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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 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 a brilliant guide. She is much more than a guide who has passed the basic test, she has spent her life painting and studying art. She lives just beside the Louvre and it shows. She is able to guide you swiftly through the museum while still helping you to understand the purpose and flow of the art. This was an excellent tour and I would recommend it to anyone who is planning on visiting the Louvre.
Edmund Coakley

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Credentials

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

Restrictions

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

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Tours by Catherine C.

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Elegant Paris - Highlights of the Right,...

 unrated

A walk around some of the most beautiful sights of central Paris

290 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

2 hours

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An Artist's Tour of the Louvre

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

285 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

3 hours

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Louvre Express

 unrated

Beat the crowds, see the highlights

180 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

1 hour 30 min.

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