After traveling around Australia and America, Marie decided upon return to her home country of France that she wanted to share the richness of French history and culture with others. She now has a degree in cultural heritage from ESTHUA in Angers, France and has also received her French National guiding license. Marie perfected her guiding skills in the Loire Valley of France, specializing in the cultural history of the Châteaux at Blois, Amboise, and Cheverny. She later worked in Normandy, leading walks of the WWII landing beaches and the UNESCO world heritage site of Mont St. Michel. Marie has recently relocated to the city of light and looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm and passion for the "open history book" that is Paris with travelers.
Alain grew up in Brittany and has always had a passion for the Celtic art and history of his native region. He has been leading tours in both Brittany and Normandy for the past fifteen years and he specializes in the area's WWII history, especially the D-Day landing beaches. In his free time, Alain loves to read about French history in general and of the Renaissance period in particular. He also has experience guiding in the Loire Valley and in Paris. Alain looks forward to sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with travelers that are curious to learn more about the rich history of his homeland.
Armed with an Engineering degree from his native Britain, Colin came to France in 1981 having fallen for a French girl. He then fell into the cauldron of Norman history and has been drinking it in and sharing it ever since. D-day and the battle of Normandy is a favourite theme of visitors to the region, especially Anglo-Saxon visitors, but Normandy is steeped in history, from the Roman occupation through the Viking settlements, William the conqueror and the hundred years war. Colin guides on all these themes as well as the rich architectural heritage in such towns as Rouen, Mont Saint Michel and Bayeux. His passion is to learn always more on Normandy.
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The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Juno Beach, Omaha Beach, Place de la Concorde, Champs-Elysées, Normandy Beaches, and École Militaire
Normandy, Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel, Honfleur, Bayeux, Le Havre, and Deauville
Place de la Concorde, Champs-Elysées, Hotel Majestic/The Peninsula Paris, École Militaire, and Vel d'Hiv