refined decoration She went to the French High School in Cameroon and learnt to know both cultures, at a very early stage; after several years of experience in travel agencies, she noticed that no taylor-made services existed for demanding African customers, travelling to France. The idea was born. Diligence, great sense of service and a surprising inventiveness to give a custom-made answer to any request with a smile, is an evidence for her: nothing seams impossible.

Her favourite recreation ground is Paris: she spent one year walking the capital, looking for confidential places, unique locations, where the history meets the 21st Century. Versailles, the gardens of Marie-Antoinette and the Cour des Senteurs have had no secrets for her and she easily imagines on request, a fashion escape to Deauville in the footsteps of Coco Chanel.

She lived one year in La Rochelle and got the idea of a “memory pathway”, to go back in time and peacefully understand the history of the triangular trade, including private visits of historic mansions, that previously belonged to the shipowners.

Paola added: “To make this job, you need to have a passion for service”

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