Sarah Bernhardt Exhibit at the Petit Palais Paris
The Jewish French Icon Sarah Bernhardt was revealed at the Petit Palais
Two passionate tour guides in Paris.
We are Pascal & Flora, tour guides in Paris, sharing the same passion and values.
We decided to collaborate together on different tours to offer a large choice of private tours in Paris with a continuous service and a pleasant experience for families and couples.
Hello! I’m Flora.
I was born in Paris, in the central neighborhood of Le Marais, to a mother who herself spent 25 years guiding tours around Paris. She helped me discover my passion for the city when I was very young, and I have been learning ever since.
Today, I provide private tours with a team of professional tour guides and private chauffeurs.
We aim to provide the most helpful and the best quality of tour guide services for our guests visiting in Paris.
Passionate local guide in Paris
Hello! I’m Pascal.
For the last 7 years I have been giving custom tours in Paris. I love my job as a guide conférencier, and it's always a great honor for me to share the treasures of France with visitors. During my tours, I’ll make you feel like a local, giving you a taste of what it is like to be French today.
Today, I live and work in Paris. That means I bring a local’s touch to every tour.
I love hosting people in my Airbnb in Nice where I became a “Super Host” Because I love to treat people the way I want to be treated and I do my best to make my guests feel at home no matter how far they’ve traveled to get here!
Guide Conférencier for the City of Paris - Art & History & Culture
After six years of graduate study and nine as a full-time professional guide, I have learned how to show every visitor the parts of Paris that resonate most with them.
Paris’ admirers, wanderers, and students of art and history have been keeping me company as I walk the city’s streets for close to a decade now, and it has been my great joy to show them the city where I live my life.
Actually, my love of French culture – from fashion to food to literature and architecture – brought me to La Sorbonne.
There, over the course of five years, I earned my Master’s degrees in both Western History and the History of Art.
Upon completion, I entered the Ministry of Culture’s prestigious program for becoming an accredited Guide Conferencier, a certification issued to fewer than 100 people every year that allows us to offer tours of the National Monuments – without waiting in the public lines.
The factual information I share with my clients comes from years of dedicated studies, trainings and more than a decade of work experience as a local tour guide in Paris. I follow the recent Art history lectures, local art news updates and French History research.
I am driven by a constant thrive to learn more, and to present better.
Studies of Art History & History
Studied Art and History at the Sobonne Paris III for more than 5 years.
Holder of a Master Degree in History of Art.
Among many topics, we studied History, French Architecture, History of Monuments and famous figures, Medieval Art, Renaissance, Baroque, paintings and sculptures, Modern Art, impressionism, Expressionism... but also topics related to Art Philosophy, French Culture, Art de Vivre & Cuisine, evolution of French politics and society, Museology and scenology, Theatre and Music ...
Special training in English to acquire the right to guide groups inside the National Monuments and National Museums of France.
Passed the Oral exam in front of a Jury of Art History experts.
Passed the Written exam to assess my languages level, my technical knowledge of Art History with the validation of an internship as a professional guide-conférencière to become a fully-licensed tour guide.
Private Tour guide in Paris
I have been working as an independent Freelancer guide conférencière in Paris since 2013.
I am trained on the classic art tours and on a few Paris by local tours.
Then I devoted my time to research on special topics in Art History and France History in order to offer quality tours for English-speaking clients.
I am always looking for inspiration in Paris. Today, I thrive on creating customized tours, building partnerships with unique boutiques, visiting new Art shows and discovering new places for my clients.
The Nanterre program to become a Licensed guide in Paris is twelve months long, and includes oral presentations skills, cultural mediation, technical knowledge to introduce Paris Monuments, Art history and Art in a better way.
During my internship, I evolved in a professional environment where I needed time management and planning skills to organize events with contemporary artists and Art books authors. The internship with the Edition House will help me gain more confidence and valuable professional contacts in Paris, allowing me to structure the perfect visit.
The training concludes with rigorous, competitive examinations in subject knowledge and English proficiency, with only the top students earning their accreditation. I received mine in 2011, and immediately joined an international agency and began offering tours of the city.
I now work independently and I have the freedom to design my own walking tours, highlighting the magical little spots and the hidden gems that I think most special.
Meet Pascal in Paris !
"From stained glass to Monet to pastries, Paris has so much to offer. When I first moved here, I was so excited. After all, I’d spent my life studying the history of French art — so there was no better place for me to live!
But actually living here has given me such a deep appreciation for the way that everything fits together. Now, I get to share this with others. It’s a dream come true.
I received my education in art history from the University of Nice before getting my license as a Speaker guide. Since then, I’ve become a subject area expert on fascinating topics like Napoleon, Versailles, and even French chocolate!"
