- Discover the impact of the Nazi regime on Parisian civilians during WWII
- With a local historian's insight into the horrors of Occupied Paris, we'll venture throughout these venues:
- Memorial of the Shoah, Place Saint-Michel, Île de la Cité, Luxembourg Gardens, Marais, Latin Quarter, and Mémorial des martyrs de la Déportation
We do cover extensive territory on this tour.
We cover mature topics on this tour. It is not designed as a family tour, though we welcome inquisitive minds of all ages. Please contact us to discuss further if you're concerned about age-appropriate content. Context Small-Group tours do have an age minimum of 13.
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.
Gabrielle was born in Paris and lived in the UK for 12 years before coming back to her native city in 2016. Passionate about both languages and history, she is about to gain her PhD in ancient history from University College London and is now working as a translator and higher education teacher. Gabrielle loves walking through the streets of Paris and is always on the lookout for undiscovered spots and details, for many old and hidden stories are lurking beneath the smooth Hausmannian façades of the city of lights ... An enthusiastic and cheerful communicator, Gabrielle is thrilled to be part of the Context team!
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.
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