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STYLISH CITY: PARIS

By Style Feed Staff, 11 April 2018

Too small to be a megalopolis, but too big to be a village: Paris is situated somewhere between the two. A city fit for a stroll, thanks to its cobbled streets, grandiose architecture and manifold stylish things to both see and do. So, if you’re lucky enough to be venturing there soon, here’s our quick guide to the French capital. Bon voyage!

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Wear this

The city is known for its well-dressed populace, so channel that chic Parisian vibe by going for a fresh laid-back ensemble. Start off with a retro-style striped top and layer an emergency-orange gilet over it to add a standout element to your getup. Then, tone down your upper half by wearing a pair of black jeans and finish with a handy bum bag, slick shades and chunky grandad-inspired creps to help you cover a lot of ground in style.

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Stay here

One of the most authentically cosmopolitan spots in the city – if not the most – Belleville is a neighbourhood to get to know. Located right next to the 11th district, it’s the best place to go for anything food-related and is close to Oberkampf, which is a good area for a casual drink. And if you’re after a glimpse of old-school Paris, you'll be glad to know that Ménilmontant is nearby, too. As Belleville is situated on a hill, enjoy taking your time walking down its winding streets and exploring whatever restaurants take your fancy – you’ll most likely be a fan of its warm, buzzing atmosphere that’s remarkably remained intact over the years.

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Historically, Pigalle was once the playground of artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec and Georges Bizet before it eventually became the home of Paris’s punk rock scene in the 70s and 80s. As of 2018, it’s now the ideal district for a night out. Head to Carrousel, Le Rouge or Le Folie’s – an alternative and LGBTQ club that hosts adventurous Cicciolina parties during fashion week.

 

For spring/summer especially, it's nice to travel to the other side of the Seine and revel in The Wanderlust (an outdoor club) and Nuits Fauves. If you’re after a more sophisticated evening, go to La Mano to dance to the sounds of South America, Africa and the West Indies. However, if clubs aren’t your bag and you’d prefer to do a bar crawl instead, hop from one spot to another along Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis. And don’t forget to finish off your night by eating the best sandwich in the district at Urfa Dürüm. Bon appétit!

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