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Igor R.

Montreuil l'Argillé, Haute-Normandie, France

As far as I remember I always loved History and telling people about it and showing the best places to eat, have fun, and the best things to do.

Born in Normandy near Lisieux, both my grandparents lived through the German occupation, and both were in the French Resistance.
That really started my passion for digging in the past. After an education in Lisieux, I went studying History and Journalism in Paris at the Sorbonne. Then, I worked for some years in Paris, then moved to England. I came back to my beloved country in 2009.
I started doing tours for friends from California, years ago, then friends of their friends, and I now take people on my tours who become my new friends ;o)

I am a professional guide for three years now, and I really love it!
I know and love my region. I have been here almost all my life, ( 41 years. . . too much ;o) and I have so many things to show you.
I have lived elsewhere but I can tell you that the "Paradise" is for me "here" in the green pastures of Normandy.

I am married and have two lovely daughters.

The real kick in the "job" is to meet amazing people, have them fall in love with Normandy, and then have them come again and again, and again.
As a real History buff, I now can take people on Vikings tours, sailing a real Viking ship, and see how our ancestors lived. I try as much as possible to do things the best as I can. I am a perfectionist I assume.

"Beauty lies in the details". Besides, I am also a "gourmand".
I love cooking and finding new and good places to eat in Normandy, no good for the waist, especially here with the cheese and creamy diet.
I review restaurants quite often for some cooking guides and I can bring you on a "Foodie tour " tasting some local cheese, cider and Calvados- Normandy apple brandy.

I will sure see you very soon on one of my Tours.

Bye.

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A Recent Review of this guide

Igor is a very mindful and attentive private guide on top of being knowledgeable,he met us at Paris CDG airprort and drove us to Bayeux,did a tour of D Day and Mont St.Michel,both are very enlightening as wel as exciting and very enjoyable,knows everything about where the good restaurants,foods,especially cheese as we were in the Normandy region which is famous for camembert cheese,he knows what wine is best for a meal,i would recommend him anytime.
Winston Amigo Chan

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Credentials

MA in History by the Sorbonne University 2000.

Fully Licensed Professonial Driver

Regional Guide Certificate

Guide Requirements for France

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Private Half-Day tour of Rouen, from,...

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Private Half-Day tour of Rouen, from Caen Rouen- Honfleur Le Havre--

581 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

6 hours

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Gourmet Tour of Normandy - Normandy Foodie

Enjoy some cider, calvados , Camembert cheese tastings and a "Gourmet",...

697 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours 30 min.

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Private Tour D-Day Beaches from Le Havre,...

Enjoy a Private Tour from Le Havre to the D Day Beaches

871 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours 30 min.

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Private Tour of the Mont Saint Michel,,...

Explore the secret doors of the " Marvel" with your private guide &,...

813 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours 30 min.

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Private Tour of the Mont St Michel from,...

Explore the secret doors of the Mont Saint Michel with your private,...

697 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours 30 min.

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Private Tour- Medieval Normandy - Bayeux,...

Explore the fascinating history of Normandy over 1000 years with your,...

697 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours

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Bayeux Tapestry and D-day Beaches from,...

Enjoy a Private Tour from Bayeux or Honfleur to the D Day Beaches and,...

755 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours 30 min.

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Private Tour of the D-Day Beaches from,...

Explore all the D-Day Beaches from Caen/ Bayeux with your private guide-driver

697 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours

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Private Tour of the D-day beaches from,...

Private tour - D Day Beaches from Cherbourg US Sites

871 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

9 hours

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Private Tour of the Mont St Michel from,...

Explore the secret doors of the Mont Saint Michel with your private,...

871 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

10 hours

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Private tour to the Mont St Michel from,...

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Private tour to the Mont St Michel from Rennes.

813 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours

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Private Tour of St Malo , Dinan, Cancale,...

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Brittany around St Malo and Dinan with your private guide for one day

755 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours

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3 DAYS NormandyHistoric Normandy + D-Day,...

Explore Normandy for three days with your private guide-driver in a,...

2206 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 days

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Private Tour : D-Day Beaches from Le,...

Enjoy a complete tour of the D-day Beaches from Le Havre ( from your,...

871 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

10 hours

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Private Tour of the D-Day Beaches - Canada,...

The amazing Canadians and their struggle for Freedom in Normandy on,...

871 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

10 hours

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Live like a Viking in Normandy and sightseeing,...

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Enjoy the experience of living, sailing and eating like a true Viking,...

871 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours

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Impressionists Gardens and Rouen : Giverny,...

Enjoy a private guide-driver for a day in Normandy : Giverny and Rouen

813 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

10 hours 30 min.

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3 DAYS Historical France : Loire Valley,,...

Enjoy a Private Tour of the Most Iconic places of France

2543 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

3 days

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Private Tour : D-Day Beaches from Rouen,...

Spend the day on the D-Day Beaches sites in Normandy from Rouen / Paris,...

929 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

10 hours

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Apples, cottages and Castles of Normandy,...

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Spend a day exploring Normandy backroads, small villages and visit,...

697 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours 30 min.

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