Art Story Walks

Welcome to Artstorywalks, a new way of discovering the City of Light through the eyes of an art historian. Will this be your first time in Paris? You’ll quickly realize that it is a city of art and history: architecture, sculpture, museums, artists, street art… Let us guide you through this modern, bustling metropolis with deep traditional roots, a city where landmarks had to earn their places in history and the hearts of the people. Follow your personalized guide through these Parisian legends, and discover Paris history as well as its actuality.

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Sylvanie was my tour guide for a full day tour of the Louvre, Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, and the montmartre neighborhood. Not only was she professional and knowledgeable about the sites, she also was very friendly and warm to us. I highly suggest doing a tour with her. Not only will you get a great experience but you will get the urge to want to come back and do a tour with her again. Because of her, it made my wife's and my Parisian experience unforgettable and thus making us want to come back in the near future. Thank you Sylvanie!
This was by far the best tour we went on while we were in Paris! Our guide Sylvanie was the best guide by far. She was very knowledgeable with all of these sights and with the artwork inside. She was able to answer all questions asked and made the tour a wonderful experience. She sets the standard when it comes to a guide because other tours we went on afterwards were not nearly as fun and inspiring. I truly wished that we could have had her for our personal guide for the whole time in Paris. Thank you for the wonderful experience!
This was a great day trip! Our tour guide, Sylvanie, was the best and we couldn't have asked for a better one. We entered the Louvre with Sylvanie giving us the best highlights and in depth knowledge including the Mona Lisa. We then went to Notre Dame where she told the history of the cathedral and the architectural insights. Then onto the Eiffel Tower where we had skip the line access. She gave inside local information of the surrounding area as we went higher. At the end, we went to Montmarte where we enjoyed being at the highest point in Paris and seeing the artist district. We were sad to say goodbye to our tour guide and new friends we made along the way. This was the best tour we took throughout our stay in Paris.
Suzie - USA

Sylvanie Arnaud

 

Art historian and a state licensed guide, Sylvanie Arnaud, will help you discover Paris through customized guided tours and personalized services. Each tour will be tailor-made to match your personal interests, at your own pace and with time to stand and stare. Whether it’s your first time in the city or you already know it, she will take you off the beaten tracks and unveil the secrets of Paris’ major landmarks. With family or friends, in a group or on private visit, Sylvanie’s tours consist of a mix of cultural visits, relaxing strolls and gourmet breaks in trendy places. In addition to Paris’ must-see, she will introduce you to her favorite lesser-known museums or monuments and to some more intimate nooks and crannies. Together, you’ll walk the streets of the City of Light just like a group of friends.

 

Sylvanie’s speciality is sharing her in-depth knowledge of art history, and using her local know-how to get you excited about Paris! She began her career as a guide, sharing her love of European art and art history with tourists and locals. Her knowledge comes from more than 7 years of art history studies in France and Italy, including getting her Master’s degree at Rome’s University of Sapienza.

Today she offers to help you discover your Paris, from its history, museums, works of art, and limited access exhibitions to its neighbourhoods, local haunts, and of course where to get the best baguette.

Paris is inextricably linked with its history, don’t miss out on getting the complete guide of this incredible city.

In a few words:

Her favorite Parisian district

Montmartre, feeling like being in a small village in the middle of France.

Her favorite quote 

The “earth” without “art” is just “eh.”- anonymous

Her favorite museum 

The Jacquemart-André museum, an unique collection of Italian art in Paris.

Her favorite painting

The Wedding Feast in Cana, Veronese – the largest painting in the Louvre Museum.

Her guilty pleasure

A glass Saint Emilion with some french cheese.

What she loves to do in Paris 

Riding a bike through he city.