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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!
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.
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.
Wall, War, Techno, Hipsters, Culture – „Berlin“ stands for a multitude of images.
But what is the real Berlin? How do the Berliners see their city? What makes it „their“ Berlin?
Berlin Greeters offer you an original experience money cannot buy – that is why it is free! We show you our neighbourhoods, our favourite places, cafés, corners. We tell you about our lives in busy Berlin, about the pros and cons of living in one of Europe’s most popular metropolies. We are volunteers and greet in our free time.
We do not work for city administration or any company – every greet you get is an independent citizen’s point of view.
We cannot wait to walk you through the city we love. So do not miss a great opportunity and apply for a meeting with a Berlin Greeter!
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.
Whether you are interested in visiting Bonn because it is the birthplace of Beethoven or the birthplace of Haribo Gummi Bears, you will be surprised by what this small city has to offer: 2000 years of history, vibrant music festivals, neighborhoods full of 1800s architecture, beautiful parks and the Rhine river. But there’s so much more beyond what you read in travel guides; come and spend some time with a Bonn Greeter: enjoy the walk, the cultural exchange, the anecdotes, and the friendship.
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.
A landscape of cultures, scattered groves and valleys… here is Brabant Hesbaye ! We will help you to discover, through a personalized walk, the many Romanesque churches and chapels, the burial mounds, the majestic farmhouses with courtyards, the beautiful and luminous Gobertange stone… and the delicious local food and beers !
Welcome to Bremen-Nord!
Would you like to see the northern part of Bremen? With its quarters Blumental, Vegesack and Burglesum through the eyes of a local?
Do you want to hear exciting stories you would never find in a normal travel guide? Do you want to know how Bremen works and how it feels to live in Bremen-Nord?
Just browse through our website and learn more about us and our Bremen Greeters project.
What does a Greet look like? Who are the Greeters you might meet? And last but not least: what doother people think about these special Bremen ambassadors?
Have a look at our website meet the Greeters as soon as possible.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Bremen-Nord!
Are you looking for a unique Brighton experience?
Why not book a Brighton Greet and see the city through the eyes of enthusiastic local people who love living here and want to show you “their” Brighton & Hove?
Greets last around 2 hours and are completely free of charge. The Greeters are all volunteers who love meeting new people and helping them to make the most of their visit – your Greeter will show you their favourite places and tell you their stories of living in the city. They can also tailor the experience to incorporate any particular areas of interest that you may have.
They are a great way to “get under the skin” of the city and to see some of the hidden gems away from the main streets. They are more than a tour, more like a walk with a new friend, and are only available for groups of up to six people.
The Brighton Greeter scheme offers a very personal and distinctive way of seeing the city and all it has to offer.
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!
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.
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.
Have you ever heard about Carnia?We are sure it will surprise you! …and the best way to visit Carnia is living it through us.Along the way you will be surrounded by traditional unique architecture of our small villages; pass through beautifully landscapes, pure nature, magnificent mountains and delighted by our simple, healthy and tasty food.Our greeters will be happy to provide you the way where to buy the best local farm products and why not, to meet cows and sheeps! In Carnia you can also find unique handmade textile products.People are friendly and always dressed with a smile for you.Excitement and joy are in the air and a surprise waits around every corner.
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.
Please visit our website for further information.
Between Poitou and Touraine, Anjou and Berry, from Futuroscope, Brenne and the Châteaux de la Loire, the Pays Châtelleraudais is like the river that flows through it: calm, harmonious and welcoming. With its rich architectural heritage, its unique and remarkable landscapes, the Châtellerault region is a must for your holidays. The Greeters, ambassadors of the Châtelleraudais, will show you their territory, its history, big and small, but also their passions. Contact them for a unique Greet!
Explore Darmstadt through the eyes of Darmstadt Greeters! See our city of science, with international institutions like ” ESOC “, significant schools and universities. It is also the city of Arts, with the Art Nouveau district Mathildenhöhe, as well as the city of music. Darmstadt prides itself to our proximity to Messel (WeltNATURerbe), Odenwald and the Bergstaße, with its tremendous hiking opportunities nearby. We look forward to hearing from you.
Welcome to the BASQUE COUNTRY! Ongi etorri! – lush and green with big valleys and gentle slopes. Basques represent Europe’s oldest culture. We speak “Euskera” and along with Spanish, it is the co-official language. Some say that it is one of the best places to eat in Europe. One of our foodie treasures are the famous small finger food creations called “pintxos”.Come and visit us and we’ll share our knowledge and passion for our city. Walks are offered in a variety of languages.
Thinking about Duesseldorf you might imagine the Königsallee, the fancy and expensive shopping street, or the Old Town, called the longest bar in the world. But Duesseldorf with its 50 districts offers much more. Beautiful streets with old Art Nouveau houses, small neighborhoods with owner-managed shops, historical and modern buildings often lie side by side. International flair combines with the original Duesseldorf Rheinish cheerfulness which makes life in this city adorable. Come and feel it !!!
