Heidi, a Paris tour guide and the creator of the Women of Paris Walks, made the move over to Paris from London in search of a new adventure in the French capital where she began guiding. She was inspired to create the Essential Women of Paris Walk when she realized that it was a grossly neglected topic in Paris tourism. Typical tours of the city are dominated by great men and often don’t include many references to great women. Or, if they do mention women, it is often in a negative light.
After realizing this and feeling disheartened, Heidi decided to make a change and create something relevant for our time; an evolving world in which patriarchal history is being challenged. As soon as she began researching, she was amazed by the rich diversity of names she came across.
By creating an awareness of some of the incredible women who have impacted the city, she hopes the tour will reveal a new side of Paris, already a beloved city, and that it will enrich tourism in Paris.