I was born in Moscow, Russia, from where my family moved to France in 1998. I have been living in Paris since, and now know this city like the back of my hand.
After finishing secondary school, I first studied fine arts at the Sorbonne University and then joined the school for professional guides from which I graduated, in 2009, with a diploma and a national tourist guide license issued by the French Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Since then I have been working as a tour guide in Paris and its nearby regions with people from all over the world.
I myself am a passionate traveler. I have visited over 20 countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America. I speak four languages: English, French, Russian and Spanish, which helps when I am travelling, discovering new continents, people, their history, their culture.
As well as visiting other countries, I like to travel inside France, whose regions have so much to offer in terms of cultural heritage, landscapes and, of course, local cooking traditions.
However, in spite of there being so many other amazing places on Earth, I truly believe that my city is the best one. Come and discover why!
A Recent Review of this guide
OMG. Oxana is the best. She knows her stuff and knows her travelers. We went to Musée d'Orsay with her and she kept our attention during the entire museum tour. I highly recommend her for everything Paris.
Nancy Marks Small
- National Tourist Guide License issued by the French Ministry of Culture and Tourism
- Sorbonne University degree in Art History
I have a driving license and a special permit (VTC card) to drive tourists but for my Paris tours I prefer to use public transport. However, I can arrange a private minivan upon request.