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Bernadette Ducoulombier

Europe Guide

Where were you born and where did you grow up?
I was born in South of Paris and grew up at the countryside village of La Beauce. I arrived in Chamonix at 19 and decided to become a mountain guide.

What are your hobbies?
I travel a lot and love discover. I also love diving, swimming, riding a horse, biking, all the outdoor activities and yoga.

Do you have any special talents?
I like doing handmade things.

What has been your greatest outdoor adventure?
The first Tour du Mont-Blanc with my daughter when she was only 10 years old. And afterwards, our mother/daughter dive where we met a sea turtle.

What did you do before you became a guide?
I’m a guide for more than 30 years now, it is my first passion !

Do you have a favourite quote?
Be yourself, create your life, enjoy and do your best.

Describe a life experience that has shaped you today?
Thanks to my job and my travels, I meet new people from all around the world. I learn from them everyday. I feel so lucky to be me! 

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“Yes! Bernadette was amazing. She is entertaining, caring and passionate. Her stories were wonderful and she was a pleasure to be around.”
- Jennie Castleton (Surrey, British Columbia, Canada), Tour du Mont Blanc September 2018

“Bernadette was wonderful, knowledgeable and funny and happy to help us practice our French.”
- Adrienne Battle (Auburn, Washington, United States), Tour du Mont Blanc September 2018

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We're VERY picky about who we select to work in our team, and we have people from all over the world lining up to guide our trips. So we get to hire the absolute BEST in the business.

As soon as you get off the plane, we've got all the details of your vacation covered – top notch meals, comfortable transport & accommodation, amazing guides and INCREDIBLE service.

Whether you’re new to adventure travel, or you’ve never travelled in a group before, you’ll find yourself arriving home positively different from when you left.

With our small groups (no more than 14), you'll get to know our team, your fellow travellers, and have the flexibility and freedom to do as much (or as little!) as you like.

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