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Mari R.

Villeurbanne, France

Hello! Hola! Merhaba! Welcome on my page where you will be told that I am a tour guide in Lyon and the area since 2004 and that year after year I've learnt what foreigners were looking for.

For many years now, I've been offering private tours all over my native city.

I am French (nobody is perfect!) and love my country which has so much to give & I would like people to enjoy their stay here.

When I go somewhere I like to be given the local explanations, stories & history but I also like to have a real contact whith the person I met, to know what is their way of life and how is the life in the country in general.

So, if you come with me, I'll show you the highlights of the place but also the places off the beaten track, with my personal touch. You can ask me whatever you want, (even controversial topics).

What about me? People say that I am very "knowledgeable", "giving lots of great information" & "very friendly". Others say that I am "expressive, fun loving and eager to learn and share" and that I "added immensely to the enjoyment of their trip".

Anyway, it will be a pleasure to show me my wonderful town (one of the nicest in France) and to meet you here in Lyon.

A bientôt en France!

A Recent Review of this guide

Mari provided a very comprehensive tour of the small neighborhoods in Lyon away from the tourist area. She took us to multiple bakeries, butcheries and chocolate stores. She would explain in detail all the different items. We also saw many architectural features & the story of the murals and ally ways. She knows the history of each area. Very entertaining personality. I recommend her with no reservation.
Peter Murray

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I obtained my guide license in 2004 after studies in tourism, after living 6 months in Spain and 6 months in London.
I was bornin Lyon, grew up in the country and came back to live in 1998. Now, my heart is divided between the city and my native village.
Little by little, I've been specialised in architecture.


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your own car or offer you suggestions to rent a driver.

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