When in Paris, live as the Parisians do. Stroll along the river Seine, lazily nibble on a still-warm croissant and skillfully shop the local flea markets for vintage finds for your home. If you don’t live in Paris, you can still feel as if you did by staying in a Parisian home.
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In true Krrb form, dip into the local culture by starting your day with a breakfast of fresh fruit and crepes from Marché Bastille. Located in the 11th arrondissment, this bustling open market is stocked with vegetables, spices, charcuterie for your weekly grocery shop.
Once your belly is satisfied, hop on the metro to Les Marché aux Puces de Clignancourt. This city-size flea market is packed with vendors selling everything from prized antiques to bric-a-brac. Known as the world’s oldest and possibly largest flea market, you could spend all weekend walking through the maze of vendors picking up everything from collector’s china to handcrafted jewelry to french provincial furniture for your home.
Also on your itinerary; visiting the Fondation Louis Vuitton art museum which opens its doors in October. Set in Bois de Boulogne, this Frank Gehry-designed building is said to lead the contemporary art world in Paris.
And no trip is complete without indulging in Parisian fashions. Head directly to By Flowers, located in Montmartre. This little vintage shop resonates the bohemian culture of the neighborhood. Find additions to your wardrobe from top international designers like Yves Saint Laurent and Agnes B for 50 euros or less. While you’re there, pop into Chine Machine designer duds from Christian Louboutin and Hermes for a fraction of the price. The large selection and organized layout is a scavenger’s dream.
If you’re looking for a weekend trip outside the City of Love, head to Lille with an appetite for moules. The annual braderie descends on Lille along with a couple million shoppers looking for vintage finds. Every year, the neighborhood restaurants serve mussels and fries, piling the discarded shells outside for a friendly competition to see who has the biggest pile at the end of the weekend. With mini getaways while on holiday, you’ll have the relaxed spirit of a Parisian in no time!
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