About Our Tour Guides
CLAUDE BOUDREAU, your Acadian Tour Director: Claude is a passionate 12th generation Acadian. The history of his ancestors has influenced his life, career choices, and travels. The diversity of the Acadian Diaspora fascinates him, and he enjoys helping Acadians, Cajuns, and French people to discover the places, the history, the culture of their heritage. He was only 14 years old when he took his first school trip to France and was hooked ever since. His first trip to Louisiana was the CONGRÈS MONDIAL ACADIEN in 1999. Claude has a business background, an M.B.A. and 25 years of experience in promoting education, culture, heritage & travel. In addition to visiting several European countries, China, Cuba, Canada, the U.S., and Australia, he has been over 20 times to France and 12 times to Louisiana. He now lives in Memramcook, the Cradle of New Acadie and has double-duties as a director at the Société du Monument-Lefebvre since 2007 and more recently as owner and tour director of Les Voyages DiasporAcadie.
ANNE-CHRISTINE MARTINOT, your French tour guide, and coordonnatrice is the owner of the tour company L’agence Langue, Culture & Découverte in France. She started her career as a teacher in France and in the USA. She has an MBA in Tourisme et Services and has traveled to many destinations around the world. She is also passionate for her home region of la Charente-Maritime and her country of France. ‘’In 2012, I hosted Claude Boudreau’s first Acadian group in France and again in 2013. I met extraordinary, passionate Acadians … we laughed, sang & danced during these trips. After this, I had to visit l’Acadie, which I did in October 2012. The following year I brought my parents to Louisiana for Mardi Gras to join Claude’s tour, and during the summer of 2014, I brought 25 French citizens to join Claude’s group of 60 Acadians and 15 Cajuns at the CONGRÈS MONDIAL ACADIEN!’’