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Alexandre A.

Paris, France

"This guide is. . . Rock' N Roll !" said somebody* No matter the place you are in, the guide you choose can totally change your experience Would you be my guests?

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 France in general.

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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, buses, 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 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
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, have a very pleasant stay in Paris in any cases.

Thanks a lot for reading my presentation

Alexandre

*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

Our tour with Alexandre could not have been better. Very informative and allowed us ample time to spend at the exhibits of most interest to us. I highly recommend him as a Louvre guide.
Tom Graham

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Credentials

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 anywhere in France with NO line (or just a few minutes), 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

Privately, I am the father of three kids (2, 4 and 6 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.

Restrictions

I don't drive and guide at the same time
I can arrange a separate transportation with insurance, vehicle (new Mercedes Viano MiniVan with 6 seats for you) and a kind and calm professional driver.
This way i stay focused and no time is lost for parking

Guide Requirements for France

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Tours by Alexandre A.

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Private tour guide Alexandre

Catacombs + Bakery secret's tour (private,...

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Visit the catacombs (no line), meet a french baker and taste your own,...

424 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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King Tut Last exhibition outside Egypt,...

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Don't miss your last chance to marvel at the original priceless treasures,...

346 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

2 hours

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Private Half-day Louvre Museum Tour

An immersion with understanding, feeling...and emotion !

289 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 hours

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Paris by bike, enjoy safely the best,...

An easy ride along the bank river (world heritage) and outside from,...

341 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

4 hours

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Once upon a Time......PaRiS !

Its origin, history and vibration, from Marais to Notre-Dame

289 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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In the Heart of Montmartre

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A private moment away from the world

220 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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Private Full Paris city tour that you,...

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Dedicated Driver = Unlimited stops

647 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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Unique ! Visit a medieval building site

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An extraordinary challenge: building a fortress in XXIth

1538 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

11 hours 30 min.

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Discover Vaux Le Vicomte estate (that,...

Private Full-Day Trip away from the crowd with real local food, experience,...

1318 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

9 hours

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Paris Airport Transfer ? Make it a special,...

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Make the most of your layover in Paris with a Private Guide

722 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

5 hours

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Once upon a time......VerSaiLLeS...in,...

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Private all inclusive discover of the entire Estate in a half-day.

873 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

5 hours

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