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Au Nain Bleu

 252 blvd Saint-Germain Paris 75007

The city’s most famous toyshop, with a vast selection of playthings deluxe.

Galerie Downtown

 33 rue de Seine, Paris 75006 Métro: Odéon

François Laffanour specializes in 20th-century European and American furniture and decorative arts, including works by Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier.

Mémorial de la Shoah

 17 rue Geoffroy l’Asnier Paris 75004 Métro: Saint Paul

A memorial and documentation center dedicated to the history of European Jews and the Holocaust, holding regular temporary exhibits. At the entrance is the Wall of Names, inscribed with the names of 76,000 deportees. Closed Sat.

Maison de Balzac

 47 rue Raynouard Paris 75016 Métro: Passy

19th-century author Honoré de Balzac's home from 1840-47, displaying original manuscripts and memorabilia.

Dalia and Rose

 9 rue du Marché Saint-Honoré Paris 75001

Former fashion model Clélia Moretton champions "ethical luxury" at her bijou concept store Dalia and Rose, where she showcases glamorous Aquaverde jeans, silver talisman jewelry from Niger and luxurious alpaca accessories for both sexes by the Bolivian fair-trade brand Andes Made.


 40, Bld Haussman, 75007 Paris 21, rue Marbeuf, 75008 Paris

Ultra-upmarket children’s clothing, mostly in subdued shades of ivory and beige, along with solid-silver rattles and gold jewelry for tiny tots. Well known for giant plush polar bears in the window displays.

Le Bon Marché

 24 rue de Sèvres Paris 75007

Founded in 1852, it’s the oldest of the major department stores, and the only one on the Left Bank, now owned by luxury goods group LVMH and catering to an upmarket crowd, with cutting-edge designer labels and custom-made suits for men.

Musée Bourdelle

 18 rue Antoine Bourdelle Paris 15th

In the gardens and studios where Bourdelle (1861–1929) lived and worked, an exceptional collection of plaster casts, bronzes and marble sculptures—some of them monumental in size—created by the man who was an assistant to Rodin as well as a teacher of Giacometti and others. Closed Monday.

Musée Maillol–Fondation Dina Vierny

 59-61 rue de Grenelle Paris 75007 Métro: Rue du Bac

A museum established by Dina Vierny, who as a very young woman was the model and muse of sculptor Aristide Maillol. The permanent collection offers Maillol sculptures and drawings, along with works by Gauguin, Bonnard, Denis, Redon and Kandinsky, and Vierny’s own collection of modern primitive artists. Open daily except on Christmas and Jan 1. Closure for renovation.

Musée Rodin

 19 boulevard des Invalides Paris 75007 Métro: Varenne.

Displayed in a former private mansion, its gardens and chapel, a major collection of sculpture, sketches, engravings and paintings by Auguste Rodin, along with works by his student Camille Claudel and paintings and sculpture from the artist’s own eclectic collection. Closed Mon.

Galerie Schmit

 396 rue St-Honoré, Paris 75001 Métro: Concorde

One of the top galleries in town, run by third-generation owner Manuel Schmit, offering museum-quality paintings by 19th- and 20th-century French masters, including Manet, Monet, Degas, Renoir, Matisse, Caillebotte, Boudin, Seurat, Signac, Sisley, Redon and Vuillard, along with Klee, Miró, Modigliani and Jongkind.

The Different Company

 10 rue Ferdinand Duval Paris 75004

High-end niche perfume company created by Jean-Claude Ellena and his daughter Céline.
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