An association of state-certified professional guides

Provence Guide Interprète is an association of about twenty professional, state-certified, bilingual or trilingual guides. It is the oldest association in the PACA region, South-East of France and has been offering guided tours in Provence and its surroundings since 1983.

Why go through a guides association?

You will have quick access to a network of competent guides thanks to our centralized planning that you can contact via an associative mobile phone at + or via the contact form. This network offers you mobile and operational guides throughout Provence with 6 languages spoken in addition to French: English, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian and Turkish.

enrich our knowledge and our expertise:

The association's function is to propose various trainings to allow its members to deepen cultural knowledge in art and history and to continue to enrich their qualification as guide-lecturer.
For example : Each year, PGI and Ancovart (guide lecturer association)  offer  a specific training entitled “Art sacré” to their members headed by the Institute of Sciences and Theology of Religions (ISTR) of the Catholic Institute of the Mediterranean Sea (ICM). The institute provides theoretical knowledge adapted to the professional practice of visiting buildings or religious spaces, and concrete skills through the precise study of works of art or religious places.

PGI it is also:

A group of licensed guides whose aim is to protect a profession, through defense and promotion actions. We set up operations to enforce the rates and rights of guides in the workplace.
The participation of events allows to promote our activity to the public and to assert the qualities of a professional guide.  PGI takes part in Téléthon (a fundraising event in December) : Paid guided visits are organized whose recipe is totally donated to Téléthon France.

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Quick access to a network of competent guides thanks to our centralized planning

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An associative mobile phone at
+33 (0)6 12 53 23 54

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An e-mail adress

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6 languages spoken in addition to French: English, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian and Turkish.

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Moving and efficient guides all over Provence

The skills of our lecturer guides - Guiding is a career

Our qualified guides have been trained to understand all situations in terms of guided tours, tour leadings and public reception.

In guiding:

The great majority of PGI’s guides have been working for 20 years.

Our wish :

  • Make know all the diversity of the region. We have acquired very broad general knowledge as much as specific one that can be adapted according to the public
  • Sharpen the curiosity of the visitors, arouse questioning, interest without boring but as well adjust our commentary  in accordance with the nationalities

Our savoir-faire :

  • Create the balance between the technical constraints and/or unexpected problems link to a guiding tour and the need for flexibility of a group on holidays.

In tour leading:

For many years, we have acquired group and time management skills.  We will know how to adapt ourselves according to a given time, how to perceive reactions and needs of the group, as well as how to manage the unforeseen stops, technical or human incidents. Improvisation, if necessary, is part of our savoir-faire.

In human relations management:

Thanks to our field experience, we will discern rapidly the guests’ demands and will make sure to answer it.
Because we master perfectly the techniques of group dynamic and have strong communication skills, we will know how to federate a multinational group around a common interest of discovery.

« The quality charter »

Our Goal:

Discover the cultural and natural heritage of Provence by offering friendly and rewarding visits, in French or in foreign languages.

Our commitments:

  • Offer the services of a qualified guide whose skills will be
  • st meet your search.Develop a tourist program in accordance with guest’s wishes.
  • Respect the rates.

They trust us

Partners who have trusted us for several years: Tourist Offices (Marseille, Aix, Avignon, Arles), tour operators, coaches companies, tourism organizations (Atout France), cruises companies (Royal Caribbean, Regent, Princess, Crystal, Oceania, Seabourn ...).


Provence Guide Interprète
Tél. +33(0)6 12 53 23 54