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Meet our guides

Human Connections

Out of the conductor’s leadership comes the music.…

but how would it sound without outstanding musicians?

In order to guarantee you excellent guided tours and exceptional experiences, we work with expert guides proud of their job and eager to share their knowledge with you.

Knowledgeable, unobtrusive and dedicated to your well-being and comfort, they always know how to add a little touch of humour and friendliness to share with you their favorite addresses and places. For us, and for you, it makes the whole difference.

As you are to share some hours or some days with them, here are some of their “portraits”.

Hedwig

Born in Germany, it is more than 25 years now that I have been living in France and eight years working as a tourist guide.
My love for languages made me become a guide – and the world opened up to me: to understand that everything that surrounds us is our story which we call History! The many discoveries I have made and continue to make is what I’m eager to share with the people I meet in my job – being my guests’ eyes!
And the world continues to open up to me as I meet people from all over the globe, making me travel while I tour with them – human exchange is the engine of life!
My aim is to do my job to the best – passionate and experienced, reliable and helpful, personable and just….nice, I try to be the kind of person I would want showing me around on my own holidays.

Hedwig

Your Loire Valley Guide

Two languages, two countries, two cultures, an extraordinary treasure!

Morgane

I was born 40 years ago in Brittany, a western province surrounded by a sea, an ocean and very old moutains (now decent hills!) This opened landscape has always called the successive tribes on exploring and travelling.
Therefore I’ve spent half of my life as a professional tourist. Very naturally I became a tour guide to understand better the human adventure, and I certainly keep learning everyday!
What interests me most in history is the impact on us now, the psychology of characters and how one can change the destiny of a country, art or architecture.
In 2001 I discovered a new passion: I cycled with groups through France and Europe. I nearly arrived in the Garden of France on 2 wheels.

Morgane

Your cycling tour guide

Arrived in the Garden of France on 2 wheels !,

Jürgen

I came to France over 30 years ago and have been living all this time on the banks of the Loire, 20 years in a small village behind the dike.
Since 1996 I try to share my admiration for nature, history, cities, villages, châteaux and troglodyte dwellings, wine, dine and way of life in this wonderful valley with visitors. Since 2001 I specialize in organizing and guiding bicycle tours – the bike being, in my opinion, the best means to get acquainted with the beauties of the land! At that time I started to collect descriptions of the Loire and its beauties by writers and travelers from all periods and from all over the world – and read passages of my discoveries to my visitors. There are a large number of beautiful descriptions from French authors like H. de Balzac, Stendhal or Hugo, ans from the American writer Henry James.
It’s always astonishing and very pleasant to hear, in front of a château, how this place was a century or more ago, …

Jürgen

Your Loire Valley Guide

Literature lover

Cécilia

I was born in Brazil, of a Japanese mother and an Italian father. I have always been attracted to different cultures. I came to France almost 30 years ago and was happy to get to know different kinds of people while teaching languages during several years.
Japanese is my mother tongue, Portuguese my native language and I have always practiced English travelling around the world.
What do I like about tourism? To meet people from various cultures, sharing stories and being in a continuous learning.
My hobbies (reading, movies, photography, travels and cooking) give me the opportunity to interact with people that come to visit France, which continues to fascinate me with its endless history and culture.

Cécilia

Your Loire Valley Guide

Fascinated about French endless history

Stéphanie

Stéphanie is official national guide since 2001 and knows very well France, Paris and Loire Valley. She is interpreter in English and Spanish.
As lover of the history of art, she will open to you the gates of the towns, chateaux, cathedrals, churches, abbeys, and other monuments making the Loire Valley, a site that can not be overlooked.
Her job is a true passion she enjoys to share.
Don’t wait more and follow her to discover Loire Valley’s rich heritage !

Stéphanie

Your Loire Valley Guide

A picture of happiness and joie de vivre in the Loire Valley !