If you not have been to Freiburg you missed something. Here, in the very South-West of Germany, influences of many eras, peoples and regions mix. The unhurried way of living in Baden and the French savoir-vivre are building a likable connection. Architecturally, culturally and historically, Freiburg has much to offer. Enjoyment and ecology have priority here. Add to this the attractive location in the Upper Rhine Valley on the edge of the Black Forest. And even the climate is very comfortable.
Baroque town Fulda is full of hospitable people and rich of points of interest. Located in the heart of Germany it is a popular destination. During your Greet you will face numerous sights: the imposing Cathedral, pictorial Old Town and the Residence. Even off the beaten tracks you will find interesting spots. Frame houses, hidden gems, flourishing gardens and parks, handicraft business, courtyards, restaurants und cafés will invite you to stay.
Since centuries, Geneva has developed a tradition of welcoming people from all over the world. Today, people from 184 nationalities live here surrounded by snow-capped mountains, vineyards, and a beautiful lake. From the world-famous Jet d’Eau and quaint Old-Town to the off-the-beaten tracks neighborhoods and parks, there is a lot to discover in a relaxing town where walking and using public transportation is made easy.
Görlitz has a rich history and a fascinating, beautiful city ambiance. An ensemble of the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and the early days with more than 3500 monuments – a density of seeking well-preserved monuments and character of streets and squares of different eras. The city, divided 1945 at the end of WWII, presents itself as an example of the unification of Europe, living cultural unity and diversity at the same time. See you soon in Germany´s far east in Görlitz!
Göteborg is a city on the Swedish west coast at the mouth of Göta river and just inside a marvelous archipelago. Göteborg was founded in 1621 and has grown to a city with 550 000 inhabitants; the second largest city in Sweden. It encompasses the largest harbor in Scandinavia. Two universities are situated within the city with almost 50 000 students together. Göteborg is proud of its opera house and its concert hall. It has a lively and diverse theatrical, music and exhibitions scene.
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 !
Are you visiting Haarlem? Let someone who holds the city dear guide you in all treasures that The Haarlem has to offer, and experience Haarlem just as a resident of the city would!Absolutely free and always an enrichment of your visit of Haarlem.Haarlem Greeters are volunteers that will share their love for the city with you in an enthusiastic and hospitable manner.A Haarlem Greeter will walk with you through the city for a couple of hours and have you experiencing Haarlem in a unique way.For families, friends or people travelling solo!
Hamburg Greeters – your personal gateway to Hamburg: we are ready to greet you in our beautiful city with one of the biggest harbors of the world.
We will take you on a walk, not only to the in-spots at the waterfront, the Elbphilharmony, the famous buildings around the Alster lake or the world-known red-light district Reeperbahn.
As Hamburg locals we are happy to show you the vital quarters with their markets, pubs and shops as well.
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!”
Hasselt is not only the place to be for fashion and food lovers. Hasselt Greeters will surprise you by walking through lovely streets and astonishing spots, showing the things they love in their city, the many street art paintings, the Hasselt jenever, the famous spiced biscuits (speculaas), the local stores, bars and restaurants and so much more. Greeters can also take you on a bicycle tour outside the city center such as the Herkenrode Abbey site or the beautiful nature in domein Kiewit.
Although we are one of the smallest villages in Belgium, the Hoegaarden Beer is famous around the world.In the 18th century our village counted 40 breweries. Our greeters can tell you all about it.But there is much more… all the hidden treasures… nice places… natural and agricultural landscapes… and all the unwritten stories.Come, taste and experience it yourself.We are looking forward to welcome you. Cheers !
Meet Kassel with friends! Kassel is the home of the UNESCO World Heritage mountain park with unique water features and its landmark Hercules, of the world art exhibition Documenta, the palace with its collection of Old Masters, and many other attractions. Follow in the footsteps of the Brothers Grimm, visit some of the 25 fascinating museums, or relax in the many parks with their beautiful flower gardens. You find all this in the heart of Germany, easily reached from all directions.
The county of Kent lies between London and the Channel. We have a wonderful variety of sea and countryside, towns and villages with an immense amount of history at every corner. A tour round the wonderful city of Canterbury with a local gives a balance of a world beating Cathedral, lovely quirky shops and many hidden corners. Dover- the Key to the Kingdom – has one of the best castles in the world, in constant use throughout the centuries, a busy harbour and the iconic White Cliffs.
Kyiv is the administrative capital of Ukraine and also the capital of culture, history, art, industry, business, politics, education, science. Kyiv is a very active city, with lots of culture and sports events, concerts and exhibitions. Kyiv changes from year to year and at the same time keeps up an authentic atmosphere. The city perfectly combines ancient history and modern life.
