I am also a professional portrait painter, my work hangs in places such as the US Embassy, the Grand Chancellerie of the Légion d'Honneur, Loire Chateaux and many other private collections. I learnt much of my craft as a copy artist in the Louvre, a place I love and know by heart.
Paris is a city steeped in art and in history. I hope to share my passion for both and show you how each historical era and stage of civilisation is reflected in the work of its artists. Rather than a simple "see the sights" tour, I aim to give you an effortless crash course in art history so you take home lasting knowledge along with your photos and souvenirs.
I was born and grew up in the UK, came to France as a student, married a Frenchman and now have double French/British nationality and two grown up sons. My husband is a published historian and his work has helped me broaden my historical knowledge, especially French history. I am excited to share my enthusiasm with you.
A Recent Review of this guide
Catherine is very knowledgeable and her enthusiasm is infectious! She is very personable. She left us feeling like we had made a new friend.
Carte professionelle de guide-conférencier, mentions spéciales histoire de l'art, anglais
Master's degree in Art History (UK)
Professional portrait painter
Copy artist Louvre Museum
I do not have any restrictions in regard to my guiding, I can offer a full range of experiences.