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Stephanie D.

Bordeaux, France

Hello, I am a private guide in Bordeaux and I can't wait to share my beautiful city with you.

First I want to commend you for choosing to hire a ToursByLocals guide. Once you experience a private tour, you will never want to go back to the impersonal group tours run by guides who cover the same ground and tell the same story every day. With a private guide, the tour will reflect your individual interests allowing you to make the most of your limited time as a tourist.

Now a little about me. . . .

I am an American and have been living with a Frenchman since 1998. In 2003 I dragged him back to France with a baby in tow and the rest is history. Now that my children are older and attend school all day, I spend as much time as possible in cafés sipping espresso or wine. I have learned so much in my time here and I love sharing my experiences with curious travelers.

As a food enthusiast, I have made it my mission to discover the best that Bordeaux has to offer and I will share with you all of my favorite restaurants and gourmet shops. Whether you want fine dining or a riverside picnic, I know where to take you. I will help you avoid the tourist traps and only take you to the places appreciated by locals.

And of course I will show you the beautiful monuments and architectural highlights, making sure to tailor the tour to your interests.

I hope you are excited about your upcoming trip to Bordeaux. There are so many wonderful things to see and experience and I am anxious to share them with you.

A Recent Review of this guide

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect guide since Stephanie grew up in the US, married a Frenchman and has chosen to raise her children in Bordeaux. She is warm and spirited, speaks French like a native, is encyclopedic in her knowledge of Bordeaux and it's history, and can speak to the similarities and differences between French and American life, attitudes, politics, etc. She packed more into a day than could be imagined and we came away with a great appreciation of the region and its people.
Stephen Hoffman

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BS from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Over 200 hours of professional and recreational cooking classes at L'Academie de Cuisine, the Cordon Bleu,and L'Atelier des Chefs.

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