Your Travel Guide To France

Your Travel Guide To France

I frequently ask you all what event you need styling help with, and often there are things that are similar or the same. Like gender reveal parties, bridal showers, formal weddings. Though within the past two weeks and odd request has popped up multiple times, and since I adore France…I decided to put together your travel guide to France. Outfits included! I’ve thought about outfits that span from Paris to Provence down to the beaches of Nice. Don’t forget to also check out my wardrobe guide to Italy for more outfit inspiration!


If you’re starting off in Paris and have never been, I’d take a day to go to the major sites. The city is far more walkable than you may think, just make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes. Many of the main sites can be quite crowded on the weekend, so try to see things during the weekday. Keep in mind some museums and shops will be closed on particular days of the week. I always love a visit to Galeries Lafayette and you’ll want to make sure to check out the shops around Place Vendôme. You can easily see much of the city in three days, but I like to spend at least five to really take my time. Especially when that means extra time at Marche aux Puces de St-Ouen. It’s a flea market, but one vendor in particular has spectacular mirrors that are to die for.

Loire Valley

A relatively easy drive or train ride from the city, this region is a great option for a quick getaway from the city. There are wineries all around, and many places offer reservations for tastings. There are even ones that have old cellars that you can take a bike tour around. Make sure you take layers, as the underground caves can be cool even in the summer.


Probably the most charming of the areas, you’ll fall in love with tree-lined boulevards and quaint little villages. The pace is much more slow and quiet here, but it is well worth the trip. As with all the cities, make sure to check out the cathedrals along the way. There is something so special and spectacular about them! If you happen to be staying a few days, try to schedule it around a market day. Even if you don’t have a way to cook, it’s well worth the stroll and site seeing.


I visited here when I was younger, and I’d like to go back to explore the area. You’ll be on the water and experiencing the glamour of the French Riviera. Make sure your hotel has beach access and chairs available, otherwise it is not ideal to have to find a spot. It’ll be well worth the money spent to ensure you have a relaxing time at the beach. Nice is known for having a vibrant night life, so make sure to take an outfit for a night of fun.

There are many more places you can go in France, and absolutely should! This isn’t a complete list but it is certainly somewhere to start. If you are heading to a particular region, reach out and I might have some specific recommendations for you according to your likes and wants. Above all, have the most wonderful time abroad. Eat lots of cheese. Drink lots of wine!

Jess Cathell

Jess Cathell is an Atlanta based lifestyle and interior creator, designer, and tastemaker. With years of experience in home decor and a portfolio ranging from farm house to the beach, Jess is known for creating balanced spaces with notes of the unexpected. Inspired by the fusion of traditional elements with bold contemporary design, she has developed a clear transitional style. Her most recent work can be found in the Atlanta Magazine as a tribute to the modern home work space. She has collaborated with brands such as Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, and is continually looking to connect with local and sustainable sources.

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