En juillet 2005, l’UNESCO inscrit sur la liste du Patrimoine Mondial le centre du Havre reconstruit par Auguste Perret. IL réussit le pari de s’inspirer à la fois d’une tradition classique et d’une forte volonté de modernisation pour réinventer, sur 133 hectares, une cité unique à l’architecture lisible, aérée, harmonieuse et résolument innovante. Demandez à un Greeter de vous y balader.
Come experience Nashville, a city where music is inspired, created, recorded, and performed. Beyond the Music City reputation, Nashville is home to award-winning chefs and restaurants, historical attractions, unique and diverse neighborhoods, and so much more!
Meet one of our Greeters and discover the environment of the Loire Valley, in a new way, far from touristic clichés!
The themes of the visits are varied, and are aimed at providing an enriching human exchange of cultures.
If you are interested in discovering our region differently, please choose the visit! We will find the greeter.
Hanoi is a multi-layered millefeunille of a city, built layer upon layer of history. Its triangular core of tightly packed shop houses locked in by rivers and lakes, contrasts with the gracious, broad leafy avenues, elaborate villas and ostentatious government buildings of French colonial era and the sleek new towers that have shot up in the past decades.
But what uniquely sets Hanoi apart from other Asian, or for that matter, Indochinese cities such as Vientiane, Phonom penh or even Ho Chi Minh City (Sai Gon), is how openly yet discretely it displays its past, like a dowager wearing old lace, exposing a few old bones here and there in the form of its most venerable, often quietly tucked-away temples and pagodas.
Let a friendly, knowledgeable local give you an insider’s orientation to Hanoi – the capital city of Vietnam!
Chartres embarks on the Greeter adventure!
Come discover Chartres with people who are in love with this beautiful city, visit the places they enjoy.
The watchwords during these walks are: sharing, exchange and enjoyment.
At the end of the walk, you will see Chartres in a new light, beyond its famous cathedral and medieval city.
Mainz, that is the city of Gutenberg, historical Roman city and young university town, Great Wine Capital together with the region Rheinhessen, cathedral city, hotspot of carnival and creative start-up city. Mainz is diverse, just like our greets. We love our city and hope, you will go home as a Mainz enthusiast!
Flânez dans les villages, les ruelles, empruntez des chemins creux séculaires, traversez des paysages verdoyants et vallonnés typiques du bocage, pour découvrir un patrimoine aux multiples facettes. Des châteaux, des moulins à vent ayant joué leur rôle lors des Guerres de Vendée, mais aussi un patrimoine industriel hérité du début du XXe siècle font l’identité et le paysage du Pays des Herbiers terres du Puy du Fou®
Vous désirez découvrir la Provence sous un angle différent, vivre quelques instants comme si vous étiez un « minot de la rade », un « fada de Besagne » bref un Toulonnais, marcher sur l’avenue des légendes du Rugby Club de Toulon, aller à la rencontre de la population pour des moments d’échanges culturels, gourmands ou encore admirer de magnifiques paysages.
Les greeters de Var Provence iront à votre rencontre et vous feront partager leur « coin », leurs « quartiers », leur « ville» dont ils sont fiers »
La Baie de La Baule Escoublac, classée parmi l’une des plus belles baies du monde, longue de 9 km, offre un terrain de jeux aux dimensions exceptionnelles ! Les Greeters de La Baule, aiment l’échange et le partage. Au delà du site et de la plage, ils vous donneront leurs regards, leurs anecdotes, leurs coins secrets…
Capitale romane, ville universitaire, Poitiers peut revendiquer 2000 ans d’histoire inscrits et tissés dans son paysage actuel. Baigné par les rivières du Clain et de la Boivre, le promontoire de Poitiers accueille ses visiteurs dans un centre historique de caractère. La verdoyance de ses vallées, parcs et jardins, ses marchés et sa vie animée se dévoilent aux visiteurs au fil de ses rues, au fil de ses chemins.
La cité, ses quartiers et environs se révèlent ainsi à qui veut bien prendre le temps de les découvrir… avec un Greeter bien sur!
Bordeaux est l’épicentre de tout le Bordelais, à une soixantaine de kilomètres de l’Océan, capitale de l’Aquitaine, lovée autour de la Garonne, Bordeaux a conservé son décor de théâtre, son atmosphère secrète et sa fierté un peu hautaine, souvent frondeuse vis-à-vis de Paris.
Elle doit sa fortune et son importance à ses vins, grâce à un terroir et un climat donnant les plus grands crus du monde, et à son port.
See our city of science, with international institutions, significant schools and universities with the eyes of Darmstadt Greeters. Also, it may soon become part of the UNESCO world heritage sites, given its status as an Art Nouveau city, with its Art Nouveau historic district.
