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?

Ethics, Flexibility, and Sense of Humor

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.

My portfolio


Since 2020

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg

Evacuation training and authorization to lead guided tours

Since 2018

European Parliament

Authorization to take guided tours in the Louise Weiss building, Strasbourg

Since 2017

Préfecture du Bas-Rhin

National approval for the exercise of the profession of tour guide

Academic education

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

Professional experience

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

Belfort Tourisme

Since September 2017 : Local Tourist Guide (Freelancer)

May-August 2017 : Local Tourist Guide (internship)

Other experiences

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 Dumas, Strasbourg-Illkirch

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)