The daughter of a sculptor, Marie has been surrounded by art ever since she was born. A native Parisienne, she holds an undergraduate degree in history and art history, with a specialty in iconography and French and Flemish paintings from the 16th to the 18th centuries. She also holds a Master's degree in museology from the Ecole du Louvre and one in Art History from the Sorbonne. She currently works for the French National Art History Institute on special cultural events. Since she loves literature, ballet, theatre, opera, jazz clubs, and classical concerts—she has been playing the piano since she was 9—Paris and its artistic life are a perfect fit.
Marie Theres is a painter who has made Paris her home for more than two decades. She works in her studio in Montmartre and shows her paintings in galleries in Europe and the United States. She studied history at the University of Cologne, Germany and painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia before coming to Paris to study art history at the Ecole de Louvre. Her knowledge of art history is enhanced by her practical painting experience. Beyond a purely academic approach, this enables her to convey the emotional dimension of the artwork and to focus attention on the act of creation. She loves to share her passion for art and painting and is fascinated by the 19th-century artistic heritage of Paris, its art movements, and urbanism.
Caroline is an adoptive flâneuse and has been wandering Paris' narrow streets and leafy boulevards since 2003. She holds an undergraduate degree in French and art history with a specialty in 19th-century art and literature, and pursued graduate studies in art history at Paris IV La Sorbonne, writing a thesis on popular imagery and caricature in Revolutionary and Napoleonic Paris. Her research was published in the journal European Comic Art. She also writes exhibition reviews and features. Her writing has been published in Apollo Magazine, the TLS, Condé Nast Traveler and WSJ Magazine.
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Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Versailles Gardens, Opera Garnier, Île de la Cité, Versailles Palace, Latin Quarter, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, The Queen's Hamlet, and Grand Trianon
Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera Garnier, Church of Saint-Séverin, Île de la Cité, Champs-Elysées, Latin Quarter, and Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Place de la Concorde, Bastille, Hôtel de Ville, Place des Vosges , Marais, and Église Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis
Hôtel de Soubise, Place des Vosges , Hôtel de Sens, Hôtel de Donon, and Marais
Château de Langeais, Château d'Azay-le-Rideau, Château de Chambord, and Loire Valley