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Christian M.

Pouillon, Aquitaine, France

Hi! My name is Christian : I'm an American expatriate, living in France since 1992.

I provide Private Driving Tours - sightseeing circuits for one - or multiple-day excursions.

My favorite regions include:

***The Basque Country along the Spanish-French Border:
-From Bilbao to San Sebastian; St Jean de Luz, Guethary, Biarritz, Bayonne, Espellette & St Jean Pied-de-Port

***the Bordeaux region:
-Dordogne, Lascaux, Sarlat-le-Caneda, Rocamadour, St Emilion, Medoc, Arcachon

***Around Toulouse: "Occitania"
- Carcassonne, Cathar castles, Albi, Cordes-sur-ciel, St Cirq-LaPopie, Pech Merle, Comminges, Lourdes

. . . But I also provide tours in the rest of France!

***Loire Valley: Renaissance castles - Chenonceau, Chambord
***Normandy,
***Brittany,
***Burgundy,
***Champagne,
***Provence, Monaco. . .

- I proudly offer quality, custom service: authentic excursions into the heart of France and French Culture.

- With over 25 years' experience driving in France, I provide safe transport and historical commentary with personal anecdotes about life in France as an American expatriate.

- My objective is to help you to maximize your time spent here in France - so that you will most comfortably enjoy all the beauty and history - that you return home filled with spectacular memories of a marvelous adventure.

- Having a unique point of view due to my international education and experiences, and a profound understanding of both French and American cultures, I know what English-speaking tourists are looking for in France - and can share this with you!. . . .

- My greatest asset is that I have one foot firmly set in 2 countries/cultures:
I speak perfect American English, as I was born and raised in the US, yet my father is French, and my wife (and in-laws) are all French.

- One of the greatest advantages to my tours is flexibility. I may propose or start the day with an itinerary in mind, or list of places to visit, but from there the day will unfold according to your personal wishes.

A Recent Review of this guide

Picked up at our Apartment. We had an awesome day touring the Dordogne valley. We visited a cave and the museum at Lascaux 4. Christian was a great guide, he has great local knowledge. We learned a lot about the areas history and a language . Although a long trip in the van, lively conversation and interesting sites rounded out a great day. I would not hesitate to book future trips with Christian.
John Pappel

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Credentials

Licensed as a Driver-Guide (Voiture de Tourisme avec Chauffeur)

Restrictions

I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the historical monuments.
I can arrange for a licensed guide to provide this service upon request.

Guide Requirements for France

Private tour guide Christian

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Tours by Christian M.

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Private tour guide Christian

Visit Lascaux - famous Prehistoric Cave,...

Lascaux, Rouffignac, Font de Gaume caverns:the Oldest Paintings in,...

1067 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Private tour guide Christian

Bordeaux to Dordogne Valley Castles &,...

Visit Les Eyzies, Sarlat, Domme, La Roque-Gageac, Château de Beynac,,...

1067 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Private tour guide Christian

Biarritz & the Basque Country Sightseeing:,...

Visit the French Basque Country in a small van with American private,...

828 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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Private tour guide Christian

Toulouse => Carcassonne => Albi => Cordes-sur-Ciel:,...

Cathar Country: Occitania, Lastours... Follow the footsteps of Crusaders,...

1043 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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Private tour guide Christian

Bilbao Shore trip to San Sebastian: Private,...

Sightseeing in the Spanish Basque country with American Driver-Guide

828 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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Private tour guide Christian

Bilbao Shore trip: Private Sightseeing,...

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Fishing villages, marvelous panoramic views, Basque History and Culture

828 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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Private tour guide Christian

Biarritz /St Jean de Luz Shore Excursion:,...

 unrated

Basque Country private sightseeing tour: Drive to San Sebastian with,...

775 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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Private tour guide Christian

Loire Valley Castles: Sightseeing tour,...

Experience the Rennaissance - World Heritage Architecture: gorgeous,...

1067 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Private tour guide Christian

Dordogne & Rocamadour 3 day private tour,...

visit the famous caves of Lascaux; Sarlat-la-Caneda, and Rocamadour

2897 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 days

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Private tour guide Christian

Dordogne Castles & Villages from Sarlat,...

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Sightseeing Tour with Private Driver-Guide: visit Domme, La Roque Gageac,,...

948 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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Private tour guide Christian

Dordogne Valley from Sarlat: Visit Lascaux,...

Discover Dordogne: Lascaux, Rouffignac, Les Eyzies, Sarlat, ... 100,000,...

948 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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Private tour guide Christian

Lourdes: sightseeing tour through the,...

day trip departing from Lourdes to visit the Cirque de Gavarnie and,...

1067 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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