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Loosely inspired by the Chinese proverb - "A single conversation with a wise man is worth a month's study of books" the goal of this blog is to offer insight into French culture and ease the way for visitors to experience Paris at its finest.

Christopher BackChristopher brings a diverse background, combined with an in-depth knowledge of Parisian life, culture and history to his writing.  He offers insight into the Parisian experience and helps you better experience first hand that sophisticated French touch.

A true lover of France through and through, Christopher has a diverse and fascinating persona.

Passionate about architecture, photography and art history, following his studies at the Sorbonne in Paris he completed a full-time program covering the history of French art, architecture and decorative arts at Christie’s France, the world renowned auction house.

Christopher is also a gourmet chef, with training at the Cordon Bleu and l’école du Ritz-Escoffier in Paris, including a brief stint working in the kitchens of the Hotel Ritz in Paris.

In addition to blogging about Paris, he is the Founder of Paris Private Guides, a travel company offering private Museum, City and Walking tours of Paris with an additional focus on offering tours for people with reduced mobility.