The guiding world can be pretty complicated and there are loads of options out there.
If a guide is not licensed, legally they cannot guide you inside monuments and sites in France, it’s that simple! You can be guided on public pathways, around cities, towns, and outside but not inside the monuments or sites themselves.
Only a Guide Conférencier can do so as the French want to ensure their heritage is being shared accurately by people who really know what they are talking about!
So, we don’t work with anyone who is not a Guide Conférencier, we insist on everyone being really well qualified, and really experienced with a track record of epic reviews!
It means we provide high quality licensed guides at affordable prices.
They have incredible knowledge, are engaging, but it also means they’ve spent years studying up to Masters level and passing exams, because this is what they want to do. They’ve put their heart and soul into this job and you can just tell when you tour with them.
But we shouldn’t forget to mention that when we recruit a new member of the team we always ask ourselves that big question “Is this someone I’ll have fun cycling and exploring with?” If the answer’s yes, and they’ve got the qualifications and guide license exams to back it all up, they’re in.