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History of the French Luxury Private Tour

Indulge yourself with the luxury of the coolest avenue of Paris! Avenue Montaigne. When you hear its history, you will realize how posh it is. This prestigious stroll plunges you into the exclusive universe of the Parisian fashion.

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Highlights

  • Unique thématic tour
  • Commented by a specialized guide
  • An alternative way to discover the city with full of anedoct

Info

Tour Duration : 2h30
Live Guide : French, English,Spanish
Pick Up service: Pick up from the hotel

Description

Enter in the history of the smartest avenue of Paris! This prestigious stroll plunges you into the exclusive universe of the Parisian fashion.

The avenue exists since 1850 and is a part of the “golden triangle”, symbol of the fashion and the luxury in Paris. It shelters the famous brands of the high designers of Chanel to Dior including Louis Vuitton, Chloé, Céline, Saint Laurent or Prada. The avenue is coupled with Madison Avenue in New York today.

We shall tell you the history of the big fashion houses since Christian Dior and the birth of the style ” new look “. In 1947, Christian Dior settles his store in n°30 of the avenue Montaigne. He presents his first collection to the press at the age of 42 in the lounges of his new house.

The new silhouettes parade presenting lengthes, volumes and busts sexy in devil… Camel Snow, the editor-in-chief of the magazine Harper Bazaar exclaims: ” my dear Christian, your dresses have such a New Look! “. The brilliant formula is resumed by all the journalists. A style was born! Two years hardly after the war, Christian definitively turns over a page of the gloom, the rationing. He wants to restore the taste of the lightness and the art to please. He opens a new chapter in the history of the fashion. Quite the big Hollywood stars adopt his style: Rita Hayworth, Ava Gardner, Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall… Marlène Dietrich imposes him even to his producers: “No. Dior, No. Dietrich! “.

This walk also leads you in the steps of the designers Pierre Cardin and of its mansion, as well as the debuts of Yves-Saint-Laurent’s career.

Finally, we shall observe the magnificent facade of the famous Théâtre des Champs Elysées built by Auguste Perrete and orned by the sculptor Bourdelle. Inaugurated in 1913, the building innovates by its decoration of art deco style. We shall stop in front of Plaza Athénée, temple of eclectic style in the beautiful red facades covered with geranium. We shall look for the souvenirs of the spy Mata-Hari, arrested in the hotel in 1917, and lovers Marlène Dietrich and Jean Gabin. Plaza is famous for its luxurious suites ” eiffel ” and “royal” (of more than 450 m2 having seen on the Eiffel Tower).

Terms & conditions

What’s included

  • Services of a professional Guide
  • Entrance fee

What’s not included

  • Lunch / Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

Meeting point

Contact our local concierge at arrival for details.
Details will be provided on the voucher.

*All tours to be booked at least 72 hours in advance, subject to availability
*Maximum 4 pers by calèche Or 6 pers by Van
*This is a child friendly tour. Min age is 3 and children below 5 is free.
* Tours available 9h/12h  0r  15h/18h.

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