Darmstadt prides itself on being a green city. Being close to the Odenwald and the Bergstaße, Darmstadt offers tremendous hiking opportunities.
The Darmstadt Greeters would be happy to introduce you to their city. We look forward to hearing from you. Darmstadt Greets are offered in German and English, contact us to find out more.
Although we are one of the smallest villages in Belgium, the Hoegaarden Beer is famous around the world.
In the 18th century our village counted 40 breweries. Our greeters can tell you all about it.
But there is much more… all the hidden treasures… nice places… natural and agricultural landscapes… and all the unwritten stories.
Come, taste and experience it yourself.
We are looking forward to welcome you. Cheers !
Vranje is a historically and culturally important city located in the Pcinja District in southeast Serbia.
The city is home to many of the country’s oldest and most significant historical monuments and religious buildings, including Prohor Pcinjski Monastery, Pasha’s house, White bridge and Holy Trinity church.
Minsk Greeters show you their minsk: old and modern, quiet and vibrant, urban and full of green, classical and creative.
Since ancient times Minsk stands on the crossroads of great ways and tolerantly welcomes guests.
Minsk is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Belarus, situated on the Svislach and Nyamiha rivers. It is the administrative centre of the Commonwealth of Independent States. As the national capital, Minsk has a special administrative status in Belarus.
The earliest historical references to Minsk date to the 11th century (1067), when it was noted as a provincial city within the principality of Polotsk. The settlement developed on the rivers. In 1242, Minsk became a part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. It received town privileges in 1499.
We will also host the 2019 European Games!
Kiev/Kyiv is the capital of culture, history, art, industry, business, politics, education, science.
In Kiev/Kyiv all treasures of the different epochs are combined in the best way and you will feel them by walking around our streets.
You can be sure our city doesn’t leave you without emotions.
Bilbao is a vigorous service city that is experiencing an ongoing social, economic, and aesthetic revitalization process, started by the iconic Bilbao Guggenheim Museum< Tourist arrivals registered a continued upward trend, reaching over 615,000 visitors in 2009. The trend was exponential considering that in 1995, Bilbao only counted 25,000 tourists. Bilbao also hosts 31% of the total Basque Country visitors, being the top destination of this autonomous community, outranking San Sebastián.
Milan is one of the biggest cities in Italy, capital of high-quality furniture and interior design industry.
Milan is widely regarded as a global capital in industrial design, fashion and architecture. In the 1950s and 60s, as the main industrial centre of Italy and one of Europe’s most dynamic cities, Milan became a world capital of design and architecture. There was such a revolutionary change that Milan’s fashion exports accounted for $726 million in 1952, and by 1955 that number grew to $2.5 billion. Modern skyscrapers, such as the Pirelli Tower and the Torre Velasca were built, and artists such as Bruno Munari, Lucio Fontana, Enrico Castellani and Piero Manzoni gathered in the city. Today, Milan is still particularly well known for its high-quality furniture and interior design industry. The city is home to FieraMilano, Europe’s largest permanent trade exhibition, and Salone Internazionale del Mobile, one of the most prestigious international furniture and design fairs.
Visiting Bamberg is like traveling through a 1000 years. Like being in Rome en Venice at the same time. You can even climb the seven hills Bamberg is built on, or you can take funicular across the Regnitz river.
Welcome to Gothenburg, a city on the Swedish west coast at the mouth of Göta river and just inside a marvelous archipelago. Gothenburg was founded in 1621 and through the years has grown to a city with 550 000 inhabitants; the second largest city in Sweden.
Helsingborg is situated in the south part of Sweden and the region has a large diversity and the distances are short. You´ll find great nature reserves, international recognized hiking trails and Swedens first national tourist bicycle route starts here in Helsingborg.
Skellefteå is the southern entry into Swedish Lapland. Half the population (of a total of approx. 72.000) inhabits the country side – next door to wild salmon rivers, hundreds of lakes, dense forests and miles and miles of coastline.
Burgas is the second largest city at the Bulgarian Black Sea coast.
Our city is famous for our artists and festivals, where close around the city we have some beautiful lakes with abundant bird life. The contrast will surprise you!
The London Greeters have been created to showcase neighbourhoods in London that are often over-looked by visitors and to offer them the unique experience of a locals’ knowledge and introduction to what makes London a vibrant and exciting place to visit.
Being Serbia’s second largest city, less hectic and more laid-back, Novi Sad offers its visitors culture, vibrant nightlife, delectable cuisine, friendly people and alluring charm, all wrapped up with style.
Niš, as a multicultural town, offers a varietyof things to see. It is a place where the old clashes with the new, the place where the Orient meets the Roman culture, where you can roam through the old, authentic, cobbled streets, visit a countless number of kafanas and have a sip of a well-known Serbian drink (rakia).
The Basque Country is lush and green with big valleys and gentle slopes. Basques represent Europe´s oldest culture. We speak “Euskera” and along with Spanish, it is the co-official language.
