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Richard H.

Banville, France

I've been a professional guide since 1991. I'm also a PADI Master Instructor and I traveled all around the world teaching diving and guiding, so I'm very familiar with travelers and their needs.

I have a university degree in Norman history specialized in Medival History, especially the time of William the Conqueror and the nearly 300 years of Norman History as an independant country.
I'm also well educated in modern history, especially of World Word II.
I've also a university degree in Art History and know very well the periode of the sea side resorts (1840-1914) with the Impressionist painting periode in Normandy.
Next to art and history I know very well the culinary specialties of Normandy, with it's soft cheeses and the famous Calvados (Apple Brandy).
As I live between Caen and Bayeux (two very historical Norman), I can guide you there and show you all the little secret part of those two beautiful cities.
As I'm also very frequently in Rouen, I can also show you all the beautiful parts along the Seine rive and some of the most intersting historical and cultural places.

A Recent Review of this guide

Richard was a superb guide. His knowledge was very extensive yet he framed the events leading up to WW2 and the war very simply and clear for all to understand and retain. We had our three kids with us (13, 13 & 11) and they were able to follow along and able to apply some of their school learnings too. We had some severe weather but Richard was still able to get us to where we wanted to go and he did not miss a beat! Thank you for our favorite day in France!
Lynne Levey

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