- 3 hours
Interested in a different region of France? Check out our tours offered in Lyon or Normandy.
- Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur
- Place D'albertas
- Cour Mirabeau
- Fontaine de la Rotonde
- 3 hours with a Ph.D. or MA-level guide
Originally from the US, Pamela has lived in France (Aix-en-Provence and Marseille) for 25 years. Pamela teaches studio art and art history for American university programs in Aix. She trained in art restoration in Italy and has a background in museum work as a curatorial assistant and program director. She is also an artist working in mixed media -- drawing and painting. She attended Bennington College and California College of the Arts. She's worked as the on-site director for a study abroad program and for educational programs including the Smithsonian, Alumni International and Cultural Experiences Abroad. She's taught for Northwestern University, Oberlin College, and the Marchutz School of Art (Aix). As an art historian, Pamela is endlessly fascinated by the local culture, the archaeology, history, and architecture of the region as well as its monuments and museums. As a painter, she is intrigued by the light and colors of this southern realm, the Midi, where so many artists lived and worked. Her two favorite artists from Provence are Cézanne and van Gogh.
Billy was born in Aix-en-Provence in 1982. He studied at the School of Architecture in Marseille, where he got his master's degree in 2007. Since then, Billy has worked in internationally acclaimed offices in the Netherlands, Austria, and Switzerland on various projects, gaining a good overview on international architecture. In 2015, he returned to Marseille to co-found his own office, CALMA, which bases its approach on context and historical precedents as well as local materials, craftsmanship, and archetypes. He taught at ENSA Marseille in 2011 and 2016, and has pursued an executive master's degree in real estate development. His passion for architecture and the city has led Billy to travel the world to witness its marvels first hand, and he is excited to share his culture and understanding of the south of France region with foreign enthusiasts.
Laura has been working in the field of arts and culture at an international level. Her Master's degree in hand, she implemented projects and managed artists for more than six years and has worked as a cultural mediator for museums in France and contemporary art events. Since her childhood, she has also been fascinated by literature and has written novels and poetry along with a practise of signing Soul and Jazz Music. She is also especially interested in languages, and was lucky enough to master eight of them to get closer to the different cultures she met.Currently, she is working on an touring circus on a sailboat in SouthWest Asia, a graffiti festival in Togo, as well as an artist residency open to Deaf artists and public. Laura looks forward to sharing her passion by interacting with the visitors and the populations, and to develop a common knowledge.
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