Cycling Paris with Sabrina

When it comes to colour, Sabrina Guessab (@guessabrina) is not one to shy away. Traversing Paris always in style, Sabrina knows the best spots to cycle, shop, and chill.


If someone only had 24 hours to visit Paris, where would you recommend?

If someone's in Paris for just a day, they should see famous spots like the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Louvre Museum, and Montmartre for its great views.

I feel like they are the most iconic things of the city and the first spots on your to do list! My personal favourite is definitely Rue de L’université with its incredible view on the Eiffel Tower. 


What’s your favourite way to spend a Sunday?

On Sundays, I like to relax and do fun stuff. I might check out a new area, have a late breakfast at a nice café, visit a museum, and then take a walk by the river, especially on the 7th arrondissement, my favourite neighborhood. 

What's a great neighbourhood to explore Paris on your Brompton?

Montmartre is a cool place to ride your Brompton. It has small streets, old buildings, and nice views, so it's really fun to explore on a bike. I recommend going during the weekdays because it gets really crowded on weekends which is going to make it harder to ride the streets because of all the people. 

The Promenade Plantée is a pretty bike path in Paris. It's like a park built on an old train track, and you can see nice things along the way. It’s not known so if you want a calm ride it’s the place to be!

If you want to see less crowded parts of Paris by bike, you could try Belleville or Canal Saint Martin. They have cool cafes, street art, and nice views of the canal. It’s always hard to find empty streets to ride in such a big city like Paris, but isn’t it the charm of it?

Do you have a favourite memory in Paris?

One of my best memories in Paris is watching the sunset from the steps of Sacré-Cœur in Montmartre. You can see all the city lights come on, and it's really beautiful.

Sometimes, there are people playing music around which adds a very iconic vibe that you won’t find anywhere else. 


With all the amazing vintage stores and hidden gems, where are your favourite places in Paris to find unique pieces to add a pop of colour to your wardrobe?

Some of my favourite places in Paris to find unique pieces for my wardrobe are tucked away in charming neighborhoods like Le Marais and Saint-Germain-des-Prés. In these areas, you'll discover a treasure trove of vintage stores and hidden gems, each offering one-of-a-kind finds that add a vibrant pop of colour to my wardrobe.

My personal favourite is KILO SHOP in Odéon, and I would recommend going on early mornings to be the first one to check out their new arrivals ! Last winter, I found my dream leopard fake fur coat over there! 


Spring is in the air! What are your favourite Parisian cafes or gardens to take outfit photos that capture the city's beauty and your colourful style?

When spring arrives in Paris, I love to capture the city's beauty and my colourful style in the picturesque settings of cafes and gardens. One of my favourite spots for outfit photos is Rue Cremieux, with its iconic colourful buildings and Parisian charm.

For a natural backdrop, I enjoy strolling through the Luxembourg Gardens, where the blooming flowers provide the perfect backdrop for vibrant outfit shots.


Where do you draw inspiration for your colourful outfits? Are there any artists, designers, or even places that influence your style?

I draw inspiration for my colourful outfits from a variety of sources, including art, nature, and street style. I love exploring vibrant neighborhoods like the 7th arrondissement and Le Marais, where the colourful facades and eclectic atmosphere spark my creativity.

Additionally, I'm inspired by designers who embrace bold colours and patterns, as well as artists whose work celebrates individuality and self-expression.

Designers like Versace have had a significant influence on my style, inspiring me to embrace colour and creativity in my wardrobe.

Places like the vibrant streets of Paris and the eclectic boutiques of New York City also play a role in shaping my personal style, offering endless opportunities for discovery and inspiration. 

We all know fashion can be sustainable too! Do you have any tips for incorporating sustainable practices into a colourful and vibrant wardrobe?

Incorporating sustainable practices into a colourful wardrobe is easier than you might think! One tip is to invest in timeless pieces made from high-quality materials that will last for years to come. Additionally, consider shopping second-hand or vintage for unique finds that have a smaller environmental footprint. Finally, embrace slow fashion by curating a versatile wardrobe filled with pieces that you truly love and will wear again and again.


Parisian cafes are iconic. Are there any with particularly vibrant decor or outdoor seating that you frequent for photo shoots that capture your love of colour and Parisian charm?

Paris is home to many iconic cafes with vibrant decor and charming outdoor seating areas perfect for photo shoots. One of my favourites is Maison Sauvage, known for the huge plants coming out of the ceiling making the spot feel like a jungle. Another must-visit spot is Café de la Rotonde, famous for its colourful murals and lively atmosphere. These cafes capture the essence of Parisian charm while providing the perfect backdrop for capturing my love of colour and style.


You split your time between Paris and New York, what differences do you find between the culture and vibe in each city?

Paris and New York each have their own unique culture and vibe that make them special in their own way. In Paris, there's a sense of history and tradition blended with modern sophistication, while New York brings energy and diversity with its fast-paced lifestyle and melting pot of cultures.

Both cities offer endless opportunities for exploration and inspiration, but they each have their own distinct charm that sets them apart.


You’ve spent a couple of years in Paris, what would you say to someone who’s reading this and considering moving there?

If you're considering moving to Paris, I would say go for it! It's a city filled with beauty, culture, and endless possibilities. Take the time to explore different neighborhoods, immerse yourself in the local culture, and embrace the slower pace of life.

Whether you're strolling along the Seine, sipping coffee at a sidewalk cafe, or browsing the boutiques of Le Marais, Paris has something magical to offer everyone.



Parisian fashion is known for its elegance, but you bring so much colour and personality to your outfits. How do you adapt your colourful style for cycling around Paris on your Brompton Electric?

Parisian fashion may be known for its elegance, but I believe that adding colour and personality to your outfits is what makes style truly unique. To adapt my colourful style for cycling around Paris on my bike, I opt for comfortable yet stylish pieces like flowy dresses, vibrant tops, and statement accessories. I also prioritize safety by wearing bright colours and reflective gear to ensure visibility on the busy city streets. With a bit of creativity and flair, cycling in Paris can be both fashionable and fun!


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