Galerie J. Kugel
25 quai Anatole France Paris 75007 Métro: Assemblée NationaleMuseum-quality medieval to 19th-century antiques of all kinds, from furniture and sculpture to jewelry and scientific instruments, displayed in a spectacular 19th-century Left Bank mansion run by fifth-generation dealers Nicolas and Alexis Kugel.
Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaisme
Hôtel de Saint-Aignan 71 rue du Temple Paris 75003 Métro: Hôtel de VilleA beautifully renovated 17th-century private mansion in the Marais district, converted into a museum of Jewish art and history. Closed Sat.
9 rue Royale Paris 75008The 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.
Maison de Victor Hugo
6 place des Vosges Paris 4th Métro: Saint Paul, BastilleIn the beautiful Place des Vosges, the author's home from 1832-48, with original furnishings, paintings, manuscripts and memorabilia. Closed Mon.
41 rue du Four Paris 75006A trendy fashion leader in handbags and luggage since it was first launched by designer Jean Marlaix in 1954, now run by his son Frédéric Marlaix. Other branches are located at 12 rue Tronchet and 11 rue Faubourg Saint-Honore in the 8th arrondissement; 74 rue de Passy in the 16th; and in the commercial centre attached to the Tour Montparnasse.
37 rue de Grenelle, 7th; 21 rue du Mont Thabor, 1st; 140 ave Victor Hugo, 16th;Three shops offering a selection of 17 special edition perfumes created by 9 renowned “noses”. Customers can test a whiff of the fragrances vaporized in tall glass cylinders, or a unique olfactory machine at the Victor Hugo address.
Place Georges Pompidou Paris 75004 Métro: ChâteletFrance’s national museum of modern and contemporary art, with works from the mid-20th century to the present day, in the once-controversial inside-out building by architects Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano. Closed Tues.
Comptoir de la Gastronomie
34 rue Montmartre Paris 75001A 19th-century épicerie with an Art Deco decor offering delicacies from truffles, foie gras and moutarde aux cèpes to Calvados, Armagnac and Champagne. Also serves a fine gourmet lunch.
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.
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.
40 blvd Haussmann Paris 75009Galeries 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.
5 rue d'Alger Paris 75001The parfumerie of the man who created the "scent of money" for French artist Sophie Calle, and in the summers of 2007 and 2008 he filled the fountains at the Château de Versailles with the fragrance of strawberries, melon and pears. Also offers scented bubble bath for kids and scented, monogrammed leather wristbands.