City Island, heart of Paris

Visite de l'Ile de la Cité avec votre guide conférencier

Visit the City Island   Commonly called the cradle of Paris, the Ile de la Cité or “City Island” is at the heart of the History of Paris, from antiquity to today. Discover its architectural jewels as well as the history of the City of Paris with your guide for a magnificent stroll to the […]

Focus on: Bernini

During your visit to the Louvre Museum or the Palace of Versailles, I will undoubtedly tell you about an artist who is very close to my heart: Bernini. I discovered this artist during my studies in Art History, but I loved him when I was walking through the rooms of the Borghese Gallery in Rome, which I had the chance to show you when I was working in Rome as a guide.

Catacombs

Visit the Catacombs of Paris with a Licensed Guide

Visit the Catacombs   Have you ever been to the catacombs? In Rome perhaps? Well, the catacombs in Italy and those in Paris are a bit different. In Italy they are the first tombs of Christians, therefore dating back to antiquity. The Catacombs of Paris though had two different functions through the centuries: first a […]

Close up: Impression, Sunrise

One of the first museums to reopen after the quarantine was the Marmottan Monet Museum. During a visit to the museum, which holds the world’s largest collection of works by Claude Monet, I found myself face to face with one of  his first masterpiece: Impression, Sunrise.   Painted in 1872-73, it is undoubtedly one of […]

Close up: Olympia

The undisputed icon of modern art, now at the Musée d’Orsay, caused a scandal in its time. Why that? Because it was an image of a real woman, while the painting itself was following the codes of great paintings… Let me explain!

Focus on: Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh, son of a pastor, was born on March 30th 1853 in Zundert (Netherlands) An unstable child but gifted for drawing, Vincent has among his uncles the founder, in Paris, of the Goupil art gallery. In order to learn the art trade, Vincent was sent to the gallery’s branches in The Hague (1869) and then to those in Brussels and London (1873-1876). After a series of romantic setbacks, he takes refuge in mysticism and in writing letters to his brother Theo, which will be an outlet for the troubles of his soul. After several years of solitary wandering, painting takes precedence over preaching and he begins to paint at the age of 27!

Story of a myth: Hermaphrodite

Hermaphrodite was born from the love of Hermes, messenger of the gods, and Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty. He was born as a boy and his name is the union of those of his two parents, he also inherited at his birth of the beauty of his parents. One day, he bathed in the lake of Carie, inhabited by the naiad Salmacis, she was charmed by him and fell in love with the handsome teenager, although he rejected all the advances of the nymph.

Palace of Versailles & Gardens

Palace of Versailles & Gardens Official residence of the kings of France from 1682, the Palace of Versailles and its gardens are among the world heritage most illustrious monuments.The castle covers 63,154 m2, is composed of 2,300 rooms, a 1,000 of them are being dedicated to the museum. So yes, as you can immagine, it’s […]

Père Lachaise cemetery

Visit the Père-Lachaise Cemetery   The Père-Lachaise Cemetery is probably the most famous cemetery in Paris, even in the world. You can see why by visiting it: an immense 44-hectare park and open-air museum. The Père-Lachaise cemetery is an inexhaustible source of walking, visited every year by more than 3 million visitors. Book a Tour […]