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Private Tour: Fashion History in the Heart of Paris

Paris, France
Private Tour: Fashion History in the Heart of Paris

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Get your fashion fix in Paris with a private, 3-hour tour of the city’s most prestigious retail and design districts. Learn about the history of Parisian fashion and the hottest current brands and collections from a private guide with professional industry experience. Stroll along fashionable Rue Saint-Honoré, admire handcrafted jewelry, and see where local trendsetters shop, from vintage boutiques to design flagships and the city’s most famous concept store.
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
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Departure Point

Gal du Théatre Français, 75001 Paris, France

In front of the famous theater Comédie Française near the exit of the metro station

Return Details

75008 Paris, France
Learn insider secrets of the world’s haute couture capital on a private themed tour. Meet up with your guide, an industry professional with an advanced degree in fashion design, outside the La Comédie-Française theatre in the first arrondissement. Set off on a leisurely stroll through the most fashionable districts in the heart of the city while your guide shares insight into the history of Parisian high fashion and current trends and designers that are making waves.

See the famous fashion houses of Rue Saint-Honoré and Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, and visit vintage shops and small boutiques to see where well-dressed locals shop. Ogle baubles at the jewelry shops of Place Vendôme, and pop into the famous department store Colette to admire an astonishing collection of clothes, accessories and cosmetics.

Ask all the questions you like and get tips on the best places to shop throughout the city so you can add a touch of Parisian elegance to your own wardrobe. The 3-hour tour concludes near the French president’s home at the Palais de l'Élysée.
Stop At:  
Les Deux Plateaux, more commonly known as the Colonnes de Buren, a highly controversial art installation created by the French artist Daniel Buren. It turned into an iconic place for the fashionistas, where you can enjoy a photo op. Some notable vintage boutiques are also located in the area.
Duration: 35 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rue Saint Honore
The oldest Parisian fashion district. We will also stop by the Chanel original store, located at rue Cambon, where the legendary designer started her career
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Place Vendome
The most important place in Europe for the jewelry business
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore
Walk along Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré where the most important fashion houses have their boutiques located, towards Palais de l'Elysée, the official residence of the President of France
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Ivo Tyulekov
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Fashion History in the Heart of Paris?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Fashion History in the Heart of Paris?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Fashion History in the Heart of Paris?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Fashion History in the Heart of Paris?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Great fashion perspective!
, Oct 2021
Ivo was wonderful. I learned a lot from both a creative and business perspective. I would highly recommend this tour to learn about fashion from the past and present.
Not to be missed!
, Sep 2021
What a great experience. My niece has just graduated from Uni with a fashion degree so had lots of questions for Ivo. He was knowledgeable, friendly and took his time with us. I would highly recommend Ivo tour as it was one of the best experiences we had in Paris!
We deeply appreciate the...
, Apr 2018
We deeply appreciate the extraordinary education that we received from Ivo Tyulekov, Ivo provided us with insights on the fashion industry that we would have never obtained in any other manner, teaching us how art, business, and the changing role of women in society intersected in the early 1900's to produce the fashion houses and brands that have now become so familiar. Ivo provoked lively discussion and interaction with each of us in our very diverse group to help make the topics meaningful and interesting. Our knowledge of what really goes on in the world of fashion was truly deepened and transformed by this tour with Ivo Tyulekov, and we feel as if our eyes and minds were opened to understand fashion's role as an expression of modern society, of unique artists, of consumers' aspirations, and as a money-making industry. We definitely recommend this tour for people who want to deepen their knowledge of this subject, and we would definitely sign up for a second installment of this course.
This tour was by far one of our most...
Lee Ann M
, Jul 2017
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.
Ivo made this a great toe as he took...
Evelyn F
, May 2017
Ivo made this a great toe as he took us around Paris to check out the fashion stores all over and provide history of how all major fashion icons started their career. He was friendly, took his time with the tour, and was extremely knowledge. He also gave us a list of stores to shop that turned out to be amazing and just what we were looking for. If your into fashion and history this is the tour.
I thought I would be getting a tour...
Deanna R
, Jan 2017
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...
, Dec 2016
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!

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