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Place de l’Opera

This square is the crossroads of several major Parisian roads, notably the avenue de l'Opéra, the boulevard des Capucines, and the boulevard des Italiens.

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Rue Saint Honoré
An iconic street where many of the most famous French fashion houses became established, and the place to be during fashion week.
Place Vendôme
An iconic symbol of luxury since the avant-gardists (re)invention of fashion during the 19th century.
Banke Hôtel Paris
Take an operatic journey through the iconic Banke Hôtel Paris, and uncover its extensive banking history and opera influence.
Gustave Eiffel
In addition to designing one of the world’s most recognizable structures, Gustave Eiffel was one of three architects to contribute to the design of the Hôtel Banke.
Galeries Lafayette
Renowned for its grand staircase, the flagship store today remains one of the city’s greatest art nouveau treasures.
Le Bar at Hôtel Banke
Enjoy a complimentary opera-inspired cocktail, complete with an experience with Le Bar's mixologist.

Related Tours

Paris in the Second World War Private Walking Tour
The Second World War vastly shaped the world's view of the war and shaped Paris throughout the twentieth-century. On this tour, you will: 

  • Commence your tour at the historic Jewish quarter
  • Uncover the main events of 1940-44, from occupation to resistance to collaboration to deportation to liberation
  • Discuss the economy through the stock exchange & banks 
  • Experience Parisian decadence in the Opera district 
  • Hear stories of heroism & liberation 
  • Explore traces of Paris' past through its iconic buildings and streets- Place Vendôme, rue de Rivoli, and Place de la Concorde
Amid disarray and chaos, the German army entered Paris on the 14th of June 1940, and occupied the city until the end of August 1944. Commence your experience at the heart of the third Jewish district of Paris, and uncover the historical and political circumstances that led to the outbreak of the Second World War. In this area, stops include a school and a nearby synagogue, so travellers can familiarise themselves with daily life in Paris under the occupation. You will learn about the lives of those deported, as well as tales of heroic opposition. 

Next, discuss the economic elements of the war with your expert guide, through its stock exchanges, banks, and press centres spread across the city. But life was not all about business, and Paris' cultural scene thrived with operas, cinemas, and exhibitions. Experience this at the Opera district, and compare a tale of two cities- through the Palais Garnier and Folies Bergère.

From the Opera through the grands Hôtels rue de Rivoli, uncover the remaining political and physical signs of the German presence in Paris. This experience concludes with stories of the liberation of Paris, ending at Concorde square. Here, overlook the square and hear about this troubled period, notably the works of arts stolen from the Jewish community and stored nearby, as well as the highlights of the liberation of Paris.
The Birth of Fashion in Paris Live Virtual Tour
Home to the most popular and recognized fashion houses in the world, Paris is not only the city of love but the world's fashion capital.
On this live virtual tour, your professional tour guide will take you on a walk through the most fabulous Parisian streets where you will discover the most luxurious brands while you hear the stories of Coco Chanel, Paul Poiret, Didier Ludot, the birth of Louis Vuitton, and how Hermes transitioned from leatherwear to scarves and bags.

You will see: 
  • Palais Royal, one of the first shopping centers where designer boutiques could be found that gave Paris its fashion fame.
  • Maison de Rose Bertin, Queen Marie Antoinette dressmaker,
  • Paris Opera, one of the most important buildings in Paris,
  • Rue de la Paix, formerly known as rue Napoléon where you will find a mix of shops,
  • The House of Worth, a high fashion house that specializes in high couture, whose designer Charles Frederick Worth caught the attention of the Empress Eugénie, wife of Emperor Napoleon III of France in the XIX century,
  • The House of Jeanne Paquin, known as the “Queen of Haute Couture” Jeanne Paquin was a pioneer in the industry,
  • Place du Marché Saint Honoré, a square with a rich history,
  • Rue Saint honoré, where iconic fashion houses like Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, and Christian Dior can be found.
If you are a fashion lover and want to learn more about the most famous French houses while admiring the beautiful streets of Paris, this is the perfect tour for you!

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