Guided tour

Paris: French Fashion History Walking Tour

Paris: French Fashion History Walking Tour

From US$ 34.83 per person

Learn about the connection between the world of fashion and social movements. Tour the topmost luxury brand stores and find out their history on a 1.5-hour walk.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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English, French, Italian, Russian
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Experience

The experience
  • Explore the world of luxury fashion brands and their history
  • Learn how Coco Chanel saved her brand and uncover her connection with the German army
  • Find out why Hermès is so exclusive and how they sell Birkin and Kelly bags
  • Discover how Dior changed post-war fashion
  • Delve deep into the creators of Haute Couture
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Stroll the streets of the luxury district of rue Saint-Honoré, famous for its designer shops. Find out about the first ateliers to open up here. Learn the history of Louis Vuitton and travel, the revolution of Coco Chanel, and the liberation of women by famous fashion designers. During the walk, enjoy the Place Vendôme, where the likes of Chanel and Hemingway spent a lot of time. Visit La Madeleine with its amazing church, Greek design, and surrounding small streets that are one of the top places in Paris for shopping. Walk down the fashion streets and see the first Hermès shop. Find out the amazing history of the development of this brand from saddler to an iconic bag creator. Take a deep dive into Coco Chanel and how her lovers changed her life and saved her. Learn about the superstitious Christian Dior who followed his destiny and created his brand after a few failures. Finally, find out about the iconic Yves Saint Laurent, the founding figure for modernity in fashion. Discover the changes the fashion industry went through during the 19th and 20th centuries. Enter a few shops to get a better understanding of the luxury brands and their legacy.
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  • Tour guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Pick-up

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Arrive 5 minutes before the activity starts Near the La Cure Gourmande shop

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella

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  • This tour will take place rain or shine
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