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!
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France is steeped in history and beauty which has made it the world’s leading tourist destination since the end of the last century. Each of the French regions deserves to be discovered for the diversity of their cultural heritage, including gastronomy. Starting with Paris and its world-famous monuments, then, the North, Brittany, cities of Nantes, Bordeaux and Biarritz, the pink city of Toulouse, then the beaches of Montpellier and Marseille, to finish in the sun on Cannes and Nice. After a hop in Corsica, go up through the Alps to Lyon, stop to taste the Burgundy wines, and finish by Alsace.
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Amiens and Amiènois conceal hidden treasures. One of the locals is waiting for you as a friend for a stroll. He/she will make you discover the city and will reveal the gourmet specialties and where to taste them. You will be pleasantly surprised by this quiet city which is worth the detour and deserves the return! As Jules Verne wrote to one of his friends: “On the desire of my wife, I settle in Amiens, a wise city, policed in the same mood”. Sign Up for a Greet!
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!
Let yourself be surprised by discovering Annecy with a resident of this magnificent city. The Greeters of Lake Annecy welcome you and offer you many walks: A tour of the lakeside, a discovery of the old town, an industrial history of the city and other unusual activities to enjoy Annecy: jogging, photography, gastronomy?. The Annecy greeters are ready to welcome you. Feel free to book your trip today.
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!
Meet one of our Greeters and discover the environment of the Loire Valley, in a new way, far from touristic clichés!The themes of the visits are varied, and are aimed at providing an enriching human exchange of cultures.If you are interested in discovering our region differently, please choose the visit! We will find the greeter.
Bordeaux is the epicentre of the ‘Bordelais’ area, nearly sixty kilometers from ocean, ‘Aquitaine’ capital city, lying on the banks of Garonne river, Bordeaux has kept its theatre scenery, its secret atmosphere and its kind of haughty pride, often rebellious against Paris.Its fortune and extend are linked to its wines and port. Local soils, climate and knowledge of ‘vignerons’ bring one of the best ‘crus’ in the world.
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.
Territory of contrast between the bustling city of Caen and its historical heritage, a wild and preserved nature or the seashores that stretch from Ouistreham Riva- Bella to Lion sur mer. Caen la mer is a destination with a thousand facets, from the Middle Ages to the landing beaches and a preserved nature. Here it’s all here! From the must-see to the little hidden treasures, choose your walk according to your desires thanks to our passionate Greeters.
Beaches, Boulevard de la Croisette, Film festival and so on… Cannes, often called the “Pearl of palaces”, is so much more!
You thought you knew Cannes? The Greeters are there to make you discover or rediscover the Cannes destination otherwise.
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.
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.
Grenoble, vibrant city turned towards the future, which has also managed to preserve the traces of its rich past, is a great place to discover with a local. This city offers countless possibilities of walks; including a stroll through the tiny pedestrian streets, touring the European award-winning eco-neighborhoods or climbing the impressive Bastille.Our greeters will surprise you by their kindness !
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!”
Ranked amongst the most beautiful bays in the world, the 9km of golden sands of the bay of La Baule Escoublac offers a playground on an amazing scale. Above and beyond the beach our Greeters like nothing better than to share with you their love and enthusiasm for our town and its surrounding area. They are just waiting give you an insight into the many treasures, their ‘secret places’ and anecdotes…
In July 2005, the UNESCO organisation gave Le Havre centre, rebuilt by Auguste Perret, the World Heritage status. Perret succeeded in bringing together classical tradition and a strong willing to build modern style, to reinvent on 133 hectares, a unique city where architecture is readable, light harmonious and strongly innovative. Ask a greeter to welcome you there.
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
The Peninsula Greeters will be glad to share their « way of life « during your encountering.
Take a break while you travel and be curious: Blue, green, the sea and the countryside play all year around with the special light of the estuaries to offer a changing scenery. Greeters know the nicest spots!
And what about going with them, fishing, hiking, listening about local legends, tasting local food and breton gastronomy ?
It’s all there: at the «Presqu’île de Lezardrieux«!
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.
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.
In the heart of the Puy de Dome and its emblematic volcanoes, discover the many facets of MOND’ARVERNE, where the present rubs shoulders with the past and where history and landscapes intertwine. Located at the gates of Clermont-Ferrand, the territory of Mond’Arverne is a true concentration of Auvergne! This unique territory will reveal its charms and its many facets during the walks proposed by our Greeters.
The Bay of Morlaix is located in northern Finistère, in Brittany. From the crests of the Monts d’Arrée to the beaches and coastal paths, this territory steeped in history, where the lights play with the seasons, is labeled “Land of art and history”.