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 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!
Lausanne is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, vineyards, and a beautiful lake. Discover different aspects of life and culture in Lausanne and Switzerland. From the world-famous Olympic Museum and quaint Old-Town to the off-the-beaten tracks neighborhoods and parks, there is a lot to discover in a relaxing town where walking and using public transportation is made easy. Whether you come for personal vacation, studies, or a business-trip, we are happy to hear from you!
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
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.
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.
The London Greeters have been created to showcase neighbourhoods in London that are often over-looked by visitors and to offer them the unique experience of a locals’ knowledge and introduction to what makes London a vibrant and exciting place to visit. .If you have a special interest we can match you with a London Greeter who shares that interest; whether you want to learn more about local history, infamous residents, culture, sport, architecture or art, or to explore the many markets – take advantage of their knowledge and passion and discover something new about London.
Lund was founded by the Danish king Harald Bluetooth in the end of 960th or beginning of 970th, which makes it the oldest city in Sweden. During the Danish medieval time, Lund was the archbishop papal center for 500 years. There were 22 churches and four monasteries. The city was part of the Danish kingdom for almost 700 years, and Swedish the last 360 years.
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.
Mainz, that is the city of Gutenberg, historical Roman city and young university town, Great Wine Capital together with the region Rheinhessen, cathedral city, hotspot of carnival and creative start-up city. Mainz is diverse, just like our greets. We love our city and hope, you will go home as a Mainz enthusiast!
Have you ever wanted to see a European city that is arranged in squares? Stroll through the urban and multicultural Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region in the middle of the Squares with lots of cafés and restaurants. Explore the public and green spaces between the river Neckar and the river Rhine. And find out more about our city of music, art and industrial history that lead to the invention of the bicycle, the tractor and the automobile by Carl Benz.
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.
Milan is the global capital of fashion and design and its divine cuisine amazes all. Its churches and museums are rich in masterpieces such as the Da Vinci’s Last Supper. The Duomo, Sforza Castle and the modern buildings such as the Vertical Forest, show the city’s evolution of architecture throughout the centuries.
Minsk Greeters show you their Minsk: old and modern, quiet and vibrant, urban and full of green, classical and creativeSince ancient times Minsk stands on the crossroads of great ways and tolerantly welcomes guests.Minsk is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Belarus, situated on the Svislach and Nyamiha rivers. It is the administrative centre of the Commonwealth of Independent States. As the national capital, Minsk has a special administrative status in Belarus.The earliest historical references to Minsk date to the 11th century (1067), when it was noted as a provincial city within the principality of Polotsk. The settlement developed on the rivers. In 1242, Minsk became a part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. It received town privileges in 1499.We will also host the 2019 European Games!
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.
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.
Munich is the place to be!
Enjoy a cappuccino in the sun, watch the Eisbach surfers on a wild river wave or find the best beer in Munich.
As you stroll through the city with Munich Greeters, you will discover pretty houses and facades, small alleys andwonderful parks no big tourist group ever sees.
And you will hear fascinating stories about our history and our city life. To top it off, we can teach you some words of Bavarian, a difficult dialect that even people from Northern Germany do not understand. “I mog di” for example,means “I love you.”
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!
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.
Nis as a multicultural town of more than 2000 years old, a place where the old clashes with the new, and Orient meets the Roman culture. You can roam through the old, authentic, cobbled streets, visit countless kafanas, and have a sip of a well-known “rakia”. You can try our renowned barbecue and “burek” which is the local specialty. In Nis you can walk, take a city bus ride, or catch a train to a nearby spa. With our greeters you can see the town from a completely unusual viewpoint.
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
You are interested in getting to know in-depth Eastern Styria, our culinary land of milk and honey where people live both tradition and sustainability with a passion? You would like to explore the rural areas and charming villages of Eastern Styria and are seeking a personal encounter with the residents? You wish to get an authentic impression of everyday life and explore in depth the countryside?
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.
« 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.
Stroll through the villages and alleys or take secular hollow paths, then traverse verdant and undulating landscapes typical of the bocage and finally discover an heritage in many facets. Castles and windmills played their role during the Vendée Wars, but also an industrial heritage inherited from the early twentieth century makes the identity and landscape of the Pays des Herbiers, lands of Puy du Fou®
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!
Rennes, Brittany’s capital, the ideal place for your next short stay! Among the attractions of this dynamic, lively city are a rich and diverse architectural heritage, charming mediaeval streets, a large pedestrian area perfect for a stroll, the quality and variety of its shops and the conviviality of its many restaurants. Rennes, have a lot of facets to show. One of the good ways to discover the city is through the eyes of a resident. Discover Rennes with one of our GREETERS!
