Claire Maes

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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  • Working for NGOs all around the world!
  • Currently in a business school, after studying arts
  • From Lille, France
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About Me


To learn at least three things a day!


I love being with other people (I really hate loneliness), chatting, laughing, dreaming, cooking vegeterian food, learning all kind of things, living new experiences...
I have a passion for picnics and soap bubbles, I love walking in cities I don't know yet and feeling completely free to do whatever I want.
I love travelling, for the incredible places you discover when doing so, but above all for all the amazing people you met when you are not at home.


"We don't inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children". Of course this sounds like a cliché, but I am convinced that it is the most important issue of our century, in particular if we want our children and grand-children to live an other one

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I want to use CS as a way to meet people I would have never met without it. I'd love to host people, and I'll definitely do it as soon as I have a flat! Meanwhile I'd love to go and have a drink with travelers in Paris and to show them my city during a day or a week-end.


I mainly surfed through CS, meeting AMAZING people each time. It's as if CS was a catalyst for open-minded people eager to share with others. Actually, I even met some of my best friends via CS!


Reading, listening to music, talking, sharing experiences with others... And above all : laughing!!!
Cooking, even if I'm definitely not the best cook ever... But at least I try, and hopefully I'll get better and better ^^

Music, Movies, and Books

I love many of Woody Allen's movies (Vicky Christina Barcelona in particular), Cedric Klapish's (his movie L'Auberge espagnole made me want to meet people from different nationalities, with different lifestyles)...

Music of all kinds, such as Radiohead, Renaud, Placebo, The Killers, Muse, Portishead, Cocoon, Parov Stellar... just to quote some of the bands in my playlist for the moment.

Books... There are so many of them I love! But my favorites are 1984 of Georges Orwell, Huis Clos of Sartre, Mémoires d'une jeune fille rangée of Simone de Beauvoir and, I confess, Harry Potter ;)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Swimming with fish in the Great Barrier Reef!!! Mind-blowing!!!

Teach, Learn, Share

I'd love to learn more about photography. I don't know what I can teach, but I can definitely share my constant enthusiasm and my ability of considering a lot of "basic things" as truly AMAZING ;)

Countries I’ve Visited

Ireland, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Canada, France

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