Art & History during your trip
I am truly passionate about Art History, especially the 19th century's Art. I have been learning about it at a very young age.
I love travelling but I must confess that Paris is (still) my favorite Art city, there is always something new and interesting about the Art shows happening in Paris.
If we share the same passion, I invite you, while you are in Paris, to go to the many exhibits in the National museums.
If you book an Art tour, I can share with you few tips to learn how to read an Art Masterpiece.
In a form of a fun private experience, we will walk in Paris museums and share a great moment of learning and discussing Art, History and Paris lifestyle.
First of all, all my presentations are based on reliable sources and on my training in Sorbonne.
To understand the historical context first & the external events that lead or influenced the creative process of the Artist, and the result of an event, we must go back to our National archive files, to our National museums collections, or go to the Museums lectures.
I also visit the current art exhibits at the best museums of Paris not only for pleasure but also to follow the updates, the Art movement and to stay in line with the common understanding of Art in the Parisian sphere.
I buy and read Art and History books, novels, fictions, research articles, hors-séries magazines around many topics : Art history, Art, France History, Travel or a specific Artist I am exploring.
I can help you read a painting, analyse the visual form, the conception, the symbols and hidden messages, the subject or the content of the piece of Art. We can study the use of materials, the respect of norms and principles such as perspective, proportionality, density, contrast. We will look at the line, the shape, the colors, the texture and the final composition... and many more.
To stay up to date, I attend seminars in person or web training classes (in French with the Guides Association) and live tours (in English) from around the world to get inspired.
How to book the tour with us?
If you contact us for a new booking:
I will listen to your needs carefully and I will propose ideas, suggest tours and availibities of my trusted team, adapted to your trip logistics and interests.
If you have in mind an interesting historical figure you want to learn about or a new custom tour you want to create, just for you, send me an email for an initial contact. I will be glad to help !
When you validate the final draft of your itinerary with me, I will send you a quote and a confirmation email with all the details on the PDF invoice with a secure link in order to book.
I will be with you by email and whatsapp and of course in person when you come to Paris.
You can send me questions and follow-ups on your trip by Whatsapp. I will help you all along.
Pascal and Flora have found a number of ways to help you.
My private guided tour combine the ease of trained guide, the familiarity of a local Parisian with the expertise in European Art History.
I’ll will meet you in a convenient place, and then we’ll walk along a route that I’ve developed just for you or along one of my classic tours, if those sound like what you’re looking for.
Every guided tour is customized to your party.
We’ll move at your pace, dwell on the subjects that appeal to you, and find food, events, and conversation that enrich your journey and make the trip as memorable as it can be.
Every truly excellent tour, I believe, begins weeks or months in advance.
We’ll start with a conversation: what brings you to Paris, what you’ve heard and what you’ve wondered, how much you know (and want to know!) about the city’s long and colorful past.
Once I have a sense of the logistics and of your interests, we’ll come up with a plan.
For those who prefer to explore the city unaccompanied, I can offer my expertise in advance.
One option is for me to review your itinerary and make suggestions – perhaps the attractions should be seen in a different order, or you should plan more time for a particular visit, or a small detour might bring you somewhere you weren’t aware of.
Another option is to work with me to develop a detailed itinerary for your dream trip, listing out all the choices and helping you prioritize experiences that will be most valuable to you. Either way, I’ll be able to book the tickets online with my company ID, letting you skip the standard lines.
We have all had to adapt and adjust our working lives over the past two years, and in our case that has meant offering tours remotely.
I use Zoom to stream live video of specially designed walking tour routes, offering historical and cultural commentary, sharing stories, and answering your questions as we go. I’ll book tickets to attractions, skip the lines thanks to my company ID, and show you the highlights of a trip you might not be able to make in person.
The virtual tours work with one person or with fifty; it’s just a question of linking up our Zoom accounts and deciding what you want to see. If you’d prefer, I can even skip the walking tour and deliver a personalized video presentation instead, explaining a fun or interesting subject of your choice.
Paris still attracts visitors from all over the world. During 2023, Paris is hosting exciting exhibits and Art shows around dazzling topics such as Ancient Egypt, Gold, Women, Modern Art from NYC and more surprises.
But, above all, Paris is a timeless tapestry of squares, canals, and cobbled streets woven around bright gems of color: fountains, gardens, restaurants as old as empires and museums that hold the memory of entire peoples. There is no route or map that shows you the city’s soul; it is something that must be discovered for each visitor on their own terms.
As we walk together through Paris’ boulevards and take in its many distinct atmospheres, its grandest sights, and its endless fascinations, you will come to know it in your own way.
If we share the same passion for Paris and its Art, if you are looking for Quality and professional tour guide services with unique & exclusive Art tours, a private experience in Paris, you are in the right place.
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