The Paris Greeters are volunteer ambassadors, they have the passionate desire to show it to visitors from all over the world. They offer them free walks around Paris and its surrounding districts. Meetings between local residents and visitors are based upon a shared experience and mutual discovery of one another and their respective cultures. A walk with a greeter is the opportunity to see Paris through the eyes of a local and to discover it away from the beaten track with warmth and enthusias.
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Boulogne adjoins Paris and is, of course, connected quickly and easily by the Paris Metro. From the stunning heritage of the Albert Kahn Museum and its gardens to the traditional quaint neighbourhoods with their famous architecture of the Thirties, Boulogne offers something for everyone. Vibrant, colourful, fun and free, Boulogne combines the energy of Paris and freedom of peaceful green spaces within and around the city limits.
« Greeters made in Pas-de-Calais » is an initiative of the Pas-de-Calais Tourist Board, based on a concept from New York “Big Apple Greeters”, who offer tourists the opportunity to meet with a local inhabitant who shows him around and speaks to him about “his” neighbourhood, “his” town, about which he is enthusiastic and proud. For the visitor, the meeting with this « friend » is an enriching experience. The « Greeters made in Pas-de-Calais » service is completely free of charge.
Pink sandstone, green forest, Lalique crystal, castles… whenever you are looking for a perfect place for hiking or for cultural entertainment, you will find it in the Land of La Petite Pierre. Our Greeters want to share their love for their land, may youvisit us during our lively outdoor summer jazz festival or to enjoy the vivid color of the autumn forest. Let us introduce you to our land, we will be pleased to meet you!”
Take the opportunity to discover Mulhouse and its surroundings with its unusual and authentic thousand wonders with passionate ambassadors : the Greeters of Mulhouse Alsace.
Just choose a theme (art, nature, architecture…) and get ready to visit the cityfrom a unique perspective.
Mulhouse is located 20 min from Switzerland and 20 min from Germany. Our location is perfect to discover the region of Alsace, its wine routes and other treasures.
Nancy Greeters will show you the numerous faces of our beautiful city, known for its UNESCO world heritage thanks to the famous Place Stanislas, and as a main center for Art Nouveau (Modern Style). Among the different themes we suggest, you can choose for parks and gardens, Art Nouveau, Nancy by night, a bike ride, industrial heritage, or culture. Our team has more than 30 Greeters. Sure you will find one who will correspond to your personality or your interests. Greeters are waiting for you!
Do you think tourism can be a source of cultural exchange both for visitors and locals? If you agree, then come with us for a walk to see what this other tourism is like. The Nantes Greeters, Nantes and surrounding areas’ locals, who love the place they live in, are open to other cultures. They cover all ages and backgrounds and are volunteering to give up some of their spare time to meet with you and show you round the town, depending on your interests and tastes.
L’Aisne is just one hour north-east of Paris, on the road to Brussels. In addition to its rich natural environment, it has one of the biggest and most important cultural heritages in France, and warm and welcoming residents. Our Greeters deploy treasures of imagination to make your journey unforgettable: walks in costume or in song, treasure hunts or flower pressing are just some of their ideas. In short, there is something for everyone! Our Greeters look forward to meet you and show you round!
The Côte-d’Or in Burgundy is a genuine treasures land: wines and vineyards, gastronomy, culture, heritage and nature will give you an impression of colours, flavours, peace and pleasures . . .
You now have the chance to meet a Greeter in Beaune, wine capital of Burgundy, in Dijon, in the Côte de Nuits and Vingeanne areas! Greeters of Burgundy share with you their personal anecdotes and interests.
Fancy discovering Angers with a local ? Greeters are happy to show you the city the way they see it. The association Angers Loire Greeters gathers inhabitants, enthusiastic volunteers, who love their city and are keen on giving some of their time to show it, as if they were with friends. They are no tour guides, only passionate people willing to share their knowledge and points of view. By foot, bicycle or tramway, and anyway they can!
There are many ways to explore a city, a destination. Whether you are a shopping addict, an extreme sports lover, willing to discover our local heritage, walking or cycling, we have the perfect Greeter” for you! In Béziers Méditerranée, our Greeters willshow you small details and great monuments, they will share secret spots and sweet moments!
