Rhona began her culinary training in Paris Michelin-starred kitchens. She taught cuisine and pastry at the French Culinary Institute in New York where she started the pastry program. Rhona became one of the first woman executive pastry chefs when she worked at the Lespinasse restaurant in the Saint Regis hotel. Her love to teach and write led her to translate a dozen authoritative books on pastry, bread, and cuisine. Living in Paris the past 18 years, Rhona is constantly exploring its many culinary offerings. She is presently putting finishing touches on a pastry book with a focus on understanding the basics.
Benjamin is one of the rare Parisians who was actually born and raised in Paris. He studied management and economics at Dauphine University and graduated from the Sorbonne University. He also graduated in Jewish Studies at l’Alliance Israélite Universelle in Paris and at Paideia the European Institute for Jewish Studies in Stockholm, Sweden. Benjamin has been working as a tour guide for 7 years in Paris and specifically at the Shoah Memorial of Paris. He is also working as an expert in Judaica for an art auction in Paris. Benjamin had the opportunity to work abroad in several countries including The United-Kingdom, Belgium, India and Sweden but according to him Paris is a Par(ad)is(e) and he really likes sharing his passion and love for his city with others. Benjamin really likes history, antics, art, cinema and cooking.
Emmanuelle Day is a franco-american art historian and curator based in Paris. She received an undergraduate degree in art history at Columbia University in New York and a curatorial studies degree at École du Louvre in Paris. She has experience teaching art history at Paris College of Art, The American University and École du Louvre. She has worked with the Palais de Tokyo contemporary art museum in Paris and currently works for the Pompidou Museum.
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Various Chocolate and Pastry Shops in Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Versailles Gardens and Versailles Palace
Bateau Lavoir, Place du Tertre, Sacré-Coeur, Moulin de la Galette, and Lapin Agile Cabaret
Sainte Chapelle, Notre Dame Cathedral (exterior only), Conciergerie, Church of Saint-Séverin, Île de la Cité, Saint-Jacques Tower, and Église Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre