"You might say that my desire to educate is genetic. My father was a medieval historian and my mother was a dance and drama teacher. My father also shared his passion for Italian history with me. My goal, since a young age, was to live in Italy, speak Italian, eat Italian and be immersed in Italian life. Once there, I worked as a guide with young Anglophones, encouraging the same thirst for knowledge I had at their age. My curiosity eventually brought me to Paris.
As a museum educator I love to see children’s faces when they walk through the moat of the medieval Louvre fortress or imagine the kings and queens who danced in a Renaissance ballroom. I see their eyes light up in front of the original statues of Greek gods, goddesses, and other mythological characters they’ve studied at school. Sharing these myths through works made 1000s of years ago is an absolute pleasure."
My favorite place is the Pont au Change bridge, which gives a breath-taking view of Notre Dame, the Conciergerie and the Louvre, especially at sunset. Every time I stand on this bridge I feel how lucky I am to be able to live in Paris.
Jessica was born and raised in Liverpool, city of the Beatles. After a degree in Business and Italian she studied to be a teacher of English as a foreign language. While teaching English, she also guided music groups, choirs and orchestras throughout Italy and France. A perk of the job was hearing her visitors perform in amazing locations like Saint Mark’s cathedral in Venice, the Basilica St Francis of Assisi and in the gardens of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris. In 2000 Jessica moved to Paris, eventually earning her guide certification from the Université Paris -Est Marne-La-Vallée. She now shares her passion for Paris with people from all over the world.