Paris, France

Paris Design Tour

with Anne D.

98 reviews

Anne D.

Style: Artsy, Chic

Whether you're a designer or just have a love of good design, this experience is for you. Meet up with Anne, a graphic designer + urban explorer living in Paris (who worked as a long time contributing editor for Design*Sponge) to see Paris through the eyes of a designer. We'll visit some key design shops, but also think about the design of the city along the way.

We'll meet up at MERCI, the famous concept shop known for the red Fiat in the courtyard that is decorated in the theme of each shop installation. If you fancy a coffee, we'll take a break to chat design in the cafe. We'll visit some great shops in the haut Marais or possibly a great design bookstore, a French paper store, and we have a few potential routes we can take depending on your interests. We'll likely pass some street art en route, and I'll be sure to give you recommendations on how to continue your design exploration on your own.

Tour can be flexible and tweaked according to your interests.

As a freelancer I don't take bookings more than 1-month in advance, but also I'm happy to accept very last minute bookings too (when available)! *PLEASE MESSAGE – via Vayable – ME BEFORE BOOKING. Merci! Note too that I will only be accepting a limited number of bookings this summer due to my other freelance work. I cannot always guarantee a response within 24 hours due to deadlines, and on weekends.*

Tour not offered on Sundays (due to closures).

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up to 4 people
for 3 hours

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Anne D.

I'm a Paris-loving graphic designer with a visual mind, love of travel and desire to explore the everyday world. As author of the blog, Prêt à Voyager, and "Paris Small Shops" Herb Lester guide, I'm always eager to share tips for your next trip to Paris. Start here: and follow me @pretavoyager and @navigateparis on Twitter + Instagram for more. – Anne Full profile

98 Reviews


We spent our first morning in Paris with Anne on her Design Tour. It was the perfect way to start our trip! She totally got our style and took us to many boutiques and galleries that we loved, and also left us with a list of other places to check out during the rest of our stay. Her email follow up is amazing. She even sent articles about questions that we had during the tour, and sent us info on a pop up shop that her friends were running while we were there. We felt like we had our bearings in the city after the tour and she gave us tons of tips on how to get around and how to save some money as well. We felt like we had a lot more insight on what it's like to live in Paris. You get a different perspective on everything and get some help finding the hidden gems of the city, when you spend time with someone who lives there. We would highly recommend a tour with Anne when you get to Paris, you will thoroughly enjoy it I'm sure!

Rebecca W.

We loved seeing Paris in a new light with Anne! She's warm, approachable and knowledgeable- a great guide for showing off Paris from a design angle. I felt like we saw hidden gems that only Parisians would know about, and Anne had the inside scoop. I would highly recommend this as a unique and personal experience!

Diane I.

Anne gives a spectacular tour! She listened to my interests (textiles, paper products) and tailored the tour accordingly. She is very knowledgeable about the neighborhoods we visited, as well as about Paris in general. Thanks to Anne, I also became an expert in navigating the Paris metro system! I highly recommend engaging Anne to provide a tour; she is good company.

Shahar K.

Excellent and knowledgeable Anne is a wonderful guide to current design in paris. Of you want a quick look into "where it it's right now", ask Anne to take you there. From design that's there for a long time, like architecture, to current popup shops, she knows all and happy to show you what interests you. We only had 2 days and it was a good choice to spend 4 hours with her!

Lizelly M.

As soon as I started planning my honeymoon to Paris I absolutely knew I needed to book this tour with Anne!! I have been following Anne's design/blogging career for a few years and when I saw she was giving tours of Paris I immediately added it to my list of things to do in the city. I can't say enough good things about the tour and Anne as a guide. She took us around her favorite 'design-y' boutiques, and, knowing that my husband and I are designers as well (I am stationery designer), of course paperies were on the list!! We strolled through some of her favorite nooks around Paris, and stopped into a tea and eclaire shop where we had some yummy pastries while chatting about design and the city. The 3 hour tour certainly went over the scheduled time, but Anne was nice enough to make sure we knew our way around and how to get back to our home in Paris. Will definitely book another of Anne's Vayable tours the next time we are in Paris!! Thanks Anne!!!

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