Michael was born in Glasgow in 1969, studied Business Administration and History at the University of Strathclyde and arrived in France in 1991 to learn French and experience French life. Two years of organizing clients on camping holidays in Burgundy was followed by 20 years working as a driver-guide for a specialist hotel barge company, based in Dijon, and various other hotel barge companies, providing guiding services off-board and sommelier services on board to high end generally American clients. Michael has
worked in almost every region of France, for at least a year each, gaining a broad understanding of French history and culture throughout its diverse regions. Since 2013, Michael has been an independent guide associated with wine, historical walking, and cycling tours.
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