How To Be Parisian

How To Be Parisian

Wherever You Are


Four fabulous, smart, savvy French women offer up their highly amusing insider take on Parisian life, love and liberty. Full of personal anecdotes, life lessons and photographs, this is the only guide you'll need to channelling your inner Parisienne and oozing that certain 'je ne sais quoi'...

'This saucy guide to French chic has a charming authorité. It's also curiously persuasive' --

'Lighthearted fun' -- ***** Reader review
'Full of quirky charm and one-liners' -- ***** Reader review
'A charming book, truly French' -- ***** Reader review
'This book just makes me fall in love with Paris even more than before' -- ***** Reader review
'Couldn't put this book down since I picked it up' -- ***** Reader review
'Better read with a glass of wine than a cup of tea' -- ***** Reader review
How To Be Parisian brilliantly deconstructs the French woman's views on culture, fashion and attitude.

Bohemian free-thinkers and iconoclasts, Anne Berest, Caroline De Maigret, Audrey Diwan and Sophie Mas cut through the myths in this gorgeous, witty guide to Parisienne savoir faire.

These modern Parisiennes say what you don't expect to hear, just the way you want to hear it.
They are not against smoking in bed, and are all for art, politics and culture, making everything look easy, and going against the grain. They will take you on a first date, to a party and through a hangover. They will tell you how to be mysterious and sensual, make your boyfriend jealous, the right way to approach weddings and the gym, and they will share their address book in Paris for where to go at the end of the night, for a birthday, for a smart date, for vintage finds and much more.

Full of wit and self-deprecating humour, and full of life lessons, photographs and personal anecdotes, How To Be Parisian explains those confusing subjects of clothes, makeup, men, culture and lifestyle as only a true Parisienne can.


  • This saucy guide to French chic has a charming authorité. It’s also curiously persuasive.
    Jo Ellison,

About the authors

Anne Berest

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Audrey Diwan

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Caroline de Maigret

Caroline de Maigret studied literature at the Sorbonne before moving to New York to model. She returned to Paris in 2006 to found her music label. De Maigret has been an ambassador for Chanel since 2012, and supports women worldwide through the NGO CARE. In 2014, she became a muse for Lancôme.
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Sophie Mas

Sophie Mas was born and raised in Paris. After graduating from Sciences Po and HEC, she started her own film company and now works as a producer in Los Angeles, New York and São Paulo.
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