39 rue Brochant Paris 17thIn the trendy Canal Saint Martin district, a shop where owner Anne Beaurain makes gorgeous hats, handbags, scarves and jewelry. This is the place for finding superb gifts, or for just spoiling yourself. Closed Sun-Mon.
Galerie Aveline/Jean-Marie Rossi
94 rue du Fbg St-Honoré Paris 75008 Métro: MiromesnilOne of the city's best-known dealers in exceptional 17th- to 19th-century furniture, paintings, and objets d’art, beautifully displayed in a vast gallery on the Place Beauvau.
Musée Gustave Moreau
14 rue de La Rochefoucauld Paris 75009 Métro: TrinitéA small museum in the former home of the 19th-century Symbolist artist. Closed Tues.
6 rue de Tournon Paris 75006Beautiful and expensive childrenswear, accessories and fragrances in the huge flagship shop of this international label launched in Paris in 1975 by Marie-France and Bernard Cohen. Installed in a 17th-century private mansion surrounding a courtyard garden, the shop includes a life-sized log cabin playhouse and a chic café-restaurant downstairs.
Place Georges Pompidou Paris 75004 Métro: ChâteletFrance’s national museum of modern and contemporary art, with works from the mid-20th century to the present day, in the once-controversial inside-out building by architects Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano. Closed Tues.
5 rue d'Alger Paris 75001The parfumerie of the man who created the "scent of money" for French artist Sophie Calle, and in the summers of 2007 and 2008 he filled the fountains at the Château de Versailles with the fragrance of strawberries, melon and pears. Also offers scented bubble bath for kids and scented, monogrammed leather wristbands.
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158 blvd Haussmann Paris 75008 Métro: MiromesnilThe exquisitely decorated mansion of 19th-century magnate Edouard André and his wife Nélie Jacquemart, whose private collection of mostly 18th-century furniture and art also includes Italian Renaissance masterworks by Mantegna and Botticelli. Open daily.
Boutique de l’Assemblée Nationale
7 rue Aristide Briand Paris 75007The charming bookstore and gift shop of the French National Assembly (the House of Representatives), with stationery, office accessories, leather goods, tableware and games, all stamped with the Assembly logo.
L’Ours du Marais
9 Rue Alasseur Paris 75015A shop entirely devoted to teddy bears, dressed up in every conceivable fashion, including full Napoleon regalia.
116 ave des Champs-Elysées Paris 75008Simple, classic and reasonably priced children’s clothing.
Arc en Seine
31 rue de Seine, Paris 75006Opened in 1984 by Christian Boutonnet and Rafaël Ortiz and specializing in the best of Art Deco furnishings, sculpture and objets d'art by desingers including Pierre Chareau, Jean-Michel Frank, Eugène Prinz, Alexandre Noll, Gio Ponti, Alberto and Diego Giacometti.