This walk through the Saint-Germain district will take you to a jewelery designer who will impart lots of information about her "savoir faire."
What to Expect
Jewelry is the art of making jewels and, broadly speaking, articles of refinement, enhancing precious, ornamental and fine stones set in precious metals. This sector boomed in France from the 17th century, thanks to the development of trade with India and the evolution of techniques that enabled precious stones to be worked on more easily.
Under the initiative of Cardinal Mazarin, Paris played an important and privileged role in the history of French jewelry, jewels being the marks of social distinction sought after by the court. What created the individuality this sector retains today is above all its artisan dimension, the designer in effect using their manual skills to create a unique piece. This experience offers you the opportunity to discover this craft by meeting a jewelry designer who will welcome you to her workshop. From 3D modelling to wax models, you will learn the various stages in the creation of a jewel. Your excursion will take you to the Saint-Germain des Prés quarter with informed commentary from your city guide.
This tour will cross through the historic heart of Paris from the Place du Chatelêt to the forecourt of the Notre-Dame with lots of historic tales about the old Paris as you go.
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