Conceiving Couture: Fashion History in Paris

Learn about the birth of haute couture in the City of Style with a fashion history expert
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About the Tour
Private Tour
$ 466
Category
Art, History
Duration
3 hours
Location
Paris
Photos & Highlights
  • Paris fashion tour led by a fashion or art historian
  • Learn about fashion history in the world's fashion capital
  • Palais Royal, Opera Garnier, Place Vendôme, and Rue Saint-Honoré
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Tour Experts
Marie
Marie
Marine
Marine
21 Reviews - (5.0)

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This tour was absolutely amazing. We had taken the Versailles for Kids tour the previous Sunday and were very disappointed. But this walking tour with Marie, was amazing beyond the wildest expectations of both my 11 year old niece and myself. Marie was articulate, kind and very intelligent. She gave us a walking tour of the Left Bank AS WELL as the Right bank where all of the historical fashion icons resided and worked. Her visual aids kept the interest of both myself and my 11 year old. I am rather familiar with the history of Paris as well as the Parisian fashion industry, yet she kept surprising us with new information, new behind the scenes activities, and "off the beaten path" fashion locations I never knew existed. And she was so knowledgeable. WOW!!! One of the BEST context tours... in fact, one of the best travel tours I have ever taken. After the disastrous context Kids tour of Versailles we bravely endured 2 days before, I was ready to give up on taking another context tour. However, this tour was so incredibly awesome, I would clearly continue to recommend these tours to all of my colleagues who frequently travel. Although I'd tell them to avoid the Versailles tours like the plague.
Since there are many free walking tours being offered these days, I think your prices are a little extravagant. Also the participant should be left with a brochure or summary of the highlights, details and information about what they have seen.
We loved learning about the history of France and Paris through the lens of haute couture fashion, as well as seeing a vintage couture shop and modern fashion atelier shops. Learning about our guide’s favorite public gardens and public spaces was a bonus.
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Marie
Marie
Marine
Marine
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