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The best Paris has to offer, from couture ateliers and textile artists to fashion exhibitions and workshops. We have developed a very special week showcasing the perfect balance of culture, sightseeing, specialty visits. restaurants and more.
Your specialty 7 day tour to Paris includes:
7 nights at a quality 3★ boutique hotel in central Paris
All lunches (when with the group)
A farewell dinner
A boat tour of the city from the river Seine
The worlds largest flea market
Passages of Paris guided tour
All museums and guided tours
Special access to a couture atelier
Transportation for the week with a 7 day metro pass
10% off all concierge services
Travel tips and advice for packing, flights and more
A welcome package with a Baggu brand foldable tote
We will be exploring Paris on foot and on the famous Metro system so all participants need to be mobile. The tour is designed to be small with a minimum of 6 people to travel and a maximum of 10, less than a quarter of most group tours.
*Price of €2700 per person is based on double occupancy; single supplements available for an additional fee, please see terms and conditions. Flights are not included. A non refundable deposit of €1350 can be made up to June 30th in order to reserve your spot on the tour with a second payment of €1350 paid by July 31st. If the minimum of 6 people isn’t reached by June 30th all deposits will be refunded.
Each day begins with a complimentary hot breakfast at your hotel and each evening is yours to enjoy Paris at your leisure. Lunches will be sit down wherever possible at tried and true places along our route.
Day 1 - Arrive at your centrally located 3 star hotel for your orientation and guided boat tour down the Seine. Enjoy an evening welcome event with your host.
Day 2 - Explore with your guide the winding village-like quarter of Montmartre with it’s ancient windmills, cottages, the Basilica Sacre Coeur with views across the entire city, the Montmartre museum and the nearby garment district. Discover the haunts of artists like Toulouse Latrec, Picasso, Renoir, and the last working vineyard in Paris.
Day 3 - Experience a full day guided tour of the historic Clignancourt flea market. Also known as the Marché St-Ouen, this is the worlds largest flea market with everything under the sun. Vintage clothes are just the beginning with stalls specializing in almost anything you could want. With 7 hectares and 3000 vendors this is a must for anyone who loves a market.
Day 4 - A precursor to the modern day shopping mall, the covered passages in Paris still provide people with services and shops while giving you a chance to get out of the weather and traffic. We will tour through some of Paris’s most beautiful and iconic passages including the Palais Royal and it’s colonnade shops next to the famous black and white striped columns by artist Daniel Buren. After we will visit one of the last traditional couture ateliers in Paris and see how they hand make flowers using techniques developed over 200 years ago.
Day 5 - A guided tour of the textile and fashion museum at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs including the beautiful bijoux (jewelry) collection. Past exhibitions have included, 300 Years of Fashion, Dries van Noten, Martin Margiela, the Hermés Years, and Dior, Couturier of Dreams. Visit the only dedicated fashion museum of Paris to see the latest exhibition and explore the area near the eiffel tower.
Day 6 - Visit a 300 year old tapestry company with a tour of their unique workshops where they still create priceless carpets and weavings. Each tapestry takes up to 7 years to create with 2 to 5 people working on one piece together for that entire time. It is both a school and residences and the site is much the same as it was in the time of Louis the XIV. After we will have a chance to visit a craftsperson to explore the special relationship between art and fashion.
Day 7 - Enjoy a guided walking tour of the Marais, one of Paris' remaining medieval neighbourhoods, focused on shops featuring French arts and crafts. Discover the tiny winding streets of St. Paul village, the beautiful square of the Places des Vosges and some of the best design, fashion and food in the city Paris. We wrap up with a beautiful farewell dinner with the group at a classic French Brasserie.
Please email us with any questions or if you would like to learn more about the locations and details of the tour. This is a sample of what our itinerary looks like and the schedule may change depending on availability, All of our tour experiences maintain the same high level of quality. We will keep all guests apprised of changes once they’ve been confirmed. All tours are guided either by your FXT host or by the experts at our planned museums.
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Leah Van Loon is an award winning fashion and commercial stylist with over 20 years experience in fashion, film and advertising. Her writing and styling work appears in fashion magazines in Canada and around the world. Leah also provides styling and consultation services to brands and her personal shopping clients in both Calgary and Paris. Leah creates group tours for Universities, colleges and other groups of like minded people, as well as private shopping and specialty day trips for her personal clients. She currently travels between her home in Calgary and her beloved Paris where she scouts for more opportunities to bring her guests and clients, ensuring they are experiencing the best of Paris.
Leah fell deeply in love with Paris on her first trip in 2008 and established Fashion Experience Tours in 2015 to offer a fashion and craftsmanship perspective to her clients travelling to the city of light. Leah has been able to leverage her connections in the fashion industry and her insatiable curiosity to bring you the best Paris has to offer, from couture ateliers and textile artists to fashion exhibitions and workshops. Leah has developed a very special week showcasing the perfect balance of culture, sightseeing, specialty visits. restaurants and more.
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Q: I don't have someone to travel with. How will you make the decisions for who will share a room? Will I have to share a bed with a stranger?
A: The shared accommodations are twin beds that can be pushed apart so no one is sharing a bed unless they have agreed to (couples etc). We will have a meeting with everyone before we travel so you can meet each other and based on that we will assign accommodations. If you have any special concerns let us know and we can make sure your needs are accommodated with a booking for a single supplement at an additional cost (if available). Some of our hotels also have a suite, apartment or a three bed option. Please let us know at time of booking so we can get rates for you.
Q: Why is the price in Euros and not in Canadian Dollars?
A: All of the costs for the tour are in Euros and this allows people from other countries as well as Canada to travel with us. It also ensures the quality of the tour won't be compromised if the exchange rate changes.
Q: Are flights included in the price?
A: In order to keep costs down flights are not included with this tour. This gives our guests the flexibility to use their air miles or points to travel and allows people to extend their trip at their leisure without extra payments for changes in air travel service fees.
Q: I have trouble walking for long distances or periods of time, can I still travel with the group?
A: We will make some time to sit down for lunch and have the occasional rest stop on particularly long walking days (like Montmartre) but overall this is an active tour and you will need to be prepared to walk and stand for much of the day. Paris at it's heart is a beautiful walking city with a wonderful Metro system and we will take full advantage of it.
Q: Can I bring my kids?
A: The fall experience is only open to adults, 18+ , with good mobility. However we can help you plan a trip for your family with kid friendly opportunities, just email us to get started! We have great self guided opportunities for you for when Leah is not in Paris.
Q: When should I arrive for the tour?
A: You can arrive anytime before the first day of the tour as your travel is entirely up to you. Some people might enjoy arriving a few days early to get over their jet lag and we are happy to assist with adding days to your hotel stay or offering private guided tours or shopping experiences. If you are arriving in Paris that day you should plan to arrive at the hotel in the morning if possible so as to not miss any events but can arrive anytime you like.
If you have more questions please feel free to get in touch with us!