10 Guided Tours That are (Actually) Worth Taking
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10 Guided Tours That are (Actually) Worth Taking

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Chicurel Arnaud

Exceptional excursions for travelers who have been burned by group tours before.

Jewelry Tour of Place Vendôme in Paris

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Bijoux Society’s two-hour Jewelry Tour of Place Vendôme is more a coordinated day spent window shopping Paris' famed jewelry houses than a tour. It begins on the steps of the Paris Opera before continuing down fashionable Rue de la Paix and onto Place Vendôme. Graduate Gemologist Alexis Vourvoulis explains the history of the area (it became fashionable after the Palais Garnier was built in the 1800s), and gives great tidbits on the secretive jewelers: 400-year-old Mellerio dits Meller counted Marie-Antoinette as a client and Van Cleef & Arpels still creates its pieces (like the famed zip necklace that doubles as a bracelet) by hand in its Place Vendôme location to this day. Expect this tour to sparkle even more when the renovated Ritz and the restored Vendôme column are unveiled later this year. 

10 Guided Tours That are (Actually) Worth Taking

Jewelry Tour of Place Vendôme in Paris

Bijoux Society’s two-hour Jewelry Tour of Place Vendôme is more a coordinated day spent window shopping Paris' famed jewelry houses than a tour. It begins on the steps of the Paris Opera before continuing down fashionable Rue de la Paix and onto Place Vendôme. Graduate Gemologist Alexis Vourvoulis explains the history of the area (it became fashionable after the Palais Garnier was built in the 1800s), and gives great tidbits on the secretive jewelers: 400-year-old Mellerio dits Meller counted Marie-Antoinette as a client and Van Cleef & Arpels still creates its pieces (like the famed zip necklace that doubles as a bracelet) by hand in its Place Vendôme location to this day. Expect this tour to sparkle even more when the renovated Ritz and the restored Vendôme column are unveiled later this year. 

Chicurel Arnaud
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