Paris undressed

6eme arrondissement, Paris

Paris undressed

Ooh la la! Follow insider Kathryn Kemp-Griffin to learn about the underpinnings of French style.

You’ll delve into the history of department stores, discuss the delicate details of brassieres – design, materials, craftsmanship, and the like – and be let loose in the lingerie departments of the city’s best established shops to find perfectly fitting French frillies to tote back to your boutique stay.

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From €300 for 2 people

Kathryn Kemp-Griffin

Your insider

Kathryn Kemp-Griffin

Author and entrepreneur

Canadian-born style insider Kathryn Kemp-Griffin has worked in the lingerie industry since 1990, launching lingerie company Soyelle and founding Paris Lingerie Tours and Pink Bra Bazaar, a charity dedicated to supporting women with breast cancer. She’s a columnist for The Lingerie Journal and the author of Paris Undressed: The Secrets of French Lingerie, and lives in an old mill house just outside Paris with her husband, five children and a mini-menagerie of pets.

Silly for silk? Loopy for lace? Add some va-va-voom to your unmentionables on this (very) personal shopping experience.

2 hours
Start Time
Tours run between the hours of 14:00 and 16:00
Call our travel specialists 24/7 on 1 800 464 2040 or contact us to find availability
Where you'll go
You’ll settle into the lingerie department of Le Bon Marché for a lush history of the department store, the neighbourhood and French lingerie brands. You’ll chat about materials, cuts, shapes and design, before being let loose amongst the satin and lace. If your fashion tastes (and brassiere budget) match, you may also visit a few local shops, including Aubade, Carine Gilson, Paloma Casile or Maison Lejaby.
What you'll see
Uninspired by your undies? Don’t get your knickers in a twist – Kathyrn will sort you out. Guided by your answers to her pre-tour questionnaire, she’ll tailor the tour to suit your tastes and help you feel fabulous in your newfound skivvies. After a dose of history and a browse around the bow-filled boutique, Kathryn will help you find your perfect match(ing set of Parisian underthings).
Experience location
You will be meeting Kathryn Kemp-Griffin at the city’s oldest department store; we’ll send you the details in your confirmation.