Christian G.

 

Available Areas

Basse-Normandie, Haute-Normandie, Ile-de-France (Living), Paris

 

Languages

English, French, German (Native), Italian (Native)

 

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About

After a law degree in Italy and Austria, I worked as a journalist for nearly 20 years, first in Italy and from 1995 to 2014 in Paris. I started guiding in 2014 and followed a new education for my national French guiding license. With my wife Kristina, an architect and historian of art, we created a guiding agency in Paris in which by now work a dozen highly qualified and licensed guides. All of us are driven by love for art, passion for history and eagerness of showing the French beauty to our guests. We provide private and group city tours as well as visits in the main Parisian museums as for instance Louvre and Musée d'Orsay. We manage also excursions to the Palace of Versailles, to the mansion of Monet, to Normandy and so on. During the academic year, I still give lessons for journalism in the Parisian university HEIP.

Tours

HIGHLIGHTS IN MUSÉE D'ORSAY

Paris
2.5 hours

The Musée d'Orsay contains the world's biggest collection of Impressionist art. Nearly one out of three Impressionist paintings exhibited in museums all over the world are in this building, a beautiful former railway station built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900, transformed in museum in 1986. You will discover a round-up of 19th century art: paintings, sculptures, architecture, furniture, photos and movies. This is also the museum of industrial revolution in 19th century.

FROM$55/ per person

DISCOVER MONTMARTRE AND VISIT SACRÉ-COEUR

Paris
2 hours

Discover the amazing atmosphere in the legendary red light district Pigalle and the artists' quarter on the hill of Montmartre, where Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Picasso and many others lived and worked. We will visit the Basilica Sacré-Cœur, Paris' biggest church, having a guided tour inside the building, and you will enjoy a breathtaking view all over Paris - including the Eiffel Tower - during the sunset. Furthermore, you will see the painters on the famous square Place du Tertre.

FROM$50/ per person

DISCOVER THE CASLTE OF VERSAILLES

Paris
3.5 hours

Starting from the centre of Paris you reach the magnificent Castle of Versailles by train in 40 minutes in company of our guide who will transform the transport in a pleasant foretaste of the Sun King's legendary palace. The Palace of Versailles wouldn't be empty walls with precious pieces of art and furniture for you, but the theatre of more than two centuries of history lasting from 1682 to Bastille Day in 1789. You will visit the king's apartment and his magnificent gardens and fountains.

FROM$105/ per person

DISCOVER THE BEST OF PARIS IN 3 HOURS

Paris
3 hours

On a comfortable walk of 3 hours you will discover some of the highlights in Paris like Opera Garnier, Louvre (outside), Palais Royal, Pont Neuf and the cathedral Notre-Dame as well as hidden pearls like the garden of the king in Royal Palace, the oldest square in Paris or the first public sample of one meter. You will also learn a lot about contemporary Paris and about the best things to do. You will feel the real pulse of the City of Love and look at it with the eyes of a Parisian.

FROM$70/ per person

HIGHLIGHTS AND HIDDEN PEARLS IN LOUVRE

Paris
2.5 hours

We use a fast track entrance for getting quickly in the world's biggest museum. In 2.5 hours you will admire the main artworks exhibited there, from Venus to Mona Lisa. You will also discover the Louvre as the king's castle from Middle Age to the 19th century. We will show you the main pieces of art from ancient Greeks and Romans to Italian Renaissance and French Romanticism. You will see Emperor Napoleon III private appartment, Napoleon I throne and the most beautiful jewels of the queens.

FROM$55/ per person