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Michel L.

Nice, France

Bonjour ! Well not that easy to make a choice isn't it ?

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.
Michel

PS: Oh I have hairs now !

A Recent Review of this guide

Michel is passionate about his work, very knowledgeable about the local history. He is full of energy and extremely helpful to adapt to the needs of his clents.
Hamid Guedroudj

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Credentials

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: 17 years

Restrictions

Being National Licensed Tour Guide & lecturer I have NO restriction of any sort.

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Tours by Michel L.

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Balconies of the Riviera - Private Tour

Villages of Saint-Paul, Tourrettes, Gourdon and Old Cagnes with a Licensed,...

871 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

8 hours

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Magic Riviera - Shore excursion from,...

A unique insight with your local Guide - Private Tour

871 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

8 hours

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The Riviera for first timers - Shore,...

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Highlights of the Riviera with a local Guide

871 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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Deluxe Shore Excursion from Cannes

A Private Tour like no other with Your Experienced Local Guide

871 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

8 hours

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Pure Provence - Shore Excursion from,...

Seaside & Countryside with a Licensed Tour Guide - Private Tour

1028 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

8 hours

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Everything Saint-Tropez - Shore excursion

Bormes-les-Mimosas, Grimaud, Gassin, Saint-Tropez... different and,...

1028 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

8 hours

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100% Nice - Private tour

Beauty and "art de vivre" of the Riviera's capital

814 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

8 hours

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Everything Monaco - Historic private,...

Menton, Roquebrune, Monaco & Monte-Carlo with a private guide

871 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

8 hours

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Wolf world - Private tour in the wild,...

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Family tour in the Little Switzerland of Nice

887 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

8 hours

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Safari in heaven - Private tour off the,...

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A day in the wild and authentic Riviera with a local guide

880 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

8 hours

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The Colorado of Nice - Private tour in,...

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A journey in Beauty for nature's lovers in my favorite spot

871 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

8 hours

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Journey through the Middle Ages - Cultural,...

Legends, painted chapels, medieval villages, Royal road, history &,...

977 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

10 hours

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Mercantour National Park - Private tour,...

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For nature and wildlife lovers, an experience of the Southern Alps

871 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

8 hours

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Lost Generation - Cultural private tour

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The Riviera on the paths of the Americans artists of the roaring twenties

877 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

8 hours

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Villages & wine - Private Tour

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Cassis, Le Castellet, La Cadière & the famous route des crètes

1115 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

8 hours

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Provence Discovery - Multiday tour

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Provence like your dreamed it with a local guide

5200 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

4 days

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