After studying history and art history at the University of Toulouse, Adrian received his professional training as a National Tour Guide in English and Spanish in 2007. His unique on-the-ground professional experiences as well as his passion for traveling have both enriched his mastery of multiple languages and his knowledge and appreciation of other cultures.
Since familiarising himself with the richly ornamented prehistoric caves in the region, Adrian developed a passion for these works of art. Over the course of his professional experience, he has worked many seasons for the replica of the famous cave Lascaux II. After his involvement at Lascaux, he spent two years as a stand-in guide at sites such as Cap Blanc, Font de Gaume, and Combarelles. It was while working as a guide at these sites that Adrian not only enriched his experience as a tour leader but also became familiar with the difficulties of preserving prehistoric cave art faced by such sites. In 2010, he joined Perigord Welcome’s team of professional tour guides. As he led regional tours for groups from all around the world, he continued to develop his passion for prehistory. Adrian was quickly chosen as referent tour guide for the agency’s prehistoric tours. His experience includes leading tours for such reputable groups as National Geographic, Smithsonian Travel, and the Natural History Museum of New York. Today, Adrian continues to work in the region and has since enlarged his sphere to include sites in Ariège, Cantal, the Basque country. Wine is his ‘Violon d’Ingres’! Adrian has recently narrated a beautiful video documentary entitled The Dordogne Valley: A Journey Through the Perigord Noir. He has taught for ASA since 2012.
Adrian first joined ASA in 2011 and has since led 5 ASA tours to the south of France including:
- Cultural Landscapes of the Midi Pyrénées and the Dordogne (2013, 2015, 2016)
- Hilltowns, Châteaux and Gardens of the Midi Pyrénées and the Dordogne (2011)