Emmanuel your guide (2)


I'm Emmanuel, your local guide and host. I will help you immerse yourself into the food, wine, architecture, history, language and lifestyle of the people of l'Occitanie.


What is Discover My France?

My France is about discovering my home region of  l’Occitanie.

We offer:

  • Guest house with bed and breakfast
  • Personalised guided tours
  • French language learning

Whilst you will have the opportunity to discover some of the most famous landmarks of the wider region of l’Occitanie, we will give you local insight into 2 areas called Tarn and Aveyron, both within 200 km from your base in Albi.

Discover My France is an alternative option between conventional tourism and independent travel if you want to:

  • base yourself at our guest house and explore by yourself
  • come on our tours and connect with the local French culture, traditions and people
  • learn French fast.


Why Choose Us?

  • Stay in a unique charming old French home as a base for your stay in Albi. This riverside residence is in the heart of the UNESCO listed heritage town
  • Enjoy the comfort and privacy of a small personal tour and meet local people through a wide range of interesting activities from visiting small villages to cooking your own French feast
  • Immerse yourself in French daily life by buying fresh produce at the market and trying the local cuisine. Enjoy home made meals and the local food and wine tasting such as Roquefort cheese and Gaillac wine
  • Learn French with me leading up to your trip. Learn quick and receive the personal attention you need to boost your confidence speaking French in real life situations
  • Explore a relatively undiscovered part of France during your French holiday with local people and away from the typically crowded tourist tracks.
Toulouse dancing
lunch with locals


These prices are approximate and variable depending on your chosen itinerary and activities. Groups of two or more receive a discount.

Guest House - accommodation (room with private bath, large living area) and breakfast $50 per person per night.

Tours - (From 1 to 10 days) all inclusive meals, transport, guide, activities from $40 per person per day

Airport Transfer - pick up and drop off from airports in Toulouse or Carcasonne one way from $160 (up to 4 people)

7 Days/6 Nights - Intensive French Language Study Tour All inclusive - $2000 per person.

Suggested Itineraries

  • Pick up and drop off from Toulouse or Carcasonne airports to your base in Albi
  • Visit Marche Couvert d'Albi, night markets, wine and cheese tasting and dining with local families
  • Trekking, biking, picnic, kayaking, fishing for cray fish, day cruise on a barge on Canal du Midi
  • Tours of Carcasonne, Toulouse, Cordes-Sur Ciel, Castres, Albi
  • Visit to Musee du chocolat, Toulouse Lautrec, La Perouse, Dom Robert
  • Workshops with the local people on art, cooking, petanque (bowls), French language

How to Book

  1. Send me an email with preferred dates and interests
  2. I will respond with a draft itinerary and price
  3. Accept the terms and conditions and make payment
  4. I will confirm your booking within 24 hours.

2018 Tour Dates -

15 July, 22 July, 29 July

5 August, 12 August, 19 August, 26 August

2 September, 9 September, 16 September, 23 September (FULL), 30 September

7 October, 14 October, 21 October, 28 October

November/December - Upon request.