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Private tour guide Mari R

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 was very knowledgeable. We booked her for a full day 8 hour tour and she adjusted the itinerary to our preferences. We enjoyed our day with her and learned a lot about Lyon. I would recommend Mari as a great tour guide in Lyon.
Joanne Hiscox

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Credentials

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.

Restrictions

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

Guide Requirements for France

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Tours by Mari R

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Private tour guide Mari R

The perfect first time in Lyon (Half,...

Let's discover the main districts of the city with your private guide!

282 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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Private tour guide Mari R

A day in Lyon with a private guide

After this tour, you're ready to live in this city.

469 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

8 hours

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Private tour guide Mari R

A private tour in the unexpected Old,...

Discover the Renaissance architecture and its "secret" passages

240 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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Private tour guide Mari R

Lyon Resistance Private Tour

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Why did Lyon receive the title of "Capital of Resistance" ?

282 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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Private tour guide Mari R

The Roman city of Lyon (vestiges & museum)

Let's discover the oldest places of Lyon with your private guide

282 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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Private tour guide Mari R

On the tracks of the silkweavers in Lyon,...

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Let's discover the hill where the "canuts "settled in the 19th century

246 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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A private guide in the crowded Festival,...

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Come and follow me in this maze and with amazing lights!

293 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 hours

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