68 ave des Champs-Elysées Paris 75008The beautiful original shop of the classic perfume and cosmetics house, opened in 1914 and renovated several years ago, with an upstairs hallway entirely covered in gold mosaic and a crystalline perfume fountain for refilling your flacons. There’s also an excellent beauty institute.
62 Rue de Lille Paris 75007 Métro: Solférino.The renowned national museum housed in a Belle Epoque railroad station brilliantly transformed by architect Gae Aulenti, focused on Western art from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century, including the Impressionists, Manet, Van Gogh and Gauguin. Closed Mon.
French in ParisI am a French tutor & French Teacher (French Native) living in Paris with more than 25 years of experience teaching French to non-native speakers from all over the world and from all walks of life. After studying and teaching in the UK for several years, I returned to France to create French In Paris with the aim of delivering customized lessons tailored to the needs of all those who want to learn French no matter their level. References upon request.
18, rue de Montpensier, 75001 ParisOdile Texier is an interior designer based in Paris who draws on her prodigious visualization capacities to imagine a new décor that is in harmony with the present architecture and the highly personal tastes of the client.
4 rue de Bretonvilliers, Paris 75004 Métro: Sully-Morland and 11 rue Bonaparte, Paris 75006 Métro: St. Germain des PrésAs well as his original gallery on the Left Bank, Art Deco and Art Modernes pecialist Dutko has also opened a big new space on the Ile Saint Louis, both designed by star architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. On the roster: Pierre Chareau, Paul Dupré-Lafon, Jean-Michel Frank, Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, Marino Marini.
34 blvd Saint Germain Paris 75005Famous for scented candles in more than 50 fragrances—expensive but exceptional.
97 rue des Martyrs Paris 75018Forty years of experience in the acquisition and restoration of precious antique frames, mirrors, and especially antique barometers has cinched Gillery's reputation.
Jugetsudo By Maruyama Nori
95 rue de Seine Paris 75006A small Japanese tea salon and boutique beautifully designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and run by the 150-year-old Tokyo firm Maruyama Nori, with a long counter for sipping tea with pastries, a selection of teas, traditional teapots and porcelain cups, and bamboo everywhere. Saturday tea ceremonies downstairs.
Zadig & Voltaire
20 rue de Turenne, 40 blvd Haussmann, both in 4th 1 rue du Vieux Colombier, 6thSuper-casual and cool, androgenous looks for men and women, along with cashmere and knitwear, accessories and childrenswear.
Georges & Co.
138 quai de Jemmapes 75010 ParisThe lustrous shop on the boutique-lined rue du Bac is devoted to the highest-quality contemporary materials manufactured in France and Europe for correspondence, diary-keeping, calligraphy, announcements, invitations and anything else that involves writing by hand. There’s an “ink bar” with refillable bottles in a rainbow of colors, a section for deluxe leather goods—notebooks, diaries, agendas, address books—and a tempting array of pens, elegant paper and envelopes in various weights and colors.
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.
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.