Start your morning off right:
I'm going to say it, don't get mad, you aren't going to be a mademoiselle unless you start with the ultimate breakfast of a croissant and a latte from a boulangerie. French women devour the flaky buttery treat and so should you to ensure you have ample energy to catwalk all over the city, and of course indulge in the greatness of a perfect croissant.
A little culture never hurts:
There are tons of museums in Paris, the queues are almost as famous as the paintings so be sure to pick one that has an exhibit you are dying to see or some famous art works to make the time you'll spend waiting worth it.
*Insider tip: download an app or search online for the "must sees" of whichever museum you are visiting and then map out your route as to not waste too much of your single day, there is still so much more to do!
The ballet, the opera, the costumes, the famous long hall of mirrors and chandeliers akin to that at Versailles, the Opéra national de Paris is an absolute must. There is barely ever a queue, it's quite spectacular, and the large balcony is fit for a king!
*Insider tip: Galeries Lafayette is a short walk from the Opera if you want to see what a real mall looks like
Refuel the French way:
You may be hungry at this point and I would offer a recommendation for lunch but honestly eat wherever looks good because the one thing that can never go wrong in France: the food!
Concept stores and so much more:
Take a trip to Colete on Rue Saint-Honoré to experience a first-of-it's-kind "concept store" that is a mix between a really good ASOS/Urban Outfitters for "stuff" but also house to some very original and unique designs for up and coming designers as well as the classic cool kids ie. Wang and Olympia Le-Tan. *Insider tip: Rue Saint-Honoré is home to some major labels as well as the favourites like Zara, give yourself a few hours here.
I'm in love with the Coco:
Chanel that is! The flagship store and her apartment are a short walk from Colete on Rue de Cambon. Everyone that works in that store is lovely and so kind. It's a rather wonderful experience.
An appreciation for Mother Nature:
Head over to the Jardin du Luxembourg or the Jardin du Tulieries and walk around in astonishment of the pristine landscaping and fountains. Double points for enjoying an Amorino gelato in the shape of a flower whilst basking in the sunshine and fresh flowers!
Picnic with a view:
Located on one side of the Eiffel Tower is a long grassy park where I recommend grabbing some great French wine from one of the many tiny shops, some Camembert from the grocery store because everyone knows the best Camembert comes from the grocery stores in France, a baguette, and some chocolate or pastel macaroons and just enjoy the fact you are alive and have the priveledge to have visited the beautiful city of love and lights!
Happy travelling fashion lovers!
|Outside of Musée d'Orsay|
|The Louvre from the other side of the Seine|
|Maison Goyard on Rue Saint-Honoré|
|Opéra national de Paris|
|In the opera house|
|Walking down the Champs towards the Arc de Triomphe|
|Ending the trip with an Amorino gelato|