I've been a tour guide/driver since 2005. I live in Vence, the city of Matisse.
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 a per your wishes (Provence, French Riviera, Corsica, Alps. . . ).
- ski tours : above Nice we have three vey 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, 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 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 humor 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 the perfect tour guide! He is relaxed and obliging and we had many good conversations about French and Canadian life as he took me to all the places I had requested. It was a perfect day and I would highly recommend him to friends or anyone who wants a private tour! I will contact him again if in southern France! Many thanks Jean-Francois!
I've got a Bachelor degree in English language and Anglo-American civilisation.
I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the historical monuments.