Paris: Madeleine District and Artisanal Glove Makers

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90 minutes
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English, French

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What You'll Do
  • Meet a renowned artisan in her establishment
  • Learn the secrets of a working glove maker's creations
  • Discover the history of the glove during this expedition along the Grand Boulevards
  • Join an excursion showing you the different monuments of the Opera district
Come and discover the capital's most famous glove maker during a walk in the heart of the Madeleine district.
What to Expect
First used as protection from the cold, over the centuries, gloves have acquired symbolic importance in France's history. A symbol of loyalty, obedience and deference during the Middle Ages, vassals would offer their gloves to the king as a sign of submission. In the Western world, gloves became a luxury accessory prized among the nobility and during the Renaissance, they became an essential sign of refinement. Usually made from leather or silk, gloves have over time been perfumed, embroidered and made long or short according to fashion.

This unique experience will enable you to meet a renowned glove maker in her business situated in the Madeleine district. Although the production workshops are located in the provinces, this exchange will be an great opportunity for you to experience the master glove makers' expertise and to discover the different stages in the creation of the gloves using traditional tools, models, pictures with artisan commentary.

The proposed itinerary is structured around a walk in the Opera and Madeleine quarters. Your city guide will show you the great Haussmann boulevards, the mansions of which are classified as historic monuments.

The walk will showcase the history of the district and the 19th century style of the Place Louis le Grand with its department stores. The history of the glove is put in an urban context. 
What's Not Included
  • Transport ticket
Meeting Point

In front of l'église de la Madeleine, metro Madeleine line 8, 12 & 14 (Open in Google Maps)

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Product ID: 66851