SANDEMANs NEW Europe supports local small business by helping independent free-lance tour guides find a voice for their passion. By providing marketing services for local entrepreneurs, we take away some of the stress of developing a marketing strategy and allow fantastic independent tour guides the freedom to focus on what they do best.
Meet some of them and find out why they are so passionate about sharing the best of Paris with you!
After studying music in London, travel hungry Alberto went to live and work in Cambridge as a tour guide on the River Cam and loved it. But summer only lasts 3 months every year in that town so he decided to go back to his native country Mexico to work on its sunny beaches as a tour guide/musician. Somehow, beautiful destiny got its way and in 2010 brought him back to Europe where he became fascinated with French culture, history (and food of course) and is now giving inspiring tours of Paris. If you’re lucky you can also catch him singing in local Paris bars from time to time!!! See you soon!!!
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Two years ago Alan graduated from The University of Arizona and was completely confused about what he would do with a degree in creative writing. So he did what anyone would do. He sold his car and bought a ticket to New Zealand. Since then he has been wandering around the world, working in each country just to save up enough money to go to a new one. Every time he promises himself he will settle down he gets distracted by a new city and all its potential. He is now in Paris and so far nothing has been able to take his attention off the historical monuments, the beautiful language, and yummy food… mmmm steak and cheese crepes… smothered in mayo…
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Adam was born and raised in New York City. After finishing High School he went up north to Montreal, Quebec for University, remaining in the French-speaking province for 5 years. That’s where he developed a passion for everything French and francophone – the language, the literature, the art, and of course the food. It was only natural that he’d end up in Paris in 2010 to pursue one of his other interests: music. He’s excited about sharing his love for Paris and his love for traveling with other visitors to the city.
was born and raised in Los Angeles. He left the happy sunny beaches of California to join the grumpy, cloudy ambiance in Paris with his beautiful wife and adorable baby boy! Arnaud is an artist and gets inspiration through world traveling and experiencing new cultures. What better way to do this then giving tours explaining to others the Art, History, and Beauty of his favorite city.
Was born and raised in Sofia, in 1990 – the year when everything changed in Bulgaria (or so people say). Her mother moved to USA when she was about 12 and ever since she spent her summers in USA – at first in NYC, but the last few years in sunny Florida. She always knew that her place was not in Bulgaria. So everything turned around 180 degrees when her boyfriend decided to go to Paris. At first it was just for 2weeks and then he “fell in love” with the city so deeply that he decided to stay! This was just what she was waiting for. The moment she arrived she understood why everybody likes Paris so much. It’s exciting, it’s absolutely beautiful and magnifique! So here she is a few months after him ready to start her adventure – still feeling like a tourist sometimes, because Paris has so much to offer you never know if you’ve seen everything.
Hello fellow travelers! My name is Justine Arden, I was born in Rio de Janeiro, was raised in Rome by an Australian father and a Belgium mother. I moved to London when I was eighteen to major in a History degree. I later came to Paris (two years ago now) to dive into an acting career. Despite the identity crisis I have going on, or maybe because of, I am an absolute lover for travel and understanding different cultures. Paris has completely charmed me, and I have gotten to know it very well in these years through the eyes of history, theatre, art, loosing myself in the streets and meeting some of the most eccentric and interesting people. I ask for nothing more than to be able to share these experiences, and this is why I choose to be a guide to you. I have been around lots of parts of the world with my backpack, from Asia to the Middle East to Africa and my favourite parts were always meeting people and having to hear their experiences in each country. So when you come to Paris I want to be the person who will make you discover the wonders of this town, of its people and its numerous crazy anecdotes, hoping that you will leave this city with the only desire to come back again. See you soon for some adventures in the city of Paris!
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Of all the many places Laura has lived, she feels most ‘chez elle’ (at home) in Paris. Born in Melbourne, she grew up between Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, and Australia. After studying law and international relations, she decided the corporate world wasn’t for her and got involved in the international humanitarian field. She has worked in South Africa, Liberia, and Palestine, and studied a Masters in Peace and Conflict in Sweden. Throughout it all, Paris has been the touchstone, the place of beauty, sanity, and reflection. She spent summer 2012 at a language school in Paris but two months just wasn’t enough. For now, Paris is home – until another international conflict calls her away, she’d love nothing more than than to help you get to know the city she loves.
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Born and raised in the south-east of England, Rob has been learning languages and discovering new cultures for as long as he can remember. Having already spent six months in Chile, he took an undergraduate degree in modern languages at the University of Nottingham. During this course, he spent study and work placements in France, Spain and Brazil. Following five years back home in London, in 2013 the temptation to leave his country and start exploring again became too great. He’s now to be found travelling the streets of Paris on a vélib bike, finding out more every day about the city’s history and culture, while also taking in as many football and rugby matches as possible at the local bars.