Christophe

As far as I can remember I have always been interested in History, Anthropology and Geography.
Growing up in Normandy gave me the opportunity to understand and experience how people can be impacted by History. So, I passed an examination in 2009 to be a licensed tour guide, and a second one and a third one (more and more specialized). I focussed on medieval history and WWII battlefields as well.
I am also a local cultural tour guide for Centre des Monuments Nationaux (a french administration in charge of many famous sites like Versailles) attached to Mont-Saint-Michel, a wonder on the Unesco world heritage list. And, I regularly conduct tours for the National WWII Museum of New Orleans in Normandy, as a local expert.
The more time you give me to share my passion the deeper we can go to increase your understanding. Knowledge needs time and tour guides need people!

Christophe

Your Normandy Guide

Tour guides need people!

Cathy

I fell in love with wine at a young age and had a long career in the English wine trade before moving to the Loire valley in 2006.
Expert wine lover, I have a WSET Diploma in Wines & Spirits and a Higher National Diploma in viticulture and oenology. Passionate about the wines of the Loire I love to share my knowledge with like minded people from all over the world.
I like also sharing a little of my life here with you and love to learn all about yours.  It’s an exchange of cultures, lives, personal stories and a shared love of wine !

Cathy

Your Loire Valley Guide

Wine expert & food enthusiast

Emeline

I am an official tour guide since 2012. I lead tours in French, English and Spanish mostly in the Loire valley where I live and in Normandy, my native region.
Before that I earned a master of American anthropology and a degree of history. Studying history and anthropology gave me a special eye. I enjoy bringing alive not only historical facts.
Being a tour guide is, according to me, the best work in the world. It summarizes all my passions at once: human contact, history, culture, fieldwork, travel…

Emeline

Your Loire Valley and Normandy Guide

Studying history and anthropology gave me a special eye !

Marine

My name is Marine, I am 36 and I come from Brittany. I am working in the Loire Valley as an official guide for 4 years, and I speak english and spanish.
I decided to work in tourism 15 years ago because I love languages, History, art and travels all over the world, just like meeting new people and…talking !
So here I am, dynamic and flexible, always ready to share with you my passion for the Renaissance period and the kings’ stories, and the natural and local heritage.

Marine

Your Loire Valley Guide

Passionate about Renaissance period and the kings' stories

Belinda

I am a coach driver for tours in Europe since 2003 and decided to become a professional tour guide in 2012. Passionate about culture, art and history, I love to meet different nationalities to share about Brittany and Normandy.
I love to show the highlights and go out off the main roads with the guests to see authentic sceneries and feel the atmosphere of the place.
In my tours I speak about local stories or fact that happened in the places (often funny stories) and I enjoy talking about local gastronomy (crepes, galettes, pastries, cider, cheese…).
I welcome visitors in the same way that I would like to be welcomed (smile always included in the tour).

Belinda

Your Brittany and Normandy Guide

Off the beaten tracks and local gastronomy

Claire

Let me tell you a little about myself.  I was born in Nantes where I have studied tourism. After my studies,I traveled to England to improve my English and to Spain for my Spanish.
I have been a tour guide for 25 years, first travelling throughout Europe with French Groups, then I started to guide in the Loire Valley, welcoming many foreign visitors.
With my husband, we own a 3-star hotel and restaurant close to Chenonceau. My husband is pretty much responsible for running that property. I am more involved in decorating.
I love meeting people and travelling, always caring for those on my tour. I love sharing my passion for history, culture, food, wine…

Claire

Your Loire Valley Guide

Epicurean

Ursula

Completely bilingual, I am a native English speaker born in Ireland. I have over 20 years business experience in France and abroad. Professional, reliable, dynamic and enthusiastic I am in love with Loire Valley.
Thanks to hmy career in multinational companies as well as my experience in the premium hospitality sector in France (Relais & Chateaux) I fully (and quickly) understands your needs and rest assured, the service provided will more than meet your expectations !!

Ursula

Your Loire Valley Guide

Native english speaker !