knowledgeable, fun, energetic, and passionate about Montreal and her role as a guide. you can't ask for much more than that. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our time with Marie.

    Mira - From California, USA

    Old-Montreal (2.5 hrs) - Walking tour

    Marie was extremely accommodating as we had two grandmothers on the trip with us and she waited patiently while we took photos and lingered to admire the sites. She was very informative and we all learned a lot about Vieux Montreal on this tour. At the end, she supplied us with a native sweet and a map where she detailed a few recommended restaurants. We got to try one of them for dinner and it was spectacular! This tour comes highly recommended. You will come away with an understanding of Montreal's wonderful history and a few interesting and funny takeaways.

    Sarah - From Darien, Illinois, USA

    Old-Montreal (2.5 hrs) - Private Walking tour

    My hubby and I took Marie’s private tour of Old Montreal in September 2019. She was very good about responding to email in the “setting up the tour” process. She gave us a good idea of what to expect on the tour and delivered what she promised - an informative, entertaining, story-filled 2.5 hours that was absolutely memorable. Marie has a great personality. We will remember our time with her fondly. You will not regret taking one of her tours. You will learn things you probably wouldn’t have picked up on your own. She is worth every penny!

    Kelly & Lawrence - From Winter Haven, Florida, USA

    Old-Montreal + Introduction to Underground (3 hrs) - Private Walking tour

    Marie was so wonderful! As we planned the trip she was responsive and gave us some other suggestions that made our whole trip more magical! She was able to win my slightly tired, slightly cranky almost 5 year old over and was patient and playful with him, but lots of interesting stuff for the adults, too! I've taken many walking tours, but this was my first private tour- now I'm spoiled! When I make it back to Montreal, I'm definitely reaching out to Marie again! She's the perfect hostess!

    Thanks again Marie for your time, recommendations, patience, excitement, and knowledge.

    Norman - From Las Vegas, NV, USA

    Beautiful Interiors: Underground & Above ​ (3 hrs) - Private Walking tour

    Marie was a delightful guide with a youthful flair for showing us her adopted city. She showed us places we could never have found on our own.

    Amanda - From Nebraska, USA

    By the waterside​​ (3 hrs) - Private Electric-Bike tour

    Wow! this was an incredible experience! Marie was a fabulous tour guide: funny, knowledgeable, passionate, compassionate, and interesting. I have ridden a bike once in the last 15 years so I was a little nervous. The electric bike is easy and fun! She was cautious and took us through areas that were easy to ride, fun and safe. Marie was delightful in every way. If I lived in Montreal, I would want to invite her to dinner often! Thanks, Marie!

    John & family - From New York, USA

    Old-Montréal​​ (2.5 hrs) - Private Walking Tour

    Marie was an amazing tour guide. My wife and I were with our adult kids for an informative and fun tour of Old Montreal. She was super-knowledgable and so spirited; this was a great way to start our long week-end in Montreal. And be sure to ask her for other recommendations around town; she is happy to share and has great info. Highly recommend using Marie as a guide!


    Marie: We had such an awesome time with you on Saturday! It was a great way to start off our week-end, which was fabulous overall. I just went online and left a 5 star review, which was well deserved!

    Pascale & Nancy - From Montréal, QC

    Old-Montréal​​ (2.5 hrs) - Private Walking Tour

    Marie is very knowledgable, charming and engaging. She is able to answer all our questions, is generous with her time and my sister and I were both very impressed that she managed to speak and really keep our interests for the entire duration of the tour. We highly recommend this tour and Marie.

    Ann & Taimi - From Vancouver, BC

    Fantastic views by waterside​​ by e-bikes (3 hrs) - Electric-Bike Private Tour

    Marie has infectious enthusiasm for Montreal! We thoroughly enjoyed this private tour of more than the standard tourist hot spots. We had unusually warm weather (October) to enjoy the E-Bikes allowing us to reach several villages, the waterfront and green spaces with little effort. Marie provided multiple stops with points of interest to appreciate the metamorphosis of the historical settlement into a planned urban centre with peaceful areas to escape city life (art installations, architecture, parks, Expo 67). Marie has a rich knowledge and shared hidden gems. I appreciated Marie asking in advance of the tour what we wanted to see. She matched our desires for a robust experience and even provided food recommendations for our stay.

    Karen - From Florida, US

    Beyond the Tourist Trail by e-scooter​​s (3 hrs) - Electric-Scooter Private Tour

    Marie was a perfect guide for our first visit to Montreal. She toured us through the local areas, favorite dining spots, The Plateau whiich turned out to be a hidden gem once on top, and the numerous parks of Montreal which I was amazed. Marie had great stories to share on her experiences in Montreal which helped personalize our afternoon tour. We were very pleased and would highly recommend Marie to anyone coming to Montreal. It was a lovely and informative afternoon.

    Kyle & friends - From Toronto, Ontario

    Old-Montréal​​ (2.5 hrs) - Private Walking Tour

    We had an excellent time with Marie. She was a great guide and we learned a ton. Highly recommended!!

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    If you have questions, are planning a visit to Montreal or just want to say hi, please drop me a line!


    Do not hesitate to contact me in English, French or Spanish!


    UPDATE (April 2022): I' have currently put my guiding activities on hold. But if you've appreciated my guiding style reading my site & reviews, I would be happy to refer you to another guide among my colleagues that would be able to offer you similar experiences. 


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    Last Edited on 2018-05-08