I am responsible for 4 classes : adaptation to English-speaking visitors, adaptation to river cruise tourism, food experience during tours, and business creation.
Welcoming people in my 2, 000 year old city of Lyon is my second nature ! I am here to offer completely different tours because I really love my job, and that is what really and objectively makes the difference !
Sharing - Understand - Open-mindedness - Knowledge - Otherness - Warmth - and Yum-Yum are the keywords during my tours. I specialize in interactive tours and food tours : talking together, looking for details, meeting local people, making people understand things, and of course there is no tour with me without a tasting or a drink !
Always with the sense of humour, but very strict in terms of QUALITY, I guarantee a 100% convivial and informative experience together !
Lyon is a very fascinating city added to UNESCO's world heritage list where the variety of activities to do and sceneries to discover is very impressive :
The city is considered as the french capital of gastronomy, but that is not the only reason why I got specialized in food tours and why I spend my days in the impressive indoor market Les Halles de Lyon-Paul Bocuse. I am a foodie and I deeply believe that food is a perfect introduction to another culture, a wonderful way to enjoy life, meet people, and face otherness.
Lyon also used to be the main centre of silk production in Europe during centuries : you can't imagine the treasures we still have in beautiful made-in-Lyon-velvet shops, and the skills of passionate artisans we meet together during weaving demonstrations or demonstrations of handmade painting on silk. . .
See you very soooooon.
A Recent Review of this guide
Alex was great! If we ever visit Lyon again, we'll be scheduling another tour with him. I'm not exactly sure what to highlight most as we had so many positive experiences. I suppose the most important issue was that we have a special needs child with autism. Alex was undaunted by what could have been a challenge, finding activities that would keep our son interested, while not disturbing others visiting the sights. Alex was knowledgable, engaging, & accommodating. Thanks for a great intro to the city!
Degree in languages (English - Italian)
Professionnal tour guide card issued by the French State
Teacher in guiding techniques, food tours and adaptation to foreign visitors at Université Lyon 2
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle but I can arrange for a separate car/coach/taxi and driver.