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visitors. Happily, American expat Daisy de Plume, the daughter of an art historian, runs THATLou (www. thatlou.com
), which stands for ‘Treasure Hunts at the Louvre’, to make its vast collection of art really accessible. Daisy’s ‘Treasure Hunts’ are fun, educational, and adrenaline-pumping.
“What I’ve loved best about creating the various themed THATLous is seeing these priceless treasures from a fresh perspective,” she explains. And judging from the five-star reviews posted on TripAdvisor.com
, her clients agree. “Definitely the best way to experience the Louvre,” claimed Brian, while another client found the experience to be, “A great evening’s entertainment. It’s very well put together by Daisy, who has an extensive knowledge of both Paris and the Louvre. The next time I’m in Paris, I will definitely book another hunt and bring more friends along.” A Treasure Hunt showcases the corners of the Louvre which are
easily overlooked, and they are great value. Prices start at €18 per person for a public hunt, and private hunts can be organised for €25 per person, for groups of up to 15. Daisy also runs Treasure Hunts at the Musée d’Orsay and will soon be offering versions which take in the streets of Paris. If you are looking to go behind the scenes with French artisans, then Evanela (www.evanela.com
) is a new Paris-based tour company that provides exclusive insider access to master craftspeople who are celebrated around the globe for their luxury goods. From haute couture and leather work to cabinet-making and crystal-cutting, founder Lucie Knappek has an enviable book of contacts, all of whom are labelled Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, Entreprises du Patrimoine Vivant or Métiers d’Art. Exclusive tours in Paris, Bordeaux, Reims and other area are customised for the individual. Prices upon request.
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