Our Tour Leaders

All of our tours are led by academics and experts in their field who will share their passion and knowledge with you in lectures, talks and throughout the tour. Click on their profile to find out more about them.

Frédérique Barbier

With New York City flowing through her veins, and readily admitting that opera and the arts are her ‘true love’, Frédérique Barbier has been showing off the wonders of her home town to visitors for the past 15 years. Born in Switzerland, and a French national, Frédérique studied comparative literature, philosophy and opera in the US and Germany before relocating to New York, which she now calls home. With a keen interest also in architecture, history and culture, she is a licensed tour guide in both New York and Washington, D.C., as well as a member of the Guides Association of New York City. She is also fluent in French, German, Italian and Spanish.



“Frédérique is a mine of information about New York.”
Malcolm and Margaret C.  |  Easter at the Met, 2017


“Frédérique Barbier was the best tour leader I have encountered.”
RS.  |  Easter at the Met, 2017