Born and raised in the Loire Valley area, I have been surrounded by nature, art, history and architecture. Yet, at an early age my passion for heritage was very clear.
As soon as I remember I have always wanted to work as a guide. There is no doubt about it. Talking, sharing, explaining, laughing is definitely my thing. Make a monument alive, tell stories… is the best mission ever.
I have been lucky enough to start guiding in a Renaissance château at the age of 16, as the owner The countess de Spar trusted me. What a great experience it was to be the « link » between the château and the visitors coming from all around the world. I loved it.
Since then, I have focused my studies on languages, art and history, traveled around, worked in different areas of France and Europe and eventually settled in Provence 17 years ago (already…)
Provence is such a rich and diverse area that you can never get tired of it, you always learn something, you always discover something. This is for me the best place to live and I would be more than happy to share it with you.
ART HISTORY AND MUSEUMS :
Most of my studies were focused on art history. I particularly like medieval and Renaissance art, as well as impressionism.
For me architecture is the major asset of France, what tourists are interested in first and it is important for me to show it properly, help people see unexpected details, connect it with history and local resources. Not only chateaus and palaces are to be described but also bridges, wells, wind mills, rampart walls... Architecture is the testimony of past times and my goal is to bring it back to life so that visitors can picture those ancient eras.
FASHION AND JEWELRIES :
Even though I am not a big shopper myself I sure know some good addresses to advise you
WINE AND FOOD :
I do care about eating, but eating well, tasty and healthy only ! Which is exactly what Provence is known for. I like driving my customers to a goat cheese producer, honey maker, olive tree grower…, organize some tastings. I know the use of some local plants, with their healing properties and have a list of good restaurants where I like to go. I love wine too, small quantities, but the best ones. For me it is a shame to have you experience the French cuisine without a good glass of wine !
BOTANICAL AND GARDENS :
We are lucky in Provence to have a wide variety of landscapes, and to have some of the most prosperous agriculture. You will get to discover it as you travel with me.
HISTORY, HISTORICAL SITES AND MONUMENTS :
Sooo much history in France and particularly in Provence. It is an eternal source of enjoyment. As much as I can, I am happy to express my passion for it, and to make it accessible and pleasant to hear.
TRADITION AND LOCAL HISTORY / OFF THE BEATEN TRACK LOCAL SITES :
As I have spent 17 years exploring Provence, taken most of the roads, hiked lots of mountains, ridden my bike on the major trails, I specialize in the off the beaten track sites. I love to make little surprises, by driving out of the way and show a chateau, a medieval bridge, or a dramatic unexpected landscape. It can also be a lavender distillery, a truffle farm, or whatever else that can be representative of the local traditions and habits.
VINTAGE FURNITURE AND FLEA MARKET :
Haven’t really worked on it
MODERN ART :
I am not the best in it, even though I try to stay updated. I might be more traditional than modern
RELIGION, RELIGIOUS MONUMENTS :
There is no way we can’t connect history and art with religion
Arts History and Museums
Fashion and Jewelry
Wine and Gastronomy
Gardens and Botanic
History, Historical Sites and Monuments
Traditions and Local History
Vintage Furniture and Flea Market
Off the Beaten Tracks Local Sites
Religion, Religous Monuments