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Sara V.

Paris, France

Bonjour! I am an Italian art historian Parisian at heart and a licensed tour guide in France.

I fell in love with Paris a long time ago, when I visited this incredible city for the first time. When I moved here I decided to learn everything about its history, culture, art but also legends, traditions, food, lifestyle, boutiques. . . I read all the books I could; I visited every single museum, art collection, monument and historical place I could, including the closed ones (good guides always have great connection); I walked along (almost) every street, garden, square and I consumed some many shoes you cannot even image. I ended up being a French licensed tour guide, a professional personal shopper in Paris and I am still learning! I make new discoveries every day and I love sharing my knowledge with travelers who are curious to learn something more than what you can read in tourists' books.

In my tour, I love making the past lives again, following unusual paths even in the most touristic areas and letting you experience the authentic Paris, feeling like local.
I am smiling and flexible: if you are looking for a truly taylormade Parisian tour in a very friendly atmosphere feel free to contact me and I will organise it for you: from walking tours in the city to high-end shopping experiences, from Skip-the-line Museums visits to thematic itineraries to enjoy Parisian cultural or gastronomic heritage. . . all my tours are studied to be fun, informative and safe (including headsets that I clean and sanitized properly after every single use).

I have a strong historical and artistic background (graduated with honours in History of Art in Venice, Italy) and I've been working in tourism for more than 9 years. I have 3 different tour guide licenses, including the official French Tour Guide License (Carte Professionelle de Guide Conferencier n. 1475034P) so I can guide you in all French museums and monuments, providing a Skip-the-line service for almost all of them.
I am not a driver but I can arrange for you private transfers with fully licensed and professionally insured drivers in Paris and outside the city (day excursions to Versailles, Loire Castles, Chartres. . . ).
I've been working with schools for years (and I have 2 children) so I know what you are looking for if you are travelling with kids.

A Recent Review of this guide

We could not have asked for a better tour with Sarah. Not only was she incredibly knowledgable and interesting in the way she wove the history and stories of the art and contrasted with current times -- she was flexible, humorous, and communicated frequently from the moment we made the reservation until the afternoon that we met at the museum. We plan to return and will definitely plan to use Sarah again.
Merrie McNair

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- MA degree in Art History - Graduated with honours in Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Art History (Ca' Foscari University, Venice, Italy) - specialized in XVI century art
- Former art history teacher
- Carte Professionelle de Guide-Conferencier (number: n. 1475034P)
- Member of FNGIC (Federation Nationale Des Guides Interpretes et Conferencier)
- Member of Paris Historique, a national association dedicated to the protection and enhancement of Parisian cultural heritage
- Viking Local Guide Certificate of Excellence (Oct. 2016)


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car or minivan and driver

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