Crime and punishment, Guildhall Art Gallery, Literary tours, Medieval London, Religion, Romans, Samuel Pepys, Tours for children, Wartime, Livery companies, Christopher Wren's London, City churches, General city tour, Great Fire of London.
I'm French and have been living in London for almost a decade.
I worked as a chief editor specialized in Continental French law and I always loved discovering the layers of history and the traces of the individuals, especially in the old legal texts. That led me to study genealogy and palaeography and I traced my ancestry back to the 15th c. (no hidden king I’m afraid).
But, more important, I am fascinated by the history of London and Britain. I enjoy bringing to life characters and events from the past and trying to put these events into perspective with the history of England’s favourite enemy: once more unto the breach dear friends, once more, France!
Master Degree in law, University Paris I La Sorbonne
Art history, University Lille III
City of London Guide
Clerkenwell & Islington Guide
Museum of the order of St John Guide
Associate of Institute of Tourist Guiding (Green Badge)
My tours are designed to offer a mix of information & fun. I love telling stories about people in a wider context and I enjoy explaining the origin of expressions and words in English and/or French. You will learn for instance where the words loo or desert come from.
Each tour focuses on key elements of London’s history. But, as Samuel Johnson said (The Life of Samuel Johnson, 1791), if you wish to have a just notion of the magnitude of London, you must not be satisfied with seeing its great streets and squares, but must survey the innumerable little lanes and courts.
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