Who are we?
We are Parisian natives or educated in Paris, officially licensed guides, with diplomas of History of Art from the Louvre School or other parisian universities, as well as members of Paris Official Tourist Bureau.
Our style is to be passionate, interesting and entertaining while actually mastering our subject, and treat our visitors like we would like to be treated, so they can have a good time, and learn about art and civilisations in a relaxing way, whether they know little or a lot about art.
With all due respect to "docents", aside from the fact it is illegal to guide in a French museum without a license, who better than people educated and trained in Paris who learned History of Art at the Louvre Museum School itself, would know a museum with 9 miles of corridors and so many objects that looking at all of them for one minute, eight hours a day, would take 80 days to see everything?
Being licensed not only means quality, but we can reserve for you entrance at Versailles castle, the Sainte Chapelle and other Parisian museums amongst many other advantages.
What de we do?
All tours are strickly private tours, whether 1 or 5 persons, the tour is entirely dedicated to you. We are not marketing experts but rather art historians sharing our knowledge and passion for Paris museums. So for the Louvre, we are not selling a magical trick to "skip the line" to then rush you through the corridors of the Louvre, looking at the same things than everyone sees and hears about.
What we are doing is giving you access to amazing treasures, amongst the 38.000 works of art on display, with a real expertise and ability to make you feel and understand what you are seeing. We want to have a conversation about art rather than repeat the same story everytime. We wish to give you knowledge and understanding to use again next time your travel or visit a museum.
We actually know the Louvre like the back of hour hands, so we know not only know how to enter without queueing, but more importantly know our way around its 9 miles of corridors, and are able to make you discover any department and wonder in the Louvre, not just a dozen famous artworks. You are welcome to request a particular artist, era or subject that interests you!
Think of it as a knowledgeable friend showing you his favorite museum.And we don't think that repeating a list of facts and numbers is in any way interesting. The same logic applies to most museums and sites in Paris and its region, as we aim to offer visits in most of Paris museums.
Don't hesitate to ask about private photo tours of Paris.
How do we do it?
We aim to give you a speedy and detailed answer to your request.
If you wish to book with us, once payment has been done we will give you the exact details of the meeting, including giving you the cell number of your guide, so you can always get in touch with him or her if you are late or have any worry.
We treat you the way we would like to be treated if we were the ones on holiday. We won't hesitate to suggest you to change your plans to go to a museum or monument on the best day or time.
And we can purchase entrance tickets in advance for you, as for most tours entrance tickets are not included in the tour fee.
We will fully refund tours paid for up to 5 days before the tour, after that refunds may not be possible. Entrance tickets bought on your behalf may not be refunded if they have a date use. Versailles tickets are not refundable. Versailles Private Apartments fee is not refundable as the castle's administration does not refund reservations. Any reservation made to a museum or monument that cannot be reimbursed by the administration will not be reimbursed.
For your tour you will always have constant access to your guide by having his or her cell phone number, as well as clear instructions on a meeting place, so if after 20 minutes after the agreed start of the tour no attempt has been made to let us know about your whereabouts, the tour is considered cancelled and cannot be refunded. If you are late at a tour meeting the amount of time lost may be taken off the tour duration.
Fluctuat nec mergitur is the Latin Motto of the City of Paris, meaning "Tossed but not sunk", the ship of Paris may be shaken by the waves but will not sink.
Whatever extremists are trying to achieve with their cowardly attacks, they will not succeed. Paris has been repeatedly attacked for over 1,500 years, each time the spirit and greatness of Paris survived, the desire to enjoy life came back stronger.
Come to Paris without fear, experience and enjoy its charms, and gain lifelong memories.