What are you looking for when choosing a restaurant ? The food type, the price or the cook ?
I think we can be blind when facing a painting or a medieval wall, even with our smartphones, cameras and maps.
Better said : "For the one who's looking without seeing, the earth is just earth, nothing else" A. Yupanqui
I offer different kind of tours : district's walking tour, national museum great visit, full day tour in or outside Paris and multi day tour giving you my help to organize your stay in Paris in particular and in France in general.
Have a look to the tours I do offer.
Need more to decide? Here are more conventional information:
I did about 1500 tours since I started working as a full official licensed guide 9 years ago.
I studied and worked in many different places: from Castle under construction to world-famous museums and monuments.
I showed the real "taste" of Paris using boats, bus, feet, luxurious van, metro, bikes or horse-drawn cartridges (a tour is always customizable).
I shared my guiding passion for different kinds of people: from 3 years old kids looking for reals dragons in a Castle to expert tours with patrons in a privatized Louvre.
From a small family group of 3 generations enjoying a very particular trip in their lives to young prisoners, reluctant at first to a guided tour, and finishing it by running with me to see the more they could in the time that remained.
Now, when working, I always remember this :
A tour that can be several times in a week for me but can be once in a lifetime for you.
I love to improvise rather than repeating and I really want to make each tour special for you.
As an autonomous official guide, I decided to create my own tours with ingredients I find important to compose with :
Curiosity, open-mindedness, passion, creating contact with locals
and . . . confidence in you because things are not so complicated !
In the end, I don't know if I am "Rock'n Roll" but I sincerely believe in this Keith Richards sentence
(replace "songwriting" by "guiding"): "This is one of the fabulous stuff of songwriting (guiding) : it's not an intellectual experience. One can obviously have to use one's brain here and there but, at bottom, it is above all the ability to grasp moments. "
Ready to be my guests ?
If yes, Welcome on my page! Please have a look to the tours I already offer and contact me to make it unique or to create your own.
If not, maybe another of my colleagues will match you, I wish you a very pleasant stay in Paris in any cases.
Thanks a lot for reading my presentation.
*Stephane Thebaut, a famous french T. V. presenter of "La Maison France 5" in with I appeared introduce me to the audience saying that I was "(. . . )knowledgeable about Paris, friendly and passionate, but above all, I was. . . Rock'n Roll!".
A Recent Review of this guide
Great tour thank you Alexandre! We saw so many interesting parts of Paris little streets and points of interest that were off the typical tourist hot spots. He captivated us all with his fascinating and informative tour. We absolutely were blown away by Saint Chappelle thank you for your suggestion and arranging all! Alexandre catered to our family with teen, walking tour expertly we were informed, enlightened and thoroughly engaged. Brilliant guide and tour thank you for some wonderful Paris memories
Official professional license of Guide-conférencier (Ministry of culture and tourism)
Professional acting experience
Mixed-ability teaching and organizer (summer camps director for years)
I can guide you with NO line, including :
All the historical monuments and museums: The Louvre, Sainte-Chapelle, Notre-Dame, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Orsay, Père Lachaise, Vaux le Vicomte, Fontainebleau, Versailles, Guédelon, Burgundy, Britanny, St-Denis Cathedral, Mont St-Michel, Loire Valley, Chambord, Chenonceau, etc.
All the districts: Montmartre, île de la Cité, Mouzaïa, Marais, Latin quarter, Monptarnasse, Saint-Germain des Prés, Belleville, etc.
In most of the significant 2019 temporary exhibitions: Picasso, Caravage, Da Vinci and King Tut.
Privately, I am the father of three kids (2, 5 and 7 years old)
I am involved in food cooperative movement (locals and organics producers), social life, international cultural and philanthropist associations and family trips by bikes.
I don't drive and guide at the same time, the difference worth it : professional driver, no stress and we park almost anywhere without wasting time.
(he has a special VVIP agreement, insurance and a new Mercedes van Vclass with 6 seats for you).