this week’s instagram worthy account is both a beautiful account to follow and a valuable resource for an incredible insider’s travel guide. founded by french journalist @valentinecinier, meet @guidepapier, halfway between a book and a travel magazine it’s your confidential guide to life, food, and travel all over france, but specifically, basque country, brittany, and provence. the @guidepapier lists cafes and restaurants, hotels and shops, and beautiful scenic spots we might otherwise not know about.

@guidepapier comes from valentine’s a micro-publishing house editions papier, based in biarritz, specializing in travel, art, and gastronomy with new guides published frequently, sharing confidential addresses, or what’s really a french local’s trip to france — which is my favorite way to travel. to keep updated, follow @guidepapier on instagram for announcements of coming issues and visit the website to shop for current guides. note: the guides are published in french, but the beautiful photography speaks for itself, and all names and addresses of the locations featured are listed so they’re easily accessible. they’re also sold stateside in over a dozen of shops in new york city, los angeles, and san francisco, and here is where they can be shopped all over the world. bon voyage!

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• photography credits: all photos courtesy of @guidepapier; photographers are listed as follows: @valentinecinier; @papi.aime.mamie; @thomasaulagner; @hungrybelly.biarritz; @mickaelbandassak; @frenchtrotters.

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