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A French Model’s Guide To Paris

Feat. lots of food and the best vintage shopping.

Earlier this year, we found ourselves in the city of love—and incredibly well-dressed women—for PFW. In between dressing almost exclusively in plaid, eating our body weight in croissants (and wine), and falling head-over-heels in l-u-r-v-e at the Chanel show, we put aside a day to hang out with cute human Léa Bonneau (@leabonleabon). And, boy are we glad we did!

Léa is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to living your best life in Paris. Her fave thing about life in the dreamy city is that “you can do everything by foot”, and fittingly, for her that means cutting around in style in sling-back Chanel heels, paired with vintage Levi’s jeans, a Chanel jacket and a turtleneck by none other than our favourites at Par Femme. So Frenchy, so chic!  

Get to know Paris through her eyes below. Warning: you will almost definitely be tempted to buy flights upon reading!

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TOP 5 SPOTS YOU'D TAKE SOMEONE WHO HASN'T BEEN TO PARIS...

To the quartier Saint germain des prés, the restaurant Le café de l’Homme to have the best view ever on the Eiffel Tower, the opéra Garnier, la Rue des rosiers in le Marais, and the Invalides park to have a picnic!

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TOP 5 SPOTS YOU'D TAKE SOMEONE WHO HASN'T BEEN TO PARIS...

To the quartier Saint germain des prés, the restaurant Le café de l’Homme to have the best view ever on the Eiffel Tower, the opéra Garnier, la Rue des rosiers in le Marais, and the Invalides park to have a picnic!

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YOUR IDEAL WAY TO SPEND A DAY IN PARIS...

Wake up and grab a coffee with almond milk in le Marais. Then, to a bikram yoga class (in Beaubourg area), then do a spot of shopping on the way to Café Charlot, to have lunch. Next, I’d go and visit all the art galleries in Rue de Seine at Saint Germain Des Prés, have a nice walk to the quais and, go back to Rue de Seine to have a drink at La Palette (trendiest spot in Saint Germain), and have dinner at the best Italian restaurant, Marco Polo

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YOUR IDEAL WAY TO SPEND A DAY IN PARIS...

Wake up and grab a coffee with almond milk in le Marais. Then, to a bikram yoga class (in Beaubourg area), then do a spot of shopping on the way to Café Charlot, to have lunch. Next, I’d go and visit all the art galleries in Rue de Seine at Saint Germain Des Prés, have a nice walk to the quais and, go back to Rue de Seine to have a drink at La Palette (trendiest spot in Saint Germain), and have dinner at the best Italian restaurant, Marco Polo

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BEST SHOPPING IS AT...

Merci, which is in Boulevard Beaumarchais, and Le Bon Marché in Saint Germain des pres. 

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BEST SHOPPING IS AT...

Merci, which is in Boulevard Beaumarchais, and Le Bon Marché in Saint Germain des pres. 

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BEST PLACE FOR COFFEE AND A CROISSANT...

Maison Plisson is my favorite place to have pastries and nice coffee. It’s also in boulevard Beaumarchais. 

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BEST PLACE FOR COFFEE AND A CROISSANT...

Maison Plisson is my favorite place to have pastries and nice coffee. It’s also in boulevard Beaumarchais. 

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FAVE SPOT TO LET YOUR HAIR DOWN...

Piscine Molitor. Their spa is fabulous.

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FAVE SPOT TO LET YOUR HAIR DOWN...

Piscine Molitor. Their spa is fabulous.

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BEST PLACE FOR CHEAP EATS...

Happy Nouilles in rue beaubourg. Best handmade noodles for 7€!

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BEST PLACE FOR CHEAP EATS...

Happy Nouilles in rue beaubourg. Best handmade noodles for 7€!

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AND IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO TREAT YO' SELF...

To treat yourself, go to Blend Burger in Boulevard Beaumarchais—they have the best burger and sweet potato fries!

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AND IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO TREAT YO' SELF...

To treat yourself, go to Blend Burger in Boulevard Beaumarchais—they have the best burger and sweet potato fries!

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BEST PEOPLE WATCHING...

On the Eglise Saint Roch’s stairs, rue saint honoré. You can see all the tourists, fashion people, old ladies dressed all fancy doing their shopping. It’s a good spot to get some inspiration [laughs].

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BEST PEOPLE WATCHING...

On the Eglise Saint Roch’s stairs, rue saint honoré. You can see all the tourists, fashion people, old ladies dressed all fancy doing their shopping. It’s a good spot to get some inspiration [laughs].

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CUTEST DATE SPOT...

On the terrace of restaurant Le Collectionneur (paris 8).

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CUTEST DATE SPOT...

On the terrace of restaurant Le Collectionneur (paris 8).

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BEST PLACE FOR SNAILS IS AT...

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BEST PLACE FOR SNAILS IS AT...

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BEST VINTAGE SHOPPING CAN BE FOUND AT...

For vintage, Episode rue Tiquetonne.

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BEST VINTAGE SHOPPING CAN BE FOUND AT...

For vintage, Episode rue Tiquetonne.

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