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.
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
MA in History by the Sorbonne University 2000.
Fully Licensed Professonial Driver
Regional Guide Certificate