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Catherine C.

Paris, France

I am a licensed tour guide with a Masters degree in art history and diploma in Theology from the University of Exeter UK.

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.
Henry Daum

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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.

Guide Requirements for France

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Tours by Catherine C.

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An Artist's Tour of the Louvre

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

279 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

3 hours

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Elegant Paris - Highlights of the Right,...

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

303 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

2 hours

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Christianity's Impact on Art - Louvre,...

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From the Middle Ages to the High Renaissance

250 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

2 hours

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