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Susan L.


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Susan LaDue was born in Orange County, New York and grew up in the New York City suburb of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. She attended New York University where she earned a BA in French. She also received a PhD. in Romance Languages from Yale University. Over the years she has worked as a professor of French and Women’s Studies at the University of Massachusetts; a human resources manager at a Fortune 100 company; and a small business owner. She has lived and worked in New York, Boston, Paris, and San Francisco. In addition to her writing, Susan also owns a dog daycare and grooming business in Massachusetts. She's an unrepentant dog lover and always works with her Shetland Sheepdog (Shuki) and her Cocker Spaniel (Benny) beside her.

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Susan L.

I enjoyed a wonderful tour with David on a summer-like day in March when we walked the Marais neighborhoods (the focus on the Marais was at my request.) David was fastidious about preparing the tour. He emailed and called me before I went to France in order to understand my wishes. He also emailed a list of recommended restaurants near where I would stay in the Marais. The day of the tour, he arrived with a couple of books and some photocopies of maps to address my wish to see how the Marais has changed over the years. We talked and looked at the books for a few minutes over coffee and then began walking. Since I already knew something about the Marais, David tried to select places I hadn't focused on yet, including the stunning, slightly hidden gardens of the National Archives. He was knowledgeable and wonderfully flexible. We ended up looking at gardens, architecture, and gay restaurants, cafes, and a bookstore, "Les Mots a la Bouche." David is an easy-going pleasant guy with a wealth of experience in various jobs and an in-depth knowledge of Paris. Tour with him - you'll be glad you did.