Nature et Découvertes
Carrousel du Louvre, 99 rue de Rivoli Paris 75001Interactive calendars, magnetic puzzles, inflatable globes and build-your-own catamaran sets should help you keep the children occupied!
146-148 Galerie de Valois, Palais Royal Paris 1stCorto Moltedo, the trendy flagship store showcasing the luxury bag line launched by American-Italian designer Gabrielecorto Moltedo, is the latest haven of Palais Royal hip. Moltedo describes his aesthetic as "pop-luxe" chic, combining the best of ancestral Italian craftsmanship (his parents were owners of Bottega Veneta) with exotic skins, sumptuous leathers and vibrant colors. More reasonably priced travel accessories include funky laptop cases shaped like giant cassette tapes.
Musée de la Monnaie
11 quai de Conti Paris 75006 Métro: Pont Neuf/Odéon.The museum of the French national mint, with coins, medals, jewelry and sculptures.
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.
16 blvd des Capucines Paris 75009Really useful home equipment, from feather dusters to shopping carts, and great foldup, ecologically friendly shopping bags to tuck into purse or pocket and unfold when needed.
16 rue Elzévir 75003 Paris Métro Saint-PaulThe most beautiful confiserie-pâtisserie in Paris, and the first Paris offshoot of the exquisite Meert pâtisserie and tea salon in Lille, founded in 1761. Meert’s fame centers on its unique version of the gaufre, a delicate waffle native to the old region of Flanders, treasured for its sublime cream center perfumed with Madagascar vanilla. The boutique also carries chocolates and jams and, on Saturdays only, delicious pastries.
8 rue Elzévir Paris 3rd Métro: St-Paul, Rambuteau or Chemin VertA remarkable collection of 18th-century furnishings and art assembled by the founder of the Samaritaine department store, now housed in a 16th-century mansion in the Marais. Closed Mon.
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.
Comptoir de l’Homme
5-7 rue de Tournon Paris 75006Cosmetics, fragrances, grooming and skin care products for men.
248 rue de Rivoli Paris 75001A wide selection of books in English as well as international newspapers and magazines. Great travel section.
Maison de la Truffe
19 Place de la Madeleine Paris 75008Has a superb tasting menu that offers tuber-based delicacies such as scallop carpaccio with Brumale truffles, and a shop for gourmet gifts including truffle-infused Armagnac.
18 et 20, rue Coquillière 51, rue Jean- Jacques Rousseau - Paris 75001The professional kitchen and culinary equipment store par excellence. It’s well worth a visit even if you’ve no intention to buy.