Forget the Louvre—This Is What It Girls Actually Do in Paris

Paris tends to attract two types of tourists: the kind who treat their itinerary like a to-do list and traipse between attractions with purpose, and the kind who know you can never see everything Paris has to offer in one trip. Rather than march from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre and Ladurée, those in the latter group understand that every visit is a chance to peel back another layer of the romantic city rather than tick an item off their bucket list.

Few know this better than the fashion set, who jet to the City of Light every season to sit by the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week. Even though they aren't locals these editors, models, stylists, and bloggers have honed their list of French attractions and are privy to what's new and noteworthy in the ever-evolving city. 

Curious to know how they traverse Paris? Here, we've gone in search of the coolest places to eat, sleep, and see that have garnered the attention of It girls and editors alike. If you've visited Paris before, take note of the aspects you loved most, like the designer suites at Hotel Vernet or people watching at Café de Flore, and use our tips to guide your next trip.

Add these locales to your little black book to experience France's capital like those in the know. 

What's your favorite thing to do in Paris? Share your insider tips for the best hotels, bars, and attractions in the comments below.