Découvertes’ Team

The team here at Découvertes™ prides itself in providing exclusive travel to individuals and groups. Our top quality tailor-made itineraries ensure that you will enjoy a unique French travel experience with Découvertes™!

No two itineraries are ever the same … we create and design your trip around you and your personal desires.

Our Team Members 


Bertrand Collignon, President and CEO: After 10 years as Human Resources Consultant in an International Company, Bertrand joined Découvertes in 1999. He is now owning and taking care of the whole company.






Thomas Dretschkow, Travel Advisor, FIT Department: Thomas comes from Germany where he studied business administration after several « hands on » experiences in the travel industry throughout Europe. He came to France in 1998 where he worked during 11 years as a Senior Project Manager for an important DMC based on the French Riviera. He recently joined Decouvertes’ team for a new challenge as a Production Manager.


Laurent Beaudet, Travel Advisor, FIT Department: Laurent spent 15 years in Brazil, mainly in the Sao Paulo state managing hotels and in Mato Grosso do Sul state where he built and started up the Ecological Park Baia Bonita known as " Aquario Natural" of Bonito. Back to his provençal roots, he joined our team to take care of the brazilian and american clients.


André Bakkalian, Travel Advisor, FIT Department : Being by nature enthusiastic, André deeply enjoys all the natural heritage of France. 2 years experience working for a tour operator in Canada. You can rely on André to make his utmost to keep you as a client for the life time!


• Mickael Blachot, Marketing Department: Having lived in the UK for 3 years and graduating in Marketing in Nottingham University, Mickael is specialised in tribal marketing
and new technologies. He loves travelling (the USA, the UK, Australia, ...) and discovering new countries.


Cynthia Mazure, Group Travel Advisor: After graduating with a tourism in France, Cynthia spent five years in the United States where she obtained an Associates degree in Travel and Tourism. She recently joined Decouverts' Group department. Having spent a lot of time with Americans, Cynthia is now determined to share all of the treasures of her native country. Being by nature enthusiastic and friendly she is always ready to help.


Sabrina Pradelles, Group Travel Advisor Assistant: After obtaining her licensed guide certificate, she travelled the world working on American cruise ships as a shore excursion assistant manager. She uses this on-field experience in her daily work in the group department.She is always willing to do her best to make your tour unforgettable. 


• Nathalie Beauvois, Accounting Manager: Nathalie has 25 years of experience as an Accountant in various businesses and accounting firms. She is willing to help anytime if you have a request or question concerning accounting.