Set to wed May 24, the bride-to-be has made lots of trips to the City of Light with her fiancé. When they’re in town, the lovebirds make sure to hit up all their favorite haunts, including famous design houses and French-food hot spots near Place de la Concorde.
First stop at the pair’s home away from home? Five-star accommodations. West has been a longtime client at Paris’s most exclusive residence hotel, which boasts an A-list guest membership that has included Leonardo DiCaprio and Beyoncé. The pricy pad requires pre-acceptance just to access the hotel website, and rates run from 1,500 to 15,000 euros per night for the sky-view penthouse with a terrace.
When it comes to fashion, Kardashian and West enjoy close relationships with famous designers, such as Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci, Stéphane Rolland, Karl Lagerfeld and Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing.
“They’ve visited many times,” one design-house source tells PEOPLE. “Kanye will sit and talk about the art and styling for hours. He’s knowledgeable, and Kim has been quietly visiting here for years, spending time in the atelier where the dresses are made. She’s really interested in the process and is fascinated by the hand work and the details.”
Though the French are famous for their food, Kardashian and West have narrowed down their favorites. They consistently choose the same two restaurants, grabbing lunch at popular bistro L’Avenue followed by fancy cheeseburgers at Ferdi’s.
And who can visit Paris without indulging in a little – or a lot of – shopping? Kardashian stocked up on goodies for baby North, 11 months, last year. The two also make sure to pop into their main shopping spot, Balmain, where sources say they rang up more than $25,000 in pre-wedding accessories and gift purchases back in April.
Whether they’re nailing down final wedding details or getting fitted for custom clothes, the soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. West seem to love everything about the City of Light.
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