If you want to know more about life in an Italian village with less than 5,000 inhabitants, our Greeters are very much willing to share their knowledge. as they are willing to show you the best markets, tell you about the small beaches they prefer or advice you on the most beautiful day trips.Or maybe you want to know where we drink our espresso?
Anyway, we invite you cordially to book a Rotondella Greeter an get to learn more about beautiful southern Italy.
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.
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 Petersburg Greeters do not waste time giving long descriptions of places as if reading aloud a thick dryly written guidebook.We do not stuff the tourist’s memory with a huge lot dates and figures which some official guides are often tempted to do.We are not guides, but hospitable hosts who can’t wait to show our guest to everything we love about Saint Petersburg and all that we are proud of in it.With us the traveler does not walk along the beaten path paved by tour operators, but mingles with the locals and takes part in their everyday life.He is no longer an observer who watches the city from behind a tourist bus window.
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.
Welcome to Skellefteå in Swedish Lapland!Skellefteå is the southern entry into Swedish Lapland. Half the population (of a total of approx. 72.000) inhabits the country side – next door to wild salmon rivers, hundreds of lakes, dense forests and miles and miles of coastline. The other half dwell in a modern city; a seamless transition from urban to rural defining the good life in the subarctic – stretching from fine dining to cooling winter swims.Even for a Swede, Skellefteå is way up north. Here thegreat, virgin forests are dense, the waters wild and pure and the sun doesn’t set for 100 days in summer. Some might call Skellefteå remote and rural. Some would probably even call it wild, who knows? The only thing we are absolutely sure about is that we wouldn’t be anywhere else in the world but here. And we like to call this heaven on earth.Now, take this opportunity to explore Skellefteå together with one of our greeters and get your own personal experience of Swedish Lapland.
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!
Strängnäs is an inviting city by the lake Mälaren, with wll preserved buildings that survived the big fire 1871. Since 1120 Strängnäs is a bishopseat. The cathedral and buildings around remind us about different periods of time (ex. the Vikings). The center has many restaurants and different kinds of shopping and a nice harbor. Strängnäs – Eden of Sweden. You can easily come here by train from Stockholm (50 min 80 km).
Tallinn is a perfect holiday destination if you want to combine the comforts of the modern world, versatile nightlife and luxurious adventures with rich cultural scenes in the local historical setting. Today’s Tallinn is a compact green capital; an exciting mix of old and new. Tallinn Old Town is one of the best-preserved Hanseatic town centers in the world. Tallinn holds a strange contrast between the diverse depth of its culture, architecture and cuisine, and its modern tourist identity.
Tehran is the capital city and beating heart of our Iran. Each corner of old Tehran is full of memory from 1796 and modern parts engage you. Tehran keeps you calm with its skirts, in the north beautiful Alborz mountain range and in the south ancient Rey plain. We love our land and will help you to find the love of this Middle Eastern metropolis. Iranians are famous for their hospitality culture.
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.
Come and discover Toulon and provencal villages around. Live a while as a kid of the bay “minot de la rade”, or as a “fada de Besagne”, (son of Besagne, a local) ! Come and walk on the Rugby Club legends avenue, meet us to share culture, culinary specialties or to contemplate gorgeous sceneries.Var Provence greeters will welcome you and will be more than happy to show you their favorite spots.
Do 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.
The Vézère Valley and its basin display many treasures: a river, preserved landscapes, the presence of Humanity for more than 400,000 years, a typical rural
heritage, gastronomy with a gourmet reputation, a culture all in relief, ancestral traditions, tales and fantastic legends.
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.
Located on England’s South Coast just 80 minutes from London by train, the historic town of Worthing makes the perfect base for exploring wider Sussex including Arundel Castle, Brighton and Chichester.
Situated between the sea and the famous South Downs National Park, Worthing offers accommodation to suit all needs and pockets. Cycling, walking and water sports fans will love Worthings outdoor offer. Whilst culture junkies can take in a show at one of our internationally acclaimed theatres or vintage cinema, visit the Museum or one of our quirky beach hut grt galleries.
Usually Wuppertal is associated with the world-famous suspension railway, called “Schwebebahn”, which trails above the “Wupper”. But there is much more to explore! Wuppertal impresses with extensive public green space, often only accessible by climbing stairs. Even so, the city has also a lot to offer regarding culture, art and citizen’s initiatives, such as the cultural center “Utopiastadt”. Discover the unique features of Wuppertal, accompanied by a local greeter!
There are so many things to do and see in Zurich: take a stroll along the lake, hop on a vintage tram, or climb to the rooftop terrace of a container tower. Zurich is also the city of “badis”, bathing areas with bars on the rivers and the lake, repurposed warehouses and factories, the singing Christmas tree, and last but not least, it has the world’s biggest church clock face!
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