Follow the guide, Françoise Hotier

My career

After having worked in childhood education (Waldorf Steiner pedagogy), Françoise decided on a career creating picturesque and historic journeys in and around Paris in order to share with others its extraordinary secrets.

Françoise has been a Guide-Conférencière Nationale since 2011, she is certified as a French English translator and also holds a Diploma in Art History.

Her professional license is an all access pass, allowing her to make reservations for you at all Paris’ monuments, museums and galleries.

Hand-Tailored Tours

Hand-Tailored Tours are for business groups, visitors, expats or tourists wishing to discover or re-discover the City of Light. Chat with Françoise about what you’re interested in and she will tailor for you the perfect tour made up of the streets, monuments, cafés, cathedrals, museums, patisseries, palaces and personalities that have created the fabric of this city.


Her specialty is interactive tours where you are encouraged to take part and share in the adventure, not just as a visitor but as a fellow explorer of this city’s extraordinary cultural inheritance.

Françoise’ tours include creative crossroads, History meets food degustation, and the word Art can also mean ‘art de vivre’, or the art of living. And of course, there are day trips from Paris, to the capital of champagne, Reims, or the exquisite château of Chantilly where you can indulge in a true crème Chantilly, or Monet’s house and gardens at Giverny, conceived as a live palette.



Nous avons fait 2 visites avec Me Hotier Gardian : L’Opéra Garnier et l’Hôtel de Soubise. Très bonne conférencière, souriante, compétente, à l’écoute de nos adhérents.
Nous renouvellerons avec grand plaisir.

A très bientôt.

Evelyn Bec, Houilles (78)
Club des Familles Ovilloises