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 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 amazing! I have had many guides but she was the best. Her passion for the subject matter was palpable. She was so knowledgeable, so prepared, adapted to what we wanted effortlessly, but best of all gave us a whole new understanding of western art, in a logical, coherent and progressive fashion. We cannot thank her enough. If you want to understand the Louvre , she is the one to show you. You cannot do better than Catherine to achieve an understanding of the Louvre.
D. Robb English
Official guide permit (French Culture Ministry)
Master's degree in Art History (UK)
Professional portrait painter
I do not have any restrictions in regard to my guiding, I can offer a full range of experiences.