Born in Provence in South Eastern France, by the Mediterranean Sea, Cecile Renon came to Paris to graduate from high school in 1971. She then started her language studies at The Paris Sorbonne University specializing in Linguistics, English, Spanish, Communication and French as a foreign language.
She obtained a double degree: a BA in English studies at Paris IV-Sorbonne and a diploma in teaching French as a foreign language at Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle where she passed her «Maîtrise» in Didactique du Français et des langues with honors (2011).
She added to her academic studies a six-month’s stay in London and two years in the USA where she taught French to American students at Middlebury College, Whitman College, Washington State University (beginners and intermediate levels). She also taught French language and phonetics during three years at Bryn Mawr College Summer School in Avignon and for the Wesleyan University Program in Paris (advanced level).
She then worked for 15 years in Paris for media, advertising and record companies before starting her own communication business in Southern France.
In 2001, she returned to Paris to take part in the launching of a weekly art magazine.
French-English bilingual and open to the people of the five continents that she has herself visited, Cecile Renon is also very attached to the city of Paris where she has lived and worked most of her life. Knowing very well what "being a foreigner in a foreign country" means, Cecile Renon has decided to share her extensive knowledge of Paris, the French language and French culture with visitors and expats from all over the world.
This is why she enthusiastically created Paris Quai N°1 in January 2009.