About Michael
Born and raised in Brittany, Michael moved to Paris to study at the Sorbonne University, where he earned a BA in History and Cultural Geography, an MA in British Studies, and a PhD in Early Modern History. Michael began his career in Japan as a history and geography teacher at an American international school of Tokyo for two years. He then moved to South Korea where he was an Assistant Professor of French studies and Researcher in intellectual history for ten years. Now doing research at the Roland Mousnier Centre of the Sorbonne, Michael publishes his findings in academic journals such as the Notes and Records of the Royal Society or the Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes. His research focuses on how old and new ideas not only shape people’s mindsets and values but also become manifest in art and architecture. A Parisian at heart with cosmopolitan outlook, Michael is thrilled to introduce travelers to those iconic monuments and places which make Paris an unforgettable stage of the Grand Tour.
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