Paris is instantly recognisable as one of the most populous cities in France and indeed Europe. The city of love and lights is known for its iconic architecture, with landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower piercing through the clouds, glamorous monument-lined boulevards which lead you towards the Champs-Élysées, Notre Dame and stunning views seen across the Seine.
Paris is also the home of artistic pedigree and treasures such as Rodin, Picasso, Monet, Manet, Dalí and Van Gogh. Paris is even known as one of the key fashion capitals of the world, home to Chanel, Dior, Saint Laurent, Hermes, Louis Vuitton… the list is extensive and ever-expanding. But with so much to see and so much to do, where can you explore that is off the beaten track and hidden amongst these cultural landmarks?
Continue reading to find out where the locals hang-out in the French capital and where models relax off-duty so you can explore these Instagram hotspots this weekend and inspire your content creation!
1. Andy Wahloo
This trendy french bar is owned by the same creators of the popular Instagram hotspot Sketch in London and is a popular local Paris location where models and influencers can often be found on a Friday night after castings.
Andy Wahloo describes their style as Pop arts meets Moroccan, with a unique interior design style that also includes a super stylish courtyard that you can discover in the summer. As featured in Suitcase, a popular independent travel magazine, Andy Wahloo "is the definition of fun upon arrival" as you are greeted with neon-pink lights and a killer soundtrack inviting you in, the wild ambience is the perfect destination for your #Friyay inspiration.
2. The Big Mamma Group
Big Mamma is a chain of different Italian restaurants found in Paris. Created by Victor Lugger and Tigrane Seydoux. They have over 5 addresses scattered across Paris, their latest 6th edition is Pink Mamma, which has taken over the Pigalle neighbourhood.
Pink Mamma covers a four-story building that leads you up to a wonderful glass roof covered room. Each floor has its own decor, with a themed universe offering a mixture of spacious, yet private areas that are perfect for your next dining experience! Pink Mamma will delight you with their extensive menu for both food and wine, filling your stomachs and Instagram imagination!
If you love Mexican food, you will love the République of Coffee. This Mexican mixed coffee shop offers vegetarian-friendly food with a weekly changing menu so you can always discover something new! From burritos and homemade chipotle sauce to green teas, the cafe's interior is also an Instagrammer's dream, with large windows and charming Parisian furnishings, the cafe invites the light and you in, with flowers and food bursting with colour.
4. Rude Manners
Rude Manners is a new coffee concept, offering great food curated in their new cafe born in central Paris in 2017.
Built by a young team of professional chefs, they decided to curate an inviting space that satisfies your taste-buds with healthy snacks and inspires your creativity through the interior artwork. Their sandwiches and smoothies were a smash hit amongst the MV Babes at The Lounge at #PFW! So why not check them out on the Model Village app next time you are looking for an inspiring lunch location in-between your next casting?
Just simply scrolling through Season's Instagram feed will make your stomach rumble! This prime Instagram hotspot offers everything from delicious homemade healthy smoothies served straight from their juice bar, to unique dishes with North American influences and the menu is composed of balanced and gourmet recipes.
This local French cafe is a great location to visit for brunch so you can discover their beautiful mouthwatering menu, meet new friends and of course still inspire your content creation!
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