Paris is one of those great cities that a person can never seem to get over. The city is a massive cultural, fashion and modern arts hub of the last few decades, completely excluding the fact that it is one of the most dated city, going back centuries. The fact that it has the vibrance of the new and the decadence of the historic, it is easy to get caught up in a lot of different kind of happenings around the city, but Vesque Magazine got you covered on where to go, what to eat and how to explore Paris like a pro.
First off, Paris might not be that big of a city, but it is easy to get lost in a foreign land where you don’t even speak the local language; so knowing your whereabouts is crucial. Invest in a local mobile simcard. We recommend SFR – priced at 10 euros for the sim, which gives you bonus local and international minutes – and an additional 9 euros for 1 GB data. Wisest money you’ll spend in your time there.
Next up is mastering the Paris metro. Although it might not be your style to travel economy, per se, but the metro is by far the best way to get around the city, not to mention, it is literally everywhere, so it has the convenience factor. One if the best places to stay in the city is La Motte Picquet. It is a quaint and safe Jewish neighborhood with lively street traffic, yet not so crowded as Champs-Elysees.
Hit up Rue Saint-Honoré for your fix and hit up the designer stores to experience true luxury fashion like you never have before. Most of the stores on this street carry pieces from their collections that are only exclusively available in Paris, or in that particular store. Our favorite is the 3-storey Valentino store dedicated solely to men, which features their ready-to-wear seasonal collection on the ground floor, a bespoke jeans section on the second floor and a bespoke tailoring section on the third.
Another Rue Saint-Honoré favorite would be the Colette store, famous worldwide for its exclusivity on many trending designer and collaboration pieces. The store is always crowded and you are likely to spot a European celebrity, or two.
Next on the Paris like a pro journal, find out where to dine, party like pro and how to dress for it.
By Pavan Premaney