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Paris: Do it Like the Locals Part 2

It feels like every time I’m in Paris, I discover more and more places I want to try out! If you remember from part one of Paris: Do It Like the Locals, I asked my lovely Parisian friends to give me their recommendations for shopping, dining and more. For Paris Fashion Week Ready-to-Wear, I decided to do the same thing! I love finding cool new spots and revisiting old favorites. So without further adieu, here’s my Paris: Do it Like the Locals Part 2! (I didn’t mean for that to rhyme lol!)


Where to Find the Best Pastries

Laduree & Pierre Hermé

You all know how much I love macarons (as you can tell by some of my Instagram pictures above!) so anytime I’m in Paris, I make a mandatory visit to Ladurée or Pierre Hermé! Both are incredible pâtisseries and in the great debate of Ladurée vs. Pierre Hermé: why choose? Ladurée is more on the traditional side whereas Pierre Hermé carries more unexpected flavors. So whether you want a classic rose macaron in a green box or a mandarin orange and pink peppercorn macaron in a yellow box, macarons are always a good idea. And if macarons aren’t your thing, both places offer alternative delicious and picture perfect pastries to choose from as well!

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Where to Shop

Buly 1803

As shown above, Buly 1803 is a skincare and fragrance playground. One step through the doors and you feel like you’re transported to Paris in the 19th century! From the interior to the products packaging, everything inside is like a piece of art. This spot is perfect to get gifts for everyone back home or treat yourself to a little piece of luxury. (photos via Buly 1803)


You might remember me talking about Colette in my PFW Day 4 recap. I stopped by earlier this week to support my girl Aimee at her book signingColette is one of those shops in Paris you just have to hit when you’re in town. It’s got the coolest selection of clothes, books, and souvenirs. Plus, it’s on Rue Saint-Honoré, which has all the gorgeous designer shops. Who doesn’t love a little window shopping?

The Neighborhood Pharmacy

Just like I talked about in my Five French Pharmacy Finds post- you can find so many great beauty products at the French Pharmacies. There’s a location around almost every corner and for just a few euros, you can stock up on some amazing French beauty products that will make you the envy of all your friends back home! Or you could pick up some for them too, I guess 😉 

Where to Dance


After a long day at the Louvre or a picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower, sometimes you just gotta dance, right? Silencio is a bar/lounge that’s loved by all your favorites in the fashion industry. If you’re looking for somewhere chic to get your groove on, definitely check this place out.

Social Club

Another great spot for dancing is the Social Club located in the 2nd arrondissement! This underground slightly hipster spot is actually in the basement of the building. So not only is it and underground club, but it’s literally an underground club!

Le Perchoir

A great rooftop moment is a must for any Paris trip. As shown in the picture above, Le Perchoir is the perfect place to do it! I mean, can you beat those Parisian rooftops?


Where to Stay

Hôtel Amour

So whether you end up staying at Hôtel Amour or not, you have to admit the neon sign makes for the best Instagram moment ever! Hôtel Amour is located in the 9th arrondissement and reminds me why I fell in love with boutique hotels in the first place! It’s small and quaint with picture perfect moments around every corner…

Le Pigalle

Located in one of my favorite Paris neighborhoods, Montmartre, Le Pigalle is a great place to stay in Paris. With tons of amenities and a great atmosphere to boot- definitely put Le Pigalle on your list!

Where to Eat

Brunch at La Société

As much as I love Paris, I’m definitely an LA girl at heart. So naturally, I had to find the best spot for brunch in the city! La Société is very chic and very English friendly. If you want to treat yourself a little you have to check this spot out.

Dinner at Robert et Louise in Les Marais

A CINCteam favorite, Robert et Louise in Les Marais is a spot my team and I always end up at every time we’re in town. It’s small and intimate so make sure you make a reservation first, and get ready to have the best steak of your life. Trust me on this.

There you have it! My Paris: Do It Like the Locals Part Two. Do you have any recommendations before my team and I head back to LA? Let us know in the comments below! Happy Wednesday! PS: catch up on my Paris Fashion Week diary HERE!




  • Alisha Ricki says:

    oooooh! I’m definitely bookmarking this post for when I plan my next trip to Paris!

  • Thuy says:

    Visiting the pharmacy is so fun it’s weird!

  • Colette in Rue Saint Honoré is a must stop for me as well, and Laduree is mandatory too! Very well said! my favourite one so far is at Champs Elysees! Thank you for sharing, and I do hope to see you in Paris on February! <3

  • Elizabeth T. says:

    Laduree! <3 🙂 Hahaha thank you so much for these great guides Chriselle! They're seriously everything a girl needs to know when visiting Paris!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Ashley says:

    I love this post so much that it makes me miss Paris so much! I will definitely write these tips down for the next time I visit Paris again next year!

  • Jenni says:

    Great recommendations! 🙂

  • sahara says:

    bookmarked it as well as the last one! for my next Paris vacation <3


  • Ashley says:

    Thanks for sharing! There’s a little bit of everything! 🙂

    XOXO, Ashley

  • Joules says:

    Such great tips for Paris! I love that city–can’t wait to get back one day.

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  • Diana says:

    Laduree is my favorite, I’ve only been to Paris once but we ate there for dinner. For dessert I had some macaroons and a milk shake…… omg I have never tasted a milk shake to fresh and pure. Every time I think of milk shakes I crave that one.
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  • Mireia says:

    Looks amazing! I really wanna visit this place again!

    Mireia from TGL

  • I love a good and cosy roof top bar. This sounds perfect. Last time I was in Paris, we were at Les Ombres, on top of the Musée du Quain Brainly with a fantastic view of the Eiffel tower. It looked so perfect in the pictures. Alas, it was not. The outdoor lounge area was closed (despite it being August) and the food was overpriced and everythíng came in the wrong order, like the food before the wine and so on. The latter I could have overlooked but the fact that it’s main selling feature was closed was a completer bummer. It felt like a complete tourist trap. Avoid, I say. Next time I will go with your suggestion.

  • Monika says:

    Perfect little list!

  • Michela says:

    This post is very useful for my next trip to paris 🙂
    Miki xx

  • Mikayla says:

    Thank you for all of these suggestions, about to head to Paris, so I might hit one or two of these places up! xx


  • Daisy says:

    Paris is truly stunning! The architecture is insane!


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