In the South West of France, at the borders of the Atlantic ocean, the people of Les Landes wish to meet with visitors, whether they are holidaymakers or newcomers. So, if you are staying in Les Landes – for a few days off or for longer – and want to try a new experience, why not go for a free tour of specific areas with the help of a Greeter? Involved towns: Biscarrosse – Armagnac – Atlantique – Mont de Marsan – Chalosse – Morcenais – Hossegor – Montfort – Mimizan
One TGV hour away from Paris, the Champagne area welcomes you. The territory offers a wide range of activities. Greeters will make you discover the Champagne vineyard, its history, the tasks in the vines, and the making of the famous sparkling wine of celebration. Champagne?s cultural heritage is rich: Greeters will stroll with you through our main cities, such as Reims, Epernay, Sézanne and Vitry; and also through its quaint villages. All Greeters wish to welcome you as a friend.
Loix is a peninsula on the island Ile de Ré known for its protected and authentic environment. You will take a beautiful road crossing salt marches and following the typical bicycle-lanes of the island before discovering the rich cultural heritage of this small village.
As we know, the discovery of a city depends on meeting its inhabitants. Live the unique experience of Greeting in Lyon: a voluntary citizen from Lyon will help you discover the city in his/her own way, following common interests. The most beautiful markets of Lyon, the best shopping streets, the forgotten tourist areas… This is part of what you can decide to discover with a Lyon City Greeter.
In the heart of France, this area is rich in unspoiled nature, a protected environment where our Greeters invite you to discover its treasures: the beautiful Valley of the Impressionist Painters, Aubusson tapestry classified, Heritage Unesco intangible, gastronomy … Our Greeters will take you to some hidden treasures at the turn of the winding roads, at the option of beautiful forest walks or roads surveyed, you go from one discovery to the next!
Feeling like a fish out of water in Marseille? Then book a walk with a Greeter next time you are visiting the South of France and swim with the tide. Our Marseille local will accompany you on your walk, unveil their secret areas, sand top addresses and regale you with fun little stories about the enigmatic Marseille-Provence area. Greeters are committed to offering a hospitable welcome, familiarizing visitors with their city and fostering friendly encounters and exchanges.
Come on a free, private and personal walk through the city. Walks are open to everyone, alone or in small groups up to a maximum of six people. At least one member of the group must be 18 years old or older. Tell us a little bit about yourselves and what you’re interested in, and we’ll do our best to find a Greeter for your visit. Once we’ve found a Greeter, they will contact you by email. If we are unable to organise a Greet for your visit, we will contact you directly and let you know.
Brussels is a city which has a lot to offer! It is a very multicultural and open-minded city. Thanks to your Greeter, you’ll be able to explore small and lovely streets, amazing Art Nouveau facades, comic strip walls, street art areas, hidden gems, unknown parks and many more. Your Greeter will share unusual anecdotes with you and you’ll potentially end up drinking a Belgian beer in a friendly atmosphere. Hope to see you soon!
Sofia is a mystery full of extreme contrasts. In order for you to conquer Sofia, the capital of the cyrillic alphabet, and get to know its lively citizens within a short stay, you would either need the help of a friend or the free advice of an open-minded local… so get a greeter!
And remember – you’re not just a tourist, you’re a friend!
The Greeters of Namur welcome you in the Valley Country!
You are an inhabitant or visitor, and you wish to :
– Discover the Province of Namur from the inside, off the beaten path?
– Learn to better appreciate its soul and the warmth of its inhabitants?
– Experience a relaxing and convivial moment, while enjoying small anecdotes or great stories?
– Have a new, unique, and authentic experience which is adapted to your expectations?
You can meet a “Greeter” of Namur and enjoy a guided tour through our towns and cities… in another way!
Liege has a rich history with an exceptional heritage. Its countless religious buildings include Saint-Paul Cathedral, Saint-Barthélemy Collegiate Church, Cointe Basilica, Saint-Jacques. Its remarkable historic heart includes Palace of the Princes-Bishops, Place Saint-Lambert, and the famous Perron. The slopes of the Coteaux de la Citadelle, are located a few steps from the center of Liège and the Montagne de Bueren. Green areas include the Boverie Park, the Avroy Park and the Botanical Garden.
The Mons Greeters welcome you!
In Mons for a few days? Willing to discover the country off the beaten tracks through the eyes of a Mons local ?
Mons Tourist Office offers an alternative way to discover the city with an original approach to tourism. Through direct contact with the local population, we intend to promote respect of the city’s environment, culture and traditions, as well as vivid exchanges between visitors and inhabitants.
Mons Greeters welcome you to share their passion for the city during an authentic, genuine and free encounter.
Antwerp is a little-known jewel of Belgium with a beautiful historic city center; a unique cathedral and important museums. Stroll in the pedestrian zone of our city center and enjoy a diverse range of shops, bars and restaurants. Or hop on and off with a bike that you can take everywhere.