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​Jean Joseph Renoux has organized and conducted over 145 tours to explore the art and architecture of countries for over Thirty Eight years. His first tour company, in 1977, was called I Ski the French Way with TWA. (TWA flew his clients from its famous terminal, designed by Eero Saarinen in 1952, at JFK airport, every Wednesday. They landed in Geneva, from which a reserved taxi, would drive them to the ski resorts of Tignes or Avoriaz, in the French Alps).

His tours encompass far more than the usual tourist attractions.  Participants learn about the history, art, music, food and culture of the places visited, and meet local inhabitants.  
With his numerous past trips to France, Italy, England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Romania, Croatia, Spain, Finland, Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Denmark,  Switzerland, Germany, Cuba, Peru, Morocco and Tunisia, he has discovered all of the fascinating out-of-the way places that are off the beaten tourist path.

He has also developed relationships with the best local travel guides in order to offer you the optimal experience touring the destination of your choice.

Jean has taught continuing education classes to more than 8,000 architects and designers since 1996.

Over 360 different courses were approved by AIA/CES (American Institute of Architects/Continuing Education Systems) ASID (American Society of Interior Designers/IDCEC), and all the state boards of architecture and interior designers, nationwide & Canada.

He also works as a consultant to interior designers and architects helping to integrate innovative "green" designs into their building plans.

Besides his tours and seminars, Jean frequently lectures on European History, European Jewish History, the Arab Civilization and the Ottoman Empire, History of Art, History of Architecture, French Literature and French Cinema.

He has spoken at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.; the High Museum in Atlanta; the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky; the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan; the North Carolina Art Museum, Raleigh, North Carolina; the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; the Fresno Art Museum; as well as at many universities including:  Kent State, Florida State, University of South Florida, Ringling School of Art and Design, San Diego University, University of Toledo, John Carroll University - Cleveland; Savannah College of Art & Design, Florida International University, La Universidad Autónoma de Yucátan, in Merida, Mexico, and the University of North Carolina - Asheville where he taught several courses on art and European history.  

Jean also taught French for one semester each, to graduates and under-graduates students at the University of Louisville, Kentucky.

Jean is a member of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH).

Personal History: Jean was born in France, but spent most of his childhood in Tunisia where his physician father was the director of the Pasteur Institute.  The family returned to France a few years after Tunisia gained its independence from France.  There, as a young man, he had the unique opportunity to work as personal assistant to Louis Malle, the famed movie director of Au Revoir les Enfants, My Dinner with André, Pretty Baby and many other award-winning films.

After his move to the U.S., Jean worked as Production Designer on films shot in Florida and Mexico and as executive producer for a short on Emerson Lake and Palmer for RAI, the national public broadcasting company of Italy.

He also produced, co-wrote, directed and acted in the comedy show "Turn on the Lights I am Suffocating" at the 13th ST Theater in NYC, with sketches originally produced at The Cafe de la Gare in Paris written by Romain Bouteille, Coluche, Sotha and Patrick Dewaere, with Jean's additional material.   

He produced and directed "The Human Voice" by Jean Cocteau at La Mama New York City, one of the World’s most important avant-garde theater. He performed as the lead actor in "La Politique des Restes," a play by Arthur Adamov at Georgetown University, in Washington DC


Besides being an American Institute of Architects' provider of Continuing Education Courses for Architects and Interior Designers, he was an interior designer for over 53 years.

Prior to moving to Sarasota, Florida, 44 years ago, Jean lived in Paris, Geneva, London, Washington D.C. and New York City.

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