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Shopping in Paris: Small-Group Fashion and Fragrance Insider Tour in the Marais

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Paris, France

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 7 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Fashion mavens will delight in this small-group shopping tour of the Marais district of Paris — an artistic, historic quarter known as one of the city’s top designer destinations. Discover fabulous new finds to add to your wardrobe as your guide, a local fashion expert, leads you to the Marais’ hottest boutiques, perfumeries, and specialty shops. Numbers are limited to eight people for an intimate and customized shopping experience.
  • 3-hour fashion tour of the Marais district in Paris
  • Learn Parisian style tips from your fashion-industry guide
  • Visit local hot spots and hidden fashion gems that are little known to most travelers
  • Admire the creations of a hat maker, shoemaker and jewelry designer in their boutique shops
  • Meet a perfume specialist and test unique scents
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures a more personalized experience
Local guide
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Any purchases made in shops

Departure Point

23 Place des Vosges, 75004 Paris, France

Departure Time

2:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
For the ultimate shopping experience in fashion-forward Paris, local trendsetters head to the Marais. Make your way to this charming historic quarter of the city and meet your guide at the Places des Vosges, one of the most picturesque squares in Paris. 

Equipped with an insider’s knowledge of the Parisian fashion scene, your guide will lead you on a walking tour of some of the Marais’ best-kept shopping secrets. Stroll down cobblestone streets and stop at some of the sumptuous boutiques housed in historic storefronts. Browse quality, French-made items at unique specialty stores, such as a haberdashery, parfumerie, and shoemaker.

Throughout the 3-hour tour, your guide will customize stops to suit your personal style and share tips on how to incorporate coveted Parisian flair into your wardrobe. Get new ideas on how to put together a French-inspired look, and purchase unique pieces as wearable mementos of your time in Paris.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Le Marais
Stroll down the Marais’ historic, cobbled streets, stopping at cool and quirky boho boutiques that you wouldn’t normally find without a local expert. The heart of the alternative fashion scene is far from the high-end fashion houses, yet full of on-trend and original pieces you won't find in the city's other major shopping districts.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Don't forget that on your receipts over 100€ spent in any one shop, you can claim back 10-12% VAT tax at the airport.
  • Bring your passport with you on our shopping trip and ask the sales assistant when you make your purchases.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the maximum group size during Shopping in Paris: Small-Group Fashion and Fragrance Insider Tour in the Marais?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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jcblagg2017
, Sep 2018
We not only found great places to shop but enjoyed hearing about the history of the place. We really enjoyed our time!
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This tour was not what we expected...
Elizabeth G
, Jun 2015
This tour was not what we expected. The guide asked us what we wanted to do. Our expectation was that she would be familiar with special or unusual places. She did take us into a perfume shop, but this was like just having a third person shopping with you. I would change this tour to include something different, especially for the money.
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It did not feel as much as an...
Pomp Hin W
, May 2015
It did not feel as much as an insider tour but rather the substitute guide (Caroline the regular guide was not available) was more of a shopping companion. We just went to a few stores to shop when I was expecting a slightly more behind the scene tour.
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Guide was pleasant, knew the shop...
Mark
, Aug 2014
Guide was pleasant, knew the shop owners, helped interpret and was always available. Accommodated looking and trying on of clothes as we moved about. Willing to support what we wanted to do.
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Dissapointing! I was expecting a...
Jennifer P
, Jul 2013
Dissapointing! I was expecting a french native. Also thought guide would have a rapport with the shops she took us to visit. She did not ask what kind of stores we were interested in-didn't learn from what we didn't like. So painful we left tour early-and was just us on tour!
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Caroline was a fantastic guide...
MARY MARGARET A
, May 2013
Caroline was a fantastic guide! Once again, turned out to be just the two of us and she catered the tour to my 12 yr. old grandniece. She could not have been nicer..and an extra treat, stopped in a local teahouse for a break with a little treat! Perfect way to see the off the beaten path Paris.
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We had a lovely tour guide called...
JACQUELINE H
, Jan 2013
We had a lovely tour guide called Stephanie, she was very interesting and friendly. She showed us shops and galleries that we might not have found walking around on our own, we were not taken to a fragrance lab. We loved the Marais area and will visit again.
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I highly recommend this tour, the...
NAYELI M
, Nov 2012
I highly recommend this tour, the company meeting the French for me has the best tours in France, you get away for the classic touristic stuff, and you make tours that made me understand the French, I bought several clothes that has indistinctively French style, and I am very happy

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