About us

Who are we ?

We are volunteers from all walks of life with various interests who live in Angers or its surroundings, willing to welcome you and take you on a personal walk to show you our city.

Founded in 2011, the Angers Loire Greeters Association is made up of residents who apart from being knowledgable, are passionate about sharing their love of their city and happy to offer their time to showing you around as they would with a friend. We are not professionall tourist guides, interpreters or lecturerers only enthuiasts !

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Birth of an international movement


In 1992, Lynn Brooks wanted to erase New York’s negative image as a scary and sprawling city. She wanted people to get to know the city she loved. With the help of a network of friends, she then offered tourists unusual walks organised in the districts of the « Big Apple » by residents. The first Greeters organisation was born. The concept of Greeters is to reinvent the sense of hospitality based on meeting, sharing and mutual exchange between tourist and volunteer resident.

In 20 years it has become a global brand. The Greeter concept has spread to other towns and countries particularly in Europe. Since 2010, it has enjoyed increasing popularity and has conquered the five continents. The different Greeter destinations decided to associate officially and to create the international network : « International Greeter Association (IGA) » as well as the French network « France Greeters ».

Come as a guest, leave as a friend !

Our core values

All IGA members share the following Core Values:

  • Volunteering locals
    Greeters are volunteers, a friendly face for those visiting a city/destination
  • Small groups up to six persons
    Greeters welcome individuals and may serve small groups of up to six people
  • Free of charge
    Meeting a Greeter is free of charge
  • No discrimination
    All visitors and volunteers are welcome without any kind of discrimination.
  • Sustainable tourism
    Greeters support sustainable tourism. They respect natural and man-made environments, bringing both cultural and economic enrichment to local communities. Greeters aim for a lasting positive image of each destination.
  • Cultural exchange
    Greeter organizations create a mutually enriching opportunity for cultural exchange; create links between people in creating a better world.

How to book a Greet ?



Get in touch with our team by completing the request form.

We will contact you to fix a date, time and meeting place for the Greet … and then « off you go » for a one, two, three or more hour walk, talk, exchange and discussion with your Greeter. He will take you round a neighbourhood he particularly likes, sharing with you his experiences and his vision of the city…

So, don’t hesitate any longer and come for a « Greet » !

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Angers Loire Greeters


Adresse postale :
49051 ANGERS