Disclaimer: The Opéra Garnier is currently undergoing exterior renovations and a large part of the façade is covered with scaffolding. This tour does not visit the interior of the opera.
- Palais Royal
- Opéra Garnier (exterior only)
- Grands Magasins
- Place Vendôme
- 3 Hours with a PhD or MA level guide
This tour focuses on illuminating the timeline of fashion history in Paris. The tour will stop inside of some shops to provide historical context, but this is not a shopping tour.
We do cover extensive territory on this tour. Please contact us with any questions; we will be happy to advise if this tour will be appropriate for you, and can also design a private, adapted tour for visitors with mobility issues.
Marine comes from Marseille in the South of France but has been living in Paris for 12 years. A licensed tour guide since 2014, she first studied Art History at the Ecole du Louvre and then History at Nanterre University, from which she was awarded a Master's degree. She also spent a semester in Italy, at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. In addition to her academic work in history and art history, she has a diploma in enology from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust. Before becoming a tour guide, Marine worked for museums and art foundations. Now, in addition to guiding, she teaches History of Architecture at the Ecole du Louvre. She is passionate about architecture, the history of fashion and street art.
Rosemary, writer, artist and lecturer, is a Columbia University graduate who has lived in France since 1989. She has copied at the Louvre and trained in masters’ techniques; her portraits and paintings are in collections internationally. Rosemary is author of Angels of Paris: An architectural tour through the history of Paris (The Little Bookroom, NYC, 2012; French version, Editions Guy Tredaniel, 2015). Her love of art history is expressed in numerous articles published in France Today, Bonjour Paris, and Lonely Planet blog. She has lectured at venues including the Athenaeum Library, Philadelphia; Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, and the National Arts Club, NYC. Rosemary delights in conveying the life and times, and personality and work of artists throughout the ages.
Erell was born and raised in Paris. She grew up in a "library" flat, packed with historic and literary books. After graduating in Art History and Archeology from the Panthéon Sorbonne University, she became a licensed tour guide to share her passion for Paris, its museums, and its anecdotes. Since 2012, she has specialized in the history of fashion, food, hospitals, and table manners. She loves giving “classic” tours, essential to a first visit in Paris, and never tires of visiting the Louvre museum or the Versailles château, even if she's been to them hundreds of times before. For her, being a guide is not only sharing knowledge, but also communicating a bit of our "Parisian way of life", by explaining the latest culinary trends, or recommending a good bar, or a special shopping spot.
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