"I’ve really enjoyed the lasting connections you can make working as a tour guide. 7 years ago, I led a tour of the Louvre for a mother and her young son. He was so interested in Greek history but he also fell for Paris, and more generally for France and its language. They kept coming back to the city every year and each time, we would explore sites and museums together. Today Campbell is 16. He speaks French fluently and is still eager to keep learning about French culture. This year we went to Giverny together!"
My favorite place in Paris to enjoy a little break is the garden of the Grand Veneur. It’s official name on Google maps is square Saint Gilles-Grand-Veneur-Pauline-Rolland because French people like to keep it simple! The Grand Veneur is a lovely private mansion you can admire from the garden.
At the Sorbonne, Cécile couldn’t choose between history and history of the arts so she decided to double major. She wrote her thesis on satirical prints made during the French Revolution, an ideal combination of her two passions. During the first year of her Master’s degree (also at the Sorbonne), Cécile started working as a tour guide. A few years later, she became a history of the arts teacher. These experiences came together when writing her first book, L’Odyssée des mythologies, a kid-documentary comparing the world’s mythologies. She enjoyed it so much, she’s now on her third volume! To sum it up: Cécile is a teacher, tour guide, and writer, and loving the creative connections between her careers.