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Private tour guide Ann

Ann H.

Dordogne, France

Bonjour, As a professional guide of prehistoric cave art I have worked in 3 major sites, 2 in the Dordogne, Font de Gaume and Lascaux II and as the curator of the exceptional site, La Magdaleine des Albis, in the Tarn.

I have an indepth knowledge of this ancient and mysterious culture which I would love to share with you.
As a practising professional artist I will be able to enlighten and help you discover many of the techniques used in this fabulous artwork.

I have been living and working in France for 20 years. These tours have been designed to give you a unique and authentic experience with some wonderful memories and let you discover hidden local gems.

The tours include insights into the French way of life, therefore instead of having a monologue-type observation of the sites we visit together, we will enter into friendly conversation exploring this fascinating country and its cultural richness.

Welcoming people from different cultures is something I really enjoy.

Here is a review from one of my previous clients:

"I was fortunate to meet Ann while on a canal barge vacation in France. Her position was activities director for our small group of strangers from different countries. I was very impressed with the kind and thoughtful way that Ann met the needs of each very different person. Guests ranged from the adventurous and active outdoors person to the sedentary one with a mobility disorder; from the lively and irreverent, to the shy and elegant. And there were language barriers to overcome among French, English and Japanese speakers. All of these challenges appeared easy for Ann. Her good humour always carried the day. I loved her easy casual company, her extraordinary knowledge of history and art, and her intuitive inclusiveness, always making sure that everyone was comfortable, and nobody neglected. I am certain that I would very much enjoy another excursion with Ann's leadership, should I be so lucky in the future. "

For those who are seeking something more creative, I have designed a tour where you can learn how to create your own travel diary journal.
Once learnt, this can then be used to remember all your future travelling.
This is a great way to create something personal, original.
All abilities welcome and able.

Customized tours can also be tailored to suit particular interests or for exploring further afield in other local regions. So please just ask.

The Perigord region is famous for its gastronomy including its famous truffles - I don't mean the chocolates - although the local homemade chocolates are delicious as well!
So together we will explore this beautiful region full of mysteries, history and culinary delights.

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A Recent Review of this guide

Very knowledgeable and very willing to adjust the program to fit our needs and desires! Highly recommend her services!
Philip Dichter

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Bachelor of Arts . 26 years of Prehistory studies.
Professional Tour Guide in Luxury Industry.
Chef in 3 star Restaurant/ Hotel.
Working in the Luxury Hospitality Industry I have developed some fantastic connections with my clients.

For 10 years I lived in the Tarn where I worked as the curator/ guide a prehistoric cave La Magdaleine des Albis containing extraordinary cave art.
As a practising professional artist and custodian I was given the privilege to see the real Cave of Chauvet in the Ardèche which is closed to the public.
As a professional guide I have worked at the caves of Font de Gaume and Lascaux II and at Chateau des Milandes, the former home of Josephine Baker.

Working on a luxury VIP peniche as guide/ translator, we travelled on one of France's most beautiful canals, where I organised fun trips to the cultural and historic sites of interest along the way.

I created, ran and was head chef of a bijoux 3 star Hotel/ Arts Centre on the beautiful island Orkney in Scotland for 10 years


Where there is a specific guide on site I have to let them show you around, however, I will be able to bring more relevant detail and information to your visit and be able to make it a much more memorable experience.

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