Paris History of Fashion Private Tour
Why you'll love this
Explore fashionable Paris: Rue Saint-Honoré & Place Vendôme
Get a hands-on introduction to the history of French fabrics in a historic drapery
Travel back in time to meet the men & women who created modern fashion
Understand the turning point in the world’s fashion history
Stroll through chic Paris with a fellow fashion aficionado
A visit of a historic drapery
The stories behind the legendary fashion visionaries of Paris
Knowing Paris inside-out comes with years of exploring, but above all a passion for fashion & discovering all the magic that Paris has to offer. Our city guides are selected for their insatiable love for Paris, for fashion, and their desire to share it with our visitors. Leaving no stone unturned, our guides are always ready to go the extra mile to ensure that those who explore with them get to discover the Paris that truly makes them tick.
Explore the streets of Paris and immerse yourself in the stylish world of Parisian fashion. On this glamorous 2.5 hour walking tour, you’ll get the answers to the questions you’ve always been dying to ask. What defines Haute Couture and who really were the designers before they became eminently famous? Why is Paris one of the world’s fashion epicenters?
Between window shopping and stories about some of the most famous people in fashion, you’ll explore Paris' most prestigious streets and sumptuous boutiques with one of our fabulous fashionistas. You’ll end the tour with the story of one of the industry's most influential self-made woman, a lady called Coco Chanel.
The tour begins at the Palais Royal, a former royal abode now become an essential location for fashion houses, historic and contemporary alike, to display their collections. A couple of streets later the tour continues with the Gallerie Vivienne, the most famous of the city's network of beautiful shopping galleries. Next comes the exploration of a local draper, to learn and interact with the textiles used by the most famous designers to this day. Finally, comes to its final steps with the Rue de la Paix and the Place Vendôme, the heart of Parisian luxury.
Meeting point & walking distance
Meeting point: Kiosque des Noctambules, 12 place Colette
I want to purchase rare designer pieces. Can your guide help me?
Our guides will be delighted to give you tips and addresses but this walking tour focuses more on the history of Paris’ fashion through the ages than on pure shopping. If you’re looking for a Personal Shopping Experience, we conveniently provide a Private Shopping Experience.
What if my friends and/or family aren’t quite as nutty about fashion as I am?
Not a problem, our guides are happy to adjust the tour to all levels of interest to keep it fun and accessible for your entire group. We’re also taking you through a breath-taking part of Paris that will be sure to capture everyone’s attention.
How long does the tour last?
This experience will last two hours.
Christina made the history come alive, blending in facts and anecdotes in an engaging manner. We very much enjoyed the tour.
Thank you for teaching me about all the history and stories about the area! As a fashion major student, it was a experience to remember ! <3
Melanie was an awesome guide!!! She was very personable, passionate about what she does and the city of Paris and very knowledgeable about the Paris Fashion industry. We would 100% use her ag
We really enjoyed our tour, it was very informative and fun--thank you!
I loved my capsule relation with Bianca, she was so knowledgeable and was able to communicate her thoughts in a very fun way. I had a tremendous time with her.