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Nicolas G.

Choisy-le-Roi, France

Victor Hugo wrote: "To study in Paris, is to be born in Paris" (Les Misérables).

Well, I am one of those new Parisians described by Hugo. I often say that I was born twice, once in 1985 in Sicily (Italy) and then in 2010 when I came to Paris, having been awarded a scholarship to attend a prestigious university, the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS, Paris). After two years of study, I obtained a master's degree with honors in ancient history and archeology, defending a thesis on the relationship between Greeks and indigenous populations in Sicily.

One day, tired of being stuck in a library, I decided to do what I think I do best: to communicate and share my passion for art. At the beginning, it wasn't easy to change, but, once again, fortune smiled on me, I was employed by the Louvre as a museum attendant. Yes! I passed years telling people where Mona Lisa is… but I have also lived magic moments, especially that day when I helped the curators to transport some boxes from the reserves, or that night spent in the galleries transformed in a movie stage.

In the end, It was but a short step, from guarding the rooms to guiding in the rooms of the Louvre and the Chateau de Versailles as an official lecturer.

I am always the same friendly and enthusiastic person, though. The same "new Parisian" astonished by the beauty of the light, the grandiosity of the boulevards and the charm of a French bakery.

Come along with me and let yourself be inspired by the atmospheres of the city of lights.

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Credentials

Born in Italy in 1985.

Qualifications:
Historian, licensed tour guide, official lecturer in the Louvre Museum and Chateau de Versailles.

Education:
License of tour guide with distinction (très bien), Université de Marne la Vallée, 11/2015.
Master of Ancient History with distinction (très bien), Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris, 11/2012. (très bien)
Bachelor of Arts with honours (110/110 e lode), Università di Catania, Catania (Italy), 11/2009.

Experience:
Official lecturer of the Louvre Museum and Chateau de Versailles, 06/2017 to current.
Tour guide in Versailles in French, English and Italian, Guidatours Versailles, 5/2016 to 10/2016.
Tour guide in Paris, summer of 2015.
Museum attendant et reception officer in the Louvre, 02/2014 to current.
Research officer (internship) in the Instut national d'histoire de l'art et archeology, INHA Paris, 04/2010-10/2010.

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A tailored and private tour of the Louvre,...

Skip the Line on Your Tailored Private Tour of Louvre Museum

366 USD per tour

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2 hours 30 min.

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The Nissim de Camondo Private Tour

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Discover the Parisian lavish residence of a Jewish banker and enjoy,...

201 USD per tour

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2 hours

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Half-day in Versailles, a Private Voyage,...

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A Private Tour of Europe's most famous palace

477 USD per tour

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5 hours

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