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 the 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 welcoming you on my tour.
A Recent Review of this guide
Lena is awesome! We thoroughly enjoyed her tour. She arrived early and picked us up at our location. She is truly a very knowledgeable tour guide and very warm and caring person that was fun to be with for this all day tour. When we come back to the area we will definitely go on another one of her tours!
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 coast). Please note that I'm not allowed to drive your car due to insurance issues.
My car can fit up to 6 people comfortably.