African Fashion in the City

Paris, France

Experience hosted by Chayet

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English and French

What you'll do

Paris is famous for couture, but did you know it’s also a capital of African fashion? We’ll explore the shops of Château Rouge and La Goutte d’Or, the centers of African life in Paris. We’ll start by discussing African culture and history over coffee. We’ll visit fabric stores and see the bright Ankara prints while chatting with shopkeepers. We’ll also meet Senegalese tailors and noted designers.

Meet your Host, Chayet

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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I’m a journalist and founder of Nothing but the Wax , a media celebrating African fashion and culture. This media was the first one in France to talk about African Fashion (since 2010). With "African Fashion in the city", I tell stories about heritage and inspiration.
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From $51/ person

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Where you'll be

We'll start to visit the best places of Chateau Rouge, the heart of the black parisian community and then we'll go to the Goutte d'or area, one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan area of Paris.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 147 reviews.

Laure-Anne
November 2021
Merci infiniment à Chayet pour ce moment privilégié à la découverte du quartier de Chateau Rouge. Instant de partage très enrichissant !
Sarah
November 2021
I'll admit I went into this tour with a lot of ignorance but just as much curiosity to learn about Chateau Rouge and African fashion. What I got was so much more! Chayet is an incredible person. She has a deep understanding of the topic (including historical events and trade policies that have shaped the development of African fashion over hundreds of years) and personal relationships with the owners of the shops we went to. On top of that she's a warm and wonderful person and it was a delight spending time together. Go on this tour, you won't regret it.
Larinda
November 2021
Chayet is a great storyteller and really provides strong background on the culture, geo-political and social aspects of the African textile market here in Paris. I learned about the tradition of the fabrics origins and how they shape life in West African and here for the Afro-French immigrants and 1st and 2nd gen families. I saw several Black- owned businesses passed down from family to family, and the area is very safe.
Okema
November 2021
Chayet is a dream. What a wonderful companion to have while my daughter and I toured the area of Chateau Rouge. We were given a warm welcome, we received lots of history and conversed about the economics of fashion in Africa and beyond. What a treat! I thoroughly enjoyed this experience and I bought some great gifts to take home to my family. Thank you Chayet!
Dimitri
November 2021
La visite était passionnante. Chayet nous stimule tant sur les aspects esthétiques, historiques que sociologiques. Vous allez découvrir ce quartier populaire de Paris avec un regard nouveau
Karin
October 2021
Es hat uns sehr gefallen. Es war ein guter mix von Informationen, Hintergrundwissen, Kultur und Stigmatisierung. Der Besuch im Quartier, Geschäften und Werkstatt. Es war ein herzlicher, offener und persönlicher Austausch.

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  • Thu, Dec 2
    10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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    10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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  • Sat, Dec 4
    10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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  • Tue, Dec 7
    10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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  • Thu, Dec 9
    10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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  • Sat, Dec 11
    10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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  • Tue, Dec 14
    10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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  • Wed, Dec 15
    10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 5 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.