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About Us

Marie Segura & Bertrand d'Aleman

Founders of My Private Paris

Marie and Bertrand are both experienced guides, having worked in the industry for many years, and then as founders of My Private Paris, a boutique guiding agency focused on high-calibre historical and cultural tours of Paris.

Marie, a true parisienne, read Art History and Literature at La Sorbonne, and shares her knowledge of Paris in an engaging, exciting manner. Bertrand, moved to Paris at 18 right after high-school. His passion for the rich History, secrets and hidden gems of the capital is unmatched.

Together, Marie and Bertrand have hand-picked an amazing team of private guides who all share a love of the City of Lights, its history, architecture, and culture. We will carefully match your requirements for a private tour of Paris, from the sites you will enjoy the most to the guide that best suits your needs.

The Office Team

Bertrand d'Aleman

Bertrand was born in the beautiful Basque Country in Southern France and moved to Paris 15 years ago.

He fed his appetite for History, Sociology and Arts completing a master degree in Paris, Sweden and Lille.

He knows everything, from Napoleon’s favorite dish to the numbers of trees in Versailles garden!

His favorite area, Bastille, is known for the stories of the French Revolution and its endless list of restaurants and cafés.

Marie Segura

Marie grew up admiring the Eiffel Tower from her bedroom window. True story.

After graduating in History, Art History and Literature at La Sorbonne, her passion for Paris is limitless.

Books, wine and pastries that’s what Paris means to her. Marie knows every boutique owner and food markets in town.

She’s been a guide for TV shows and loves to share with travelers her favorite areas like the Latin Quarter, Le Marais or Notre Dame Cathedral.

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María Pasca

María was born and raised in Sevilla (Spain), but has also lived in the USA, Belgium and Sweden.

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Translation Studies and a Master’s in Digital Marketing, she’s based in Paris since 2016.

Having worked as a freelance tour guide in Paris, María joined My Private Paris in 2018 to work in the digital communications side.

Creative & passionate about Paris, María is always camera in hand, in the hunt for the best stories to share on our social & news channels.

Alexandre Mesturoux

Alexandre is MPP Guardian Angel! He designs custom itineraries and takes care of our guests.

Originally from the beautiful Dordogne region, he studied History in England and at La Sorbonne University.

Thanks to Alexandre, our Custom Tour Planner Specialist, hundreds of guests get to discover Paris with the best local guides. 

Alexandre will gladly answer all your questions, adapt to your needs & expectations, and give you tons of great recommendations!

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Lucien

Lucien grew up just outside Paris and always wanted to live in the City of Lights. Now he gets to share his passion for our city with travelers from all around the world!

Having graduated in History at the Sorbonne University, he is an expert of the French Revolutions – yes, we have more than one to tell you all about!

Down in the Catacombs or by Notre Dame Cathedral, Lucien shows you why one can never get tired of the beauty of Paris!

Flora

Flora was born in Paris where she studied History at La Sorbonne and decided to become a private tour guide to share her love for Paris with people from all over the world.

She has travelled the world and recently lived between Paris and Argentina where her family comes from. French, English or Spanish, she just juggles with languages!

Today she is writing screenplays and guiding all over France. Two things that make her very happy!

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Quentin

Quentin was born and raised in Paris, where he has lived for most of his life.

He graduated in Law and Philosophy and is now a passionate tour guide and a successful illustrator (ask him about his next exhibition!).

His insatiable curiosity and his years of field research are the sources of a deep knowledge of his home town.

From the cobbled streets of Montmartre to the golden salons of Versailles, Quentin is the story-teller one has always dreamed of!

Raphaelle

Raphaëlle has lived in Strasbourg, in the South-West and by the French riviera before reaching Paris.

She is a true artist and gives fascinating tours for adults and kids alike. Ask her about her sculptures!

The Père Lachaise cemetery and the (in)Famous Catacombs have no secrets for her and soon for you too!

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Olek

Olek is one of the best Paris expert there has ever been! Fun, energetic and extremely knowledgeable.

With degrees in Law and Arts, he will make you fall in love with Paris’ rich history.

From Montmartre where he lives to the Louvre, he knows all secrets and hidden gems.

Olek is also expert of all chateaux around Paris, from Chantilly to Fontainebleau.

Paris Private Guide Laure

Laure

Laure combines tour guiding with her PhD on the role of female models and painters in art history.

With a BA in British literature and two Masters’ abroad, she specialized in 19th century Art and museum display, with a keen interest in gender issues and pop culture.

The Musée d’Orsay is her second home, and you’ll often find her behind the bookshelves of the National Institute Art History Library.

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Florent

Florent started a career as a Legal Advisor before following his passion for Art, History… and Paris! With a degree in International law, he has a natural connection with travelers.

Florent is as good with families or with scholars, it’s all about sharing passion & knowledge.

Seasoned photographer, he will give you great tips to capture the moment with your camera and also on how to grow a big beard!

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Valentine

Valentine grew up by the ocean in Western France but fell in love with Paris and moved in 8 years ago.

She graduated in Architecture and Art History and used to work in local Art galleries and even at the Palace of Versailles.

Wandering around Paris, discovering new places and stories is her favorite hobby. And French food too!

