Category Archives: Paris, Île-de-France

Treasure Hunt in the Louvre, Episode 63

Daisy de Plume, treasure hunt in the louvre
Daisy de Plume

Treasure Hunt in the Louvre

Today Annie interviews Daisy de Plume about her treasure hunt service in the Louvre. Going on a treasure hunt in the Louvre is a fantastic idea, especially if you are visiting with children!

Daisy is from New York originally and her goal is to get customers interested in the art and help them organize their visit in a fun way.  All the details are on Daisy’s website and of course we discuss the whole thing on the show.

While this treasure hunt in not exclusively designed for children, it does seem like a wonderful activity for families in particular.

Later in the show we discuss strikes in France and how they can be frustrating for visitors who don’t understand the French system. And since you never know if you’ll experience a French strike or not during your visit, it’s important for you to understand this background information.

Ready? Get set for your treasure hunt in the Louvre!

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To Prepare Your Trip: Everybody Bonjours!

Places discussed on the show: Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum, Latin Quarter.

If you like this episode, also listen to our introduction to the Louvre in Episode 21.

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Napoleon in Paris, Episode 58

Ariane Villette

Napoleon in Paris

Today we discuss Napoleon in Paris. Specifically how Napoleon changed Paris physically and how he left his mark on all French institutions.  Under Napoleon France transformed itself from the “Ancien Régime” to a “modern” society. We don’t discuss the Napoleonic conquests, but rather his long-lasting influence on France.

Ariane Villette has been a tour guide for 5 years, she’s originally from the Champagne region, but she went to Paris to study art history at the Louvre and Nanterre and has been working there ever since.
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From Ballet to Cabaret in Paris, Episode 53

From Ballet to Cabaret in Paris with Jessica Terrier

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Jessica Terrier

Jessica Terrier is a young tour guide in Paris who takes us on a walk from the Ballet to the Cabaret with stops at the Palais Royal, the Opéra Garnier, les Grands Boulevards, the Folies Bergères, and–you can’t miss that!– her favorite café. She also talks about giving tours of the private apartments in Versailles and some of the other tours she offers. If you’d like to get in touch with Jessica, email terrier.jessie@gmail.com

Related Episode: Opéra Garnier, Episode 127
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