About Pagan Wanderers

Hello, I'm Noémie

Born in January 1995 in the midst of a snow storm, my winter soul has been nourrished very early on by stories and nature. I grew up in one of the wildest areas of the French countryside, in Auvergne. This place shaped me as the person I am today, a deep nature lover. I spend most of my time out in the wild lands of Auvergne, hiking and exploring.

I am a nature child that finds itself in the shifts between the seasons, and I thrive especially in the cold and the darker half of the year. I moved twice abroad - first on the West Coast of Sweden and then 300km above the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, and a part of my heart probably stayed there ever since.

I'm a curious being, a history and culture lover. I worked as a certified tour guide for a few years after finishing my language studies, and I currently work in a little local Museum about rural life in Auvergne in the 19th century.

I first picked up a camera when I was 13 and stole my dad's old camera to frolick in the fields in a long dress - and somehow I've never stopped since, creating visual stories of my inner world, where I hope you'll find a flicker of magic. I'm a self-taught artist and use selfportraits in nature as a way to tell stories of my own.

My Inspirations

When I'm not out in nature exploring or taking photos, you will often find me nestled in my cosy Hobbit Hole surrounded by my many books, Pagan Folk, Celtic or instrumental music playing, a cat on my lap & always, always, a big steaming mug of  black tea in my hand.

These things are the fuel to my creativity, and my imaginary realm has been shaped by the big Fantasy stories of our times  –  the snowy forests of the land of Narnia, the shadowy silhouette of Hogwarts castle or of course the rolling hills of the Shire and the great grassy plains of Rohan.

I'm a lover of the Fae Folk, the old Celtic lore from Ireland or Scotland, and of Nordic Mythology. I abide by nature laws and the rythm of the Wheel of the Year and believe in all the magical beings that live alongside us, hidden in the shadows, only waiting for us to notice them.

Some of my favourites...


  • The tale of the Snow Queen

  • The Norwegian Tale "East of the Sun, West of the Moon"

  • "Corrag" by Susan Fletcher

  • "The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey

  • "The Bear & the Nightingale" by Katherine Arden

"He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams." J. R. R. Tolkien

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