I have had the wonderful opportunity to live, work and travel throughout France for the past 30 years. My passion for flowers, plants and the French Art de Vivre has led me to a career that combines my keen interest and vast experience with plants & gardens together with my knowledge and understanding of France. Since 2005 I have been guiding individuals and groups including the Pacific Horticulture Society, the New York Botanical Garden and the Garden Club of America on tours through public and private gardens in Paris, Normandy, Brittany, the Loire River Valley, the South of France and Tuscany. A true rose-lover, I have also had the honor of becoming a permanent jury member of the Bagatelle Rose Commission in 2009.
From urban parks to grand estates, all your senses will be engaged as I guide you on a custom garden experience.
Cherry blossoms announce the arrival of spring at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
Enchanting gardens line the lower portion of the Champs Elysee in Paris.
Take a guided tour of Claude Monet’s famous water lily pond and its wisteria covered bridge in Giverny, France.
AMY KUPEC LARUE - GARDEN GUIDE PARIS
Discover the beauty and charm of Paris and beyond, from a less traditional angle and away from the crowds.
I offer guided garden tours in both English and French, for individuals, families, and groups up to 25.
Step outside to take a look inward as I escort you through the history and splendors which abound in France.
Tours and Trips
In person offerings, in Paris and beyond.
The city of Paris is one of the greenest capitals in Europe, with nearly 500 public gardens, squares, parks and two urban forests. From Roman times to LeNotre’s classical masterpieces, and into the environmentally friendly gardens of the 21st century, the green spaces of Paris not only reflect the evolution of garden design, they share the history of this city and its people.
Join me for a promenade through Paris as we meander past monuments and masterpieces and explore blooming residential areas. These tours highlight the outdoor sculptures and architectural wonders that the city has to offer but also the horticultural secrets that lay in wait. A great choice for those seeking an alternative to long museum lines and standard city tours.
"Maison et jardins de Claude Monet - Giverny, droits réservés".
You don't have to travel very far to feel as though you've left the city behind. In under an hour from the center of Paris, you could find yourself in the historic and impeccably manicured landscapes of Versailles or at Monet's home, surrounded by the charming gardens in Giverny. Enrich your visit to the City of Lights by stepping out of its boundaries for a half-day or full-day excursion.
Having traveled through France extensively, I am pleased to offer thoughtfully crafted itineraries from the perfumed hills of Nice to a lesser known corner of Brittany's coastline. Please inquire about upcoming group getaways or to design an excursion of your own.
Bring the outdoors in and color your world
Staying safe at home doesn't have to mean the narrowing of your world.
Please join one of my online conferences to journey beyond your four walls.
To join the presentation and receive the Zoom link, please click on the RSVP button. While no fee is required to register or participate, a donation button is at your disposal.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, these conferences have become my primary source of revenue and your generosity is greatly appreciated. To ensure the best possible quality, we also ask that you also update your version of Zoom before joining the presentation.
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