Paris, Fashion capital ? Discover the fascinating history of Parisian fashion.

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, French
Guru: Diane
Registered on February 19, 2022

Hello Travelers ! I'm Diane, Parisian since 2005. I am a fashion designer with a passion for History and Art, and I love to take people around my city and share my love for the French capital and its cultural background. I offer tours in English or French, focusing on themes such as fashion history or contemporary art, to discover Paris with a new eye.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Discover why Paris is one of the most renowned fashion capitals!
As a fashion designer with a passion for History, I will show you the most emblematic places that have made the history of haute couture and French luxury. How did Paris become the fashion capital that it is today, with brands famous all over the world, such as Dior or Chanel?
A different way to visit Paris, through the prism of its culture, while strolling through the historic heart of the city, and learning more about some emblematic figures like Charles F. Worth, Coco Chanel, or Yves Saint Laurent.
Tour will start in front of the Opera, and end at Palais Galliera.

During the walk, we will see important landmarks, such as : 

  • the Opera Garnier
  • Place Vendôme
  • Place de la Concorde
  • the Grand Palais
  • Avenue des Champs Elysées

But also some places that have specific importance for the History of fashion! 

Important information:
- The tour lasts about 2h30, with a good amount of walking, so wear comfortable shoes
- This is a free tour: At the end of the tour, you are free to tip what you want. 

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  • Meeting point:
    Opéra, Paris, France
    Opéra, Paris, France

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Adam 03 Jun 2023

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
It was a really cool tour, not like your typical tour of Paris. Diane knew all the cool information about paris and how it became the capital of fashion. Small group which was nice. Would recommend
Leanne 29 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Embarking on the Fashion History walking tour in Paris with the fabulous Diane was an absolute delight! Her expertise and enthusiasm for fashion history were infectious, making the tour educational and entertaining. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, Diane effortlessly guided us through the rich tapestry of Parisian fashion, sharing captivating stories and insights along the way. Her deep knowledge of designers, trends, and historical influences brought the city's fashion legacy to life. The tour was thoughtfully curated, showcasing the evolution of trends through the ages. Diane's warm personality and excellent English made this tour an unforgettable experience, leaving us with a newfound appreciation for the artistry and glamour of Parisian fashion.
Valerie 28 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
You can follow Diane with closed eyes. She knows very well her topic as well as the little anecdotes. The tour is fun and full of information. And it is not only interesting for fashion addicts. My friend loved it too though he does not know anything about fashion
Hartmut 07 May 2023
Fort Lauderdale

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Diane is an excellent guide- knowledgeable and engaging- loved it and we learnt so much
Kristen 07 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Nice walk through the center of Paris, with interesting facts about French Fashion industry.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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