Paris Literary Tour
"[Our guide had] a deep knowledge of Paris during the period that the Lost Generation was creating their mark on the world. We had a delightful tour and thoroughly enjoyed our morning learning about Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Stein, and their lives on the Left Bank."
A native of San Diego (USA), Gil graduated in Politics and English from Brandeis University and later earned two Master's degrees: the first in Public Administration from New York University, and the second a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. After earning his MFA and producing his first book, Gil moved to Paris for a Parisienne and hasn't looked back. For over a decade Gil has lived, written, worked, and led tours in Paris. His background in literature - both canonized and contemporary - combined with his understanding of the inner workings of cities have enabled Gil to tell his narratives as experiences and provide unique insights into Parisian life.
Samuél is a writer and musician who has lived in Paris since 2008. He holds an M.A. in European Society from University College London and an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Samuél teaches creative writing at the Sorbonne and is also in an American folk-rock trio, Slim & The Beast, which has toured extensively throughout Europe and has been featured numerous times in Rolling Stone France.
Born in Chicago, Sean moved to France with his family when he was 6 years old. He was raised in Senlis, a beautiful medieval town that nurtured his passion for history, about an hour north of Paris. After high school, he came to Paris to study film and worked for a long time on movie sets, as an assistant director. But in late 2016, he decided to change careers, retook his studies and eventually became a full time licensed tour guide in Paris. Sean feels at home in the city of lights, with such a wonderful access to culture, art, and history. He specializes in different periods of Parisian history from gallo-roman antiquity, gothic-medieval times, the eventful French Revolution period to the dark days of the occupation during WW2. He also thoroughly enjoys working in the wonderful museums and monuments of Paris, like the Louvre, the Orsay, the Invalides and the Opera House. If he had to choose a favorite place to work in, it would be the Sainte-Chapelle, as Sean never gets tired of the amazing 13th century stain glass windows.
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