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EXPLORE was founded by Sandra Laville, an experienced scholar, docent and guide specializing in European history, art and civilization.  Originally from Canada, where she got her undergraduate degree, she relocated to Europe immediately after graduating and never looked back. Sandra has a Bachelor's degree in French and Spanish Language and Civilisation, and a Master's degree in Art History from the prestigious Université La Sorbonne in Paris, where she majored in Italian Renaissance Painting. She also has a Master's degree in Education and more than 15 years of experience as a private guide and educator at museums and historical monuments in Paris, Rome, Florence and the Vatican City, collaborating with the industry's top luxury travel agents and tour companies including Context Travel, CiaoBambino! and Trufflepig.

Private Tours in Europe - Explore History Art Culture founded by Sandra Laville

Meet Sandra

Private Tours in Rome - Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

I've lived in Italy, France, and Spain for over 15 years and have been passionate about travel for as long as I can remember. It began with my first trip overseas at age 16 : a summer stay with a family in Paris and a whole week visiting the châteaux in the Loire Valley.  It was a dream come true and the start of a whole new life full of travel, art, history, and languages.  I am truly grateful for having experienced so many life-changing moments, living and traveling in incredible places across the globe. What I love about giving tours and curating travel experiences is sharing the inspiration and expertise with my clients and helping them create unforgettable memories of their own."

Private Tours in France - the hall of Versailles Palace

· Credentials ·


  • B.A.H. French & Spanish Civilisation

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

  • M.Ed. French Language & Civilisation

  • Certification for Tour Guides (Rome, Italy)

  • Certification for Tour Guides (Paris, France)


  • ​Official Licensed Tour Guide in France & Italy

  • Native English and French speaker

  • Fluent in Spanish and Italian

  • Over 15 years as guide and educator

  • Lived in 4 countries and traveled extensively

 · Travel ·



France, Italy, Spain

Greece, Portugal

Monaco & Monte Carlo

Andorra, Malta 

Austria, Switzerland

Belgium, The Netherlands

The UK, England, Croatia

Poland, Bulgaria, Romania

India, Dubai, Oman, and counting...


​France (Paris)

Italy (Rome) 

Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Valencia), 

Canada (Kingston, Toronto, Vancouver)

Private Tours in Spain - Seville

Affiliated With :

  • Context Travel*

  • Ciao Bambino!*

  • Trufflepig

  • Presto Tours

  • Walks of Italy

  • LivItaly

Active member of the Fédération nationale de guide-interprètes et conférenciers (FNGIC) and the European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (FEG) 

* Members of the Virtuoso Travel network

and the European Tour Operators' Association

Explore History Art Culture - affiliated with LivItaly Tours
Explore History Art Culture - affiliated with ETOA
Private Tours in Europe - affiliated with Context Travel
Explore History Art Culture - affiliated with Walks of Italy
Private Tours in Rome - Saint Peter's Basilica and Vatican City
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