The Secrets d’ici team consists of a professional tour guide licenced by the Ministry of Culture and Communication and a Master in Archeology to offer you quality visits. As seasoned researchers in their respective fields, they set out to discover hitherto unpublished stories and anecdotes for you…
Secrets d’ici was created by Mylène Margail and Arthur Carlier, a couple passionate about history, archeology and many other things.
Mylène, a certified guide, was born in Aix-en-Provence and lives in a small village on the slopes of Sainte-Victoire mountain. Mylène studied archeology and history of art, and worked on numerous archaeological projects. She also worked as a research engineer at the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) in charge of studying jewellery and ornaments. She then studied and passed her professional tour guiding license because she wanted to share her passion with the people she meets. Thanks to her training, she was able to work at the Musée Granet in Aix as a cultural mediator for the exhibition Le Grand Atelier du Midi, from Cézanne to Matisse. In love with her region, she came up with the idea of creating visits off the beaten path and discovering the unsung heritage of the villages of the Pays d’Aix. Arthur loved the idea, and so together they embarked on the adventure. Mylène has also worked as a guide at the Aix-en-Provence Tourist Office since 2014, and she is also a cultural mediator at the Musée Granet.
Arthur is a certified guide and a Master in Archeology and has lived in the area since 2012. He obtained his first Master’s Degree in Reims where he worked on photogrammetry, a technique that enables the reconstruction of three-dimensional objects from photos. For his second Masters in research, he studied the diet of the inhabitants of Aix during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. His research was published, and was also featured as an article in the beautiful book “Aix in archeology, 25 years of discovery”. He also worked as a research engineer at the CNRS in Ponteau. Also seduced by the beauty of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, he wanted, like Mylène, to share his passion for this area, and so he has worked at the Tourist Office of Aix-en-Provence since 2014. In 2016 he participated in the summer exhibition “Camoin dans sa lumière” at the Musée Granet.