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The Cicérone club Guides


Professionalism, availability, listening and responsiveness, tour guides at your service


We, tour guides passionate about the Charente-Maritime, its history and its heritage, decided to regroup within the association (law 1901) Cicérone club for 3 main reasons:

  1. promote our business and our activity with local partners

  2. pool our resources by sharing this website, an agenda and a common telephone number

  3. organize monthly round tables during which:

    • we invite a historian to continually deepen our knowledge,

    • we exchange with our colleagues on the expectations of our listeners, news in Charente Maritime and our favorites in restaurant or accommodation.

As a certified tour guide with a degree in history, it is with joy that I share my curiosity about our heritage, in its iconic and anecdotal scales. Taking care of the visitors, I pay attention to how I build my tours and propose offers for all kinds of audiences. I invite you to follow me for small and big getaways, in the shade of old stones or by the water.



Because of an immense desire to discover the world, I lived and traveled several years abroad before putting my backpack down at La Rochelle. My passion for history and heritage decided me to share with visitors my knowledge and my enthusiasm for our superb region. I will be happy to accompany you in your journey. In French, English or Spanish we will evoke the great hours, the troubled times but also these little anecdotes about the coasts and the Charentaise islands.



François is a certified tour guide based in Royan, his working languages are French, English and German. François defines himself as an intercultural mediator and considers heritage above all as an expression of historically and socially situated cultures. Bursting and busted city, mingling Belle époque and 50’s styles, Royan will show you through François a multi-sided sense of modernity....



I am a confirmed speaker specialized in art history especially in painting. I step in academic, associative and private fields. I also publish as part of my research. I organize tours of private artist studios, castles and trips abroad.



Except to be misanthropic, even downright savage, one of the greatest pleasures of life is to open your bag and share the contents with your companions for a day or forever. My luggage is made of lessons from my masters, the frequent attendance of places of history and especially of these unusual moments, these picturesque places which mark out my search for limpid or futile waters, living and useful waters. As a historian, I have a particular fondness for the bastioned architecture that borders the Charente Maritime coast, as a Christian I have a passionate love for this beautiful coat of Romanesque churches that covers our landscapes, as a citizen finally, I an irrepressible need to know the roads, the canals, the bridges, all these equipments which arrange our territory. But as a guide, it's you, tourists and visitors, that interest me. Speak to me quickly, I have so many things to tell you



As a tour guide, I am passionate about our heritage, from the old stones to the nature and traditions of our region. I speak French, English and Spanish and enjoy meeting our clients from all over the world.



With a degree in art history, German and law, I have always been fascinated by the remains of the past. From Gallo-Roman engineering to the finesse of Romanesque architecture, I like to share my passion by telling the secrets of the Charente region.



Share my passion for History and Architecture! I have always lived in Charente Maritime and I am a professional guide for many years, so I have a very good knowledge of the heritage of the Department. In accompanying you, I will make you discover the charm, the diversity and the richness of the landscapes and the cities of Aunis and Saintonge. The “charentais” heritage will leave you an unforgettable impression.



I am a certified guide. Thanks to my qualifications and my passion for communication, teaching and History of Art, I would love to present to you the places that you want to discover. You will be active to find nice details impossible to find alone without me.

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Of Breton origin, Rochelaise for 35 years and guide approved by the “Caisse des Monuments Historiques et Sites” (French institution that ofcultural and natural sites) , I would be delighted to make you discover our beautiful and endearing city of La Rochelle, while telling you its story. Passionate about history, I am also Germanist and curious about different cultures. Apart from a general visit, I can also offer you several themes such as La Rochelle Protestant, or La Rochelle in the 18th century .... "



Whatever the atmosphere and the themes you want, I can speak English and I propose to accompany your group so that they have an excellent stay in Charente-Maritime. Cultural or recreational atmospheres, sporty or calmer, for half a day or over the week, I adapt to all your desires. And for your greatest comfort, my catalog of visits covers La Rochelle, Rochefort, Royan, Saintes, Cognac, the islands of Oléron and Ré... and their surroundings!



Originally from Brittany, I live in Charente Maritime for over 25 years and thanks to my profession of guide, I was able to browse and learn to know this department, its natural wealth, history and traditions. A guided tour is also an exchange: I am waiting for you to share my experience and to communicate my enthusiasm, whether you speak French or English, and make your stay a memorable one.



Diploma guide in hand a few years ago, I traveled in different regions of France and the world, each of my discoveries is a treasure that I like to share by reviving places and characters. Today I put my bags in Charente Maritime, I fell in love with its history, its remains, its landscapes, so it is with great enthusiasm that I would like you to discover this beautiful region. My few years lived abroad especially in Anglo-Saxon countries allow me to make visits in English.



Passionate about architecture, I invite you to discover La Rochelle and its region in my company. It is by walking and observing that history is revealed more alive: architectures, curiosities, unusual stories, readings of the landscape, understanding of specifics of the art of building and town planning in La Rochelle ... the city will have no secrets for you!



Marvel at the treasures of New Aquitaine! I will be your ambassador "Terre & Mer "to accompany you to the most remarkable sights of my region of adoption. Very sensitive to La Rochelle maritime history, I participate in the radiation of this city in two ways. I interpret marine songs and I organize many events. Trilingual National Interpreter Guide, I also arrange travels and I am involved in tourism development.



Of Russian origin, I happen to come to Cognac and fall in love with this beautiful region. Being a trilingual guide / interpreter, I would be delighted to share with you my expertise and knowledge about Cognac and its beverage. I am passionate about castles and French heritage. Together, we will discover the hidden treasures at your own pace.



Your are a guide and would like to join the Cicérone Club, don't hesitate to contact us.

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