The old Celtic culture is pretty well preserved here. People are strong characters, they have been peasants or fishermen for centuries. The land is poor on granite bedrock, the sea is dangerous. You’ll still feel this in your greeters heart.
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.
Find out more from a Greeter about the different aspects of the city : everyday life, local cooking, parks and gardens, the port, Bellet and its wines, the north of Nice, Cimiez or Garibaldi : our Greeters will share their everyday life in their neighbourhood with you and all the useful tips for your stay! Interested in local cooking, tasting local products and wines, discovering local dishes recipes, hunting for antics? Come and meet our Greeters.
The north of France is shaped by history. Most historical periods are still readable in landscapes. Incomparable cathedrals spring out in the scenery mixed with royal residencies or remembering spots from first world war. Lille, in flander county, is a city with rich cultural heritage. Flamish architecture is also everywhere in Artois county. Opal coast reveals extraordinary lights on land and sea . Ask greeters to let you discover all these marvels.
Orleans is one of the oldest cities in France. Located on the banks of the Loire between Beauce and Gatinais, Forêt d’Orléans and Etangs de Sologne, it combines a prestigious environment with an history rich of events.Through the passionate eyes of Orleans, discover the little story, that of everyday …
Discover the Orne region differently, in a convivial, simple manner in tune with your wishes? Meet a greeter and « follow the guide » for a tour, off the beaten track. They will know how to help you discover the county in their own way. Involved towns in the ORNE region are: Alençon – Perche Normand – Pays Fertois – Collines Normandie – Pays de Camermbert – Bagnoles de l’Orne – Argentan – Domfront – Sources
The Paris Greeters are volunteer ambassadors, they have the desire to show their city 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 enthusiasm.
« 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.
In the country of Iroise, we are above all passionate about our territory. While mass tourism disfigures too many sites, we are aware of its authenticity. We only want to share this preserved, still somewhat secret, with all those who wish to discover or rediscover it, in its historical and unusual aspects. We are six Greeters in the Pays d’Iroise, sharing this spirit of welcome and sharing. Each has its own personality and interests, but all are complementary. We are just waiting for your visit
As a roman Capital, Poitiers can claim for 2000 years of histoiry written and woven in its current landscape. Bathed with two rivers, “le Clain” and “la Boivre”, the Poitiers headland welcome its visitors in an historical center full of character. The green of its valeys, parks and gardens, its market places and lively crowd come to light along streets and pathes. The city, its districts and environments come to the eyes of people taking time to discover them? with a greeter for sure!
Passionate and volunteers, our Greeters all take part in the life of Roubaix, a city with a rich industrial past. The city of “1000 chimneys” which is constantly transforming, creating and reinventing itself. Our lovers of Roubaix know every nook and cranny of it. They will tell you the lives of yesterday, today and tomorrow. They will take you on walks full of surprises, where artists’ studios or urban art spots invite themselves into the heart of rehabilitated industrial buildings.
From the Atlantic Ocean to the Gironde estuary, passing through the Seudre marshes, from the countryside to the sandy conches, from the forests to the wild shores, from the marshes to the vineyards, from the dunes to the cliffs, Royan and its surroundings is full of natural spaces and contrasts. To each his own pace and pleasure, the territory is a playground for cyclists, hikers, horse riders, water sports enthusiasts…or simply walkers. Take the time to take time with a Greeter!
A few minutes only from Paris, our city is a breath of fresh air with a green setting. Our greeters will uncover its secrets in its small streets and parks that once hosted famous historical characters … On the banks of the Seine, follow the steps of Impressionist painters, experience the feeling of the guinguettes and the freedom of that time. A good escape from the noise of the bustling city of Paris in a relaxed atmosphere. Rueil-Malmaison is a city that will undoubtedly surprise you.
Saint-Brevin-les-Pins enjoys an exceptional location on the southern bank of the Loire estuary: a seaside resort combining both the discreet charm of a beautiful river and the seduction of the ocean’s movement.
Its environment is remarkable: wooded dunes, forests along the coastline between maritime pines and holm oaks, and the banks of the Loire punctuated with fisheries. Its preserved coastal paths are very popular and the developed paths are suitable for hiking, cycling and horseback riding.
Come to visit our city in a different way! How? With one of our Greeters. You will discover Saint-Germain-en-Laye – city of kings of France – through the eyes of an inhabitant. Walk’s topics are diversified because Saint-Germain-en-Laye is a destination with many advantages: royal town, extraordinary environment, town center particularly lively, picturesque streets. We offer Greets in English and German, maybe soon in other languages. Let’s share together a local life experience!
Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc is above all about Well-Living in the mountains throughout the 4 seasons! Village of Haute-Savoie, nestled at the foot of Mont-Blanc, rich in its past and looking to the future in respect of its natural heritage and its history, you will experience all the Alpine Emotions there with its inhabitants, proud and happy to share the benefits and wonders of their territory! Among them the Greeters accompany you for a meeting and discoveries.
To visit us in Saint-Nazaire is to embark on an unexpected journey, to explore a territory with a thousand facets. According to your desires, our greeters invite you to discover the singular adventure of a city that bears witness to the 20th century, the softness of its coasts with beaches and unsuspected creeks, the industrial power of its unique port in France, the calm of the vast Brière marshes…
Sanary-sur-Mer welcomes you in summer and winter, with sweetness of life: a Provençal tradition!
Come and discover an authentic fishing port, located in the heart of Provence between Marseille and Toulon.
Stroll through its alleys and pedestrian streets and discover its charms: mosaic of coloured facades bathed in the sun, warmth and welcome of local traders, squares shaded out of time and refreshed from the water of their fountain… You will never forget Sanary in Provence !
Town of traditions, Sélestat will amaze you. The Humanist Library and the two magnificent churches face each other, are the cultural treasure of Sélestat. Delicious fragrances issue from the Maison du Pain, the regional natural reserve, the half-timbered houses, the exquisite restaurants, the stork nests, the numerous high-quality events, shows and exhibitions, alternative music festival or animations, discover all of these with a Sélestat Greeter.
As an active and modern city, Toulouse is known as the « tiny Barcelone » by its 90 000 students that represent a fourth of its population. The town has a high reputation for its inborn taste to party. From Spain, it takes long “apperitif” time with tapas taken ‘en terrasse”, naps in sunny parks, festive and friendly lunches and musical and artistic festivals. Greeters will help you to discover and choose among all the different aspect and programs offered by the city.
Touraine Greeters are welcoming you to give you the keys for a wonderful stay in Tours, Chinon, Sainte Maure, Loches, Amboise: the main entrances of the Loire Valley. With the eyes of a “Tourangeau”, you will discover all the facets of these cities: cathedrals,Loire banks, old medieval towns and also taste French wines and gastronomy. Walking or cycling, find places off the beaten track with our Touraine Greeters and enjoy your stay.
The Greeters from Troyes will welcome you warmly and will be able to tell you about their lives in the capital of Champagne area! They will take you to the places they most like, as their neighborhoods, art fairs, little shops, … They will share with you their love for Troyes gastronomy and will take you to the original market place. They will also help you to organize your stay, taste Champagne or just go biking on the best trails near the lakes, admiring the birds.
Situated where the Vercors Mountain meets the Ardèche, on the banks of the mighty Rhône river, the cities of Valence, Romans and the surrounding area reflect our lifestyle, a way of life on a human scale.The greeters of Valence Romans are willing to make you discover the region according to their hobbies: hiking, cycling, architecture, photography, nature, historical heritage, Our greeters are looking forward to meet you!
The Valley of Munster is a mountain community of 16 towns and villages over an area of 30 square kilometers, located in Alsace, 18 kilometers from Colmar. This is a great place to enjoy beautiful landscapes and outdoor activities including mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing, as well as a multitude of cultural activities such as visiting traditional farms, wine tasting, or even enjoying the famous Munster cheese. Our Greeters are ready to share their spots with you.
Did you know Versailles is not only the Sun King city but an example of French traditions and refinement? Let our Greeters show you around and share their Versailles with you: no doubt they will unveil some of Versailles’ best kept secrets for you! You might even end the day enjoying a drink in some amazing place, known by the locals only.
Over fifty kilometres, the Vézère Valley and its basin are full of treasures: a river, unspoiled landscapes, the presence of humanity for more than 400,000 years, a typical rural heritage, gourmet gastronomy, a culture full of relief, ancestral traditions, tales and fantastic legends.
Get off the beaten track. Discover the many facets of our destination. You will discover the Vézère Valley in an innovative way. You will have a human experience, thanks to participatory tourism.
Villefranche sur Saône capital of the Beaujolais wineyard region is a medieval city founded in 1140. Villefranche has an outstanding architectural, gastronomic, historical and cultural heritage. Its inhabitants, the Caladois, will be delighted to help you discover or rediscover its secrets and hidden treasures, in a festive conviviality that has made the Beaujolais spirit famous!