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EXPLORE  was founded by Sandra Laville, a highly-experienced scholar, docent, and educator specializing in European history, art and civilization.  Originally from Canada, where she obtained her undergraduate degree, she relocated to Europe immediately after graduating and has never looked back. Sandra has a Bachelor's degree (B.A.H) in French and Spanish Language and Civilization, and a Master's degree (M.A.) in Art History from the prestigious Université La Sorbonne in Paris, with a specialization in Italian Renaissance Painting. She also has a Master's degree in Education (M.Ed.), and more than 15 years of experience as a tour guide and historical educator at museums and historical monuments in Paris, Rome, Florence and the Vatican City, collaborating

with prestigious tour companies such as Context Travel, CiaoBambino!, and Trufflepig. An expert in the Italian Renaissance and French Civilization, Sandra has lived in Italy, France, and Spain for over 20 years and has experienced first-hand the awe-inspiring beauty and rich cultural heritage that these three enchanting places have to offer. Join Sandra on a journey through historical Europe, and discover the highlights of its history, art and culture as never before.



  • Official Licensed Tour Guide in France & Italy

  • Native English and French speaker

  • Fluent in French, Spanish and Italian

  • Over 20 years as art history docent, guide and educator in France, Spain & Italy


  • B.A.H. French & Spanish Civilisation

  • M.A. Art History (Université La Sorbonne)

  • M.Ed. French Language & Civilisation

  • Official Tour Guide Exam (Rome, Italy)