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Private Tour: Fashion History in the Heart of Paris

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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Overview

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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La Comédie Française , 1 Place Colette, 75001 Paris, France

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

Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau , 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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Palais-Royal
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: 45 minutes
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: 30 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 travellers 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.
Q:
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 travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitisation during Private Tour: Fashion History in the Heart of Paris?
A:The policy on sanitisation is:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers 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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star-5
Real fashion from the heart of Paris.
Joanna_O
, Aug. 2022
Meaningful and exciting conversations on this tour with an excellent guide. We enjoyed learning and having our questions answered from a knowledgeable host.
star-5
We had a great time...
Wendy_L
, Aug. 2022
We had a great time walking the streets of Paris learning about the history of fashion! Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recommend but it is a lot of walking so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
star-5
Ivo fashion tour is the best!
Mara_A
, Aug. 2022
Ivo was amazing & so interesting. He was very informed about the history of the designers & shared lots of stories. He asked me why I took the tour so he could tailor the tour about my interest. The tour was definitely a highlight of my stay in Paris. Thank you Ivo you are the best!!!
star-5
Ivo was a great guide. He...
Nicole_K
, Jul. 2022
Ivo was a great guide. He gave a wonderful tour of Paris and he is very informative of the history of fashion in Paris. My daughter just graduated from the fashion institute so this tour was really for her.
star-5
Fantastic, unique tour - highly recommend!
Anne_F
, Jul. 2022
Ivo was a phenomenal guide! He started the tour by asking what we were most interested in learning about fashion and the history of Parisienne fashion and tailored the experience to us. He kept my 17 year old niece rapt with great stores about past designers and present runway shows. Not only was his information wonderful, but he was very thoughtful as well. On a day that topped 100F in Paris, he kept us in the shade and took short breaks regularly (while still telling great stories!) to keep everyone comfortable. Highly recommend to anyone interested in fashion or learning more about an important part of Parisienne history. Thank you, Ivo for a wonderful afternoon!
star-5
Delightful tour, wonderful way to spending a few hours in Paris’s fashion area!
Christine_B
, Jul. 2022
Our host Ivo was very friendly and very informative. He molded the tour to our specific interests. He was highly knowledgeable and his personal stories of the industry were delightful and his historical details gave us a greater understanding of many facets of the French and Parisian fashion. He encouraged us to ask questions and really wanted us to get the most of the tour. Would highly recommend - 10/10!
star-4
The House of Worth, Chanel, Dior and terrorism all rolled into one great walk
Joseph_K
, Jun. 2022
My wife and I follow the haute couture scene in Paris. I am an amateur historian specializing in Salmon P Chase, Lincoln's Treasury Secretary during the Civil War. His daughter, Kate Chase, was the belle of the ball in Washington. She bought many dresses from Charles Frederick Worth. He is considered as the father of haute couture. Ivo gave us a great wall along the parks, pathways and at the Ritz where so many great couturiers trod including Worth, Chanel, Dior etc We ended on Fouborg Honore walling along all the current stars on a day when the Ministry of the Omteror mobilized security for the verdict in the 2015 terrorist attacks. What a day.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Ivo brings fashion history to life
Vicki_P
, Jun. 2022
Ivo brought Parisian fashion to life with his stories of the history of the famous fashion houses and their traditions and signature looks. As a solo tour, we window shopped and went into a few stores of my choice where he contributed with antidotes and interesting information. Highly recommend!
star-5
A wonderful day of fashion!!
Melanie_W
, Jun. 2022
My travel friend and I had a wonderful day with Ivo! He walked us around the fashion center of Paris and provided such interesting stories and insider information about the fashion industry. We learned so much and his passion and enthusiasm for fashion was contagious. I would highly recommend this tour!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
10/10, great way to spend an afternoon in Paris.
Amy_S
, Jun. 2022
You’re in Paris with your daughter, you want to enjoy a little of the “fashion experience”, but you’re a middle-aged American woman who lives in jeans and tees? Ivo is your man! Such a memorable experience, we learned more than I ever expected. Ivo was a wonderful guide, incredibly knowledgeable about multiple facets of the fashion industry and its history. I loved the little details we learned about the houses, how they came to be, and what’s happening with them now. Neither of us are fashionistas but my 11 year old daughter raved about it afterward - and I enjoyed it just as much. 10/10 would recommend. Fabulous way to spend time in Paris and get the inside scoop.
star-5
Parisian Fashion Culture
Mary_M
, Jun. 2022
Ivo is a treasure - he has an expansive and comprehensive knowledge of Parisian culture fashion politics (past and present) that provided me an understanding that added value and context to my stay in Paris. He created a tour that exceeded my expectations - and he tailored our tour to meet mine and my daughters interest. You will feel like a native Parisian entering any boutique with Ivo.
star-5
Highly recommend this tour!
Ralf_G
, May 2022
Ivo is a great guide - very sympathic with a deep knowledge of todays and the past fashion industry. He leads the tour very individualized, his stories are full of anecdotes. Time flies. Although my partner is not much Interested in fashion, it was also very entertaining for him. We would highly recommend this tour. Ralf&Iris from Hamburg
star-5
Interesting And a very...
Perry_P
, May 2022
Interesting And a very nice afternoonWith a very interesting conversation.Our guide was very informative and knowledgeable
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Loved this fashion history walking tour.
susanbanach
, May 2022
If you are interested in the history of fashion and it's evolution this is the tour for you. Ivo was congenial and provided history, stories and information about fashion and brands as we walked through various areas of the city. I wish I could have spent even more time with him. I got to see a part of the city I may have missed on my own.
star-5
Absolutely wonderful!
Natalie_R
, Apr. 2022
We had the most wonderful and knowledgeable guide. He obviously had years of experience in the fashion industry. Shared so many delightful tidbits about the designers. We are so glad we took this tour!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
AMAZING Fashion Tour!!! Highly Recommend!
Carolynne_E
, Apr. 2022
Fantastic tour!! Ivo was extremely knowledgeable about fashion from all aspects - current, historical, interesting facts, etc. It was an absolutely amazing tour and I loved every minute of it. I learned so much that added to my knowledge of and respect for Parisian fashion. Ivo did an excellent job and really focused on topics that I was most interested in. The walking tour was great and I so enjoyed seeing different areas in Paris where fashion comes to life. Ivo was an excellent tour guide and so pleasant and easy to talk to. I intend to visit Paris again and will definitely book another tour with him to learn even more. Thank you Ivo! It was a real pleasure.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful Fashion Tour!!
Kesha_W
, Dec. 2021
The Fashion History in the Heart of Paris tour with Ivo was one of the highlights of my trip. Ivo was knowledgeable, engaging and so easy to talk to. It felt as if I was learning about Paris Fashion with an old friend. I highly recommend the tour!!
star-5
Great fashion perspective!
Roberta_R
, 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.
star-5
Not to be missed!
Richard_S
, 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!
star-5
We deeply appreciate the...
George_S
, 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.

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