Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine
1 pl du Trocadéro et du 11 novembre Paris 16th Métro: TrocadéroOccupying one wing of the Palais de Chaillot, this museum displays impressive, life-size models of the façades of cathedrals and other monuments on the ground floor, with upper floors devoted to medieval and Renaissance murals and stained-glass windows and modern and contemporary architecture. Also houses temporary exhibits. Closed Tue.
28 ave Montaigne Paris 75008Fashion for infants and children doesn’t get much more luxurious than this. Smaller baby boutiques can be found in Le Bon Marché and Galeries Lafayette.
Senteurs de Fée
2 rue des Haudriettes Paris 75003A tiny olfactory haven filled with an aromatic range of room perfumes, scented candles, bath salts and body creams, all made with essential oils.
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.
64 blvd Haussmann Paris 75009With three buildings—Mode, Beauté/Maison and Homme—Printemps offers 27 floors of high-end fashion and home decor, including an entire floor of luxury accessories and a huge selection of beauty products and rare perfumes. As well as a 10 percent discount for individual foreign shoppers (register at the Welcome Service, ground floor, Mode building), Printemps also offers a unique concierge service, at a fee for French clients but free for foreign passport holders. Almost anything within reason can be arranged, from a chauffeured car to visit Versailles to a table at a top restaurant or tickets to the Paris Opéra.
38 rue Tiquetonne Paris 75002A kiddie concept store carrying furniture, mobiles and teddy bears.
47 rue des Martyrs Paris 9th Métro: Saint-Georges/PigalleA gourmet boutique on the chic rue des Martyrs that will assemble just the right beautifully wrapped gustatory gift for any special occasion. Owner Sabine de Soyres, a dedicated gourmande, has scoured France to find the best regional delicacies in four categories: wines and champagnes, flowers, gourmet groceries, and sweets and chocolate. Each of the 50 or so wines available in the store hover around the €10 mark, but Soyres caters to any budget.
6 rue de Furstenberg Paris 75006 Métro: St-Germain-des-PrésA tiny museum in Eugène Delacroix’s former home and studio, with a small collection of the artist’s paintings, drawings and memorabilia. Closed Tues.
75 quai de la Gare Paris 75013 Métro: Quai de la GareContemporary furniture, light fixtures and decorative objects.
La Maison des Trois Thés
1 rue Saint Médard Paris 75005A chic architect-designed boutique and tea shop run by Chinese tea master Madame Yu Hui Tseng. Very expensive, often rare teas for the tasting.
A la Mère de Famille
35 rue du Faubourg Montmartre Paris 75009The city's oldest candy shop has been in the same lovely chandelier-lit boutique since 1761. The shop's vintage feel, coupled with a modern mission, give an irresistible flavor to their chocolates, caramels, marshmallows and more.
Louvre des Antiquaires
2 place du Palais Royal, Paris 75001 Métro: Palais RoyalA vast, three-story building with 250 galleries covering some 30 different areas of expertise, from archaeology, coins and stamps to medieval manuscripts, Art Deco furnishings and fine jewellery.