We lead small groups and individuals.
Dordogne Fellow Traveller is a team of French independent English speaking guides who are specialists of the Dordogne and South West France.
We have the pretention to be the most convenient guides to lead you during your journey through the Dordogne. Whatever your passion : archeology, botany, gastronomy, hiking, history, sports, or all of them, we can help you prepare your trip or we can guide you through a tailor made visit to the Dordogne.
With Dordogne Fellow Traveller be sure to be with the right person at the right place at the right time !
Béatrice is a native of Chamonix Mont Blanc in the French Alps. The high mountains fanned the flames of her passion for nature and freedom. A resident of the Périgord for over twenty years she studied Biology and History of Art in Toulouse and received 15 years ago her certification as a trekking guide specializing in outdoor activities.
Béatrice works as a free lance guide for different agencies like Peregrine, Saiyu travel, Road scholar, Walk INN, in France, Austria and Oman. She combines her extensive knowledge of the area’s natural and cultural patrimony to take people more intimately into the true heart of the region.
Béatrice is also a professional photographer and works for travel magazines exploring overseas countries as well as the secret Périgord.
Cécile lives near Saint Cyprien in Dordogne, a pretty village located in the heart of the “Périgord Noir”.
Thanks to a father airplane pilot, very young she was used to fly and travel around the world. So she naturally decided to dedicate her professional career to tourism.
Cécile worked as a travel agent during 15 years for “Havas Voyages”, where she designed tailor-made tours around the world and France.
The last five years Cécile has devoted her passion for travel to her beloved region, as a tourist guide in Dordogne.
"I like taking into consideration the persons I guide, by combining the knowledge of my region and the interests of the clients."
Besides history and architecture, her other passion is vintage cars.
"I love driving my clients along scenic backroads in my recently restored 1969’s « Citroen Dyane », slowly but surely thanks to my official passenger transport license".
Cécile was fortunate enough to work in England for a year which helped her to perfect her English even though her accent keeps a nice French note.
"I would be very pleased to lead you anytime through my beautiful country !"
With over 30 years experience as a certified and licensed Regional Guide-Interpreter, Bruno accompanies English-speaking visitors on their journeys through southwestern France.
His friends will tell you that he has already lived several lives: In addition to his work as a gifted guide, Bruno also worked as a forester in Africa, an antiques merchant in Southeast Asia, a tour organizer in Mexico, and a wine dealer in Oregon. All these experiences and more have expanded his area of knowledge and additionally make for very interesting conversations in all manner of topics. Born and raised in the Dordogne area of France’s southwest, both Cro-Magnon man and Richard the Lion Heart were formidable presences in his childhood. In addition to his expertise and passion for prehistory and Middle Ages, he also HAS a deep love for the medieval Romanesque sculpture and architecture of the Perigord (the older name for the Dordogne region). As such, he has taken on the long-term and deeply satisfying challenge of making a complete photographic inventory of the fine details of the Romanesque churches and chapels throughout the region. Trusting that experience is far more valuable than mere diplomas, Bruno has gained a lot of first-hand and on-the-ground experience and was among the very first guides to introduce experimentation in his tours, from demonstrations in how Paleolithic peoples made fire, to painting techniques such as those found at Lascaux and the Font de Gaume, to even prehistoric-style camping in situ for the full Cro-Magnon experience.
Author of many articles on all aspects off life in Southwest France for local English-speaking magazines, Bruno is now preparing tailor-made tours linked to varied topics from his writing, including a discovery tour of local organic wines, easy-to-moderate survival excursions (such as in situ camping), and carefully selected hikes that allow visitors to access and discover authentic and unspoiled areas of the region. It is a given that all of these tours are away from the beaten tracks and into the most authentic aspects of the land.
As says award-winning travel and archaeology writer and anthropologist, Beebe Bahrami (wwbeebesfeast.com), « Bruno is profoundly knowledgeable and experienced in all things of the Perigord, from prehistory to the Middle Ages to the colorful native present. He is fully attuned to the beauty and depth of this land and its people. Moreover, Bruno is very articulate and very funny, so the day is illuminated not only with knowledge but wit. To travel with Bruno is to have the rare knowledgeable insider as your guide, making sure you miss nothing of the magic of this place. Be ready to be in awe as much as to laugh a lot. »
Anne-Lise is a well read and well traveled guide.
After having lived in England for a year as a Litterature student, and having worked in Spain for another year as a trilingual secretary and guide to promote a medieval association, she got her guiding License in Nice, before setteling for 5 years in Paris.
It was an opportunity to approach many subjects and periods, from Versailles and the splendors of the Sun king Century, to the Paris of Hemingway, with a passage through the folies of the cabarets at the turn of the 20th C, or the endless and fascinating wanders through the medieval Paris.
During this period, Anne-Lise has also worked in the medieval building site of Guedelon, where she learned first hand about Castellology, and many crafts such as masonary, carpentry, stone cutting, etc…
8 years ago, Anne-Lise fell in love with the extraordinnary heritage of Dordogne, and dove head first into Prehistory and cave art, which was missing to complete the picture.
But Dordogne isn’t only about Prehistory, it is rich with romanesque architecture, perfectly preserved medieval villages and an incredible amount of castles and fortresses, and Anne-Lise considers it her duty to honnour and share this wonderful heritage.
Among other clients, Anne-Lise regularly serves as a local guide for Rick Steves travel groups.
Anne Lise was interviewed by the World Vegan Travel agency with which we created a Vegan tour in Dordogne.
A tour combining both the discovery of emblematic sites of our beautiful region, castles, prehistoric caves but also a discovery of preserved natural sites and of course local gastronomy while keeping the agency's VEGAN ethical line ! Yes, even in Périgord, the national capital of foie gras (fat liver) and duck meat, it is possible to spend holidays respecting the animal world !!
We are also partners with the american writer and anthropologist Beebe BAHRAMI who wrote several books about the area :
For 2 adults (+ 2 children max) with your vehicle : 280 €/day
With our vehicle : 380 €/day
Between 2 until 6 with your vehicle : 280 €/day
With our vehicle : 440 €/day
For more than 6 please Contact us.
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