Private Tour: Fashion History in the Heart of Paris
Pass by vintage boutiques and visit a nearby cour d'honneur, where you can enjoy a photo op, and then walk along Rue Saint-Honoré to Colette, the most famous Parisian concept store. Continue to Place Vendôme, an elegant square home to exquisite jewelry stores, as well as the Ritz, before walking along Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré to Palais de l'Elysée, the official residence of the President of France.
With a master's degree in fashion and professional experience in the French fashion industry, your guide provides a wealth of information about the world of fashion brands, visual merchandising, and the latest trends and collections. Your tour ends along the Champs-Elysées, where you're well placed to continue exploring and shopping on your own.
Please note: Visiting boutiques is available on request, and your guide can adapt the tour to your needs and interests.
- Private guide
- Shopping tips and advice
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- May be operated by a multilingual guide
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
This tour was by far one of our most favorite things that we did in Paris. My daughter, who is studying the business side of fashion, and I spent an afternoon touring the high-end fashion district with Ivo as our guide. He shared background information about the designers in this district and talked a lot about the history and ins and outs of the Paris Fashion industry. We enjoyed Ivo's personal stories of working in the industry and appreciated his knowledge and ability to answer our questions. Along the way he pointed out other sites and information about Paris. Wear comfortable shoes you walk for three hours. But we loved it so much that we went back a few days later and shopped in the district. Ivo was a delightful and knowledgeable guide.
I thought I would be getting a tour of all and history of the Paris fashion market. How they came to be the fashion place of the world, especially the couture side of this ..more or less. While I got some of that, I ended walking around the store fronts of various stores in the shopping district and then learned about Coco Chanel. I am not saying the it was terrible but it certainly wasn't what I expected. If you are a major shopper then you would love this. I am a history buff so this really wasn't for me.
This is an AMAZING tour to do. Working with Ivo is the ideal way to learn about the history, but also the CURRENT STATE, of fashion in Paris. Ivo knows a ton and is a pleasure to spend time with. He could relate to my questions but also to my 12-year old daughter's questions. He is very plugged in to the current fashion landscape in Paris. Highly recommend this tour!