To start off 2019, I want to try something new and exciting. While randomly web-surfing, I found out that Paris Fashion Week will be held in early 2019. I like to follow what’s happening at fashion weeks on social media or any other form of media, but experiencing it directly must be a totally different experience! I’m pretty sure there are a lot of things that go on behind the scenes. For example, the Chanel shows held in Paris every season have the most extravagant productions!
During my web search, I happened to find an article about Paris Fashion Week on INSIDR. This article is different from any other articles I’ve read because it gave me complete information and tips on how to find the venues of the events and even some places where you can find some fashion icons in the city! They shared the most helpful details about what goes on during fashion week. I love that they included the restaurants and clubs where after-parties happen. They also shared a brilliant place to stay right in the middle of all the action! It’s a small boutique hotel called Hotel Chavanel in the 8th arrondissement which is where most of the flagship stores are. So, you can get straight to shopping!
As the Fashion capital of the world, Paris is on a whole other level when it comes to shopping. From luxury brands, to vintage stuff, and lingerie you can find almost anything there. Apparently, there are several discount seasons in France. If you happen to visit Paris during one of these periods, it would be a very good opportunity to shop around at discounted prices. I also found these shopping hacks from INSIDR that will make your shopping more efficient.
Shopping for a souvenir is another thing that you don’t want to miss doing. Gifts from France are adorable and will most certainly make your loved ones happy. Chocolates are one of my favorite French souvenirs to bring back home. French beauty products are also an interesting choice for a sister or close friend. I found this recommendation of French beauty products and it looks really nice. If you are the kind of person who has a lot of friends and want to give everyone something, you can even find a memorable souvenir from supermarkets!
After you are done with all of the shopping fun, it’s time to enjoy the city and do a little sightseeing. The most obvious choice will of course be the Eiffel tower. So, I found this article of where you can get the best view of Eiffel tower and where you can get a very nice picture of it. You can also go for a canal cruise and see the beautiful bridges across town. Walking around an outdoor food market which sells local products could be a great way to get an authentic experience. For a change from fancy French food, you can find some of the best street food in Paris. Or, enjoy an afternoon chilling out at a Parisian coffee shop which also offers some of the best foods.
At night, you can enjoy the beautiful view of Paris from a rooftop bar. I also found an article regarding the best shows in Paris. I didn’t realize how many different kinds of shows there are in the city! From cabaret shows at the Moulin Rouge to comedy shows in English, it seems like there’s truly something for everyone. A trip to Paris is truly amazing.
Even though they are based in Paris, you will find information about many destinations beyond Paris and France on their website. Of course, they have tons of information about some of the most famous regions in France like Normandy and Bordeaux, but they also have a lot of articles about other places in Europe such as Barcelona, Berlin, and Amsterdam. You can find some of the most basic information like where to stay in Barcelona and public transportation in Amsterdam, and also more particular articles like best places to take a day trip from London and local shops to find in Camden. Something else I find interesting and very useful is how they have a ready-made itinerary for most of the places that they talk about on their website to help us visit every interesting location without wasting too much time! I found guides like 2 days in Amsterdam or 3 days in London, that will surely be very useful to read before you go!