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Jean-François S.

Vence, France

LIVE THE EXPERIENCE! Bonjour, I was born and grew up in Provence/Côte d'Azur.

I've been a tour guide/driver since 2005. I live in Vence, the city of Matisse. I'm completely fluent in English (Master degree in English and English teacher & translator).
Being a real local native helps a lot not only to know this area very well but also to create new tours and especially off the beaten track, my spécialité. Though I do classical tours and shore excursions, I love taking my guests to less known places (off the beaten track) where we explore another side and way of life, more authentic like some small villages in the mountains away from the tourist crowd. You'll have then a unique opportunity to visit a typical French home and meet some locals.

I also offer :
- customized 2-7 day tours as per your wishes (Provence, French Riviera, Corsica, Alps. . . ).
- ski tours: above Nice, we have three very nice ski resorts, only 1h30 drive. I'm a very good skier and will be delighted to take you up there for a great & fun ski day or weekend. Ideal for families with kids, a group of friends.
- Yacht charter.
- Hiking in the mountains above Nice.
- All my tours are available in winter.
Please contact me for more details and I'll design the best possible tour.

Being also a teacher (French, English, History), I love sharing and speaking about local and French culture, wine and gastronomy, art, history, travelling. . .
One of my passions is photography and I can give you some good hints to take the most beautiful pictures. I took all the pictures here.
You really enjoy each stop, take time to explore and learn, all my tours are customized to meet your needs at every step, great sense of humour is a must. I want my guests to relax, enjoy each minute, have fun and bring back excellent memories.
I drive a 7 seater a/c vehicle.

I look forward to welcoming you in Provence-Côte d'Azur and sharing a great experience. . .

A Recent Review of this guide

Jean-Francois was a wonderful and knowledgeable guide! He wasn't overbearing with information or intrusive - he gave us the perfect amount of alone time to take in the amazing sites! I would highly recommend Jean-Francois and is well worth the investment!
Amber Bradley

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Credentials

I've got a Master degree in English language and Anglo-American civilisation. I'm also a translator.

Restrictions

I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the historical monuments.

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Private tour guide Jean-François

Private Shore Excursion Toulon

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Explore the highlights of Provence around Toulon

848 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

8 hours

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Private Wine Tasting Tour in Provence

Explore local wineries in Provence's Var region with a local guide,...

829 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

8 hours

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Off the Beaten Track Private Tour French,...

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Explore hidden villages in the mountains up to 4500 ft

737 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

8 hours 30 min.

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3 Day Private Lanvender Fields Tour in,...

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The most amazing and beautiful lavender fields

3195 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

3 days

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Off the Beaten Track Private Tour French,...

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Visit a Local Typical French Home & Champagne Tasting

731 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

9 hours

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Geocaching Tour

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Cannes, Nice, Antibes, Monaco

702 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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