The ultimate guide to being cool in Paris
Yes, it's tough to be cool - especially in Paris. Some people might argue that you've either got it or you don't - but we disagree. Read through these tips from young Parisians and you might just be able to take your cool level up a few notches. Bonne chance.
Smoking: Now, we don't want to encourage anyone to start a habit, because we all know that smoking isn't really cool. But in Paris, the cigarette is still a must-have fashion accessory for many of the "cool" young folk. While France has a somewhat unfair and exaggerated reputation for being the chimney of Europe, smoking rates among its young people are actually rising. In Paris, pretty much everyone between the ages of 15 and 30 seems to turn into a social smoker once they have company. "Lean against a wall and hold the cigarette between your thumb and forefinger," was the instruction given to us from a Parisian.