Private Driver Guide Sightseeing Tours

Hi – my name is Christian, and I’m an American Expatriate. I’ve been Sightseeing in France since 1992.

Christian Mayer: Private Driver-guide in France since 1992

I’ve been living here since 1992. I really enjoy taking visitors on Private Driver Guide Sightseeing Tours. There’s so much to see in this beautiful Country! 

I proudly provide Private Sightseeing tours throughout France and the Basque Country. Some of the places I regularly take people to visit include Normandy, The Loire Valley, Bordeaux, and Dordogne. But also Lascaux, Provence, and the Languedoc. In addition, I really love the Basque Country in both France and Spain. Ask me about visiting Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Austria and Italy.

About 10 years ago I left Paris and resettled in the Southwest of France, not too far from Bordeaux.

Discover the Southwest for yourself and you’ll see: this is the most beautiful part of France. Visit Dordogne, Occitania and the Basque Country with me. I’ll be your private sightseeing driver and guide. Come along and you’ll certainly see the most beautiful places in France. Dordogne is a beautiful region filled with impressive castles and Medieval Villages. Some of these castles were built during the 100 years war!

This region is also home to Lascaux, famous painted cave. Lascaux is often called “the Sistene Chapel of cave art”. However, there are many more caves in this region. One of my favorites is the Grotte de Rouffignac: “Cave of 1000 Mammoths”.

The Private sightseeing tour to Carcassonne and the Cathar  Country takes you through Occitania. Visit this region and learn about the Cathar tragedy, and the deadly crusades. Occitania is the region surrounding Toulouse, Carcassonne, and Albi. The Cathar people came to a terrible fate here. Have you heard of the Albigensian Crusades?

The Basque Country is a colorful, fascinating region to explore. Although we think of the Basque Country as Spanish, it actually sits partly in France. Here the Pyrenees mountains meet the Atlantic Ocean, and the scenery is dramatic. This autonomous region, is located along the border between France and Spain. The Basque people welcome you with wonderful hospitality and creative gastronomy.

Come visit the Basque Country with me and I’ll help you learn about the marvelous culture!

Private Sightseeing Tours depart from Biarritz, Bayonne and Saint Jean de Luz in France, and also from San Sebastian, and Bilbao, in Spain.

With over 30 years’ experience driving in France, I provide safe transport and historical commentary with personal anecdotes about life in France as an American expatriate. My objective is to help you to maximize your time spent here in France. Most importantly, you will comfortably enjoy all the beauty and history – and then return home filled with spectacular memories of a marvelous adventure.

Please feel free to Contact me with any questions you may have.