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Musée Picasso

 5 rue de Thorigny Paris 75003 Métro: Saint Sébastien Froissart.

An extensive collection of Picasso’s paintings, sculptures, collages and ceramics, in a splendid 17th-century private mansion in the Marais district.

Little VIP

 1 rue Saint Simon Paris 75007

Childrenswear from a range of trendy labels including Kids Case and Bill Tornade.
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Centre Commercial

 2 rue de Marseille Paris 75010 Métro Bonsergent

Near the Canal Saint Martin, a shop dedicated to fair trade, the organic and the environmentally friendly, with Danish fishermen's sweaters, Aveyronnais shepherd's leather bags, Veja sneakers made from ecological cotton and Amazonian rubber from Brazil. It's all bobo chic, contemporary and timeless.

Bernard Steinitz

 77, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré Paris 75008

Founded in 1968 by Bernard Steinitz, who now works together with his son Benjamin, one of the city’s best known galleries for top-level 17th- and 18th-century furniture and objets d’art, including exceptional carved wood panelling.

Maison de la Prasline Mazet

 37 rue des Archives Paris 75004 Métro: Rambuteau

In 1903, a young confectioner named Léon Mazet bought the recipe for the French praline, a confection created in 1636 made with roasted almonds caramelized in sugar, and started up his own shop in Montargis—Maison de la Prasline Mazet. He later opened a shop in Paris that closed in 2010. Now Mazet is back with a charming new boutique, using the pink, gold and citron tins that date to the shop’s beginnings. Freshly-made pralines and chocolates, along with many other delicious sweets.

The Different Company

 10 rue Ferdinand Duval Paris 75004

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

Crèmerie Quatrehomme

 62 rue de Sèvres Paris 75007

Marie and Alain Quatrehomme stock about 200 perfectly-ripened cheeses in their bright and busy Left Bank shop, where the staff is particularly friendly and helpful.

Crypte Archéologique du Parvis Notre-Dame

 7 place Jean-Paul II Parvis Notre-Dame Paris 4th Métro: Cité, Saint Michel

Under the square in front of Notre Dame cathedral, the archeological remains of the ancient Gallo-Roman city, discovered during excavations between 1965 and 1977. Vestiges of streets and houses, with scale models showing the evolution of the city from the Roman era. Closed Mon.

Galeries Lafayette

 40 blvd Haussmann Paris 75009

Galeries Lafayette spreads through three buildings on Boulevard Haussmann: The main Coupole building is the store’s fashion central, with affordable designs alongside upscale goods—and free fashion shows every Friday afternoon—as well as an enormous children’s concept store. Home decor is in Lafayette Maison and menswear in Lafayette Homme.

Spree

 16 rue de La Vieuville Paris 75018

A terrific inventory of big-name designers—Isabel Marant, Comme des Garçons and Tsumori Chisate—alongside labels you've never heard of. There's also a selection of accessories, jewelry, modern furniture and lighting; original artwork by local artists completes the gallery atmosphere.

Musée de l’Orangerie

 Jardin des Tuileries Paris 75001 Métro: Concorde.

The beautifully renovated museum in the Tuileries Gardens is famed for its spectacular series of Monet’s Water Lilies and the Walter-Guillaume collection of late 19th- and early 20th-century art, including works by Cézanne, Renoir, Matisse and Derain. Closed Tues.

Artazart

 83 quai de Valmy Paris 75010

Hypercool bookstore for magazines and coffee-table books devoted to fashion, art, photography, calligraphy and interior design.
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