61 rue d’Hauteville Paris 10thHandbag designers Benoît Jamin and Isabelle Puech opened their first boutique in 1996 after designing bags for Chanel, Balmain and Karl Lagerfeld, and their bags quickly became hallmarks for the fashion set. The fanciful limited-edition bags are handmade in leather, raffia or embroidered fabric, with decoration in all-natural materials—wood, seeds, horn, bone, shells and beads. Several shops in Paris (check our listings) including this inventory boutique for bargain-hunters.
5 rue de Vivienne Paris 75002, Métro: Bourse and 11 quai François-Mauriac, 75013 Paris, Métro: Quai de la GareThe French national library, offering regular temporary art and history exhibits, now divided between the 19th-century Richelieu site and the new glass towers of the Mitterrand site. Both locations closed Sun am and Mon.
213 rue Saint Honoré Paris 75001The first concept boutique in Paris, still cooler-than-thou, offering an eclectic selection of books, jewelry, trinkets, gadgets, cosmetics, scented candles, designer accessories and clothing for men and women.
École Suisse Internationale
10 rue des Messageries 75010 Paris FranceEcole Suisse Internationale – Paris – Programs starting from €270 per week (for 18 +) – Standard, intensive, Business French… – Cultural activities, housing from €192per week
2-4 place St Sulpice, 6th; 108 blvd Saint Germain, 6th; 91 rue de Rennes, 6th; and othersOne of the city’s newest chocolate stars, Roger is an artist who sculpts eye-popping seasonal window displays. His silky, intensely flavorful chocolates come in a huge variety, but his palet d’or, a square of dark ganache enveloped in a thin coating garnished with gold leaf, is a masterpiece.
Musée National de la Marine
17 place du Trocadéro Paris 75016 Métro: Trocadéro.France’s impressive maritime museum, with superb scale models of historic galleys and ships from the 17th century to the present day. and remnants of the ornately gilded royal vessel of Louis XIV.
152 Boulevard Haussmann, 75008 ParisA gallery founded by Jeanne Aaron in 1923 and now run by third-genenration expert Hervé Aaron, one of the city’s top dealers in museum-quality 17th- to 19th-century paintings, furniture, and objets d’art.
10 rue Charlot Paris 75003Dominique Picquier, who trained as an architect but reinvented herself as a textile designer, creates beautiful floral and vegetal prints as well as purses, evening bags and carry-ons in the season's best-selling fabrics.
Atelier du Bracelet Parisien
28 place du Marché Saint Honoré Paris 75001A small shop specialized in watchbands and small leather goods in a large range of skins, styles and colors, both ready-to-wear and custom-made.
Galerie Patrice Trigano
4 bis rue des Beaux-Arts, Paris 75006 Métro: St-Germain-des-PrésModern and contemporary art, offering works by Botero, Derain, Hartung, César, Arman, Hundertwasser, Red Grooms and Magdelena Abakanowicz.
4 rue de Castiglione Paris 1st Métro: Tuileries, ConcordeJovoy is dedicated to rare, exclusive and limited-edition fragrances made in small quantities by artisanal perfumers with a very selective distribution. Carrying some 60 small producers, Jovoy is possibly the largest independent purveyor in the world. Along with the perfumes of Maison Jovoy, founded in Paris in 1923 by Blanche Arvoy, the shop carries other vintage brands, contemporary labels, beautifully packaged home fragrances and scented candles.
5 place de la République Paris 75003A luxurious range of 100 percent organic beauty products and perfumes in retro glass bottles and stylish packaging.