Born and raised in the mountainous region of Auvergne in Central France, Romain studied at the University of Toulouse and completed a Bachelor of Arts in 2003 with major studies in history, geography and economic history. He also holds a Master of Arts in Contemporary European and Italian history. His Master’s thesis examined the issues of Italian exiles in France during the Fascist period, which led him to study in Rome on a regular basis.
Romain is forever a curious mind and an insatiable traveller who is trilingual (French, English and Spanish). Apart from his beloved France, he lived and worked in South America and then New Caledonia, before eventually moving to Melbourne which he now calls home. Romain is a member of the Royal Australian Historical Society. Romain joined ASA as a Tour Coordinator and Manager in 2018. He travelled to France with Paul Urquhart on ASA’s tour Landscapes, Art & Gardens of the Côte d’Azur, Provence & the Cévennes in 2019.
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