In July 2005, the UNESCO organisation gave Le Havre centre, rebuilt by Auguste Perret, the World Heritage status. Perret succeeded in bringing together classical tradition and a strong willing to build modern style, to reinvent on 133 hectares, a unique city where architecture is readable, light harmonious and strongly innovative. Ask a greeter to welcome you there.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Stroll through the villages and alleys or take secular hollow paths, then traverse verdant and undulating landscapes typical of the bocage and finally discover an heritage in many facets. Castles and windmills played their role during the Vendée Wars, but also an industrial heritage inherited from the early twentieth century makes the identity and landscape of the Pays des Herbiers, lands of Puy du Fou®
Come and discover Toulon and provencal villages around. Live a while as a kid of the bay “minot de la rade”, or as a “fada de Besagne”, (son of Besagne, a local) ! Come and walk on the Rugby Club legends avenue, meet us to share culture, culinary specialties or to contemplate gorgeous sceneries.
Var Provence greeters will welcome you and will be more than happy to show you their favorite spots.
Ranked amongst the most beautiful bays in the world, the 9km of golden sands of the bay of La Baule Escoublac offers a playground on an amazing scale. Above and beyond the beach our Greeters like nothing better than to share with you their love and enthusiasm for our town and its surrounding area. They are just waiting give you an insight into the many treasures, their ‘secret places’ and anecdotes…
As a roman Capital or a university city, Poitiers can claim for 2000 years of histoiry written and woven in its current landscape. Bathed with two rivers, ‘le Clain’ and ‘la Boivre’, the Poitiers headland welcome its visitors in an historical center full of character. The green of its valeys, parks and gardens, its market places and lively crowd come to light along streets and pathes. The city, its districts and environments come to the eyes of people taking time to discover them… with a greeter for sure!
Bordeaux is the epicentre of the ‘Bordelais’ area, nearly sixty kilometers from ocean, ‘Aquitaine’ capital city, lying on the banks of Garonne river, Bordeaux has kept its theatre scenery, its secret atmosphere and its kind of haughty pride, often rebellious against Paris.
Its fortune and extend are linked to its wines and port. Local soils, climate and knowledge of ‘vignerons’ bring one of the best ‘crus’ in the world.
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.
The Greeters of the Pays de Charleroi welcome you!
This multifaceted region combines the largest metropolis in Wallonia and a vast green landscape of unimaginable beauty, intense history and a countryside of traditions. Charleroi offers all the benefits of a large city: its hotels, shopping centres and major museums, especially the largest Photography museum in Europe.
The region has recognised “UNESCO World Heritage” sites: the belfry of Charleroi, the Bois du Cazier, not to mention immaterial world heritage: the Marche La Madeleine.
The Charleroi Greeters welcome you to share their passion for the city/province during an authentic, genuine and free encounter.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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!
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.
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).
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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…
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 north of France is shaped by history. Most historical periods are still readable in landscapes. Incomparable cathedrals spring out in the scenery mixed with royal residencies or remembering spots from first world war..
Lille, in flander county, a region criss-crossed by numerous canals and spotted by wind mills, is a city with au rich cultural heritage and a marvelous “Beaux Arts” Museum. Flamish architecture is also everywhere in Artois county. Ask greeters to let you discover all these marvels.
As an active and modern city, Toulouse is known as the « tiny Barcelone » by its 90 000 students that represent a fourth of its population. The town has a high reputation for its inborn taste to party. From Spain, it takes long “apperitif” time with tapas taken ‘en terrasse”, naps in sunny parks, festive and friendly lunches and musical and artistic festivals. Greeters will help you to discover and choose among all the different aspect and programs offered by the city.
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.
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.
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!
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.
“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.
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 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.
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 !
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.
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 . . .
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?
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.
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!
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 ?
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!
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!
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.
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