I was born in the North of Provence and I first started my professional career as a teacher in English and in French (in France and England). I also did some tours at the time in Avignon France, and London England. I recently gave up working with one of the best rated wine estates in Châteauneuf du Pape after a period of 3 years. I did tastings and winetours for them and it gave me fantastic opportunities to meet people from all sorts of nationalities. I really enjoyed telling them about my region and sites not to be missed out, I also gave them advice regarding food and wine pairing. I became a licensed guide in April 2017 and have been doing tours for tourist offices in my area since then. I now feel the need to communicate, on a larger scale, my passion for South-Eastern France, its culture, beautiful sites, food and wonderful wines.
A Recent Review of this guide
Sophie organized a tour covering Roman times, present-day France and (the best part) wine! We saw some of the most beautiful Provence wine villages and classical sites. Sophie is extremely knowledgeable in ancient and contemporary history and conveys such in an instructive yet easy-going manner. She also knows wines and gave excellent commentary on what we were tasting. She has a great sense of humour and lots of colourful anecdotes. She also helped us in our solo visits to Aix and Avignon. Merci, Sophie!
John Paul Macdonald
Post Graduate Diploma in English (taught English and French), Phd level
International business degree
French licensed guide - card number GC1784002
Wine tasting training course + 3 years in Chateauneuf-du-Pape estate as wine guide from 2012 till 2015.
WSET Wines and Spirits level 2 passed with distinction 96%