What speaks the most about a Tour Guide are the reasons why he chose this job. As for me it's pretty simple, I'm a "France lover" ; I have a passion for all aspects of this country. Therefore my goal is to make sure that your visit to France will be a long lasting memory, and for that I will give you the keys to understand the sites, the society, the food, the mentality, the culture. . . More than a simple sightseeing I'd like you to experience my country.
As someone once wrote "we travel to change, not of place, but of ideas". . . this is also why with me you will « experience » each place and not only see it though a window.
It's been 18 years that I provide guided tours on the French Riviera and Provence, I'm not "driver-guide" or "tour leader", or whatever is the made up term but National Licensed Tour Guide & Lecturer ; I don't only drive you around with some comments, I do the guided walking tours and a full service.
Guiding is a real job, hiring someone with a License ensure you to be with a professional who has been trained and who is qualified, but also the only person who can legally guide in historic sites (such as Saint-Paul, les Baux, Menton, etc. . . ), monuments or museums.
I also have a Master degree in Modern History and one in Political Sciences from the Sorbonne University in Paris. To complete a degree in communication and one in Managment, still from the Paris university.
I live in a region where the tourist offering is very standardized, with very few "off the beaten tracks" programs, so i'm happy to be able to offer you a unique experience fully tailor made.
Don't hesitate to browse my list of tours, you may discover that this region has much more to offer that one could expect, and that the best is not always the most celebrated.
If you don't find the itinerary or the departure place of your choice, please contact me I will customize a tour for you, and if I happen to be already booked on your day of interest I will find for you the best solution with a recommended colleague.
Passionate runner, I organize for several years running tours (sightrunning) on the French Riviera, maybe will you join me for that also.
For most of my tours you have the possibility to enjoy a traditional French pic-nic (optional), that I had the pleasure to refine over the years.
I use top of the line new minivans (2017 and 2018 models), with leather seats, A/C 3 zones, parnoramic roof, electric doors, cooler complimentary drinks, free WIFI, etc. . .
If you have any question please contact me, I'll be happy to provide all the informations you need.
A bientôt en France !
See you soon in France.
PS: Oh I have hairs now !
A Recent Review of this guide
Our group had a great time with Michel in Provence. I had been there several times and he was able to find a unique itinerary I hadn't taken. Michel is extremely knowlegable about the area and so much fun with a great sense of humor. Definitely one of the best guides I have ever taken. I will be in the South of France next year and definitely hope to use his services again. Great job Michel. Hope to see you next year.
National Licensed Tour Guide and Lecturer (University of Nice): N° GC 13/06/182P
Professional driver licences: Licenses n° 563 (VTC) and n° 1450 (TPRP)
Transport licenses: EVTC006170085 & TPRP 2017/93/000335
Insurances (transport + liability): AXA Niddam, 21 rue Pastorelli 06000 Nice
Silver medal of Tourism (Ministry of Tourism)
Master degree in Modern history (Sorbonne university Paris)
Master degreee in communication amd political science (Pantheon-Assas university Paris)
National Licensed Tour Guide & Lecturer (Nice Sophia Antipolis university Nice)
Experience: 18 years
Being National Licensed Tour Guide & lecturer I have NO restriction of any sort.
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