A Beginner’s Travel Guide To Paris

PARIS - OCTOBER 27: The Eiffel tower is lit up to mark the 120th anniversary on October 27, 2009 in Paris, France. The monument will display a light show for twelve minutes, four times a night until December 31st. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Fashion crowds favorite destination of choice. 

If you haven’t been to Paris yet, make it your travel goal for 2017.  Art and culture is the best way to to fill your soul with substance. Whether you’re a ne wbie to the Parisian terrain or re-visiting, a true trip to France isn’t complete without a trip to a historic Chateau, a walk in Le Marais and a tour around some of the greatest museums of the world.

Here is a beginner’s travel guide to Paris.

Photo Caption: Rodin’s sculpture of love

Day 1: Check into your Parisian apartment and head to the Grand Palais to Discover Rodin.

A true stay in Paris is better with an apartment in one of the hip neighborhoods in Paris. @ApartmentsActually is the fashionista’s first choice in renting cute apartments in Paris that are legit and are not a scam. Discovery of the brand new exhibition “Rodin, the centennial exhibition”

Location: 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower Paris 8th

Have lunch in the Grand Ballroom at the Orsay Museum.

The exhibit “Beyond Stars: The mystical landscape from Monet to Kandinsky” is a must see for those obsessed with astrology.  After your transformative experience, get food in the grand ballroom.

Location : 1 rue de la Légion d’Honneur, Paris 7th

Head back to your apartment. Get some rest or head to a local lounge.

Day 2 : Experience The Parisian Music Scene

Go see the Philharmonie building. It was just built in 2015 and the building is beautiful. There’s a tribute to Jamaica Music and Heritage exhibit happening until the end of August.  Plus, there’s a bunch of experiential activities that you can do, including learning how to play an instrument in 15 minutes.

In the evening, get dressed super Parisian chic see the Paris Opera House, which is located at the center of the best shopping in Paris.  There’s often dance parties that take place throughout the halls.

Don’t forget to look up at the ceilings of the Paris Opera House.

And bust a move on the dance floor.

Day 3: Focus on fashion and search for the perfect Little Black Dress.

Visit to the Musée Bourdelle. The exhibition “Balenciaga, l’œuvre au noir.” In this exhibit, the famed Spanish fashion designer is profiled for his iconic black dresses from the early 20th century. He believed that the dress takes form and shape when it is paired to the female body. Draping, volume and the manipulation of black are all considered in this beautiful  display of fashion history.

Then shop vintage!

Paris is known for their vintage shoes were they sell clothes by the pound!! There’s a ton in Le Marais.

Hang out in the PIGALLE district.

This neighborhood is known for the famous Moulin Rouge but also for the many
bars and clubs. Go to Le Baron to hear the latest in music and maybe even a few celebs. The style is comparable to the LES in New York or Art District in Los Angeles.

Day 4: Take a train ride to the countryside to see the real Fontainebleau and Versailles.

From Paris, The Fontainebleau is about 45 minutes away by train and there’s a shuttle that will drop you off right in front of the chateau. This estate was known as Marie Antoinette’s vacation house.

The intimate theater where the royal family hosted plays.

Then go visit Versailles, the largest palace (or royal château ) in the world with over a thousand rooms.

Send a text to mom and dad.

They serve some of the best food at the ORE restaurant in the Versailles. The head chef is named Alain Ducasse.

Take a bunch of bunch of selfies in the Hall of Mirrors.

Day 5: Make a quick trip to the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa.

Did you know that the original Mona Lisa was hung in Napoleon’s bathroom!?

Au Revoir! Until next time.