Always one to take the road less travelled Paris Hilton has stepped out with the latest fashion must-have - her very own Buddhist monk, complete with flowing orange robes and a mane of grey hair.

The bizarre duo were spotted wandering around LA, taking time to pop into a spiritual book shop and a luxury hotel.

The 27-year-old went for and understated look, with a demure white outfit as she browsed the shelves of the Bodhi Tree bookstore.

The hotel-heiress has been attempting change her party-girl image and it looks as if the ageing monk is giving her a helping hand.

Paris leaped to worldwide fame in 2003 when a sex tape featuring her and ex-boyfriend Rick Saloman appeared on the internet.

In June last year, she served 22 days in jail after being found guilty of driving with a suspended license.

Paris and her "guru" sat down to read a book called "The Path to the Painted Shaman" and the Hollwood celebrity appeared to be listening intently to what he had to say.

The monk also persuaded Paris to give away a piece of diamond jewellery as they wandered the streets together.