Discover France Loves Their Guides…and You Will Too
Discover France offers a wide variety of adventure travel itineraries that help our guests “discover” the best of what France has to offer. Many of these exciting tours also include expert guides to lead the way and make sure every trip runs smoothly. Our guides are professionally trained and certified, highly knowledgeable and know exactly how to show you the time of your life. They have the best job in the world because they get to do what they are passionate about, every day. We thought it would be interesting to pick their brains and learn a little about what being a professional guide is really like.
Jean Francois Le More
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A father of two, Jean Francois is one of our most experienced guides in cycling. He began riding at the age of twelve and hasn’t hit the brakes since. Jean Francois has twenty-five years of experience in competitive track and road bike racing. A true athlete, he has also competed in the Speed Windsurfing World Cup six times, placing 10th in 1994.
Regardless what sports he has tried, biking has always been Jean’s favorite. He has a national sports diploma in cycling, as well as all the French Cycling Federation diplomas offered for teaching. With his first aid certification and ability to speak French, English Spanish, Italian and some German, Jean is the guide you want leading your tour.
With so many sports accomplishments and a long history in biking, we were anxious to learn more about Jean Francois.
Which region do you like riding best and why?
I enjoy Normandy and Brittany for a calming ride, but if I’m looking to climb I like the Pyrenees.
What is the hardest col you have rode up?
I ride mostly on flat roads, but Col du Tourmalet, Col du Telegraphe and Croix de fer are always a challenge.
What is your greatest tour memory?
All the Tour de France tours I have led were memorable and entertaining. I know a lot about professional cycling and the competitors so it is nice to share my expertise with other cycling enthusiasts.
What kind of bike do you own?
I own a Lapierre carbon bike with campagnolo and fulcrum equipment.
What should travelers remember to pack?
· Camera with extra batteries
· A good sense of humor
Because of his cycling experience and knowledge of southern France, where he lives, Jean leads many of our Tour de France tours. He suggests that TDF tour clients try to learn about the racers before the