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Michel L.

Nice, France

Bonjour, Bugs Bunny described France as the place where 'all good Americans go when they die'.

Well as much as I hate to disagree with the bunny, I must say that France is the place where all good people go to realize how great it feels to be alive!

Another wise mind wrote that 'we travel to change, not of place, but of ideas', and that's where I come in. My name is Michel and I will be, hopefully, your Guide in this splendid region that require to be understood in order to be fully loved.
I'm Certified Tour Guide & Lecturer (I can guide in historic sites and museums) with nearly 20 years of experience on the French Riviera and Provence, so don't hesitate to contact me for both areas and for multiday tours.
After studing history and political science at the Sorbonne university in Paris, I completed my guiding license at the Nice university and since then I spent years walking every path, visiting every lost chapel, touching every stone, tasting everything, i's my pathology.

I live in a region where the tourist offer is very standardized, with very few genuine tours, or programs "off the beaten tracks", this is why I'm so glad to be able to offer you a list of unique experiences, including for first time visitors.

As true as the real New York is not in Time square, the authentic Riviera is not in Monaco. This is why I prefer off-the-beaten-track tours, private and unique experiences as well as tailor-made tours. And trust me it is so much more enjoyable than the "10 things to do on the Riviera" list, no matter if you are a first timer or not, if you are a culture buff or only curious, nobody prefer the 6 o'clock train.

Contact me with your wishes, your place of care and check my programs to see if you find some inspiration, I will be happy to customize a tour for you.

For your comfort I use top of the line new minivans or SUV (2019 and 2020 models), with leather seats, A/C 3 zones, panoramic 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 information and the suggestions you need.

A bientôt en France!

A Recent Review of this guide

Absolutely the best experience spending the day with Michel!! Super knowledgeable, witty, personable ... would recommend experiencing the French Riveria with his expertise of the history and ease of getting around. Couldn't have asked for a better day!!! Thank you Michel
Sonya Ward

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Certified Tour Guide and Lecturer (University of Nice): N° GC 13/06/182P

Master degree in Modern history (Sorbonne university Paris)
Post doctorate modern history (Sorbonne)
Master degree in communication & political science (Pantheon-Assas university Paris)
National Licensed Tour Guide & Lecturer (Nice Sophia Antipolis university Nice)

VTC licence and TPRP licenses : Public transportation
Experience as tour guide : 20 years


Being Certified Tour Guide & Lecturer I have NO restriction of any sort, I can guide you inside historic sites/monuments as well as in museums.

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