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
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    I will wait for you in front of the Opera, just behind the métro stairs. I will be wearing a blue bag with a red strap

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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Labo... 09 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Excellente visite !!!! Diane est captivante, très professionnelle avec une connaissance très approfondie de l'histoire qu'elle soit de la mode ou de la ville ! Partage ses passions avec beaucoup d'enthousiasme ! A faire absolument !!!
Chen 28 Nov 2022

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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Diane’s tour about fashion in history is just an absolute must when in Paris! I loved everything about the tour, from Diane’s knowledge and expertise in fashion, the different topics covered, and the flow of the entire journey! She also has a very warm personality and she normally keeps her group small, so that makes it a bit more personal or private. I’d recommend this to anyone in Paris without a doubt. ˙ᵕ˙
Alberto 27 Nov 2022

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
It was really interesting. I do recommend it if you're looking for something different from what everyone sees in Paris. Diane was really kind and her speech was hooking all the time.
Olga 19 Nov 2022

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
It a very well designed tour and Diane is amazing!
Vitória 24 Oct 2022

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Travelled alone - Oct 2022
I absolutely loved this tour! Diane was so nice and explained so many amazing facts about fashion history :) She actually gave me a private tour on a Monday ( she normally works only weekends!) just so she wouldn't let me down as the day before she had to cancel the tour. I know so much more than I knew before about fashion history now!! Thank you so much, Diane! I highly recommend this tour!! 5 stars for sure !
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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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