At present, I am a PHD student specializing in 18th and 19th century painting and the history of public and private art collections. In the past few years, I have been working for the Christie's and Piasa auction houses and also at a number of contemporary galleries. I am also a co-curator of exhibitions involving young contemporary artists.
I have different passions in life such as art, literature, jazz, opera, food and cinema but most of all I am passionate about Paris! My father is French and my mother is from Russia. So, when I was a child, I spent several years in Moscow and I can speak perfectly in Russian.
I have traveled a lot in my life, notably in France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Sicily, United Kingdom and Ireland. I lived one year in Dublin where I had a chance to be a Trinity College student.
My travels and my very active social life made me an open minded and curious person.
I have been living for 6 years in one of the most charming districts of Paris, Montmartre. In the past, I was lucky to live in such charming Parisian areas like Saint-Germain, Le Marais and the town of Versailles.
A Licensed Guide, I take real pleasure in sharing with people my knowledge of the history of France, Parisian museums, historical monuments, and helping them discover the spirit of Paris, the city where I have been based for 13 years.
You sould know that all my tours are flexible and I can always adapt myself to your wishes and customize my tours. You deserve a warm welcome to Paris!
Anatole's France quote reflects perfectly my credo: "With science and love we made the world" (Le livre de mon ami, 1885).
A Recent Review of this guide
Dasha loves Paris and she loves arts. Considering she is about to Ph.D. in Fine Arts at Sorbonne - she really knows both. Very strong energy - get ready to keep up. Outstanding guide.
2017- University of Lille-3
PHD student, Art History
2016- Licensed Tourist Guide (France)
2015- Paris-4, University of Sorbonne
Master Degree, Art History
2009 - University of State of Minsk
Master Degree, Literature
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.