Private Tour: Fashion History in the Heart of Paris

Badge of ExcellenceParis, France

From USD 100.32

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get your fashion fix in Paris with a private, 2-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

What's Included

  • Private guide
  • Shopping tips and advice
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

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

End point

  • Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau
    75008 Paris, France

What To Expect

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.


40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Rue Saint Honore

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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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Fabulous Fashion Tour
Michael_G, Mar 2023
Highly recommend this tour! Ivo was fantastic! Lots of history and up to date on the latest fashion gossip! Really enjoyed his stories! Was a highlight of our Paris stay.
Fashion history tour
Chris_R, Mar 2023
Our guide. Ivo, was fantastic. He entertained us with stories and history from the fashion industry. He took us into the fashion district, some place we never would have found on our own. He was a pleasure and he made the tour a wonderful experience.
Amazing education from enthusiastic fashion veteran
Virginia_B, Mar 2023
Ivo met us at the meeting place and immediately began educating my teen daughters and me on Parisian fashion history. He started off by saying, “To me, fashion is everything.” Our favorite part was seeing where Coco Chanel lived and worked and learning all about her life and inspirations. Ivo had so much to tell us and teach us that I’m sure we could have gone on another few hours. Thank you, Ivo!
Fashion Heaven!
Jessica_Y, Mar 2023
Ivo was amazing! So kind and knowledgeable. This is an absolute must for any fashionistas coming to Paris!
Fantastic Tour
Kathryn_M, Feb 2023
My husband and 15 year old daughter had the best time. They highly recommend this tour. The two hours flew by.
Kristina_o, Feb 2023
Wonderful - i learned a lot ! Ivor was extremely knowledgeable. Would recommend highly. A lot of walking and talking - but n’y questions were all answered
Not to be missed!
Jennifer_R, Feb 2023
Ivo was great! So passionate about fashion with a wicked sense of humor. Animated, engaging, knowledgeable, warm, and master of his craft. We had so much fun and learned so much.
I loved the tour and would highly recommend it.
Alina_A, Jan 2023
Spending time with Ivo was wonderful. He is like a friend you’ve known for years but also with exceptional knowledge of fashion. We walked around shopping neighbourhoods and stopped in front of the biggest stores in fashion industry and Ivo had plenty of information to share about each. From the childhood and upbringings of a particular designer to how the brand evolved through out the years and continues to strive with a help and visions of creative directors.
Wonderful walk of fashion history
Margarette_L, Jan 2023
What a wonderful guided tour on the history of fashion in the capital….Paris. Ivo was our guide and contacted us before to confirm and was so easy to meet up. He took us around the area and to shooed where we could look at historical garments from famed fashion houses and talked to the history of those houses. IVO was so knowledgeable and personable. We loved it-
Ivo was great, very...
idit_P, Jan 2023
Ivo was great, very interesting guide with a lot of stories! We enjoyed the places he took us and the back door stories he shared. Highly recommended :)
Engaging and insightful: Fashion History in Paris
stephanieanash, Jan 2023
We really enjoyed the conversation and storytelling. It was super interesting, engaging, and we all learned so much. 4 of us with very different interests and backgrounds on the topic and we all enjoyed.
Best tour ever
Denise_G, Dec 2022
This is by far one of the best tours we’ve taken. Ivo was very knowledgeable and extremely engaging. I’m recommending this tour to all traveling to Paris and to anyone living in Paris who loves fashion.
Excellent Lesson in French Fashion
Scott_O, Dec 2022
Excellent tour with a very knowledgeable guide, Ivo. Ivo showed us a gem of a vintage clothing store with an impeccable selection, a bag/luggage house for the in-the-know set, and several other scenes that were a mix of the expected and surprising. It was great to spend time with someone who has an excellent understanding of classic fashion, it’s history, and it’s quirks. We learned about the nuances that distinguish the well known French fashion houses and what defines haute couture. Also, we learned some things, both naughty and nice, about the cold business side of fashion. This tour was so much more and so much richer than I expected.
Superb Fashion Tour
Wolfgang_P, Dec 2022
Superb guide who gave us inside information. I really recommend it. Worth the time and money, especially for fashion aficionados.
Très Magnifique!
Traci_B, Dec 2022
Ivo was a wonderful fashion tour guide! He knew so much about the history of fashion and tied it in with many other aspects of French culture. It was a beautiful walk where we saw iconic locations and he tied them in with stories about the people behind the fashion lines, including Dior and Coco Chanel. I think both fashion experts and lay people would appreciate this tour.
So glad I went
William_B, Dec 2022
I am a travel agent. According to our client, Jill, the guide was just wonderful, so knowledgeable and made the tour all the more interesting. It was a wonderful experience that she can enthusiastically recommend.
Excellent Fasion Tour
Aaron_S, Oct 2022
Ivo was an excellent fashion tour guide and gave us great information on the history of Paris fashion. He was amazing and we would definitely recommend booking this one if you really want to dive deep into the fashion world (history, trends, etc).
Incredible experience
niery_k, Oct 2022
Had an incredible afternoon with Ivo. I learned so much about Parisienne fashion and it’s history. If you have a passion for fashion you’ll love this experience. Ivo is very knowledgeable about the french fashion industry. Highly recommend!
Passion for Fashion!
Natasha_M, Oct 2022
Ivo is so amazing! The knowledge he has from then and now is priceless!We saw and learned so many things about brands past and present including watching the behind the scenes of the fashion shows for Spring 2023 for Paris Fashion week!We were right in the middle of it all! Super exciting!!! I recommend this tour to anyone with the slightest interest in fashion or even pursuing a career in fashion. This is one of the best tours in Paris! Book it now don't wait! Thanks again Ivo!
Very knowledgeable, lots...
joanandjohnz, Oct 2022
Very knowledgeable, lots of inside stories, personable and flexible! Ivo talked about many aspects of the fashion business, and the iconic Symbols of each designer .