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 , Spain 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.
" I have a real passion for nature and it is with great pleasure that I will share with you my ornithological or botanical knowledge ".
Béatrice is also a professional photographer and works for travel magazines exploring overseas countries from Yemen to Rwanda passing by Nepal as well as the secret Périgord.
You can visit my Instagram account @beatricemollaret
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. »
Christophe was a guide lecturer on many archaeological sites in Périgord and more particularly in the Vézère Valley between 1985 and 1998 (Lascaux II, Abri Pataud in Eyzies de Tayac, Castel Merle in Sergeac, etc.), he was also responsible of the eponymous site La Madeleine in Tursac until 2004. In 2004, Christophe created ChroniqueSapiens, an independent company that allows him to carry out many activities around archaeology.
Thus, he took part in several radio and TV programs on the recent Palaeolithic for France 3, M6 (E=M6)… Radio France produced a series of fifteen "paintings" on the great events of prehistory, "L'Écho des Cavernes", which he wrote and recorded at the end of 2005.
Christophe also participated as a consultant in the creation of a center for the interpretation of human/animal relations from prehistory to the present day (Parc ÏO, Cantal).
Christophe guided several groups in Tassili, Hoggar and N'ajjer, Morocco and Turkey on contemporary sites from the Neolithic period.
Christophe still collaborates with many sites as a guide, director of "treasure hunts" for educational purposes and animations' designer.
At the same time, with the Pôle International de la Préhistoire des Eyzies de Tayac, he contributed to the creation of " les chemins de la préhistoire", workshops for the restitution of excavation techniques and laboratories and he leads these with schools and summer students.
Finally, Christophe regularly gives lectures on the discipline of archaeology, prehistory and history, in many sites, The Chapels Aux Saints, the Palaeosite, etc, for communities and in the associative world.
Compte rendus ; Les rencontres des Eyzies 2004, Pôle international de la Préhistoire et Conseil Général de la Dordogne.
Historique : La Châtaigne en Périgord, Fruit des temps et des hommes, La Lauze, 2007.
Historique : La Madeleine, de Cro Magnon à aujourd’hui. Hamelin, 2007
Re-édition ; MAHAVA, Éditions ERRANCE, 2013
Historique : Les Cluzeaux de la Vallée du Salembre en Périgord. Société Historique et Archéologique du Périgord / Les Patrimoniales, 2021
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 !
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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