A Parisian is very particular. Not only does she have specific rules about her style and beauty routines, but she most likely has her own little corner of the French capital. La Parisienne goes to the same baker鈥檚 every day for her baguette; she knows which charming little streets have a surprise view of the Eiffel Tower, and she will always meet you for a coffee at the most perfect cafe. And while Parisians may be adventurous and open to trying new restaurants, they will always have an expertly curated little black book of their favorite addresses in town. If you鈥檙e lucky, they might reveal their secrets. But for those only just learning the art of becoming Parisian, here are our basic rules for visiting the capital like a French girl. Profites-bien!

Pick a Personal Cafe

44, Rue du Louvre, Paris 75001

It doesn鈥檛 have to be the best place in town, but every Parisian should lay claim to one cafe. This means that you should have a table you prefer and favorite menu item. (Bonus points if the waiters recognize you when you walk in.) Decide on your personal cafe, and be sure to stop in regularly 鈥 even if just for a quick espresso before moving on with the rest of your day. We鈥檙e preferential to the terrasse at Loup Paris.

Have a Favorite Chef

31, Avenue George V, Paris 75008

Paris is one of the world鈥檚 culinary capitals. Every self-respecting Parisian has a favorite chef in the city. They鈥檒l turn to this chef鈥檚 restaurant when celebrating a special affair or when in the mood for a delectable meal. We鈥檙e fans of David Bizet at L鈥橭rangerie du Georges V for his meals that not only taste incredible but are beautifully plated. Each colorful concoction is sure to elicit jealousy on Instagram (especially Bizet鈥檚 famous dessert, the fleur de vacherin).

Know the Best Place for a Luxurious Getaway

31, Avenue George V, Paris 75008

When life calls for a glamorous celebration, call the Hotel George V. Whether you book one of the hotel鈥檚 luxurious rooms for a night or step into the spa for a low-key Parisian makeover, every single second spent within the walls of this institution is guaranteed to be steeped in glamour. For proof, look no further than the hotel鈥檚 famous guests: The Beatles stayed there during their last tour, as did the Rolling Stones.

Get on First-Name Terms With a Bartender

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15, Place Vend么me, Paris 75001

A bartender (or barman in French) is a close confidante. Every Parisian should have one bartender who welcomes them every time they walk in. It may take a while to build up this relationship, but the multilingual barmen at the Hemingway Bar in the Ritz Hotel are accommodating, friendly, and ready for conversation. You can even sign up for a class and learn how to make a cocktail straight from the people who do it best.

Get Your Baguette from One聽Boulanger

34, Rue Yves Toudic, Paris 75010

It鈥檚 a Parisian sin to shop around for your baguette. Once you find a baker that you like (and is close to home), you can never stray. For those along the canal, a longtime favorite is Du Pain et Des Id茅es.

Travel There in Style

Of course, a Parisian has a favorite airline to get to and from her town. La Compagnie is a French boutique airline that shuttles passengers across the Atlantic in their all-business-class planes. Flights are surprisingly affordable, considering you鈥檒l get Champagne and caviar as you cross the ocean.

Know Your Favorite Museum

158, Boulevard Haussmann, Paris 75008

Any tourist can name-drop the Louvre. Go deeper and discover your own personal favorite museum. Only the most in-the-know tourists end up at the Mus茅e Jacquemart-Andr茅 to view the private painting collection. But every Parisian knows that the museum has one of the best high teas in the whole city.

Claim a Picnic Spot

35, Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, Paris 75018

Nothing is more quintessentially Parisian than a picnic with wine, a baguette, and cheese. It鈥檚 stereotypical to go picnic beneath the Eiffel Tower, so make the resolution to picnic like a Parisian. For a view that鈥檚 no less fantastic 鈥 but slightly less touristy 鈥 head to Montmartre at night. Climb up the steps and sit in front of the Sacre Coeur church for one of the city鈥檚 best outdoor parties after the sun sets. (Just be sure to watch your wallet, as pickpockets are known to take advantage of the spot鈥檚 popularity.)

Go to Church

2 Rue Palatine, Paris 75006

While a Parisian may or may not be religious, she undoubtedly has a favorite church in the city. They鈥檙e open to visitors and are among the best places in the city to take a break for a few minutes. We recommend Saint-Sulpice as a less-crowded church with architecture that rivals some of the city鈥檚 most famous spots. Plus: Fans of The DaVinci Code may recognize the sanctuary鈥檚 rose stone.

Spend a Day Wandering

There鈥檚 no activity more Parisian than flaner. It translates to English, more or less, as wandering the city streets. Pick a neighborhood, and spend an afternoon walking around without any aims or motives. Pop into whichever restaurants and shops pique your interest, and turn down whichever roads look inviting. We love the neighborhoods of St. Germain for a leisurely tour through Paris鈥檚 history or Belleville for an edgier walk through Chinatown. Be sure to stroll down the Seine at least once.

Love the Pharmacy

6, Rue Bonaparte, Paris 75006

The Parisian beauty routine is one that has been written about over and over and over again (we鈥檙e obsessed!). Pick up products that will make you glow at any larger pharmacy in the city. And don鈥檛 go it alone! In France, pharmacists can help you get over a cold AND they know which products will work best for your skin. Although any corner pharmacie will have the products you want, head to Buly 1803 for the prettiest packaging on beauty products you鈥檝e ever seen.

Explore the Market Stalls

March茅 des Enfants Rouges, 39 Rue de Bretagne, Paris 75003

In our opinion, the best lunch in the city is a stall in the March茅 des Enfants Rouges called Chez Alain Miam Miam. Not only does the owner Alain make the most savory galette in the city, but he鈥檚 also a jolly force that cracks jokes with everybody who passes through his line. Although, be warned: Around lunchtime, his line can get very, very long.

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