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 9 rue Royale Paris 75008

The renowned luxury silversmith, founded in 1830, offers a full range of tableware, decorative objects and jewelry, including collections by top designers including Gio Ponti, Martin Szekely, Ora Ito and Mathieu Lehanneur.

Galerie du Passage

 20-26 Galerie Vero-Dodat, Paris 75001 Métro: Louvre

Well-known dealer Pierre Passebon opened his two-story gallery in the beautiful covered passage Véro-Dodat in 1991, specializing in late 19th-century, 20th-century and contemporary furnishings and objets d'art, and also contemporary photography.

Brame & Lorenceau

 68 blvd Malesherbes Paris 75008 Métro: St-Augustin

Created 30 yeas ago by a merger of two galleries founded in 1864, now specializing in 19th- and 20th-century paintings, drawings and sculpture, as well as modern and contemporary art, offering works by such artists as Degas, Caillebotte, Blanche, Daumier, Carolus-Duran, Fantin-Latour, Toulouse-Lautrec, Seurat, Sisley and Rodin.

Institut du Monde Arabe

 1 rue des Fossés-St-Bernard Place Mohammed Paris 75005 Métro: Cardinal Lemoine

A museum of Arab and Islamic arts, in a building designed by architect Jean Nouvel, with a permanent collection that extends from early archaeological artifacts to the 20th century. Regular temporary exhibits too. Closed Mon.

Musée de la Musique

 221 ave Jean Jaurès Paris 19th Métro: Porte de Pantin

Within the Cité de la Musique at the Parc de la Villette, a museum displaying 1,000 musical instruments and art objects including some rare and extraordinary items belonging to such musical celebrities as Frédéric Chopin, Django Reinhardt and Frank Zappa. A chronological journey through Western musical forms from the 17th-century to the present day, with a look at different cultures along the way. Closed Mon.
Forge de Laguiole

Forge de Laguiole

 29 rue Boissy d'Anglas Paris 75008

Home of the humble shepherd's folding knife that has become a coveted and trendy accoutrement. Laguiole—pronounced la-yole—is the name of a small town in the Aveyron region of central France, and a generic name for a folding knife made in the vicinity. Whether the blade is stainless steel or high carbon, and the handle in horn, wood, ivory or the aluminum chosen by designer Philippe Starck for one luxury model, the knife made by Forges de Laguiole is a collector's dream.


 49 rue de Rennes, 6th

A wonderful little shop with some of the most delicious scented items in Paris: home fragrances, scented candles, incense, bath products and perfume. The poudre pour aspirateur is a powder that transforms your vacuum cleaner into an ingenious fragrance diffuser.

La Cinémathèque Française

 51 rue de Bercy Paris 75012 Métro: Bercy

Now installed in a building designed by Frank Gehry at the edge of the Bercy park, France's legendary Cinémathèque includes a superb movie museum and a vast film-archive library. Daily screenings and excellent temporary exhibits. Closed Tues.

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.

Musée des Arts et Métiers

 60 rue Réaumur Paris 75003 Métro: Arts et Métiers

Installed in a former medieval abbey, a marvelous presentation of more than 3,000 scientific and technological discoveries and inventions. Closed Mon.


 4 rue de Castiglione Paris 1st Métro: Tuileries, Concorde

Jovoy is dedicated to rare, exclusive and limited-edition fragrances made in small quantities by artisanal perfumers with a very selective distribution. Carrying some 60 small producers, Jovoy is possibly the largest independent purveyor in the world. Along with the perfumes of Maison Jovoy, founded in Paris in 1923 by Blanche Arvoy, the shop carries other vintage brands, contemporary labels, beautifully packaged home fragrances and scented candles.

Galerie Hopkins-Custot

 2 ave Matignon Paris 75008 Métro: Franklin D. Roosevelt

Stéphane Custot and Waring Hopkins specialize in 19th- and 20th-century paintings, drawings and sculpture, including Impressionists and Nabis—Monet, Pisssarro, Sisley, Bonnard, Denis—and such modern and contemporary artists as Picasso, Matisse, Calder Magritte, Warhol and Hockney.
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