I graduated in French Linguistics and Civilization, as well as in Wine (oenology), wine tourism and Wine business.
I moved to Bordeaux in 2003 to follow my studies. And passionate about history and architecture, I was so happy to be here, in Bordeaux - the city of great cultural and gastronomic diversity. And I fell in love with this splendid city! And how could I not with this city so rich in history? In the era of the Roman Empire in our Burdigala (the Roman name of Bordeaux), there was a university where Ausonius taught (hence the name of the Château Ausone). Our Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine (Queen of France, then Queen of England, mother of four kings, including Richard the Lionheart, and two queens), played a very important role in the history of Bordeaux but also those of the Kingdoms of France and England and her cultural influence goes even farther beyond that. And finally, thanks to its architecture of the eighteenth century, Bordeaux is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. And that's not all!
The 'wealth' of Bordeaux is not limited to the city itself. It is the capital of Aquitaine - the region is a treasure trove of Romanesque and Gothic architecture, the Atlantic coast with its unique "Bassin d'Arcachon" (Arcachon Bay), the Dune du Pyla (the highest dune in Europe), fresh oysters and other seafood, seaside resorts such as Cap Ferret, Arcachon, Biarritz and many other "gems" . . .
And above all, the world famous Saint Emilion and Médoc with their great wines! The Basque Country with its beautiful sites such as Bayonne, Biarritz, Saint Jean de Luz, San Sebastian, and so on. And of course - Perigord or Dordogne, one of the most beautiful French departments. Here you can discover the most beautiful medieval castles on the cliffs above the river, which you can also admire whilst canoeing with family or friends; primitive dwellings and medieval villages; the most impressive caves with their prehistoric cave paintings…
Not to mention the closest well-known town: Cognac with its eponymous drink. La Rochelle, Gascony, where they produce the oldest brandy in France - Armagnac. The Pyrenees with many opportunities for skiing, trekking, hiking, mountain bike trips, etc.
And of course, wine! So different and so good!
Would you like to discover one of the most beautiful regions of France? Would you like to taste the best and/or most famous wines, cognac, Armagnac; enjoy the freshest and most delicious foie gras, seafood, truffles? I would be happy to share with you all my knowledge and all my experience as a guide. I would be delighted to introduce you to the fabulous people who live here and who will be happy to share a few moments of their life.
I would like to share my love for Bordeaux, Aquitaine and France. This wonderful country that is mine. I will give you a warm welcome and will be happy to show you my Bordeaux, which everyone falls in love with!
One of the most motivating things in my work is the desire of the people I accompany to return to the Bordeaux region.
Welcome to Bordeaux !!!
A Recent Review of this guide
Alessia was energized and vibrant. She gave us an amazing tour with the history, as well as the tastings of the land. I would recommend her to everyone I know. She also takes professional style photos of your tour and will send them to you later.
-Independent professional tour guide since 2008
-Degree in Wine (oenology) and Wine tourism
-Degree in Wine business
-Degree in French Linguistics and Civilization
I do not have any restrictions in regard to my guiding, I can offer a full range of experiences.