About Thirza


"Thirza was a revelation. I learned more about Paris in two hours with her than in 30 years of trips to the city."

 

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Thirza Vallois is an expert on all things Parisian. She has lived in Paris most of her life and holds several degrees from the Sorbonne, including the most prestigious Agrégation. Her Around and About Paris books have been universally acclaimed as the best travel books ever written on Paris, her Romantic Paris as the most exquisite. Her latest book, Aveyron, A Bridge to French Arcadia is a journey into the last hidden corner of France and was hailed as a revelation. She is also the author of the Paris entry to the Encarta Encyclopaedia.

Thirza Vallois lectures on Paris and France worldwide. Her audience includes museums, arts clubs, universities, libraries and various cultural institutions. She contributes regularly to television, radio and the international press. She has appeared on BBC, PBS, the Travel Channel, CNN, Discovery, the French Cultural Channel, has been aired on scores of radio stations in the US, Britain and others, and has contributed articles to The Financial Times, United Airlines' Hemispheres, Condé Nast Traveller, among other publications.

Her Three Perfect Days in Paris for United Airlines' Hemispheres Magazine won the award of the North American Travel Journalists' Association and was aired on United Airlines international flights.

   

"Thirza was a revelation. I learned more about Paris in two hours with her than in 30 years of trips to the city." 
Dee O. Sullivan, Bruxelles

"I never once heard the caliber of presentation that Thirza Vallois offers.
I believe she will blow off your collective socks! "
Barbara L. Hecker, Anchorage, Alaska

"It was such a privilege to stroll through the Latin Quarter in your shadow grasping every word about its history"
Dawn Rooney, Bangkok

 



 

 

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Paris
VIP Tour
 
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A 'recki' stroll for a film
set in Paris
 
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Aveyron
Visiting friends in Talou, in the middle of nowhere
 
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Aveyron
Followed by a flock of sheep
 
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Aveyron
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