Our Driver of the Month for April is Alexandre in Paris, France! Alexandre told us about the must-sees in his area of operation and showed what it means to truly go above and beyond.
Having worked in nearly every aspect of the hotel industry, five years ago Alexandre decided he wanted to try something different. He first started driving for a friend, before channelling his hospitality experience into branching out on his own. Today Alexandre has grown his service from having one vehicle to four, a miniature fleet of his own. He also has a network of other drivers who he works with.
Living in Velizy-Villacoublay, Alexandre is perfectly situated between Paris and Versailles, so he knows how to get the best out of both the bustling city and the more serene outlying area. He’s also more than happy to play tour guide.
Alexandre once picked up an American couple visiting Paris. When he asked what they had planned for the day, they revealed that they hadn’t made any plans whatsoever, so Alexandre stepped up to the plate and became their tour guide/trip advisor for the day.
For those who haven’t yet been lucky enough to receive some of Alexandre’s expert advice, here’s a little taste. One must-see that he says should be on everyone’s list should be the Château de Versailles, which is only around an hour’s drive from Paris’ city center.
There are so many amazing things to see in Paris too, that it can be hard to know where to start, but Alexandre has an answer for that too. His favorite areas of the city are Le Marais and Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Both areas have big parts to play in the history of the city, and have all the amazing food, museums, galleries, architecture, and sightseeing you could ask for.
Alexandre likes to treat his passengers like he would his own family, and it shows in the glowing response he’s gotten:
“Alex is a great, thoughtful person. He is an asset to Blacklane – I wish all drivers were as wonderful as him. His vehicle is also very nice. Clean, spacious, well-appointed and very comfortable.”
“Alexandre is superb! He’s very polite, friendly, very professional, and has a very good sense of humor. Merci.”
Alexandre exemplifies the drive and passion we love to see in our drivers. Thanks for everything, and congratulations!