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President …

or story-teller? That was Jean-Manuel's childhood dilemma! Born and raised in Paris, he was 17 when he was accepted in the Institute of Political Sciences – famous for producing France’s Presidents - but he soon realized National Budget Accounting 101 makes for less riveting reading than Flaubert. So, he fled as fast as he could. Thirteen years of extensive worldwide travel followed. 1990, he's back in Paris, unfortunately not as President of France.

Time to consider

story-telling! He then became an official guide, that is, licensed to tell tourists (true) stories. Over a decade of traveling has taught Jean-Manuel how important it is to feel welcome. To use a charming American turn of phrase, now he wants to “give back to the community” - of travelers! His parents always answered any question he asked: this taught him that the ultimate beauty of knowledge is to share it.

Among the pleasures

he can confess, eating pastries and creating unforgettable moments for others are on top of his list.
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • ART
  • HISTORY
  • MUSEUM
  • WALKING TOURS

My Best location in Paris ?

You mean some people have only one?

My péché Mignon ?

Saint-Honoré cake from Carette. Is it divine or simply tremendously delicious?

My Favorite Quote ?

"A chocolate éclair a day keeps the doctor away!" - Jean-Manuel himself

My Super Power ?

I know a great many of the secret places that played a role during Resistance.

Jean-Manuel's activities
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    Naughty Louvre Museum Tour

    With Jean-Manuel
    The curators of the Louvre still refuse, one wonders why, to put all the naughty stuff in one and th...

    2h €140 7 MAX.
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    Naughty Orsay Museum Tour

    With Jean-Manuel
    Most people come to Orsay for… Monet, Monet, Monet. Possibly a prior visitor yourself, you would l...

    2h €140 5 MAX.
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    The American Revolution in Paris

    With Jean-Manuel
    To start your American Revolution in Paris tour, you’ll meet Jean-Manuel at the cemetery where Laf...

    3h €115 8 MAX.
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    The Birth of a Writer: Hemingway in Paris Tour

    With Jean-Manuel
    Where else could we start than Place de la Contrescarpe, a stone’s throw from the apartment Ernest...

    2h €115 8 MAX.
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    The Resistance in Paris Walking Tour

    With Jean-Manuel
    The idea of which came to Jean-Manuel whilst interviewing elderly Spanish anarchists who told him th...

    2h €130 8 MAX.
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    Naughty Orsay Museum Tour (Private)

    With Jean-Manuel
    Most people come to Orsay for… Monet, Monet, Monet. Possibly a prior visitor yourself, you would l...

    2h €410 5 MAX.
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    Naughty Louvre Museum Tour (Private)

    With Jean-Manuel
    The curators of the Louvre still refuse, one wonders why, to put all the naughty stuff in one and th...

    2h €410 7 MAX.
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    The American Revolution in Paris (Private)

    With Jean-Manuel
    You’ll meet Jean-Manuel at the cemetery where Lafayette is buried. Picpus district is far from the...

    3h €460 8 MAX.
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    The Birth of a Writer: Hemingway in Paris Tour (Private)

    With Jean-Manuel
    Where else could we start than Place de la Contrescarpe, a stone’s throw from the apartment Ernest...

    2h €390 8 MAX.
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    The Resistance in Paris Walking Tour (Private)

    With Jean-Manuel
    The idea of which came to Jean-Manuel whilst interviewing elderly Spanish anarchists who told him th...

    2h €390 8 MAX.
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    yes please !