Leaders, Lecturers & Tour Managers

Romain Nugou

Born and raised in the mountainous region of Auvergne in Central France, Romain’s passion for history blossomed early. He studied at the University of Toulouse, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 2003, specialising in history, geography, and economic history. This foundation led him to pursue a Master of Arts in Contemporary European and Italian History, culminating in a thesis exploring the plight of Italian exiles in France during the Fascist period.

Romain’s insatiable curiosity and thirst for knowledge extend beyond the confines of academia. A trilingual scholar fluent in French, English, and Spanish (with a grounding in Italian), he has travelled extensively, lived, and worked in diverse locations, including South America and New Caledonia, before settling in Melbourne, which he now calls home. Romain is a member of the Royal Australian Historical Society and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.

Romain joined ASA in 2018 and leads a number of ASA’s tours to Southern France.

Past Tours


  • Shetland & Orkney: Archaeology and Wildlife of the Northern Isles (2023, 2024)
  • Western Australia: Wildflowers, Wineries and Private Gardens of the South West (2023)
  • Tasmania: Art, Spring Gardens, Cradle Mountain & Freycinet National Park (2022)
  • Cultural Landscapes of the Midi-Pyrénées & the Dordogne (2022)
  • Georgian Hobart: Meeting History Face to Face (2022)
  • Landscapes, Art & Gardens of the Côte d’Azur, Provence & the Cévennes (2019)