Our Tour Guides in Paris
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!
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.
Billy is from ‘Bonnie Dundee’, in the north east of Scotland. A drummer/musician by trade, he has been busy performing & teaching in Ecosse for the last 6 years. His love of French wine and an unhealthy fascination with the colourful history of Paris made him curious….
Aside from giving the most humourous and informative tours of Paris, Billy enjoys climbing mountains, hitting drums and sampling the local jazz scene.
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.
Daniel grew up and went to school in the west of Ireland before heading to Dublin to pursue a degree in law at Trinity College Dublin. While at secondary school Daniel fell in love with the French language and all things French… So after four years at law school he decided it was time to take the plunge and move to France … and here is living la Bohème in the French capital. Daniel is passionate about travel and loves taking the opportunity to explore new places and peoples. When not giving tours Daniel can be found wandering the streets of Paris taking in its splendour including many of its fine restaurants and cafes, eating French food and drinking wine with friends!
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.
Jacob was born and raised in New York City. Upon completing his degree in French literature and philosophy in Los Angeles, he moved to Paris, trading tacos on Sunset Boulevard for crêpes on the Champs Elysées. Since then, the City of Lights has become home for Jacob, and while he works towards a life of professional philosophizing, he leads tours of the city he loves, hoping to impart a little bit of knowledge about Paris’ rich history, art, and architecture. Feel free to ask him any questions you may have about the paradoxes of metaphysics or your existential dilemmas. That is, unless you like the Boston Red Sox because, as a die-hard New York Yankees fan, he will not be inclined to help. He is mostly kidding about that.
Onno was born and raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. After graduating high school he spent 6 months volunteering in Ghana, Africa and then came back to Amsterdam to study linguistics. When rowing crew in college got boring he decided to skip the country again and went to study at Emory College in Atlanta (USA) for one semester. After finally getting his BA in linguistics he dabbled in a bunch of temp jobs before running off to LA for a few months, where he worked in a restaurant and enjoyed the beach. Back in Amsterdam he got into photography and helped out a friend in Paris with a photography project. Having visited Paris a few times the city got a hold of him he and decided to stay for a while longer and become a tour guide. Onno enjoys taking pictures, American (internet) pop culture and food that is burned ever so slightly.