- 7th arrondissement
- 16th arrondissement
- Hotel Majestic
- Champs Elysées
- Place de la Concorde
- 3 hours with a PhD or MA-level guide
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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.
Nigel has long been fascinated by the history of France during the Occupation, particularly in relation to the work of British secret services, a subject he began studying in 2003. 'Spirit of Resistance', his biography of secret agent Harry Peulevé, was published in 2008. Having completed his MA in Modern History at the University of Kent in Paris in 2015, he has now begun a doctorate on a spatial history of Paris under Occupation. He is also working on a biography of a French wartime spy, and is a regular reviewer for the Times Literary Supplement and other publications. He lives in Paris and London.
Gwennaëlle was born in the South of France. She has been living in Paris since 2002 and working as a guide since 2008. Ever since she was a child, she has been passionate about art and history and has wanted to become a guide. She studied Art History at the Ecole du Louvre and holds a Ph.D. from the University Paris-Diderot on the history of museums. She is both working as a guide and as an art history teacher in different universities for French and foreign students. She loves Paris and discovering the treasures of Parisian museums and monuments, as well as sharing her passion through visits.
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