ALIORE, Worldwide workshops is an association formed in September 2005 in Montpellier under the 1901 Statute which governs associations. The association aims to develop and promote the practise of traditional activities in the country or region from which they originate. This allows a total cultural immersion, while promoting the transmission of traditional knowledge and local development.
The project was created by three of the association’s founding members, who love travel and meeting people:
Soizick Chartier, founding member and manager of the association.
Soizick graduated from the Ecole du LOUVRE, holds a Master’s degree in Comparative Ethnology and Sociology and a Diploma of Specialized Studies (DESS) in Social Methods of Development from Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne. She travels for work and also often for fun. She now lives in Montpellier where she is raising her three children and managing the association.
Anne-Sophie Diverrès, founding member and President of the association
Anne-Sophie holds a Performing Arts Diploma and a Master’s Degree in Communication and Digital Technology from CELSA Paris Sorbonne. She is our expert in communication! She created our website.
Pauline Mc Nish, founding member and Secretary of the association.
Pauline was born and raised in Scotland; she holds a Bachelor of Arts in European Languages and Institutions and completed the CAPES in English. She has been teaching her native language for over twenty years. As an avid traveller, her various experiences and her translation skills are of great benefit to the association.
The association is managed by its founding members and is part of a national and international network started in 2005 and operational in more than 20 countries.
Our network includes schools, family-run companies, associations, craftspeople, and local NGOs.
In most cases our partners are based locally; they organise and carry out each programme.
The ALIORE association is a member of of UNAT Occitanie, network for Social and Fair Tourism in France and ATD, French Stakeholders for Sustainable Tourism.
We also work with agencies promoting our programmes abroad like RealGap, which offers volunteer programmes for responsible travel, GoAbroad important resource for meaningful travel, or in France Voyages pour la Planète, the guide for sustainable tourism.
Get involved with Aliore
In addition to our local partners, each participant becomes an active member by taking part in a workshop and each one of you is invited to tell us about your experiences.
We also encourage each member to let us know when they find activities during their stay which could become new workshops and offered on our website. Please help us develop the association!
We promote an alternative tourism that focuses on meeting and exchanging with the local population while contributing to the local development of the people involved.
The prices presented on our website are derived from local prices to which we add our membership fee of 50 Euros and the fees for connecting to our partners. The membership fee gives you access to all our workshops for one year.
Your payment contributes to the economic development of the local population, because deduction of the Aliore fee, the money for each workshop goes directly to our local partners. Therefore, the revenue generated by your trip goes directly towards improving the lives of the families involved.
You are responsible for all your travel expenses. Aliore will help you make your travel experience unforgettable because our workshops give you the opportunity to develop relationships with local people.
We have chosen to focus on the quality and the uniqueness of the workshops. Participants organise their trip as they wish. We suggest that you compare air fares on the internet or that you contact a Travel Agency to organise your international transport.
In France, the association ALIORE is insured according to “Public liability “ or third party insurance with the insurance company MAIF, but each participant must be covered by travel insurance (public liability, medical, repatriation, cancellation) during their stay.