Sure, you can emulate the life of a French girl via certain athleisure choices, skin-care techniques, and post-workout hair styles while stateside—but to really step into the super-chill lifestyle (a nice, healthy respite for stateside Type-As), you straight-up have to visit France. Brush off your middle school French, download Duolingo, and get ready to do Paris like actress Anna Karina (or really any Jean-Luc Godard heroine) would.
To find the best stays, you could hit crowd favorite Airbnb, or you could try its chic, sophisticated cousin, Onefinestay. It’s basically a Pinterest-on-steroids version of a home-sharing site (read: more expensive than Airbnb). It also gives you the option to upgrade to some of the conveniences of a hotel (amenities, room service, etc.) for optimal stress-free travel.
For your Parisian getaway, I went deep into the site (you’re welcome), and uncovered some amazing finds: airy lofts, opulent Versailles-esque apartments, and greenery-filled town houses where you can bask in the je ne sais quoi and hit your French-girl goals.
Take a tour through these chic Parisian homes below.
When in Europe, you could also take a breather in its least-visited country and stay on the lookout for Wes Anderson–esque Instagram shots.