Maybe the best place to eat in Europe.
Strängnäs has an inviting city centre with well-preserved buildings that survived the great fire of 1871.
Since 1120 Strängnäs has been a bishop seat and played in the Middle Ages an important role as church administrative city.
Since centuries, Geneva has developed a tradition of welcoming people from all over the world. Today, people from 184 nationalities live here surrounded by snow-capped mountains, vineyards, and a beautiful lake.
Are you looking for a unique Brighton experience?
Why not book a Brighton Greet and see the city through the eyes of enthusiastic local people who love living here and want to show you “their” Brighton & Hove?
The best way to get to know Moscow is through the eyes of a resident.
But if you’re new to the city and are only visiting a short while, it is possible to meet someone who will take you off the beaten path to show you the real Moscow?
Welcome to Kragujevac, the cradle of modern Serbia!
Experience the city located in the center of Serbia, surrounded by the preserved natural beauties of Sumadija. See where modern Serbian state is born and where most of the state institutions were established.
Bucharest, once called „Little Paris” of the east, is blooming. We have a mixture of the old and the new and it is constantly changing. Be a traveler, not a tourist. When you come to Bucharest, you can expect the unexpected.
Whether you’re here for a weekend, on business or for a holiday, whether you know the city already or are visiting for the first time, we will make sure you’ll enjoy your time in Zurich with us.
See you in Zurich!
The Hague, international city of Peace and Justice, has so much to offer!
If you are visiting The Netherlands, you shouldn’t forget to pay The Hague a visit. We as well have the famous Dutch canals and their old patrician houses (and yes, you can have a canal boat trip in The Hague as well).
Have you ever wanted to see a European city that is arranged in squares?
The Mannheim Greeters are waiting to show you their Squares that stretch from the river Neckar to Europe’s second largest baroque palace after Versailles that nowadays accommodatesthe Mannheim University.
Kassel, the city that was in 2013 eleven hundred years old, with the UNESCO World Heritage mountain park with unique water features, its landmark Hercules, a variety of museums, the world art exhibition Documenta.
You can choose to visit some of the more historical sites in our city – or you we can go from the beaten path and walk along the Via Francigena to discover old castles, abbeys, ancient baths and maybe most of all the typical Tuscanstories that are part of our lives!
A greet with a greeter leaves a lasting impression of the city or region, the warmth of its people, and the richness and diversity of its neighbourhoods, which each visitor can treasure for a lifetime and pass on to their families and friends.
Not everyone knows Turin was the first capital of the Kingdom of Italy! And we are NOT just an industrial city, famous as the traditional centre of Italian car manufacture. We are much more!
Maybe you have already heard about Turin, because we hosted the 2006 Winter Olympics.
Founded in 915 BC as “Stuotgarten”. 1519 described as “Stuttgart – the name the swabian people gave to paradise” by Ulrich von Hutten. Today: Big city, surrounded by forests and vines, located in a valley basin, cosmopolitan, well connected.
Would you like to see the northern part of Bremen? With its quarters Blumental, Vegesack and Burglesum through the eyes of a local?
Do you want to hear exciting stories you would never find in a normal travel guide? Do you want to know how Bremen works and how it feels to live in Bremen-Nord?
Town of traditions, humanist city ; with its discreet charm and its exceptional heritage, Sélestat will amaze you. Bound to its customs an regional roots, this town fascinates the visitors at very first sight tanks to its own history which unveils at each street corner over the different seasons.
The Tours Greeters are welcoming you to give you the keys for a wonderful stay in Tours, the main entrance of the Loire Valley.
Here you are, in the ‘French gardens’ as used to tell the kings of the France, near the famous chateaux of the Loire valley.
Le Nord de la France, est marqué par le passé. Les grandes périodes historiques s’y lisent aujourd’hui dans les paysages. D’incomparables cathédrales gothiques surgissent dans le décor et côtoient résidences royales et lieux de souvenir de la Première Guerre Mondiale.
Lille, en pays de Flandre, région traversée par de nombreux canaux et ponctuée de moulins à vent, est une ville au riche patrimoine culturel et abrite un magnifique musée des Beaux Arts. L’architecture flamande se retrouve en Artois. Demandez au Greeters de vous les faire découvrir.
Rennes, Brittany’s capital, the iodeal place for your next short stay!
Among the attractions of this dynamic, lively city are a rich and diverse architectural heritage, charming mediaeval streets, a large pedestrian area perfect for a stroll, the quality and variety of its shops and the conviviality of its many restaurants. Rennes, have a lot of facets to show.
The Paris Greeters are volunteer ambassadors of their city.
They have the passionate desire to show it to visitors from all over the world. They offer them free walks around Paris and its surrounding districts. Meetings between local residents and visitors are based upon a shared experience and mutual discovery of one another and their respective cultures.
