When I arrived, I did not expect to find such a rich region in terms of history. Actually, I moved to a town liberated by the 3-rd Canadian Infantry division. My father-in-law had lived through the German occupation and I had some relatives who had been taking part in the WWII battles. As I had been already passionate about WWII history, it was interesting to learn about the D-day and visit any single museum.
I have a Master degree in teaching. So, guiding for me is like teaching people. During 3 years, I worked as a D-day guide in local Normandy guiding companies. I've broadened knowledge about the D-day and learnt about the Mont Saint Michel, Honfleur, Normandy history and art. Finally, I have become a certified guide of France. My job is both my passion and hobby, which makes my dream come true.
I like meeting up with new and nice people, sharing my knowledge, time, and showing my region. I do not provide only historical facts, but I am trying to recreate various battles around Normandy by telling remarkable and involving stories and using maps and photos.
I'm a friendly easy-going person and I always follow and respect your pace.
I do hope to have the pleasure to welcome you on my tour.
A Recent Review of this guide
Our private D-Day Tour from Bayeux was led by Elena. She is extremely knowledgeable about the events of D-Day and did an outstanding job of engaging us in the conversation and taking us to the significant places as she described the events which were occurring during WWII. She used a microphone and speaker system while talking in her car so we could easily hear and understand what she was telling us. I highly recommend Elena as a tour guide.
2017 Guide - conférencier or Licensed guide of France (N° GC 2017-14-005D)
2017 French license of transportation company (N° JVE 251701002)
2014-2016 - Private guide in guiding companies (Normandy)
2011-2012 Caen University - Baccalaureate degree in tourism
1996-2001 NSP University - Master's degree in pedagogy
It would be possible to book a tour using your rental car (less expensive cost). Please, note that I'm not allowed to drive your car due to insurance issues.
My car can fit up to 6 people comfortably.