My name is Ivan, and I graduated as a tour guide from the University of Strasbourg. Furthermore, I am licensed by the French Ministries of Culture and Tourism.
I chose to become a tour guide because I am passionate about history, languages, and interacting with people. My parents supported me in this decision, and I will always be grateful to them for it.
After three years of study and a period of training at the Belfort Tourist Office in France, I obtained my official certification and started practicing this wonderful profession.
I speak several languages, including French, English, Spanish, and Catalan, which allows me to host guests from different places, each with their own expectations and interests. This demands adaptability and flexibility from me.
My primary goal is to share my love for Alsace, its culture, traditions, and its unique history in Europe.
It would be a pleasure to guide you through the wonders of Alsace. Would you like to join me in this experience?
During my tours, what matters most to me is that my visitors have an incredible memory of this region that I am so fond of.
Honesty is key for me. I never provide incorrect information to my visitors. If I ever don't know the answer to a question, I prefer to make assumptions or simply say that I don't know rather than inventing things. Even professional guides don't know everything, as we are not walking encyclopedias.
I adapt to each visitor I host. Every day, people from all over the world arrive, of different ages, with various interests and levels of knowledge. That's why I believe it's important to use language and explanations that everyone can understand.
Furthermore, I consider myself a positive person with a sense of humor. I always try to include fun anecdotes or even jokes related to what we are seeing. This helps make the tour more relaxed and enjoyable.
In summary, each tour is unique, just like each visitor. I don't limit myself to reciting a memorized speech or offering an automated experience; I prefer to share my knowledge in a friendly and relaxed manner.
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg
Evacuation training and authorization to lead guided tours
Authorization to take guided tours in the Louise Weiss building, Strasbourg
Préfecture du Bas-Rhin
National approval for the exercise of the profession of tour guide
2016 - 2017
Université de Strasbourg
Vocational Degree, Cultural Heritage Development and Protection - Tour Guide
2015 - 2016
Lycée d'Hôtellerie et de Tourisme Alexandre Dumas, Strasbourg-Illkirch
Higher Grade Vocational Training, Tourism (Erasmus + program)
2014 - 2015
IES Hotel Escuela de la Comunidad de Madrid
Higher Grade Vocational Training, Tour Guide
Since October 2017
Local Tourist Guide and Tour Leader
Since December 2017
Office de Tourisme de Strasbourg et sa région
Local Tourist Guide (Freelancer)
Since May 2017
Since September 2017 : Local Tourist Guide (Freelancer)
May-August 2017 : Local Tourist Guide (internship)
Syndicat Professionnel des Guides Interprètes Conférenciers (SPGIC)
since March 2023: Vice-President of the Union
Association des Guides-conférenciers d'Alsace
October 2019 - March 2021 : President of the Guild
March 2019 - October 2019 : Vice-President of the Guild
Lycée d'Hôtellerie et de Tourisme Alexandre
2021 - 2023 : Examination board for the Technician certificate in Tourism (Customer relationship management)
2018 - 2019 : Member of the examination board for the Technician certificate in Tourism (Multimedia field)