Cité active et moderne, surnommée la « Petite Barcelone » par les 90 000 étudiants qui représentent le quart de sa population (!), Toulouse est réputée pour son sens inné de la fête. De l’Espagne, elle puise le goût pour les longs apéritifs avec tapas en terrasses, les siestes dans les parcs ensoleillés, les repas conviviaux et les nombreux festivals musicaux ou artistiques. Les touristes profitent aussi avec joie de son intense vie culturelle tout au long de l’année avec ses multiples théâtres, musées, salles de concerts et casino.
“Greeters made in Pas-de-Calais” is an initiative of the Pas-de-Calais Tourist Board, based on a concept from New York ”the Big Apple Greeters”, who offer tourists the opportunity to meet with a local inhabitant who shows him around and speaks to him about “his” neighbourhood, “his” town
Versailles: a worldwide known Palace… Did you know Versailles is not only the Sun King city but an example of French traditions and refinement?
The historic ‘old’ town is where you will learn about the French Revolution that started in the real royal Tennis Court.
Nice, an authentic city bubbling with excitement…
Find out more from a Greeter about the different aspects of the city : everyday life, local cooking, parks and gardens, new projects, particularly in the field of sustainable development…
The Valley of Munster is a mountain community of 16 towns and villages over an area of 30 square kilometers.
The valley is located in the northeast of France, in Alsace,and is situated 18 kilometers from Colmar, Frédéric Bartholdi’s hometown, and 64 kilometers from Strasbourg, the European Capital.
Boulogne adjoins Paris and is, of course, connected quickly and easily by the Paris Metro. Some years back the city of Billancourt joined Boulogne, which became the second city of Ile-de-France after Paris. Then it became officially Boulogne-Billancourt,though we still call it Boulogne!
Keen to get off the beaten track and explore Nancy’s hidden secrets?
Nancy Greeters will show you the numerous faces of our beautiful city, known for its UNESCO world heritage thanks to the famous Place Stanislas, and as a main center for Art Nouveau (Modern Style).
On the seaside, in the vineyards, on the famous Canal du Midi or downtown Béziers : come and explore Béziers Méditerranée . Whether you are a shopping addict, an extreme sports lover, willing to discover our local heritage, walking or cycling, we have the perfect Greeter for you!
The Nantes Greeters, inhabitants of Nantes and surrounding area, who love the place they live in, are open to other cultures, of all ages and backgrounds, are volunteering to give up some of their spare time to meet with you and show you round the town and the surrounding area, depending on your interests and tastes.
L’Aisne is just one hour north-east of Paris, on the road to Brussels or London. In addition to its rich natural environment, it has one of the biggest and most important cultural heritages in France, and warm and welcoming residents.
Want to find out what the locals love about Helsinki?
Do you want to get familiar with historical architecture, have a picnic in the sunniest park there is, go on a hike in the nearby forest, visit the beautiful archipelago with its idyllic islands or just sit down and enjoy a drink in one of the most popular bars?
The Hauts-de-Seine, in the shape of a crescent, lies west of the greater Paris area. Just a few minutes outside of our capital, you’ll be surprised to see how green, how diverse, how authentic places and people we have to greet you !
Take a day or half day and dare pass the city limits of Paris.We’ll give you all you need to find us… it might just be the best time of your trip in France !
Enjoy some inside knowledge about heritage & architecture; sites & attractions; arts & culture; or wining & dining. We will take you behind the regular scenes show you what you are in the mood for . . .
In the heart of France, this area is rich in unspoiled nature, a protected environment where our Greeters invite you to discover its treasures: the beautiful Valley of the Impressionist Painters, Aubusson tapestry classified, Heritage Unesco intangible, gastronomy .
Loix is a peninsula on the island Ile de Ré known for its protected and authentic environment. You will take a beautiful road crossing salt marches and following the typical bicycle-lanes of the island before discovering the rich cultural heritage of thissmall village.
Sofia is a mystery full of extreme contrasts. In order for you to conquer Sofia, the capital of the cyrillic alphabet, and get to know its lively citizens within a short stay, you would either need the help of a friend or the free advice of an open-minded local… so get a greeter!
In Antwerp for a few days? Willing to discover the country off the beaten track through the eyes of a Antwerp local?
The association is an alternative way to discover Antwerp with an original approach to tourism.
Oststeiermark region is a rural area where you find green hills, woods, many orchards with fruits like apples, pears, peaches, apricots, and vineyards, fields with pumpkins. Lots of small historical villages and towns, but most of all enthusiastic Greeters!
Discover the Province of Liège from the inside, off the beaten path?
Learn to better appreciate its soul and the warmth of its inhabitants?
Experience a relaxing and convivial moment, while enjoying small anecdotes ?
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