From that time on I was the one who took familly and friends on a tour to show them all the beautiful sites of this marvellous region. Later on I had to pass my Guide-License as an accomplishment of my work and experience.
I am happy when I can give something different to the visitors, something that you can not read in a guide or history book: How the locals live in this remote part of FRANCE, what they eat, where they find their food and how they prepare it. What is special about the surrounding nature in this region, and what we do to protect it. Why did our great-grandparents built their houses in stone with a pigeon tower on the roof? How and where did they collect their drinking water? I can give you all the answers and you will discover a whole new world!
My goal is to surprise, amaze and charm you. And to give you some of my passion for one of the most beautiful regions in the world: the Southwest of France which stretches from Bordeaux to Toulouse and especially the Dordogne Valley.
A Recent Review of this guide
I contacted Josine fairly late in the planning stage of a trip to the Rocamadour region. During the exchange of a few e-mails, she was able to put together a customized tour of exactly what I was looking for. When I arrived to meeting Josine, I was really amazed by the tour and the thoughtfulness of what she put together. I was pleasantly surprised and would definitely do another tour with her again the next time I am in the region. Her tour was one of the best parts of my trip to France!
I work as a professionnal guide in France, my license number is: Guide-Conférencier national GC1246009P delivered by: Préfecture du Lot, 46000 CAHORS, FRANCE. I work for hôtels: Hôtel du Château, Alvignac. Hôtel le Lion d'Or, Rocamadour. Hostellerie du Causse, Gramat. Touroperators: Verdié Voyages, Rodez. Raynal Voyages, Cahors. Grand Circle Travel, US. Gulliver Travel, Japan. Guide office in Toulouse: Paysdoc.com, etc...
I also have the First Certificate in English (Grade A) of the University of Cambridge.