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Catherine C.

Paris, France

I am a qualified, licensed Art History tour guide but also a professional portrait painter, my work hangs in the US Embassy, Paris, the Légion of Honour Museum and elsewhere.

I have a Masters degree in art history and diploma in Theology from the University of Exeter UK. 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 also lived in Chantilly for several years, another extraordinary place I would love to help you discover.

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 gave my family of 5 a wonderful 2-3 hr tour of the Musee D'Orsay on Jan 3rd. Great communicator. Patient with e-mailing back/forth re: date/times. She was on time and whisked us past long lines (BUY TIX ON-LINE!). She thoughtfully handed out headsets so we could hear her no matter where standing - helped in the big crowd. She is very charming & entertaining. Plus she knows her art history- very knowledgeable (also a painter) My 3 sons (16, 21 & 25) and my husband also loved her tour!
Georgianna Forbes

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Credentials

Official art history guide permit (French Culture Ministry)
Master's degree in Art History (UK)
Professional portrait painter
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (London)

Restrictions

I do not have any restrictions in regard to my guiding, I can offer a full range of experiences.

Guide Requirements for France

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Tours by Catherine C.

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Private tour guide Catherine

An Artist's Tour of the Louvre

A "crash course" in Art History through the treasures of the Louvre

257 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Musée d'Orsay, Portraits and More - the,...

Discover the art and history of the turbulent 19th century

211 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

2 hours

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The artists of Montmartre

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Walking history tour, Sacre Coeur, museum and artist studio

269 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

2 hours

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Pompidou Centre National Museum of Modern,...

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Understand the innovations of the pioneers of Modern Art from Matisse,...

445 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

2 hours

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Family Scavenger Hunt in the Louvre

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Learn through fun in a living time machine

222 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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Picasso Museum

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Discover the life and work of the 20th century's most iconic artist

304 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

2 hours

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