English, Spanish, and French
I have visited the following countries for leisure and for work: Canada, United States, Mexico, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Portugal, Spain, France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Greece, Italy , Morocco, Burkina Faso and Indonesia.
My favorite cities (apart from Quebec!) are Madrid and Mexico.
Before being a giuide :
After a 13-year escapade that took me through Toronto, Switzerland, Spain and Mexico, I returned to settle in my hometown of Quebec in 2013. I began my career working for various international organizations, including the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). From 2009 to 2013, I was co-owner of a boutique hotel, restaurant, and art gallery in Mexico: La Hacienda del Gobernador. When I returned to Quebec, for several years I directed the tourist and cultural operations of the magnificent national historic site of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.
Why I became a guide :
Main aspects covered during my tours:
Social history, cultural history, diplomatic history, built heritage, religious heritage, and many curiosities and anecdotes!
Having a 3rd cycle academic degree in history and international politics, my speciality is the second half of the 19th century.
My favorite artistic works where Quebec City is showcased:
Les Plouffes – Roger Lemelin (novel & movie)
Le Confessionnal – Robert Lepage (movie)
Le Polygraphe – Robert Lepage (movie)
887 – Robert Lepage (play)
La Fête-Dieu à Québec – Jean Paul Lemieux (painting)
During a guided tour with a group from Spain in 2022, one of the visitors looked very familiar to me. It was indeed a former work colleague from the United Nations, it had been almost 15 years since we had seen each other!