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Marc

Marc was born a few steps from the Chateau de Versailles and ever since has been passionate about the history of France.

After spending a few years in Spain, he came back to Paris to study Literature at the Sorbonne University and also became a professional musician and singer.

Marc will have you travel back in time in the streets of Paris while sharing with you authentic insider knowledge, including hidden locals’ favorite spots. You’re in good hands!

Marion

Marion lives for the Arts! A passionate tour guide during the day, a jazz singer at night.

From the French Riviera to the hill of Montmartre, she follows her dreams and shares her passion.

But Marion is also a great foodie and will show you the best pastry and chocolate shops.

Whether in the gardens of Versailles or in the streets of Le Marais, her knowledge of Paris has no limits!

Marie

Marie was born and raised in Paris and is the 5th generation of Parisians in her family!

In love with her city, she studied Art in highschool and Art history at La Sorbonne university.

More than just History, she loves the atmosphere, the lifestyle and especially the food of the city of lights!

Her best description of Paris would be this Victor Hugo’s quote “Errer est humain, flâner est parisien”: To wander is human to meander is Parisian.

Paris Private Guide Manu

Manu

Manuel stands at the crossroads of teaching & entertainment. Maybe that’s because he started a career in Education and is now quite famous in the Paris comedy scene!

Manu has worked as a tour guide both in Paris and in Rome. His knowledge and passion for History literally has no borders!

Whether in the back alleys of Montmartre or in the galleries of Versailles, a day spent with Manuel is great day. 

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Soline

Soline spent her childhood in the suburbs of Paris in a family of artists. Curious about different cultures & people, she first studied contemporary dance in Québec City before graduating in cultural mediation at La Sorbonne University in Paris.

Her favourite artistic movements are the ‘avant-garde‘ of the late 19th and early 20th century which defined modern and contemporary art. In her tours, she loves creating dialogue and interaction and give everyone keys to enjoy the treasures of Paris!

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Francesca

How to start with FrancescaBorn and raised in Italy, she studied Art History in Milano and Paris.

She has a great knowledge of French society and a unique view on cross-culture artistic movements.

Francesca combines the French Cartesian spirit and the Italian sense of improvisation and creativity.

From the Louvre to Versailles, Francesca is a wealth of knowledge about Paris and beyond!

Christina

Christina is a true globetrotter. Educated in London and Brussels, she has family roots on two continents! 

When she is not guiding, Christina is restauring antique furnitures or designing jewelry. Discovering genuine artisans and promoting local know-how is her great passion.

Christina will take you on fantastic adventures back in history, off-the-beaten paths and on the footsteps of great authors and artists alike.

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Sarah

Sarah was born in the US, but she shares the same sentiment as fellow expatriate Gertrude Stein wrote, “America is my country but Paris is my hometown.”

After studying Art History in Boston, she moved to Paris 5 years ago to learn French and to pursue her Master’s degree in the History of Design & Curatorial Studies. Specialized in the decorative arts, she’s worked in châteaux and at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

Charlotte

Charlotte was raised near Bordeaux before settling down in Paris to study Art and History.

She loves the hidden gems of Paris: places people have forgotten about or what people usually don’t look at. Don’t leave your front door open or Charlotte will take a peek!

She is passionate about street art and never sets a foot outside without looking for pieces left on city walls. She is THE specialist in town of this artistic movement in particular

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Lola

Lola loves nothing more than French food and sharing it with her guests. Studying Art History at the Louvre School of Art, she is both amazingly knowledgeable in Art and Gastronomy.

At ease with kids and families as well as with groups of professionals, Lola has given hundreds of tours in museum in and around Paris and in various neighborhoods such as Montmartre or Saint Germain.

Collaborators

Farah

Farah was raised in Bangkok, Thailand, and has traveled and lived in other parts of Asia, America, and now Paris!

A professional stylist and personal shopper, Farah knows the best addresses of trendy Le Marais.

Aloïs

Aloïs is a style coach and personal shopper, who studied fashion at the prestigious Institut Français de la Mode.

From high-end designers to affordable department stores, Aloïs will help you to find what you’re looking for!

Romain

Romain is a professional photographer who captures our guests’ special moments in Paris.

Whether you’re in Paris with your family, friends or your better half, a photoshoot  will make for memories that will last for a lifetime!

Clémence

Clémence was born in La Rochelle and is a successful French-British screenplay writer.

Passionate about Paris and writing, Clémence has been creating stories since early 2019 for My Private Paris Blog!

Paris Private Chauffeurs
Paris Driver Anicet

Anicet

Anicet grew up in Normandy near Giverny and in Paris. He’s our most seasoned chauffeur!

He will drive you to Versailles, Giverny and of course on your airport transfer.

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Kamal

Kamal grew up between Paris and Marrakech where his dad was a helicopter pilot & instructor!

He joined My Private Paris in 2017 with his gorgeous Mercedes Class V black minivan.

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Pascal

Pascal is famous for driving movie stars and soccer/football players on a regular basis.

Originally from Honk-Kong, he has created a 5-star team of van & limo chauffeurs.

Philippe

Philippe is a highly experienced chauffeur, who drives a beautiful Mercedes Class V black minivan.

Philippe has driven our guests around and out of Paris for 3 years!

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